The Punjab Cabinet approved an industrial park near the Mattewara forest range and Sutlej River in the Ludhiana district. The park as per the Cabinet decision was to be set up on approximately 1000 acres and the land of Sekhowal Gram Panchayat (416.1 acres), Salempur Gram Panchayat (27.1 acres) and Sailklan Gram Panchayat (20.3 acres) was acquired for this purpose.
International Politics & The Sikh Dilemma
It is no surprise to those who keep an eagle eye on international politics that the current world situation resembles that of pre-WWII. Major world powers are involved in a constant tug of war in forming new alliances & decoupling with the older alliances on both military and economic terms, currently making geo-politics a very volatile subject and hard to grasp and difficult to keep updated with.
Taking Aim: Weighing the Gravity of Our Situation and the Lightness of Our Response
The rapid succession of events that have unfolded in Punjab over the past month have raised significant concern amongst Sikhs around the world. In response, there has been a flurry of conversation about what is taking place but a noticeable lack of analysis regarding the underlying issues and emerging patterns.
An Analysis of West Bengal Elections
Ideally, in a democracy, the elections should be contested on the basis of political, economic and cultural policies aimed at welfare of the society. But during the recently held West Bengal elections, the narrative was not based on any of the above policies. It was the poll tactics which shaped the narrative of West Bengal elections. Therefore, it will be more helpful to analyze the outcome of these elections on the basis of tactics used during this entire campaign.