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At odds with Punjab CM Amarinder, Sidhu to meet Congress panel today

This comes a day after the panel met with 25 MLAs at the party's 'war room' in New Delhi to iron out the differences between Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his former cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu ahead of next year's assembly polls.
Sidhu has been critical of Capt Amarinder after the Punjab and Haryana high court in April quashed a probe into the 2015 Kotkapura firing incident. (File photo)
Sidhu has been critical of Capt Amarinder after the Punjab and Haryana high court in April quashed a probe into the 2015 Kotkapura firing incident. (File photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2021 08:55 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

Capt Amarinder meets Amit Shah, appeals to Centre, farmers to find early solution

Punjab CM urges Union home minister to listen to farmers with an open mind and protect the MSP besides continuing with the APMC-based mandi system.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh addressing the media after meeting Union home minister Amit Shah at his residence in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh addressing the media after meeting Union home minister Amit Shah at his residence in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 02:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

CBI being exploited for politics, won’t allow it to enter Punjab without permission: Capt Amarinder

Says BJP welcome to contest all 117 seats to Punjab assembly but can’t win even one without alliance.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh says the CBI is being increasingly used to play politics, and a fair probe could not be ensured through it.(HT file photo)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh says the CBI is being increasingly used to play politics, and a fair probe could not be ensured through it.(HT file photo)
Published on Nov 21, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

‘Evil plan exposed’: Amarinder Singh on Pak minister’s Kartarpur remarks

Captain Amarinder also urged former Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to be more cautious in his dealings with the Imran Khan government and not allow his personal friendship with the Pakistan Prime Minister cloud his judgement .
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh at North Block in New Delhi in September 2019.(File photo: PTI)
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh at North Block in New Delhi in September 2019.(File photo: PTI)
Updated on Dec 01, 2019 03:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

Capt Amarinder continues the winning run, but falters in battle of prestige

The CM and other Congress leaders lost no time in claiming the poll outcome to be a victory of their government’s development policies and programmes.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh with Congress candidate Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal (R) during a road show ahead of bypoll elections in Phagwara, Punjab.(Photo by Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times)
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh with Congress candidate Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal (R) during a road show ahead of bypoll elections in Phagwara, Punjab.(Photo by Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 25, 2019 07:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navneet Sharma

Rahul Gandhi more than competent to lead party: Capt Amarinder

Before the 2017 polls, while I was aware that things were bad, I did not know the extent of the mess which the Akalis and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had left behind.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh spoke to the Hindustan Times about the future course for the Congress(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh spoke to the Hindustan Times about the future course for the Congress(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 12:31 AM IST
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Chandigarh | By Vinod Sharma

Centre bans pro-Khalistan group SFJ, Capt Amarinder hails move

The decision to ban the SFJ, which has been pushing for ‘Sikh Referendum 2020’ as part of its secessionist agenda, as an “unlawful association” was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet.
Gurpatwant Singh Pannun is the legal adviser of the US-based group.(HT Photo)
Gurpatwant Singh Pannun is the legal adviser of the US-based group.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2019 12:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha election: No Modi wave, Congress will make a clean sweep in Punjab, says Capt Amarinder

The mood in Punjab is completely different as compared to 2014, he said, asserting that the Congress in the state will achieve Mission13.
Congress candidate Preneet Kaur with her husband Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, son Raninder Singh and daughter Jai inder Kaur and grandson Nirvan Singh after submitting the nomination papers in Patiala on Friday.(HT Photo)
Congress candidate Preneet Kaur with her husband Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, son Raninder Singh and daughter Jai inder Kaur and grandson Nirvan Singh after submitting the nomination papers in Patiala on Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 10:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | By HT Correspondent

BJP trying to destroy India’s diversity: Capt Amarinder

The chief minister expressed anger at the remarks of BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya against a distinguished police officer late Hemant Karkare. “What Sadhvi said is totally unacceptable,” he said.
Sitting under a ‘peepal’ tree at Chuahr Majra village in Kharar, 20km from Chandigarh, Amarinder Singh took a wide range of questions received on Twitter and directly from people.(HT Photo)
Sitting under a ‘peepal’ tree at Chuahr Majra village in Kharar, 20km from Chandigarh, Amarinder Singh took a wide range of questions received on Twitter and directly from people.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2019 10:55 PM IST
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Canada’s move on Khalistani extremism a threat to global, Indian security: Capt Amarinder

Amarinder expressed shock at the ruling Canadian Liberal Party’s kneejerk decision, aimed at protecting its political interests in an election year, saying it could have serious consequences for Indo-Canadian relations in the long run.
Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 10:30 PM IST
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BJP’s ‘main bhi chowkidar’ campaign won’t fill stomachs or give jobs: Capt Amarinder

The ‘jumla’ party failed to deliver any promises all these years and was now resorting to more ‘jumlebaazi’ in a desperate bid to win votes, said the chief minister, adding that the people of India were fed -up with these hollow slogans and promises.
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 10:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | By HT Correspondent

2 years of Congress government: MP report card of Capt Amarinder Singh-led government in Punjab

From a self-proclaimed conscience-keeper of the government who changed his austerity stance to a populist one to a minister who is no stranger to controversies, Hindustan Times takes a look at the performance of six more ministers of the Capt Amarinder Singh-led government in Punjab.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT)
Published on Mar 16, 2019 10:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections: Defying poll code, PRTC buses plying with Capt Amarinder’s posters

Punjab chief electoral officer Karuna Raju has already issued directions to all heads of the departments and deputy commissioners to ensure the strict implementation of the model code of conduct.
Most of the PRTC buses plying to Mohali, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Sangrur and Bathinda from Patiala were still had these posters on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Most of the PRTC buses plying to Mohali, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Sangrur and Bathinda from Patiala were still had these posters on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 01:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Parteek Singh Mahal

Capt Amarinder for visa-free travel to Kartarpur

Their requirement would prevent thousands of devotees, particularly those from the rural belt of Punjab, from paying obeisance at the historic gurdwara associated with the life of the first Sikh Guru, Singh said.
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Updated on Mar 10, 2019 10:36 PM IST
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Screening panel meeting on March 10, Capt Amarinder ‘clears’ Jakhar from Gurdaspur

In an inauguration spree ahead of poll code, Amarinder was in Gurdaspur district on Friday to “rededicate” the long- pending Shahpur Kandi project to the people. Jakhar counts its revival as his biggest achievement as MP.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 10:13 PM IST
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Restore historic materials removed from Golden Temple in 1984: Capt Amarinder to Rajnath Singh

The CM said most of the historic original valuable materials of Sikhism were taken away by the security forces in June 1984, and no account of that had been given so far.
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 09:56 PM IST
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Punjabis in Israel seek Capt Amarinder’s help in building gurdwara

The delegation also raised the issue of illegal agents fleecing Punjabi youth seeking visas for travel to Israel.
Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 09:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Capt Amarinder meets Israeli President, seeks help in security, conservation

Referring to Punjab’s hostile neighbours, the CM also underlined the need to adopt Israeli knowledge and technologies in the area of homeland security.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin at his official residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday.(PTI)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin at his official residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 24, 2018 09:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Regional buzz: Of Capt Amarinder’s masterstrokes and war of supremacy among BJP’s Jat satraps

After Akali Dal MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa resigned from party posts on “health grounds”, now Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh too is citing health concerns, as demands for his resignation over the controversial pardon to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim grow louder.
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Vikramaditya Singh and Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT Photo)
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Vikramaditya Singh and Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 10:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondents

Don’t politicise 2015 sacrilege incidents, Capt Amarinder tells Kejriwal

Kejriwal alleged that the state government had “badly failed” in punishing the culprits of sacrilege incidents and police firing.
(HT File)
(HT File)
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 09:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Capt Amarinder a coward, not acting against firing accused: Bargari morcha

A large crowd converged here to mark the third anniversary of alleged police firings which led to death of two Sikh youths during protests against desecration cases.
SAD (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann and other Sikh radical leaders at an event to mark the third anniversary of Behbal Kalan firing, at Bargari in Faridkot on Sunday. AAP rebel Sukhpal Singh is also seen in the picture.(HT Photo)
SAD (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann and other Sikh radical leaders at an event to mark the third anniversary of Behbal Kalan firing, at Bargari in Faridkot on Sunday. AAP rebel Sukhpal Singh is also seen in the picture.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 09:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bargari (Faridkot) | By Prabhjit Singh and Gagandeep Jassowal

Capt Amarinder asks Centre to discuss Kartarpur corridor with Pakistan

Captain Amarinder Singh
Captain Amarinder Singh
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 10:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Capt Amarinder reluctant to deliver justice to Sikhs: Ex-jathedar

Convener of Panthic Talmel Sangathan said,“This is nothing but a tactic to rescue the police officials whose names cropped up as accused.”
Former Takht Damdama Sahib jathedar Giani Kewal Singh (left) with members of Sikh bodies staging a protest on Bhandari bridge in Amritsar on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Former Takht Damdama Sahib jathedar Giani Kewal Singh (left) with members of Sikh bodies staging a protest on Bhandari bridge in Amritsar on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2018 10:59 AM IST
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AAP has lost people’s support, Congress needs no ally in Punjab: Capt Amarinder

The CM underlined that he has not at any stage said he was open to an alliance between the two parties.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Updated on Jul 24, 2018 09:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

PM failed to address any major concern of farmers: Capt Amarinder

The chief minister said the rally turned out to be a “sorry spectacle” for the farmers, who braved the sweltering heat in the hope of concrete announcements.
Prime Minster Narendra Modi addressing the gathering during
Prime Minster Narendra Modi addressing the gathering during "Kisan Kalyan Rally"of SAD - BJP in Malout in Muktsar district on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 10:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

Capt Amarinder dismisses joint action offer of Sukhbir, Harsimrat as ‘political gimmick’

Deriding Sukhbir and Harsimrat, the CM dubbed it as a desperate attempt to take high moral ground on the issue of drugs, a problem, he said, was “perpetrated and perpetuated by Akalis”.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Updated on Jul 08, 2018 07:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

Oath with ‘gutka’: Akal Takht receives complaint against Capt Amarinder

Independent Students Federation with a complaint met Giani Gurbachan Singh, jathedar of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs.
ISF leaders submitting the complaint on Saturday.(HT Photo)
ISF leaders submitting the complaint on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2018 10:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh, Amritsar

Capt Amarinder announces compensation also for Jodhpur detainees who didn’t go to court

In all, 365 persons were arrested and detained at a Jodhpur jail after Operation Bluestar to flush out militants from the Golden Temple in 1984.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh handing over a cheque to one of the detainees lodged in the Jodhpur jail after Operation Bluestar in Chandigarh on Thursday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh handing over a cheque to one of the detainees lodged in the Jodhpur jail after Operation Bluestar in Chandigarh on Thursday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 07:45 PM IST
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Capt Amarinder seeks Modi’s intervention to settle Rs 31,000 crore cash credit limit gap

“The sum was on account of the non-adjustment of accounts for procurement done by the state agencies for the Food Corporation of India (FCI) from 2003-2004 onwards,” the CM said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 03:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Form national panel on farm debt waiver: Capt Amarinder to PM

Asking for the Swaminathan Committee report to be accepted in totality, Amarinder said the governing council should consider the issue of agricultural loan waiver on priority.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Niti Aayog meet on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Niti Aayog meet on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 09:55 AM IST
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