Articles about Bhagwant Mann

Bhagwant Mann is a Punjabi comedian, actor, and politician from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He has been a Member of the Parliament in Lok Sabha from Sangrur constituency since 2014. Mann started as a comedian in the 1990s and evolved into a famous actor in the Punjab film industry. As a comedian, he rose to the national stage by being a part of the television comedy show 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge' in the mid-2000s. Mann entered politics in 2011 with the People's Party of Punjab but left it in 2014 to join AAP, on whose ticket he successfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from the Sangrur constituency in Punjab. He retained the seat in the 2019 General Elections. In the past, Mann has faced controversies due to alleged problems with alcoholism and improper conduct in the Parliament, for which he was suspended from the House for a whole session in 2016. Mann is one of the well-recognized leaders of AAP and heads its Punjab state unit as of 2021.

13 Nov 2022

Punjab government tightens gun regulations, bans public display of firearms

The Government of Punjab, in a bid to clamp down on the gun culture in the state, has tightened arms regulations.

04 Nov 2022

Punjab: Hindu right-wing leader Sudhir Suri shot dead in Amritsar

A Hindu right-wing leader Sudhir Suri, of a local religious outfit called Shiv Sena — unrelated to the political party from Maharashtra — was shot dead during a sit-in outside a temple over a management dispute in Amritsar of Punjab on Friday.

04 Nov 2022

Delhi Air Pollution
Primary schools shut in Delhi from tomorrow as pollution worsens

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday held the excessive stubble burning in Punjab responsible for the worsening air quality in the national capital region (NCR) over the last few days.

20 Oct 2022

Punjab Government
Punjab government mulls removing governor as chancellor of state universities

The Punjab government led by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is considering replacing the governor with the chief minister as the chancellor of all state-run universities.

27 Sep 2022

Congress Party
Punjab: CM Mann tables confidence motion in Assembly amid ruckus

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday tabled a confidence motion in a special session of the Vidhan Sabha amid the heavy uproar by the opposition.

25 Sep 2022

Chandigarh Airport to be renamed after Bhagat Singh

In his monthly address to the nation Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Chandigarh Airport will be renamed after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh as a tribute to the martyr.

25 Sep 2022

Banwarilal Purohit
Punjab: Governor approves convening of assembly session as deadlock ends

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Sunday granted approval to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to convene the third assembly session on Tuesday, putting an end to the deadlock.

21 Sep 2022

After Chandigarh University, protests erupt in LPU over student's suicide

Days after massive student protests rocked Chandigarh University (CU), students at the Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar, were seen embroiled in protests over an alleged student suicide.

19 Sep 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Was 'drunk' Bhagwant Mann deplaned in Germany? Opposition attacks AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has landed in trouble over reports of an "inebriated" Bhagwant Mann being deplaned in Germany last week.

19 Sep 2022

Chandigarh University 'objectionable' videos row: Students end protest, 3 arrested

After two nights of massive protests over the alleged leak of "objectionable" women's hostel videos, students at Chandigarh University, Mohali, ended their stir in the early hours of Monday.

18 Sep 2022

Students' claim of leaked videos baseless: Police, Chandigarh University authorities

As the controversy around leaked objectionable videos of women students from Chandigarh University is raging, the police and university authorities have termed the students' claim baseless, saying that merely one video was found, which was of the accused herself.

31 Aug 2022

Moose Wala shooters celebrated after murder at Gujarat beach: Report

In a shocking revelation, the shooters of Punjabi singer turned politician Sidhu Moose Wala celebrated his murder in Gujarat, India Today reported.

31 Aug 2022

Punjab: Pastor's car set on fire after 'forced conversions' claims

In a jarring incident, a pastor's car was set on fire in Punjab's Tarn Taran district on Tuesday.

18 Aug 2022

Moose Wala killing: Charge sheet names 15, Lawrence Bishnoi mastermind

Nearly three months after the brutal killing of singer-turner-politician Sidhu Moose Wala in Punjab, 15 people have been named in Punjab Police's charge sheet.

07 Aug 2022

PM to chair NITI Aayog meet today; KCR to boycott

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the NITI Aayog's (National Institution for Transforming India) seventh Governing Council meeting on Sunday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

30 Jul 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Punjab: Hospital V-C resigns day after 'public humiliation' by minister

The vice-chancellor (V-C) of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Dr. Raj Bahadur, in Faridkot, Punjab, resigned from his position just one day after being publicly embarrassed on camera by Chetan Singh Jouramajra, the Health Minister of Punjab.

29 Jul 2022

Moose Wala's father gets his son's face tattooed on forearm

In an emotional homage to the murdered Punjabi musician Sidhu Moose Wala, his father, Balkaur Singh, reportedly got a tattoo of his son's face.

21 Jul 2022

Punjab CM Mann discharged after being admitted to Delhi hospital

The Chief Minister of Punjab, Bhagwant Mann, was admitted to a private hospital in Delhi on Wednesday morning after a minor health issue, sources said on Thursday.

07 Jul 2022

Meet Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann's wife Dr. Gurpreet Kaur

Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Bhagwant Mann got married to Dr. Gurpreet Kaur at his Chandigarh residence on Thursday.

06 Jul 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to marry for second time tomorrow

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is all set to marry Dr. Gurpreet Kaur in Chandigarh on Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders confirmed on Wednesday.

28 Jun 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Arrested Punjab IAS officer Sanjay Popli attends son's funeral

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Punjab, Sanjay Popli—who was arrested on graft charges—reportedly attended his son Kartik Popli's funeral in Chandigarh on Monday.

27 Jun 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Meet Sangrur LS by-poll winner and pro-Khalistani Simranjit Singh Mann

ShiromaniAkaliDal (Amritsar) chief SimranjitSingh Mann won the SangrurLok Sabha by-poll by defeating Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s Gurmail Singh on Sunday.

10 Jun 2022

Delhi Police
Moose Wala killing: Suspected shooter nabbed, 9th arrest so far

The Punjab Police arrested a suspected shooter in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case, HT reported on Friday.

09 Jun 2022

Delhi Police
Moose Wala killing: Sharpshooter arrested for conducting recce, supplying weapons

Keshav, a sharpshooter was among eight suspects arrested by Bathinda Police on Wednesday in connection with the murder of Sidhu Moose Wala.

08 Jun 2022

Thousands pay tribute to Moose Wala at Antim Ardas

Thousands of people turned up on Wednesday for the Anti Ardas (final prayer) ritual of singer Sidhu Moose Wala, who was killed in a shooting on May 29.

07 Jun 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Punjab: AAP government arrests ex-Congress minister in corruption case

The Punjab government's Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested senior Congress leader and former minister, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, in a corruption case on Tuesday morning.

06 Jun 2022

Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi to visit Moose Wala's family on Tuesday

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is expected to meet the family of Sidhu Moose Wala who was shot dead a week ago.

06 Jun 2022

Golden Temple
Operation Blue Star anniversary: Pro-Khalistan sloganeering at Golden Temple

Followers of the extremist Sikh organizations raised pro-Khalistan slogans at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on the 38th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, PTI reported.

04 Jun 2022

Punjab Police
Amit Shah meets Moose Wala's family in Chandigarh

The parents of slain Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala met with Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday in Chandigarh.

03 Jun 2022

Delhi Police
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann visits Moose Wala's home amid protests

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday visited Sidhu Moose Wala's house, just days after the Punjabi singer was assassinated.

02 Jun 2022

Punjab Police
Post Moose Wala murder, Punjab government to reinstate VVIPs' security

The Punjab government on Thursday decided to reinstate the security of over 420 VVIPs from June 7, after the murder of singer Sidhu Moose Wala, whose security cover was downsized earlier.

31 May 2022

Sidhu Moose Wala had over 2 dozen bullet wounds: Autopsy

A board of five doctors at Punjab's Mansa Civil Hospital reportedly completed the post-mortem examination of Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala on Monday.

31 May 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Moose Wala laid to rest: Family, fans bid tearful farewell

Punjabi singer and Congress leader, Sidhu Moose Wala, has been cremated in his native Moosa village of Punjab's Mansa district.

30 May 2022

Moose Wala's father seeks CBI, NIA probe into singer's killing

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann has ordered an investigation into the decision to tone down singer Sidhu Moose Wala's security cover.

24 May 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Punjab: CM Bhagwant Mann sacks health minister over corruption charges

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann ousted the state's Health Minister Vijay Singla from the Punjab cabinet on Tuesday after strong evidence of corruption was allegedly found against him.

30 Apr 2022

Patiala: Senior cops removed, FIRs filed, internet blocked after clashes

The Punjab government on Saturday cracked the whip on the police, dismissing three top officers after two groups clashed during an anti-Khalistan march in Patiala on Friday, leaving four people injured.

25 Apr 2022

Delhi: Punjab CM Mann visits schools, hospitals; to sign MOUs

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on Monday visited schools and hospitals in the national capital to know about the "Delhi model" and implement it in Punjab.

20 Apr 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Will Kumar Vishwas be arrested for 'hate speech' against Kejriwal?

Noted poet and former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas appears to be in hot water for his fiery statements regarding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier this year.

16 Apr 2022

Punjab: 300 units free electricity to every household from July

The common man in Punjab can breathe a sigh of relief as the Aam Aadmi Party-led (AAP) state government has announced that domestic customers can get 300 units of free electricity starting July 1.

10 Apr 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
'British will come to seek jobs,' says Punjab CM; slammed

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann's statements on Saturday about stopping the "brain drain" and a "plan to attract foreigners to apply for jobs" in the state drew sharp criticism.