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VARIETY

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Minimum support price, Punjab, Paddy cultivation, Agriculture

Why Punjab must act fast to stop the inflow of paddy from other states

It is a matter of concern that till now, the Punjab government has not taken any concrete steps to stop the inflow of paddy from other states.

VARIETY

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Rice cultivation, Agriculture subsidies, Power subsidy, Punjab

Why Punjab's ruling elite won't let the state rationalise farm power subsidy

Subsidised power means that the farmers continue to draw up groundwater indiscriminately through tube-wells for paddy cultivation.

VARIETY

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National Green Tribunal, Punjab, Water pollution, Fazilka

Toxic Water: How Fazilka district is on the receiving end of a man-made disaster

The water in Fazilka's drains is so dirty and filthy that Pakistan has built a wall along its border to prevent the entry of these drains into its territory.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Heroin, Drugs, Punjab, India pakistan border

Cross-Border Drugs: A huge 532-kg heroin haul caught at Attari post exposes the gap in our war on drugs

If the biggest ever heroin catch was planned for smuggling into India through the Pakistan-routed trade corridor, just imagine what we are receiving where there are no check-posts.

POLITICS

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Gurdaspur, Narendra Modi, Amarinder singh, Punjab

How Modi's Gurdaspur visit led to a face-off with Amarinder Singh

The PM charged the Amarinder Singh government of dragging its feet in the implementation of central schemes and projects designed to bring succour to the people.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Badals, Amrinder singh, Punjab, Kartarpur corridor

Kartarpur Corridor: Why Punjab politicians are jostling for credit over religion

The foundation stone-laying ceremony saw a scramble for recognition between both BJP-SAD and Congress.

VARIETY

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Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab, Pakistan, Kartarpur sahib gurdwara corridor

Kartarpur Corridor: Amid high drama, security concerns, what the project can mean for India

Whether or not the corridor leads to friendship with Pakistan, it has caused increased bickering at home.

VOICES

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Giani harpreet singh, Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal, Akal Takht

New Akal Takht head must stay away from status quo

In upholding the values of the Akal Takht, the new jathedar faces monumental challenges ahead

POLITICS

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Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal, Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Shiromani Akali Dal

How Akali Dal is still bleeding from its Gurmeet Ram Rahim fiasco

After Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Ranjit Singh Brahmpura is the latest to announce his resignation.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Punjab, Dussehra, Navjot kaur sidhu, Amritsar train tragedy

The real Ravanas of Amritsar are its local authorities, which let the train catastrophe happen

Another public tragedy is turning into a political opportunity. Amritsar victims deserve better.