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Police personnel note down details of passengers travelling from Nanded, who will be subjected to a mandatory 21-day quarantine in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar | PTI

Akal Takht chief angry as Nanded pilgrims battle Tablighi parallels after Covid-19 spurt

The Akal Takht jathedar said pilgrims had been screened at the Nanded gurdwara, and questioned the veracity of the coronavirus tests.

Kashmir’s Chitti Singhpora struggles between remembering and forgetting a 20-yr-old massacre

A plaque embossed in the wall of a gurdwara where 17 of 35 Kashmiri Sikh men were lined up and shot dead is now gone. All that remains are bullet holes.
File photo of Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri

‘Still need proof?’ Minister Puri asks anti-CAA protesters after Nankana Sahib incident

Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted a video of a mob at Guru Nanak’s birthplace, and said it was a clear example of oppression of minorities in Pakistan.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh

‘Secular’ Congress’ Punjab poll campaign hinges on these 3 religious issues

The Congress has been attacking the Akalis and the Badals in particular over the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in 2015 and their control over the SGPC. 

Modi’s GST exemption for Punjab Sewa Bhoj – placated an ally or changed the idea of langar?

The central government launched the Sewa Bhoj Yojana on 1 June, exempting charitable organisations that provide free food from paying GST on the raw materials used. Experts weigh in.

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People standing in queue to buy groceries during coronavirus lockdown in Delhi's Bhajanpura | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

India kept improvising during coronavirus. Age of Pandemics needs a new public health law

An up-to-date legal framework will ensure there is no misuse of police power and human rights are protected. India can't tackle next pandemic with a 19th-century law.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

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Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.