Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicPunjab militancy

Topic: Punjab militancy

Uttarakhand cops allege ‘Khalistan’ link behind 4 arrests for sheltering Pathankot blast accused

Men arrested from Udham Singh Nagar identified as Shamsher, Harpreet, Ajmer and Gurpreet. They are accused of sheltering Sukhpreet Singh, already arrested by Punjab Police.

Former DGP SS Virk, who has joined BJP, battled militancy as IPS officer, defeated graft probe

S.S. Virk survived an assault rifle shot to his jaw in 1988. He received Padma Shri the same year for his contribution in fighting militancy in Punjab.

Punjab Congress MLAs’ sons could turn down Amarinder govt’s job offer as move triggers row

SAD and AAP, as also some Congress leaders, have criticised Amarinder govt's decision to extend jobs to grandsons of two leaders killed during militancy days in 1987.

The murder & kidnapping cases from 1990s against ex-Punjab top cop Sumedh Singh Saini

Saini is charged with murder of an IAS officer’s son, who went missing after his arrest. Supreme Court granted anticipatory bail to Saini, who was on the run for several weeks.

India’s Wars, from J&K to Sri Lanka — new book traces country’s conflict landscape since 1972

Full Spectrum: India's Wars, 1972-2020, written by Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam & published by HarperCollins India, will be released on 21 October on ThePrint's SoftCover.

Rashpal Singh Chandra: Why Hindus of Punjab’s Katani Kalan village hailed this Sikh militant

The anti-Hindu and anti-Congress narrative do not completely define Punjab's militancy movement. This anecdote shows why the sage of militancy is layered.

As Justin Trudeau visits India, Sikh groups in Canada are demanding a separate nation

Sikh groups in Canada, USA and UK openly support a separate Sikh nation, and Indian security agencies believe they are trying to revive militancy in Punjab.

On Camera

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Amitabh Bachchan was a comic book Superman 40 years ago. In a tight, pink costume

Created by Pammi Bakshi and Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan comics cost Rs 4 each 40 years ago. Today, they are a hot collectors' item costing $199 on eBay.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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