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Amarinder blames Sidhu for ‘poor’ Congress showing in Punjab’s urban areas

Amarinder Singh & Navjot Singh Sidhu, two of the Congress' most prominent faces in Punjab, have been at loggerheads since the week before Punjab voted on 19 May.

Punjab breaks Modi wave as Congress wins big, BJP-Akali down to 4 seats

The Amarinder Singh-led Congress has won 8 of Punjab’s 13 seats. The Badals have won the only 2 seats for the SAD, while AAP has been reduced to 1.
File image of AAP MP Bhagwant Mann | Facebook

Why Arvind Kejriwal won’t be too keen to celebrate victory of Bhagwant Mann

The journey of Bhagwant Mann, the only AAP leader expected to win in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, has been riddled with controversies.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal addressing a rally in Bathinda

Why these 3 Punjab seats bucked state trend and saw high voter turnout

The constituencies of Ferozepur, Bathinda and Sangrur recorded over 70% voter turnout even as polling in the rest of the state was at a 10-year low.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh with Navjot Singh Sidhu during a Cabinet meeting in Chandigarh

Congress will move to resolve Amarinder-Sidhu spat only after election results

Two of the Congress' most senior leaders in Punjab, Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, have been at loggerheads since last week.
Paramjit Kaur Khalra | Facebook

In Punjab, this Lok Sabha candidate has put the militancy years back in focus

Paramjit Kaur Khalra, candidate from Khadoor Sahib that was the epicenter of Punjab’s militancy, centered her campaign on the ‘human rights violations’ in those grim years.
AAP MP Bhagwant Mann at a rally in Sangrur, Punjab.

No joke, AAP’s comedian-MP Bhagwant Mann gets all serious as his party struggles in Punjab

Bhagwant Mann insists AAP is different from its 2014 avatar, without 'those hankering for power', but his campaign has a far more serious tenor this time around.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh

‘Secular’ Congress’ Punjab poll campaign hinges on these 3 religious issues

The Congress has been attacking the Akalis and the Badals in particular over the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in 2015 and their control over the SGPC. 

How Modi’s 1984 riots attack on Congress could be turning point for BJP-SAD poll campaign

Congress had cornered Akalis on the 2015 sacrilege issue, but Modi’s anti-Sikh riots attack at Bathinda rally has given new life to BJP-SAD's defensive campaign.
File photo| Narendra Modi during an election campaign in Uttar Pradesh | PTI

Before last phase polling, a determined Modi has rattled two key rivals – Mamata & Mayawati

Modi is throwing everything he has into this last phase. And Mamata and Mayawati’s responses show his barbs have hit home.

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

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An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.