HT Punjab news digest: Talking liquor trade in jail, IT workers face the axe, and a fake Manpreet Badal
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HT Punjab news digest: Talking liquor trade in jail, IT workers face the axe, and a fake Manpreet Badal

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from Punjab, the neighbouring northern region and the diaspora for May 17.

punjab Updated: May 17, 2017 22:40 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Manpreet Badal,fake Facebook profile,HT Punjab
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal (HT File Photo)

Excise official meets murder accused liquor baron in jail to talk business
Despite change of guard in Punjab, liquor baron Shiv Lal Doda, accused in the case of murder of a Dalit man at Abohar in Fazilka district, continues to enjoy patronage of officials in jail. And not only to run his business, but to even expand it. Read more

The axe-files: IT workers in Chandigarh panicky on lay-offs plaguing sector
“I have been with the company for more than a decade. Now, I am being given hints to resign. The traditional model of hiring low-cost employees at cheaper locations like India and than sending them overseas to earn larger revenues as an IT-business model has fallen flat,” says a senior professional (not wishing to be named) with an IT bellwether. Read more

Beware, a fake Manpreet Badal is seeking money on Facebook!
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal has complained to the state police cyber cell and sought investigation into fake profiles in his name on social media website Facebook. His staff also released details of his real FB page. Read more

Hepatitis C in Punjab: 23% patients are in two districts of Malwa
As per the diagnostic count in the past one year, Sangrur has the highest number of 3,981 cases of hepatitis C, followed by Muktsar with 2,444. The state has over 27,198 such cases.Read more

Punjab to create army of 1 lakh volunteers to fight drug menace
These volunteers will be named ‘drug abuse prevention officers’ (DAPOs) who will create awareness among the youth to stay away from drugs. Read more

Why are Chandigarh schools running after minority status?
Many of these schools didn’t even bother to get no objection certificate from the Chandigarh education department and applied directly to the national commission. Read more

Rewari girl students end fast after Haryana govt bends rules to upgrade school
As per norms, the high school must have at least 150 students in Classes 9 and 10 to be upgraded to Class 12. However, the school at Gothra Tappa Dahina has 70 students in both classes. Read more

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First Published: May 17, 2017 21:23 IST