Monday, 8 August, 2022
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Topic: Punjab

Gurdaspur bypoll result is a wake-up call for SAD-BJP, big boost for Congress

Bypoll outcome has proved again that Punjab is not smitten by Modi; AAP receives yet another setback

For the BJP, wide margin of defeat in Gurdaspur is nothing short of humiliation

The resounding defeat of AAP is an indication that Punjab is back to its conventional two-party system

BJP blames Gurdaspur loss on faulty candidate selection, lack of support

BJP insiders say senior leaders abstained from campaigning for Swaran Singh Salaria, who was defeated by Congress’ Sunil Jakhar by 1.9 lakh votes

Few takers for Punjab govt’s ‘best’ solution to stubble burning

Even farmers in the ‘model district’ of Patiala continue to defy court orders to burn stubble, and are demanding incentives to manage crop residue.

Once apolitical, Ram Rahim made himself indispensable to political parties

Once apolitical, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh became a political force as he began influencing elections to escape criminal cases.

Pakistan’s new census: What has changed in 20 years

Pakistan’s new census, held after nearly two decades, and marred by series of attacks on census workers, shows what has changed in its demographic

‘I will purify you’: What the two rape victims testified against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

The ordeal that the two rape victims had gone through at Ram Rahim’s dera as evidenced by court records

Clueless in Babaland

Gurmeet Ram Rahim is just the most colourful and blingy of north India's Godmen. He is also the first one the law has caught up with.

Understanding Deras and the violence after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s conviction

Why are there so many deras in Punjab and how do they work? ThePrint's Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta explains.

Ram Rahim convicted: Haryana’s poor law and order record faces another harsh test

The state’s effectiveness to deal with such a situation is under scrutiny, given Haryana’s reputation as a “soft” government incapable of handling law and order with an iron fist.

On Camera

YourTurn

Illustration by Manisha Yadav | ThePrint

After Mammootty and Mohanlal, who? Fahadh Faasil is the new poster boy of Malayalam cinema

Fahadh Faasil won’t play your garden-variety hero. He’s bending the norms, creating his own multiverse and getting pan-Indian acclaim.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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