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Why Punjab's power bills include a cow cess and water charges

late last year, during my early days in punjab, i was nonplussed to find the state is charging a cow cess on electricity. and then, i found the state also charges octroi on power. 61 more words


on the pathankot attacks

wrote this quick and dirty piece after a day trip from jalandhar to pathankot.


DATELINE PUNJAB: My notes from a state on a warpath

We were warned by the police. However, it was close to 11pm and we had to reach Amritsar at the earliest. There was just one route. 803 more words

Selfie clicking Congress men and poor Rahul!

It is like Shakespearean “one may smile and smile and be a villain”. At least by his recent antics, the Congress Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi has proved that. 363 more words

Times of India - Congress attacks BJP for alliances in J&K, Punjab

New Delhi, 16 March 2015. Launching an offensive against the BJP for its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and with the Akali Dal in Punjab, Congress said the saffron outfit could not shun its responsibility on separatist Masarat Alam’s controversial remarks and SGPC’s contentious commemoration of the death anniversaries of Indira Gandhi’s assassins. 346 more words


Land Acquisition Bill: New Challenge for the Modi Government

Since the Modi Government has come into power, political dynamics have seen immense change and conflicts at the same time. Another challenge coming up in front of the Modi Government is the reformed Land Acquisition Bill set by them which has gained severe censure from other parties like AAP, Congress, Shiv Sena and Akali Dal. 330 more words

Arunima Banerjee

Angry cable operators disrupt TRAI proceedings

By: Sandeep Bhushan

It was billed as the last Open House Discussion (OHD) by TRAI on regulating ‘Platform Services’- a catch-all term to describe a whole range of non-broadcast content – cable and DTH- offered by Multi-Service Operators (MSO) to local consumers. 731 more words

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