Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD): News

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.

2024 polls: BJP to contest all 13 seats in Punjab 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to contest independently from all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab.

Chandigarh mayor resigns before SC hearing; 3 AAP councilors quit

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Manoj Sonkar resigned from the post of Chandigarh mayor on Sunday, citing "moral grounds."

20 Jun 2023

Punjab Government

Amid PTC head's challenge, Punjab Assembly approves 'free' Gurbani telecast

Claiming to make Gurbani "free for all," the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed the Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2023, thus ensuring the free broadcast of Gurbani from the Golden Temple.

25 Apr 2023


SAD patriarch Parkash Singh Badal (95) passes away 

Parkash Singh Badal, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch and former Chief Minister of Punjab, passed away at Fortis Hospital in Mohali on Tuesday. He was 95.

26 Mar 2023

Punjab Police

Akal Takht leader questions Punjab Police, asks Amritpal to surrender  

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has questioned the Punjab Police for charging arrested youngsters under stringent laws amid a crackdown on fugitive pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh and his aides.

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

Bhagwant Mann

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.

16 Sep 2022

Amarinder Singh

Punjab ex-CM Capt. Amarinder Singh to join BJP on Monday

Former Chief Minister and Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) chief Capt. Amarinder Singh will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday, said PLC spokesperson Pritpal Baliawal.

19 Aug 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Trouble for AAP MLA after second wife alleges cheating, assault

Punjab AAP MLA from Sanaur, Harmeet Singh Pathanmajra has landed in the soup after his second wife lodged a police complaint accusing him of cheating by hiding his first marriage, and later assaulting and threatening her.

26 Jun 2022


Bypolls: BJP fights in SP stronghold, AAP struggles in Punjab

Counting of votes for the bypolls of three Lok Sabha and seven Assembly seats in five states and Delhi is underway.

06 Jun 2022

Bhagwant Mann

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.

20 Oct 2021


Amarinder to launch party. Will he team up with BJP?

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has declared that he will float a new political party, months ahead of next year's state Assembly elections.

28 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

SAD chief urges PM to invite farmers for talks

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invite protesting farmers for talks and also demanded a special session of Parliament to revoke the three "black" agri laws.

17 Sep 2021


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.

17 Sep 2021


Delhi: Traffic diversions placed in view of farmers' protest march

In view of a protest march organized by members of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) against the Centre's farm laws, the Delhi Traffic Police on Friday alerted commuters about the closure of specific roads and suggested diversions to avoid any inconvenience.

13 Sep 2021

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Punjab: Pension scheme question in Class V paper sparks row

An advertisement and questions related to the social security pension scheme of the Punjab government found mention in a Class V question paper, drawing sharp reactions from a teachers' body and the opposition SAD and AAP.

07 Aug 2021


Youth Akali leader shot dead in Punjab, 20 rounds fired

A leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal's (SAD) youth wing was shot dead in Mohali district of Punjab this morning, in a chilling crime caught on camera.

22 Jul 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, other MPs protest at Parliament against farm laws

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other Members of Parliament from the party today protested against the new agricultural laws at the Parliament House.

Congress, Akali Dal to skip PM's all-party meet on COVID-19

The Congress party and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have said they will not attend the central government's all-party meeting on its COVID-19 management this evening.

28 Jun 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: SAD leader involves Centre in Sikh women's 'forced conversion'

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Monday spoke to Union Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the alleged forced religious conversion and marriage of Sikh women in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

15 Jun 2021


SAD protest outside Punjab CM's house; Sukhbir Singh Badal detained

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal was detained during a protest outside Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's farmhouse in Siswan on Tuesday.

12 Jun 2021


Shiromani Akali Dal, BSP form alliance for 2022 Punjab elections

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has announced a political alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ahead of the Punjab Legislative Assembly elections next year.

22 Feb 2021

Sukhbir Singh Badal

Why can't Sikh pilgrims visit Nankana Sahib? Badal asks Centre

Shiromani Akali Dal Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal is not happy with the Centre's decision to refuse permission to a group of pilgrims to visit Nankana Sahib in Pakistan. He has demanded an explanation from the Centre calling it "akin to an attack on the community."

18 Dec 2020

Karan Johar

Karan Johar submits documents to NCB for 2019 party video

Filmmaker Karan Johar today submitted some documents related to his controversial 2019 party video to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

17 Dec 2020


Amarinder, Khattar condole death of Sikh preacher near Singhu border

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday termed the death of Sikh preacher Baba Ram Singh, who was supporting the farmers' protest and allegedly died by suicide near the Singhu Border, "an irreparable loss".

03 Dec 2020

Farmers Protest

Government admits farm laws' drawbacks, say protesting farmers after meeting

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 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.

27 Sep 2020

Sukhbir Singh Badal

Akalis leave NDA; Sukhbir urges parties to unite against Centre

Sukhbir Singh Badal, the President of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), wants all political parties and farmer organizations to protest against the BJP-led Centre and force it to roll back three controversial farm Bills, that have triggered agitation.

19 Sep 2020

Lok Sabha

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


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.

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

Karan Johar

Politician files complaint against Karan Johar, others over "drug party"

Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa has filed a complaint against filmmaker Karan Johar and several other Bollywood celebrities over an old party video.

17 Sep 2020


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.

20 Jan 2020

Delhi Elections

Akalis to not contest Delhi polls after differences with BJP

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday announced its withdrawal from the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

30 Aug 2019

Karan Johar

Vicky Kaushal speaks on drug controversy in KJo's party

Days after Karan Johar slammed allegations of hosting a drug party, Vicky Kaushal, who was also targeted in the milieu, has opened up on the accusations.

31 Jul 2019

Karan Johar

MLA alleges Bollywood celebrities took drugs at KJo's party

Karan Johar's recent starry bash, which was attended by Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Vicky Kaushal etc., became a heated topic of debate for politicians.

17 Jun 2019

Delhi Police

Delhi Police thrashes tempo driver, minor son; 3 cops suspended

A violent clash broke out between Delhi Police officers and Gramin Seva driver in Mukherjee Nagar area on Sunday.

18 Feb 2019

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Pulwama attack: Sidhu, Akali leader exchange barbs during budget session

The Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today sought dismissal of Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for his "utterances" in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack even as Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia and the cricketer-turned-politician exchanged barbs in the House.

12 Dec 2018

Amarinder Singh

Former Army Chief JJ Singh resigns from Akali Dal

Former Army Chief Gen JJ Singh today resigned from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) citing personal reasons.

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.

21 Oct 2018


Sidhu refuses to react to SAD's demand of his ouster

Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu Sunday refused to react to the SAD's demands for his dismissal and lodging of an FIR against his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu over the Amritsar train incident on Dussehra.

Helmets might become optional for Sikh women in Chandigarh

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) advised the Chandigarh administration to make helmets optional for all Sikh women riding two-wheelers or sitting pillion, a practice followed in New Delhi.

15 Sep 2018


Punjab HC allows SAD to hold 'Pol Khol' rally tomorrow

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted permission to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to hold a rally at Faridkot tomorrow.

02 Sep 2018


Punjab: SAD holds statewide protests against Congress, burns RaGa's effigy

The opposition SAD in Punjab held protests on Saturday in all 117 Assembly constituencies of the state against the Congress government's alleged conspiracy to weaken Sikh institutions.

07 Jun 2018

Lok Sabha

Punjab: Seat-swapping on agenda of Amit Shah and Badals meet

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.

31 May 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Punjab: Congress wins Shahkot seat with 38,801 margin votes

Punjab's ruling Congress candidate Hardev Singh Ladi today won Shahkot Assembly by-poll, defeating his nearest rival, Shiromani Akali Dal nominee Naib Singh Kohar, by a margin of 38,801 votes.

01 May 2018


SAD to hold meet over deleted chapters on Sikh Gurus

Shiromani Akali Dal decided to hold a meeting of its core committee on Thursday to formulate an action plan to "force" the Congress government in Punjab to re-insert 23 "deleted" chapters related to the era of Sikh Gurus in Class-12 History books of the Punjab School Education Board.

21 Dec 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistani govt. to probe reports of forced conversion of Sikhs

An inquiry committee has been set up by the Pakistani government to investigate reports of Sikhs being forcibly converted to Islam in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province.

30 Sep 2017


Akali Dal minister booked for rape ahead of Gurdaspur polls

Ahead of the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha election, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sucha Singh Langah has been booked for raping and defrauding a woman constable for eight years. Langah is to surrender before a court today.

26 Mar 2017


"New" Punjab Assembly: Capt. Amarinder Singh and MLAs take oath

Newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and MLAs took oath on the first day of their maiden session of the 15th Punjab Assembly.