Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicCaptain Amarinder Singh

Topic: Captain Amarinder Singh

Congress veteran Ambika Soni declines Punjab CM’s post, says only a Sikh should hold it

Ambika Soni had emerged as one of the frontrunners for CM chair after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned, but in a Saturday meeting with Rahul Gandhi, she refused the role.

CM Amarinder Singh to attend event to install Navjot Singh Sidhu as Punjab Congress chief

Amarinder Singh had until recently opposed the appointment and had said he won't meet Sidhu until the cricketer-turned-politician apologises for his 'derogatory' tweets against him.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh is ready for truce with Navjot Sidhu if he apologises for his attack on Cong govt

Sidhu has led a public charge against CM Singh over the latter's "unfulfilled promises" ahead of the 2022 assembly polls.

What Sukhpal Khaira’s ghar wapsi to Congress says about Amarinder Singh’s politics

By bringing back Sukhpal Khaira, Amarinder Singh has potentially tackled two issues — putting a strong candidate in SGPC chief Jagir Kaur's seat and countering AAP's revival efforts.

How one act of defiance in Mughal India cemented Sikh-Muslim ties in Punjab’s Malerkotla

Muslim-majority Malerkotla has been declared as the 23rd district of the state, with the Punjab government fulfilling a decade-long demand of its residents.

Probe against Badals in 2015 firing case ‘political agenda’ of current Punjab govt, says HC

In a scathing judgment, Punjab and Haryana HC quashed the probe into two FIRs in the case of police firing on Sikh protesters following incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.

Sidhu now takes direct jibe at CM on desecration probe quashing, says AG made ‘scapegoat’

Sidhu has been indirectly lobbing potshots at CM, who also holds home portfolio, since the investigation was quashed by HC, accusing his govt of not defending case strongly.

Sidhu back on warpath with Amarinder, attacks govt for ‘weak’ defence of desecration probe

Sidhu puts out 13-minute video asking why ‘inconsequential people were being made scapegoats and ministers protected’ after high court quashed Punjab Police probe.

Why Punjab finally relented on direct payment for farmers at 2-hour meet with Piyush Goyal

Rabi marketing season kicks off in Punjab Saturday but, until Thursday, the state and central governments had been locked in a tussle over the mode of payment to farmers.

Even Montek panel wanted to reform Punjab farming like Modi govt. But Amarinder got cold feet

The committee, appointed to recommend post-Covid economic strategy, criticised APMCs’ hold on agriculture and wanted more private players in its marketing.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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