Monday, 27 June, 2022

Topic: Punjab

Simranjit Mann of SAD-Amritsar is back with big win in Sangrur, blow to AAP & Bhagwant Mann

Loss comes as a huge setback after the party's thumping win in March; law and order was a major poll factor and so was perception of being remote controlled by the AAP Delhi leadership

Suicide or Murder? Varying narratives cloud the truth behind arrested IAS officer’s son’s death

Sanjay Popli, arrested on corruption charges, has alleged his son Kartik was 'murdered'; a family friend says it might have been suicide driven by fear and intimidation by police.

The corrupt won’t be spared, says Punjab CM Mann. Cites ‘One MLA, one pension’ as example

Under the scheme, MLAs will get pension for only one term, instead of for each term served. The CM has said his govt plans to table a bill on the same in the ongoing budget session.

Hospitals without doctors, power cuts: In Punjab’s ‘messed-up’ finances, AAP’s big budget test

Punjab's finances the biggest challenge facing the AAP govt about to table its first budget. ‘Increasing revenue without imposing new taxes’ priority, says finance minister Cheema.

Cheaper booze, more revenue — Why Punjab’s new excise policy is a ‘Balle-Balle’ move for state

With the new excise policy, quality liquor will now be sold in Punjab at lower prices as the government pushes for Indian Made Foreign Liquor in a bid to generate more revenue.

How Punjabi journalists became ‘willing tool’ for extremists and police after Blue Star

In 'Turmoil in Punjab', Ramesh Inder Singh gives an eyewitness account of Operation Blue Star and how the strife in the state led to terrorism in the media.

Minorities panel seeks report from Punjab govt on ‘conversions of Sikhs to Christianity’

Representatives of Punjab govt, Akal Takht and SGPC will attend a meeting called by the National Minorities Commission to discuss the issue on 16 June.

Who is Lawrence Bishnoi? ‘Farmer’s son who threatened Salman now in news for Moose Wala killing’

Believed to be the leader of a 700-member gang, Lawrence Bishnoi's tryst with criminal world is said to have begun during his time at Panjab University.

‘Gang rivalry’ to ‘victim of gang violence’: Why AAP has shifted stance on Moose Wala killing

The AAP govt in Punjab has been facing backlash over the state police's initial theory that singer-rapper Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder was the result of a suspected ‘gang rivalry’.

Bhagwat’s appeal to Hindus sounds sensible. But RSS-BJP-VHP need to be firmer

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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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.