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HT Punjab news digest: INLD extends support to Kovind, govt says farmers need not repay loans, and new flights from Chandigarh

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for June 29.

punjab Updated: Jun 29, 2017 21:27 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Ramnath Kovind,Punjab transfers IAS officers,Chandigarh new flights
Presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind along with Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Indian National Lok Dal leader Abhay Chautala at a hotel in Panchkula.(Karun Sharma/HT)

Farmers whose debts waived need not repay loans, says Punjab CM Amarinder

Assuring an early notification to implement the recent budget decision, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the farmers whose loans have been waived stood immediately exempt from repayment of their debts. Read more

Mohali woman in jail for husband’s murder accuses superintendent of molestation; probe on

The prisons department of Punjab has formed a three-member investigation committee after a woman from SAS Nagar, lodged in the Nabha Maximum Security Jail in Patiala district for the murder of her husband, levelled allegations of molestation against jail superintendent Karanjeet Singh Sandhu. Read more

INLD extends support to presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind

National Democratic Alliance presidential nominee Ramnath Kovind, who visited Chandigarh and Panchkula on Thursday to seek support of MLAs and MPs of the BJP in Haryana and Punjab and also of its ally Shiromani Akali Dal, managed to secure the backing of even the principal opposition party in Haryana, Indian National Lok Dal. Read more For photos,click here

Punjab government transfers 1 PCS, 7 IAS officers

The Punjab government on Thursday transferred seven Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and one PCS officer with immediate effect. Read more

‘Banyan leaves, saliva, coins’: How jail inmates charge their mobile phones

News of a security breach inside a jail is common now. Despite tight security arrangements, prisoners have full access to mobile phones in their barracks. Inmates are often caught for using mobile phone inside the prison. But how do they sustain their habit? Read more

Chandigarh to have daily flights to Lucknow, Dehradun from July 17

In further expansion of its domestic service, Jet Airways will start two new flights from Chandigarh International Airport in Mohali, first connecting the local region with Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow and then Uttarakhand’s capital Dehradun, from July 17. Read more

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First Published: Jun 29, 2017 21:24 IST