Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Punjab

Fiery orator, ‘Bhindranwale 2.0’ — who’s Amritpal Singh, new ‘head’ of Deep Sidhu’s Waris Punjab De

Under the close watch of investigating agencies, Amritpal Singh Sandhu, newly appointed head of a faction of Deep Sidhu's Waris Punjab De, is filling a vacuum in Punjab politics.

Jailed in Punjab, acquitted in Bengal—How judiciary handled drug law violations

In 'Truth Pill: The Myth of Drug Regulation in India', authors Dinesh S. Thakur and Prashant Reddy T. expose the faulty drug regulation in India.

Latest in Sidhu Moosewala case – Lawrence Bishnoi’s close aide escapes police custody

Deepak Tinu, one of the main accused in the murder, escaped on Sunday. Teams have been deployed to find him & no personnel will be spared 'if found involved,' said the police.

After Haryana, now Punjab records rain damage to paddy. Farmers to ‘wait & watch’, may seek relief

Jagmohan Singh of BKU (Dakaunda) says farmers expecting 40% loss in early rice varieties. According to experts, crop damage of this nature has taken place after almost a decade.

Finding Channi: Punjab ex-CM still in US, writing PhD thesis on Congress poll strategy

The ex-CM was last seen at a public event on Eid and has since been missing from the political scene. Channi has plans to return to India next month, says his brother.

‘Bid to quell protests’ — Chandigarh campus tense as classes cancelled for a week after ‘video leak’

University founder denies claim that efforts were made to suppress protests, adds there was a 'communication gap'. Students face inconveniences leaving campus at short notice.

‘Drunk’ Mann deplaned at Frankfurt, says opposition. Punjab CM meets Kejriwal, AAP denies claims

Row over last-minute rescheduling of CM's flight from Frankfurt as opposition cites news reports to claim he was 'too drunk to walk', demands inquiry. AAP says such comments 'unethical.

Congress didn’t buy weapons, but today nation secure, says Amarinder Singh after joining BJP

The former Congress chief minister said Punjab has suffered as a border state for decades, and that he needed to join a party that could stand up to hostile neighbours.

Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh likely to join BJP, merge his Punjab Lok Congress with it

The 80-year-old Singh had floated Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) last year after quitting the Congress following his unceremonious exit as chief minister.

AAP-ruled Punjab is missing the ‘Delhi model’ Kejriwal is promising in Gujarat and Himachal  

If BJP has the Gujarat model, AAP has the Delhi model. But the Chandigarh University video clip leak shows one has a glaring problem.

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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.