Akalis

  • Show Me The Money: Harsimrat Kaur's assets valued at Rs 108.14 crore 16-04-2014 09:02 AM

    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 at...
  • SAD moves EC over Bhattal's remark against Chandumajra 08-04-2014 07:51 PM

    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...
  • Punjab government makes big promises even as old remain unfulfilled 06-04-2014 03:53 PM

    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 03-04-2014 08:39 PM

    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 24-03-2014 06:20 PM

    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...
  • AAP's Phoolka challenges SAD, Badal junior targets him for 1984 cases 20-02-2014 12:13 PM

    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? 11-02-2014 10:59 AM

    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 05-02-2014 11:55 AM

    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...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Rahul Gandhi's effigies burnt across Punjab 31-01-2014 01:58 PM

    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 30-01-2014 11:15 PM

    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...
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  • News 360: Centre follows Rahul, hikes LPG quota to 12 30-01-2014 08:38 PM

    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? 30-01-2014 07:45 PM

    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 30-01-2014 12:25 PM

    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...
  • 1984 riots: SAD backs Kejriwal's demand of SIT probe 29-01-2014 01:17 PM

    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 17-01-2014 06:00 PM

    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...
  • Opposition hits out at Manmohan, says his speech was a sham 03-01-2014 12:46 PM

    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...
  • Four-time BJP MLA Harcharan Singh Balli to join Congress? 12-11-2013 10:43 PM

    New Delhi: Harcharan Singh Balli, a four-time BJP MLA from Hari Nagar assembly constituency who had been refused party ticket for the December 4 assembly polls, is likely to get a ticket from Congress. Balli's seat was given to Shiromani Akali Dal under the seat-sharing agreement between the two parties....
  • Delhi: Dissidence continues in BJP over poll nominations 12-11-2013 12:05 AM

    A number of BJP workers from Sultan Puri, Gandhi Nagar and Mehrauli held a protest, on Monday, outside Delhi BJP office here accusing the party leadership of "not adhering to clear guidelines" in selection of candidates of assembly polls in Delhi. "The selection process was totally flawed. No criteria was...
  • Delhi: Congress to finalise candidates' list for assembly polls 08-11-2013 08:11 PM

    After series of meetings and confabulations, Congress is all set to finalise its candidates for all 70 constituencies on Saturday when filing of nominations for the December 4 assembly election will begin. The list of candidates will be finalised at a meeting of Central Election Committee to be chaired by...
  • Delhi poll: SAD to contest four seats in Assembly elections 06-11-2013 03:49 PM

    The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will contest four seats in coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Delhi assembly elections scheduled for December 4, a party leader said on Wednesday. "The party will fight for the seats at Shahadra, Rajouri Garden, Hari Nagar and Kalkaji," said Manjit Singh GK,...
  • One person arrested in connection with the abduction of SAD leader 31-10-2013 10:41 AM

    Hong Kong: Police have arrested one person in connection with the abduction of Akali leader Manmohan Singh Kheda. The accused was arrested from Ludhiana's Samrala. Kheda and two other people were kidnapped in Hong Kong. Police claim that all of them have been freed unharmed. Kheda had gone to Hong...
  • Punjab CM miffed at not being invited for event that Rahul will attend 10-10-2013 08:25 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's visit to Punjab on Thursday, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lodging a strong protest at not being invited to the event that Rahul is slated to attend. Rahul Gandhi will attend a function in...
  • Manmohan Singh a good man, but under Gandhis' control, says Sukhbir Badal 01-10-2013 07:38 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a good man but is controlled by the Gandhi family, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Tuesday. Badal also asserted that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would win majority on its own in the next parliamentary elections, courtesy a "tsunami" in the...
  • Congress, SAD leaders involved in drug trade in Punjab, alleges ex-DGP 18-09-2013 09:19 AM

    Chandigarh: In an IBN7 exclusive, a former DGP of jails in Punjab has alleged that major political parties in Punjab are involved in drug rackets. Former DGP of Jails Shashikant, in the Punjab-Haryana High Court, has made a statement alleging that ministers from major political parties, like the Akali Dal...
  • Narendra Modi right person to lead NDA: Akali Dal 13-09-2013 11:46 PM

    Chandigarh:Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Friday hailed the decision of the BJP to name Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections, terming him the "right person" to lead the NDA. Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had "chosen...
  • BJP tells allies Narendra Modi is its PM choice 13-09-2013 03:27 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Friday afternoon informed the Shiv Sena and Shiromani Akali Dal that the party has decided to nominate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Despite opposition from party patriarch LK Advani,...
  • Allies back BJP decision to anoint Modi as PM candidate 13-09-2013 02:57 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's only allies Akali Dal and Shiv Sena on Friday backed the party's decision to anoint Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as BJP's prime ministerial candidate. Party President Rajnath Singh had informed the chiefs of both the parties and they have endorsed the decision. Rajanth called...
  • Sidhu slams Punjab govt, accuses it of not funding Amritsar 05-09-2013 06:39 PM

    Amritsar: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Navjot Singh Sidhu accused the ruling SAD government in Punjab of turning a blind eye towards Amritsar's development. The Cricketer-turned-BJP MP said that here has been no support for his attempt to improve Amristar and alleged that for the last two years he has not...
  • Sukhbir Singh Badal re-elected as Akali Dal president 03-09-2013 04:58 PM

    Sukhbir Singh Badal was on Tuesday re-elected as the president of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal. Sukhbir, 51, who is Punjab's deputy chief minister, was unanimously re-elected by 445 delegates of the Akali Dal who had assembled in Amritsar at the Teja Singh Samundri hall at the Golden Temple complex...