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Thursday, November 08, 2007


Shiromani Akali Dal was formed in the 1920s after the formation of SGPC (Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee), a religious body formed as a result of movement to secure Sikh temples (Gurudwara) from corrupt priests.  So in a sense, Akali Dal considers itself as a religio-political party and principal representative of Sikhs, with primary focus on the State of Punjab.  Baba Kharak Singh was the first president of the Akali Dal but it was under Master Tara Singh that Akali Dal became a force to reckon with.

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PArkash Singh Badal, the fourth time chief minister of Punjab is indeed a lucky man. He has fought many a battle over the span of 40 years and survived to lead the state. (Punjab’S Fractured Governance, Tribune, Gobind Thukral, Oct 30, 2007)

If murmurs of protest from the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal leadership in Punjab are any indicator, the BJP appears to be following a plan through which it is all set to alienate yet another partner from its much depleted National Democratic . . . . (Is Bjp Alienating Another Ally? , Hindu, Sarabjit Pandher, Oct 26, 2007)

THE Punjab Chief Minister on Friday promised Rs 250 crore for the development of Amritsar. (Developing Cities, Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 22, 2007)

RDX bomb-fabrication technique consistent with a Babbar Khalsa International unit Punjab police say they are optimistic of rapid progress Over two dozen former terrorists linked to suspects being questioned (Ludhiana Investigators Zero In On Terror Cell, Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Oct 18, 2007)

Terror struck Ludhiana on Sunday night when at least six men were killed and 30 others injured in a blast in one of the three cinema halls in a multiplex located in a busy shopping area of this industrial town in Punjab. (Terror Strikes Ludhiana; Six Killed , New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)

The ongoing political drama in Karnataka leading to the dissolution of the State Assembly has once again brought into focus the need for a second-look into the proclaimed merits of a coalition system of governance in the country. (Politics Of Opportunism , Hindustan Times, CP Bhambhri, Oct 10, 2007)

Continuing his efforts to mend BJP’s ties with its allies ahead of a possible Lok Sabha poll, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha L K Advani met Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at his Prithviraj Road residence on Sunday evening. (Advani’S Bouquet, Party’S Brickbats For Ally Akali Dal, Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 09, 2007)

The Bharatiya Janata Party has reacted sharply to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's statement describing those opposing the nuclear deal as anti-development. (Bjp Dubs Sonia’S Remark As Arrogant, Dictatorial, Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 09, 2007)

On October 2, we celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. It would be appropriate to ponder over what remains of his legacy and who can justifiably claim to be its beneficiaries. (Peace Angel Speaks Again, Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 08, 2007)

Name-dropping is a practice of knowingly inserting references of famous people or institutions into a conversation in order to seem more important to the listener. (Nuisance Called Name-Dropping, Tribune, R. Vatsyayan, Oct 01, 2007)

New facts emerge on the Chandra Shekhar government’s covert peace negotiations with Khalistan terror groups. (Revisiting Punjab’S Secret Search For Peace, Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Oct 01, 2007)

The day before the birth centenary celebrations of Shaheed Bhagat Singh was marred by police lathicharge and stone -pelting between agitating farmers and the police outside the Jallianwala Bagh when Vande Matram was being sung there in the . . . . (Agitating Farmers Lathicharged Outside Jallianwala Bagh , Tribune, Varinder Walia, Sep 28, 2007)

Fifteen years after the end of the war for Khalistan, terror commanders are rebuilding their lives. (The Road Home From Khalistan, Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Sep 27, 2007)

A Ramar Sethu Raksha Samiti has been set up for the purpose. BJP, VHP say there is no contradiction between what both want to do on the issue RSS does not want the issue to be victim of political compulsions as in Ayodhya issue (Ramar Sethu Issue: Rss Directs Its Organisations To Work Together, Hindu, NEENA VYAS , Sep 20, 2007)

THE arrest of S.S. Virk, a serving IPS officer and former Director-General of Police, who headed the Punjab Police when the Congress was in power, is a blot on the Indian police force. (Now It’S Virk’S Turn, Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Sep 11, 2007)

Sarabdeep Singh Virk is the first Punjab director-general of police to be arrested on charges of allegedly doing business while in service, misusing his official position, harbouring a person wanted by law and giving him a fake identity . . . . . (Dgp Virk Arrested, Tribune, Prabhjot Singh, Sep 10, 2007)

A very peculiar situation has arisen the world over for Sikhs with the recent enforcement of US Homeland Security Department rules giving full powers to screening officers at their airports in ordering a deliberate security check of turbaned Sikh . . . . (Govt Should Intervene To Stop Turban Frisking, Tribune, Himmat Singh Gill, Sep 06, 2007)

One had thought that after becoming Uttar Pradesh chief minister on her own steam, Mayawati would become more mature. (Mayawati Wants One More House, Asian Age, Harish Gupta, Sep 03, 2007)

It had been India’s pride – rightly – to be the world’s most populous democracy. We would claim parity with the USA – acclaimed as the world’s “greatest” democracy – to be the largest in the category. (Democracy At Discount , Deccan Herald, G S Bhargava, Sep 03, 2007)

Proceedings in both Houses held up for the second day Members of the NDA, barring the Shiv Sena, walk out on the issue UPA will not compromise with the dignity of the House, says Dasmunsi (Recall Envoy: Upa Members, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 23, 2007)


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