Articles by Arjun Sharma
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.
Oct 22, 2018
Key witness in Kerala nun rape case found dead: Even before autopsy report, police say death due to natural causesFather Kuriakose Kattuthara (62), a witness in the Kerala nun rape case, was found dead inside his room in St Paul’s Church, Dasuya in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab.
Oct 10, 2018
Stubble burning: Neither subsidy nor penalty can stop debt-ridden farmers of Punjab from torching strawLike China, Punjab has tried many solutions, even drafting an agricultural policy that talks about a paddy straw challenge fund to reduce the menace.
Sep 14, 2018
Punjab labour shortage: Rising scarcity of farm workers pushes up production cost, inclination towards machine farmingA report prepared by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry states that between 2004-05 and 2011-12, a large percentage of the workforce across states moved away from agriculture.
Sep 01, 2018
National Conference-Congress alliance set to claim LAHDC Kargil Council; BJP only manages to open its accountIn 2013, Congress was able to win 10 seats in the council whereas the NC and independent candidates also won eight seats each.
Aug 16, 2018
As Jammu becomes home for refugees from four communities, govt has to deal with complex issue of rightsExcept for the Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, and the Hindus from Pakistan who fled during partition, the other displaced people who chose to settle in Jammu are, strictly speaking, not refugees, though they are legally classified as such.