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Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal (File Photo/HT)

Congress MLA accuses Punjab FM Manpreet Badal of 'distributing funds to Akalis'

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PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 10:56 PM IST
Legislator Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has requested former Congress president Rahul Gandhi to take action agaisnt Manpreet Singh Badal.
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh tabled the Bills soon after the Vidhan Sabha assembled for the second day of the special session convened to counter the Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh tabled the Bills soon after the Vidhan Sabha assembled for the second day of the special session convened to counter the Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM presents draft resolution rejecting farm laws, urges Centre to make MSP statutory

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 11:58 AM IST
As soon as the House assembled on the second day of the special assembly session, the chief minister introduced the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment Bill, 2020; the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020.
Farmers across the country are protesting against three new farm bills which they say are against the interest of farmers.(AP)
Farmers across the country are protesting against three new farm bills which they say are against the interest of farmers.(AP)

‘Will challenge farm bills in Supreme Court’: Punjab finance minister

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Badal said the three bills make no mention of minimum support price (MSP) and if the BJP government was sincere about the interests of farmers, it could have added provisions about the MSP in these bills.
People in the Punjab hospitality sector will switch off lights on Tuesday from 8pm to 8.30pm.(HT Photo)
People in the Punjab hospitality sector will switch off lights on Tuesday from 8pm to 8.30pm.(HT Photo)

No Covid relief, hospitality sector in Punjab to observe black evening today

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi, Bathinda
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Industry wants exemption on annual license renewal fees from April to September and permission to clear electricity bills and property tax in instalments
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s assembly constituency of Bathinda saw a sharp fall of 48 points this time as compared to last year. The city was at 31st position in 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s assembly constituency of Bathinda saw a sharp fall of 48 points this time as compared to last year. The city was at 31st position in 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Bathinda cleanest city in state for 3rd year in a row; slips nationally

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 10:52 PM IST
According to Swachh Survekshan-2020, Bathinda is 79th, while Ferozepur is 96th in the category of cities with a population between 1 lakh and 10 lakh
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, who is without a mask, being greeted by deputy commissioner B Srinivasan and Bathinda range inspector general of police Jaskaran Singh, while SSP Bhupinder Jit Virk (standing behind in green mask) looks on during the Independence Day function on Saturday. SSP Virk tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.(HT file photo)
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, who is without a mask, being greeted by deputy commissioner B Srinivasan and Bathinda range inspector general of police Jaskaran Singh, while SSP Bhupinder Jit Virk (standing behind in green mask) looks on during the Independence Day function on Saturday. SSP Virk tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.(HT file photo)

Bathinda SSP tests positive for Covid-19, finance minister Manpreet Badal in quarantine after attending I-Day function

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 03:45 PM IST
Badal, who was the chief guest at the event in Bathinda, was spotted without a mask at the function; DC also in home quarantine
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Karan Avtar Singh

Punjab chief secy Karan Avtar relieved of financial commissioner taxation charge

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Amarinder’s move, which came after a flurry of activity in the state top brass to find a way out of the crisis, is seen as an attempt to mollify the ministers
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal(HT photo)
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal(HT photo)

At 15-minute Punjab Cabinet meet, ministers want chief secretary to be sacked

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 07:47 PM IST
Karan Avtar Singh had taken on the ministers at a pre-cabinet meeting on the excise policy on Saturday, insisting that the changes recommended by the ministers to the policy could not be taken on board.

Punjab has a turbulent history... we know how to handle this crisis: Manpreet Singh Badal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 02:45 AM IST
Manpreet Singh Badal said Punjab has had a culture of langars [community kitchens] and feeding people. So that is not a problem. Most of the migrant labour is also seasonal and come for the paddy transplant season.
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DISCUSSION ON BUDGET ESTIMATESPunjab fiscal position now on a par with Haryana: Manpreet

Hindustan Times, Punjab | By Ravinder Vasudeva
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2020 10:50 PM IST
The finance minister reiterated that the previous SAD-BJP government’s move to pay 31,000 crore to the Centre for the cash credit limit settlement claims was a ‘body blow’ to the economy of Punjab.
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CABINET MEETING: Govt scraps service extension policy for employees

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2020 10:15 PM IST
Move in line with budget announcement of reverting to earlier retirement age of 58 from 60
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No extension to Chandigarh admn staffers after age of 58

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2020 12:32 AM IST
Chandigarh follows service rules of Punjab, where retirement age was slashed from 60 to 58; as of now, UT employees can get 2 extensions of year each on retiring
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If Sidhu joins AAP, I will be first to welcome him: Mann

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Addressing a press conference in Chandigarh, Mann said he made an offer to the former minister to join the party, but there had been no talks with Sidhu in this regard.
(Keshav Singh/HT)
(Keshav Singh/HT)

TiECON 2020: She can’t express emotions, but Sophia has a game plan

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Madhusheel Arora, Mohali
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 12:38 AM IST
An interesting conversation with a humanoid from Hong Kong, Sophia, at the Indian School of Business, Mohali, reveals a lot about the future of the human-robot relationship

‘Today, environment protection is $12 trillion business opportunity’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 12:20 AM IST
IT growth coupled with a terrific pool of young talent can help Mohali become the next Silicon Valley of India, said entrepreneurs at the startup and entrepreneurial event,TiECON 2020, held at Indian School of Business
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Punjab budget: Chandigarh airport to get air cargo facility

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON FEB 29, 2020 01:18 AM IST
While presenting the 2020-21 budget, Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal said the air cargo facility will give a fillip to the industry and provide exporters better access to international and domestic markets

In Punjab budget, Amarinder Singh govt reduces retirement age to 58 years

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 01:06 PM IST
BUDGET 2020-21 Manpreet Badal announces that Punjab will provide free education in government schools to all students up to Class 12; earmarks Rs 2,000 crore for farm loan waiver, including Rs 520 crore for waiving loans of landless and farm workers
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Sharma is new chief of Punjab Seed Corporation

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2020 12:19 AM IST
Former MLA and senior Congress leader Jugal Kishore Sharma was inducted in the presence of Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Rana KP Singh, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, several MLAs and other senior leaders of the party
(Sitting, from left) Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Rana KP Singh, PSCB chairman Rana Virender Singh, Punjab health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and jail minister Sukhjinder Randhawa at Punjab Cooperative State Bank in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
(Sitting, from left) Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Rana KP Singh, PSCB chairman Rana Virender Singh, Punjab health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and jail minister Sukhjinder Randhawa at Punjab Cooperative State Bank in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

Rana Virender Singh assumes charge as Punjab State Cooperative Bank chairman

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh:
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2020 12:39 AM IST
The newly appointed chairman said he will undertake initiatives for the welfare of farmers
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal.(HT file)
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal.(HT file)

Punjab government not short of money, salary of employees withheld as punishment, says Manpreet Singh Badal

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 12:55 PM IST
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal comments came in the wake of protests by employees of technical education and industrial training, irrigation, industry and education departments against unpaid salaries for the month of November.

Military Carnival kicks off in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh:
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2019 01:44 AM IST
Finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal inaugurated the event. He said that the aim is to foster a feeling of patriotism among youngsters while offering insight into the rich ethos and legacy of the Indian Army. He also lauded the efforts of the defence authorities for attempting to inculcate a sense of nation-building in the youth
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To keep going, Punjab local bodies dept to sell off ‘unattended’ assets

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:18 AM IST
Directs all 28 improvement trusts to create an annual calendar for sale of such properties; also asks MCs, other civic bodies to prepare an invento
Finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal (2nd from right) and minister of industries and commerce Sunder Sham Arora (centre) during an interaction in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal (2nd from right) and minister of industries and commerce Sunder Sham Arora (centre) during an interaction in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Over 50K crore invested in state during Cong govt’s tenure: Manpreet

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 10:42 PM IST
Says Punjab is open to investments in sector of food and food processing, pharma, textiles, farm machinery and IT and information technology-enabled services
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Govt to demand second Sainik School in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Kapurthala
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 10:13 PM IST
Finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal said chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has a military background and is keen to put efforts to motivate more youngsters to study here and serve the Indian army
Members of the Zameen Prapti Sangharsh Committee protesting against the Punjab government near Khanda Chownk in Patiala on Monday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)
Members of the Zameen Prapti Sangharsh Committee protesting against the Punjab government near Khanda Chownk in Patiala on Monday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)

Common panchayat land row: Dalit committee holds protest in Patiala

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Amrita Warring, wife of Congress candidate from Bathinda seat Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, addressing a public meeting at a village in Lambi assembly segment on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Amrita Warring, wife of Congress candidate from Bathinda seat Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, addressing a public meeting at a village in Lambi assembly segment on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election: Congress leaders storm Badal’s Lambi citadel to conquer Bathinda fort

Hindustan Times, Lambi (Muktsar) | By Sarbmeet Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 11:56 AM IST
While Warring kicked off his campaign by staying a night at Badal village, other Congress leaders are now visiting Lambi to mount an offensive against the Badals in the run-up to the elections.
Amrinder Singh Raja Warring(HT File)
Amrinder Singh Raja Warring(HT File)

Lok Sabha election: Warring kicks off poll campaign from Badal village, meets Manpreet

Hindustan Times, Muktsar | By Sarbmeet Singh
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 10:42 PM IST
Notably, the Badals’ stronghold Lambi had given Akali Dal candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal a lead of 35,000 votes in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, and she could defeat Manpreet Badal of the congress by a narrow margin 19,000 votes.
Sukhpal Singh Khaira(HT File)
Sukhpal Singh Khaira(HT File)

Lok Sabha election: Sukhpal Singh Khaira focuses on Lambi villages to turn tide in his favour

Hindustan Times, Lambi (Muktsar) | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 09:41 PM IST
Lambi assembly segment was the deciding factor in 2014 LS polls, when SAD candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal secured a lead of 35,000 votes and managed to win Bathinda seat by a narrow margin 19,000 against Manpreet Singh Badal of the Congress.
Bikram Singh Majithia(HT File)
Bikram Singh Majithia(HT File)

Lok Sabha election: Sukhbir or Harsimrat? Majithia asks Ferozepur people

Hindustan Times, Ferozepur | By Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 11:31 PM IST
Majithia’s sister and Union minister Harsimrat is the sitting MP from Bathinda. She had defeated Congress candidate Manpreet Singh Badal from there in the 2014 elections.
Bikram Singh Majithia(HT File)
Bikram Singh Majithia(HT File)

Lok Sabha election: Majithia bats for sister Harsimrat’s candidature from Bathinda

Hindustan Times, Mansa | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 10:38 PM IST
Harsimrat, the sitting MP from Bathinda, had defeated Congress candidate Manpreet Singh Badal from there in the 2014 elections.
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