Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicAAP Punjab

Topic: AAP Punjab

After recruitment ‘scam’, Punjab AAP govt now faces opposition heat over promotion ‘scam’  

Senior Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira claims officials took bribes to pass failed candidates in exam to promote revenue clerks to officers, demands vigilance probe.

Dera follower is 2nd Punjab Police protectee killed within week, opposition heat on AAP govt

Pardeep Singh, accused in Bargari sacrilege, was shot Thursday, less than week after killing of a Shiv Sena (Taksali) leader. Deteriorating law & order has put state govt on backfoot.

AAP defends Punjab minister after video shows him ‘humiliating’ medical college V-C 

Health Minister Jouramajra allegedly forced the V-C of a Faridkot medical college to lie on an ‘unclean’ bed during a visit. The ruling party said it was done with ‘good intentions'.

‘Were clueless’ about Gurpreet marrying Punjab CM say neighbours, but celebrate news with sweets

Gurpreet Kaur, resident of Haryana's Pehowa town, married Bhagwant Mann Thursday. Like Kaur's neighbours, many in Punjab CM's party too had little prior knowledge about the wedding.

Punjab AAP govt appoints Kejriwal batchmate as ‘officiating DGP’ amid ‘severe law & order issue’

Gaurav Yadav cleared civil services exam with Kejriwal in 1992. He has been working as principal secretary to Punjab CM's office & acted as main advisor on policing, intelligence & law & order.

Now, AAP govt in Punjab spends Rs 37 cr in 2 months on ads, many aimed at poll-bound Gujarat

RTI reply reveals that govt spent Rs 20 crore on TV & radio ads and Rs 17.21 crore on newspaper ads between March & May. AAP dismisses criticism, says media 'best way to spread message'.

19-year-old ‘shooter facing 2 attempt-to-murder’ cases among 2 arrested for Moose Wala killing

Ankit Sersa and Sachin Bhiwani are allegedly aligned with gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar, who are believed to be responsible for Moose Wala's murder.

What comeback of Simranjit Singh Mann, a vocal Khalistan advocate, means for Punjab politics

An IPS officer-turned-Khalistan activist-turned-politician, 77-year-old Mann won Punjab’s Sangrur Lok Sabha seat Sunday — his first poll victory since 1999. Observers say the time was right.

Simranjit Singh Mann is reborn because there’s an uneasy vacuum in Punjab

By electing AAP three months ago, people of Punjab had shown they were fed up with the vicious power circle of BJP-SAD-Congress. They are now teaching AAP the same lesson.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.