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HT Punjab news digest: Rajmata’s ashes immersed in Sutlej, SGPC passes the buck to Akal Takht, and more

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 27.

punjab Updated: Jul 27, 2017 21:26 IST
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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, brother Malwinder Singh and his son Raninder Singh immersed the ashes of ‘Rajmata’ Mohinder Kaur in Sutlej river at Gurdwara Patalpuri Sahib, Kiratpur, on Thursday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)

Akal Takht can decide on singing of hymns by women: SGPC chief

Terming the demand for allowing women to sing hymns at the Golden Temple an issue of ‘maryada’, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Kirpal Singh Badungar on Thursday passed the buck to the Akal Takht jathedar. Read full story here

Rajmata’s ashes immersed in Sutlej; Sonia recalls her grace, patriotism

Ashes of Rajmata Mohinder Kaur, mother of chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, were immersed in the Sutlej at Gurdwara Patalpuri Sahib in Kiratpur Sahib, Rupnagar, on Thursday afternoon amid chanting of religious hymns and prayers. Read full story here

Poll defeat goes to head of AAP: Four months on, topi disappearing in Punjab

The disappointing show in the assembly elections seems to have gone to the heads of Aam Aadmi Party leaders and workers — and the topi (cap) appears to be a casualty. During the recent visit of leader of opposition Singh Sukhpal Khaira to in Sangrur, hardly one of the supporters was seen wearing the cap that the AAP had made a symbol of aam aadmi (common man). Read full story here

Cop and 10-year-old rape survivor, both pregnant, share a special bond

Like any chatty 10-year-old, she babbles away whenever assistant sub-inspector Pratibha is around, stopping occasionally to lick an ice cream or take a bite of a sweet that the officer brings her. Read full story here

‘Khalistan Mission-2020’ posters surface in Dabwali, police start probe

Khalistan posters were found pasted on the walls of shops located near the local bus stand at Dabwali town of Sirsa district on Thursday. Read full story here

Sikh family challenges Australian school’s ban on boy’s turban: Report

A Sikh family in Australia has launched a legal battle against a Christian school in Melbourne for denying admission to their five-year-old son because he wears patka, a chidren’s turban, according to a media report. Read full story here

Finally! Heavy rains lash Chandigarh, surrounding areas

The joint capital of Punjab and Haryana witnessed heavy rains for the first time since the southwest monsoon hit the union territory over a fortnight back. The city had witnessed scanty rains this month until Wednesday and sultry weather conditions had prevailed. Read full story here

Setback: 15 days on, PGI’s 1st lung transplant recipient dies

Fifteen days after surgery, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education Research (PGIMER)’s first lung transplant recipient died on Tuesday night. Read full story here

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First Published: Jul 27, 2017 21:26 IST