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HT Punjab news digest: Illegal road outside Channi’s house razed, row over ‘martyrs’ gallery, and faith in freezer

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 5.

punjab Updated: Jul 05, 2017 21:34 IST
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llegal road leading to senior Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi being demolished by Chandigarh MC staff.(HT Photo)

HT Impact | Illegal road built by Punjab minister Channi razed by UT engineering wing

The Chandigarh administration razed the illegal road built by Punjab minister Charanjit Singh Channi outside his official residence in Sector 2. The bulldozers swung into action on Wednesday afternoon. Read full story here

Row over ‘martyrs’ gallery: Despite CM’s objection, Damdami Taksal to go ahead with ‘kar sewa’

Even as Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has objected to setting up a ‘martyrs’ gallery’ inside the Operation Bluestar Memorial at Golden Temple, Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal has decided to go ahead with the ‘kar sewa’ (voluntary service) for this. Read full story here

Langar consumption doubles at Golden Temple as pilgrim count goes up in vacation time

With the summer vacations bringing in extra rush to the Golden Temple, consumption in the round-the-clock langar (community kitchen) has doubled as compared to the average. Read full story here

Faith in freezer: HC allows DJJS to preserve body of sect head Ashutosh

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday allowed Nurmahal-based sect Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) to preserve the body of its head Ashutosh. Read full story here

Court gets Rana Gurjit’s son to vacate rented house in Jalandhar

The civil judge, senior division, Jalandhar, on Wednesday officially gave the possession of the Defence Colony house taken on rent by Rana Inder Partap Singh, son of power and irrigation minister Rana Gurjit Singh, to its owner, a retired army officer. Read full story here

Liquor ban relief in Chandigarh likely after SC observation

In what seems to be a big relief for pubs shut down along Madhya Marg and Dakshin Marg in Chandigarh, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said there was nothing wrong in denotifying state/local highways as district roads within the city. Read full story here

PGI Chandigarh to start course in clinical photography

Clinical photographers are needed in every hospital, medical college, scientific institute and investigative agency; yet there is not even a single institute to provide them a specialised course in their field. Read full story here

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First Published: Jul 05, 2017 21:30 IST