Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicPunjab Congress

Topic: Punjab Congress

Congress files complaint to EC, says ED raids on Punjab CM’s relatives ‘politically motivated’

The Congress delegation, which submitted a memorandum to chief election commissioner, claimed the raids are a 'violation of the Model Code of Conduct'.

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.

Congress releases first list of 86 candidates for upcoming Punjab polls

In its first list, Congress has fielded CM Channi from Chamkaur Sahib, PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu from Amritsar East, and deputy CM Sukhjinder Randhawa from Dera Baba Nanak.

Congress finalises candidates for Punjab assembly elections, list to be out soon

Due to a lack of consensus on repeating some of the sitting MLAs, the party’s screening committee would meet again on Friday. The elections in Punjab will be held on 14 February.

Cure cancer, undo death: Punjab’s Christian ‘prophet, pastors’ offer miracles, compete with deras

A new crop of charismatic young Christian ‘faith healers’ claim to exorcise ghosts and cure illnesses. But many question these 'miracles', and the way these ministries operate.

More trouble for Punjab Congress as Sidhu slams govt on Majithia, Deputy CM Randhawa hits back

Deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa is the latest Congress leader to speak out against state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been openly criticising the govt.

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.

Granth Sahib is ‘living Guru’, so BJP wants attempt to murder charge in Punjab ‘sacrilege’ cases

After Punjab Deputy CM Randhawa wrote to Amit Shah demanding president’s nod to 2 state bills mandating life term for sacrilege, BJP accuses Congress of 'diverting attention'.

‘Can’t accept Punjab’s suffocation’: Veteran Congress leader Rana Gurmit Sodhi joins BJP

Submitting his resignation, Sodhi, an MLA for the last four terms and who is considered close to former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, said only PM Modi and BJP can save the state.

Channi & Sidhu patched up, but Punjab Congress now facing leaders’ squabbles in Doaba & Majha

Deputy CM SS Randhawa & minister Rana Gurjeet’s showdown at cabinet meeting is not the only battle Congress leaders are fighting among themselves before assembly polls.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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