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Back Gujarat farmers against whom PepsiCo has slapped lawsuits: Rights groups to Centre

On a suit filed by PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt Ltd, the Ahmedabad city civil court earlier this month had barred four farmers of Sabarkantha district — Bipin Patel, Chhabil Patel, Vinod Patel and Haribhai Patel — from growing and selling potatoes till April 26.

Chinese think tank says countries interefering in its overseas port projects

The report specifically cites the example of India’s involvement in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port and its investment in Iran’s Chabahar port which the report says is only “100 km away from Gwadar port” a crucial part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

‘Mr Singh Food King’ files nomination, wants to take on ‘pvt school fee mafia’

Ravinder has declared that his main motive of contesting Lok Sabha polls is to fight against the “school fee mafia” being run by private schools and stop parents who cannot afford expensive education for their children from being looted.

Gurdaspur: Snubbed by BJP, ticket aspirants plan next move

Sunil Jakhar had defeated BJP candidate Swaran Salaria by a whopping margin of 1,93,219 votes. On Wednesday, Salaria first avoided answering and then disconnected the phone when asked if he welcomed the ticket to Sunny Deol.

BJP says Jaitley debacle won’t happen again as Hardeep Puri’s no stranger to city

Unlike Arun Jaitley, Hardeep Puri, a former bureaucrat who had joined BJP in 2017, isn’t new to the city. Since he joined BJP, he has been visiting very frequently.

Will chop off the hands of anyone raising a finger at BJP leaders: Satpal Singh Satti

Satti also spoke against senior Congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calling him a “sher (lion) of Punjab”, and referring to former UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi as “Maa (Goddess)”.

The rise and fall (and consequences) of Vijay Sampla

Vijay Sampla is the first Dalit BJP MP of Punjab as well as the first BJP Dalit sarpanch of Doaba. An RSS activist, he had also remained the chairman of the state khadi board and vice-chairman of the state forest department.

Want public debate with Sunny Deol: Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar

Jakhar says he respects his opponent Sunny Deol as an actor, but wants an open public debate with him so that people can make a decision.

In Himachal, BJP miles ahead in campaigning, banking on Modi factor

In a recent interview with The Indian Express, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had said that the party will ask for votes on the basis of “performance of the Modi government, (and) performance of the state government”.

Desecration cases: Badals managed to delay probe, but will eventually pay, says Amarinder Singh

“They (the Badals) have simply managed to delay the probe for some time, but they will eventually have to pay,” said the Chief Minister, vowing to ensure that nobody found guilty of the crime escapes punishment.

Repolling at one booth in Cooch Behar on April 29

The Election Commission officials while sharing the final figures on Wednesday said the first phase polling concluded successfully.

Will make Sukhbir, Harsimrat bite the dust in polls: Captain Amarinder

Attacking the BJP, Amarinder Singh said, “We have hired one helicopter for touring in the state during elections. However, it is still in Udaipur. BJP people are not letting it come in Punjab for one or other reason. Let them keep it, I will still reach in every corner of Punjab.”