Friday, 18 January, 2019

Topic: SAD

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.
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.
File photo of the Punjab Legislative Assembly | Twitter

Punjab opposition joins hands to take on Rahul Gandhi’s ‘clean chit’ to party on 1984 riots

The Akali Dal has asked the Congress president to apologise for the party's role in the riots, while the AAP has challenged him to a debate.

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.
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Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogan...