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PM convoy stuck on Punjab flyover for 20 minutes due to protest; cancels rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to return without addressing a rally in Punjab after his convoy got stuck in a road blockade near Hussainiwala. The security lapse occurred when the Prime Minister was travelling by road from Bathinda to National Martyrs Memorial in Hussainiwala. The PM's convoy was stuck for 15-20 minutes on the flyover due to a road blockade by some protestors. The home ministry described the incident as a "major lapse" in his security. After the serious lapse in security, his convoy decided to return without attending an event at a martyrs' memorial. The Centre has asked the Punjab government to fix responsibility for the lapse and take strict action.

Congress trying tricks to scuttle PM event in Punjab; fears defeat: Nadda

After reports of security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Punjab visit, BJP chief JP Nadda has said that fearing a resounding defeat the Congress Government is trying all possible tricks to scuttle the Prime Minister's programmes in the state. Prime Minister Modi postponed his scheduled visit to Punjab's Ferozepur due to a security breach.

The Eastern Gate critical to understand politics behind conflicts in Northeast

The recent killings of civilians in Nagaland in an army operation gone awry have led to renewed debate over the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). The Naga Peace Accord is in a state of uncertainty and the political situation in Northeast India is in the news again. But what is the story behind the headlines?