PUNJAB CHIEF MINISTER

  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar talks to Punjab CM over recovery of five bodies March 20, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday took up the matter of recovery of bodies of five persons from the state with his Punjab counterpart Prakash Singh Badal and urged him to get the matter probed thoroughly. Kumar spoke to Punjab CM and his Deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal on recovery...
  • Beant Singh's assassin deported to India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: On the run for over 10 years, Sikh militant Jagtar Singh Tara, convicted for life in the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassination, has been deported by Thailand. Tara, a Babbar Khalsa International militant had escaped from the high-security Burail prison in Chandigarh in 2004 and was absconding...
  • Punjab CM Badal to be awarded with Policy Leadership Award September 18, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would be honoured with the 'Policy Leadership Award' in agriculture during the Agriculture Leadership Summit-2013 organised by a magazine at New Delhi Thursday. The 6th Agriculture Leadership Award Committee - 2013 headed by eminent agriculture scientist and Parliamentarian M S Swaminathan had selected Badal...
  • 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...
  • Yuvraj eyeing comeback by September May 16, 2012

    Chandigarh: Middleorder batsman Yuvraj Singh, who has been forced out of action for the past few months following a rare germ cell cancer in his lungs, on Thursday said he is eyeing a comeback by September this year. "Hopefully, I should be back [in action] very soon. Maybe in next...
  • Yuvraj offered land in Punjab for sports academy May 4, 2012

    Chandigarh: Following in cricketer Virender Sehwags footsteps, who has a cricket academy and school in Jhajjar, Haryana, Yuvraj Singh is all set to open a sports academy in Punjab. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday offered to allot 20 acres of land near Chandigarh to Yuvraj Singh for...
  • Punjab jail returns death warrant of Beant's assassin March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the controversy over execution of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's coassassin Balwant Singh Rajoana, the Patiala Jail superintendent has returned his death warrant yet again, citing legal weaknesses. The police claimed that the issue is not within the jurisdiction of Punjab. Balwant Singh...
  • Pawar may attend Badal's swearingin ceremony March 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar may attend the swearingin ceremony of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on March 14, party sources said. "Pawar saheb has plans to attend the function on condition that there is no major development in Parliament (on that day)," NCP sources said. Pawar is now in Mumbai...
  • Ludhiana scam: Enough evidence to nail ExPunjab CM September 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Former chief minister of Punjab Capt Amrinder Singh might be heading for serious trouble over the Ludhiana City Centre scam. Punjab's Vigilance Department claims it's found solid evidence to chargesheet Amrinder and his family members. The police are in custody with a few cheques that show transactions between...
  • ExPunjab CM's key man arrested June 11, 2007

    Ludhiana: Punjab's former Chief Minister Amarinder Singhs media advisor was arrested in Ludhiana late Sunday night for his alleged role in the Ludhiana City Centre scam case. Bharatinder Singh Chahal who is a coaccused along with the former CM in the scam was summoned to the Vigilance Bureau office on...
  • ExPunjab CM kin in vigilance net May 26, 2007

    Chandigarh: Armed with a pen drive recovered from an alleged conduit in hawala deals, the vigilance department is tightening its noose around former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh. The pen drive recovered from Chetan Gupta, owner of the RL Gupta group of companies in New Delhi, named nearly 80...