Sukhbir Singh Badal

  • 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 "pro-active" 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 in-principal approval for the project to provide online delivery of services at a cost of Rs...
  • Time to punish those behind 1984 anti-Sikh 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 anti-Sikh 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 BJP-led 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 SAD-BJP 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 fast-unto-death after Rajnath, Badal intervene September 28, 2013

    Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday called off his scheduled fast-unto-death 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...
  • Sukhbir Singh Badal demands judicial probe in all land deals of Vadra August 13, 2013

    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday sought a probe by a sitting Supreme Court Judge in all land deals of the Vadra family, especially in the Congress ruled states of Haryana and Rajasthan. "Daily new revelation of land deals linked to the Vadra family makes it imperative...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal lauds Sikh leader over his stand on turban in Rome August 9, 2013

    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday lauded Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managaement Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK for sticking to his stand not to remove his turban at the Rome international airport for a security check. "His defiant gesture has conveyed to the whole community that Sikhs would...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh seeks Centre's apology on turban issue August 8, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday sought an apology from the Congress led UPA government for failing to give out a firm message to all countries to be sensitive towards concerns of Sikh community, regarding wearing turbans. "The UPA government owes an apology to the Sikh community...
  • Punjab: Illegal mining on the rise, ministers pay lip-service August 8, 2013

    Chandigarh: As Environment Ministry team will on Thursday submit its report on sand mining in Greater Noida to Union Minister Jayanthi Natrajan on Thursday, CNN-IBN has found illegal mining in Punjab. It was not only illegal mining but the mining mafia was even pocketing an illegal royalty on every truck...
  • Punjab Congress spreading false news on state's economy: Sukhbir August 3, 2013

    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday accused Congress of trying to defame the SAD-BJP government by spreading false news about economic crisis in the state. "Congress leaders should get their facts corrected as state registered four time jump in revenue from Rs 5,000 crore to Rs 21,000...
  • Fourth Kabaddi World Cup from November 9-23 July 12, 2013

    Chandigarh: The 4th edition of the Kabaddi World Cup (men and women) will be held from November 9-23, with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday giving a go-ahead to its schedule. The inaugural function would be held at multipurpose stadium in Bathinda while the title clash will take place...
  • US: Sikh group offers to pay $10,000 to anyone who sues Punjab CM June 29, 2013

    Milwaukee: A Sikh group is offering $ 10,000 to anyone who serves Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with federal lawsuit papers on his expected visit to Wisconsin next week. Sikhs for Justice filed a civil lawsuit this week in Milwaukee. One defendant is Parkash Singh Badal. The other is his...
  • Sukhbir Singh Badal approves revised Amritsar Master Plan June 15, 2013

    Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday approved the revised City Master Plan that aims to transform Amritsar into a world class city. Badal made a detailed review of all projects after he was given presentations by PWD, Municipal Corporation, Water Supply and Sanitation, Tourism and other...
  • Sukhbir slams Congress for 'shielding' 1984 culprits May 8, 2013

    Bathinda: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday slammed the Congress for "shielding the culprits" of 1984 anti-Sikh riots and termed as "shameful" the "denial" of justice to the victim families. Sukhbir launched a scathing attack on the Congress, accusing the party of denying justice to people who...
  • Sarabjit cremated with state honours as politicians hog the limelight May 3, 2013

    Bhikhiwind: Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh was cremated on Friday with full state honours at his village in Bhikhiwind near Amritsar amidst heavy presence of politicians. Among those present at the funeral were Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi....
  • 1984 riots: Sajjan's acquittal shocking, probe needed, says SAD April 30, 2013

    Chandigarh: Expressing shock and anguish at acquittal of Sajjan Kumar in an anti-Sikh riots case, Shiromani Akali Dal Chief and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday attacked the Congress saying it would not be allowed to put a lid on the issue. Stating that the verdict had dashed...
  • Punjab government will honour top VAT payers: Sukhbir April 29, 2013

    Chandigarh: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said the VAT collections in Punjab had more than doubled in the past five years and was likely to touch Rs 16,000 crore in 2013. Honouring "Achievers of North India" at a function in Chandigarh, he announced his government would honour...
  • SAD to support prime ministerial candidate proposed by BJP April 9, 2013

    Panaji: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will support the prime ministerial candidate proposed by BJP, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Tuesday. "BJP being the biggest constituent of the NDA should decide on the prime ministerial candidate. Akali Dal will accept it," the SAD president said. Badal is in...
  • Indian-Americans applaud Punjab government's announcement April 6, 2013

    Washington: The Indian-American community has welcomed the Punjab government's announcement of 10 per cent housing and plots quota for NRIs in the state. "This is a good decision," said Satnam Singh Chahal of the North American Punjabi Association. Chahal's reaction came after Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday...
  • Patiala: SAD leader asked to quit after being named in murder case February 26, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday asked its mayor in Patiala to resign after he was named in a murder case. "Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal has directed Mayor of Patiala Municipal Corporation Jaspal Singh Pradhan to immediately tender his resignation from the post of mayor...
  • Happy with Modi, will support NDA's PM candidate: Sukhbir Singh Badal January 30, 2013

    Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said that the party would give its full backing to the BJP's choice of PM candidate. ...
  • Punjab much safer than other states: Sukhbir December 12, 2012

    Chandigarh: Accusing the Congress of politicising the issue of law and order for vested interests, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said Punjab is a much safer place than other states. "Punjab is a much safer place than other parts of the country," he told reporters here in...
  • 16 countries to participate in Kabaddi World Cup November 27, 2012

    Chandigarh: Sixteen countries will vie for top honours in the annual Kabaddi World Cup which will be held across the state, starting December 1. After the large-scale doping offences witnessed last year, the tournament, organised by the Punjab Government, this time will witness strict checks to make the event drug...
  • Nominees for Indian of the Year 2012 in Politics November 26, 2012

    Here's a look at the nominees of CNN-IBN's Indian of the year in the category of Politics. ...
  • Punjab Dy CM slams Rahul for remark on youth October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal lashed out at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for his comment on the youth in Punjab. Rahul had said on Thursday that seven out of 10 youths in the state have drug problem. Reacting to the statement, Badal said Rahul Gandhi...