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Sukhbir Badal’s offer to resign does nothing to heal the rift in Shiromani Akali Dal

Akali Dal veterans leading revolt against Sukhbir Badal are unconvinced by his offer. They say his decisions have led to party losing its core Sikh vote bank.
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Punjab’s Akali Dal crisis reaches Delhi, gurdwara body president steps down

Manjit Singh G.K. was assaulted twice in the US by members of Sikh diaspora who are angry at way Akali Dal handled Guru Granth Sahib desecration cases.  

Sikh radicals at rebel AAP rally sparks fears party is flirting with separatists again

The AAP rally saw pro-Khalistani slogans being raised, and the presence of Khalistan inscribed flags.
Sukhbir Singh Badal

Akali Dal old guard revolts against Sukhbir, party unity in tatters

Leaders upset at way party is being run by ‘overconfident’ Sukhbir and ‘rash’ Bikram Singh Majithia. Akali Dal also under fire over desecration row
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Why is Harsimrat Kaur Badal so angry?

Harsimrat Badal now says that foreign affairs minister Sushma Swaraj ticked off Navjot Singh Sidhu and he apologised to her.
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HC allows Akali Dal to hold ‘Pol Khol’ rally tomorrow

The Punjab and Haryana High Court also directed the government to ensure adequate security so that there is no trouble after the rally

Akali Dal’s gamble could end up pushing away its core Sikh vote base

The party refused to take part in a special assembly session on the 2015 desecration issue, allowing its opponents a free run. 

After being attacked in New York, Akali leader challenges ‘Khalistan supporters’

In a video after the assault, Manjit Singh GK challenged international pro-Khalistan group ‘Sikhs for Justice’ to a 'fair fight'.

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election: Has BJP upset its oldest ally SAD or is it appeasing JD(U)?

The election for the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman is set to take place Thursday, and there is palpable tension in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. The BJP has decided to back the candidature of JD(U)'s Harivansh Singh over SAD's Naresh Gujral, whose name was also in contention. The Akali Dal leaders are scheduled to have a meeting Tuesday to discuss the matter. ThePrint asks- Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election: Has BJP upset its oldest ally SAD or is it appeasing JD(U)? Akali Dal leadership is perfectly in sync with BJP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe Rajya Sabha MP, BJP There is not an iota of doubt that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is going to win hands down in the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman elections. The entire NDA, all the parties included, is on board with us. Even the Akali leadership is perfectly in sync with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). These are just rumours about allies being upset....
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Akali Dal sounds poll bugle in Haryana, announces rally on 19 August

For the first time, party will go solo in Haryana after INLD snapped ties with SAD over Sutlej-Yamuna Link issue.

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Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.


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Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid tension with Pakistan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?