Akalis

  • Hope the new Haryana Governor will look into the SGPC issue: SAD 2 days ago

    In connection with the ongoing tussle over the new Gurudwara Committee Act passed by the Haryana Government, Shiromani Akali Dal Spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema said, "we cancelled the meet after Akal Takht directive. Hope the new Haryana Governor will look into the issue." ...
  • Punjab CM threatens to quit if Haryana SGPC Act is not withdrawn 4 days ago

    Chandigarh: Battle lines have been drawn between the Congress government in Haryana and the Shiromani Akali Dal government in Punjab after the Hooda government in Haryana passed a legislation formatting a separate Gurudwara management committee for Haryana. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has threatened to quit at a rally...
  • What happened is unfortunate, but police shouldn't enter Golden Temple: SAD MP on clashes June 6, 2014

    Fifteen people have been detained after clashes broke out in the Golden Temple during a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. Clashes broke out between the Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of the SAD (Amritsar) MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. ...
  • Sword fight breaks out between Golden Temple task force workers, several injured June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises in Amritsar between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Friday. The sword fight broke out between Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of SAD MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. Several people have been injured in the...
  • Time to punish those behind 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Punjab Deputy CM May 30, 2014

    Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said that the time has come to punish the perpetrators of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. "The time has come to punish architects of Sikh genocide. The Akali Dal will soon discuss the ongoing legal proceedings with the union home minister...
  • Arrest drug peddlers rather than addicts: Amarinder Singh to Punjab government May 30, 2014

    Patiala: Congress senior leader Amarinder Singh on Friday said that mere arrest of drug addicts will not help curbing the menace in Punjab as drug supply is the real concern to fight with. "The indiscriminate arrest of drug addicts across Punjab without providing them de-addiction treatment will serve no purpose unless...
  • Jamaat-e-Islami Hind extends support to AAP in Varanasi May 7, 2014

    The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, an Islamist outfit, has announced its support to Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday. Kejriwal is taking on Bhartiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. This might raise the prospects of the AAP chief, who is eyeing significant Muslim...
  • LS polls: Akali Dal workers break EVM at Patiala April 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: Some Akali Dal workers on Wednesday allegedly damaged the control unit of EVM at the Bajwa Colony at Patiala and later banged the machine on the floor, officials said. The Akali workers earlier uprooted the booth of Congress party and entered the polling booth and tried to take control over,...
  • NDA will win polls and SAD will benefit from it: Harsimrat Kaur April 30, 2014

    Punjab goes to vote on Wedsnesday. Arun Jaitley is fighting his first election in Amritsar while Bathinda will see the battle of the Badals. ...
  • Ludhiana a tight 3-way battle, AAP, Independent candidate frontrunners April 29, 2014

    Ludhiana: The industrial hub of Ludhiana is set for a tight three-way battle on April 30, when the constituency goes to polls. While there may be signs of a 'Modi wave' in many parts of the country, Ludhiana seems to be ignoring this wave. Ludhiana is a complex constituency divided in...
  • There will be riots if Narendra Modi comes to power: Amarinder Singh April 22, 2014

    Amritsar: In the election season of increasing attacks and counter attacks, former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh claimed that there will be riots within 6 months if Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi comes to power. He also dismissed speculations of any Modi wave in the country. "There is...
  • 1984 riots: Akali Dal workers protest outside Congress office in Delhi April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of Akali Dal workers on Monday held a massive protest outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The SAD workers were protesting against the clean chit given by Punjab Congress leader Amarinder Singh to one of the accused in the case, Jagdish Tytler. The...
  • Sidhu's wife hits out at SAD, upset over him being denied a ticket April 21, 2014

    Amritsar's sitting MP Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife Navjyot Kaur has lashed out at the Shiromani Akali Dal, expressing her disappointment over Sidhu being denied a ticket this time. The BJP-SAD alliance has fielded Arun Jaitley from Amritsar. Kaur, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, accused the Akali Dal government of...
  • Show Me The Money: Harsimrat Kaur's assets valued at Rs 108.14 crore April 16, 2014

    Shiromani Akali Dal's Harsimrat Kaur from Bhatinda cash reserves of Rs 1.4 lakh Her Bank deposits and investments are valued at 30.9 crore. She owns jewellery worth Rs 5.4 crore. She has two tractors worth Rs 5.5. lakh. Harsimrat and her husband have properties in Haryana and Punjab valued...
  • SAD moves EC over Bhattal's remark against Chandumajra April 8, 2014

    Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against former Punjab Cheif Minister and senior Congress leader Bhattal for allegedly using foul and derogatory language for its candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra. Secretary and SAD Spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema, in his complaint to the EC, said that...
  • Punjab government makes big promises even as old remain unfulfilled April 6, 2014

    The Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP-led government in Punjab has been making big poll promises in the run up to the elections. Deputy Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has vowed to turn the state into a beacon of prosperity. However, the ground reality is that coffers in the state...
  • Punjab poll tracker: SAD-BJP takes a huge lead over Congress-PPP combine April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP combine seems to be in a comfortable position in Punjab. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national tracker, the SAD-BJP alliance is projected to get 42 per cent of the votes in the state. The opposition Congress-PPP combine may get just 29 per cent...
  • Amarinder targets Jaitley, says strong leaders don't beg for constituencies March 24, 2014

    Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Amritsar Amarinder Singh on Monday took a dig at BJP nominee Arun Jaitley for his 'majboor'(helpless)-and-'mazboot'(strong)- leader remarks, saying strong leaders "do not go begging for constituencies to secure their secret prime ministerial ambitions". Amarinder claimed in a statement that it was already established as to...
  • AAP's Phoolka challenges SAD, Badal junior targets him for 1984 cases February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has opened a major front in Punjab by launching Supreme Court Lawyer HS Phoolka as its Lok Sabha candidate from Ludhiana. Phoolka has been the face of the 1984 riots legal battle and has a strong emotional support base. He had been engaged...
  • LS pollscape: Different poll, but will it make a difference in Punjab? March 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: Lok Sabha elections from Punjab would be different this time round. Different, yes, but would they make a difference? May be not. There are 13 parliamentary constituencies in the state and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has vowed to field candidates from all. The current break up is skewed...
  • 1984 riots: SAD protests outside Parliament, demands fast track trial February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiromani AkaiI Dal MPs on Wednesday held demonstrations outside Parliament in protest of the latest revelations in Operation Bluestar about Britan's advisory role in the massacre. Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal led the protests outside Parliament. She criticised the Congress saying,"It's treason on part of Congress...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Rahul Gandhi's effigies burnt across Punjab January 31, 2014

    Chandigarh: Massive protests continue across Punjab as members of the Shiromani Akali Dal burn effigies of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Demanding an apology from Rahul for once again recalling the horrific carnage and making careless remarks on it, the protestors have...
  • Dhumal back's Akali Dal's demand for SIT probe into anti-Sikh riots January 30, 2014

    Hamirpur: Alleging that Congressmen were actively involved in the killing of Sikhs during the riots in 1984, former Himachal Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday supported Akali Dal's demand for a SIT probe into the killings. "Rahul Gandhi has himself admitted role of Congress leaders...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre follows Rahul, hikes LPG quota to 12 January 30, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had called for an increase in the number of subsidised LPG cylinders on January 17 and 13 days later the Union Cabinet has fulfilled his demand. The Cabinet on Thursday approved the raising of subsidised LPG cylinder cap from 9 to 12 per connection. ...
  • A Billion Votes: What happens to Andhra Pradesh bifurcation now? January 30, 2014

    In a huge embarrassment for the Congress, the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Thursday rejected the Telangana Bill after Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy moved a resolution against the bifurcation of the state. The Bill was put for a voice vote after which Speaker N Manohar ruled that most of the...
  • Delhi: Sikhs protest against Rahul Gandhi's remark on 1984 riots January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Sikh Gurudwara committee and Shiromani Akali Dal party members are holding a protest at the headquarters of Indian National Congress party at 24 Akbar road. The protest is against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's comment over the 1984 Anti Sikh riots recently. "We want an SIT to probe...
  • 1984 riots: SAD backs Kejriwal's demand of SIT probe January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) which is opposed to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab has come out in support of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for taking up the 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue. Speaking to CNN-IBN, SAD MP Naresh Gujral said, "This is our own demand...
  • UPA-III led by Congress will form the government: V Narayanasamy January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday asserted that UPA-III led by it will form the government after Lok Sabha elections. Union Minister of State for PMO V Narayanasamy said, "I have been telling this consistently, UPA-III in 2014 will be a Congress-led government." He went on to justify his claims saying...
  • Opposition hits out at Manmohan, says his speech was a sham January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Minutes after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh briefed the media on his 10 year long tenure, the Opposition upped the ante against him, saying his speech was a sham. "Prime Minister's speech was a sham. How can the Prime Minister say he had no role in the scams. He...