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Vipin Pubby

Vipin Pubby

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The writer is a veteran journalist based in Chandigarh.

By Vipin Pubby

How Punjab poll has got politicians scurrying for power

Political observers are finding it difficult to keep a tab on leaders moving from SAD to Congress to AAP to BJP, and vice versa.

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Can neither afford to ignore Navjot Sidhu nor dump him

The former cricketer's prolonged attempt to join hands with either Congress or AAP has severely dented his credibility.

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Why Punjab polls 2017 will be a high-drama affair

Th entry of AAP and a fourth front, without BJP and Congress, will change the rules of the game.

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After Chotepur's removal, will the AAP bubble in Punjab burst sooner than later?

With barely five months left for Assembly polls in the state, time is running out for Arvind Kejriwal's party.

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How BJP in Haryana plans to revive mythical Saraswati river

The ML Khattar government cried eureka when water was found after digging along the perceived route of the stream last year.

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Kejriwal's AAP has landed itself in the bad books of Sikhs

Its contentious manifesto for Punjab polls places the election symbol - a broom - with Golden Temple in the backdrop.

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Haryana Congress MLAs casting invalid votes for RS poll reeks of a conspiracy

The question that continues to be asked is: who changed the pen that had the approved violet ink with one that had blue?

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Why the new Chandigarh airport complex still refuses to take off

The state-of-the-art terminal was supposed to be the pride of Punjab and Haryana, but it's mired in controversies.

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When Kirron Kher revealed intolerance over missing name on plaque

The BJP MP alleged that it was being deliberately done to take away credit from her party.

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Why Amarinder Singh-Prashant Kishor relationship is on the rocks in Punjab

The ace strategist has realised that managing Congress is a different ball game than managing Modi and Nitish.

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How Chandigarh is sweating it out for International Yoga Day 2016

To avoid last year's criticism, 30,000 made-in-India mats are being arranged for the event to be led by PM Modi.

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How bloodthirsty Facebook posts from prison, gang wars fuel Punjab's hellhole

The state must break the nexus among goons, drug cartels and political parties.

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Is Sidhu joining AAP? BJP on the edge in Punjab

Aam Aadmi Party is looking for a Sikh face to lead its campaign for the Assembly elections in the state.

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10 reasons to worry about Satluj-Yamuna Link row between Punjab and Haryana

With bugle already sounded by major political parties for the Assembly elections in the state, the waters issue can lead to high tension.

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Calm down, Sukhbir Badal: By-poll no great win

Most of the major opponents of the ruling coalition had stayed away.

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Smartening up Chandigarh for President Hollande is airbrushing reality

There is no way the visiting dignitary may stop his convoy to take a little walk and see the ugly side of the ‘City Beautiful’.

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Punjab polls: Why Sukhbir Badal will regret calling AAP a party of 'topiwalas'

The Congress, significantly, is considering the Arvind Kejriwal-led outfit as its main rival.

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Pathankot terror attack: Tough questions Punjab police must answer

The arrest of three men in Mohali on January 4 revealed the possible connivance of some security personnel.

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Ten reasons to worry about Punjab unrest

The increasing grip of the Badal family over the political as well as religious affairs of Sikhs is proving counter productive.

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What makes Manohar Lal Khattar so angry

Like his RSS colleagues, the Haryana CM likened the Dadri murder to the reaction of a man who sees his mother being killed or his sister molested.

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How Dera Sacha Sauda crisis has hit Shiromani Akali Dal

SGPC's pardon to the controversial outfit may have led to the motivated desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib, sparking unrest across the state.

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Congress in the dumps: Amarinder Singh wants break-up

For the first time, the former chief minister himself declared that he may have to look for options outside the party.

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Why is Punjab government afraid of MSG 2?

The state government did not ban the film officially but is putting pressure on the exhibitors not to release it.

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Why Priyanka Gandhi is calling herself a horticulturist

The Congress chief's daughter has made the declaration so she can extend her cottage in Himachal Pradesh.

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Punjab polls: Has Kejriwal hurt AAP's chances?

The two suspended MPs have been speaking openly against the 'dictatorial attitude' of the party supremo.

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We need to worry about the decline in Sikh numbers

Conversion from Sikhism is another factor which has got the community leaders thinking.

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Why Congress must worry about Amarinder Singh's absence from Lok Sabha

Party's deputy leader in Lok Sabha and former Punjab chief minister has also been having a feud with the Punjab Pradesh Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa.

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Why Punjab is to blame for Gurdaspur terror attack

The state police had been lulled into a sense of smugness owing to two peaceful decades following a bloody 15-year agitation for Khalistan.

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How two Gurdaspur bravehearts foiled worst terror attack on Punjab

Nanak Chand and Ashwani Saini saved nearly 350 lives with their presence of mind.

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Why tourist favourite Rohtang is no longer an easy pass

The National Green Tribunal has restricted the number of vehicles plying to the vacation haunt, citing alarming levels of pollution.

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