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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

30 Jul 2022


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


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.

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


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


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.

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


'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.

01 Apr 2022


Transfer Chandigarh to Punjab: CM Mann moves resolution in Assembly

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has moved an official resolution in the state Assembly on Friday calling for the immediate transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab to respect the people's sentiments and maintain harmony.

25 Mar 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Punjab MLAs to get pension for only one term: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced on Friday all MLAs and ex-MLAs in the state will receive pensions for only one term, regardless of how many times they are elected.

19 Mar 2022


New Punjab Cabinet approves 25,000 government jobs

Punjab's Bhagwant Mann government on Saturday approved a proposal to create 25,000 government jobs in its first cabinet meeting.

19 Mar 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Ten AAP MLAs sworn in as ministers in Punjab cabinet

Ten MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took oath as cabinet ministers in the newly-elected Punjab government induction ceremony on Saturday.

17 Mar 2022

Arvind Kejriwal

CM Bhagwat Mann announces dedicated anti-corruption helpline for Punjab

Chief Minister of Punjab Bhagwant Mann on Thursday announced an anti-corruption helpline for the state.

16 Mar 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Bhagwant Mann takes oath as 18th Chief Minister of Punjab

After the landslide victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bhagwant Mann took oath as the 18th Chief Minister of Punjab.

12 Mar 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Bhagwant Mann to take oath as CM on March 16

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann is set to take oath as Punjab's Chief Minister on March 16 at Khatkar Kalan, freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's native village near Nawanshahar.

03 Jul 2021

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP workers protest outside Punjab CM's house, Bhagwant Mann detained

Hundreds of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers, who were staging a protest, faced water cannons just outside the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in Mohali today.

16 Mar 2018


Kejriwal's apology: AAP's Punjab unit is crisis; loses president, co-president

A day after AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal apologized to former Akali Dal minister Bikram Majithia for leveling "unfounded allegations," his party seems to be heading towards another internal strife.

16 Mar 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

After Kejriwal apologizes for 'defaming' SAD leader, Bhagwant Mann resigns

AAP leader Bhagwant Mann has resigned from the party after Arvind Kejriwal apologized to Bikram Singh Majithia, a former Akali Dal leader of Punjab, in a defamation case.

10 May 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Former AAP Punjab convenor quits over Mann's appointment

Former AAP convenor in Punjab, Gurpreet Singh Waraich, aka Ghuggi quit the party after the appointment of Bhagwant Mann as the convenor of the party's Punjab wing.

30 Jan 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal spends night at former Khalistani militant's house

Arvind Kejriwal stoked controversy after spending the night at the house of a former Khalistani militant in Moga, while campaigning in Punjab.

19 Jan 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Arvind Kejriwal releases separate manifesto for the disabled in Punjab

A different manifesto of the party was released by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the differently-abled in Punjab.