Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicShiromani Akali Dal

Topic: Shiromani Akali Dal

Breakaway SAD factions merge in Punjab, bring bad news for Badals & ruling Congress

The two factions — SAD (Democratic) led by RS member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and SAD (Taksali) led by ex-MP Ranjit Singh Brahmpura — will contest 2022 Punjab polls.

Punjab polls a year away but Akalis start campaign, announce 2 party candidates too

Experts see Akalis’ early preparation as good strategy since the election is likely to be a major challenge for the 100-year-old party, which broke up with BJP over farm laws last year.

9 Akali Dal MLAs from Punjab booked for trying to confront Haryana CM outside Assembly

The MLAs had allegedly gheraoed Manohar Lal Khattar outside the assembly hall on 10 March and had demanded that a resolution be passed in the state assembly against the farm laws.

2 killed in clash between Congress and Akali workers in Punjab’s Moga district

Akali workers, who were campaigning for the 14 February municipal polls, alleged that Congress activists ran their vehicles over them when they tried to flee.

Sukhbir Badal’s vehicle pelted with stones in Punjab’s Jalalabad, claims SAD

Shiromani Akali Dal media advisor Jangveer Singh also alleged that Akali workers were attacked by Congress workers, led by son of MLA Raminder Singh Awla.

SAD to deploy workers at Singhu, Tikri, says NDA govt ‘stooping low’ to fail farmers’ protest

SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia demands filing of criminal cases against Delhi Police personnel and BJP ‘goons’, who attacked farmers in Singhu Friday.

Shiromani Akali Dal asks party cadre to join farmers’ protests in Delhi

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal spoke to farmer leader Rakesh Tikait and discussed ways to shore up more strength and support for the farmers' agitation, a party statement said.

Bad news for Badals ahead of SGPC polls as HC tells CBI to hand over sacrilege probe to police

Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday ordered CBI to hand over case, in which Akali leaders are the accused, to the Punjab Police, a long-standing demand of ruling Congress. 

NDA just lost its 19th ally since 2014, but here’s why Modi-Shah pretend they can’t care less

The only way to look at Modi’s and Shah’s seeming indifference to departing allies has to be in the context of the BJP’s expansion plans and its willingness to shed unwanted, extra baggage.

Manjinder Sirsa — SAD MLA & once BJP advocate who is now behind langars at farmers’ agitation

Sirsa is also president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, which has set up the largest single langar service at the protest site. 

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Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

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.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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