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‘They usurped government land... it is nothing but theft of public property’

Sunday 10 November '13

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 o...
'Governance niyat ki baat hoti hai. It needs only integrity, ethics, some ordinary intellect'

Sunday 18 August '13

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 ...
In row between Punjab, Haryana, lots in a name

Monday 29 July '13

The two states had recently sparred over an international airport terminus coming up at Chandigarh airport.
'What impact has Modi's elevation made? NDA is down to three parties'

Sunday 21 July '13

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. Th...
Views: Can Pakistan's civil society rise like in India?

Thursday 2 May '13

Worst fears since Sarabjit was attacked have turned true with Pak's official declaration of his death.
A new low for Punjab House, Congress

Friday 15 March '13

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

Monday 4 March '13

Any ruling party winning a by-election is no surprise, particularly when it had been re-elected comfortably to power just a year back
Post-Afzal Guru execution, BJP’s Rajoana question

Thursday 14 February '13

A part of the state ruling coalition with the Akali Dal, the Punjab unit of the BJP finds itself in a bind over the issue of execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana
Akali Dal needs to rein in its men

Friday 28 December '12

It comes close on the heels of a party office-bearer, Ranjit Singh Rana, shooting down an assistant sub-inspector of police, who had asked him to stop stalking his daughter.
Dirty picture behind Rahul’s ‘hazy’ drug facts

Monday 15 October '12

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

Tuesday 9 October '12

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

Wednesday 3 October '12

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

Wednesday 3 October '12

The attack in London on Lt Gen K S Brar (retd) lays bare an open secret.
In Punjab’s peace, a disturbing reminder

Monday 11 June '12

SGPC memorial to Op Bluestar dead reopens old wounds
The SAD redux

Friday 9 March '12

Its reinvention, more reformist than religious, has underpinned its win
As SAD talked positive, Congress only had negatives in its corner

Wednesday 7 March '12

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 ha...
As Punjab votes today, Cong gains upper hand

Monday 30 January '12

As Punjab goes to polls, it has been a campaign of many firsts
As Punjab votes today, Cong has upper hand, thanks to Akalis

Sunday 29 January '12

As Punjab goes to polls on Monday, it has been a campaign of many firsts.
Lots of buzz at palace and rulers’ fort, little on way between

Friday 27 January '12

The highway from Amarinder Singh’s Patiala to the the ruling Badals’ Bathinda
‘They (Akalis) have indulged in vendetta politics. We won’t do anything like that. Our focus is Punjab’

Sunday 22 January '12

Capt Amarinder Singh talks about the Congress’s electoral prospects and the party’s strategy to deal with rebels in coming Assembly elections in Punjab.

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