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BJP’s grandstanding on drug issue now under question


Kamal Sharma, former advisor to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who later took over the reins of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Punjab, has been among the most aggressive leaders demanding resignation of Revenue and Information and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia when his name was mentioned by former police cop turned drug lord Jagdish Bhola while being taken ...

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Need for paradigm shift from territorial sovereignty to politico-economic sovereignty


It was a rare treat as the three of the persons present to enrich the knowledge of the select audience in the framework of what has come to be known as the Kashmir problem were former RAW chief A S Dulat, former Army chief General V P Malik and former state DGP and former Governor Gurbachan Jagat who tried to ...

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End capital punishment reflective of primitive mind-set and judicial mobocracy


Yakub Memon has been hanged. His crime was unquestionably heinous and deserved stringent punishment. But then so were the planned killings of the Sikhs spread over three days beginning November 1, 1984 in Delhi, the demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 and the Gujarat riots of 2002. There has been no conviction in Delhi killings.This reinforces the perception ...

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Tension mounting over indefinite fast by Surat Singh Khalsa


The situation in Hasanpur village in Ludhiana district is heading towards showdown with the coordination committee of Sikh organisations blocking every move of the Punjab government to forcibly take away octogenarian Surat Singh Khalsa who has been on an indefinite for about six months now demanding release of the Sikh prisoners. Gurdip Singh, who heads the coordination committee of the ...

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How the history will judge ‘Fakhar-e-Qaum Panth Rattan’ and fifth time chief minister Parkash Singh Badal is not a hypothetical question as he also happens to be, in his own words, the politician with the longest inning in the political landscape of the country and he never longed for any office. Everything and everybody just fell in line. Of course, ...

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