Saturday, 29 January, 2022
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Former Punjab minister and Akali leader Bikram Majithia booked in drugs case

Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal called the arrest 'political vendetta'. Meanwhile, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu said 'first step has been taken' against a corrupt system.

Top SAD leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa joins BJP, Akalis claim he was ‘forced’ to join

Sirsa was considered close to Badal family that heads SAD, and move is seen as blow to panthic party ahead of assembly elections in Punjab early next year.

SAD-BSP alliance promises free power up to 400 units, quota in private jobs for Punjab youth

The SAD-BSP alliance said if it comes to power it will also grant Rs 2,000 per month to women heads of 'blue card' holder families and reduce diesel prices for agriculture consumers.

SAD chief Sukhbir Badal appears before SIT probing 2015 Kotkapura police firing case

Badal was Punjab deputy chief minister and held the home portfolio when incidents of desecration of religious texts and the subsequent police firing at protesters had taken place.

Police use water cannons to stop Akali-BSP workers from marching towards Punjab CM’s house

Protesters in Mohali were shouting slogans against the govt over irregularities in the purchase of Fateh kits for Covid patients and diversion of vaccines to private hospitals.

SAD, BSP form alliance for 2022 Punjab Assembly polls

The Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party will fight 20 of the 117 Assembly seats, while the rest will be contested by the Shiromani Akali Dal, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal said.

SAD holds sit-in near Punjab health minister’s residence, seeks his dismissal from cabinet

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal accused the Congress-led govt of ‘making money’ by selling vaccine to private hospitals and asked the CM to dismiss Balbir Singh Sidhu.

Stop playing games with innocent farmers, withdraw laws, Shiromani Akali Dal asks govt

Farmer leaders Wednesday rejected a government proposal on the laws and said they would intensify their agitation with a nationwide protest on 14 December.

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.'

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.
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