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Punjab news digest: From LS bypoll to Sikh library revival, to PCA’s new boss, all you need to know

All the news from Punjab and the neighbourhood that you need to know, at one place

punjab Updated: Sep 24, 2017 21:45 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Punjab news,Aam Aadmi Party,Sunil Jakhar
A researcher finding a piece of writing in a Hindustan Times edition from 1965 at Sikh Reference Library, Amritsar. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Gurdaspur LS bypoll: Jakhar says BJP pushing people into ‘state of regression’

Congress candidate for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll, Sunil Jakhar on Sunday lashed out at the BJP government at the Centre, accusing it of adopting “anti-people policies” and pushing people into a “state of regression”. | Read more

LS bypoll: Ex-AAP Punjab chief Chhotepur still to decide on support

A former state unit chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) who fought the 2014 LS poll here on the party’s ticket, Chhotepur had fallen out with the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP just before this year’s assembly polls over an alleged sting operation that “caught him accepting bribe” | Read more

Journalist murder: KJ Singh had told brother about suspicious man near house

Senior journalist KJ Singh, 63, who along with his mother, Gurcharan Kaur, 92, was found murdered at his house in the posh Phase 3B2 locality of Mohali on Saturday afternoon had seen a suspicious man possibly conducting recce of his house on Friday. | Read more

33 years after Operation Bluestar: Sikh library at Golden Temple thriving, and how

Nearly destructed during Operation Bluestar in the Golden Temple complex in 1984, the Sikh Reference Library has since not only been revived, but it now has double the number of books, including rare manuscripts, than it did before the army action to flush out militants. | Read more

Business tycoon Rajinder Gupta elected president of Punjab Cricket Association

He takes over from Punjab-cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer DP Reddy. Trident Group is a $1-billion (Rs 600 crore) business conglomerate that has interests in textile and other sectors. | Read more

First Published: Sep 24, 2017 21:45 IST