SUKHBIR SINGH BADAL

  • Moga murder case: Victim's father accepts compensation, braveheart cremated Yesterday

    Moga: Ending a four-day protest that had embarrassed the ruling Badal family, the father of the girl molested and pushed to death from a moving bus on accepted the Punjab government's offer of compensation and a job and also agreed for the post-mortem and cremation of the body. The body of...
  • Moga murder case: Victim's father agrees for post mortem; accepts Rs 20 lakh compensation Yesterday

    Moga: Ending a four-day deadlock, father of the girl who was molested and pushed to death from a moving bus on Sunday agreed to conducting of post-mortem and cremation of the body besides accepting the offer of compensation and a government job. The development came while an under-attack Punjab Chief...
  • Moga incident: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal pulls Orbit buses off roads 2 days ago

    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday pulled buses run by Orbit Aviation off the roads, after massive protests over the death of a 14-year-old who was molested and then thrown off a moving bus on Wednesday. The victim's family is refusing to cremate the body till the...
  • Moga incident: Sukhbir Singh Badal pulls Orbit buses off roads 2 days ago

    Moga: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday pulled buses run by Orbit Aviation off the roads, after massive protests over the death of a 14-year-old who was molested and then thrown off a moving bus on Wednesday. Mr Badal has asked the company to send the bus operating...
  • Punjab Minister kicks up controversy, calls death of Moga molestation victim god's will 3 days ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Education Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Surjit Singh Rakhra kicked up a controversy by saying that the death of a 14-year-old girl in Moga who fought a group of molesters in a bus is god's will. The minor girl died after she and her mother were thrown...
  • Punjab assembly bypoll: SAD wrests Dhuri seat from Congress April 15, 2015

    Sangrur: Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won the Dhuri assembly seat from Congress in Punjab on Wednesday. SAD candidate Gobind Singh Longowal, a former minister and three-time MLA, drubbed Congress-Sanjha Morcha joint candidate Simar Partap Singh, a political greenhorn and grand son of former Governor and Chief Minister Surjit Singh...
  • Accuracy of exit polls in Delhi will fall: Sukhbir Singh Badal February 8, 2015

    Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said that in a three-cornered contest accuracy of exit polls will fall and the ground-level response will be different. "We respect the opinion of various psephologists but the ground level response will be different. In a three-cornered contest accuracy of exit...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal visits Chennai, Hyderabad to attract investors September 17, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will be on a twoday 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 government to launch estamping next month September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Thursday said that it will launch estamping system for registration of land deeds by midOctober. It was stated by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal who directed all divisional commissioners and deputy commissioner to roll out estamping next month. All deeds and land registrations above...
  • Punjab government assures jobs to dependents of 1984 antiSikh riot victims September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government on Wednesday said that it will soon provide jobs to the dependents of victims of 1984 antiSikh 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...
  • SADINLD 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 INLDSAD alliance would form the next government in Haryana. "We (SADINLD) will form the next government in Haryana," Badal, who is also SAD President,...
  • 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...
  • Punjab to provide online delivery of services in urban areas June 13, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Government on Friday proposed to set up 229 Citizen Facilitation Centres (CFCs) in the municipalities across the state to provide various services online. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday gave inprincipal approval for the project to provide online delivery of services at a cost of Rs...
  • Time to punish those behind 1984 antiSikh riots: Punjab Deputy CM May 30, 2014

    Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said that the time has come to punish the perpetrators of the 1984 antiSikh riots. "The time has come to punish architects of Sikh genocide. The Akali Dal will soon discuss the ongoing legal proceedings with the union home minister...
  • NDA will win 300 seats in Lok Sabha elections: Sukhbir Singh Badal January 27, 2014

    The BJPled National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will win 300 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said in Bathinda on Monday. "The SADBJP combine will register victory with a record margin in all Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, and the NDA will touch the...
  • Manmohan Singh a good man, but under Gandhis' control, says Sukhbir Badal October 1, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a good man but is controlled by the Gandhi family, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Tuesday. Badal also asserted that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would win majority on its own in the next parliamentary elections, courtesy a "tsunami" in the shape...
  • Navjot Sidhu calls off fastuntodeath after Rajnath, Badal intervene September 28, 2013

    Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday called off his scheduled fastuntodeath at the last minute after BJP president Rajnath Singh and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal intervened regarding the issues of Amritsar raised by him. Sidhu, the BJP MP from Amritsar since 2004, on Friday announced that he will...
  • Stop day-dreaming on a NDA govt at the Centre: Congess to Badals September 19, 2013

    Ludhiana: Congress on Thursday said the Shiromani Akali Dal leadership should do a reality check on their "poor performance" in the state instead of "day-dreaming" about forming a NDA government at the Centre. Blaming Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for "pathetic condition" of the...
  • Drug trade: Punjab CM questions ex-DGP's allegations September 18, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government has rubbished the claims made by former DGP of jails Shashikant. Shashikant, in the Punjab-Haryana High Court, has made a statement alleging that ministers from major political parties, like the Akali Dal and the Congress in the state, are involved in drug rackets. The Punjab government has...
  • Sukhbir Singh Badal re-elected as Akali Dal president September 3, 2013

    Sukhbir Singh Badal was on Tuesday re-elected as the president of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal. Sukhbir, 51, who is Punjab's deputy chief minister, was unanimously re-elected by 445 delegates of the Akali Dal who had assembled in Amritsar at the Teja Singh Samundri hall at the Golden Temple complex of...
  • Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal demands to take up turban issue with Canadian August 23, 2013

    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, on Friday, asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of Quebec province's move to impose a ban on wearing turban (head gear) and sporting kirpan (dagger) by Sikhs with the Canadian government immediately. The Union government should intervene in the matter...