India

PUNJAB ASSEMBLY BUDGET SESSION – AAP’s Khaira films House ruckus, suspended

Ajaib Singh Bhatti elected deputy speaker The House opened with legislators unanimously electing Congress MLA from Malout, Ajaib Singh Bhatti, a Dalit leader, as deputy speaker of the 15th Vidhan Sabha. Bhatti said his family and he were […]

Uttar Pradesh natives Sanjay Singh (right) and Durgesh Pathak (left) had taken over the Punjab unit in early 2015 — as in-charge and co-incharge — almost 18 months before the state polls.
India

‘Outsiders’ Sanjay, Durgesh finally exit Punjab AAP

CHANDIGARH (TIP): It’s been more than six weeks since the Aam Aadmi Party’s disappointing loss in the Punjab assembly elections, but finally a humiliation in the Delhi civic polls became the trigger for Sanjay Singh […]

BJP president Amit Shah greets BJP-SAD’s Manjinder Singh Sirsa (left) after his victory in New Delhi.
India

BJP-Akali joint candidate Sirsa wins Rajouri Garden bypoll, AAP loses deposit

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) registered a huge victory in the Rajouri Garden Assembly bypoll in the national capital on April 13 handing a humiliating defeat to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party […]

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and Canadian defense minister Harjit Singh Sajjan.
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Capt says many Sikh Canadian ministers, MPs Khalistani sympathisers; Canada terms it disappointing, inaccurate

CHANDIGARH (TIP): Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s statement against Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan terming him a “Khalistani sympathiser” has triggered a diplomatic row with the Canadian high commission on April 13 terming […]

India

Recover Rs 97 cr from AAP for ads: LG tells CS

NEW DELHI (TIP): In a setback to the Kejriwal dispensation, Lt Governor Anil Baijal has directed that Rs 97 crore be recoverd from AAP that was allegedly “splurged” by the city government on advertisements in […]

India

EVMs tamper-proof, says EC

NEW DELHI (TIP): With losing parties alleging rigging of results in the recently concluded Assembly elections by tampering with electronic voting machines (EVMs), the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday reiterated these were tamper-proof, […]

India

Kejriwal sets eyes on three BJP-ruled states

NEW DELHI (TIP): Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a meeting of state in charges on Saturday to discuss the party’s national plan post-Punjab and Goa elections. […]

A girl, along with her family members, showing indelible ink mark on her finger after casting vote during the assembly election at a polling station in Patiala on February 4. Photo courtesy/ PTI
India

India Assembly elections: Change of guard on cards in Punjab, Goa

NEW DELHI (TIP): Punjab and Goa, which reported high voter turnout for assembly elections on February 4, could be looking at a change, an analysis of past poll data reveals. In around 80% of the […]

A DO OR DIE BATTLE FOR THE THREE CONTENDERS-PARKASH SINGH BADAL, CAPT. AMARINDER SINGH AND ARVIND KEJRIWAL.
India

The Serenading over, the silent voter holds the key

A do or die battle for the three contenders-Parkash Singh Badal, Capt. Amarinder Singh and Arvind Kejriwal. CHANDIGARH (TIP): Two days before the polling on February 4, campaign din ended on February 2. The three […]

Najeeb Jung, Delhi's Lieutenant Governor, in a surprise move, submitted his resignation. Photo courtesy of PTI
India

Najeeb Jung Quits as Delhi Lieutenant Governor: Political Circlesare Surprised

NEW DELHI (TIP): New Delhi could not have a more surprising news than the one that Najeeb Jung resigned as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, with 18 months left in his tenure, saying he wants […]

India

Dalit to be deputy CM if AAP wins Punjab: Kejriwal at manifesto release

JALANDHAR (TIP): With an eye on nearly 32% Dalit voters in Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Friday playing the masterstroke by declaring that if his party formed the government in Punjab, […]

Inside the Parliament: Heated Exchanges resulting in adjournments
India

The War over Demonetization

Government unfazed by combined opposition attack; fight will continue, says opposition Meanwhile, the common people undergo terrible suffering The war over demonetization between the government and opposition is getting fiercer as the latter vows to […]

In his plea, Chandra, chairman of the Essel group, has alleged that Kejriwal, while addressing a press conference on November 11 had made “false, fabricated and defamatory allegations” against him.
India

Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra files criminal defamation case against Kejriwal

NEW DELHI (TIP): Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra approached a city court on Thursday seeking prosecution of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly defaming him by levelling false allegations in the wake of demonitisation […]

India

Tohra’s daughter Kuldeep on AAP’s 5th list of 12 candidates

CHANDIGARH (TIP): Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday declared its fifth list of 12 candidates for the upcoming Punjab assembly polls. Kuldeep Kaur Tohra, daughter of former Akali stalwart late Gurcharan Singh Tohra, secured ticket from […]

Though the AAP and Congress have not given any offer to Sidhu so far, they are trying to catch him, not for his political equity, but his damage value if he joins the rival camp
India

Now, Sidhu’s front waiting for invite from AAP, Congress

CHANDIGARH (TIP): After playing hardball with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress, cricketer-turned-politician and Awaaz-e-Punjab leader Navjot Singh Sidhu is now waiting for an invite from both. Sidhu held yet another meeting with his […]

Though the AAP and Congress have not given any offer to Sidhu so far, they are trying to catch him, not for his political equity, but his damage value if he joins the rival camp
India

Out of BJP crease, Sidhu dangles his bat before Cong, AAP

CHANDIGARH (TIP): Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu is back in the game of hitting sixes. As if political fronts coming up in Punjab are not enough to tie voters in knots, the former BJP MP is […]

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A Party in a Hurry – Aam Aadmi Party

Political scientists write with some regret of how a political movement that had tapped the consciousness of lakhs of Indians through sustained and patient mobilization, dissemination of ideology, and shared understanding of what is wrong […]

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Sidhus formally quit BJP; Funny, they Had Not Resigned till now

Apparently, Sidhus had still not resigned, while he did resign from the Rajya Sabha in July but it is must be noted here that the BJP are so desperate for good candidates in Punjab that […]

Indian Americans

Indian American Aam Aadmi Party Activist, Pran Kurup, dies of Cardiac Arrest

SACRAMENTO (TIP): Indian American entrepreneur and social activist Pran Kurup, nicknamed the “unsung hero” behind the nascent Aam Aadmi party movement in Northern California, died Sept. 3 in Thiruvananthapuram, India, of cardiac arrest. Kurup was […]

India

‘Sidhu never asked to be made CM face, said God told him to work with AAP’

As cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Sidhu fired his first salvo at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) saying Arvind Kejriwal wanted to use him as a “piece of decoration” during elections, AAP’s Punjab co-incharge Sanjay Singh, in an […]

India

Sidhu’s new outfit a ‘B-team’ of the RSS, says AAP’s Jarnail

Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab co-incharge Jarnail Singh hit back at Navjot Singh Sidhu, alleging that his political outfit Awaaz-e-Punjab is the “B-team of the RSS”, and said his attack on the Badal family was a […]

India

ARVIND KEJRIWAL ONLY WANTS ‘YES-MEN’, SAYS NAVJOT SIDHU

CHANDIGARH (TIP): Playing the cards close to his chest, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on September 8 launched a non-political front in Punjab attacking the Akali-BJP combine, Congress and the AAP but gave no indication about […]

India

AAP leader Ashutosh slams action on him, questions media

Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh, who is under attack for his controversial blog defending sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar, on Tuesday said the police case against him was an “infringement” on his right to freedom […]

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Recalling Mother Teresa’s Grace

Mother Teresa will be canonized on September 4. The world seems to be converging at the Vatican to witness the historic occasion. President Obama has announced the presidential delegation for the ceremony. India, too, is […]

India

Arvind Kejriwal sacks Sandeep Kumar: Skeletons keep tumbling out of Aam Aadmi Party’s cupboard

NEW DELHI (TIP): Was Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal always aware of the dubious background of certain legislators and chose to turn a blind eye until shamed publicly by the media? Why did he choose […]