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SAD worried as more SGPC members resign

Mansa: Disappointed over the alleged act of sacrilege at Bargari village in Kotkapura and subsequent killing of protesting Sikh youths, four more SGPC members announced to quit the religious body today. On October 15, as many as seven SGPC members had resigned from their posts. So, the number of SGPC members who resigned after the Kotkapura episode has swelled to 11. SGPC member from Budhlada (rural)... 

SAD urges Centre to release all TADA detainees, review black list

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today while welcoming the release of TADA detainee Waryam Singh from the Bareilly jail, urged the Union government to release all remaining Sikh detainees as well as review the black list as recommended by the Punjab government. In a statement here, senior SAD leaders Maheshinder Singh Grewal and Dr Daljit Singh Cheema lauded home minister Rajnath Singh for... 

FIR sought against SAD MLA for thrashing two

PK Jaiswar: Amritsar: Akali MLA from Baba Bakala Manjeet Singh Manna Mianwind allegedly thrashed two persons, including a party leader, near the Khalchian police station in the presence of a Station House Officer late on Friday night. This comes days after a sarpanch of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) allegedly roughed up two policemen in Batala. Puran Singh, former circle president and general... 

‘I am the messiah for farmers–what the hell you have to do with them?’

Chandigarh: Taking strong exception on the misleading propaganda of the Congress party over the whitefly attack on the cotton crop, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Congress leaders to refrain from shedding crocodile tears over this sensitive issue. In a statement issued here today, the Chief Minister, while expressing solidarity over the loss of crops, said that the... 

Ex-MLA Jagdish Sahni attacked with chilli powder

Ravi Dhaliwal: Batala: Former Batala BJP MLA Jagdish Sahni was today attacked with red chilli powder after a meeting of the Batala Municipal Committee (MC) was cancelled by MC president Naresh Mahajan without specifying any reason. Soon after the meeting was called off, many Akali workers and councillors walked up to Sahni’s office, 50 metres from the MC office, but were asked to wait outside the... 

Akali sarpanch, SAD workers assault cops

Ravi Dhaliwal: Batala: An Akali sarpanch and some Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers barged into the Qila Lal Singh police station of Batala police district around 10pm yesterday, assaulted two constables and tore their uniforms. More than 10 policemen were reportedly present in the police station when the incident occurred. How the Akali leader and his accomplices managed to assault policemen on duty... 

Ex-Akali Kulwant Singh elected Mohali Mayor without SAD support

Mohali: JLPL MD and Azad Group head Kulwant Singh has been elected as the first Mayor of Mohali. The former SAD leader was elected on Friday after Akali-BJP councillors boycotted the election. Kulwant Singh had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha poll from Fatehgarh Sahib on SAD ticket, but, had lost to AAP’s Harinder Singh Khalsa. Congress councillor Rishabh Jain was elected senior Deputy Mayor and Independent... 

SAD student wing SOI sweeps PU polls

Chandigarh: ShiromaniAkali Dal SAD’s wing Student Organisation of India (SOI) led alliance swept the Panjab University Campus Student Council elections on Wednesday, by bagging all four seats. On all four posts, the alliance’s panel won by the margin nearly double or more than double, defeating its opponents, especially NSUI, the youth wing of the Congress and winner for last two consecutive years. This... 
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Clash mars Mohali MC Mayor’s election

Mohali: The first mayoral election of Mohali Municipal Corporation was put off on Tuesday following a clash between the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Congress members outside the MC headquarters. Sources said the Congress and SAD members who accused each other of horse trading clashed with each other. Some of the members were also roughed up during the clash. There are reports of stone pelting... 

Sukhbir claims to create 1 lakh jobs by next year

Bathinda: The state government will provide jobs to at least one lakh youths by next year. All departments have been asked to provide a detailed list of vacancies and the recruitment process will commence in six months. This was stated by SAD president and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal while addressing a rally of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) on the occasion of a special drive to enrol members... 

Badals take Panthic route to divert public attention from Moga bus Kaand

PATIALA: In an apparent attempt to divert people from their outrage over the Moga bus horror, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has taken the old winning route of religion. A joint event of the Punjab government and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the bringing of Sikh Gurus’ relics from Patiala to Anandpur Sahib after a journey across Punjab, began on Wednesday as the exclusive... 

Bains brothers to launch new political party

ROPAR: Two independent legislators, who had been vocal against the policies of the Parkash Singh Badal government in Punjab, on Tuesday announced to float a new political party . Balwinder Singh Bains, an independent MLA from Ludhiana South assembly seat, who has recently set up a social platform ‘Insaaf Group’, said here that he and his brother Simarjit Singh Bains, also an MLA from Atam... 
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SAD wins Dhuri, requires no more BJP to run Punjab

DHURI: Shiromani Akali Dal SAD achieved its target of majority on its own in the 117 member state assembly house by winning the Dhuri by-poll the result of which was declared today. With this victory, the tally of SAD in the 117-member Punjab Assembly has reached 59, one more than the figure required for an absolute majority, its ally BJP had 12 members, Congress 43 and the number of independents are... 

AAP beneficiary of Congress decimation: Badal

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal said here today that the SAD performance in the just concluded assembly elections in Delhi had shown an improvement over the previous elections, in terms of both vote-share and the number of votes polled by the party’s candidates. “The sole reason for this increase not being converted into seats was the transfer of all Congress... 

Ex-Akali Minister jailed for three years

Mohali: Mohali district court on Wednesday awarded three years imprisonment to former agriculture minister and SAD leader Sucha Singh Langah in a disappropriate assets case. Additional district and sessions Judge DS Johal also imposed a fine of Rs 1.10 crore on Langah. Along with Langah, the court also awarded three years imprisonment to another accused Amrik Singh. Meanwhile, the court acquitted five... 

Akali leaders hail clean chit to Majithia in drug smuggling case

Amritsar: Senior Punjab ministers today said the truth had finally prevailed and the politically motivated allegations levelled by the Punjab Congress against Revenue minister Bikram Majithia had proved to be false and baseless. The ministers including Gulzar Singh Ranike, Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and Janmeja Singh Sekhon said the statement by the Enforcement Directorate giving a clean chit to Mr Majithia... 

Delhi poll: SAD to field four candidates – 1 on Takkari, 3 on Lotus symbol

New Delhi: Remaining defensive due to its leaders including prominent Minister Bikram Singh Majithia facing charges involvement in Rs 6000 crore international drug smuggling scam, Shiromani Akali Dal SAD agrees for Delhi-poll agreement on conditions laid down by the alliance partner BJP. As per reports SAD (Badal) has agreed to scale down its stand and have only one of its four candidates contest on... 

Shifting of ED Asst Director amounts to giving clean chit to Majithia in Rs 6000 cr drug smuggling case

JPJI BUREAU: Amritsar: What amounts to giving a clean chit to SAD chief Sukhbir Badal’s brother-in-law and Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, in Rs 6000 crore international drug smuggling case, central government has shifted the Enforcement Directorate Assistant Director and key Investigating Officer Niranjan Singh from Jalandhar to Kolkata. The Enforcement Directorate that falls under the union... 

Akali Dal reaps rich dividends from Aam Admi Party’s rise

KULDEEP MANN: Chandigarh: Normally political parties do not tolerate the rise of their opponents. But, Punjab’s ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal SAD has sufficient reasons to smile over the rise of Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Admi party AAP. AAP’s performance not only helped the SAD to save its grace during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, but, now its rise from fall in Delhi’s ongoing assembly poll, has... 

Centre says ‘no’ to Sukhbir on Sikh detainees release

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reportedly turned down the Sikh delegation’s request of releasing Sikh militants, who have completed their jail term. A Sikh delegation led by SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal had on Thursday formally approached the Centre to seek the release of militants from the state “who have served their jail terms”. Rajnath Singh merely told the delegation that... 

Action, not dharnas, can help tackle drug menace: AAP

Ludhiana: Criticizing the much publicized dharnas being held by the SAD, against the influx of drugs into the state from the international borders, Aam Aadmi party leader HS Phoolka said that the ruling party is carrying out this useless exercise at a huge cost, whereas the drug de addiction infrastructure in the state is totally defunct and non functional. This is an absolute gimmick aimed at fooling... 

Majithia to be summoned again in Rs 6000cr drug case

Jalandhar: The Enforcement Directorate is likely to summon state Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia again in connection with the ongoing investigations into the multi-crore Bhola drug racket. The minister was grilled for more than four hours last week. Sources said he furnished only a few documents pertaining to his assets and firms when he appeared in the ED office here on December 26. The ED... 

VHP ‘ghar wapsi’ flops in Bathinda; Akalis blamed

Bharat Khanna: Bathinda: Let down by poor response to its ‘ghar wapsi’(reconversion) programme in Bathinda today, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) blamed Akalis and a section of Sikh clergy for the flop show. After no family turned up at Satya Narayan Mandir for reconversion, the Hindu outfit accused SAD leaders and the district administration of putting pressure on the families. VHP state secretary... 

SAD to hold peaceful demonstrations: Majithia

Majitha: On the side lines of the inauguration of the Office of Market Committee Majitha, Revenue Minister Punjab Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia in an interaction with media here today categorically stated that Akali Dal is not against BSF or any other Security Agency. He made it clear that the demonstration on January 5 at Grain Market, Attari is going to be an absolutely peaceful demonstration aimed against... 

SAD announces women wing organizational setup

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal Istri wing (women wing) President Bibi Jagir Kaur today announced the first list of the office bearers of the wing which included Patron, Senior Vice Presidents, General Secretaries, Vice Presidents, Organisation Secretaries and Advisors besides Presidents of different Districts of Punjab. In a statement released from the party head office here today, She informed... 

SAD vows to make Punjab completely drug-free

Amritsar: On the eve of New Year, the Shiromani Akali Dal today took ‘complete elimination’ of drugs from Punjab as a Mission with Party President and Deputy Cheif Minister Punjab S. Sukhbir Singh Badal advocated the need to seal the international borders completely like US-Mexico borders. Presiding over a meeting of party office bearers from Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur, Pathankot,... 

SAD is upset over BJP’s growing juggernaut

Amritsar: The Shiromani Akali Dal SAD top leadership is baffled about how to deal with the growing activities of BJP and its frontal Hindutava organizations in Amritsar city in Punjab. The latest embarrassment for the SAD comes from the re-conversion of around 128 persons to Sikhism. The BJP’s think tank and a frontal Hindu organization RSS was behind these re-conversions. Earlier on persuasion... 

Congress demands President’s rule in Punjab

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress today alleged SAD’s proposed protests on border against what it claimed to “pressurise the BSF” to stop entry of drugs from Pakistan will be “highly demoralising” for the force and sought slapping of sedition charge against party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal. State Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa also demanded imposition of the President’s rule in the state claiming... 
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BJP-SAD compete each other, isn’t trailer of 2017 assembly poll?

JPJI Bureau: Amritsar: After having locked horns over the issue of terrorism the Punjab ruling alliance partners SAD and BJP are now heading for one-upmanship over the issue of drugs. Ostensibly so as ahead of BJP national President Amit Shah’s proposed January 12 anti-drugs nation-wide campaign programme from Amritsar, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal ha announced streak of Dharnas alongside the Pakistan... 

Punjab BJP confronts ally Akalis on terror, drug links

Pawan Sharma: Chandigarh: Virtually playing the Opposition’s role in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday, an unusually furious Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched a frontal attack on its alliance partner, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), over Akali chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Virsa Singh Valtoha’s admission of his past ‘terror links’. The saffron party asked chief minister Parkash... 

Akal Takht to discuss Sidhu’s apology on Gurbani row

Amritsar: Former Amritsar Member of Parliament (MP) Navjot Singh Sidhu has tendered a written apology to Akal Takht over the ‘Gurbani’ row. He allegedly distorted a hymn while speaking at a public function in Ludhiana last month and earned the wrath of Sikh organisations. Sidhu’s letter was handed over to Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh by his aides Sukhdev Singh Chahal and Aman Sharma... 

BJP demands Majithia’s resignation over drugs issue

Jalandhar: Putting alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in a tight spot over the issue of resignation of revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia after Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons, the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought his immediate resignation from the council of ministers. “The minister’s summoning is a serious development. Right from the beginning,... 
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SAD jugaad of Badals to fill family coffers: Manpreet Badal

After an extended hibernation since his none-too-impressive performance in the May Lok Sabha elections, People’s Party of Punjab founder Manpreet Singh Badal, estranged nephew of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, is back in action, doing what he is good at – railing against the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government on just about any issue that comes his way. In a renewed strategy to resurrect him... 

Akali Dal spent crores on film stars, not a penny on martyrs: BJP

Jalandhar: BJP today hit out at the Punjab government led by its ally SAD, alleging that while the state ignored the martyrdom of soldiers, it “wasted precious money” on performances by film actors. Senior BJP leader and former cabinet minister in the Punjab government Laxmi Kanta Chawla said three jawans belonging to Punjab were killed in militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. “They were cremated... 

SAD fraudulently registered as political party: Claims PIL

New Delhi: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had obtained its registration by “fraud” and this should be cancelled, the Delhi High Court has been told. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw was also informed by counsel for social worker and Socialist Party of India vice president Balwant Singh Khera, who filed the PIL seeking cancellation of registration, that... 

SAD-BJP declare to contest MC polls jointly

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal- Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday declared that they would jointly contest the forthcoming civic elections in the state as per the existing arrangement. The two parties also decided to set up district-level coordination committees for any local adjustments and for streamlining the election campaign process. A state-level coordination committee has also been set... 

At Ludhiana Navjot Sidhu drops bombshell at Badal govt

BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s speech at Ludhiana wherein he launched a brazen attack at ruling Akali Dal in Punjab. This speech of his erupted strong reaction by SAD. See Video: httpv://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2adxxd_senior-bjp-leader-navjot-singh-sidhu-targets-sad-ludhiana_news  Read More →

I never knew you (Akalis) fall in category of looters: Navjot Sidhu

Amritsar: A day after the Shiromani Akali Dal asked BJP to “tame” its leader Navjot Singh Sidhu over his “outburst” against the ruling coalition partner, the former MP on Tuesday said his remarks were not directed at the Akalis but those who loot and plunder Punjab.   “What I had said was that the demons must be dealt with. Those who loot and plunder Punjab must go. If... 
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SAD tells BJP to tame Navjot Sidhu

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali dal officially lodged protest with the state President Mr Kamal Sharma against the utterances of former MP Mr. Navjot singh Sidhu against the coalition government in Ludhiana yesterday. Party Secretary and spokesman and Punjab Education Minister Dr Daljit singh Cheema rang up Mr. Kamal Sharma in the evening to apprise him about the derogatory remarks given by Navjot... 

Badal wants Modi to handover Chandigarh to Punjab

TARN TARAN: Charging successive Congress-led governments at the Centre for depriving Punjab of it’s capital, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said time has come for Narendra Modi-led government to make Chandigarh the capital of the state. Chandigarh was made the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, following the carving of Haryana as a separate state in 1966. “Since long Punjab...