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  • Centre not in favour of freeing terrorists convicted in serious charges January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: As Punjab government sought release of the state's prisoners, the Union Home Ministry on Thursday indicated that legal opinion could be taken in select cases like old people and those having completed 20 years in prison but not those convicted in serious charges. Releasing terrorists convicted in charges like...
  • Punjab government protests against BSF, says drugs come from Pakistan and Afghanistan January 4, 2015

    Chandigarh: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab is in a tough situation fighting allegations of rampant drug use and trade in Punjab especially after Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia in the drug racket. The party is now trying to shift blame to the border security security force...
  • Proposed dharnas are against drugs, not against BSF: Parkash Singh Badal December 31, 2014

    Amritsar: Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday made it clear that dharnas by the party to be on January 5 should not be misconstrued against Border Security Force (BSF) or any other government agency. SAD Patron and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said the proposed sit-in...
  • Watch: Hot Seat with Sukhbir Singh Badal December 30, 2014

    In this edition of 'Hot Seat', CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey speaks to Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal regarding the controversy surrounding his Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia. ...
  • Sukhbir Badal backs Bikram Singh Majithia, says will order arrest if found guilty in drug racket case December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Badal has claimed that there is no proof of his brother-in-law and Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia's involvement in the drug racket. Majithia has been described as the big drug lord of Punjab by many after he was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate...
  • I will order Majithia's arrest myself if he is found guilty: Sukhbir Badal December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on Friday said that if his brother-in-law and Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia is found guilty he will be first to take action against him. Earlier on Friday, Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar with regard to...
  • Punjab: Congress moves no-confidence motion against SAD-BJP government December 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: Congress on Tuesday moved a no-confidence motion against the Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in the Punjab Assembly. Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar moved the motion on issue of drug menace in Punjab and the failure of the Parkash Singh Badal-led government to check the trade and providing patronage to...
  • ED to probe Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drugs racket case December 22, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's alliance partner in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal is caught in a difficult situation. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a drug free society, the Akali Dal's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Badal, has been summoned by...
  • Will cooperate with ED in drug racket case: Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia December 21, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who has been served summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), today assured full cooperation with the agency probing money laundering complaints in the Rs 6,000-crore drug racket case. "...I was not at home when the summons were delivered at my residence and to cooperate...
  • United Singhs crowned World Kabaddi League champions November 22, 2014

    Mohali: United Singhs shocked fancied Khalsa Warriors 58-55 in the final of the inaugural World Kabaddi League (WKL) here in the northern Indian state Punjab on Saturday. The win fetched Singhs' a prize money of Rs 1.80 crore besides a glittering trophy. The final played in front of a packed International Hockey...
  • Parkash Singh Badal seeks Centre's support to check drug inflow into state November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday sought support of the Central government for checking the flow of drugs in the state. Addressing a gathering, Badal said the curse of drugs was one of the biggest problems being faced by the country in general and Punjab in particular....
  • Time for Modi government to handover Chandigarh to Punjab: Parkash Singh Badal November 16, 2014

    Tarn Taran: Charging successive Congress-led governments at the Centre with depriving Punjab of it's capital, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said time has come for Narendra Modi-led government to make Chandigarh the capital of the state. Chandigarh was made the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, following the carving...
  • North East's food processing sector part of PM's 'Make in India' mission November 11, 2014

    Guwahati: The North East's Food Processing sector was a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make In India' mission, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsmirat Kaur Badal said ''Organic production has a very huge national and international market and only North East India has the potential to meet this demand...
  • Amritsar will be one of the best cities by 2017: Sukhbir Singh Badal November 8, 2014

    Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said the state government will make Amritsar as one of the best cities in the world by year 2017. Stating that he was personally monitoring the ongoing development projects in the city, he said city residents will get relief from traffic...
  • All is well between SAD and BJP: Parkash Singh Badal November 6, 2014

    Sultanpur: Asserting that SAD-BJP alliance is in the interest of the nation as well as Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said all is well between the partners and that BJP will never sever ties with its "time-tested" ally. "There is hardly any issue of confrontation between both the parties...
  • Memorial for 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims to come up in Delhi November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A memorial in remembrance of the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots is being built at Gurdwara Rakhabganj Sahib in the heart of the national capital. The memorial, dubbed "Wall of Tears", is being constructed by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK and its construction was...
  • Punjab: Farmers should be given subsidies in a big way, says CM Badal October 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Amid facing criticism on giving free power to farmers from several quarters, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that the farming sector should be given subsidies "in a big way" for producing sufficient foodgrain to meet country's requirement. Badal also sought cooperation of all the MPs...
  • Tension brewing within NDA as SAD supports INLD instead of BJP in Haryana Assembly polls October 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: Tension seemed to be brewing within the National Democratic Alliance after Shiromani Akali Dal went all out to support the Indian National Lok Dal instead of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Haryana Assembly elections. SAD led by Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Badal is BJP's alliance partner...
  • Haryana polls: People will bring INLD-SAD to power, says Sukhbir Badal October 13, 2014

    Ambala: Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday claimed that people of Haryana have decided to bring INLD-SAD combine to power in the state which goes to polls on Wednesday. Addressing a gathering in favour of SAD candidate Balwinder Singh Punia, Sukhbir, who is...
  • Haryanvis united under Chautala's leadership, says SAD October 12, 2014

    Ratia: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said people of Haryana were united under former Chief Minister Om Parkash Chautala's leadership and would ensure overwhelming majority to the Indian National Lok Dal-SAD combine in the October 15 Assembly elections. Addressing a rally...
  • Haryana polls: INLD, SAD share inseparable bond, says Sukhbir Singh Badal October 9, 2014

    Nilokheri: SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the bond that his party shares with ally INLD was unbreakable and the same would pave the wave for prosperity in Haryana. While campaigning in Nilokheri in favor of INLD candidate Mamu Ram, the Shiromani Akali Dal president said the bond between the...
  • Sukhbir Badal campaigns in Haryana, seeks votes for INLD-SAD October 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today launched a poll campaign in Haryana to give a boost to the INLD-SAD candidates, who are in the fray for the October 15 elections. On the first leg of the campaign on Wednesday, the Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister used a customised...
  • Haryana elections: Alliance with INLD not to sour ties with BJP, says Sukhbir Badal October 7, 2014

    Amritsar: Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said that his party's alliance with Om Parkash Chautala's Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in Haryana for the assembly polls will not affect SAD's ties with BJP. "Akali Dal has a decades-old relation with INLD and...
  • Punjab CM Badal calls for community participation for clean India October 2, 2014

    Talwandi Sabo: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday administered a cleanliness pledge under the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' to government officials. On the occasion of the 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Badal avowed people to maintain cleanliness in and around their houses, public places and workplaces. People pledged...
  • Food map will help investors find right locations: Harsimrat Kaur Badal September 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister for food processing industry Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said her ministry had created a district-wise 'food-map' to help investors find best locations to set up plants. Speaking at industry body ASSOCHAM's sixth international summit on food processing, agri-business and dairy here, Badal said, "When I took over...
  • Food inflation can be curbed by halting wastage: Harsimrat Kaur Badal September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Strengthening of backward and forward linkages will help in controlling the food wastage, which is estimated at over Rs 40,000 crore, and also aid in curbing inflation, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Thursday. "The food wastage plays a very important role in inflation. Because of wastage, market...
  • Punjab: 645 teachers to be promoted as headmasters September 24, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government, in its effort to fill up the vacancy in education department, has decided to promote 645 teachers as headmasters by next month while recruitment of over 5,000 teachers will be completed by the end of this month. Disclosing this on Wednesday, an official spokesperson said that direction to this...
  • Parkash Singh Badal seeks financial package from Centre for Punjab September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday sought a "liberal financial package" for his state from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Badal accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal called on Modi at his residence and sought a relief package of Rs 2,330 crore for farmers due...
  • Modi government very decisive, will change system, says Sukhbir Badal September 21, 2014

    Chandigarh: The 'decisiveness' in decisionmaking and 'cutting redtapism' of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre will change the country's governance system, Punjab's powerful deputy chief minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, feels. "He is moving in the right direction. He has shown twothree things decisiveness and cutting off redtapism in decision...
  • Badal announces Rs 70 lakh for restoration of Lahori, Delhi Gate September 18, 2014

    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...