Sunday, 7 August, 2022
TopicShiromani Akali Dal

Topic: Shiromani Akali Dal

Lost seat but still a ‘winner’ — why SAD’s Sangrur candidate is a talking point despite poll defeat

Winnerjit Singh Goldy was able to secure just 7.24% (10,488) votes in the Punjab assembly elections, while AAP’s Narinder Kaur Bharaj won with 74,851 votes.

Bad day for big guns — Badals, Amarinder, Channi, Sidhu in Punjab, Rawat & Dhami in Uttarakhand

Parkash Singh Badal lost from Lambi, while Sukhbir lost from Jalalabad. Sitting Punjab CM Channi trails in both seats he contested, while Uttarakhand’s Dhami is behind in Khatima.

AAP heads for landslide win in Punjab, Congress & Akali Dal stare at rout

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s party is leading on 88 seats, while the Akali Dal and Congress are leading on 8 and 13 seats, respectively, in the 117-member Punjab assembly.

Does anyone talk about ‘Udta Bollywood’? Sukhbir Badal says ‘Udta Punjab’ a lie, drugs no issue

In an interview with ThePrint, Shiromani Akali Dal president & chief ministerial candidate Sukhbir Singh Badal blamed the media and Bollywood for portraying Punjab in a bad light.

Malwa, Majha, Doaba: Divided by rivers, each Punjab region has distinct political identity

Malwa is the largest political region of Punjab, with 69 seats out of the state's 117. Majha sends 25 representatives, while Doaba sends 23.

Majha votes, Punjab follows? Not just Sidhu vs Majithia, here’s why all eyes are on this region

Battle between SAD’s Majithia & Punjab Congress chief Sidhu in Amritsar East is one of many contests involving top leaders in region that often decides elections.

BJP’s 1st list for Punjab polls features mostly tried-and-tested leaders, some turncoats too

BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh says 12 farmers, 13 Sikhs and eight SC members are on the list. There are doctors, sportspersons and industrialists in those categories.

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.

Congress, SAD ‘faking sympathy’ for agitating farmers, says BJP leader Tarun Chugh

Chugh added that the UP government has registered criminal cases in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and instituted a judicial commission under a retired high court judge.

Farmers’ protest fights for apolitical image as leader is accused of Akali bias ahead of polls

Balbir Singh Rajewal has been accused by the Akali Dal of projecting a clear ‘bias’ against the party while ‘favouring’ rivals in the run-up to Punjab polls. He denies the charge.

On Camera

YourTurn

A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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