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Without naming anyone, Bikram Majithia asked the Speaker to take action against MLAs who left their parent parties to join others.(Twitter)

SAD, AAP seek action under anti-defection law against MLAs who switched sides

PTI, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 07:53 PM IST
The issue was raised by Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Bikram Singh Majithia during the zero hour on the second day of the Budget session of the state Assembly here.
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Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore.
Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore.

SAD meets Punjab Governor, alleges 'misuse' of govt machinery in civic polls

PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 03:54 PM IST
The delegation comprising senior party leaders Prem Singh Chandumajra, Maheshinder Singh Grewal and Daljit Singh Cheema also alleged the State Election Commission has "surrendered" to the state government in run-up to the civic polls and "failed" to perform its duty.
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Badal said that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has started a helpline number on which the people at the protest can report for their missing members.(ANI)
Badal said that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has started a helpline number on which the people at the protest can report for their missing members.(ANI)

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh failed to perform responsibility towards farmers: SAD

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 02:25 PM IST
"It is CM Amarinder Singh's responsibility to ensure that cases registered against innocent youth of Punjab are withdrawn. They've been imprisoned without any FIR," SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal said.
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"All three farm laws could be repealed in the current Budget Session and for next 18 months, the Centre can hold talks with the stakeholders," Badal said.(HT Photo)
"All three farm laws could be repealed in the current Budget Session and for next 18 months, the Centre can hold talks with the stakeholders," Badal said.(HT Photo)

‘Repeal of laws must to resolve impasse’: SAD president Sukbir Singh Badal

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2021 07:02 AM IST
SAD chief Badal asked the Centre to revoke three farm laws that have prompted widespread protests.
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Farmers protest during a tractor rally at the Inner Ring Road in New Delhi, India, on January 26, 2021. (Bloomberg)
Farmers protest during a tractor rally at the Inner Ring Road in New Delhi, India, on January 26, 2021. (Bloomberg)

Farm stir: Jan 26 violence a conspiracy, says SAD; demands international inquiry

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 11:11 AM IST
The protesting farmers earlier said that ‘anti-social’ elements had orchestrated the violence in Delhi in order to hijack their peaceful protests against the three farm laws- which were passed by Parliament in September.
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In January last year, Ashwani Sharma, a former legislator from Pathankot, was appointed president of state unit.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
In January last year, Ashwani Sharma, a former legislator from Pathankot, was appointed president of state unit.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Farm stir, leadership crisis in Punjab unit pose twin challenges for BJP

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:43 AM IST
A second functionary said the party’s expansion and consolidation in the state appear difficult in the absence of a “Sikh face” and leaders who have clout within the state’s scheduled caste population.
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A mobile phone of an accused, arrested for an incident of loot, revealed evidence of a gang rape of a teenager, who didn’t register the crime with the police fearing social stigma.(Getty Images/HT ARCHIVE)
A mobile phone of an accused, arrested for an incident of loot, revealed evidence of a gang rape of a teenager, who didn’t register the crime with the police fearing social stigma.(Getty Images/HT ARCHIVE)

News updates from Hindustan Times: MP police finds evidence of teenager’s gang rape on arrested robbers’ phone and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:59 PM IST
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Chandigarh’s new mayor Ravi Kant Sharma (centre) senior deputy mayor Maheshinder Singh Sidhu and deputy mayor Farmila after their election at the municipal corporation office on Friday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Chandigarh’s new mayor Ravi Kant Sharma (centre) senior deputy mayor Maheshinder Singh Sidhu and deputy mayor Farmila after their election at the municipal corporation office on Friday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

BJP’s Ravi Kant Sharma is new Chandigarh mayor

By Munieshwer A Sagar | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Of the 24 votes polled, Sharma got 17, while Devinder Singh Babla of the Congress could muster only five votes. Two votes were declared invalid.
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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal(HT photo)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal(HT photo)

SAD chief Sukhbir Badal slams Centre for ‘misusing’ Punjab Governor’s office

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Patiala
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:11 PM IST
On Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh too had taken a strong exception to the Governor summoning the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police instead of seeking a report directly from him, as home minister, on the law and order situation.
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Farmers protesting against new farm laws near Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) in New Delhi.(Sakib Ali /HT Photo)
Farmers protesting against new farm laws near Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) in New Delhi.(Sakib Ali /HT Photo)

Amid protests over farm laws, BJP seeks to build support base in rural Punjab

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:00 AM IST
A BJP leader said the failure in nurturing leadership in rural Punjab has prevented the party from stemming the ongoing agitation against the laws
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Farmers protest against the new farm laws at Rajasthan-Haryana border in Rewari on Saturday.(HT photo)
Farmers protest against the new farm laws at Rajasthan-Haryana border in Rewari on Saturday.(HT photo)

RLP joins protest, leaves NDA over new farm laws

By Jaykishan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 01:51 AM IST
In September, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had quit the NDA over the three farms laws. Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have been camping at Delhi’s borders since November 26, demanding a repeal of these laws.
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Farmers have decided to skip a meal today to honour the day and amplify their dissent against the new laws.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Farmers have decided to skip a meal today to honour the day and amplify their dissent against the new laws.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Kisan Diwas 2020: Congress, SAD extend support to protesting farmers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 10:33 AM IST
The birth anniversary of former Prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh marks National Farmers’ Day (Kisan Diwas). Kisan Diwas celebrates the contribution of the former prime minister to the agricultural reforms of India.
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Punjab’s deputy inspector general of police (prisons) Lakhminder Singh Jakhar has resigned in support of farmers protesting the three farm laws.(ANI Photo)
Punjab’s deputy inspector general of police (prisons) Lakhminder Singh Jakhar has resigned in support of farmers protesting the three farm laws.(ANI Photo)

‘Always listened to my conscience’: Senior Punjab cop resigns to support protesting farmers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Punjab’s deputy inspector general of police (prisons) Lakhminder Singh Jakhar said he had tendered his resignation to the state government on Saturday.
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SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said all the ‘ministers’ who ‘defamed’ the protesting farmers by calling them ‘Khalistanis’ and ‘anti-national’ must apologise to them publicly.(HT Photo)
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said all the ‘ministers’ who ‘defamed’ the protesting farmers by calling them ‘Khalistanis’ and ‘anti-national’ must apologise to them publicly.(HT Photo)

Ministers who called farmers Khalistani must apologise: Sukhbir Singh Badal

By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 07:34 PM IST
“Centre is trying to defame agitation by calling it that of Khalistanis and political parties.Ministers giving such statements must apologise publicly. We condemn Centre’s attitude and such statements,” said Sukhbir Singh Badal in Amritsar.
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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal.(HT filephoto)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal.(HT filephoto)

Centre trying to thrust black laws like it imposed demonetization, GST: Sukhbir Badal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Badal also hit out at the central government for allegedly trying to project the protesting farmers as “anti-national” and demanded that the Centre repeal the new farm laws.
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A farmer's mouth is covered with a tape which reads, "Walking on the footsteps of Gandhi, I am on hunger strike", as farmers protesting against new farm laws block a major highway at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border, India, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.(AP photo)
A farmer's mouth is covered with a tape which reads, "Walking on the footsteps of Gandhi, I am on hunger strike", as farmers protesting against new farm laws block a major highway at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border, India, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.(AP photo)

Stop playing games with farmers: SAD to Centre on farm laws

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 10:22 PM IST
The Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday asked the BJP-led Centre to “stop playing games” with innocent farmers and withdraw the three farm laws “immediately and unconditionally”.
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Protesters coming to Delhi to take part in the ongoing agitation are being given free fuel at a petrol pump at Delh-Amritsar national highway on Wednesday. (Photo: ANI)
Protesters coming to Delhi to take part in the ongoing agitation are being given free fuel at a petrol pump at Delh-Amritsar national highway on Wednesday. (Photo: ANI)

Farmers’ protest: Free fuel to protesters heading to Delhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 11:13 AM IST
A day after Bharat Bandh, the protest seems more on track as the late-night talk between the farmers’ union leaders and Amit Shah offered no way out of the ongoing impasse.
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The delegation discussed its stand on the farmers’ protest, decided to come together on Centre’s alleged interference into the rights of state governments and on the larger national issue as combative front.(PTI Photo)
The delegation discussed its stand on the farmers’ protest, decided to come together on Centre’s alleged interference into the rights of state governments and on the larger national issue as combative front.(PTI Photo)

SAD, Shiv Sena meet to discuss ties, farm stir

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 06:15 AM IST
The SAD delegation led by vice president and former MP Prem Singh Chandumajra called on chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at latter’s official bungalow in Mumbai.
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In a letter e-mailed to the President, Badal listed his reasons for feeling “hurt and betrayed” by the government’s attitude and actions against the farmers.(HT Archive)
In a letter e-mailed to the President, Badal listed his reasons for feeling “hurt and betrayed” by the government’s attitude and actions against the farmers.(HT Archive)

Parkash Singh Badal returns Padma Vibhushan to protest ‘betrayal of farmers’

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 02:26 PM IST
In a letter e-mailed to the President, veteran Akali leader Parkash Singh Badal listed his reasons for feeling “hurt and betrayed” by the government’s attitude and actions against the farmers
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File Photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Shiromani Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal in Bathinda (PTI Photo) (PTI27-09-2020_000052A)
File Photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Shiromani Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal in Bathinda (PTI Photo) (PTI27-09-2020_000052A)

Former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal returns Padma Vibhushan in protest against farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 02:51 PM IST
In September, Badal’s Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) announced split from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the farm laws.
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Farmers from Punjab raise slogans against central government during a protest over farm reform laws, at Singhu Delhi-Haryana Border, in New Delhi on November 29.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Farmers from Punjab raise slogans against central government during a protest over farm reform laws, at Singhu Delhi-Haryana Border, in New Delhi on November 29.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Sikh separatists, politicians in Canada, UK wade into farmers’ protest row

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya and Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, Toronto, Toronto/london
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 01:06 AM IST
Pro-Khalistan separatist groups in Canada have also joined the chorus of opposition to the farm laws against which the protests are being held.
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Jagir Kaur being felicitated after she was elected the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president in Amritsar on Friday. She replaces Gobind Singh Longowal, who remained the SGPC chief for three years.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Jagir Kaur being felicitated after she was elected the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president in Amritsar on Friday. She replaces Gobind Singh Longowal, who remained the SGPC chief for three years.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Bibi Jagir Kaur elected Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 04:29 PM IST
To head apex gurdwara body for third tenure after getting 122 of the 143 votes, defeating opposition candidate Mithu Singh Kahne Ke
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Badal earlier in a tweet condemned the Haryana government and the Centre for choosing to repress peaceful farmer movement and further said that today is “Punjab’s 26/11”.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
Badal earlier in a tweet condemned the Haryana government and the Centre for choosing to repress peaceful farmer movement and further said that today is “Punjab’s 26/11”.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Farmers don’t want to begin campaign under any political flag: SAD chief

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 05:42 PM IST
The SAD chief went on to target Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh by saying that he played the most bungling role on this issue and should have put pressure by going to the national capital and holding a meeting with the central government.
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The Railways on Saturday declined to resume goods trains in Punjab, saying it will either operate both freight and passenger trains or none(File Photo)
The Railways on Saturday declined to resume goods trains in Punjab, saying it will either operate both freight and passenger trains or none(File Photo)

Wrong to treat protesting farmers as ‘enemies’: SAD’s Sukhbir Singh Badal slams Centre

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 10:24 PM IST
The train services in Punjab are suspended since September 24, when farmers started their “rail roko” agitation against the central laws.
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Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh.(HT photo)
Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh.(HT photo)

Punjab passes bills to block Centre’s farm laws

By Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 01:28 AM IST
After a five-and-a-half-hour discussion, the bills were unanimously passed by all members of the ruling Congress, the opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) who were present in the House.
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The Punjab cabinet has authorised chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to introduce a Bill to counter the Centre’s farm laws amid the protests by farmers in the state.(HT Photo)
The Punjab cabinet has authorised chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to introduce a Bill to counter the Centre’s farm laws amid the protests by farmers in the state.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM to introduce Bill to counter Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday as special assembly session begins

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 01:19 PM IST
House adjourned for the day even as opposition AAP, Shiromani Akali Dal demand copies of Bills to be tabled in the session
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Farmers protesting on tractors along railway line during the ongoing 'Rail Roko' or 'Stop the Trains' protest against the new agriculture laws in Amritsar earlier this week.(HT Photo)
Farmers protesting on tractors along railway line during the ongoing 'Rail Roko' or 'Stop the Trains' protest against the new agriculture laws in Amritsar earlier this week.(HT Photo)

Minister urges opposition to let trains carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims pass during Navratri

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 08:39 AM IST
Farmers have blocked railway tracks in Punjab in protest against the farm laws recently passed by the Parliament.
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Security tightened near the houses of deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala and power minister Ranjit Chautala in Sirsa on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Security tightened near the houses of deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala and power minister Ranjit Chautala in Sirsa on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Security up outside Dushyant, Ranjit Chautala’s houses in Sirsa after farmers call for gherao

By Sunil Rahar | Hindustan Times, Rohtak
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 11:32 AM IST
Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav, Independent Meham MLA Balraj Kundu, BKU Haryana chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni will also take part in the protest against them for supporting the Centre’s farm laws
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Chugh has asked party to start the groundwork for Punjab assembly polls, slated for 2022.(Courtesy-@tarunchughbjp)
Chugh has asked party to start the groundwork for Punjab assembly polls, slated for 2022.(Courtesy-@tarunchughbjp)

BJP will contest all 117 seats in Punjab in 2022 polls: Chugh

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Chandighar
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 09:12 AM IST
Akali Dal snapped its 24-years old alliance with the BJP over the three farm laws passed by the Parliament.
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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal is detained by police from his Kisan March at Mullapur entry point in Chandigarh on Thursday.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal is detained by police from his Kisan March at Mullapur entry point in Chandigarh on Thursday.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)

SAD’s Sukhbir Singh Badal, Harsimrat Kaur briefly detained over farm laws protest

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Sukhbir Singh Badal was leading a ‘Kisan march’ from the Akal Takht in Amritsar, while Harsimrat Kaur Badal was leading another procession from Takht Damdama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda.
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