Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicPunjab assembly election

Topic: Punjab assembly election

‘Sand mafia, goonda tax’: Illegal mining is no secret, but still an election issue in Punjab

With illegal sand mining becoming a poll issue, ThePrint visited SBS Nagar and Rupnagar districts to find out how and why such sites operate, and what local authorities are doing.

Channi and Sidhu put Rahul Gandhi on notice over Congress’ Punjab CM face

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Thursday that the party will announce its CM candidate based on the decision taken by workers.

Majha votes, Punjab follows? Not just Sidhu vs Majithia, here’s why all eyes are on this region

Battle between SAD’s Majithia & Punjab Congress chief Sidhu in Amritsar East is one of many contests involving top leaders in region that often decides elections.

BJP’s 1st list for Punjab polls features mostly tried-and-tested leaders, some turncoats too

BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh says 12 farmers, 13 Sikhs and eight SC members are on the list. There are doctors, sportspersons and industrialists in those categories.

From ‘Jugnu’ to AAP’s CM face in Punjab, ex-comedian Bhagwant Mann is no stranger to big stage

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal declared Mann — the party’s sole Lok Sabha MP & Punjab convenor — AAP’s CM candidate for upcoming state polls Tuesday in long-awaited announcement.

Aam Aadmi Party names Bhagwant Mann as its chief ministerial face for Punjab polls

While making the announcement, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that more than 93% of people chose Bhagwant Mann in their submissions for the party’s chief ministerial candidate.

Ravidas Jayanti & the Dalit vote — why Punjab parties got EC to shift polling date by 6 days

The EC Monday postponed Punjab assembly elections from 14 to 20 February, avoiding a date on which lakhs of voters would likely be out of state to honour Sant Ravidas.

BJP, SAD, PLC seek postponement of Punjab assembly polls in view of Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Former chief minister Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Lok Congress also supported the demand for postponing the election by a week.

Congress banks on ministers, sitting MLAs in first list for Punjab polls

The first list includes Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Navjot Sidhu, all cabinet ministers barring Brahm Mohindra.

Kejriwal backs MP Mann as AAP’s Punjab CM face, but asks voters to make final choice

Bhagwant Mann is the ‘tallest leader’ of the party, says AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, announces phone number through which people can convey their preferred CM face from party for Punjab.

On Camera

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Funeral ceremony of Major Nair | By special arrangement

The wife, the family and the Army – the politics of ‘Veer Nari’ and compensation

India has the highest number of war widows in the world, but little research on their lived experiences. Perhaps it's time to question the Army's dynamics and relationship with women.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.
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