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SYL: SC denies urgent hearing on plea against Punjab CM, Dy CM

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refusedto grant urgent hearing to a fresh plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab for their alleged statements against the verdict in the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water sharing agreement. A five judge constitution bench had recently termed as “unconstitutional” the

Congress lawmakers should attend assembly session on water issue: Badal

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said the 42 Congress legislators — who have since submitted their resignations from the assembly — must attend a one-day special assembly session to chalk out a concrete strategy to protect the state’s waters. The Congress legislators in Punjab had, on November 11, submitted their resignations

SYL verdict landed when Punjab CM sharing stage with Haryana CM

Chandigarh: It was an unfortunate moment for Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal, when the supreme court plunged the Punjab government’s plea for halting the construction of SYL canal. The decision landed against the Punjab government and in favour of Haryana government, when chief ministers of both the states were sharing the stage in a function

Badals settle, traditional constituencies among Punjab polls

SYL verdict: Punjab CM terms resignation of Congress as political stunt

Chandigarh: The Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal termed the resignation of President Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Captain Amarinder Singh and Congress MLAs on the outcome of the Apex Court’s judgement on Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) as a political stunt. Talking to the media persons on the sidelines of a function to mark 90th birthday

SYL verdict: Punjab CM holds cabinet meeting in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Few minutes after the SC verdict on SYL canal to continue construction of canal, Punjab government held a cabinet meeting at Chandigarh. Sources said that the Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal among cabinet ministers decided to resign from their post. However, Badal committed to Punjab residents for not releasing a drop of water from

Badals settle, traditional constituencies among Punjab polls

Badal launches health awareness campaign to sensitize people about state government’s health initiatives

Chandigarh: In a bid to impart quality healthcare and diagnostic services to the people at their doorsteps, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today launched the state government’s ambitious program of ‘Aware and Care’ by flagging off 100 Information Education Communication (IEC) mobile Vans. Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of the

CM appoints Reena Jaitley as chairman of Punjab state forests development corporation

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government today appointed Vice Chairman of Punjab State Forests Development Corporation Reena Jaitley as Chairman and Mukhtiar Singh as its Vice Chairman. Similarly, Gurcharan Singh has also been appointed as Senior Vice-Chairman of Baazigar and Tapriwas Welfare Board and Iqbal Khan has been appointed as Member of Punjab Muslim Welfare and Development

Badal urged party rank and file to lead positive campaign on development agenda

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Patron Parkash Singh Badal today told the senior Akali rank and file to be ready to contest the forthcoming elections on the development plank and asked them to lead a positive campaign focussing on the work done by the SAD-BJP government during the last about ten years. Addressing senior leaders

CM announces to create price stabilisation fund in state

Chandigarh: In a bid to save the farmers from sheer exploitation on account of distress selling of their crops in the open market, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today gave nod to create a Price Stabilization Fund in the state. Interacting with a delegation of the Bharti Kissan Union, which called on him

Badal announces helpline for defence personnel, veterans

Amritsar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said a helpline would soon be set up to address grievances of serving defence personnel and veterans in the state. He speaking here after inaugurating the Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum costing Rs 130 crore. Badal said the helpline would be set up at state

Punjab CM inaugurated War Memorial in Amritsar

Amritsar: Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday inaugurated the Punjab war memorial at Amritsar. While addressing the audience, Parkash Singh Badal said that the memorial has been constructed in the remembrance of our solider’s contribution. He added that everywhere the Punjab soldiers were ahead the wars teams. Badal said that Punjab government is

Amarinder’s ‘debt waiver’ promise just ‘poll stunt’: Badal

Pathankot: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today described the Congress senior leader Amarinder Singh’s promise of waiving farmers’ debt if his party comes to power in the state, as an “election stunt”. He asked the Amritsar MP to explain why was he “mum on this issue when his party was in power both in

Peace, development to be SAD-BJP’s main poll agenda: Badal

Sardulgarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said peace, communal harmony and development will be the main agenda of the SAD-BJP alliance in the assembly polls to be held next year. Badal claimed that besides strengthening the bond of brotherhood and amity in the state, the alliance government has ensured all-round development of Punjab

Congress-Akalis Clash: CM directs DGP to hold on spot enquiry

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today directed Punjab police DGP Suresh Arora to immediately reach Ludhiana for on the spot enquiry into the incident on Dussehra event. Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the CMO said that Badal personally called on the agitating Congress leaders outside his official residence this afternoon and

Any connivance with anti-Punjab, anti-Sikh Congress unimaginable: Badal

Muktsar: Terming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s statement regarding understanding between Shiromani Akali Dal and Congress as ‘bunch of lies’, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that any kind of connivance with anti-Punjab and anti-Sikh Congress was unimaginable. Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of Sangat Darshan program in Lambi

Any connivance with Anti-Punjab,Sikh congress was unimaginable-CM

Muktsar: Terming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s statement regarding understanding between Shiromani Akali Dal and Congress as ‘bunch of lies’, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that any kind of connivance with anti-Punjab and anti-Sikh Congress was unimaginable. Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of Sangat Darshan program in Lambi

Indo-Pak tension:Special arrangement to buy paddy by Punjab

Chandigarh: Amid heightened tension betweenIndia and Pakistan, the Punjab government today said it has made special arrangements for the procurement of paddy sown near the borders, as evacuation of people from these areas has left farmers worried about the fate of their crop. “We have made special arrangements for the purchase of paddy crop of

Rs 1 crore given to DCs to facilitate evacuees: Punjab CM

Chandigarh: Preparing for a war like situation in Punjab, the government has made the arrangements accordingly. While addressing the media, Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal said that the government has given Rs 1 crore to deputy commissioners of border districts to facilitates evacuees. While detailing the evacuation of border belt villages, Badal said that 60

Punjab CM Unwell, cancels all his Pre-schedule engagements till Oct 1

Chandigarh: Following the advice of doctors of PGIMER, Chandigarh, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has cancelled all his pre-scheduled engagements across the state till October 1. Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that as Mr. Badal was unwell so he visited the PGIMER here this morning. The

Badal unwell, all engagements for next few days cancelled

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday fell ill. The 88-year-old leader is running fever, officials said. Meanwhile, Badal has cancelled his engagements for next few days as doctors recommended rest. Badal will visit PGIMER on Wednesday for his health check