Sukhbir Singh Badal: News
Sukhbir Singh Badal is a senior leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), and former Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab. He is the son of former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and is married to SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal. He entered electoral politics in the 1990s, winning from the Faridkot constituency in the 1996 Lok Sabha elections. He was re-elected from Faridkot in the 1998 General Elections and served as the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Industry (1998-99) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Between 2004 and 2009, Badal served his third term as a Lok Sabha MP and took over as the president of SAD in 2008. In 2009, he became the Deputy CM of Punjab in the SAD-BJP government. He won a by-election from the Jalalabad constituency and was re-elected in the 2012 and 2017 Assembly elections. During the Akali government from 2012 to 2017, he served as the Minister for Home, Housing, Sports & Youth Affairs, Governance Reforms, Excise and Taxation, Investment Promotion, and Civil Aviation. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Badal got elected from Firozepur, becoming a four-term MP.
11 Jun 2023Celebrity
Renowned veteran actor-filmmaker Mangal Dhillon passed away on Sunday after a battle with cancer.
28 Sep 2021Narendra Modi
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 2021Delhi
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.
15 Jun 2021Punjab
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 2021Punjab
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.
12 Apr 2021Delhi Police
In an apparent reference to an accusation by gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana that his cousin was beaten up by the Delhi Police, Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday said it was shameful that they were allowed to "torture" Punjabis in the state's domain.
22 Feb 2021Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)
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."
17 Dec 2020Haryana
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".
17 Dec 2020Haryana
A Sikh preacher from Haryana identified as Baba Ram Singh shot himself near the Singhu border, the epicenter of farmers' agitation, on Wednesday, allegedly because he was hurt by the treatment meted out to the protesters.
27 Sep 2020Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)
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.
17 Sep 2020Narendra Modi
Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet on Thursday.
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.
03 Nov 2018Indira Gandhi
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 2018Punjab
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.
02 Sep 2018Punjab
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 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.
01 May 2018India
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.
31 Mar 2018Punjab
Income Tax (I-T) department seized two bank accounts of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu after he lost an appeal related to his tax assessment.
21 Dec 2017Pakistan News
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.
26 Mar 2017Punjab
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.