Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicAkali Dal

Topic: Akali Dal

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.

PM Modi hails farm bills on Mann Ki Baat, day after old ally SAD quit NDA over the changes

During his radio programme Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi shares stories of farmers and says farm bills have empowered them, giving them the freedom to sell produce outside mandis.

The disappearance of ‘samanvaye’ from Indian politics 

Farmers today are facing what students, Muslims and Kashmiris have just faced: unilateral policymaking that does not believe in creating consensus. 

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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