HT Punjab news digest: Ghuggi quits AAP, power problem stays, and a Hyde Park in Chandigarh
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HT Punjab news digest: Ghuggi quits AAP, power problem stays, and a Hyde Park in Chandigarh

Been away? Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from the northern region for May 10

punjab Updated: May 10, 2017 21:17 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Gurpreet Ghuggi,Bhagwant Mann,Aam Aadmi Party
Gurpreet Singh Waraich ‘Ghuggi’ at a press meet where he announced his resignation from AAP in Chandigarh on Wednesday, May 10.(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT)

Ghuggi quits AAP: ‘Can’t work under Mann, party deviating from principles’
“I cannot work under the leadership of a person who has been appointed on the condition that he will not drink (liquor),” said actor-politician Gurpreet Singh Waraich ‘Ghuggi’ as he resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday, two days after he was replaced as the Punjab unit convener to make way for Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann. Read full report here

Punjab power pangs to stay, key thermal plant to remain shut till June-end
The PSPCL, which is planning to sell electricity outside the state, may now have to buy power under the short-term power purchase agreement, which is a costly affair. Read full report here

Watch | Two drunk women tear uniform of cop in Chandigarh
Both were arrested from the main gate of Sector-43 bus stand and were later produced before the court but the court has bailed them out. Read full report here

Jakhar kicks off new innings with note of caution for Punjab Congress, officials
Sunil Jakhar took charge as the new president of the Punjab Congress on Wednesday with notes of caution, both for his party and officers running the government. It was the first official function of the Congress after the new government took over on March 16. Read full report here

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‘Feel like shooting stone-pelters in Kashmir’
Senior Haryana minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday that he feels like shooting those who indulge in such acts against the security forces. Read full report here

Chandigarh to have it’s own Hyde Park in Sector 17 in a year
Hyde Park is the largest of the four royal parks in London and is divided by serpentine and the Long water. In the late 20th century, the park became known for holding large-scare fee rock music concerts. Read full report here

UK to help Punjab fight drug problem
The issues came up for discussion at a meeting between Amarinder and British deputy high commissioner to India Andrew Ayre, who invited the CM to visit the UK to meet industrialists for attracting investments. Read full report here

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First Published: May 10, 2017 21:17 IST