Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD): News

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.

18 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Presidential poll: Yashwant Sinha calls out 'horse-trading' as MLAs crossvote

Polling for the election of India's 15th president is currently underway at the Parliament and state assemblies.

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

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.

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."

26 Dec 2020


Evident government won't budge, prepared for long haul, say farmers

The farmers camping at the borders of Delhi have indicated they are prepared for a long haul while adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Friday was an attempt to "divide and mislead them."

25 Dec 2020


Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened

For nearly a month now, farmers and the Union government have been at loggerheads over three farm laws that were passed in the Parliament in September.

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".

08 Dec 2020


Bharat Bandh will be peaceful, say farmers; government ups security

Farmers who have been protesting against the Centre's agricultural reforms have called for a Bharat Bandh today, which will remain in place from 11 am to 3 pm.

06 Dec 2020


Will return sports award if farm laws stay: Vijender Singh

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 2020

West Bengal

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 Oct 2020

Karan Johar

Karan Johar's controversial party video gets clean chit from NCB

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has reportedly given a clean chit to Karan Johar's 2019 party video that has been mired in controversy ever since it was shared by the filmmaker in July last year.

02 Oct 2020

Karan Johar

NCB to re-examine Karan Johar's 2019 party video: Report

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will likely re-examine a party video filmed last year at filmmaker Karan Johar's residence, where drugs were allegedly consumed.

27 Sep 2020

Karan Johar

Karan Johar's 2019 party video not under probe: NCB official

A 2019 party video from filmmaker Karan Johar's house where drugs were allegedly consumed is not being probed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) at the moment, an official of the top agency has confirmed.

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.

26 Sep 2020

Karan Johar

"Don't consume or encourage drugs": Karan Johar rubbishes allegations

Filmmaker Karan Johar has once again rubbished reports that drugs were consumed at a party that he hosted at his home in July last year.

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


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

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

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.

20 Jan 2020


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.