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Three Badal government ministers resign in six months (News Analysis)


September 18th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Its second consecutive innings in power was a politically historic event. But just six months later, the Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Akali Dal wants PM to intervene in Bhullar case


May 29th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 29 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Sunday sought "direct and immediate intervention" of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to save the life of Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, a ... Read more...

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Punjab finance minister sacked (Lead)


October 13th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 13 (IANS) Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal was Wednesday dismissed from the state cabinet headed by his uncle and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal due to his recent ... Read more...

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Punjab finance minister suspended from Akali Dal (Lead)


October 12th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 12 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab Tuesday evening announced that the state's Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal has been suspended from the party.The suspension of Manpreet Badal ... Read more...

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Suspend Punjab finance minister: Akali Dal committee


October 12th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 12 (IANS) The disciplinary committee of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab Tuesday recommended that the state's Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal be suspended from the party for his ... Read more...

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Akali leaders gun for Punjab finance minister


October 10th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 9 (IANS) Within a week of linking Punjab's serious debt situation to populist policies of the ruling Akali Dal, Finance Minister Manpreet Badal is in the firing line of his ... Read more...

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Hooda accuses Punjab of depriving Haryana of water


January 20th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Tuesday accused the neighbouring state of Punjab of depriving Haryana of its share of water. "Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has already ... Read more...

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Operation Bluestar did not go as planned: P.C. Alexander (25 years after Indira Gandhi’s assassination)


October 29th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Indira Gandhi decided to send the army to the Golden Temple in 1984 as a last resort and only after getting repeated assurances from ... Read more...

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BJP condemns attack by Akali leaders in Punjab


June 19th, 2009 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Fissures appeared in the ruling coalition in Punjab, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday expressing unhappiness over the attitude of alliance partner Akali Dal and demanding ... Read more...

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Subdued events mark 25 years of Operation Bluestar


June 6th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 6 (IANS) The 25th anniversary of Operation Bluestar by the Indian Army at the Golden Temple complex here, which houses the holiest of Sikh shrines Harmandar Sahib, remained a subdued ... Read more...

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Ludhiana rally proves NDA is formidable: Advani


May 11th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 11 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani Monday said the successful rally by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Ludhiana a day ago had shown ... Read more...

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Haryana polls over 60 percent, Punjab 55 percent (Third Lead)


May 7th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Haryana saw over 60 percent polling for its 10 Lok Sabha seats, while in neighbouring Punjab over 55 percent balloting was recorded for the four constituencies that ... Read more...

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Bathinda fight dominates Punjab (Poll Curtainraiser - Punjab)


May 6th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) Four out of Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha constituencies go to the polls Thursday but all eyes are on the Bathinda constituency. For, the state's ... Read more...

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Dynastic politics comes to haunt Badals in Punjab


April 8th, 2009 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, April 8 (IANS) An undercurrent of dissidence over dynastic politics is becoming evident in Punjab's ruling Akali Dal and the government, both virtually being run by the Badal family.At ... Read more...

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Senior Punjab minister killed in car-trucks crash (Second Lead)


March 29th, 2009 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) Punjab's Cooperation Minister and senior Akali Dal leader Kanwaljit Singh was killed after his car hit two trucks in Mohali district Sunday evening. Singh was rushed to the Post ... Read more...

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Senior Punjab minister killed in car-trucks crash (Lead)


March 29th, 2009 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) Punjab's Cooperation Minister and senior Akali Dal leader Kanwaljit Singh was killed in a road accident in Mohali district Sunday evening. Singh was rushed to the Post Graduate Institute ... Read more...

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Punjab government harassing the opposition: Amarinder Singh


February 14th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Alleging that "political terrorism" was rampant in Punjab, former chief minister Amarinder Singh Saturday said the ruling Akali Dal leaders were using muscle power to harass Congress workers ... Read more...

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Badal to induct son as Punjab deputy chief minister


January 15th, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar/Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has decided to induct his son Sukhbir as deputy chief minister - probably the first case in Indian politics where a father ... Read more...

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From NRIs to BJP, Akalis under ‘pressure’ ahead of trust vote


July 20th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The ruling Akali Dal in Punjab is literally being pulled in all directions - by Non-resident Indians (NRIs) as well as by alliance partner Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Heroin worth Rs.260 mn seized, Akali activist nabbed


March 23rd, 2008 - 11:00 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)Amritsar, March 23 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to Punjab's ruling Akali Dal, a leader of the party's youth wing was Sunday arrested by officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) ... Read more...

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