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HT Punjab news digest: From Bluestar anniversary, fear of militancy, to fate of SC students

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from Punjab, the neighbouring northern region and the diaspora for June 5

punjab Updated: Jun 05, 2017 22:02 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Punjab news,Bluestar,militancy
Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel stand guard on the eve of Operation Bluestar anniversary in Amritsar on Monday. (PTI)

Robbers hold 2 girls captive, loot cash and jewellery worth 30 lakh in Jagraon
Three armed robbers looted cash, jewellery and other valuables worth Rs 30 lakh from a house of a grocery store owner after holding his two minor daughters captive in Jagraon on Monday. Read more

Bluestar anniversary: Security forces on toes amid tension among SGPC, radicals
The “parallel” jathedars announced by the radical outfits are also expected to reach the Akal Takht on Tuesday morning to participate in the anniversary of the anti-terror military operation that claimed several lives and left the shrine damaged in 1984. Read more

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SYL canal row: Militancy may return if verdict against Punjab, warns CM
“Amarinder may remain or not, but SYL (Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal) will become a national problem if the final judgement goes against Punjab,” chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh warned. Read more

Punjab’s pvt colleges refuse to enrol SC students on scholarship
Reason: The state government has failed to release its share of Rs 1,250 crore for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic sessions. Read more

Sand mining ‘scam’: Punjab govt admits it allowed auction of 18 mines on single bids
Admitting that it allowed auction of 18 mines on single bids, as only one bidder deposited earnest money (EMD) for these mines, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said it was done after “due deliberation” as these mines entailed a total quantity was 79.78 lakh tonnes. Read more

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First Published: Jun 05, 2017 21:32 IST