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ਦਹਿਸ਼ਤਵਾਦ: ਟਰੰਪ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਸਨ ਨੂੰ ਸਿਰਫ਼ ਆਪਣੇ ਹਿੱਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਵਾਹ

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ਜੀ. ਪਾਰਥਾਸਾਰਥੀ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਦੇ ਸਾਬਕਾ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਬਰਾਕ ਓਬਾਮਾ ਨੇ ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ ’ਚ ਇੱਕ ਸਮਾਗਮ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਇਹ ਇੰਕਸ਼ਾਫ਼ ਕਰ ਕੇ ਸਭ ਨੂੰ ਹੈਰਾਨ ਕਰ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਸੀ ਕਿ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਕੋਲ ਅਜਿਹਾ ਕੋਈ ਸਬੂਤ ਨਹੀਂ ਸੀ ਕਿ ਜਿਸ ਤੋਂ ਇਹ ਸਿੱਧ ਹੋ ਸਕੇ ਕਿ ਫੌਜੀ ਛਾਉਣੀ ਵਾਲੇ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਐਬਟਾਬਾਦ ’ਚ ਓਸਾਮਾ ਬਿਨ ਲਾਦਿਨ ਦੇ ਲੰਮਾ ਸਮਾਂ ਠਹਿਰਨ ਪਿੱਛੇ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦਾ ਹੱਥ ਸੀ। ...

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The salience of military history


Sandeep Dikshit The written history of the world is largely a history of warfare — John Keegan Humans have always engaged in warfare. The earliest known evidence of intra-state conflict is a 3,500-year-old ivory knife handle that must have figured in one of the battles between the Egyptians and the Mesopotamians. Only 283 years since then have seen no recorded ...

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Illegal mining free as sand through fingers


With political backing, no fear Despite the Vigilance Bureau (VB) highlighting illegal mining near the Ghaggar riverbed, business is thriving as officers in the district have turned mute spectators in the face of a strong politically backed lobby. Despite police raids, rarely is anyone arrested. And if someone does get arrested, no inquiry follows. Mining that goes on with suspected ...

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Signs of Punjabi dropping off blackboards too


The most crucial requirement for the growth of a language is a large enough user base. Punjabi may just be losing that, especially as reflected in the figures of students opting for the language in schools as well as in the learning outcomes. There is a ‘compulsory’ version of the Punjabi language that all students have to take up as ...

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Smog: The Firefight


Sushil Manav in Chandigarh There are layers of factors for the worst state of pollution that we saw early this month. If one factor is stubble burning, the other is political and administrative inaction. Caught in between are farmers and common citizens who are left at the mercy of weather It was a better day, though hazy, on Nov 15: ...

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