Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicShiromani Akali Dal

Topic: Shiromani Akali Dal

SAD’s old guard finds place in 1st list of candidates for Punjab polls, turncoats rewarded too

The SAD Monday announced its first list of 64 candidates for 2022 Punjab assembly elections. SAD chief and former deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal will contest from Jalalabad seat.

32 farmer bodies urge political parties to suspend election campaign in Punjab

The farmer bodies under Sanyukt Kisan Morcha made the appeal so that political parties electioneering don't divert the attention away from the farmers' protests.

Harsimrat Badal accuses Congress & BJP of ‘fixing’ match, says BJP ministers fear high command

In interview with ThePrint, ex-Union minister Harsimrat Badal claims Punjab CM never raises farmers’ issues with Modi & Shah, says Pegasus row points to govt becoming a dictatorship. 

SAD-BSP alliance promises free power up to 400 units, quota in private jobs for Punjab youth

The SAD-BSP alliance said if it comes to power it will also grant Rs 2,000 per month to women heads of 'blue card' holder families and reduce diesel prices for agriculture consumers.

BSP will be stuck at zero, warn Punjab unit rebels as dissent brews over Akali alliance

BSP has already expelled former state president Rachpal Raju for speaking out against the move, while its OBC wing president Sukhbir Singh Shalimar has resigned over the decision. 

How Congress MP’s Panthic seat jibe at Akali-BSP exposed caste fault lines among Punjab Sikhs

Congress MP from Ludhiana Ranveet Bittu had questioned Akalis leaving ‘Panthic’ seats of Anandpur Sahib & Chamkaur Sahib to the BSP for 2022 Punjab polls.

117 seats, no Sikh leader: BJP’s 2022 Mission Punjab begins with hunt for credible local faces

The BJP, facing the wrath of farmers in the state over the farm laws, is also looking to distribute a booklet that will ‘highlight PM Modi’s special relationship with Sikhs’. 

SAD chief Sukhbir Badal appears before SIT probing 2015 Kotkapura police firing case

Badal was Punjab deputy chief minister and held the home portfolio when incidents of desecration of religious texts and the subsequent police firing at protesters had taken place.

‘Not just a party of Jats,’ how the SAD hopes to rebrand itself with BSP alliance

The alliance's revival comes at a time when SAD is facing a backlash among Sikh farm workers in Punjab and the Mayawati-led BSP is fighting for survival in UP.

SAD holds sit-in near Punjab health minister’s residence, seeks his dismissal from cabinet

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal accused the Congress-led govt of ‘making money’ by selling vaccine to private hospitals and asked the CM to dismiss Balbir Singh Sidhu.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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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