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PM Modi congratulates new CM Charanjit Channi, says will continue to work with Punjab govt

Congress leader Channi was sworn in as the 16th chief minister of Punjab, making him the first Dalit to hold the top post in the state.
Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Chief Minister of Punjab, at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh on 20 September 2021| PTI

Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab’s first Dalit chief minister

Congress Sunday picked Channi as next chief minister of Punjab after the resignation of Amarinder Singh. State Governor Purohit administered the oath at the Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh.
Charanjit Channi

As Charanjit Channi takes oath as Punjab’s 1st Dalit Sikh CM, a look at past Dalit CMs of India

Ahead of 2022 polls, Congress picks Dalit leader Charanjit Singh Channi as the new Punjab CM. ThePrint takes a look at the past Dalit CMs of India.
Om Prakash Chautala at an INLD meeting in Rohtak | Twitter/@OfficialINLD

JJP in bind over farmer protests, parent party INLD looks to revive itself in Haryana

State’s farmers are angry with the JJP, a breakaway faction of the INLD, for continuing the alliance with the ruling BJP, despite their protests over the farm laws.
Sunil Jakhar campaigning in Gurdaspur

‘Baffling’: Punjab Congress leader Jakhar hits out at Harish Rawat over remarks on Sidhu

In a tweet Monday, Jhakhar lashed out at Rawat over latter's statement that assembly elections will be fought under Navjot Singh Sidhu, said it is 'likely to undermine CM’s authority'.
A file photo of former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy (centre) with JD(S) state president H.K. Kumaraswamy and party MLAs and MLCs, in Bengaluru. | Photo: ANI

JD(S) wins even when it doesn’t. And Karnataka BJP & Congress can’t seem to do anything about it

Although it won just 4 seats in the 55-ward Kalburgi Municipal Corporation polls, JD(S) is eyeing the mayor's post. This is in line with the party’s long history of gaining.
Chamkaur Sahib MLA Charanjit Singh Channi | File photo: Twitter | @CHARANJITCHANNI

Behind-the-scene drama: How Sidhu scotched Jakhar’s & Randhawa’s chance before agreeing on Channi

Congress Sunday appointed Charanjit Singh Channi as the new Punjab CM but it wasn't a unanimous decision and left several unhappy faces within the party.
CM Nagaland announcing the nomenclature of the United Democratic Alliance | Twitter

How Nagaland has become India’s first state to be Opposition-mukt

The new formation will be called the United Democratic Alliance & its nomenclature was approved by legislators of PDA, BJP and the erstwhile opposition party, Naga People's Front.
Punjab's new CM-designate Charanjit Singh Channi (centre) flanked by state Congress chief Navjot Sidhu (left) and other leaders after meeting Governor Banwarilal Purohit Sunday | Photo: ANI

Why Channi is new Punjab CM — Congress eyeing large Dalit vote bank, peace between factions

Punjab has the largest share of Dalit population of any state in the country. And Charanjit Singh Channi is the first CM of the state from the community.

PDP to fight upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, says Mehbooba Mufti

The PDP chief Sunday said that questions surrounding an alliance are premature but ruled out any alliance with BJP. The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is far from normal, she added.

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Vodafone store | Representational Image | Bloomberg

Global investors are afraid to look at Indian telecom market. Vodafone CEO can change that

A true revival of the Indian telecom sector will require an optimistic view of the future, which is a difficult ask given the industry’s chequered past.
A Cars24 employee sanitises a used car | cars24.com

India’s used car website Cars24 raises $450 mn from SoftBank, Tencent, others

The round values Cars24 at $1.84 billion, almost doubling from the end of last year. It’s starting conversations about an IPO and aims to go public in 18 to 24 months.

Defence

Representative image | From left to right: File photo of Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, Army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane, Navy chief Karambir Singh and Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Defence ministry plans uniform retirement age for army, navy & air force, more years of service

The move is expected to help cut salary, pension bills & address issues of re-employment & staff shortage. India is the world's third-largest defence spender, but much of it is on wages.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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