Bhagwant Mann: News

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.

15 Apr 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann visits Kejriwal in Tihar jail

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann visited his Delhi counterpart and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal in Tihar Jail on Monday.

31 Mar 2024

Akhilesh Yadav

INDIA bloc's 5 demands to poll body at mega rally

The Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc on Sunday released its five demands ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

27 Mar 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, AAP's lone MP joins BJP

The lone Lok Sabha MP of the Aam Aadmi Party, Sushil Kumar Rinku, and Jalandhar West MLA Sheetal Angural joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi on Wednesday.

25 Mar 2024

Sunil Jakhar

After Delhi, will Punjab's excise policy be under scanner?

Punjab Bharatiya Janata Party President Sunil Jakhar has said that a party delegation will petition the Election Commission of India for a probe into the state's excise policy.

20 Mar 2024

Sidhu Moose Wala

Centre questions legality of IVF treatment for Moose Wala's mother

The Union Health Ministry has raised legal concerns regarding the IVF treatment received by Charan Singh—late singer Sidhu Moose Wala's mother—at the age of 58.

20 Mar 2024


Sidhu Moose Wala's father levels harassment accusations against Punjab government

Balkaur Singh, the father of the late Punjabi singer-rapper Sidhu Moose Wala, has publicly leveled accusations of harassment against the Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab government.

23 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

'Delhi Chalo' protest: Farmer groups observe 'Black Friday' today

The protesting farmers are observing a "Black Friday" today in response to the death of 22-year-old Shubhkaran Singh during the agitation in Haryana on Wednesday.

19 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

Farmers put protest on hold after Centre proposes MSP plan

The protesting farmers have put their "Delhi Chalo" march on hold after the Centre proposed a new five-year plan for the minimum support price (MSP) for their crops.

16 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers to join widespread 'chakka jam'

Several farmers' unions have called for a "Bharat Bandh" on Friday, in solidarity with the "Delhi Chalo" protest march.

03 Feb 2024

Droupadi Murmu

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit resigns

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit stepped down from his position on Saturday, citing personal reasons for his decision.

24 Jan 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

No AAP-Congress alliance in Punjab for Lok Sabha elections: Mann

Punjab Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday ruled out an alliance between his party and the Congress in the state for the general elections.

16 Jan 2024


Khalistani terrorist Pannun's Republic Day death threat to Punjab CM

Khalistani terrorist and Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has issued a threat to assassinate Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and state's Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav on Republic Day, NDTV reported.

02 Jan 2024

Congress Party

'40% leaders in jail': Congress, AAP leaders trade barbs

The rift between Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) constituents—the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)—is seemingly escalating.

Why Defence Ministry rejected Punjab, Bengal tableaus for R-day

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has rejected the Punjab and West Bengal governments' tableau proposals for the 2024 Republic Day parade, The Indian Express reported.

17 Dec 2023

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Chandigarh: Police use water cannon to stop Youth Congress protest

A protest led by Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) workers in Chandigarh took a dramatic turn on Sunday when police used water cannons to disperse the crowd.

05 Nov 2023


Punjab: Officer enforcing anti-pollution rules made to burn stubble

A group of farmers in Punjab's Bathinda allegedly forced a Public Works Department (PWD) officer to burn stubble after defying prohibitory orders against crop residue burning.

24 Sep 2023

Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra-Raghav Chadha are now married! Checked first photos yet?

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha and actor Parineeti Chopra tied the knot in a grand ceremony in Udaipur on Sunday.

16 Jul 2023

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP's big decision on attending joint opposition meeting today

Top leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will meet on Sunday to decide whether the party will attend the second joint opposition meeting in Karnataka's Bengaluru on Monday and Tuesday, reported NDTV.

19 Jun 2023


Punjab: Bhagwant Mann's free Gurbani telecast call sparks outrage

The Punjab government will table a resolution in the Assembly during a special session on Tuesday to make the broadcast of Gurbani from the Golden Temple free for all.

11 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi will become 'Narendra Putin' after winning 2024 elections: Mann

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on Sunday said that if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, then PM Narendra Modi would become "Narendra Putin."

31 May 2023


Punjab: Cabinet reshuffles ministries as 1 MLA quits, 2 join

In a big cabinet reshuffle, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann inducted two new ministers—Kartarpur MLA Balkar Singh and Lambi MLA Gurmeet Singh Khudian—as cabinet ministers on Wednesday.

27 May 2023

K. Chandrashekar Rao

Telangana CM KCR supports Kejriwal's fight against Centre's Delhi ordinance

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) on Saturday said that PM Narendra Modi's government at the Centre should withdraw its controversial ordinance to control Delhi's bureaucracy.

27 May 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi chairs NITI Aayog meeting; Kejriwal, Mamata, Nitish boycott

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday presided over the NITI Aayog's (National Institution for Transforming India) eighth Governing Council Meeting at the new Convention Centre in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

18 May 2023

Punjab Police

Punjab: Cop slapping woman farmer during protest caught on camera

A video, showing a Punjab Police personnel slapping an elderly woman farmer in Gurdaspur's Bhamari village, has gone viral on social media.

24 Apr 2023


Why Amritpal Singh was sent to Assam's Dibrugarh Central Jail

Waris Punjab De chief and Khalistani sympathizer Amritpal Singh was shifted to Assam's Dibrugarh Central Jail only hours after the Punjab Police arrested him in Moga on Sunday morning.

23 Apr 2023


'Those breaking law will face action': CM Mann post-Amritpal's arrest

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday reportedly vowed to take strict action against anyone who tries to disrupt peace and harmony in the country.

01 Apr 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam: CM Sarma warns Kejriwal ahead of AAP rally

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has warned Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal against defaming him ahead of the latter's first political rally in the state on Sunday.

22 Mar 2023

Punjab Police

Amritpal might have changed appearance, police release his 7 looks

With the pro-Khalistani leader and Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh still on the run, Punjab Police released a set of possible avatars that Singh could have used to evade arrest on Tuesday.

21 Mar 2023

Haryana High Court

HC slams Punjab Police for failing to arrest Amritpal Singh

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has lambasted the Punjab government for its failure to apprehend Waris Punjab De chief and pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh as the search for the radical leader entered its fourth day on Tuesday.

19 Mar 2023

Punjab Police

Punjab: Pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh still absconding, declared fugitive

Authorities in Punjab put the state on high alert after the Punjab Police proclaimed pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh a fugitive, stating that he is still on the run and a statewide operation to nab him is underway.

19 Mar 2023


Amritpal Singh an ISI agent deployed to spread violence: Report

Pro-Khalistani leader and Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh is an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agent who has been brought to spread violence in India by the Pakistani spy agency, officials in central intelligence agencies told Hindustan Times on Saturday.

12 Mar 2023


Punjab: 2,000 arms licenses canceled including those of Khalistani supporters 

The Aam Aadmi Party-led (AAP) Punjab government has canceled at least 2,000 arms licenses so far and tightened arms regulations in a bid to crack down on the "gun culture" in the state.

07 Mar 2023

Sidhu Moose Wala

Sidhu Moose Wala murder: Parents stage 'dharna,' demand justice

Parents of the late popular Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala, Balkaur Singh and Charan Kaur, staged a protest outside Vidhan Sabha in Punjab on Tuesday.

24 Jan 2023

Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Gurmeet Ram Rahim celebrates parole by cutting cake with sword

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for raping two disciples, was granted 40-day parole from Haryana's Sunaria Jail in Rohtak district on Saturday.

14 Jan 2023

Congress Party

Congress MP Santokh Singh passes away during Bharat Jodo Yatra

Congress MP from Jalandhar, Punjab Chaudhary Santokh Singh passed away on Saturday during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) in Punjab, according to India Today.

07 Jan 2023


Punjab: 'Controversial' AAP minister Fauja Singh Sarari resigns from cabinet

Punjab Horticulture Minister Fauja Singh Sarari on Saturday resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led cabinet, The Tribune reported.

17 Dec 2022

Sidhu Moose Wala

Gangster Goldy Brar's US detention top secret: Punjab CM Mann

The status of gangster Goldy Brar—the mastermind of singer Sidhu Moose Wala's murder—remains a "top secret" as a foreign country is involved, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann told NDTV in an interview.

30 Nov 2022


Punjab: Agriculture workers protest outside CM Bhagwant Mann's residence

A massive protest was held outside the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in Sangrur, Punjab.

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.