Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicPunjab assembly election

Topic: Punjab assembly election

AAP tears into Moose Wala song ‘calling Punjab voters traitors’, Congress defends poll nominee

Sidhu Moose Wala's new song 'Scapegoat' has sparked row with its line 'Who chose this government, tell me? Tell me now, who’s a traitor'. Rapper was Congress candidate in state polls.

AAP’s Bhagwant Mann to take oath as new Punjab CM on 16 March

Mann also will join AAP national convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for a roadshow on 13 March to mark the party’s thumping victory in Punjab assembly elections.

Exit polls predict BJP to hold UP with reduced majority, to get second term in Manipur too

Pollsters split on Uttarakhand and Goa, indicating a keen contest and a possible hung assembly. Exit polls predict clear majority for AAP in Punjab.

Wearing goggles for secrecy, conjoined twins Sohna-Mohna cast separate votes in Punjab polls

The twins, who had applied to have their names included as separate persons in the electoral rolls soon after turning 18 last year, were hailed as ‘icons of voters with disabilities’.

BJP Punjab chief’s ‘Vote for Congress’ video goes viral on voting day. ‘Good for us’, says Congress

Ashwani Sharma says his statement was ‘twisted and taken out of context to fool the people of the state’. Both Congress & AAP are dangerous for Punjab, he adds.

Manisha Gulati — Punjab women’s panel chief who joined BJP & claims Channi govt victimised her

Gulati had sought clarification on sexual harassment allegations against Channi in 2018. She claims since he became CM, govt has 'snatched many cases' and isn't 'letting me work'.

One thing you are not seeing in Punjab election and Ram Rahim release — power of deras

Deras exist in over 9,000 of the approximately 13,000 villages of Punjab. And politicians from Congress to BJP have been making a beeline for them.

Fighting trolls, social norms & hostile farmers, Mahie Gill plays role of a lifetime in Punjab

Gill, the award-winning star of films like ‘Dev.D’ & ‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster’, is campaigning for the BJP in Punjab, braving protests and appealing to women voters.

‘Representative of the poor’ — Dalit face Charanjit Singh Channi is Congress CM candidate

Channi declared CM candidate by Rahul Gandhi at Ludhiana rally. “I have already accepted decision…will walk shoulder to shoulder with whoever leads state,” says Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Punjab Congress CM face will decide if 60 candidates become MLAs or not, says Sidhu

Only a person who has a roadmap for Punjab and enjoys people’s trust can ensure that 60 contestants get elected as legislators, Navjot Singh Sidhu said.

On Camera

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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