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Down from numero uno to 20th rank shameful: Sukhbir

Down from numero uno to 20th rank, shameful: Sukhbir

Chandigarh – Former Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said that it was shameful that Punjab had descended from number one to number twenty under the leadership of Capt Amarinder Singh and was now being ranked below erstwhile ‘BIMARU’ states like Bihar and Jharkhand. In a statement

Punjab CM urges PM Modi to implement Swaminathan Commission Report

Punjab CM urges PM Modi to implement Swaminathan Commission Report

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to waive off loans of farmers and make efforts to implement the Swaminathan Commission Report. Few hours before the Prime Minister was scheduled to address Kisan Kalyan rally in Punjab’s Muktsar district, Amarinder Singh tweeted, “Narendra Modi ji, good to know that you

No MSP, only Swami Nathan: Farmers‘ urge to Prime Minister with ultimatum

No MSP, only Swami Nathan: Farmers‘ urge to Prime Minister with ultimatum

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Farmers outfits do not seem united on the same demand of MSP on crops. That’s why the main outfits of farmers’BKU (Rajewal) and BKU (Lakhowal) held separate activities in the Chandigarh. President of BKU (Rajewal), Balbir Singh Rajewal said in the meeting that the increase in MSP on crops is based on old

Harsimrat thanks PM for releasing compensation to Jodhpur detainees

Harsimrat thanks PM for releasing compensation to Jodhpur detainees

Chandigarh – Union Cabinet Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the decision of the Union government to sanction Rs 2.16 crore to compensate 40 Sikhs, who had been illegally picked up from Sri Harmandir Sahib after the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ordered

Akali Dal protests against 'high' taxes on fuel

Akali Dal protests against ‘high’ taxes on fuel

Chandigarh – Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday held statewide protest dharnas against the “high” rate of taxes on petrol and diesel in Punjab. The protests were held at the district headquarters in Ludhiana, Tarn Taran, Rupnagar, Mansa, Pathankot, Jalandhar, Nawanshahr, Ferozepur, Amritsar and other cities with SAD members submitting memoranda to the representatives of

Sukhbir condemns murderous assault by sand mafia

Sukhbir condemns murderous assault by sand mafia

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday condemned the murderous attack on two forest of – ficials in Mohali by the sand mafia, saying attacks of government officials as well as large scale illegal sand mining were continuing unabated because the Congress government was patronising the mafia and also hand

SAD to give memos to DCs for cutting tax on petrol and diesel

SAD to give memos to DCs for cutting tax on petrol and diesel

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will launch a statewide drive to put pressure on the Punjab government to reduce its share of the taxes on petrol and diesel so as to reduce the price by at least Rs 10 per liter. Announcing this here on Monday, party spokesperson Harcharan Bains said a decision to this

Majithia, Cheema blast Khaira, demand sedition case against him

Majithia, Cheema blast Khaira, demand sedition case against him

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia and Dr Daljit Singh Cheema on Monday demanded that appropriate legal action under the anti- sedition laws be taken against the AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira for his open support to the initiatives aimed at dismemberment of the country. The Akali leaders

SAD demands registration of criminal case against Khaira

SAD demands registration of criminal case against Khaira

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday demanded the registration of a criminal case against AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira for indulging in anti-national activities by supporting “Referendum 2020,’ which called for the break-up of India. In a statement here, former minister Bikram Singh Majithia said not only was Khaira advocating break up of

Sukhbir recalls sacrifices of Jathedar Kuldeep Singh Wadala

Sukhbir recalls sacrifices of Jathedar Kuldeep Singh Wadala

Nakodar – Leaders of different political parties paid tributes to former Nakodar MLA and SGPC member Jathedar Kuldeep Singh Wadala at his native village Wadala during the bhog ceremony and antim ardas on Saturday.  Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal led the party in paying tribute to the Akali

SAD helpline has salutary effect, repression of farmers stops

SAD helpline has salutary effect, repression of farmers stops

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday said the party helpline to stop forceful destruction of standing paddy on dictatorial dictates by the Congress government had already started delivering results with farmers consolidating at hundreds of places to thwart re-ploughing of their transplanted paddy fields by government of – ficials. Former Minister Bikram Singh

SAD sets up helpline for paddy farmers

SAD sets up helpline for paddy farmers

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday established a helpline to come to the aid of beleaguered farmers whose standing paddy crops are being destroyed on the orders of the Congress government, even as it asked its senior as well as district leadership to forcefully oppose this move across the state. In a

A day after Shah, Akali leadership meets Modi

A day after Shah, Akali leadership meets Modi

New Delhi/Chandigarh – Just a day after meeting BJP president Amit Shah in Chandigarh, the top leadership of the Shiromani Akali Dal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday and emphasised that the BJP-Akali Dal alliance in Punjab was “durable and time-tested”. The meeting with the Prime Minister assumes significance in view of

Expedite setting of Patanjali mega food park: Harsimrat Badal to Yogi

Expedite setting of Patanjali mega food park: Harsimrat Badal to Yogi

NEW DELHI: Food Process – ing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday said she has written to the Uttar Pradesh government for expediting the process for Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved to set up the proposed Rs 6,000-crore mega food park. “I have written to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to sort out all the issues

Shiromani Akali Dal-led delegation meets PM Modi

Shiromani Akali Dal-led delegation meets PM Modi. A delegation led by Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him after the government rolled back the decision to impose Goods and Services Tax (GST) on ‘langar’.While expressing gratitude at the Government’s

Shah meets Badals: Sukhbir describes meeting as positive and fruitful

Shah meets Badals: Sukhbir describes meeting as positive and fruitful

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP on Thursday decided to form a high-level coordination committee following a meeting the saffron party chief Amit Shah had with the former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and other senior Akali leaders. Shah also met SAD president and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal at

Shah meets Badals; SAD says BJP permanent ally

Shah meets Badals; SAD says BJP permanent ally

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said his party remained a permanent ally of the BJP and urged other alliance partners also to stand together ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. “The SAD is a permanent ally of the BJP and the NDA,” he told reporters after BJP president

Badal asks NDA allies to resolve differences, prepare for 2019 war

Badal asks NDA allies to resolve differences, prepare for 2019 war

New Delhi/Chandigarh – Pitching for strengthening the NDA in a ‘warlike situation, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal says all alliance partners must settle their differences to ensure victory in the general elections next year. Badal’s comments, a day before BJP president Amit Shah is scheduled to meet him and SAD patriarch Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh, come

SAD blasts Jakhar on 'betrayals and failures' of govt

SAD blasts Jakhar on ‘betrayals and failures’ of govt

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday asked the Congress leaders in Punjab to stop trying to stop distracting the attention of the people of Punjab from the miserable failures of their party’s government in the state and instead to ask their government to reduce its massive share of taxes in prices of diesel

Food sector to create 4 lakh more jobs in FY'19': Harsimrat

Food sector to create 4 lakh more jobs in FY’19’: Harsimrat

NEW DELHI: More than 3.85 lakh jobs have been created in the food processing sector in the last four years and 4 lakh more will be generated by the end of current fiscal as 15 new mega food parks become operational, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Monday. Besides, 3.4 lakh direct and indirect jobs

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