Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicPunjab Congress

Topic: Punjab Congress

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.

Teachers, ASHAs, nurses, bus employees — why Punjab has become a state of strikes

At least a dozen unions are on streets demanding regularisation of services, employment or better salaries. With elections near, the protests have become a political issue.

Congress gives Punjab ex-chief Sunil Jakhar key poll role, but his tiff with Sidhu is a worry

In a notice Monday, Congress high command named Jakhar in-charge of 2022 poll campaign committee. Ambika Soni & Partap Singh Bajwa also get important positions.

Does a legion of fans guarantee votes? Sidhu Moose Wala and Congress hope so, experts unsure

The 28-year-old singer has millions of social media followers and hit music albums, but has also been accused of promoting gun violence in his music.

‘Kaale angrez, fake Kejriwal’ — gloves off as Channi & Delhi CM bid to be Punjab’s real aam aadmi

Charanjit Singh Channi & Arvind Kejriwal both have eyes set on common man votebank for 2022. From a 'contest' on poll promises to personal attacks, nothing is off limits.

Navjot Singh Sidhu retracts his resignation as Punjab Congress president

Sidhu says he will assume charge the day Punjab gets a new Advocate General. He had earlier expressed his reservations over senior advocate A.P.S. Deol's appointment to the post.

Full text of Amarinder Singh’s resignation letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi

In his 7-page resignation letter to AICC acting president Sonia Gandhi, Amarinder Singh slammed the Gandhis for a 'conspiracy' to oust him from the state government.

‘Anarchy’, ‘Daily Soap Opera’ — Manish Tewari on Punjab Congress infighting

The Anandpur Sahib MP tweeted that party leaders are “squabbling publicly with each other like children”, using “guttural language” that “even fish wives would not use”.

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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

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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.
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