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Members of a conglomerate of 30 farmer unions during a meeting in Punjab on 18 November 2020 | By special arrangement

Punjab farmers say won’t let passenger trains to run, ask Centre to allow goods trains first

Protesting farmers say the 'stubborn attitude' of the central government in not allowing good strains to run in Punjab is unfortunate.
Shiromani Akali Dal MLAs arrive at the Punjab assembly on tractors, in solidarity with farmers protesting against the Modi govt's farm acts | By special arrangement

Tractors, dharnas & 30 mins of business on Day 1 of Punjab special session against farm laws

Opposition AAP and Akali Dal have demanded copies of the proposed legislation against the Modi govt’s farm laws before it is introduced in Punjab assembly.
Sukhpal Singh Khaira

Punjab MLA Khaira questions clean chit to minister in scholarship ‘scam’, seeks judicial probe

Citing details from ThePrint article analysing two reports related to the Dalit scholarship 'scam', Sukhpal Singh Khaira said probe should be conducted by a sitting HC judge.
Punjab civil secretariat in Chandigarh

How Punjab chief secy report absolving minister in Rs 64-cr ‘scam’ seemed to ignore ‘evidence’

Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan’s report is based on another report submitted by a three-member committee of IAS officers that probed the Dalit scholarship ‘scam’.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh | Twitter

Punjab approves 33% quota for women for direct recruitment in state civil services

The cabinet Wednesday approved the Punjab Civil Services (Reservation of Posts for Women) Rules, 2020, to provide for the reservation for women.
Farmers protest against the new agriculture laws in Ludhiana, Punjab, Wednesday | Photo: ANI

Punjab’s protesting farmers reject Centre’s offer to meet, say withdraw farm acts first

Farmer bodies say they’ll further intensify stir after rejecting Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal’s invite for a meeting at Delhi’s Krishi Bhawan.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh | Photo: ANI

CM Amarinder transfers Punjab IAS officer who accused minister of scam, draws flak

Kirpa Shankar Saroj, whose report indicted minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, has been sent from social welfare to the animal husbandry and fisheries department.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh and other Congress leaders at a protest against the Modi government's new farm laws in Khatkar Kalan Monday | Photo: ANI

Amarinder vows to fight ‘malicious, anti-national’ farm laws through agitation, legal action

Punjab CM says he’ll do anything to protect farmers from Modi govt’s ‘nefarious designs’, says Pakistan could take advantage if there’s unrest in border state.
Congress Rajya Sabha MP and Punjab leader Partap Singh Bajwa | Photo: Facebook | Partap Singh Bajwa

Congress MP Bajwa takes on CM Amarinder again, this time over Dalit scholarships scam

Bajwa and Amarinder are now arguing over the MP’s demand for an independent probe into Punjab minister S.S. Dharamsot’s alleged involvement in the scam.
Seven chief ministers attend a virtual opposition meeting called by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday | Photo: ANI

Opposition CMs’ meet sees fiery Uddhav Thackeray & Sonia Gandhi-Mamata Banerjee bonding

Thackeray urges opposition leaders to do more than chit-chat, saying we must fight the Modi govt. Other CMs raise issues like postponement of NEET & JEE, privatisation.

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Protesting farmers at Talwandi Sabo | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

What Modi govt can do to placate angry farmers and end their protests

Problem is Modi government has failed to explain how it intends to compensate those farmers and regions that will lose out if subsidies are eliminated.
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Why RBI is expected to keep interest rates unchanged tomorrow

The 6-member Monetary Policy Committee is forecast to hold benchmark repurchase rate at 4% Friday, according to all 30 economists surveyed by Bloomberg.

Defence

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh at the Naval Air Station in Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Island, on 13 November 2020. Photo: Twitter/@SpokespersonMoD

Why Indian Navy is getting a camouflage uniform like the Army and Air Force

Navy camouflage uniform that will replace 'Dress No. 10A' — light blue half-sleeve shirt and navy blue trousers — has been introduced for officers. Sailors will get it by October 2021.

Shambles over farmers’ protest shows Modi-Shah BJP needs a Punjab tutorial

Modi-Shah BJP has tended to patronise Punjab & Sikhs, instead of being a respectful partner. Its strategy to tackle protests farm laws crisis has given Sikhs the good fight they love.