A dumping site overflowing with litter in a Jalandhar locality.(HT Photo)
A dumping site overflowing with litter in a Jalandhar locality.(HT Photo)

HT Punjab news digest: Growing in Australia, NEET rules, and spotlight on Swachh survey results

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 5.
Hindustanh Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2017 09:22 PM IST

Punjabi fastest growing language in Australia

Punjabi is the fastest growing language in the Australia, thanks primarily to the fact that Punjabis form a large chunk of Indian skilled migrants and students who live Down Under. This information was shared by Australia’s high commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu, on Friday. Read More

SGPC wants CBSE to allow Sikh candidates wearing religious symbols in NEET

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Kirpal Singh Badungar has written a letter to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairman Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi to ensure the Sikh candidates face no harassment in respect of their ‘kakars’ (Sikh articles) while appearing in examination of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). Read More

IAS-IPS couple offers to look after Kashmir martyr Paramjit Singh’s younger daughter

A Muslim IAS-IPS couple of Himachal Pradesh has offered to look after Khushdeep Kaur, the 12-year-old daughter of naib subedar Paramjit Singh, who was killed by the border action team of the Pakistan army in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector earlier this week. Read More

HT Spotlight | Swachh Punjab a pipe dream, no city in top 100

The third nationwide survey, which evaluated the cities on waste collection, solid waste management, construction of toilets, sanitation strategies and behaviour change communication, had no good news fro Punjab. Though 16 Punjab cities were surveyed, not a single figured among the top 100. HT puts the spotlight on the sorry state of cleanliness in major cities of the state. Read More

Sajjan’s controversial cartoon sparks outrage among Sikhs in Canada

A cartoon carried by Canadian publications showing defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan stewing in a cauldron has sparked outrage among the Sikh community members who say it resembles images of Sikh religious figures who were tortured. Read More

Ludhiana youth bludgeons 8-year-old cousin to death with brick

A 23-year-old youth allegedly bludgeoned his eight-year-old cousin to death with repeated strikes of a brick before burning the boy’s face to conceal his identity and dumping the body on a vacant plot in Ludhiana. Read More

Anmol Rattan Sidhu elected president of Punjab and Haryana HC Bar Association

Anmol Rattan Sidhu has been elected as president of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association. This is his seventh time as president of the association. Read More

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