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HT Punjab news digest: Of conjoined twins, ride to Delhi at 160 kmph and PU paper leak

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from the northern region for May 10

punjab Updated: May 11, 2017 21:45 IST
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HT Punjab news digest,conjoined twins,160 kmph
Conjoined twins Sohna-Mohna from Pingalwara, Amritsar, paying obeisance at Golden Temple.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Of human bondage: Conjoined twins Sohna-Mohna set to celebrate 14th birthday

“It’s not clean,” complains Sohna making a face as Mohna flashes a wry smile. They both seem taken aback that you’ve plonked yourself on a step without dusting it. Sheepishly, you get up to clean the topmost stair for them so that you can all sit down for a tete-a-tete. Even as you are mentally forming your questions, they fire their own: “Where are you from? What do you do? Which paper?” Read full story here

Woman from Punjab’s Balachaur found dead in New Zealand, probe on

Gurpreet Kaur, a 26-year-old woman belonging to Balachaur town of SBS Nagar (Nawanshahr) district, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday, it is learnt. Read full story here

Get set to zip from Delhi to Chandigarh on board Tejas Express high-speed coaches soon

Train passengers on the Delhi-Chandigarh section will soon enjoy a comfortable ride at a speed of 160 kmph as the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) in Kapurthala is set to roll out the first rake of 19 coaches in a couple of days. Read full story here

Can’t do much, says Bhagwant Mann on Ghuggi’s exit from AAP; no comment on liquor jibe

A day after former Punjab unit chief Gurpreet Singh Waraich ‘Ghuggi’ resigned from the primary membership of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), newly appointed state president Bhagwant Mann said it was his personal decision: “I can’t help it.” Read full story here

Punjabi University MSc maths paper leaked, inquiry marked

Punjabi University got embroiled in yet another controversy as its MSc mathematics examination paper was allegedly leaked in Sardulgarh of Mansa district. Read full story here

Inspired by Akshay Kumar, IAS officer plans website for kin of farmer suicide victims in Punjab’s Mansa

On the lines of actor Akshay Kumar’s initiative to help families of martyrs from the armed forces, an officer of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) in Punjab’s Mansa shared plans of launching a website seeking help for families of farmers in the district who commit suicide due to a debt crisis. He said this a day after HT highlighted how the kin of such farmers were deprived of compensation and counselling sessions. Read full story here

Can’t start moral policing politicians, says HC on petition against Sidhu’s role in Kapil Sharma show

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday said that in the absence of any law, it can’t issue directions to the Punjab government to restrain local bodies minister Navjot Sidhu’s participation in a comedy show on a private TV channel. But at the same time it reiterated that some mechanism should be there to deal with such issues. Read full story here

After criticising Kejriwal, Khaira says 20 Punjab AAP MLAs united, won’t shift loyalties

Amid reports that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators in Punjab are keen on joining other parties, Bholath MLA and former AAP chief whip in assembly Sukhpal Khaira on Thursday said such claims were a ploy by rivals to divide the party. Read full story here

First Published: May 11, 2017 21:45 IST