SHIROMANI

  • 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...
  • Punjab: Tax raised to mobilise funds for development, says SAD October 5, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday supported the SAD-BJP led Punjab government's move to increase VAT on diesel, cold drinks and cigarettes, saying tax was raised to mobilise funds for development. In a statement, SAD general secretary and core committee member Maheshinder Singh Grewal said the rate of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bypoll results live: Setback for BJP; RJDJDUCong alliance wins 6 seats in Bihar, Congress wins 2 in Karnataka August 25, 2014

    The results for assembly bypolls held in four states Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday as counting of votes has begun. While all eyes are on the Lalu PrasadNitish Kumar alliance in Bihar, the BJP is keeping fingers crossed in MP and Karnataka while...
  • Maintain status quo on Haryana gurudwaras for now: SC to SGPC and HSGMC August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee and Haryana Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee to maintain status quo on the management control of gurudwaras in Haryana prevailing on August 7 at 2:30 pm. The court ruling means that out of the 52 gurudwaras in Haryana, the...
  • Kurukshetra: Police lathicharge Haryana SGPC members trying to take control of a gurudwara August 6, 2014

    Kurukshetra: As the row over the Haryana government's creation of a separate Gurudwara administration continues, the police in Kurukshetra on Wednesday resorted to lathicharge to control a group of people who had gathered outside a gurudwara to take control of it from the Amritsar based SGPC. The Haryana Shiromani Gurudwara...
  • SGPC row: Truce between Haryana, Punjab after Akal Takht steps in July 26, 2014

    After Akal Takht stepped in the row over the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee Sikh leaders from Punjab and Haryana have decided to call off their congregation scheduled for Sunday in Amritsar and in Karnal on Monday. While the situation has been defused the long term problem of the legality of...
  • Hope the new Haryana Governor will look into the SGPC issue: SAD July 26, 2014

    In connection with the ongoing tussle over the new Gurudwara Committee Act passed by the Haryana Government, Shiromani Akali Dal Spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema said, "we cancelled the meet after Akal Takht directive. Hope the new Haryana Governor will look into the issue." ...
  • SGPC row: Punjab, Haryana Sikh rallies called off after Akal Takht order July 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, has stepped in the row over the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. The Akal Takht has asked Sikh leaders from Punjab and Haryana to call off their congregation scheduled for Sunday in Amritsar and in Karnal on Monday. Both Punjab and...
  • May review SGPC Act passed by Haryana government, says new Governor July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kaptan Singh Solanki has been appointed as the new Governor of Haryana amidst the ongoing tussle over the new Gurudwara Committee Act passed by the Haryana Government. Solanki has now hinted that he may review the legality of the SGPC Act passed by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What happened is unfortunate, but police shouldn't enter Golden Temple: SAD MP on clashes June 6, 2014

    Fifteen people have been detained after clashes broke out in the Golden Temple during a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. Clashes broke out between the Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of the SAD (Amritsar) MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. ...
  • Sword fight breaks out between Golden Temple task force workers, several injured June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises in Amritsar between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Friday. The sword fight broke out between Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of SAD MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. Several people have been injured in the...
  • LS polls: Akali Dal workers break EVM at Patiala April 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: Some Akali Dal workers on Wednesday allegedly damaged the control unit of EVM at the Bajwa Colony at Patiala and later banged the machine on the floor, officials said. The Akali workers earlier uprooted the booth of Congress party and entered the polling booth and tried to take control over,...
  • Ludhiana a tight 3way battle, AAP, Independent candidate frontrunners April 29, 2014

    Ludhiana: The industrial hub of Ludhiana is set for a tight threeway battle on April 30, when the constituency goes to polls. While there may be signs of a 'Modi wave' in many parts of the country, Ludhiana seems to be ignoring this wave. Ludhiana is a complex constituency divided in...
  • There will be riots if Narendra Modi comes to power: Amarinder Singh April 22, 2014

    Amritsar: In the election season of increasing attacks and counter attacks, former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh claimed that there will be riots within 6 months if Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi comes to power. He also dismissed speculations of any Modi wave in the country. "There is...
  • Sidhu's wife hits out at SAD, upset over him being denied a ticket April 21, 2014

    Amritsar's sitting MP Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife Navjyot Kaur has lashed out at the Shiromani Akali Dal, expressing her disappointment over Sidhu being denied a ticket this time. The BJP-SAD alliance has fielded Arun Jaitley from Amritsar. Kaur, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, accused the Akali Dal government of...
  • Show Me The Money: Harsimrat Kaur's assets valued at Rs 108.14 crore April 16, 2014

    Shiromani Akali Dal's Harsimrat Kaur from Bhatinda cash reserves of Rs 1.4 lakh Her Bank deposits and investments are valued at 30.9 crore. She owns jewellery worth Rs 5.4 crore. She has two tractors worth Rs 5.5. lakh. Harsimrat and her husband have properties in Haryana and Punjab valued...
  • SAD moves EC over Bhattal's remark against Chandumajra April 8, 2014

    Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against former Punjab Cheif Minister and senior Congress leader Bhattal for allegedly using foul and derogatory language for its candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra. Secretary and SAD Spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema, in his complaint to the EC, said that...
  • Punjab government makes big promises even as old remain unfulfilled April 6, 2014

    The Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP-led government in Punjab has been making big poll promises in the run up to the elections. Deputy Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has vowed to turn the state into a beacon of prosperity. However, the ground reality is that coffers in the state...
  • Punjab poll tracker: SAD-BJP takes a huge lead over Congress-PPP combine April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP combine seems to be in a comfortable position in Punjab. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national tracker, the SAD-BJP alliance is projected to get 42 per cent of the votes in the state. The opposition Congress-PPP combine may get just 29 per cent...
  • AAP's Phoolka challenges SAD, Badal junior targets him for 1984 cases February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has opened a major front in Punjab by launching Supreme Court Lawyer HS Phoolka as its Lok Sabha candidate from Ludhiana. Phoolka has been the face of the 1984 riots legal battle and has a strong emotional support base. He had been engaged...
  • LS pollscape: Different poll, but will it make a difference in Punjab? February 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Lok Sabha elections from Punjab would be different this time round. Different, yes, but would they make a difference? May be not. There are 13 parliamentary constituencies in the state and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has vowed to field candidates from all. The current break up is skewed...
  • 1984 antiSikh riots: Rahul Gandhi's effigies burnt across Punjab January 31, 2014

    Chandigarh: Massive protests continue across Punjab as members of the Shiromani Akali Dal burn effigies of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on the 1984 antiSikh riots. Demanding an apology from Rahul for once again recalling the horrific carnage and making careless remarks on it, the protestors have...
  • Delhi: Sikhs protest against Rahul Gandhi's remark on 1984 riots January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Sikh Gurudwara committee and Shiromani Akali Dal party members are holding a protest at the headquarters of Indian National Congress party at 24 Akbar road. The protest is against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's comment over the 1984 Anti Sikh riots recently. "We want an SIT to probe...
  • 1984 riots: SAD backs Kejriwal's demand of SIT probe January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) which is opposed to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab has come out in support of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for taking up the 1984 antiSikh riots issue. Speaking to CNNIBN, SAD MP Naresh Gujral said, "This is our own demand...
  • Opposition hits out at Manmohan, says his speech was a sham January 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Minutes after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh briefed the media on his 10 year long tenure, the Opposition upped the ante against him, saying his speech was a sham. "Prime Minister's speech was a sham. How can the Prime Minister say he had no role in the scams. He...
  • Fourtime BJP MLA Harcharan Singh Balli to join Congress? November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Harcharan Singh Balli, a fourtime BJP MLA from Hari Nagar assembly constituency who had been refused party ticket for the December 4 assembly polls, is likely to get a ticket from Congress. Balli's seat was given to Shiromani Akali Dal under the seatsharing agreement between the two parties....