Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicPunjab Congress

Topic: Punjab Congress

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.

SC asks Punjab govt not to arrest SAD leader Bikram Majithia in drugs case till 31 Jan

The pre-arrest bail plea of Majithia, who has been booked under the NDPS Act, was dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on 24 January.

‘Thor’ Channi, ‘chance’ for Kejriwal & SAD exposing ‘liars & thugs’ in Punjab’s digital campaign

With Election Commission putting a ban on physical rallies & roadshows till 31 January, political parties in Punjab are doing their best to use the virtual medium to reach voters.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

News anchors Rahul Shiv Shankar, Arnab Goswami, Sweta Singh, Bhupendra Chaubey and Navika Kumar | Arindam Mukherjee/ThePrint

Why do anchors have all the fun? Because it’s prime time on Indian news TV

If only all reporters were given more respect and airtime, we would be looking forward to switching on our TV sets at the end of the day.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

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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