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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.

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.

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.

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 & 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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