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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh with Navjot Singh Sidhu during a Cabinet meeting in Chandigarh

Congress will move to resolve Amarinder-Sidhu spat only after election results

Two of the Congress' most senior leaders in Punjab, Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, have been at loggerheads since last week.

Why no one’s talking about Punjab’s drug problem in these elections

In the 2017 assembly polls, Congress & AAP had gone to town accusing the SAD-BJP govt of patronising the drug trade. But everyone is silent this time.
A worker sews up a sack full of onions

The modest gunny bag might turn out to be Punjab’s biggest election issue

Shortage of gunny bags is a huge worry for Punjab’s wheat farmers, whose produce is waiting in mandis. CM Amarinder Singh blames BJP-ruled Centre.
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He is filmy fauji, I am real fauji: Amarinder takes a dig at Sunny Deol

Deol was inducted into the BJP and will be the party’s candidate from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.
Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh cites health to stay away from polls but Congress not giving up just yet

Congress sends Amarinder & state unit chief Sunil Jakhar to persuade Manmohan Singh, believes with Punjab voting only in 7th phase, it still has time to get former PM on board.
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Pulwama & politics: Congress Capt showed he can not only play Modi game but do one better

From warning Pak Army chief to standing up for Kashmiris, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh did it all to gain favour among both liberals and nationalists.
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Should India take bodies of CRPF personnel to Pakistan as proof? Amarinder slams Imran Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh hit out at Pakistan PM Imran Khan after the latter said India had no proof of Islamabad's role in Pulwama attack.
Captain Amarinder Singh

Get 2 for every Indian jawan killed: ‘Fed up’ Punjab CM Amarinder calls for action

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said it was clear the Pakistan Army was calling the shots, and said the country was fed up with the senseless killing of soldiers.
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Cheaper petrol, job promise, no new taxes: Congress govt in Punjab rains sops in budget

Punjab is estimated to lose Rs 800 to Rs 1,000 crore annually on account of the VAT reduction on fuel.
Amarinder Singh with Rahul Gandhi

AAP has no identity in Punjab, no need for alliance: Amarinder tells Congress chief Rahul

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said there was no need for Congress to ally with AAP in Punjab, but a final decision is yet to be announced by the party.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

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Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.