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HT Punjab news digest: Budget on June 20, CBI stops Ram Rahim to fly abroad, and carjacker drives off with child

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for June 7.

punjab Updated: Jun 07, 2017 21:38 IST
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Punjab government,Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh,Operation Bluestar
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and (right) Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. (HT Photo/Twitter)

Captain Amarinder Singh’s govt to present maiden budget on June 20, session from June 14 to 23

The Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in Punjab will present the first budget of its current tenure on June 20. The budget will be for financial year 2017-18. Read full story here

Carjacker drives off SUV of Infosys employee in Panchkula only to find 5-year-old inside

A carjacker drove off an Infosys employee’s Renault Duster from Panchkula’s busy Sector 20 market at 10.15pm on Tuesday night with a five-year-old boy in the back seat. The vehicle thief pointed a pistol at the head of the Infosys engineer’s wife on the second seat but she managed to jump off. Read full story here

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh can’t go abroad for his movie promotion

In another setback to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the alleged rape case, a special CBI court in Panchkula on Wednesday dismissed his application moved last week to visit abroad for the promotion of his movie, Jattu Engineer. Read full story here

HT Clean My Chandigarh Campaign | Markets need a clean sweep

The iconic Sector 17, once considered the heartbeat of the city, looks grimy and unkempt even though it’s a stone’s throw away from the MC office. The Sector 22 market, the first to come up in the city, and its Sector 35 cousin, the youngest kid on the block, are in a better state of cleanliness than Sector 17, but they have their own set of problems. Read full story here

HT Explainer: On Bluestar anniversary, politics behind radicals’ ruckus at Akal Takht

Things didn’t go out of hands this time, but a band of radicals did create a ruckus by disrupting the customary speech of Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh. Pro-Khalistan slogans rent the shrine. HT unravels the politics behind the recurring spat in the Harmandir Sahib. Read full story here

In PGIMER, cancer cases among children have doubled in 8 years

Jumping from one corner of the bed to another, mimicking Hanuman’s cartoon and making animal sounds, a 3-year-old Sachin Pandey (name changed) is as naughty as any other child, but there is one thing, which differentiates him from others- his smile and courage to fight cancer. Read full story here

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First Published: Jun 07, 2017 21:33 IST