HT Punjab news digest: Phoolka on Prez polls, Patiala woman assaulted, and protests in Shimla

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 15.

punjab Updated: Jul 15, 2017 21:12 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Chandigarh,Kothkai rape,Phoolka
Police officials covering the defacement at Colony number 4 in Industarial Area, Chandigarh, on Saturday. (HT Photo)

Miscreants write ‘Pakistani Block’ on Muslim family house in Chandigarh

Tension griped colony number 4 in Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Saturday after miscreants wrote ‘Pakistani Block’ on the wall of a house belonging to a Muslim family. Read full story here

Gurdaspur girls did not drown while clicking selfie; cooked up story to flee home: Witness

A day after reports that two young women had drowned in a canal near Sathiali village, 25 km from here, while they were clicking a selfie on the banks, their companion at the time revealed that it never happened. Read full story here

Will not vote for Meira Kumar, says AAP leader HS Phoolka

Senior AAP leader and lawyer HS Phoolka on Saturday said he will not vote for Meira Kumar, the opposition’s nominee for the presidential election, despite his party supporting her and cited the 1984 anti-Sikh riots for his decision. Read full story here

Woman ‘assaulted by brother in-law over dowry demand’ in Patiala

A video of a 35-year-old woman being assaulted by her brother in-law and his friends in Patiala for registering a dowry and domestic violence complaint against her in-laws is being shared on social media. Watch here

10 days on, no one meets Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor Alka Kaushal, her mother in Sangrur jail

It has been 10 days since actor Alka Kaushal and her mother Susheela Badola were sentenced to two years’ imprisonment in a cheque-bounce case by a Sangrur court, but no relative or friend has come to meet them in the jail. Read full story here

Kotkhai rape-murder: Protests reach Shimla as people allege cover-up

A day after the Virbhadra government handed the Kotkhai rape and murder case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), there was no letup in the public outrage against the “ botched-up “ investigation by the police. Read full story here

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First Published: Jul 15, 2017 21:11 IST