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  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal visits Chennai, Hyderabad to attract investors 12 hours 46 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will be on a two-day visit to Chennai and Hyderabad from Thursday to meet leading industrialists with an intention to attract investments in the state. During the meeting with industry leaders, Badal will showcase investment opportunities in Punjab along with highlighting state as...
  • Punjab: Congress demands transparency in wards delimitation 2 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal meets Sushma Swaraj over problems of Sikhs 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, along with a delegation of Sikh leaders, on Saturday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and demanded that the issues pertaining to Sikhs in the United States be included in the agenda of meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US...
  • Punjab flood: CM Badal seeks enhanced compensation to farmers by Centre 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Punjab government to launch e-stamping next month 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Thursday said that it will launch e-stamping system for registration of land deeds by mid-October. It was stated by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal who directed all divisional commissioners and deputy commissioner to roll out e-stamping next month. All deeds and land registrations above...
  • CM Parkash Badal to visit rain-affected, water-logged areas of Punjab 6 days ago

    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 government assures jobs to dependents of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab government on Wednesday said that it will soon provide jobs to the dependents of victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots and terrorism. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal assured the wards of 1984 riots and terrorism victims that the state will soon provide compassionate jobs to them and instructed...
  • SAD-INLD will form government in Haryana, says Sukhbir Badal September 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: In what may not go down well with Shiromani Akali Dal's ally BJP, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tueday said that the INLD-SAD alliance would form the next government in Haryana. "We (SAD-INLD) will form the next government in Haryana," Badal, who is also SAD President,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal says Modi has the drive and vision for a better India September 3, 2014

    Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal in an interview to CNN-IBN said that majority people back Prime Minister Narendra Modi's growth. "PM Modi is replicating the Gujarat Model at a national level," said Badal. ...
  • 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...
  • Discontent brewing in SAD-BJP camp in Punjab August 31, 2014

    Chandigarh: Discontent has been brewing in the SAD-BJP 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...
  • Government asks PepsiCo to bring down sugar content in its drinks August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked PepsiCo to bring down sugar content in its products. This was conveyed to PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi when she had a one-on-one meeting with Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday. According to a statement from the Food Processing Ministry, Badal asked Nooyi...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...