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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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