Parkash Singh Badal

  • Punjab: Congress demands transparency in wards delimitation 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress on Monday demanded transparency in the delimitation process of wards by making it online as the party gears up for the upcoming local bodies elections in the state. It submitted a memorandum to this effect to Governor Shivraj Patil and the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The situation...
  • Punjab: Centre's decision on new paddy norms anti-farmer, says Congress 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress on Sunday flayed the Centre's decision fixing new norms about paddy procurement and milling as "anti-farmer" step. State Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa in a statement strongly opposed to decision of the Centre to bring down the paddy moisture content limit from 15 to 14 per cent,...
  • CM Badal orders upgrading of drainage system in Punjab 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday asked Irrigation department to upgrade drainage system to check water logging in south western districts of the state. Badal, who talked to affected people in the villages of Sri Muktsar Sahib district, emphasised the need for upgrading, widening and strengthening the existing...
  • Punjab flood: CM Badal seeks enhanced compensation to farmers by Centre September 13, 2014

    Muktsar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday described as "minuscule" the compensation given by the Centre to farmers for the losses suffered by them in natural calamity and said he will raise the issue with the Centre. "Rs 3,500 given by the Centre per acre to the farmers for...
  • Punjab to seek review of tax incentives to neighbouring states September 12, 2014

    Talwandi Sabo (Punjab): The Punjab government will impress upon the Centre to review fiscal sops granted to neighbouring states, including Himachal Pradesh, saying tax holidays to these states had proved "detrimental" to growth of industry in Punjab. Stating this here on Friday, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Punjab would also...
  • Punjab CM Badal seeks direction from Centre to help J&K flood victims September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday sought directions from the Centre to offer help and cooperation to the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir. According to an official release, the Punjab government, having failed to contact the authorities in valley due to disruption in telecom services, asked...
  • CM Parkash Badal to visit rain-affected, water-logged areas of Punjab September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will visit rain-affected and water-logged areas of Punjab including Mansa, Fazilka and Sri Muktsar Sahib districts from September 13-15. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event in Talwandi Sabo assembly constituency, Badal said that his visit to flood affected areas of Punjab was...
  • Punjab accuses Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river September 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday accused the union territory of Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river in the state by discharging untreated municipal waste and industrial effluents into seasonal rivulets and drains, which ultimately merge into the river. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would take up the matter of heavy...
  • Parkash Singh Badal wants review of minimum support price procedure September 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday urged the central government to review the procedure for fixing the minimum support price (MSP) for crops to make it more remunerative and improve the viability of farming. Dwelling on the formula to be evolved for fixing the MSP, Badal said it...
  • Modi government has never refused financial aid to Punjab: CM Parkash Singh Badal September 7, 2014

    Ludhiana: Accusing Congress of misguiding people by spreading "false propaganda" that the Centre was not providing funds to Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday asserted that the Narendra Modi government has never denied financial aid to the state. "The UPA government knew that they will not be able...
  • Punjab government to sell sand, gravel to consumers September 2, 2014

    Chandigarh: Facing criticism over "spiraling" prices of sand and gravel, SAD-BJP led Punjab government on Tuesday decided to excavate and sell minor minerals through the state-owned departments by eliminating the role of private mining contractors in a bid to check rising prices. In a cabinet meeting held here under the...
  • Punjab: Badal terms bypoll results as vindication of SAD policies August 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday termed the results of the two Assembly bypolls in Punjab as "a vindication of the policies and performance of the SAD-BJP combine government" in the state. He said the results were a major set back to the Congress party, as we not...
  • Punjab bypoll results: Congress, SAD win one seat each August 25, 2014

    The Congress was at par with the Shiromani Akali Dal in the Punjab where both the parties won one seat each in the bypolls held last week. Congress leader Preneet Kaur won the Patiala seat while Akali Dal's Mohinder Singh Sidhu won the Talwandi Sabo seat. The Aam Aadmi Party finished...
  • Haryana vs Punjab: should states have different gurudwara committees? July 25, 2014

    The Haryana government passed a legislation earlier this month to create a separate HSGPC for the state, a decision which has angered the Punjab based SGPC which controls all the gurudwaras in the states of Haryana and Punjab.Punjab's Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has threatened to resign and lead a...
  • SAD threatens to protest if Hooda does not take back Haryana SGPC act July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The fight between Haryana and Punjab over the control of gurudwaras has intensified with the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government not willing to listen to the Centre, insisting that the new Haryana SGPC Act is here to stay. Punjab's Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on the other hand is threatening...
  • Centre may take Presidential reference to resolve Punjab, Haryana SGPC row July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The row over a separate Gurudwara Committee for Haryana is intensifying every minute. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday. Sources say that the government may send a Presidential reference, which means that the Supreme Court will...
  • Tonight at India @ 9: Punjab-Haryana fight over SGPC July 25, 2014

    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 CM threatens to quit if Haryana SGPC Act is not withdrawn July 25, 2014

    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...
  • Iraq crisis: Families of abducted Indians meet Punjab CM, MEA says all safe July 11, 2014

    The families of 39 Indians who are in still in ISIS captivity on Friday met Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh. Frustrated over the lack of information from both the Punjab government and the Centre, the families said that they last heard from their relatives in Iraq who...
  • Punjab: Familes of 39 Indians protest to bring back relatives from Iraq July 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Tense families of the 39 youth from Punjab who are in ISIS captivity in Iraq are more are holding a protest in Chandigarh. The relatives of the stranded Indians met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday. They have claimed that the government is not doing enough to bring...
  • Punjab: CM Badal describes Railway budget as 'growth oriented' July 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: Hailing the Railway Budget, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday described it as "growth oriented" and "passenger friendly", saying its proposals will propel all round development and prosperity in the country. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brainchild to introduce bullet trains in the country would put India on...
  • One of the 40 Indians abducted in Iraq by ISIS escapes: reports June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In what may be a major breakthrough in knowing the fate of the 40 kidnapped Indians in Iraq, latest reports suggest that one out of the 40 Indians has escaped from the custody of the ISIS terrorists. Reports also say that the escaped construction worker has made contact...
  • Trust us, we are trying our best to bring Indians back from Iraq: Sushma June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Assuring all help to the families of the Indians stranded in the war-torn Iraq, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj appealed to the relatives to trust the government. "We are doing our best to safely bring back all the Indians stranded in Iraq. We request the people to pray...
  • Iraq crisis: Punjab won't pay ransom, can't directly intervene, says CM June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With people from Punjab being stranded in Iraq, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and said best efforts are being made to rescue those trapped in the strife-torn country. "I have discussed the matter with Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. She has...
  • Punjab CM 'ready to pay ransom' to bring back abducted Indians from Iraq June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With the fate of the abducted Indians in Iraq still unknown, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has said that his government is even ready to pay a 'ransom' to bring the Indians back home. This came after the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that 40 Indians have...
  • Indians trapped in Iraq without their passports, families cry for help June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: As the crisis escalates in Iraq, hundreds of families in India are praying for the safety of their loved ones. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday confirmed that 40 Indian workers working with Tariq Noor al Juda construction company in Iraq have been abducted. However, MEA...
  • Congress demands President's rule in Punjab May 14, 2014

    Amritsar: Congress on Wednesday demanded President's rule in Punjab, saying there is a "lawlessness" in the state. "There is no law and order prevailing in Punjab...need of the hour is to impose the President rule. Punjab police are supporting the criminals to beat up the innocent people," state PCC president...
  • Congress on weak ground in Punjab, says Parkash Singh Badal April 8, 2014

    Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said Congress knew it was going to lose all 13 seats in Punjab which is why the party has pushed its senior leaders to fight the parliamentary polls. "That by itself is an admission that the people of the state did not favour...
  • 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...
  • Prakash Singh Badal responsible for Operation Bluestar, alleges Amarinder Singh April 4, 2014

    Congress candidate from Amritsar Amarinder Singh on Friday held Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal allegedly accountable for Operation Bluestar. At a press conference, he said, "It was Parkash Singh Badal who during the troubled period had instigated the innocent youth to disturb the peaceful situation of Punjab and later he...