Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicPunjab assembly election

Topic: Punjab assembly election

Three factors that are keeping Punjabi politicians on edge

Punjab polls have new anxieties—first 'Mandal-like' election for some, Jatt Sikh loyalty, and no more piggybacking Hindu votes.

Malwa, Majha, Doaba: Divided by rivers, each Punjab region has distinct political identity

Malwa is the largest political region of Punjab, with 69 seats out of the state's 117. Majha sends 25 representatives, while Doaba sends 23.

Beyond Badals and Amarinder, four political families look to regain lost glory in Punjab

Grandsons of eminent figures — ex-CMs Partap Singh Kairon & Beant Singh, ex-Union minister & Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar, Akali leader Gurcharan Tohra — are in fray in state polls.

In Punjab’s Moga, Sonu Sood campaigns for sister Malvika. Critics call her ‘dummy candidate’

Malvika Sood Sachar, the Congress candidate in Moga constituency, is a social worker who runs a school in the town. Opponents claim the seat will be run from Mumbai if she wins.

‘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.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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