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Hardeep Singh Puri

The ‘readymade minister’: How poll debutant Hardeep Singh Puri wooed Amritsar

On his campaign trail, former diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri told ThePrint that a Lok Sabha election may be 'ruthless', but so is the 'suave' world of diplomacy.
Farmers block railway tracks during a protest organised under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) against the alleged anti-farmer policies of Punjab government

38 Delhi-Amritsar trains cancelled as farmers protest on railway tracks

Farmers in Punjab have been protesting on rail tracks to demand loan waivers and payment for sugarcane crop with 15% interest among other issues.
Air passengers stranded after Amritsar airport was shut down in the view of the tension along the Pakistan border, in Amritsar

Nine airports in northern India shut as tensions between India and Pakistan rise

Operations at airports of Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Pathankot, Amritsar, Shimla, Kangra, Kullu Manali and Pithoragarh have been suspended.
Bullet marks seen at Jallianwala Bagh | Flickr

UK’s House of Lords is considering an apology for Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Baroness Annabel Goldie also confirmed plans to mark 100 years since the tragedy 'in the most appropriate and respectful way'.
Panorama of Jallianwala Bagh | Commons

Jallianwala Bagh massacre: ‘Amidst hundreds of corpses, I passed my night, crying and watching’

As the bodies and crowds blocked the exits, bullets would ricochet off the surrounding walls, or fragment, and injure more people.
Panorama of Jallianwala Bagh | Commons

It’s 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh, not that you would know if you were at the memorial

The memorial is a picture of apathy and its most popular attraction — a 52-minute sound and light show — was last conducted in 2014.
File image of Laxmi Kanta Chawla | Facebook

BJP leader takes a train from Amritsar to Ayodhya, says no ‘achhe din’ in railways

BJP’s Laxmi Kanta Chawla, travelling on Saryu-Yamuna Express, has a message for Modi & Piyush Goyal — stop thinking of bullet trains, Indian Railways.
Amritsar train accident

Navjot Kaur Sidhu given ‘clean chit’ in probe into Amritsar train tragedy

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu was the chief guest at a Dussehra event in Amritsar where a train tragedy claimed 60 lives. 
Wailing relatives of a victim of the grenade attack in the Nirankari Bhawan | PTI

Khalistan Liberation Force operative held for Sunday’s grenade attack in Amritsar

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh says the arrested man helped identify the second perpetrator who is absconding, grenade given by Pakistan-based handler.
A Nirankari congregation

Rivalry between Sikhs & Nirankaris is almost a century old

The Nirankaris and the Sikhs have shared a deeply troubled relationship since before Independence.

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ram madhav

Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.