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Shiromani Akali Dal Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral | Photo: Sajid Ali | ThePrint

After Arun Jaitley, no one in BJP understands psyche of Punjab, says SAD MP Naresh Gujral

Underlining the farm bills issue, Gujral said, 'I hope that even at this late stage the Centre would show some sensitivity in dealing with the situation before it gets out of hand.'
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.
Justin Trudeau

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.
Mayawati

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.
Kamal Nath

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.

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JP Nadda and Rahul Gandhi

JP Nadda and Rahul Gandhi have built the same team. Modi’s governance plans can wait

If you look at the credentials of BJP president JP Nadda’s new appointees, you will know why Modi-Shah’s party has a rough road ahead.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.