Prakash Singh Badal

  • Badal announces Rs 70 lakh for restoration of Lahori, Delhi Gate 4 days ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday sanctioned Rs 70 lakh for the restoration and conservation of the historic 'Lahori Gate' and 'Delhi Gate' of the famous Qila Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district. Disclosing this in Chandigarh on Thursday, a spokesperson said Punjab CM had recently deputed a team...
  • Heavy rains threaten paddy, cotton crops in Punjab September 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: Large tracts of paddy and cotton fields are affected by floods in various parts of Punjab, raising a fear of heavy loss to crops. The Punjab government has ordered for an early assessment of damage to crops due to heavy rains lashing various parts of the state. Among the...
  • Discontent brewing in SADBJP camp in Punjab August 31, 2014

    Chandigarh: Discontent has been brewing in the SADBJP camp in Punjab over various issues, including the switching of sides by senior leader PS Gill and imposition of property and advance taxes in the state. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had termed the induction of SAD...
  • Prakash Singh Badal seeks Centre's intervention to stop Haryana July 16, 2014

    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 strifetorn 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 strifetorn 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 deaddiction 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 deaddiction 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 "proactive" 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 Yorkbased 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 motorcycleborne 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 18member 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 18member cabinet, including his son Sukhbir who will continue as his deputy for the second successive term of the SADBJP alliance ministry. The state, with a 117member...
  • Mamata won't attend Akhilesh, Badal's swearingin 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 midterm 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 swearingin ceremonies in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, respectively. However, there has been...
  • Punjab: SADBJP defies antiincumbency, 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 antiincumbency 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...
  • EC, IT raid Punjab CM Badal's aide January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday conducted a raid at the residence of a close aide of Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and recovered narcotics from his house. The raid was carried out in collaboration with the Income Tax department. Dayal Singh Kollianwali, a close aide of the SAD chief,...
  • Serving the poor Cong 'dharma': Capt Amarinder January 22, 2012

    Faridkot: Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh said on Sunday that serving the poor was the party's 'dharma' and its government at the Centre brought in the Food Security Bill in keeping with that spirit. Claiming that the party was serving the poor right since Independence, Amarinder at a rally...
  • 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 allparty meet end deadlock? November 29, 2011

    New Delhi: An allparty 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 CNNIBN that the government will stay firm on its decision of allowing FDI in retail. The decision to call the...
  • Allparty 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 24hours before the film's release. This came after protests broke out in Pune and Mumbai with regard...