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HT Punjab news digest: Jalandhar woman tortured in Saudi Arabia returns home, school with one room and more

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from Punjab and the neighbouring northern region for May 31.

punjab Updated: May 31, 2017 21:23 IST
HT Correspondents
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Sushma Swaraj,Sukhwant Kaur,Jalandhar woman sold slave
Sukhwant Kaur being welcomed at Amritsar airport.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Sold in Saudi Arabia, Jalandhar woman returns home to an emotional reunion

Sukhwant Kaur, 55, arrived to an emotional reunion with her husband, Kulwant Singh, and daughter, Ranjeet Kaur, at the Amritsar airport on Wednesday, five months after she left for Saudi Arabia on a tourist visa only to be sold as a slave by a dubious travel agent. Read more

‘I am Bahadur, but not a cook’, says ex-employee of Punjab minister Rana Gurjit

Amit Bahadur, who is now famous as power minister Rana Gurjit Singh’s “cook”, has been in hiding after a controversy erupted over him getting the contract of a Rs 26-crore sand mine in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district. Hindustan Times tracked him down at the Chandigarh office of one of the companies in which he is a director. Read more

This govt school in Punjab’s Sultanpur Lodhi has only one room for 130 students

Contradicting the tall claims of the Congress government of taking stern steps to streamline school education in the state, over 130 students of a government primary school in Sultanpur Lodhi have to make do with just one room in the school. Read more

Two Haryana cops caught stealing melons, terminated from service

A shocking video of two policemen stealing melons from a sabzi mandi in Safidon town of Jind district of Haryana has surfaced, bringing major embarrassment to the police force. Read more

Khalsa College governing council not keen on heritage tag as UNESCO expert visits campus

Even as the Punjab government has come up with a plan to get the historic Khalsa College building included in the UNESCO’s world heritage site list, the governing council of the college on Wednesday opposed the move. Read more

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First Published: May 31, 2017 21:13 IST