Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Topic: SAD

Modi’s GST exemption for Punjab Sewa Bhoj – placated an ally or changed the idea of langar?

The central government launched the Sewa Bhoj Yojana on 1 June, exempting charitable organisations that provide free food from paying GST on the raw materials used. Experts weigh in.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

TalkPoint: Has BJP’s big brother attitude damaged NDA beyond repair?

Experts weigh in on the turmoil within the National Democratic Alliance (with the TDP and Shiv Sena) as allies say that BJP ignores their suggestions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha

Remember your hatred for the Congress: PM Modi’s subtle message to dissenting allies

In his speeches to both houses of Parliament, Modi spoke about Congress’s perceived slights to Andhra leaders & Sikhs, in a bid to reduce TDP & SAD’s anger.
A farmer in a field in Punjab

Punjab farmers protest over flaws in loan waiver scheme before highly publicised rollout

CM Amarinder Singh will launch the scheme Sunday; farmers allege gross favouritism in selecting beneficiaries besides clerical errors in the lists.
A view of the Golden Temple (representational image) | Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Punjab’s New Year gift to its public servants: Fewer holidays

Now, the number of gazetted holidays in Punjab are almost equal to the ones declared by the central government —17 — for 2018.
Sukhpal Singh Khaira at a press conference in Punjab Vidhan Sabha | Getty Images

AAP rediscovers its mojo in Punjab assembly session

AAP raised allegations of judicial corruption during House session; it survived heavily stacked odds against it, turning the tables on a smug Congress.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh with his cabinet colleagues | Twitter

Bickering opposition to ensure easy winter session for Amarinder’s government

The focus of the upcoming session of the Assembly is going to be targeting AAP's leader of opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira.

Gurdaspur bypoll a challenge for CM Amarinder Singh

Expectations among MLAs, who have won their seats multiple times, and Rahul Gandhi’s youth brigade, are running high and hectic lobbying has given way to impatience Chitleen K Sethi
Narendra Modi

Modi cannot be blamed for failing to revamp India’s manufacturing sector

Vajpayee, in 2001, withdrew his promise to amend the draconian labour laws of the country when he saw that his own party was against it.

Devastating Kerala floods: National indifference or political partisanship?

Heavy rain hit Kerala on 8 August leading to floods that have affected 443 villages. By Friday, the death toll rose to 177. The Centre announced a relatively...