Saturday, 21 May, 2022
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Topic: BJP Punjab

Building bridges with Sikhs, fighting ‘fanaticism’ at core of Modi’s Red Fort address tonight

PM Modi will address nation Thursday night to commemorate 400th Parkash Purab of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Showcasing India's treatment of minorities among objectives too.

End of the road for Captain Amarinder? Ex-CM receives shock defeat on home turf Patiala

Initial trends revive speculation in Punjab’s political circles about where Captain Amarinder goes from here, & whether this is where the curtains fall on his career as a politician.

Majha votes, Punjab follows? Not just Sidhu vs Majithia, here’s why all eyes are on this region

Battle between SAD’s Majithia & Punjab Congress chief Sidhu in Amritsar East is one of many contests involving top leaders in region that often decides elections.

Amarinder to fight on home turf Patiala Urban, ex-hockey captain Ajit Pal also in PLC 1st list

Punjab Lok Congress’ list of 22 candidates includes 8 Jat Sikhs, 4 Dalit Sikhs, 3 OBCs , and 5 Hindus. Ajit Pal Singh will fight the 20 Feb elections from Nakodar seat in Jalandhar.

BJP, SAD, PLC seek postponement of Punjab assembly polls in view of Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Former chief minister Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Lok Congress also supported the demand for postponing the election by a week.

CM Channi expresses ‘regret & pain’, insists PM security wasn’t breached as blame game begins

PM Modi was stranded on a flyover for 15-20 mins and had to cancel visit to Ferozepur after protesters blocked road. BJP called it 'construct' of Congress govt in Punjab.

BJP’s quest for star power in Punjab leads to ex-cricketer Dinesh Mongia, once a ‘fixing-accused’

Mongia played for India in 2003 World Cup, but match-fixing allegations tainted his career. Two Congress MLAs Fateh Jung Bajwa and Balwinder Singh Laddi also join BJP.

Granth Sahib is ‘living Guru’, so BJP wants attempt to murder charge in Punjab ‘sacrilege’ cases

After Punjab Deputy CM Randhawa wrote to Amit Shah demanding president’s nod to 2 state bills mandating life term for sacrilege, BJP accuses Congress of 'diverting attention'.

BJP in talks with Amarinder, SAD’s Dhindsa to forge alliance in Punjab, says Amit Shah

During the keynote address at the HT Leadership Summit, Shah ruled out the possibility of farmer protests impacting Punjab and UP polls & said the elections will now be fought on merit.

Ready to contest all 117 seats in Punjab alone, Punjab BJP chief says at National Executive

Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma signals party isn’t looking to enter an alliance, after former CM Captain Amarinder Singh had said his new party would look to partner up with it.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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