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HT Punjab news digest: Harjit Sajjan’s viral video, HS Phoolka resigns as leader of Oppn, and Capt’s request to PM Modi

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 11.

punjab Updated: Jul 11, 2017 21:26 IST
HT Correspondents
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Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan.
Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan.(HT File Photo)

Video of Canadian defence minister Harjit Sajjan littering goes viral on social media

Video of Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan caught littering by a Punjabi shop owner in Osoyoos, Canada, has gone viral on social media. Read full story here

HS Phoolka resigns as leader of Opposition in Punjab assembly

Leader of Opposition in Punjab assembly HS Phoolka on Tuesday submitted his resignation from the post to speaker Rana KP Singh. Read full story here

SYL row: Punjab CM Amarinder requests PM Modi to facilitate talks with Haryana

Welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision to give two-month time to resolve the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal row, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday urged the Centre to facilitate dialogue with Haryana for an early resolution of the issue. Read full story here

SYL: PM Narendra Modi calls meeting of Punjab, Haryana CMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting of chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana to reach a negotiated settlement of SYL Canal issue, Centre told the Supreme Court, which on Tuesday asked the two states to ensure there are no protests over the dispute till the matter is pending before it. Read full story here

No GST on langar, ‘prasad’: Finance ministry

The Union government on Tuesday said free food supplied at community kitchens run by religious institutions has been kept outside the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Read full story here

SC dismisses plea against Chandigarh admn for denotifying highways

The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday dismissed a petition challenging Chandigarh administration decision to de-notify highway roads to allow continued sale of liquor from vends within 500 metres of the roads. Read full story here

Bhim Tank murder: SC rejects liquor baron Doda’s bail plea

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the bail application of liquor baron Shiv Lal Doda, accused in the Bhim Sain Tank murder case. Read full story here

‘The Black Prince’ shatters myths about Maharaja Duleep Singh: Satinder Sartaj

The Black Prince, set to release on July 21, will shatter many misrepresentation about the last maharaja of Punjab. Sartaj, who portrays the character of the maharaja, says that the film addresses the issue of how Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his son, Maharaja Duleep Singh, have been misrepresented in history. The actor had visited the Press Club for a media interaction in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Read full story here

3 Sikhs on trial for smuggling 69 turbaned Afghans into UK

Three British Sikhs allegedly helped about 70 Afghan illegal immigrants sneak into the UK using real passports of Sikhs in a £600,000 (Rs 5 crore) conspiracy. Read full story here

HT Spotlight | Chandigarh ‘international’ airport not yet ready for global connectivity

If you think direct flights to US, UK, Canada or even Australia will soon be a reality from Chandigarh International Airport by the virtue of its ‘international’ tag, think again. The airport is still not ready for global connectivity primarily due to the short runway, which has been awaiting expansion for long. Read full story here

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First Published: Jul 11, 2017 21:23 IST

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