Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicPunjab Elections

Topic: Punjab Elections

AAP will announce CM candidate for Punjab polls tomorrow, Arvind Kejriwal says

Kejriwal had said that MP Bhagwant Mann was his choice for the chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming polls but Mann insisted that the people of Punjab should make this decision.

Sidhu says Congress ‘may spring surprise on CM face’, talks of ‘character crisis’ in Punjab

In an interview with ThePrint, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, 58, weighs in on his CM ambitions, but stays non-committal on Pakistan’s role in Punjab’s drug problem.

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.

AAP’s election anthem shows its intentions in Punjab. It’s going past Sikh voters

For a party that has struggled to get around the outsider tag, the Aam Aadmi Party has turned the disadvantage of being 'non-Punjabi' into a virtue.

AAP will announce chief ministerial face for Punjab polls next week, says Arvind Kejriwal

Targetting the Channi-led govt, Delhi CM assured that the state’s law and order situation will be improved once the Aam Aadmi Party comes to power in Punjab.

Why AAP stands to lose the most as farmers decide to go solo in Punjab polls

Farmers' Samyukta Samaj Morcha claimed it was in talks with AAP about possible alliance, but they ended because of disagreements over candidates. AAP has denied any such dialogue.

Seven debates India is looking forward to in 2022

From elections to a new President, Covid to principles-based debates, the year ahead will be tentative, even frustrating.

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.

Rs 2k/month, 8 LPG annually — Navjot Sidhu promises to women homemakers ahead of Punjab polls

Punjab Congress chief virtually outdo those of AAP's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal, who has promised Rs 1,000 to all women in the state.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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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