HT Punjab news digest: Life of a bouncer, fears of a gangster, and the ‘new Badal saab’

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 15

punjab Updated: May 15, 2017 20:58 IST
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Bouncers outside a night club at a mall in Chandigarh.(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo)

Of night clubs and the dark side: Murder in Chandigarh puts spotlight on life of bouncers

It is 10pm on Friday evening in Chandigarh’s Elante Mall. As the crowd warms up to a fun weekend, Danish, a bouncer stationed at the entry of a night club, is at his vigilant best, closely scrutinising the guests before allowing them entry. Stags are almost always turned back. Read full story here

On Punjab police list of gangsters, Faridkot’s Rinka fears fake encounter: ‘I want to change’

He is out on bail and claims that he is no longer involved in any anti-social activity. Yet, Gurcharan Singh ‘Rinka’ of Dogar Basti in Faridkot is on a list 35 gangsters released by the Punjab police recently. “I am shocked,” he said as HT talked to him on Monday. Of those on the list, 21 are proclaimed offenders on the run, while the rest are out on bail. Read full story here

Regional Buzz | The ‘new Badal Saab’, rebel’s advice to Kejriwal, and Jakhar’s self clarification!

“Nawein Badal Saab aaye ne” is how the witty local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu referred to finance minister Manpreet Badal during their visit to Amritsar on Sunday. As the duo addressed a joint press conference and faced questions related to the Badals who ran the show during the previous SAD-BJP regime, Sidhu was quick to direct them to Manpreet. Read full story here

Phagwara road mishap: Unaware of deaths, mother kept praying for her family’s safety

Asha Devi, mother of Surinder Kumar Bajaj, 35, whose car met with an accident on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur highway on Sunday morning, lost consciousness, after bodies of her daughter-in-law Rina, 32, and grandsons Raghav, 10, and Madhav, 8, reached Ludhiana on Sunday evening. Read full story here

Bouncer’s murder: Gangster Gounder says on Facebook that he is not involved

Even as police attempt to zero in on the killers of bouncer Amit Sharma alias Meet, who was shot dead by two assailants in Saketri last week, gangster Vicky Gounder has shared a post on his Facebook page claiming that he was not involved in the bouncer’s murder. Read full story here

‘Father of Wheat Revolution’ DS Athwal passes away

Often called the ‘Father of Wheat Revolution’, agriculture scientist Dilbagh Singh Athwal has passed away in the US, a Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) official said on Monday. He was 89. Read full story here

Fee regulatory panel for medical colleges in Punjab defunct for 6 years: Expert

City-based education expert has written again to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to look into the issue of defunct panel in Punjab since 2010 on regulating fee across private unaided medical colleges. Read full story here

Sukhdev’s 110th birth anniversary: Two groups spar over claim of being freedom fighter’s kin

A major controversy broke out at a state-level function to mark the 110th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Sukhdev, when two groups exchanged heated arguments over their claim to be the revolutionary’s kin. Sukhdev was 23 years old when he was hanged by the British along with Bhagat Singh and Rajguru on March 23, 1931. Read full story here

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First Published: May 15, 2017 20:58 IST