Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicShiromani Akali Dal

Topic: Shiromani Akali Dal

Akali Dal fends off party rebel to keep grip over SGPC. What is the Sikh body & why it matters

Harjinder Dhami of Shiromani Akali Dal won comfortably, getting 104 of 146 votes. The poll was crucial for Akalis who were facing possibility of losing decades-long control over SGPC.

Now, a rebel candidate threatens beleaguered Akali Dal’s last bastion — the SGPC presidency

Senior Akali leader Bibi Jagir Kaur, now expelled from party, will face SAD’s official candidate Harjinder Singh Dhami in SGPC presidential poll Wednesday.

‘Modiji is a better Sikh than most of us,’ says minorities commission chief Iqbal Singh Lalpura

Wounds from the militancy days are still fresh, says BJP leader Iqbal Singh Lalpura, a former IPS officer from Punjab. His solution — a restorative justice tribunal.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.