Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicPunjab CM

Topic: Punjab CM

Best way to celebrate Bhagat Singh—rescue his memory from meeting the fate of Gandhi, Nehru

Bhagat Singh faces the ominous prospect of turning into an empty signifier, a symbol without substance, just a basanti pagri worn by anyone for anything.

Punjab CM Channi requests Centre to withdraw its order postponing paddy procurement

Meanwhile, the Haryana BKU chief has said farmers will protest outside houses of MPs, MLAs of ruling BJP-JJP in the state if the govt fails to begin paddy procurement on 1 October.

After first Dalit CM, Punjab gets a Dalit DGP — its third since Independence

Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota took charge as the DGP of Punjab police Saturday. Before him, the state had last had a Dalit DGP in 2009.

What Jat and Dalit Sikhs say about Congress’ Punjab move and next CM: Survey

Prashnam survey asked Punjab voters who among Charanjit Channi, Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu should be the Congress' CM face in the upcoming assembly election.

Punjab’s many Dalit Sikhs – Ramdasia, Ravidasia, Mazhabis, Ranghretas, Rai, Sansi

Charanjit Singh Channi is a Ramdasia, whose elevation as Punjab CM has propelled the issues and political identity of Dalit Sikhs to the centre stage of the state's politics.

Congress got the messaging right in Punjab but the Gandhis and Sidhu can’t celebrate yet

If Channi succeeds in doing what Amarinder couldn’t do in over four years, it would be difficult for the Gandhis to boot him out. That will trouble Sidhu.

Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab’s first Dalit chief minister

Congress Sunday picked Channi as next chief minister of Punjab after the resignation of Amarinder Singh. State Governor Purohit administered the oath at the Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh.

Behind-the-scene drama: How Sidhu scotched Jakhar’s & Randhawa’s chance before agreeing on Channi

Congress Sunday appointed Charanjit Singh Channi as the new Punjab CM but it wasn't a unanimous decision and left several unhappy faces within the party.

Why Channi is new Punjab CM — Congress eyeing large Dalit vote bank, peace between factions

Punjab has the largest share of Dalit population of any state in the country. And Charanjit Singh Channi is the first CM of the state from the community.

Who is Charanjit Singh Channi, the man who is set to be Punjab’s first Dalit Sikh CM

Channi, minister for technical education & employment generation, is a 3-time MLA from Chamkaur Sahib who has been a critic of outgoing CM Amarinder Singh.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

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.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.