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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sukhbir Singh Badal criticised Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday. (Sameer Sehgal/ Hindustan Times)

Badal wants CM Amarinder resignation, accuses him of aiding BJP

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Badal said the Kisan Andolan could have been avoided if Singh acted against the farm ordinances when they were introduced.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (HT file)(HT_PRINT)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (HT file)(HT_PRINT)

Punjab farmers protest against Centre's direct benefit scheme

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 07:32 PM IST
"We have staged a strike supporting farmers who have been protesting for the last few months. If the Centre's direct benefit transfer scheme is implemented, it will destroy farmers," General Secretary of the Majdoor Union, Punjab said.
A health department worker testing pilgrims, headed to Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi festival, for Covid-19 at Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal /Hindustan Times)
A health department worker testing pilgrims, headed to Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi festival, for Covid-19 at Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal /Hindustan Times)

Punjab, Rajasthan join list of states facing vaccine shortage

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 03:59 PM IST
While Singh pointed out that the state's vaccine stock will only last for three days, Gehlot said the shortage of vaccines was a reality.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh(HT Photo)

Punjab govt approves proposal to set up 12 retail outlets of IOC on jail land

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 03:17 PM IST
  • Chairing the first meeting of the newly-constituted PPDB, Amarinder was informed by the officials that this project, besides giving employment to 400 released prisoners, would generate an expected revenue of 40 lakh per month.
BJP legislator Arun Narang reached Malout on Saturday along with local leaders to address a press conference. (HT File Photo)
BJP legislator Arun Narang reached Malout on Saturday along with local leaders to address a press conference. (HT File Photo)

BJP MLA thrashed by protesting farmers in Punjab

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 10:50 PM IST
  • Policemen escorting Arun Narang faced a tough time in protecting him from the protesters
Arvind Kejriwal said that the AAP will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with farmers protesting against the contentious new agriculture laws (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(PTI)
Arvind Kejriwal said that the AAP will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with farmers protesting against the contentious new agriculture laws (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(PTI)

Punjab CM didn’t fulfil poll promises: Arvind Kejriwal

By Vishal Joshi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 12:34 AM IST
  • The AAP leader also portrayed his party as an alternative to both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state that goes to polls next year.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal speaks during the foundation laying ceremony of sewage projects, at Kirari in Delhi, Sunday, March 14, 2021. (PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal speaks during the foundation laying ceremony of sewage projects, at Kirari in Delhi, Sunday, March 14, 2021. (PTI)

Punjab govt deceived people, failed to keep promises: Arvind Kejriwal

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 06:39 PM IST
Addressing a Kisan Maha Sammelan organised by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at Punjab's Moga, he told people that his party will always stand shoulder to shoulder with the farmers protesting against the Centre's three farm laws.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh also urged the Centre to leave its ego and withdraw the farm laws. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh also urged the Centre to leave its ego and withdraw the farm laws. (Keshav Singh/HT)

Punjab CM threatens to move SC over farm laws

PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 02:18 AM IST
  • What is the use of making it a prestige issue? How many more farmers do you want to kill? The Constitution has been amended more than 100 times in the past, so why can it not be done again?” Amarinder Singh said.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT file)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT file)

Khalistanis, Pakistanis other terrorists will not disturb Punjab's peace: CM

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 07:13 PM IST
According to Punjab CMO, "Taking serious note of perceptible increase in drone movement from across the border, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh declared that "as long as I' am here, no Khalistani or Pakistani or any other terrorist activity will be allowed to disturb the peace of the state."
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh takes his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, at Civil Hospital in Mohali on Friday. (ANI)
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh takes his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, at Civil Hospital in Mohali on Friday. (ANI)

Punjab CM trashes allegation of rejecting Covaxin, calls it 'BJP's propaganda'

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:59 PM IST
The CM was responding to a question during an informal media interaction after taking the first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine at Civil Hospital in Mohali.
The image shows Farooq Abdullah dancing with Captain Amarinder Singh.(Twitter/@NasirKhuehami)
The image shows Farooq Abdullah dancing with Captain Amarinder Singh.(Twitter/@NasirKhuehami)

Farooq Abdullah shakes a leg with Capt Amarinder Singh at wedding

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:49 PM IST
The clip starts with Abdullah dancing to the song Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche from the Shammi Kapoor-starrer Brahmachari.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh chairing an All Party Meeting on the issue of Central Farmer Legislations and the way forward, at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh chairing an All Party Meeting on the issue of Central Farmer Legislations and the way forward, at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Amarinder Singh announces 50 lakh ex-gratia for kin of Punjab solider

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:35 PM IST
The Junior Commissioned officer is survived by his father, wife and two sons aged 11 and 13 years.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh(ANI)
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh(ANI)

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces mini bus permit policy

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 07:56 PM IST
The chief minister directed the Transport Department to create a user-friendly online facility within the next three months for receipt and processing of applications of all bus permits to make the system more transparent and eliminate corruption, according to a government statement.
Congress leader and Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal (white turban) celebrates in Bathinda (twitter.com/MSBADAL)
Congress leader and Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal (white turban) celebrates in Bathinda (twitter.com/MSBADAL)

Amid farm stir, Congress wins key local body polls in Punjab

PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 02:35 AM IST
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh termed the results as a validation of his government’s policies and the rejection of anti-people and anti-farmer parties.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT file)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT file)

AAP demands resignation of Punjab CM over 'violence' during civic polls

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 09:55 PM IST
"The polling day on February 14 was a black day for democracy in Punjab," AAP legislator Aman Arora said.
At least nine bodies have been recovered from the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) site in the Tapovan area.(Reuters)
At least nine bodies have been recovered from the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) site in the Tapovan area.(Reuters)

Political leaders express solidarity with people affected in Uttarakhand floods

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Taking to Twitter, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the government is ready to provide all possible help to the people of Uttarakhand in this difficult time.
Mann also hinted that the Punjab chief minister has been silent over the newly passed farm laws and the subsequent protests.(Anil Dayal/HT Photos)
Mann also hinted that the Punjab chief minister has been silent over the newly passed farm laws and the subsequent protests.(Anil Dayal/HT Photos)

‘Join them in their camps’: AAP’s Bhagwant Mann lashes out at Punjab CM

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 04:55 PM IST
  • Mann, the AAP's Lok Sabha leader, said that the chief minister is obligated to join the farmers at Delhi’s borders and should set up a helpdesk for them.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh talking to media in New Delhi.(ANI)
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh talking to media in New Delhi.(ANI)

Punjab CM announces helpline number for people missing after R-Day tractor rally

ANI |
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 11:02 PM IST
  • "Our hearts are with those fighting for their rights at the Delhi borders," said the Chief Minister, appealing to the people of Punjab to immediately dial 112 to report any case of a person missing during the tractor rally.
Captain Amarinder Singh(HT_PRINT)
Captain Amarinder Singh(HT_PRINT)

'Budget's focus on poll-bound states': Amarinder Singh slams Centre

Written by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 08:32 PM IST
Claiming that the Budget was “reflective of the BJP-led central government's total apathy towards the common man, the middle class and farmers”, the Punjab CM said that it was part of Centre’s efforts to sideline non-BJP ruled states.
“All political parties will put aside their differences to find a solution. This is the time to come together to save our state and our people,” CM Singh stressed.(HT Photo)
“All political parties will put aside their differences to find a solution. This is the time to come together to save our state and our people,” CM Singh stressed.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM calls all-party meet tomorrow over farmers’ stir

PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 03:12 AM IST
The meeting will be held in Chandigarh wherein the parties will discuss the situation in the wake of the Republic Day violence, the Singhu border attack on protesters and the vilification campaign against farmers.
Not asking for the moon: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said the farmers were fighting for their right and had the support of his government
Not asking for the moon: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said the farmers were fighting for their right and had the support of his government

‘Not asking for the moon’: Amarinder Singh nudges Centre to repeal 3 farm laws

By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 10:59 PM IST
  • Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh argues that the only way to end the impasse over the three farm laws is dialogue.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh talking to media in New Delhi.(ANI)
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh talking to media in New Delhi.(ANI)

'Violence by some elements unacceptable', says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:34 PM IST
Thousands of protesting farmers clashed with police in several areas of Delhi and stormed the historic Red Fort after breaking through barricades at different border points of the national capital on Tuesday.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh talks to the media.(ANI)
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh talks to the media.(ANI)

Maintain peace during tractor rally, appeals Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:01 PM IST
The sight of farmers' tractors on Delhi roads tomorrow will underline the fact that the ethos of the Indian Constitution and the essence of our Republic is inalienable and uncompromisable, he said.
Since the beginning of farmers' 'Dilli Chalo' protests, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh have engaged in a bitter war of words.
Since the beginning of farmers' 'Dilli Chalo' protests, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh have engaged in a bitter war of words.

Farmers protest: AAP ups ante, quotes RTI document to slam Amarinder Singh

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 03:56 PM IST
The party on Sunday produced RTI documents claiming Punjab CM Amarinder Singh was part of a high-powered committee of chief ministers for 'Transformation of Indian Agriculture'.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh(ANI)
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh(ANI)

Punjab CM announces govt jobs to kin of farmers who died during protest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:26 PM IST
The 11th round of talks scheduled between farmers' union and government on Friday resulted in a stalemate.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh thanked the PM Modi for making the vaccine available on priority to the Health Care Workers.(ANI)
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh thanked the PM Modi for making the vaccine available on priority to the Health Care Workers.(ANI)

Punjab CM writes to PM Modi to provide free vaccine to poor of state

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:23 PM IST
Punjab will kickstart the process of vaccination of 1.74 lakh health workers with 40,000 to be covered every day over the next five days in the first phase.
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