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Members of Sanjha Morcha Teachers union holding a protest IN front of Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib on October 29.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Members of Sanjha Morcha Teachers union holding a protest IN front of Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib on October 29.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

HT Explainer: Why schoolteachers are up in arms in Punjab?

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navneet Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2018 03:37 PM IST
Thousands of schoolteachers have been protesting in chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s hometown of Patiala for the past three weeks to demand regularisation with full pay. Navneet Sharma dissects the issue
Punjab representatives had walked out of meet that was held for pact among northern states and Union ministry for launch of ‘Aayushmaan Bharat’ health cover plan.(HT File)
Punjab representatives had walked out of meet that was held for pact among northern states and Union ministry for launch of ‘Aayushmaan Bharat’ health cover plan.(HT File)

HT Explainer: Why Punjab is opposing Modicare?

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 02:49 PM IST
Punjab, a Congress-ruled state, is the first state in the country to protest against the scheme, which is to be financed at a ratio of 60:40 by the Centre and states.
Violence had rocked the Doaba belt following an attack on Niranjan Das, the head of Dera Sachkhand Ballan, Jalandhar, and his deputy Ramanand at Vienna, Austria, on May 24, 2009.(HT File)
Violence had rocked the Doaba belt following an attack on Niranjan Das, the head of Dera Sachkhand Ballan, Jalandhar, and his deputy Ramanand at Vienna, Austria, on May 24, 2009.(HT File)

HT Explainer: What makes Doaba caste cauldron?

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 09:57 AM IST
Given their political dominance, Dalits in Doaba are assertive and influential as compared to their counterparts from other parts of the country; they have a high proportion of NRIs.
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