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Home / Punjab / HT Punjab digest: Sidhu’s war on ‘cable mafia’, Canada appoints first Sikh woman as SC judge, and starstruck PU scholar

HT Punjab digest: Sidhu’s war on ‘cable mafia’, Canada appoints first Sikh woman as SC judge, and starstruck PU scholar

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for June 24.

punjab Updated: Jun 24, 2017 21:42 IST
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Sidhu declares war on Punjab’s ‘cable mafia’, says Fastway ‘bullied’ Reliance

A prime poll promise of the Congress did not get fulfilled in the budget session of the Punjab assembly that concluded on Friday. The government failed to bring in a legislation to end the hold of Fastway, allegedly owned by the Badals, on the cable network, though minister Navjot Singh Sidhu had on Thursday announced to probe what he termed the “Fastway scam worth Rs 500 crore”. Read full story here

Palbinder Kaur Shergill becomes first turbaned Sikh woman to be appointed as SC judge in Canada

Palbinder Kaur Shergill is the first turbaned (amritdhari) Sikh woman to be appointed judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster. Read full story here

Punjab libraries cry for attention, most on verge of closure

The Punjab government has allocated Rs 5 crore to the state’s only Central Library in Patiala for setting up an e-library in its maiden budget, but it is a sad state of affairs when it comes to public libraries across the state. Read full story here

Layoffs by Hero Cycles spark protest, workers to gherao owners’ house

The employees retrenched by Hero Cycles Limited in Ludhiana intensified their proteston Saturday as many of them of them removed their shirts and squatted on the road outside the company premises on National Highway 1. Read Full story here

Starstruck: After 20 rejections, PAU scholar shares screen with Diljit Dosanjh

It’s a dream come true for 30-year-old Harry Rampal, a PhD scholar from Punjab Agricultural University. After facing 20 rejections in auditions for 20 films, he finally got his big break and with none other than actor Diljit Dosanjh of ‘Udta Punjab’ fame.Read full story here

Peddlers hiring wagers to supply drugs in Chandigarh

The police have identified a network of drug peddlers active in Chandigarh who take orders on phone and employ people on daily basis to deliver drugs at the client’s preferred location. Read full story here

NEET topper Navdeep Singh of Punjab’s Muktsar loves cricket, studies

Muktsar’s Navdeep Singh topped the CBSE’s National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), securing 697 marks out of 720 on Friday to ace the premier medical entrance exam that 11.38 lakh students took on May 7 and 6.11 lakh cleared. Read full story here

Punjab govt transfers 31 IAS, 19 PCS officers

The Punjab government on Friday transferred 31 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and 19 Punjab Civil Service (PCS) officers with immediate effect. Read full story here

Number of medical seats touch 1,400 in Haryana with new college opening in Shahabad

Three weeks after Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College in Karnal received the Medical Council of India’s (MCI) approval for 100 MBBS seats from this academic session, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday inaugurated the Adesh Medical College and Private Hospital at Mohri village in Kurukshetra district. Read full story here

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