Articles by Arjun Sharma
Jun 18, 2019
Amarnath Yatra preparations: In wake of recent terror attacks, Mughal road to be used as alternate route for devoteesThe spate of terror attacks has forced the state as well as central government to chalk out a strategy for the smooth conduct of the Amarnath pilgrimage that will start on 1 July.
May 15, 2019
Punjab govt's decision to advance paddy sowing aims to placate angry farmers ahead of polls, but ignores impact on groundwaterWhile the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government's decision to prepone the date for paddy sowing in Punjab to 13 June may ease the angry farmers ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, early sowing will put further pressure on the already depleted groundwater of the state
Apr 17, 2019
Udhampur polls: Rasana's Dogras unhappy with BJP for failing Hindus by not ordering CBI inquiry in Kathua rape caseNot just consolidation of Muslim votes, BJP's Udhampur candidate Jitendra Singh faces disgruntled Dogra voters who are unhappy with the party for not supporting the community's demand for CBI enquiry in the Kathua rape and murder case
Apr 12, 2019
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Despite terror threats, Uri shines in Baramulla with 57% poll turnout; Jammu votes with vigourBaramulla’s Uri district witnessed a substantial 57 percent turnout, a categorical rejection of calls for the election boycott.
Mar 30, 2019
Lok Sabha polls: In Ladakh, voters' distrust for politicians, unkept promises leave parties struggling to find candidatesWith resentment against national and Jammu and Kashmir's mainstream parties at an all-time high among Ladakh voters, regional parties in the state are now faced with the challenge of picking the right candidate for the Ladakh Lok Sabha constituency.
Mar 05, 2019
Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' falters as cheap imports, GST, demonetisation threaten sports goods industry in JalandharOne of the 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Punjab, Jalandhar has for long been a Congress stronghold with Chaudhary Santokh Singh of Congress currently holding this seat.
Feb 18, 2019
Why Dalit Sikhs of Punjab's Bathinda are nonchalant towards elections, debate around caste, quota and developmentA visit to the town reveals that the Dalits in Bathinda have not benefited from the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Rules, 1964, where one-third of public agricultural land and cultivable common land in each village is reserved for SCs
Dec 31, 2018
RSS scrambles for new strategy in Hindu-dominated Jammu and Buddhist-dominated Ladakh as BJP loses valuable vote bankIn Jammu, the BJP had assured to end the perceived hegemony of Muslim-dominated Kashmir, scrapping of Article 370, and deportation of Rohingyas settled in Jammu and seen as a security threat by locals. With all these promises remaining just on papers, Hindus in Jammu have now lost faith in the party.
Dec 13, 2018
Connecting Kartarpur: Dera Baba Nanak foresees chaos amid fear of spike in terrorism and drug smugglingSince the announcement of the Kartarpur Corridor, residents of villages in Gurdaspur district in Punjab have been expressing fears of security threats, radicalisation of youths and a rise in drug smuggling.
Dec 08, 2018
Navjot Singh Sidhu's Pakistan outreach causes Congress rift, seen as attempt to outshine Amarinder SinghSeveral of his Congress colleagues now say Navjot Singh Sidhu is not a team player and that the Punjab minister is trying to out-captain the Captain.