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AAP sets sights on 2022 Punjab polls with attacks on Amarinder over Covid crisis

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann takes potshot at Amarinder Singh going into home quarantine, says CM has been in virtual ‘home quarantine’ since 2017.
Amarinder Singh with Rahul Gandhi

The Congress vs Congress politics playing out in Punjab as ‘Team Rahul’ takes on Amarinder

Some of CM Amarinder Singh's sharpest criticism over the hooch tragedy has not been from the opposition Akali Dal, but party colleagues within the Congress.

CBI-Punjab Police tussle continues over who should probe sacrilege cases that name Badals

Earlier this month, CBI moved trial court to restrain Punjab Police from conducting a ‘parallel probe’, even though SC had dismissed its plea to continue probing the case.
File image of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh | Photo: ANI

People coming to Punjab for less than 72 hours to be exempt from 14-day home quarantine

CM Amarinder Singh said it was decided to provide this concession to facilitate students coming for exams or business travellers, whose stay would be less than 72 hours.
The Punjab govt's decision to redevelop the plot of the GuruNanakDev thermal power plant has stoked fresh controversy | Courtesy: @HarsimratBadal_

Why state-owned electricity firms are under a cloud in power-surplus Punjab

The Punjab govt's decision to redevelop the land on which its oldest power plant, shut down in 2018, stands has brought out old concerns.
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Teachers to stand in for police? Even ministers differ as big debate rages in Punjab

In two controversial orders issued and revoked since 21 May, Punjab govt teachers were deployed to check illegal liquor smuggling and illegal sand mining.
File image of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh | Photo: ANI

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh accuses Centre of failing to help states amid Covid-19 crisis

The Punjab chief minister said currently all the steps to restart economic activity in the state have been taken by the state govt.
File image of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh | Photo: @capt_amarinder | Twitter

Amarinder calls cabinet meet today to ‘resolve’ spat between chief secretary and ministers

The meeting will be held at the civil secretariat. There are also talks going on for a cabinet reshuffle to placate the council of ministers.
The pilgrims from Nanded waiting to be tested | By special arrangement

Punjab to test everyone it’s bringing back from other states, after 8 cases from Nanded

8 pilgrims who returned from Maharashtra's Nanded Sunday have tested positive for Covid-19. Govt has ordered compulsory testing for everyone returning to Punjab from other states.
The hand sanitisers with pictures of Dushyant Chautala (left) and Khattar | Twitter: Randeep Surjewala | @rssurjewala

Congress, Akalis, JJP call each other out over CM photos on hand sanitisers and ration bags

While Congress slammed BJP-led Haryana govt for photos of CM Khattar and his deputy Chautala, its govt in Punjab is under fire for the same reason.

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An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.


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

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
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.