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The Punjab govt's decision to redevelop the plot of the GuruNanakDev thermal power plant has stoked fresh controversy | Courtesy: @HarsimratBadal_

Why state-owned electricity firms are under a cloud in power-surplus Punjab

The Punjab govt's decision to redevelop the land on which its oldest power plant, shut down in 2018, stands has brought out old concerns.
BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda (L) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal join hands during a joint press conference regarding their parties alliance for the Delhi Assembly elections, in New Delhi. | PTI

Shiromani Akali Dal will support BJP in Delhi elections, says JP Nadda

Akali Dal's decision to not contest the upcoming Delhi assembly polls had triggered concerns in the BJP that it may alienate a section of Sikh voters.

Punjab breaks Modi wave as Congress wins big, BJP-Akali down to 4 seats

The Amarinder Singh-led Congress has won 8 of Punjab’s 13 seats. The Badals have won the only 2 seats for the SAD, while AAP has been reduced to 1.
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India shocked after Canada removes Khalistan from its report on terror threats

Indian officials described the report as a full retreat by Ottawa after Canada govt erased references to Sikh extremism in it.
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BSP’s Dalit empowerment agenda has failed to find takers in community bastion Punjab

It's the BSP's depleting vote share in Punjab that has forced it to enter this election season as part of a 'fourth front' mainly comprising AAP rebels.
BJP President Amit Shah | Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

BJP & Shiromani Akali Dal will fight 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Punjab together: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah announced the alliance and said the SAD will contest 10 seats and BJP on three.
Youth Akali Dal members blacken the statue of Rajiv Gandhi in Ludhiana | PTI

Why Akalis & AAP are reigniting 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue in Punjab

The two main opposition parties in Punjab have latched on to the issue in a bid to improve their 2019 electoral prospects.
Panorama of Jallianwala Bagh | Commons

British govt should apologise for Jallianwala Bagh massacre, says SAD member

On the centenary year of massacre, SAD member Prem Singh Chandumajra demanded the apology in the Lok Sabha.
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Rahul Gandhi rubbing salt on the wounds of 1984 riots victims: Akali Dal on Kamal Nath appointment

Shiromani Akali Dal alleged that Kamal Nath had a hand in the anti-Sikh riots that broke out in Delhi in 1984.
File photo of Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal | @officeofssbadal/Twitter

Punjab govt failed to incentivise farmers for stubble burning, says SAD chief

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said a 'huge scam' was in the making and would be uncovered in the coming days raising doubts over the utilisation of Rs 385 crore.

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

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File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

No de-escalation in Ladakh yet, but some forward movement could be expected this week

India and China have agreed on an initial de-escalation plan and a 72-hour observation window to make sure steps agreed upon have been taken on the ground.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.