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HT Punjab news digest: SGPC reforms, a biogas village, AAP’s new yatra, and more

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from the northern region and the diaspora for April 22.

punjab Updated: Apr 22, 2017 21:10 IST
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Beyond the news | SGPC needs reforms to redeem itself

Politics comes naturally to Sikh religious affairs. But the unceremonious removal of the acting jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib – one of the five high priests – fits into the pattern of the hire and fire policy religiously practised by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) at the bidding of its political bosses. It has raised fresh questions.Read More

A village in Hoshiarpur where biogas trumps LPG

Making food for the family is now an inexpensive task for most women of Lambra village in Hoshiarpur district. They do not have to think twice before starting to preparing something special for their family as they have shunned the ‘costly’ liquified petroleum gas. Read More

AAP to start ‘Punjab Yatra’ from May 1 to identify people’s issues

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will start ‘Punjab Yatra’ to identify issues of public importance which will be raised in the next session of Punjab Assembly. Read More

How a man was duped of Rs 10 lakh by a Facebook friend

Rajesh Singh, a businessman in Chandigarh, told the cops that ‘Smith Walter of London’ on Facebook told him that he was a scientist and needed help. The two had exchanged email IDs and Whatsapp numbers via Facebook messenger.Read More

Captain’s power @ Rs 5/unit promise to give Rs 3,200-crore shocker to exchequer

Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s populist announcement of providing electricity at Rs 5 per unit to all consumers (domestic, commercial and industry) in Punjab will put an additional burden of Rs 3,200 crore on the state exchequer. Read More

In pictures | Dust storm, rain lash region

A gallery of shots from across the region that shows how winds and light rain affected life. Click for pics

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First Published: Apr 22, 2017 21:07 IST