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Wayanad MP and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi | Photo: ANI

Rahul Gandhi plans rallies in Punjab as Congress looks to capitalise on farmer agitation

Rahul Gandhi is planning to hold rallies in different parts of Punjab later this week as part of protests against the contentious new farm laws.
File image of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh | Photo: @capt_amarinder | Twitter

Will take BJP & its allies to court over ‘unconstitutional’ farm laws, says Amarinder Singh

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh questioned the rationale behind the Bills and said that they were a blatant encroachment of the state's powers & control of the agriculture sector.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal | @BJP4India | Twitter

Farmers’ interest comes first, then NDA alliance, Akali leader Harsimrat Badal says   

Harsimrat Badal says she apprised the govt of farmers’ concerns back in June. She also says a decision on whether or not to continue in NDA will be taken after discussion with party.
Former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini | @ANI | Twitter

Sumedh Saini — KPS Gill protege & former Punjab top cop who’s being hunted by force he headed

A 1982-batch IPS officer, Saini had been on the run for 15 days in a 29-year-old case of abduction and murder of a Sikh youth during the militancy years in Punjab.
Former India cricketer Suresh Raina | Photo: Commons

Murder & robbery case of Suresh Raina’s relatives solved, 3 arrested, says Punjab Police

The police said the three arrested are members of an inter-state gang of robber-criminals. Eleven other accused are yet to be arrested.
A nurse uses a thermal screening device on a patient in Patna (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Punjab sees highest Covid fatality rate, govt blames people for seeking treatment too late

Covid case fatality rate in Punjab is 2.96%, ahead of Gujarat and Maharashtra. Opposition blames bad healthcare in hospitals for people's choices, experts say everyone is at fault.
File image of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh | Photo: @capt_amarinder | Twitter

CM Amarinder orders probe into Dalit scholarship scam after secretary indicts Punjab minister

Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan will probe the alleged involvement of Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot in Rs 64-cr Dalit scholarship scam.
File image of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh | Photo: @capt_amarinder | Twitter

23 Punjab MLAs Covid positive two days before assembly session, says CM Amarinder Singh

While stating the numbers, the Punjab CM emphasised that the scenario was not conducive for holding physical examination for JEE-NEET.
Sonia Gandhi | File photo | Amit Bhargava/Bloomberg News

Congress CMs Amarinder Singh, Ashok Gehlot back Sonia as leader, say party needs the Gandhis

Letter to Sonia Gandhi by 23 Congress leaders demanding leadership change sets the stage for a stormy CWC meeting Monday where several issues are to be debated.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh discusses the SYL canal issue with his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar and Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (both seen on the screen) at a meeting Tuesday | By special arrangement

Punjab will burn, warns Amarinder after Modi govt suggests starting SYL canal construction

Talks held between the Punjab and Haryana chief ministers with Modi govt to resolve the SYL canal issue remained inconclusive Tuesday, and another round is expected soon.

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

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.