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HT Punjab news digest: Fatehgarh Sahib’s ‘Kudimaar’ tag, narco terror and 19-year-old on top of the world

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 3
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2017 09:30 PM IST

Fatehgarh Sahib fights ‘kudimaar’ tag to emerge district with best sex ratio at birth in Punjab

Fatehgarh Sahib district had the country’s worst sex ratio at birth with 766 girls per 1,000 boys in 2001 but today it has shed its ‘kudimaar (girl killer)’ tag to emerge as the best among all districts in Punjab with a ratio of 945 girls per 1,000 boys. Read full story here

Punjab’s narco terror | The buyer and ‘seller’: Tales of 2 families, of sons living and dead

Sitting in her palatial house in Jangpur village of Mullanpur Dakha, Satwant Kaur says she became the village sarpanch in 2007 when the Akali government came to power. It is around the same time that the village became notorious for drug addicts and dealers. The village has sprawling homes, most guarded by German Shepherds. Read full story here

Bathinda orchestra dancer’s killers got bail two months ago, as cops dropped murder charges

The two accused in the infamous killing of orchestra dancer Janu, who was killed by a gunshot while performing at a marriage party at Maur in Bathinda district, got bail due to a botched-up investigation by the police. Read full story here

New academic session on but no textbooks in Punjab govt schools

Call it irony or anything else. When the students of private schools are fast covering their syllabus, government school students, who mostly belong to poor families, of Classes 1 to 8 have no books to study from. Read full story here

19 years old and on top of the world: Miss Teen Universe 2017 Srishti Kaur comes back home: Click here for pics

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