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Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019
Navneet Sharma

Navneet Sharma


A senior assistant editor, Navneet Sharma leads the Punjab bureau for Hindustan Times. He writes on politics, public affairs, civil services and the energy sector.

articles by Navneet Sharma (395 results)
Apr 04, 2018 09:12
The decision was taken after truck operators announced to continue their boycott of the tendering process to protest against the govt’s move to cut transportation rates. read more
Mar 31, 2018 10:17
Transporters used to charging ‘excessive rates’ boycott foodgrains transportation tenders in many districts after the government put a price cap. read more
Mar 29, 2018 21:49
The opposition couldn’t corner the Congress govt on host of issues such as rampant illegal mining, farm loan waiver, “goonda” tax and the delay in implementation of other election promises. read more
Mar 28, 2018 22:59
As the Badal father-son duo was not present in the House, Manpreet dared former minister Bikram Singh Majithia and other Akali MLAs to stay in the House and hear his speech. read more
Mar 27, 2018 19:55
As soon as the day’s proceedings began, the speaker started calling out the names of MLAs. The first five questions had to be dropped as the legislators, who had listed them, were not present. read more
Mar 25, 2018 10:10
Amid walkouts by Oppn MLAs’, FM proposes to raise additional revenue of Rs 1,500 cr this fiscal; earmarks Rs 4,250 cr for farm debt relief; Manpreet says development tax to be levied on taxpayers engaged in ‘professions, trades, callings and employm... read more
Mar 24, 2018 22:29
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal repeatedly blamed the huge debt left by the previous Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for fiscal woes throughout the year. read more
Mar 24, 2018 09:13
There is also growing pressure to provide funds for cash-guzzling poll promises, particularly farm debt waiver, power subsidy, unemployment allowance, hiked social pensions, free smart phones etc. read more
Mar 22, 2018 20:22
The exchange degenerated into accusations and finger-pointing, with a visibly agitated Sidhu repeatedly calling the Akali leader names that were immediately expunged by speaker Rana KP Singh. read more
Mar 19, 2018 22:57
Only a week ago, the AAP was preparing to launch a blistering attack on the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government for failing to fulfil its election promises. read more
Mar 18, 2018 22:59
Of the 20 party MLAs in the state, the 12 this newspaper spoke to rejected any move to form a separate party or an independent group within AAP . read more
Mar 16, 2018 23:48
Eighteen of 20 AAP MLAs met within hours of the apology, contemplated splitting from party and forming a ‘separate, independent’ group. The decision was deferred for want of consensus, but the threat is not over. read more
Mar 16, 2018 20:20
Calling the apology a ‘blunder’, Mann said party volunteers and leaders were fighting on the drugs issue, but the jarnail (general) had gone ahead and apologised to Majithia without consultation read more
Mar 16, 2018 09:18
Plainspeak: The Punjab CM says it is difficult to pull the plug on free power, as it will add to farmers’ woes and create a political crisis in the state. read more
Mar 15, 2018 09:43
While the government has been quick in taking decisions on key promises for this sector, their implementation seems to have taken time due to funds crunch or yarns of red tape. read more