Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicParkash Singh Badal

Topic: Parkash Singh Badal

Not royalty nor father figure — Why Punjab’s 1st Dalit CM Channi is a ‘refreshing change’

For over 20 years, Punjab had been used to either Parkash Singh Badal, 93, or the 79-year-old royal, Amarinder Singh, as CM. The younger Channi is a change  — in attitude & working style. 

Only 3 parties & BJP’s Birender Singh attend OP Chautala rally for non-BJP, non-Congress front

INLD invited regional leaders like Mulayam, Mamata and Nitish to mark birth anniversary of ex-deputy PM Devi Lal, but only P.S. Badal, Farooq Abdullah and K.C. Tyagi attended.

Former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal to appear before SIT in 2015 Kotkapura firing case

Badal was the chief minister of Punjab during the police firing at people protesting against desecration of religious texts that took place in Faridkot's Kotkapura in 2015.

SIT summons former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal in 2015 Kotkapura police firing case

The investigation pertains to police firing on people protesting against the alleged desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in Faridkot district.

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.

Narendra Modi is ruling India as if it was another state and he is still a chief minister

PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have brought to the capital what they know best — the tried and tested best-practices from the 'CM model of governance'.

Bad news for Badals ahead of SGPC polls as HC tells CBI to hand over sacrilege probe to police

Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday ordered CBI to hand over case, in which Akali leaders are the accused, to the Punjab Police, a long-standing demand of ruling Congress. 

Social worker returns Padma Shri, ex-boxing coach his Dronacharya in solidarity with farmers

Social worker Baba Sewa Singh & ex-national boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu are latest in list of personalities from Punjab who announced their intention to return their awards.

Arnab calls Badal’s award return ‘hypocritical’, Ravish on ‘langar’ in Vigyan Bhawan

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal returns Padma Vibhushan in protest against farm laws

The Shiromani Akali Dal leader said the farmers are waging a bitter struggle in the severe cold just to secure their fundamental right to life.

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Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.