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HT Punjab news digest: Jakhar’s resurrection, ‘Faujian Da Pind’ and City Beautiful the cleanest in region

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 4.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2017 08:43 PM IST

Congress bets on Hindu face, Jakhar resurrected as Punjab chief

It was the Hindus who resurrected the Congress in Punjab in the February elections. The party is now paying back the community with compound interest. After making Brahm Mohindra second-in-command in the state cabinet and Rana Kunwar Partap Singh the assembly speaker, the Congress on Thursday passed the baton of the state unit to former leader of opposition Sunil Jakhar. Read full story here

Swachh Survekshan survey 2017: Chandigarh cleanest city in North India, Muktsar dirtiest

Chandigarh is the cleanest city in North India and Muktsar in Punjab the dirtiest, according to the Swachh Survekshan-2017, announced by the government in New Delhi on Thursday. North Indian cities continued to fare poorly on all sanitation parameters. Two of the bottom 10 cities are from Punjab. Cities in the South and West fared better than those in the North. Read full story here

Canadian PM Trudeau’s presence at event with Khalistani flags upsets India

While vitriolic attacks on Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh at the annual nagar kirtan in Vancouver riled the Indian government, there is consternation over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s presence at a Toronto event that featured Khalistani flags and posters of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Read full story here

‘Faujian Da Pind’ angry over mutilation of soldiers’ bodies

Pandori Sidhwan village in Tarn Taran district, is known as ‘Faujian Da Pind’. With around 100 men from the village serving in the army and around as many retired from the army and paramilitary forces makes this village proud. But the recent killings of Indian soldiers by Pakistan army and mutilation of their bodies have made the village residents angry. Read full story here

Haryana assembly passes resolution for a separate high court

The Haryana legislative assembly passed resolution seeking separate a high court for the state on Thursday. The resolution was passed during a special one-day session of the state assembly. Now, the Centre will take a call on the issue. Read full story

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