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Punjab plans to seek bailout if NDA wins


Reeling under severe financial crisis the Punjab government will seek a special financial package of `5,000 crore if the BJP-led NDA comes to power at the Centre.

Badal hints at post-poll BJP-INLD tieup


Akali Dal supremo and Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has conveyed to BJP chief Rajnath Singh that he would bring Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) back into the NDA fold if the party does well

MHA to give all current IM cases to Special Cell?

Taking serious note of the ongoing turf war between the National Investigation Agency and the Delhi police’s Special Cell, the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) is now contemplating making the latt

In Amritsar battle, Operation Bluestar makes a comeback


The politically volatile issue of Operation Bluestar has come to dominate the political landscape of Punjab during elections after a long spell.

20,000 extra jawans seal LoC, border

In a swift and silent operation, the security forces made an unprecedented deployment along the international border and the LoC in J&K barely 48 hours before polling for the first phase of the Lok Sa

CAG to closely vet I-T, excise

In a move aimed at improving the functioning of various government ministries and departments, the Comptroller and Auditor-General is now planning to expand its mandate by even auditing the functionin

IM accessed ‘mining’ explosives

Investigations into the recent arrest of top Indian Mujahideen terrorists, particularly from Rajasthan over the last few days, have revealed that the terror module had managed to get access to a large

Strong Cong names to avoid split

One of the main reasons for the Congress to field one of the strongest panels in the Lok Sabha elections from Punjab was to avoid a split in the party by revitalising a demoralised state unit.

Fake notes may flood economy

Pakistan’s rogue intelligence agency the Inter Services Intelligence and top operatives of dreaded terror outfit Indian Mujahideen operating out of Karachi see the 2014 Lok Sabha polls as a huge oppor

Cong fields heavyweights against BJP


The electoral fight for Lok Sabha polls in Punjab is getting interesting by the day with the Congress arguably fielding its strongest panel ever from the state.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.