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Punjab News Digest: Why farmers burn stubble, P’kula youth found dead, bank cash van loot, and more

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for November 10.

punjab Updated: Nov 10, 2017 19:01 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Panchkula,Jalandhar cash van loot,Farmers burn stubble
Farmers find it easy to dispose of paddy stubble by burning it.(HT Representative)

Panchkula: College student found dead in car ‘wasn’t depressed, didn’t own gun’

A 19-year-old college student who was found dead in his car with a gunshot wound in his head on Thursday wasn’t depressed and didn’t own the revolver found with him, says his family. Read full story here

RSS Sikh wing clarifies to Takht: ‘Want to build powerful India by creating harmony as per Gurbani’

Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, a wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has written to the temporal seat Akal Takht with a clarification about its name and the event organised by it in New Delhi last month to mark the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. Read full story here

Stubble burning blamed for Delhi pollution: Why farmers carry out the exercise

The plain farming chore of burning after-harvest paddy stalks as farmers prepared their fields in Punjab and Haryana for the wheat crop never headlined so much as in the past month. Read full story here

17 deras in Haryana, Punjab were run at Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s whims and fancies, HC told

Seventeen prayer centres of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda were run at the whims and fancies of sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim, the court commissioner appointed to monitor the dera told the Punjab and Haryana high court. Read more

Amid smog outcry, Punjab set to achieve highest ever paddy yield

But this good news is so far lost in the smoke that fields in the state are emitting due to stubble burning, causing a big outcry in the national capital. Dense smoke has engulfed skies from Lahore to New Delhi for which Punjab and the neighbouring Haryana are being blamed. Read full story here

Armed men loot Rs 1.18 crore from bank cash van near Jalandhar

At least six unidentified armed men robbed Rs 1.18 crore from a cash van of HDFC bank at Manak Rai village, 25km from Jalandhar on Friday afternoon. Read full story here

Nothing wrong in raising demand for Khalistan: SGPC president

Kirpal Singh Badungar, president of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), said on Thursday that “as per a Supreme Court ruling, there is nothing wrong in raising the demand for Khalistan”, a separate Sikh nation, and that “it is neither unconstitutional nor an offence”. Read full story here

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First Published: Nov 10, 2017 19:01 IST