Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: Punjab

Key accused in Ludhiana court blast arrested, NIA says he smuggled IED device from Pakistan

According to NIA officials, the accused was associated with a pro-Khalistan group & had coordinated the delivery of explosive, used in the blast, with people from across the border.

‘Who’s the real Punjab DGP?’ Mann govt’s gun order backfires as opposition calls out ‘disparity’

Opposition leaders have been sharing photos of CM Bhagwant Mann & minister Anmol Gagan Maan purportedly posing with guns after Punjab govt notice banning public display of firearms.

Khalistan ideologue Amritpal’s onward march in Punjab, guns & all, aims to ‘spread Sikhism’

Amritpal Singh Sandhu is on a month-long Khalsa march. Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, meanwhile, has questioned his previous 'track record' & said this 'shouldn't be encouraged'.

After attacking Gujarat govt for ‘paper leaks’, AAP faces heat over recruitment ‘scam’ in Punjab

Police bust gang involved in hi-tech cheating during naib tehsildar recruitment exam held by Punjab Public Service Commission in May. Opposition goes all out to attack AAP govt.

Punjab, Haryana can hedge India against climate-induced food shortages. See data

The two states earned a lot of flak during the farmers’ agitation for demanding continuation of the existing system of APMCs and MSP operations.

Dera follower is 2nd Punjab Police protectee killed within week, opposition heat on AAP govt

Pardeep Singh, accused in Bargari sacrilege, was shot Thursday, less than week after killing of a Shiv Sena (Taksali) leader. Deteriorating law & order has put state govt on backfoot.

Akali Dal fends off party rebel to keep grip over SGPC. What is the Sikh body & why it matters

Harjinder Dhami of Shiromani Akali Dal won comfortably, getting 104 of 146 votes. The poll was crucial for Akalis who were facing possibility of losing decades-long control over SGPC.

This village in Jalandhar is 100% stubble burning free & setting an example for all of Punjab

Bajra has been free of farm fires for over five years now. Sarpanch says farmers are given tractor or machinery they need to clear fields without burning stubble.

Hindu leader Sudhir Suri killed in Amritsar, killer’s car had sticker of Sikh preacher’s rally

Police sources say documents found in the car had photos of another Shiv Sena leader Harish Singla, Christian pastor Bajinder Singh.

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.