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Vipin Pubby

Resident Editor

The writer is a Chandigarh-based journalist

Drug Drag
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

Punjab is being pulled down by drugs. Government must stop blaming strawmen

From nothing but waste and rock, Nek Chand built everything
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Nek Chand Saini, man behind Chandigarh’s iconic Rock Garden, dies at 90.

The Idea Exchange
If the present government wanted to change anybody, it should have been me: Shivraj Patil
Tue, Dec 22, 2015

The Union home minister speaks about his resignation after 26/11, live TV coverage of Lok Sabha.

‘We don’t intend to go witch-hunting’
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

Manohar Lal Khattar has been media shy since he took over as Chief Minister of Haryana.

Assembly Polls 2014
Leading from the centre
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

The BJP, no longer a bit player in Haryana, is relying heavily on Modi in a multi-cornered contest.

IAF plane carrying 11 on board crash lands at Chandigarh airport
Sun, Sep 21, 2014

The incident took place around 8.30 pm on Saturday. The aircraft had gone for an operation and was returning from Bathinda.

The Idea Exchange
‘Future belongs to BJP and AAP. Congress will be in coma for at least 10-15 years’
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

In this Idea Exchange, Bhagwant Mann talks about his party’s strategy in Parliament, Punjab’s drug problem, and why he doesn’t like Navjot Singh Sidhu.

One man’s fast reminds Punjab what it could easily have done
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

The authorities woke up when the crowds began swelling at the Amb Sahib Gurdwara in Mohali.

The Idea Exchange
‘They usurped government land… it is nothing but theft of public property’
Sun, Nov 10, 2013

The Himachal Pradesh High Court last week restored possession of Dharamsala stadium to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. The state had taken over the stadium on Oct 26 after cancelling lease of all land given to the HPCA. In this Idea Exchange,moderated by Editor (Chandigarh) Vipin Pubby,Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh defends his govt’s actions

The Idea Exchange
‘State powers have been taken over by Centre. They are taking over functions in the state as well as concurrent list’
Sun, Oct 27, 2013

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal says the Centre has not been fair to Punjab.

Broke Punjab needs to take blinkers off
Mon, Sep 16, 2013

Besides,the government has failed to release 8 per cent dearness allowance to its employees due since January.

The Idea Exchange
‘Governance niyat ki baat hoti hai. It needs only integrity,ethics,some ordinary intellect’
Sun, Aug 18, 2013

Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka speaks about bureaucrats' real duty being to public,why there would be no scams if they performed that and why he has respect for politicians. This Idea Exchange was moderated by Editor,Punjab,Vipin Pubby

In row between Punjab,Haryana,lots in a name
Mon, Jul 29, 2013

The two states had recently sparred over an international airport terminus coming up at Chandigarh airport.

The Idea Exchange
‘What impact has Modi’s elevation made? NDA is down to three parties’
Sun, Jul 21, 2013

In this Idea Exchange,Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda speaks about the state's land acquisition policy,the comparisons with Gujarat,and the new "pro-incumbency factor" in elections. This session was moderated by Resident Editor,Chandigarh,Vipin Pubby

Views: Can Pakistan’s civil society rise like in India?
Thu, May 02, 2013

Worst fears since Sarabjit was attacked have turned true with Pak's official declaration of his death.

A new low for Punjab House,Congress
Fri, Mar 15, 2013

However,even by those standards,what was perpetrated by Congress MLAs in the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday was a new low.

Moga win further strengthens Sukhbir Badal
Mon, Mar 04, 2013

Any ruling party winning a by-election is no surprise,particularly when it had been re-elected comfortably to power just a year back

Dirty picture behind Rahul’s ‘hazy’ drug facts
Mon, Oct 15, 2012

Rahul Gandhi may have tried to score easy political points by saying seven out of 10 youths in Punjab are in the grip of drugs

After rapes,the apathy
Tue, Oct 09, 2012

At 877 per 1,000 males,Haryana has one of the country’s worst sex ratios.

Khalistan stays alive abroad
Wed, Oct 03, 2012

Recently,arms and ammunition,believed to have been sourced from abroad,was recovered in Punjab.

Khalistan stays alive abroad
Wed, Oct 03, 2012

The attack in London on Lt Gen K S Brar (retd) lays bare an open secret.

In Punjab’s peace,a disturbing reminder
Mon, Jun 11, 2012

SGPC memorial to Op Bluestar dead reopens old wounds

The SAD redux
Fri, Mar 09, 2012

Its reinvention,more reformist than religious,has underpinned its win

As SAD talked positive,Congress only had negatives in its corner
Wed, Mar 07, 2012

The positive campaign run by the Shiromani Akali Dal and ally BJP on the plank of development and growth,in sharp contrast to the negative campaign against “repression” by the Congress,appears to have finally decided the results in Punjab.

As Punjab votes today,Cong gains upper hand
Mon, Jan 30, 2012

As Punjab goes to polls,it has been a campaign of many firsts