Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Punjab

‘Falsehood, devoid of facts’ — Punjab Police chief rebuts claims of deteriorating law & order

Data shows that while cases of murder, snatching and extremism reported to the police remain static, there was an increase in instances of extortion in Punjab after the killing of Sidhu Moose Wala.

New farm flashpoint in making? Why Modi govt’s MSP panel has Punjab govt, farm bodies on edge

Experts say future recommendations by the committee could lead to rejig of procurement system in states like Punjab, which may spark conflict between the AAP-governed state & Modi govt.

5 DGPs in 10 months — why Punjab Police ‘musical chairs’ has triggered alarm

Constant overhauls at a time when Punjab is facing major law & order challenges mean no senior officer in one position for over 3-4 months at a stretch. AAP plays down reshuffle.

Former WWE wrestler ‘The Great Khali’ accused of slapping Punjab toll booth employee

A purported video of the incident, however, does not show the former wrestler slapping the toll worker. According to police, no complaint has been filed by either side.

Punjab CM Mann set to remarry in Chandigarh. Kejriwal ‘special guest’, Sisodia likely to attend

The private ceremony will take place at his residence Thursday. According to reports, the 48-year-old will be marrying Dr Gurpreet Kaur, who is from Sangrur district.

Simranjit Mann drops ‘Striving for Khalistan’ from Twitter bio after bypoll win, then restores it

Mann, chief of an Akali Dal splinter faction, was elected to Sangrur seat Sunday. An ex-IPS officer who resigned to protest Operation Blue Star, he has a history of pro-Khalistan comments.

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.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.