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Arvind Kejriwal retracts allegations against Punjab SAD leader Majithia

In 2016, Kejriwal said he would ‘drag’ Majithia to jail for his alleged role in Punjab drug racket, prompting the latter to file defamation suit against him.
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The chairman of Delhi’s Dyal Singh College is a mini-Modi

The long-running drama at Dyal Singh College -- between day and evening courses over poor infrastructure and funding -- has now found a curious new solution. Rename the college.
SAD-BJP alliance takes a hit as Akalis boycott RSS’s Guru Gobind Singh celebration

SAD-BJP alliance takes a hit as Akalis boycott RSS’s Guru Gobind Singh celebration

Friction emerges after Akal Takht issues call for boycott due to old fear of Sikh subversion by RSS; BJP’s Sikh leaders say they’re miffed with partners.
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

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.