HT Punjab news digest: Costly prospectus of varsities, inmate dies in Mansa jail, and Eid celebrations
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HT Punjab news digest: Costly prospectus of varsities, inmate dies in Mansa jail, and Eid celebrations

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for June 26.

punjab Updated: Jun 26, 2017 21:03 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times
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People celebrating Eid in Sector 20, Chandigarh on Monday.(Karun Sharma/HT Photo)

Higher studies in Punjab: Costly prospectus, high exam fee hit poor students

Costly prospectuses of various universities in Punjab and exorbitant hikes in entrance examination fees over the past few years by various universities in the state are depriving many students of poor sections of the society of higher studies. Read more

Inmate dies in Mansa jail; Akalis blame police, hold protest

Shiromani Akali Dal workers on Sunday blocked the Sardulgarh–Sirsa road to protest the death of a man who was sent to the Mansa jail for allegedly smuggling liquor. Darshan was arrested for allegedly carrying 24 bottles of smuggled liquor from Haryana on Friday. Read more

Medical admissions: Online counselling begins on July 17

Online counselling for admission to undergraduate (UG) courses at medical and dental colleges in the state will begin on July 17. Baba Farid University of Health Sciences on Monday released the schedule, three days after the declaration of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) results. Read more

7 killed including five of family in road mishap near Shimla

Seven persons were killed and five others received injuries after their Bolero Camper jeep fell down a deep gorge near Antravali in Chopal of Shimla district. Read more

Civilian sahayaks for army get thumbs down

Most veterans feel move will undercut bond between an officer and his buddy, which is forged in peace and tested in war. Read more

In pics: A glimpse of Eid celebrations in Punjab. For photos click here

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First Published: Jun 26, 2017 20:57 IST