Punjab news digest: SAD takes dig at Sidhu, 46 killed in landslide in Himachal, and more

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

punjab Updated: Aug 13, 2017 21:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Punjab news,Chandigarh news,Mandi landslide

‘Talk less, work more’, SAD asks Navjot Sidhu

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Sunday attacked Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, saying he should “talk less and deliver more”, a day after he accused the SAD- BJP regime of framing “toothless” law on outdoor advertising and causing “revenue leakage”. The opposition party also asked him to elaborate about his contributions made to the state after becoming a minister, except flagging off fire tenders. Read more

HT Impact | Three teachers deputed to Moga school with lone teacher

A day after HT reported that a single teacher has been working at Government Middle School at Sirsari village in Dharamkot sub-division for five years now, the education department has deputed three teachers to the school. The new staff will start work from Monday. The school that functions under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) has five sanctioned posts of teachers — including of Hindi and Punjabi. Read more

46 killed in landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi, PM Modi condoles deaths

At least 46 people were killed and 10 missing after a landslide triggered by a cloudburst swept away several vehicles and stretch of a busy highway in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. Mandi deputy commissioner Sandeep Kadam said a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and army dug through mounds of mud and stones to recover 46 bodies from the site. Read more

Man kills daughter, commits suicide in Bathinda

A 42-year-old man Sunday allegedly committed suicide after killing his 23-year-old mentally challenged daughter at his house in Bathinda, the police said. The man left behind a suicide note in which he blamed his brothers, sister in-laws and nephews for demanding money to settle a property dispute, they said. Read more

I am just another guy on Geri Route, and I don’t get what’s wrong in stalking

We all know that I am just another guy. But these days I am in a jail in Chandigarh. All because this girl from Panchkula made such a hoopla about our usual ‘geri’. Tell me: how could she have not liked the chase? Worldly wisdom passed on to me cannot be wrong. I know. She secretly enjoyed it. At least she did not mean for it to become so big. She’s said that. Read the papers. Actually, don’t. The papers, the channels, they’re all enjoying the hoopla anyway, deluding themselves. Read more

The Vagina Monologues in Chandigarh: ‘If boys stay home, it’s a win-win scenario for all’

“Vagina is not an offensive word,” says Mona Ambegaonkar, a popular television actor, who performed The Vagina Monologues at Tagore Theatre on Saturday. “At birth, a woman is distinguished from a man because of what’s between her legs, and it all starts there. A newborn is pulled out of a woman’s vagina. We all come out of a vagina. So why are we ashamed of it?” she adds. Read more

First Published: Aug 13, 2017 21:46 IST