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Sunil Jakhar campaigning in Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur verdict is no certificate of success for six-month Congress rule in Punjab

The BJP state unit was faction-ridden, did not have any local leader and relied too much on the Akali leaders' campaign for its Gurdaspur candidate.
The Gurdaspur bypoll is a crucial test of the Congress and the BJP-SAD alliance.

Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll is acid test for Congress, BJP

The Gurdaspur seat was held by SAD-BJP alliance and the election is a test of popularity for the ruling parties in the Centre and the state. 

Once apolitical, Ram Rahim made himself indispensable to political parties

Once apolitical, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh became a political force as he began influencing elections to escape criminal cases.
Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan

Clueless in Babaland

Gurmeet Ram Rahim is just the most colourful and blingy of north India's Godmen. He is also the first one the law has caught up with.

Out of power, Akali Dal flirts with politics of religion again

In Punjab, the Badals seek to retrieve lost political ground by replacing "progress" with "Panth".  CHITLEEN K SETHI

In Punjab a “disgraced” pagri sparks surprising bonhomie between AAP and arch-foe SAD

The new-found love between AAP and the Akalis could disrupt the political strategies of all parties in the coming weeks. Chitleen K Sethi

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.