Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicAkali Dal

Topic: Akali Dal

Voters in 3 seats next to Chandigarh have same concern: Concrete jungle & host of civic issues

Residents in SAS Nagar, Kharar and Dera Bassi say developers, in collaboration with successive govts, have affected their lives. Candidates say they're aware of these issues.

Three factors that are keeping Punjabi politicians on edge

Punjab polls have new anxieties—first 'Mandal-like' election for some, Jatt Sikh loyalty, and no more piggybacking Hindu votes.

PM’s security breach highlights Punjab’s DGP problem: 3rd incumbent in 4 months now under fire

Dinkar Gupta was replaced as the DGP by I.P.S. Sahota in September, who in turn was replaced by Siddharth Chattopadhyaya in December. Breach in PM’s security only made matters worse.

How Channi’s appointment as CM has set off a Congress-AAP battle for Dalit votes in Punjab

AAP’s Dalit outreach teams have been active across Punjab districts for at least 6 months, spreading the message about how AAP can help with better schools, hospitals and welfare moves.

How faraway Lakhimpur Kheri is reshaping Punjab politics as Congress, AAP, SAD look to cash in

Since 8 people died Sunday, Punjab politicians have been at forefront of delegations to Lakhimpur Kheri. Many have also issued statements demanding justice for the farmers killed.

Sukhbir, Harsimrat Badal detained during Akali Dal’s protest against farm laws in Delhi

The protest, which led to clogging of traffic in the national capital, was carried out to mark a year since the three contentious farm laws were passed.

AAP, Akali Dal leaders object to ‘unfair’ farmers’ appeal to put Punjab poll campaign on hold

Campaigning for 2022 Punjab polls is expected to intensify before kharif harvest season next month, but farmers have requested it be suspended till polls are announced, to ensure focus on farm laws agitation.

Youth Akali Dal leader shot dead at parking area in Mohali market

CCTV cameras footage showed that the miscreants opened fire at Vicky Middukhera, former president of the SAD's student wing, as he was getting into his car at a market area.

Punjab civic poll results kill AAP resurgence hope as Congress wins big

SAD wins only 285 seats out of over 2,000 while BJP gets just 49 in first elections in Punjab since their alliance split over farmers’ agitation.

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.

On Camera

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

First batch of women cadets to join NDA

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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