Articles about Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Harsimrat Kaur Badal is a political leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha from Bathinda, and the daughter-in-law of former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. She has done a diploma in Textile Design and is a businesswoman apart from being a politician. She began her political journey with a win in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections from the Bathinda constituency against Indian National Congress’s (INC) Raninder Singh. She retained the seat in the 2014 and 2019 General Elections. She has worked on many social projects like “Nanhi Chhan," a movement to save the girl child. When the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) came to power in 2014, Badal was appointed as Minister for Food Processing Industries. She has served as a member on the Committee of Estimates; Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment; Standing Committee on Health & Welfare; and Standing Committee on Food & Public Distribution. In September 2020, Kaur resigned from the Modi cabinet after SAD broke off from the NDA in protest over the new farm laws.

17 Sep 2021

Delhi Police
Sukhbir Badal, Harsimrat Kaur detained in Delhi over farm protest

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, Lok Sabha MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, and several other party leaders were detained in Delhi today, reports said.

04 Feb 2021

Farmers' protest: Opposition delegation stopped from reaching Ghazipur site

A delegation of 15 Opposition leaders was on Thursday stopped from meeting the farmers protesting against three laws at the Ghazipur border of Delhi.

03 Dec 2020

"Betrayal of farmers" prompts Parkash Badal to return Padma Vibhushan

92-year-old Parkash Singh Badal, the patriarch of Shiromani Akali Dal, returned his Padma Vibhushan award on Thursday, to protest against the three farm laws which have sparked a massive agitation against the Centre.

20 Sep 2020

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday moved the controversial farm bills in the Rajya Sabha.

19 Sep 2020

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

The Rajya Sabha will take up the passage of the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, amid massive protests in Punjab and Haryana.

19 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi
Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday over a disagreement with the Centre on three farm Bills, said on Friday that her party — the Shiromani Akali Dal — repeatedly flagged concerns in the Cabinet, but to no avail.

18 Sep 2020

Don't be misled: Modi tells farmers, amid agriculture Bills' criticism

With three agriculture Bills taking the shape of a new controversy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged farmers to not be misled and assured that they would not be treated unfairly.

18 Sep 2020

After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

The resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a member of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), over farm laws has now sparked tensions in Haryana, another state governed by BJP. In the state, JJP's Dushyant Chautala is facing ire, with a call for his resignation growing louder.

17 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi
Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigns over Centre's farm bills

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet on Thursday.

17 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi
Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which is at loggerheads with ally BJP over three farm Bills, is pondering over another key matter, pertaining to the resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

05 Jan 2020

Pakistan News
India condemns 'targeted killing' of Sikh youth in Pakistan's Peshawar

Two days after the outrageous attack on Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, a Sikh youth was killed in the nation's northwestern city of Peshawar.

05 Jan 2020

Pakistan News
Nankana Sahib attack: Meenakshi Lekhi slams absentee Sidhu; promotes CAA

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Meenakshi Lekhi has slammed Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for the latter's silence over the Friday attack on Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.

Did Modi commit a big mistake by green-lighting Kartarpur's inauguration?

Days before the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor, which connects two shrines in India and Pakistan, Islamabad released a video aimed at welcoming the pilgrims.

01 Nov 2019

Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan

On Friday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a gift to Sikh pilgrims from India, who are planning to pay a visit to Kartarpur Gurudwara across the border.

22 Oct 2019

Kartarpur Corridor agreement could be signed on October 24: Sources

The troubled Kartarpur Corridor agreement between feuding neighbors India and Pakistan may not take place on Wednesday as scheduled.

26 Aug 2019

Bollywood News
Priyanka Chopra's cousin Meera finds worms in 5-star hotel food

If you are staying at a five-star hotel, the least you could expect is to have your most basic demands met: clean rooms, safety, an attentive staff, a safe meal, etc.

30 May 2019

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

25 May 2019

#Verdict2019: In a first, India elects 78 women MPs

Elections 2019 were unique in more ways than one: the country rejected the dynasty politics once and for all, rich candidates lost their deposits like never before and Indians chose a record 78 women MPs this time.

19 Apr 2019

Rahul Gandhi offers Bathinda seat to Sidhu's wife, he denies

Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has denied Congress President Rahul Gandhi's offer to field his wife Navjot Kaur from Bathinda Lok Sabha seat, HT reports.

03 Dec 2018

Pakistan News
An honest initiative: Imran Khan distances himself for minister's 'googly-remark'

Distancing himself from his minister's remarks that it was 'googly', Pakistan PM Imran Khan has claimed facilitating the Kartarpur Corridor was a sincere effort to initiate peace with India.

02 Dec 2018

Pakistan News
You are exposed: Sushma Swaraj blasts Pak-minister on 'googly remark'

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had some strong words for her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi over his googly remark and said his country has been exposed.

01 Dec 2018

Pakistan News
After saying RaGa sent him to Pakistan, Sidhu denies statement

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, whose visit to Pakistan for the groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor put him at the center of a political controversy, has said he wasn't sent to the neighboring country by Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

29 Nov 2018

Pakistan News
Sidhu's photo with pro-Khalistan activist sparks new controversy

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been facing criticism for his visit to Pakistan for the ground-breaking foundation stone laying ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor, has landed himself in yet another controversy.

28 Nov 2018

Pakistan News
Pakistan PM Imran Khan lays foundation stone for Kartarpur Corridor

Pakistan PM Imran Khan has laid the foundation stone for the much-awaited corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Gurdaspur district.

28 Nov 2018

Pakistan News
Kartarpur corridor LIVE updates: Pakistan PM Imran Khan launches project

The groundbreaking ceremony to mark start of the development of the Kartarpur corridor was held in Pakistan today, and among the attendees were embattled Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

28 Nov 2018

Pakistan News
PM Modi won't attend SAARC Summit, Sushma Swaraj clarifies

Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister, has clarified that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Pakistan until cross-border terrorism is stopped.

25 Nov 2018

Pakistan News
Kartarpur corridor: Sushma Swaraj won't visit Pakistan, names two ministers

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has declined Pakistan's invitation for the groundbreaking ceremony at Kartarpur on November 28, citing prior commitments, but has named two ministers instead.

24 Nov 2018

Pakistan News
Imran Khan invites Sidhu for Kartarpur corridor foundation ceremony

Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been invited by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for the foundation-laying ceremony of Pakistan's side of the Kartarpur corridor.

24 Nov 2018

PM Modi on Kartarpur corridor: 'Even Berlin Wall fell'

A day after the Union Cabinet cleared the development of the Kartarpur corridor to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he hoped it would serve as a bridge between India and Pakistan.

03 Nov 2018

Indira Gandhi
1984 anti-Sikh riots: Harsimrat, Sukhbir Badal detained during protest march

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal were detained by police today when they were participating in a protest march in Delhi to seek justice for the families of those killed in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Sidhu's Pakistan Army Chief hug comes back to haunt him

Ever since cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu hugged Pakistan Army Chief General Bajwa, the incident has haunted him.

Punjab-govt delaying AIIMS-Bhatinda over 'petty politics': Union Minister Harsimrat Badal

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today alleged that the Punjab government was deliberately delaying the commissioning of Rs. 925cr AIIMS Bathinda project due to "petty politics".

30 Mar 2018

Rajasthan: Greentech Mega Food park inaugurated in Ajmer

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Thursday inaugurated Greentech mega food park in Ajmer's Rupangarh town (Rajasthan).

11 Mar 2018

Emmanuel Macron
Harsimrat urges PM to discuss turban laws with French president

Union minister for food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss raise with French President Emmanuel Macron the issue of a law in France that asked Sikh community to remove their turbans while being photographed for all official identification.

02 Nov 2017

No plan of declaring khichdi India's national dish: Minister clarifies

A day after reports about 'khichdi' being declared India's national dish went viral, Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal dismissed the rumors.

12 Jul 2017

Food offered at religious places exempted from GST: Finance Ministry

The Finance Ministry on Tuesday issued a clarification stating that free food offered at 'anna kshetras' was exempt from GST.

27 Mar 2017

Walmart to open 50 stores in India

Global retail giant Walmart is looking at increasing its footprint in India, by setting up several stores across Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

22 Nov 2016

Commercial surrogacy bill introduced in Lok Sabha

The government has introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, in the Lok Sabha; the bill seeks to tighten norms for commercial surrogacy in India.

23 Sep 2016

Walmart to enter food retailing as government allows 100% FDI

Walmart India is reportedly evaluating policy guidelines to enter into processed food retailing as the government has relaxed food store rules allowing 100% Foreign Direct Investment in the sector.

25 Aug 2016

Cabinet proposes ban on "commercial surrogacy"

On Wednesday, a draft bill which aims to safeguard the rights of surrogate mothers and make parentage of such children legal was cleared by the Cabinet.