Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicAAP Punjab

Topic: AAP Punjab

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.

Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

‘Lost my son due to your govt’s negligence’ — Sidhu Moosewala’s father pens letter to CM Mann

Responding to the letter, in which the singer's father also demanded a probe by central agencies, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann agreed to a judicial probe in the case.

‘Mr 1%’: Hours after being sacked, former Punjab minister Vijay Singla arrested for corruption

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann fired the minister earlier Tuesday, saying his government had a ‘zero-tolerance policy towards corruption’.

This paddy cultivation technique is Punjab govt’s answer to ‘save water, avoid crisis’

Worried that water will likely become a big political issue in Punjab in coming years, AAP govt pushing for wider adoption of 'direct seeding of rice' for paddy cultivation.

‘Punjab taken over,’ Oppn slams Kejriwal for meeting IAS officers without Mann

Navjot Singh Sidhu says Kejrwail is running Punjab by remote; Amarinder Singh calls CM Mann a ‘rubber stamp’.

Now, BJP-led Chandigarh civic body passes resolution, asks Punjab & Haryana to get new capitals

While other councillors staged walkout, BJP members in Municipal Corporation Chandigarh passed resolution seeking assembly for it, just like Puducherry.

Punjab will not submit to Modi govt’s push for prepaid digital power meters. Here’s why

Punjab govt feels replacing existing analogue meters with postpaid digital ones will be cheaper reform, as state reels under debt. AAP’s poll promise of free power is a priority.

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Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
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Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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