HT Punjab news digest: Ruckus in assembly, 2 AAP MLAs in hospital, and border towns on high alert
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HT Punjab news digest: Ruckus in assembly, 2 AAP MLAs in hospital, and border towns on high alert

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for June 22.

punjab Updated: Jun 22, 2017 21:52 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times
Punjab government,Punjab assembly,Congress
The Speaker suspended the AAP and LIP MLAs, led by the leader of the opposition HS Phoolka, for the day after they disrupted assembly proceedings by raising slogans and rushing to the well of the House(Sanjeev Sharma/HT photo)

Video | Oppn unity in Punjab House: AAP MLAs thrown out of assembly, Akalis walk out in support

All Aam Aadmi Party and ally Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) MLAs were thrown out of the Punjab assembly for creating ruckus and rushing to Speaker Rana KP Singh’s podium on Thursday morning. Read full story here

Ruckus in Punjab assembly: Two AAP MLAs admitted to Chandigarh hospital

A legislator of the Aam Aadmi Party, Sarabjit Kaur Manuke, was injured during the melee that ensued while the protesting AAP MLAs were being forcibly evicted from the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Thursday. Read full story here

Govt will repay Rs 9,500-crore farm loans: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced that his government will repay crop loans on behalf of 10.25 lakh farmers — amounting to Rs 9,500 crore. Read full story here

Intel says 4 terrorists have crossed from Pakistan, twin Punjab border towns under threat

The security agencies in Punjab have been warned again of a terror attack in the twin border towns of Pathankot and Gurdaspur by intelligence agencies, who believe four terrorists have crossed the international border with Pakistan from the Bamial sector. Read full story here

Khalistan ideologue Aulakh dies at 79 in US

Gurmit Singh Aulakh, a scientist who was known as an ideologue of the Khalistan separatist movement that ravaged Punjab for nearly two decades, died of colon cancer at the age of 79 in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. He was cremated the same day. Read full story here

No pilgrims’ progress in Punjab: Amarinder govt flags down Badal’s scheme

Amarinder Singh-led Congress government has scrapped the ‘Mukh Mantri Tirath Darshan Yatra’ scheme started by the Shiromani Akali Dal–BJP regime. Read full story here

Congess MLA Nagra gives up power subsidy, provokes Sukhbir to follow suit

After chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced to give up his power subsidy — it left many wondering on how and why he got it — during his speech on motion on thanks on the governor’s address, the Congress tried to gain some brownie points by asking their Akali counterparts to follow suit during the debate on budget on Wednesday. Read full story here

In pics | Ruckus in Punjab assembly: AAP and LIP MLAs forcibly removed by marshals.For more photos click here

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First Published: Jun 22, 2017 21:33 IST