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Punjab news digest: BJP leader’s son held for stalking; sex trade in Chandigarh, and more

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood, and more

punjab Updated: Aug 05, 2017 21:54 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Punjab news,Chandigarh news,Chandigarh

Chandigarh woman, stalked by BJP leader’s son, shares ordeal on Facebook

Hours after being stalked by two men — one of them is Haryana BJP president’s son — and their eventual arrest, the 29-year-old victim took to Facebook and shared her harrowing experience of being “almost kidnapped” in Chandigarh. In her post, the woman — whose identity is being withheld as per law — recounts that she was driving home from the Sector-8 market around 12.15am on Friday night, and crossed the road into Sector 7 near the petrol pump when she noticed an SUV chasing her. Read more

Chandigarh’s ugly underbelly: The shocking truth of sex trade in ‘City Beautiful’

3100. That is the number of registered commercial sex workers (CSWs) with the State AIDS Control Society in Chandigarh. Officials say the number of unregistered sex workers could be much higher, and chances of their indulging in “unsafe” sex work is also very high. Read more

Mohali markers: Country’s lone Army law institute

One of its kind in the country, the Army Institute of Law blends the civilian and army way of life to churn out a disciplined bunch of dynamic, young lawyers. The first to offer a five-year integrated law course in Punjab, the institute was conceived in Patiala in 1999 and relocated to its plush campus in Mohali in 2003. Today Principal Tejinder Kaur claims it ranks fourth amongst the top law institutes of North India. Read more

Medical admissions in Punjab: Only 35 of 300 NRI seats filled in MBBS, BDS

Of 300 seats in MBBS and BDS in private and government medical colleges in the state, only 35 have been filled, officials at Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, said on Friday. Forty-one students had registered for online counselling. The vacant NRI seats in government colleges will be merged with the general quota seats. Seats in private colleges will be merged with management quota seats. Read more

SGPC to hold function to remember 1965 Indo-Pak war heroes at Asal Uttar

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will hold a grand religious function as a tribute to the 1965 Indo-Pak war hero, late Lieutenant General Harbakhsh Singh on September 8. “Lieutenant General Harbakhsh Singh, who was the then commandant of army unit, played a key role in defeating Pakistani troops. Read more

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First Published: Aug 05, 2017 21:53 IST