Friday, 18 January, 2019

Topic: Punjab

File photo of Islamic State's flag | Getty

NIA carries out searches in western UP & Punjab looking for ISIS-inspired group

The group is allegedly planning suicide attacks and serial blasts, targeting politicians and government installations in parts of north India.
Arvind Kejriwal

Another Punjab AAP MLA resigns, blames Kejriwal’s ‘dictatorial style of functioning’

Master Baldev Singh, MLA from Jaito who is considered close to rebel leader Sukhpal Khaira, resigned from primary membership of the AAP Wednesday.
Amarinder Singh with Rahul Gandhi

AAP has no identity in Punjab, no need for alliance: Amarinder tells Congress chief Rahul

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said there was no need for Congress to ally with AAP in Punjab, but a final decision is yet to be announced by the party.
H.S. Phoolka | @ChitleenKSethi/Twitter

Senior Punjab leader HS Phoolka quits Aam Aadmi Party

HS Phoolka had earlier resigned from the post of leader of Opposition in Punjab assembly to continue his legal battle for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Woman prepares food on a chulha

Punjab panchayat poll process breaks down over a matter of Rs 7 ‘chulha tax’

Thousands of candidates have been rejected due to non-payment of chulha tax, but they allege officials are not accepting it to favour the Congress.

Punjab debacle in mind, AAP keeps ‘remote control’ away in Haryana

In party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s home state, AAP seems to have learnt its lessons and is getting ready for the Lok Sabha and Haryana assembly polls next year.

This doctor has single-handedly changed Punjab’s approach to its drug problem

Dr Sandeep Bhola has got the state to treat drug addicts as patients and not criminals, and inspired a state-wide drive for de-addiction centres.
File photo of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh

Amarinder Singh attacks Pakistan, defends cabinet colleague Navjot Sidhu

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh took on the Pakistani establishment and its army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, and advised PM Imran Khan to rein the army in.
Surgical strike

No politician helped plan surgical strikes, says officer whose units conducted operation

Lt. General D.S. Hooda (retd), then chief of Northern Command, says 'overhype' around the success of surgical strikes was unwarranted.
File image of relatives of victims of train accident block the accident site in protest against the incident, in Amritsar | Kamal Kishore/PTI

All the mistakes that led to Amritsar train tragedy on Dussehra

ThePrint brings you excerpts from the report submitted to the Punjab government that details all the mistakes that led to the Amritsar train tragedy.
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Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogan...