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Punjab news digest: Rs 5 lakh reward to Harmanpreet Kaur; PSEB to shut regional centres; and more

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 23.

punjab Updated: Jul 23, 2017 21:20 IST
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Radical threat to Amarinder: Canada puts lid on probe, Punjab Cong demands re-opening of case

Alleging a cover-up in the Canadian government’s decision to close its investigations into the brazen threats issued in April by pro-Khalistani groups to chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Congress has urged the Union government to take up the matter with the Canadian Prime Minister. Read more

Punjab CM Amarinder announces Rs 5 lakh reward for Harmanpreet Kaur

Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs five lakh for cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur for her performance that steered India to the finals of ICC Women’s World Cup. The chief minister conveyed this to Harmanpreet’s father, Harmandar Singh, whom he called up to congratulate, an official spokesperson said. Read more

Punjab School Education Board plans to shut its regional centres to curtail expenditure

To curtail its expenditure, the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) is planning to shut down its 13 regional offices being run from rented accommodations in the state. During 2016-2017, the PSEB had spent around Rs 75 lakh as rent for the buildings of 13 regional offices. Sources said these regional centres will be asked to vacate the rented accommodations and shift to the offices of the respective district education officer (DEO). Read more

14 booked as Sikh radicals disrupt Sirsa dera congregation in Patiala

Tension prevailed at Marauri, a village in Samana town of Patiala district, on Sunday afternoon when a group of Sikh hardliners disrupted a “naam charcha” (religious congregation) of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda followers. Police have registered a case against 14 Sikh radicals but no one was arrested. Read more

Punjab CM’s advisers to get more salary than him, cabinet ministers

After bringing a white paper on the ‘legacy of debt’ left by the previous Parkash Singh Badal government and seeking a fiscal bailout from the Centre, chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has handsomely rewarded his own retinue of advisers and political secretaries. So much so, that the CM’s advisers with minister-of-state rank and political secretaries “with no rank” too will take home more pay than not just his nine ministers but also the CM himself. Read more

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