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HT Punjab news digest: Truck fall caught on cam, Rana Gurjit’s poll expense, and life in Sutlej’s midst

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from the northern region for April 28.

punjab Updated: Apr 28, 2017 21:23 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Farmers transporting a combine harvester on a non-motorised boat to harvest wheat crop across the Sutlej river.
Farmers transporting a combine harvester on a non-motorised boat to harvest wheat crop across the Sutlej river.(HT Photo)

Video | Truck falls off flyover, crushes auto in Jalandhar
Two men sustained suffered injuries after a truck toppled off a flyover on the Jalandhar-Amritsar highway on Friday. The injured include truck driver Narayan Singh and auto-rickshaw driver Manpreet Singh. Watch here

Punjab poll expense: Richest candidate spent least among ministers!
The record of being the highest spender among all 117 candidates who became MLAs goes to Gurpreet Singh GP, a first-time legislator of the Congress from Bassi Pathana, at Rs 26.89 lakh. He had declared assets of Rs 45 lakh and his expenditure was 96% of the limit. Read full report here

Life in Sutlej’s midst: A leaky boat the backbone of agriculture in these Punjab villages
The 12 riverine villages of Ferozepur district in Punjab are a picture of official and political apathy despite tall claims made by the state and Union governments. Read the report and watch video here

Realty check: Buyers, note! Projects approved as plotted houses, but sold as floors
Private builders in Punjab are offering independent floors in violation of the rules. Builders get building plans approved from a municipal body for ‘plotted development’ and sell them as ‘independent floors’. The violations are taking place within the jurisdiction of different municipal bodies across the state. Read full report here

Baahubali 2 trumps IPL cricket in Chandigarh
“Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?” Fans across the tricity streamed into cinema theatres to find out this and more on a blockbuster Friday. Read full report here

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First Published: Apr 28, 2017 21:23 IST