The government appears to have been taken by surprise at the scale of the violence. Neither police nor the administration seemed prepared despite Harish Singla of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) announcing the “anti-Khalistan” procession a fortnight ago.
Coming in the run-up to the Assembly elections in Himachal this year, the Centre's assurance to 'favourably consider' the Hatti community's inclusion among Scheduled Tribes has political significance. We explain the context and the implications of the move.
Kartar Singh Sarabha was 19 when he was hanged to death in Lahore in 1915. By then, the engineering student from University of California, Berkeley, was a writer, publisher, co-founder of the Ghadar movement and a freedom fighter.
Wear basanti turbans and dupattas, CM-designate Bhagwant Singh Mann has requested — the colour is associated with the martyr — as he called upon people to join his government in making “Bhagat Singh’s dream” come true.
The Aam Aadmi Party, which had first entered the Punjab poll arena in the 2012 Lok Sabha elections, went on to become the main opposition after the 2017 Assembly elections and has now swept the state with a record 92 seats.
Punjab, which has been seeing a decline in its per capita income over the last two decades, largely voted for the Delhi model of development promised by AAP. The discerning voter now wants a party that can promise him quality education, health and employment, not mere freebies.
Illegal sand mining was the bane of the previous Congress government. Even though the Channi-led government slashed the rates, people on ground say the mafia continues to control the prices wherever it can.
PM Narendra Modi had once famously called him the Nelson Mandela of Indian politics for his 17 years in prison at various times of his political career, first during the freedom struggle and later during Emergency.
Punjab Assembly Election Results 2022: The message that reverberated across the state was that the voters have seen the two big parties rule for 70 years, but they haven't delivered results. So it is time to give a chance to another party.
The political parties, however, claim they are happy with the turnout, and not much should be read into it. Be it AAP, Congress, Akali Dal or BJP, they have all thanked voters for turning up in large numbers to vote for them.
Anger against sacrilege and Arabian horses that cost a fortune -- these are the two sides of Behbal Kalan, a prosperous village on the national highway in Jaito Assembly constituency of Faridkot that’s been in the thick of Punjab politics since October 2015.
The oldest regional party of the country that celebrated its 100 years in 2020, the SAD — without its long-term partner BJP, its bridge to the urban, Hindu votes — is up against voters clamouring for change from traditional parties.