HT Punjab news digest: Pak terror module busted, Sikhs offer Londoners refuge, and clean my Chandigarh campaign

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for June 4.

punjab Updated: Jun 04, 2017 22:01 IST
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Punjab Police says busted Pakistan’s ISI-backed terror module, three held

The Punjab police on Sunday claimed to have busted a terror module by arresting three men, allegedly trained and tasked by Pakistan’s spy agency ISI to launch attacks in India. Read full story here

Caught in ‘sandstorm’ | Punjab govt admits it allowed auction of 18 mines on single bids

Admitting that it allowed auction of 18 mines on single bids, as only one bidder deposited earnest money (EMD) for these mines, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said it was done after “due deliberation” as these mines entailed a total quantity was 79.78 lakh tonnes. Read full story here

Bathinda hottest in region at 48°C, Amritsar sizzles at 47.5 degrees

Amid warning of heat wave in parts of Punjab and Haryana, Bathinda sizzled at 48°C on Sunday. For most cities in the region, it was the hottest day of the season. Read full story here

Centre bars Chintpurni Medical College from admissions for 2 years

In yet another blow to medical aspirants in the region, the Centre has barred Pathankot-based Chintpurni Medical College from conducting admissions for two years. Read full story here

Wakf land scam: Wall around encroached land razed in Bathinda, DC orders FIR against accused

The Bathinda district administration has demolished the boundary walls of the illegal plots carved over the vast area of the Wakf Board land here, including a graveyard, while the police have initiated a move to lodge an FIR against the colonisers who sold plots to the illiterate poor. Read full story here

HT Clean My Chandigarh Campaign | The tragic waste site story

Chandigarh may have the reputation of being a clean and green city, but its garbage collection system has been raising quite a stink for several years now. Its dismal state was also reflected in the Swachh Survekshan Survey 2017 in which the city slipped from second position last year to 11th in terms of cleanliness. Read full story here

London terror attack: Sikhs offer refuge, help at Gurudwaras

The Sikh community rallied to extend food, water and shelter to many tourists and others stranded following Saturday night’s terror attack in London Bridge and the Borough Market, repeating the community’s widely appreciated help after the May 22 attack in Manchester. Read full story here

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First Published: Jun 04, 2017 21:39 IST