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Farmers in Punjab's Tarn Taran burn stubble in their fields | Photo: ANI

Stubble burning in Punjab up 67%, govt officials blame lockdown for early paddy cultivation

Punjab govt has taken a number of steps to curb stubble burning, but has still registered 16,058 incidents between 21 September and 26 October this year.
Farmers in Punjab and many other states have been agitating against the Modi government's new laws on agriculture | Photo: ANI

Punjab farmers suspend rail roko for goods trains, protest to focus on BJP leaders, corporates

The protesting farmers have decided to suspend their rail roko until 4 November, in response to an appeal from Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to allow goods trains to run.
Punjab Social Welfare Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot | Facebook

SAD walks out of Punjab assembly over clean chit to Congress minister in scholarship scam

The SAD had sought time to discuss the issue during the special assembly session, but their request was turned down by the Speaker.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh in the assembly Tuesday | By special arrangement

Punjab assembly passes bills negating Centre’s farm laws, now awaits President’s assent

The Punjab farm bills look to negate the Centre's laws and ensure minimum support price (MSP) for farmers. They also give powers to the state to impose stock limits.
A file photo of Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu. | Photo: YouTube

Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu’s life & how he fought terrorism in Punjab’s bloodiest years

In episode of 595 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delved into Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu's life and the militancy rampant in Punjab in early '90s.
File image of a 30 September protest in Punjab against the Modi government's farm laws | ANI

‘Was told I’m speaking language of Pakistanis’ — Punjab BJP general secy quits over farm laws

Punjab BJP general secretary Malwinder Singh Kang resigned, saying he opposed the three farm laws but 'there is no space for any difference of opinion' in the party.
Punjab civil secretariat in Chandigarh

How Punjab chief secy report absolving minister in Rs 64-cr ‘scam’ seemed to ignore ‘evidence’

Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan’s report is based on another report submitted by a three-member committee of IAS officers that probed the Dalit scholarship ‘scam’.
Covid centre in Kerala

How Kerala and Punjab became ‘worst performing states’ in their handling of Covid

In episode 594 of the #CuttheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta explains the Covid hits and misses of Punjab and Kerala in dealing with the pandemic.
A file photo of Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu. | Photo: YouTube

Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu, who fought militancy in Punjab, shot dead

Balwinder Singh Sandhu and his family was awarded the Shaurya Chakra in 1993 for their armed struggle against militancy in Punjab through the ’80s and early ’90s.
Farmers protest against the new farm laws on a railway track near Amritsar, Punjab | File photo: ANI

Punjab farmers accept Modi govt’s offer to talk, but cracks emerge in their unity

Seven leaders will represent farmer bodies’ conglomerate AIKSCC in Wednesday’s talks with Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.