Prakash Singh Badal

  • Prakash Singh Badal seeks Centre's intervention to stop Haryana 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday accused Congress leadership of hatching a conspiracy to create a separate Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee for Haryana and sought the Centre's intervention to stop the move "initiated" by Bhupinder Singh Hooda government. Badal alleged Haryana's going ahead with a separate...
  • Punjabis trapped in Iraq: Badal to meet Sushma again July 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said he would again meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to ask her to expedite the process of bringing back 39 people from the State "trapped" in Mosul region of strife-torn Iraq. An assurance in this regard was given by Badal to...
  • Iraq crisis: Government making efforts for safe return of Punjabis, says Punjab CM July 4, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday assured the distressed families of the persons trapped in strife-torn Iraq that the state government was making all out efforts to ensure their safe and prompt return to the country. Interacting with 16 such families from Mandi Gobind Garh, who called...
  • Punjab: Rehab centres for drug addicts to start within 3 months, says CM June 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that rehabilitation centres for drug de-addiction in 22 districts of the state will be made operational within three months. The Chief Minister asked the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to complete and hand over the fully furnished buildings of these centres,...
  • Punjab government slashes cess on purchase of basmati June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Wednesday said that it has decided to slash the cess levied on the purchase of basmati from 0.25 to 0.10 per cent. The money collected through this cess is meant for cancer and drug de-addiction treatment (CADA) fund. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal took the decision...
  • Drug availability very little in Punjab now: Sukhbir Singh Badal June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: The availability of drugs in Punjab has become "very little" due to several "pro-active" measures taken by the state government, including arrest of 145 kingpins of the trade and action against 24 policemen, Deputy Chief Minister Skhbir Singh Badal said on Wednesday. Talking to reporters, Badal gave a clean chit...
  • Badal to take up drug smuggling issue with Vasundhara Raje June 5, 2014

    Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Wednesday said he would take up the issue of drug smuggling from neighbouring Rajasthan into the state with his counterpart Vasundhra Raje. "Drugs like poppy husk are being openly sold in Rajasthan due to which it is difficult for the Punjab government to check...
  • Election Comission issues notice to Parkash Singh Badal April 30, 2014

    New Delhi The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for violating the model code of conduct. Badal had on April 12 in an election meeting said that crores of rupees are spent on campaigning though less is shown in expenditure details. The commission took...
  • 'Sardar Modi' is greatest leader of country, says Prakash Singh Badal September 9, 2013

    Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Monday called his Gujarat counterpart and chairman of BJP's election campaign committee Narendra Modi as "the greatest leader" of the country. In the beginning of his address at the inaugural session of Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit 2013 in Gandhinagar, Badal said, "I thank...
  • Modi assures Punjab CM Badal on welfare and rights of Sikhs in Gujarat August 5, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Dismissing claims that Sikhs settled in Gujarat had been deprived of their land rights, Chief Minister Narendra Modi has assured his Punjab counterpart Prakash Singh Badal about their welfare. "Chief Minister Narendra Modi talked to Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and assured him that there is no question of...
  • Sukhbir behind 'political murders', must resign: Bajwa May 18, 2013

    Chandigarh: In the wake of alleged political violence in the state, Punjab Congress on Friday demanded the resignation of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal saying, he was the main architect behind "political murders and growth of mafias". "Sukhbir is a total failure as state's home minister and he has no...
  • US court reserves verdict on Parkash Singh Badal May 14, 2013

    Washington: A US court in Wisconsin has reserved its decision in the alleged human rights violation case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal after completing hearing in the matter. The district court had taken up a petition filed by New York-based rights body 'Sikh for Justice', which had alleged...
  • Robbery attack victim's family protest against police April 20, 2013

    Phagwara: A day after a man succumbed to his injuries after a robbery attack, the family of the victim on Friday staged a protest against alleged police inaction outside the office of SDM carrying his body. Parwinder Singh (35) was attacked by three unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants on March 29, 2013...
  • Drug networks penetrating social fabric in Punjab March 10, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Rs 130 crore drug haul in Punjab, which has brought Olympic medal winning boxer Vijender Singh and a national-level boxer Ram Singh in the dock, has highlighted a larger drug network in the state. A former top level sports man and Arjuna awardee Jagdish Bhola is said to...
  • Cong govts at Centre usurped states' powers: Badal January 26, 2013

    Amritsar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday alleged the policy of successive Congress governments' at the Centre had undermined the federal structure of India's constitution by usurping powers of states. Addressing a gathering in Amritsar after unfurling the national flag on the Republic day, he said framers of...
  • US court to hear human rights case against Badal January 5, 2013

    Washington: A US federal judge has set an evidentiary hearing for January 29 in a human rights violations case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to resolve basic jurisdictional issues. Wisconsin Judge Rudolph T Randa set the hearing on a plea by Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) seeking the court's...
  • Badal favours opening Punjab border with Pak for trade April 9, 2012

    Muktsar: Opening borders of Punjab with Pakistan for trade would provide impetus to economy of the state, and will be a "major boon" for the farmers, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said. "Punjab being a land locked state had been a victim of the...
  • Punjab: Badal to head an 18-member cabinet March 13, 2012

    Chandigarh: Parkash Singh Badal will take oath as Chief Minister of Punjab on Wednesday for a record fifth time at the head of an 18-member cabinet, including his son Sukhbir who will continue as his deputy for the second successive term of the SAD-BJP alliance ministry. The state, with a 117-member...
  • Mamata won't attend Akhilesh, Badal's swearing-in ceremonies March 11, 2012

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banjeree has decided against attending the swearing in ceremonies of Prakash Singh Badal and Akhilesh Yadav, allegedly after being asked by the congress. But she's keeping her ally at the Centre guessing by sending her representatives. 24 hours after keeping alliance partner Congress on...
  • Third Front in offing? SAD, SP woo Mamata March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst talks of mid-term elections, an attempt seems underway to regroup the Third Front. Both SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav have invited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the swearing-in ceremonies in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, respectively. However, there has been...
  • Punjab: SAD-BJP defies anti-incumbency, wins big March 7, 2012

    Chandigarh: The BJP can breathe easy in Punjab as its alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal has created history by becoming the first coalition government to beat anti-incumbency and return to power. The Congress faced a clear defeat and Manpreet Badal's Punjab People's Party even failed to open their account. The...
  • Punjab polls: Cong attacks Badal over EC row January 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday attacked Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for criticising the Election Commission. Irked over Badal's letter to Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi asking election officials in the state "not to overstep their constitutional mandate", Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said "it was the case of...
  • FDI in retail: Can all-party meet end deadlock? November 29, 2011

    New Delhi: An all-party meet is set to take place on Tuesday after Parliament was stalled again on Monday over the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail issue. But sources tell CNN-IBN that the government will stay firm on its decision of allowing FDI in retail. The decision to call the...
  • All-party meet on FDI in retail tomorrow November 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The UPA government is standing firm on its decision to allow FDI in retail. The Opposition BJP, Left and even the government's own allies have opposed the move. The BJP continued to press for an adjournment motion on the issue failing which Parliament conducted no business for the...
  • Politics clouding release of 'Aarakshan' August 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Desperate film director Prakash Jha was forced to make concessions for the smooth release of his film 'Aaraakshan' by striking a deal with the Republican Party of India in Maharashtra just 24-hours before the film's release. This came after protests broke out in Pune and Mumbai with regard...
  • Despite bumper harvest, grain drain continues June 30, 2011

    Ludhiana: Tens of thousands of bags of rice have gone up in smoke and continue to smolder and burn in Khamano near Ludhiana. Spread over two kilometers the bags of grain has been lying in the open for the last five years. A similar story in Fatehgarh Sahib - where wheat...
  • Punjab CM's wife Surinder Badal passes away May 24, 2011

    Chandigarh: The wife of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal passed away on Tuesday in a hospital after a prolonged illness. 75-year-old Surinder Kaur Badal died at PGIMER where she was battling for life from cancer since long, officials said. She is survived by...
  • Badal ministry to be expanded on Sunday May 14, 2011

    Chandigarh: With around eight months left for assembly elections in Punjab, the Parkash Singh Badal led SAD-BJP ministry in the state will be expanded on Sunday to fill the vacancies caused by the resignation of all the five BJP cabinet ministers in the wake of their alleged involvement in a...
  • Punjab, Haryana and HP involved in water war June 19, 2010

    Chandigarh: A three-way tug of war over water is taking place in North India as Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh ask each other to pay royalties for using water from rivers that originate in their respective states. Political affiliations at the Centre seem to have been forgotten as the Punjab, Haryana...
  • It's bureaucracy vs politics in Punjab April 15, 2010

    Chandigarh: Where senior civil servants warm up to ruling parties with an eye on post-retirement benefits, this one has taken on the government at risk to his career. Senior IAS officer JS Bir put in his papers when he was transferred for ordering a busy market area cleared of buses...