HT Punjab news digest: Mann to boost AAP’s morale, SC booze ban and minister suspends 2 edu officials
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HT Punjab news digest: Mann to boost AAP’s morale, SC booze ban and minister suspends 2 edu officials

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 9.

punjab Updated: May 09, 2017 21:15 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Bhagwant Mann,NEET,SC booze ban
AAP Punjab president Bhagwant Mann. (HT File Photo)

AAP volunteers need a morale booster, will put new life into party: Bhagwant Mann

A day after being appointed as the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Punjab president, Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday said he would reach out to party volunteers who were feeling low after the assembly poll results. Read full story here

Punjab education minister suspends 2 officials for telling teachers to dress ‘decently’

Upset over the instructions sent to government school teachers to dress ‘decently’, Punjab education minister Aruna Chaudhary on Tuesday ordered the suspension of two officials of her department with immediate effect. Read full story here

3 questions in NEET biology section have more than one correct answer, says expert

day after a couple of national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET) candidates pointed out an error in the biology section, city-based NEET trainer wrote to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) highlighting that three questions in the exam were ambiguous. Read full story here

SC booze ban | Chandigarh admn refuses to change route of NH-21; hoteliers disappointed

Dashing hopes of owners of hotels, restaurants and bars in Sectors 35 and 43 and those located along the Dakshin Marg from the JW Marriott roundabout to the Tribune Chowk, the UT administration has refused to change the route of National Highway-21 to the Purv Marg. Read full story here

Panchkula murder: Started supplying bouncers in 2007, Amit now had army of 200

Fond of working out in the gym since his younger days, Amit Sharma got his first job as bouncer in Chandigarh’s private club in 2007 and this was beginning of his long but troubled stint in this business. Read full story here

Afghans, Iranians, Canadians form bulk of foreign students at PU, its colleges

Boys and girls from conflict hit Afghanistan form a chunk of foreign students at Panjab University (PU) and its affiliated colleges. They are followed by Iranians, Canadians, Tibetans, NRIs and Americans. However, on PU campus there are more Iranians and Canadians than Afghans. Read full story here

VIP culture through back door in Chandigarh: ‘Review notification on vanity numbers for babus’

The UT administration’s decision to reserve special numbers, usually auctioned by the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) every year fetching lakhs of rupees, for senior officials has not gone down well with city residents and activists. Read full story

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First Published: May 09, 2017 21:15 IST