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HT Punjab news digest: Colleges in turmoil, the war on drugs, and a threat to Amarinder

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 1.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2017 09:08 PM IST

Deadline ends, Gian Sagar medical college mgmt fails to reply to Punjab govt notice
With the management failing to respond to the notice, the government is left with no option but to cancel all permissions granted to the collage, said sources. An official said the matter to shift 1,500 students will soon placed before the chief minister office for approval. Read full report here

Student suicide: Exams postponed as protests continue at Amritsar’s Khalsa College
A week after suicide by a hosteller for alleged pressure by faculty, the Khalsa College management on Monday announced to postpone final examinations of 7,000 students indefinitely. The exams were scheduled to start on Tuesday, May 2. Read full report here

HT Investigation: For families of ‘addicts’, CCTVs new weapon in war on drugs
It is not only the addicts who are making a “concoction” of drugs in Punjab. It is also the cops — in the first information reports (FIRs). The four-week deadline to “eradicate drugs” given by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s government is over. Read full report here

Power at Rs 5 a unit? Pact with Centre actually demands 14% tariff hike
The power department of Punjab and the state power regulator are in a quandary over giving electricity at Rs 5 a unit to all consumers as announced by chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh. Read full report here

Two soldiers killed as Pakistan opens fire along LoC in J&K
Naib subedar Paramjit Singh, a junior commissioned officer (JCO), and Border Security Force head constable Prem Sagar received critical splinter injuries and were rushed to the Garrison Hospital in Poonch, 250 km from Jammu, where they died. Read full report here

Himachal road transport manager, 4 others held for drug peddling near Shimla
On a tip off, police intercepted the official vehicle of Mahinder coming from Solan towards Shimla. While checking his vehicle, police recovered 4.4kg ‘chitta’ (a colloquial for heroin), a police officer said. Read full report here

Sikh radicals in Canada issue threats to Capt Amarinder, India lodge protest
A threat publicly issued to Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh by pro-Khalistan elements during an event in Surrey city of Canada’s British Columbia province recently has drawn an official protest from India. Read full report here

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