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HT Punjab news digest: SIT formed to probe Pastor’s killing, no quota at medical college, and Punjabi names going global

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 16.

punjab Updated: Jul 16, 2017 21:26 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Pastor murder,SGPC medical college,SGRDC
(Illustration by Daljeet Kaur Sandhu/HT)

No govt quota at SGPC’s medical institute, says management

Seeking to end the confusion over turning government-quota seats of Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College (SGRDC), Amritsar, into management quota, the authorities finally claimed that there is no government quota as the institute has been approved as a private medical university. Read full story here

Sushma Swaraj says missing Indian hostages were last located in an Iraqi prison

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said authorities have been informed that the 39 Indians, who went missing in Mosul in June 2014, were last located in a prison in Badush in Iraq where fighting was still on. Read full story here

SIT formed to crack Ludhiana pastor killing

The police have constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the murder of a church priest, Sultan Masih, 50, who was gunned down by two motorcycle-borne assailants at Peeru Banda Mohalla in the Salem Tabri area on Saturday night. Read full story here

No one is safe in Punjab, says Sukhbir Badal on Pastor’s killing

The former deputy chief minister, while expressing his condolences to the family of the deceased as well as the Christian community, said it was unfortunate that the state had descended into a “jungle raj” under the Congress rule. Read full story here

What’s in a name| Christine Kaur, anyone? Punjabi names go ‘global’ at home and abroad

Christine, Sarah, Amy or Kevin: these names are no longer alien to the Punjabi soil. With the dollar, education abroad and immigration dream being cherished across the state, it is little wonder that western names have started replacing the ethnic names. Read full story here

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First Published: Jul 16, 2017 21:26 IST