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HT Punjab news digest: Capt’s ‘human shield’ tweet, cop’s lewd WhatsApp messages, and Sikh model on Pak ramp

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from the northern region and the diaspora for May 16.

punjab Updated: May 16, 2017 21:24 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times
Bathinda bus fire,Punjab government,Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh
Model Taranjeet Singh, attired as a Sikh bridegroom, at an event in Lahore.((FACEBOOK))

Bathinda bus fire: Bodies of all 3 victims yet to be identified, admn to wait till Thursday

Three days after three persons were charred to death when an air-conditioned bus caught fire at Rampura Phul, 35 km from here, the bodies of the deceased remained to be identified even on Tuesday. The administration now plans to wait till Thursday before cremating them. Read full story here

Kashmir man tied to jeep: Punjab CM jumps the gun on ‘clean chit’, finds support from BJP followers on Twitter

Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has jumped the gun by welcoming the so-called “clean chit” given to an officer who tied a Kashmiri youth in front of a vehicle to avoid attack from stone-pelters. Read full story here

Ludhiana ASI booked for stalking, sending lewd messages on WhatsApp to woman cop

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) has been booked for allegedly making objectionable remarks on a woman constable, stalking her and sending obscene messages over WhatsApp to her mobile phone.Read full story here

Punjab State Cooperative Bank faces pile-up of Rs 5,300 crore as farmers not paying back loans

As the Punjab government has given a long rope to farmers in the state over paying back their crop loans, the Punjab State Cooperative Bank has witnessed a huge pile up of over Rs 5,300 crore in recoveries of loans. Read full story here

Sikh model attired as bridegroom steals the show in Pakistan

The dressing style of a Sikh bridegroom was presented for the first time at a fashion show in Pakistan. The show was organised by Pakistani fashion designers Khadija and Ubaid Khan recently. Read full story here

4 hrs after she bought it, policewoman’s car snatched at gunpoint in Faridkot

Two unidentified men snatched a Maruti-Suzuki Brezza car belonging to a woman constable at gunpoint from outside a local restaurant on Monday night, barely hours after the family bought the vehicle. Read full story here

Fund crunch forces baby Chahat to exit PGI

The nine-month-old baby girl, who is suffering from obesity, might not get treatment as her family is unable to afford Rs 2 lakh. Chahat’s weight is 20 kg, while an ideal body weight of a 9-month-old baby girl, should be between 6.6 - 10.4 kg. Read full story here

Video of in-laws thrashing woman in Ludhiana goes viral

In a barbaric act, brother-in-law (husband’s brother) of a woman along with his family members thrashed a 35-year-old woman in street of New Maya Nagar over a property dispute. The accused dragged the woman in the street, kicked her on her face and pull her hair. Read full story here

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First Published: May 16, 2017 21:11 IST