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HT Punjab news digest: Farmers’ protest, cop’s arrest, blast at crackers godown, gurdwara roof collapse, and gangster’s dilemma

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for June 12.

punjab Updated: Jun 12, 2017 23:01 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times
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Kirti Kisan union members shout slogans against the Central and state government outside DC office in Amritsar on Monday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

After MP, M’rashrta, farmers in Punjab, Haryana hold dharnas, seek debt waiver

The farmers’ agitation spread to Punjab and Haryana on Monday, as thousands of them staged protests across the two states demanding waiver of farms loans and implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report for fixing minimum support price for produce. Read full story here

28 injured, four critically, in blast at crackers godown in Sunam

At least 28 people were injured, four critically, in an explosion at a firecrackers storage godown on Nelowal village road in Sunam around 4.15pm on Monday. Read full story here

One dead, 7 hurt in Panipat gurdwara roof cave-in

A 24-year-old man was killed and at least seven persons, including two children, were injured as the roof of a gurdwara building caved in at Panipat on Monday. Read full story here

Willing to surrender but fear for my life, claims wanted gangster Bhuppi

A day after a senior Punjab Police official met families of gangsters in Sangrur and said the force will help those with criminal background join the mainstream, a wanted gangster on Sunday claimed that cops were harassing his family. Read full story here

4-kg heroin, AK-47, Rs 16 lakh, all seized from Kapurthala cop’s house

The special task force (STF) of Punjab Police on Friday arrested a CIA inspector for his alleged links to drug peddlers and seized a large quantity of drugs, arms and ammunition from his official quarters. Read full story here

Gian Sagar row: BFUHS shifts 200 MBBS students, another 300 to be adjusted on Tuesday

Faridkot-based Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Monday shifted 200 MBBS students of Gian Sagar Medical College, Banur, to other colleges across the state. Read full story here

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First Published: Jun 12, 2017 21:49 IST