Parkash Singh Badal: News
Parkash Singh Badal is the senior-most leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and a five-time Chief Minister of Punjab. He started from the lower rungs of power to reach the very apex in Punjab politics. Rising from Panchayat and Block levels, he entered the Punjab legislature in 1957 and, in 1970, became the Chief Minister of Punjab for the first time. He was put in detention during the Emergency period (1975-77) and briefly served as the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation in the Morarji Desai government. Badal was elected CM of Punjab for the second time in 1977, serving till 1980. From 1997 to 2002, he served his third term. Badal’s party, SAD, in alliance with the BJP, returned to power in 2007 and 2012, defying the usual anti-incumbency trend in Punjab. Badal served as the CM both times, thus holding the office five times in his life. Interestingly, in 1970, he was the youngest to hold the office of CM, while in 2012, he was the oldest. Badal served as the President of SAD from 1996 to 2008, when his son, Sukhbir Singh Badal, succeeded him.
06 Dec 2020Haryana
Boxer Vijender Singh (35) on Sunday said that he will return his 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna' award if the government does not withdraw the three contentious farm laws.
03 Dec 2020West Bengal
Representatives from farmers groups protesting against the Centre's new farm laws on Thursday held talks with the government to address their concerns.
03 Dec 2020Haryana
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.
19 Sep 2020Narendra Modi
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.
17 Sep 2020Narendra Modi
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.
27 Oct 2019Haryana
On Sunday, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manohar Lal Khattar took oath as Haryana's Chief Minister for a second straight time, along with JJP's Dushyant Singh Chautala, who was sworn-in as his deputy.
09 Jun 2019Punjab
Amid rift with Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been kept out of eight consultative groups of the state government formed to expedite implementation of schemes.
22 May 2019Narendra Modi
As the nation braces itself for Lok Sabha elections' counting on Thursday, May 23, BJP moved to display its strength.
25 Apr 2019Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will file his nomination from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Friday, April 26, but before that BJP has planned a mega show of strength.
30 Mar 2019Uddhav Thackeray
BJP President Amit Shah filed his nomination from Gandhinagar in Gujarat on Saturday after NDA showed its strength in a massive rally.
21 Nov 2018Punjab
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar today appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Punjab Police, which is probing the 2015 police firing incidents at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura in the state, following cases of sacrilege in Faridkot.
19 Oct 2018Punjab
A suspected pro-Khalistan group member, who was involved in a plot allegedly to kill former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal, was arrested in UP's Shamli district.
15 Sep 2018Punjab
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted permission to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to hold a rally at Faridkot tomorrow.
07 Jun 2018Lok Sabha
Bharatiya Janata Party's President Amit Shah is set to meet Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)'s patriarch Parkash Singh Badal and chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday.
06 Jun 2018Mumbai
Shiv Sena has shown its displeasure with ally BJP several times, but today, it chose a crucial moment.
25 Apr 2018Farooq Abdullah
The tale of Asaram, self-styled godman, reached a certain end today: he was convicted of raping a minor five years earlier.
09 Feb 2017Narendra Modi
On Wednesday, the Election Commission stated that it is legally okay for Captain Amarinder Singh to put a personal lock on the strong room, where electronic voting machines (EVMs) of Lambi constituency have been kept.