Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicPunjab assembly election

Topic: Punjab assembly election

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.

‘AAP not what it claims’: Party workers clash in Jalandhar over ticket distribution

Party’s Punjab in-charge holds press conference to induct Congress leader but leaves venue hastily amid protests and slogans. AAP leader says party taking Punjab ‘for a ride’.

BJP’s quest for star power in Punjab leads to ex-cricketer Dinesh Mongia, once a ‘fixing-accused’

Mongia played for India in 2003 World Cup, but match-fixing allegations tainted his career. Two Congress MLAs Fateh Jung Bajwa and Balwinder Singh Laddi also join BJP.

With polls coming up, only 40% adults in Punjab are fully vaccinated, lowest in India

National average on 27 December was 62 per cent. ‘Vaccine indifference’, strike by healthcare staff cited as reasons for pace of vaccination in Punjab.

Tiffin bombs, Pakistani drones with deadly payloads — alarming finds in Punjab before polls

Police says Ludhiana blast Thursday to be probed in line with series of recoveries of RDX, grenades, arms, cash in Punjab over the past year.

Farmer leader Gurnam Chaduni launches party ‘to purify politics’ & contest in Punjab polls

Chaduni, a member of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, said his party — Sanyukt Sangharsh Party — will try to contest all 117 assembly seats in the state.

Protests over, 32 farmer unions of Punjab begin to split on whether to take political plunge

The 32 farmer unions that spearheaded anti-farm laws agitation in Punjab were to gather at Golden Temple, but many prominent ones decided to give it a miss.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.
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Wider reopening from pandemic, strong demand takes India past inflation for now

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, who is due to lead a meeting of the policy panel next month, has signalled more tightening to keep inflation from denting household spending power.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

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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