The maharaja's win in Punjab after 10 years has also rekindled the hopes for the revival of the grand old party. One of the strongest regional satraps of the Congress, Amarinder Singh put the party back in the saddle in Punjab after the "father of all battles" that decimated the Shiromani Akali Dal and crushed the Aam Aadmi Party's dream of expanding its footprint beyond Delhi. Amarinder, 75, a widely respected and popular leader, steered the Congress to a landslide victory winning 77 seats in ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Punjab cheers for Captain: SAD-BJP down to quarter. Patiala peg rules - catchnews.com, 1 month ago
A second innings for Amarinder Singh in Punjab - Prokerala, 1 month ago
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With just days to go for polling, Patiala is abuzz with political activity. The New Moti Bagh Palace—Amarinder’s residence—has become the epicentre of the Congress’ poll campaign. MP Singh, a retired Punjab Civil Services officer ...DNA, 2 months ago
"The food of the royal families of Awadh and Rajasthan is quite popular, but not much is known about Travancore or Tripura." To change that, Sonal Saxena and Shantanu Mahanta of eatwithindia are creating an event wherein 36 royal families will play host and share their culinary traditions. Avantika Bhuyan finds out more. IMAGE: A Maharaja from Gujarat, circa 1887. Among the series of programmes planned for the Dine With Royalty segment are culinary trips to the royal forts and palaces of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Announcing that Captain Amarinder Singh would be the chief ministerial candidate well ahead of the polls and marketing him as a brand worked very well for the Congress in Punjab. Before him, bother Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago Finally, Amarinder Singh wins 'father of all battles' Rediff.com, 1 month ago Captain Amarinder Singh wins Punjab battle, gets perfect b'day present catchnews.com, 1 month ago Amarinder Singh to turn 75 on poll result day Business Standard, 1 month ago
'Feeling claustrophobic and humiliated by the manner in which the Congress vice-president was treating him, he started toying with the idea of floating his own party.'In the recent five-state election, Punjab was the one bright spot for the Congress.As this fascinating excerpt from The People's Maharaja reveals, how shabbily Rahul Gandhi treated Amarinder Singh before the 2017 election! IMAGE: A photograph tweeted by Rahul Gandhi soon after he met Captain Amarinder Singh on March 14, 2017.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
With the counting for the high-stakes assembly elections on in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa -- here’s a look at some of the big names and where they stand. -- Five-State Assembly Election 2017 -- The Five-State Verdict: LIVE LEADS/RESULTS >> Ameeta Sinh Former state minister Ameeta Sinh, running for the Congress, from the Amethi seat has lost with only 20,291. Interestingly, she is facing off against her husband Sanjay’s ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Punjab Elections 2017: 'Punjab rescued from hands of 'arrogant' politicians,' says Navjot Singh Sidhu
After establishing a significant lead in the Punjab Assembly polls, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday claimed this to be 'just the beginning', adding that the state will serve as an example to others on good governance. Addressing the media on ...DNA, 1 month ago Punjab rescued from hands of 'arrogant' politicians: Sidhu Sify, 1 month ago
Jawaharlal Nehru believed the Princely Order was like a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of the Indian nation as it drained its resources to support their debauchery and excesses. And while Gandhiji and Sardar Patel were not on the same pages as ...The Financial Chronicle, 2 months ago
Both donned the olive green with pride, had keen interest in mountaineering, were sharpshooters and even fought Pakistan in war. But in Patiala, former army captain Amarinder Singh and retired army chief Gen J J Singh will fight each other. The twist, ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
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