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HT Punjab news digest: Fine for littering Chandigarh, 4 acquitted in molestation case, and Gurdaspur girls return home

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 18.

punjab Updated: Jul 18, 2017 21:20 IST
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According to new bylaws, a defaulter will be charged for the removal and disposal of waste at the rates decided by the MC.
According to new bylaws, a defaulter will be charged for the removal and disposal of waste at the rates decided by the MC.(HT Representative image)

City Beautiful: Now, you’ll be fined ₹10,000 for littering in Chandigarh’s public places

The next time you are caught littering in public places, be ready to shell out Rs 5,000 in residential areas and Rs 10,000 in commercial establishments.Amending the 1999 by laws, the UT administration on Monday notified the Municipal Corporation (Sanitation and Public Health Amendment Bylaws, 2017), which came into force with immediate effect. Read full story here

All 4 Moga molestation-death case accused walk free

A local court on Monday acquitted four persons, arrested in the infamous 2015 Moga molestation case in which a 13-year-old girl died after being molested and pushed off a moving, following lack of evidence. Read full story here

Ludhiana pastor’s killing: DGP Arora hints at foreign hand

Punjab director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora on Tuesday said there might be a possible connection between the killing of Ludhiana pastor and other high-profile murders in the state, including that of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd) and Namdhari sect matriarch Chand Kaur. Read full story here

Gurdaspur girls who faked selfie death return home

The two Gurdaspur girls, who faked the story of their drowning last week, returned to their homes on Tuesday. Lovepreet, 21, and Nisha, 18, had cooked up the story to flee their homes ‘in search of big money’, Gurdaspur senior superintendent of police BS Virk told reporters. Read full story here

Capt Amarinder approves cash grant for war widows in place of land

Conceding a long pending demand, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday approved a policy change allowing cash grants instead of land for war widows. Read full story here

Chandigarh: CBI arrests IFoS officer in graft case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) member secretary red-handed, allegedly accepting ₹1-lakh bribe at his house in Sector 27 here late on Monday evening. Read full story here

Naked thief hits bank in Pathankot but ignores cash to steal shoes, utensils

A burglary at a State Bank of India branch in Pathankot has left everyone befuddled after the thief made away with the guard’s shoes and some utensils, leaving the money untouched. The strange case of robbery occurred at the branch at Jugial, and was discovered when officials found a broad hole dug up near the rear wall of the bank. Read full story here

‘Jora 10 Numbaria’ shows reality of a gangster’s life, says Deep Sidhu

Based on true events, ‘Jora 10 Numbaria’ is a movie telling the story of a kid who grows up to become a gangster. The film surrounds the events that make him a gangster. , who plays in the film, says, “The film is a journey, telling the story of how that kid becomes Jora.” Read full story here

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