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Topic: Punjab

Life and death of Bhindranwale, one of India’s most dangerous men killed in Op Blue Star

My account of the last months of the dangerous man who Indira Gandhi unleashed her Army on, and sacrificed her life. Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale

Congress going through a difficult phase… but there’s discontent with BJP: Sunil Jakhar

After winning the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll with a margin of 1.93 lakh votes, Sunil Jakhar says the result will energise party cadres across the country.

Gurdaspur verdict is no certificate of success for six-month Congress rule in Punjab

The BJP state unit was faction-ridden, did not have any local leader and relied too much on the Akali leaders' campaign for its Gurdaspur candidate.

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

On Camera

YourTurn

Megha Thakur was no run-of-the mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

Recalling 8 stories of supreme heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 Bangladesh war 

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.