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February 27, 2018
Justin Trudeau’s visit to India

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in India for the first time. The Prime Minister has generally received an overwhelming response wherever he has travelled upon, but contrastingly for the “Liberal” leader, the visit to India turned out to be a lukewarm affair. The Canadian leader has been portrayed as the messiah of liberal politics with the man openly supporting gay rights’ while having a Cabinet with 50 percent seats held by women. Justin Trudeau [...]Read More

June 20, 2017
loan waiver for SCs

The Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh announced in the State Assembly that his government would waive of the loans of up to Rs 50,000 for the people belonging to the Scheduled Caste as well as the economically weaker sections. These loans were given by the State Schedule Caste Corporation and the State Backward Classes Corporation. The Amarinder Government has already launched other schemes for the upliftment of the lives of the backward class as [...]Read More

February 9, 2017
High Voter Turnout in Punjab, Goa Elections

Understanding Indian public mood is not easy, nor is it easier to concretely predict any parliamentary or assembly polls in the country. Trends in the past have shown that whenever there has been larger turnout of voters in an election, it has not correlated with a change. This narrative has yet again become a part of discussion on television channels, print media and also digital media following the upsurge in voters’ participation in Goa and [...]Read More

February 4, 2017
Electoral Battlefields of Punjab And Goa

Punjab Assembly Elections 2017 Punjab Assembly elections were held today for 117 seats in a single phase. The results is due to be announced on 11 March 2017. This elections is unique for being a three-way contest between Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) – BJP Alliance; Indian National Congress (INC); and AAP. Major issues which will determine poll outcomes: High unemployment rate, drug abuse, rising crime, desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib, water sharing dispute with [...]Read More

January 9, 2017
Opinion Polls on Uttar Pradesh & Punjab

Recently, a number of opinion polls were conducted in order to find out the possible results for the ensuing assembly elections in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh (UP). In a survey done by India Today and Axis, it has been predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would be winning by a considerably-big margin in UP, regarded by many as politically the most important state in India. This opinion poll had been conducted from October to [...]Read More

January 8, 2017
Commercialisation in Lohri

Lohri, the bonfire harvest festival of Punjab celebrated in the month of Magh, is symbolic of new beginnings. While as per popular belief Lohri marks the end of peak winters, and the beginning of the Sun’s journey towards Northern Hemisphere on the celestial sphere, the festival is traditionally associated with the harvest of the rabi crops and is celebrated on January 13 each year. The Authentic Lohri – Promoting National Integration  Lohri is indeed a [...]Read More

December 20, 2016
new chief justice of India

  Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was appointed as the 44th Chief Justice of India on Monday, December 19, 2016. He will be sworn in, on January 4, 2017 when incumbent Chief Justice T. S. Thakur will retire. Here’s what you must know about Justice J. S. Khehar – 64 year old Justice J. S. Khehar is now set to be the first Chief Justice of India from the Sikh community. He is likely to stay [...]Read More

November 28, 2016
nabha jailbreak

Harminder Singh Mantoo, the chief of Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF), had escaped from Nabha Jail on November 27, 2016, but was arrested the very next day at the border of Delhi and Haryana. It was a joint operation done by the police forces of Punjab and Delhi. The arrest was made at the Delhi Railway Station by Delhi Police, who were aided significantly by the inputs provided by Punjab Police. Incidentally, the head of KLF [...]Read More

November 14, 2016
Note Ban Impact on Assembly Elections

  In poll bound states like Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, the Central government’s announcement for demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes seems to have caught political parties and their leaders off guard. A few months away from assembly polls, the announcement has come with imponderable negative meanings to them. While it may adversely affect electioneering campaign, involving huge money power, it may deeply hurt them where it matters: Donations. Drug smugglers, liquor barons, [...]Read More

November 13, 2016
Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal Controversy

The neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana are presently in a condition of heightened mutual animosity over the canal linking rivers, Sutlej and Yamuna. The states have always been bickering because of sharing the waters of rivers Ravi and Beas for decades and it seems that things have reached a new head, thanks to the latest issue to have cropped up between the two states in question. When Haryana was created from Punjab in 1966, [...]Read More

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