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HT Punjab news digest: Khalistani terror module busted, AAP leaders court arrest and Sushma Swaraj assures help

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from Punjab, the neighbouring northern region and the diaspora for May 30.

punjab Updated: May 30, 2017 21:16 IST
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Family of Sukhwant Kaur briefing the media about the case in Jalandhar.
Family of Sukhwant Kaur briefing the media about the case in Jalandhar. (Pardeep Pandit/HT)

Punjab Cabinet tweaks rules to hire Beant Singh’s grandson as DSP, abolishes ‘kurki’

The Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday decided to remove the chairpersons of all market committees in the state. It also decided to abolish the ‘kurki’ clause that provides for auction of mortgaged property of a farmer who defaults in paying back crop loan. Read more

Jalandhar woman tortured in Saudi Arabia to return tomorrow; family elated after Sushma’s tweet

“It is a moment of immense happiness for me,” said Kulwant Singh, 60, looking relieved after receiving a call from the external affairs ministry on Tuesday morning, informing him about the return of his wife, Sukhwant Kaur, who was sold and tortured in Saudi Arabia for five months. Read more

Sukhbir Badal announces new SAD core committee; first meeting on June 3

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday announced the new core committee of the party. Read more

‘Muddy’ mining contracts: AAP leaders court arrest, demand Rana Gurjit’s resignation

Rejecting the one-man judicial commission, led by Justice (retd) JS Narang, that the Congress government constituted on Monday, Aam Aadmi party (AAP) on Tuesday asked Justice Narang to recuse because of “conflict of interest”. Read more

Punjab police busts Khalistani terror module that had Tytler, Sajjan on hit-list; 4 arrested

The Punjab police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a terror module that allegedly had Congress leaders Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar on its hit-list. Read more

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First Published: May 30, 2017 21:14 IST