HT Punjab news digest: Shah Rukh in Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur land scam, and 6 held in Kotkhai rape case

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 13.

punjab Updated: Jul 13, 2017 21:36 IST
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Shah Rukh Khan promoting his upcoming movie ‘Jab Harry met Sejal’ at a shopping mall on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurminder Singh ?HT Photo)

Hoshiarpur land scam: BJP leader’s son, his business partner to be quizzed

Jived Sood, son of senior BJP leader and former minister Tikshan Sud, and his business associate Akhil Sood have been summoned by the state vigilance bureau for questioning over the Hoshiarpur land scam. Read full story here

No felling of trees for any project in Punjab: Green tribunal wants status report

Putting a blanket ban on felling of trees for projects in Punjab, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the state government that no new project be undertaken without its permission. Read fulls story here

6 arrested in Kotkhai rape case; victim was strangled to death

The police have arrested six youths for the rape and murder of a minor at Kotkhai even as the autopsy report confirmed that the victim was strangulated after being sexually assaulted. Read full story here

Amarnath terror attack: Govt must take strict action against perpetrators, says Shah Rukh Khan

Strongly condemning the killing of seven Amarnath pilgrims in a terrorist attack, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has urged the government to take strict action against the perpetrators of the “cowardly act”. Read full story here

All-women branch of Punjab National Bank robbed in Amritsar

Armed robbers struck at an all-women branch of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) in the city on Thursday and decamped with Rs 66,000. Read full story here

Scrapped notes pile up at HP shrine: Chintpurni temple saddled with old currency worth Rs 9.8 lakh

Eight months after demonetisation and six months after the deadline to exchange old currency notes ended, the junked 500 and 1000 currency bills continue to find way into donation boxes at the famous shrine of Chintpurni in Himachal. Read full story here

Vaishno Devi board received Rs 6 lakh in scrapped notes since January

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, the second richest temple shrine in the country after Tirumala Tirupati Devsthanam, claimed on Thursday that it has received Rs 6 lakh of demonetised currency from December 31 last year till date. Read full story here

16 Pakistan nationals in Amritsar central jail: Centre to high court

The Centre on Wednesday told the Punjab and Haryana high court that 16 prisoners lodged in Amritsar central jail are Pakistan nationals, but the neighbouring country is disputing their nationality. Read full story here

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First Published: Jul 13, 2017 21:36 IST