After silence of shock defeat in Punjab, AAP finds its voice again

Punjab News Express/Jaideep Sarin
CHANDIGARH : Although many in the political sphere had written off the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab after it failed to match up to the hype and expectations of winning the assembly elections in Punjab earlier this year, things are turning out to be different.

Capt Amarinder Singh government in Punjab trapped in the credibility crisis

By Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: Only three months after formation of Congress government in Punjab, the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is caught in the credibility criris due to acts of ommission and commission by few of his cabinet colleagues. The government has not only failed in its promises but it has faulted on very issues on which Congress hounded the key political rival 'Badal family' during the election campaign.

Mining scam intensified power struggle in Punjab Congress

Punjab News Express/Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: With the mining scam involving Punjab Power minsiter Rana Gurjit Singh coming to light, the power struggle with in the party has intensified.

3 years of Modi: Terrorism claims more lives in J&K, situation mixed in northeast

By Abheet Singh Sethi
NEW DELHI: There has been a 42 per cent rise in terrorism-related deaths in Jammu and Kashmir since the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government came to power in May 2014, compared with the last three years of the second term of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA-II).

Kashmir could turn out to be Modi's biggest failure

By Amulya Ganguli 
There is little doubt that notwithstanding any achievement of Narendra Modi in the economic field or in partially curbing the saffron hotheads, Kashmir will be the scene of his biggest failure unless he is able to accomplish a dramatic breakthrough in the near future.

Tough challenge for Bhagwant Mann to emerge from his own shadow and revive AAP in Punjab

Bt Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: Bhagwant Mann, MP from Sangrur who has been given responsibility of President of Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) in Punjab is expected to face multiple challenges to emerge from his own shadow and revive the party in Punjab, particularly after defeat in the 2017 assembly elections and many after shocks.  Restoring the eroded trustof people in AAP is  would be an herculean task for Mann.

Who will stop the BJP? No one in sight

Amulya Ganguli /Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : After the resounding victories of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the UP assembly and Delhi municipal elections, the party increasingly appears to be politically invincible.

Women's clamour against liquor in Himachal grows louder

Punjab News Express/Vishal Gulati
SHIMLA : It's definitely not going to leave men on a high in Himachal Pradesh, literally!

Amarinder vs Sajjan: Politics of a Captain and a Colonel

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : One is Canada's Defence Minister and the other is the Chief Minister of a state (Punjab) that has strong connections with the North American country.

Yogi's two most controversial decisions also most popular: Survey

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI: Unaffected by media outrage over the ban on illegal slaughterhouses and the creation of "anti-Romeo" squads, residents of Uttar Pradesh say those are the most popular of the decisions taken by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in his first month in power, according to a statewide survey.

Guru Gobind Singh and the Khalsa Panth,Birth of the Graceful Warrior

By Shanti Kaur Khalsa
Baisakhi is time of rejoicing, the advent of spring, the time when green sprouts shoot up through brown earth and the air carries the smell of life. For the Sikhs, Baisakhi conveys this same feeling deep within the heart. This is the time that each Sikh rises up in strength and commitment, pledging themselves as magnificent graceful warriors of the Khalsa Panth. On Baisakhi day, 1699, Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa in a brilliant move of leadership and strength, forever changing the identity of those who call themselves Singh and Kaur.

Role of Punjabi and the Sikh freedom fighters, stand deleted from narrative of Kale-Pani

By Bir Devinder Singh
PATIALA: It’s inexcusable that the role of Punjabi and the Sikhs freedom fighters have been deleted from the narrative of Kale-Pani, under a deep rooted conspiracy hatched by the RSS and BJP. It is pertinently mentionable that the narrative of most notorious cellular jail at Andamans is engraved in the collective Punjabi consciousness as that of the Kale-Pani. The jail has now been converted into a national heritage museum.

This is one Akhilesh project that may be spared Yogi's axe

Punjab News Express
LUCKNOW : At a time the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh is reviewing schemes launched by former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav -- with some slated to be closed down -- there is one that is likely to escape Yogi Adityanath's axe.

The Unholy Mess

By Ashutosh Nirola
It is yet another day of mayhem in our temples. Beyond doubt the unclean surroundings & chaos are not exclusive to the places of worship of any one religion. These are also present in Churches,Gurudwara, Mosques and Pilgrimage centres of every faith. After all, it is not the religion but the people who create filth & disorders.

Stubble burning: Punjab to use satellites to spot offenders

Punjab News Express/Jaideep Sarin
CHANDIGARH : Rewards, threats and even registration of cases -- nothing seems to be working for the authorities in foodgrain states Punjab and Haryana to persuade farmers to stop burning stubble of harvested crop that is so harmful to the environment. Authorities in Punjab are now planning to use satellite technology to keep a vigil on illegal burning of wheat straw in agricultural fields.

'Amarinder emerged as a model for a dispassionate biography'

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Unlike a politician or a royal, both of which he is, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh does not hold back on sharing information about himself. This is reflected in his just-released authorised biography.

How Badal family's greed for money spoiled Public Transport in Punjab?

By Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: The shameless Badal family had completely destroyed the Public Transport system in Punjab to meet their greed for more money. It may take years to bring back the public transport system back on rails, if present Congress party sticks to its decision of dismanteling the cartels in various businesses including passenger transport.

Key to reviving Punjab lies in revitalising its once industrial cities

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The conversation around BJPs electoral win in UP has completely overshadowed the political scenario in the state of Punjab. Political commentators attribute this to Punjab's small electoral share compared to UP, but there is more to it than mere arithmetic.

Modi is now more presidential than before

Punjab News Express/Amulya Ganguli
NEW DELHI : Narendra Modi's emergence as the most dominant politician in today's India, as the Congress's P. Chidambaram has said, means that he is now the master of all he surveys.

Amarinder threatened to quit Congress if not made state party chief: Biography

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjabs newly-appointed Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh told Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi in 2015 that he was ready to quit and float his own outfit, if he was not appointed state party chief.