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HT Punjab news digest: From female foeticide in Canada, to Chandigarh’s likely first woman SSP

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from the northern region and the diaspora for April 24.

punjab Updated: Apr 24, 2017 21:15 IST
HT Correspondents
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh

Ludhiana court summons CM Amarinder in income tax case

A local courtin Ludhiana on Monday summoned Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh for his appearance in person on July 20 in connection with a case filed against him by the income tax department. Read More

Haryana CM Khattar asks Congress to rein in Capt Amarinder on SYL issue

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday accused the opposition of political gimmicks and said the Congress should prevent Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh from stopping water flow to Haryana through the Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal (SYL) canal. Read More

Punjabis may be carrying out female foeticide in Canada too: Study

Indians are known for their preference for male children, and a new study says some Indian-origin couples living in Canada — mostly those from Punjab and the Hindi heartland — may be practising sex-selective abortion out of a preference for boys. Read More

Sukhbir’s parting gift for Capt: Surplus power, no one to buy it

A month into power, the Captain Amarinder Singh government seems to be at its wits’ end with the parting gift of former deputy CM Sukhbir Badal — power-suplus Punjab! According to state power minister Rana Gurjit Singh, the state has surplus power to the tune of over 3,000 MW from the three private power plants set up by his predeccesor Sukhbir. Read More

Chandigarh likely to get first woman SSP

Chandigarh is likely to get its first woman senior superintendent of police (SSP) after UT administrator VP Badnore recommended to the Union home ministry the name of Punjab-cadre IPS officerJagdale Nilambari Vijay for the post. Read More

Highway liquor ban: Relief ahead for outlets in Chandigarh’s Sector 35, 43 and more?

Liquor outlets in Sectors 35 and 43 and on Dakshin Marg from the JW Marriott roundabout to Tribune Chowk may soon find themselves beyond the purview of the Supreme Court order that has banned sale of liquor within 500 metres of national and state highways. Read More

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First Published: Apr 24, 2017 21:15 IST