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Priority will be to restore lost glory of Punjab: Cabinet Minister Manpreet Badal
Priority will be to restore lost glory of Punjab: Cabinet Minister Manpreet Badal

Newly inducted Punjab Cabinet Minister Manpreet Singh Badal today said priority of the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government will be to restore the "lost glory" of the state.

Dy CM post eludes Navjot Singh Sidhu, sworn-in as cabinet minister in Amarinder govt
Dy CM post eludes Navjot Singh Sidhu, sworn-in as cabinet minister in Amarinder govt

“No point in creating multiple power centers in Punjab,” says Amarinder.

Amarinder Singh sworn-in as Punjab Chief Minister, PM Narendra Modi congratulates Captain
Amarinder Singh sworn-in as Punjab Chief Minister, PM Narendra Modi congratulates Captain

After steering the Congress to a stupendous victory, Captain Amarinder Singh was sworn in as the Punjab Chief Minister on Thursday.

Search operation near Pathankot airbase continues for second day

A massive search operation continued in and around the Pathankot airbase for the second day on Wednesday following intelligence inputs about suspected anti-national elements in the area, police said.

Amarinder's swearing-in as Punjab CM on Thursday; Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh to attend
Amarinder's swearing-in as Punjab CM on Thursday; Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh to attend

Top Congress leaders, including party Vice President Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, are expected to attend the swearing-in of Amarinder Singh as Punjab Chief Minister here on Thursday.

AAP's Phoolka to be Leader of Opposition in Punjab

Senior AAP leader HS Phoolka was on Wednesday elected the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab assembly.

Arvind Kejriwal has lost mental balance, should meditate: Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Arvind Kejriwal has lost mental balance, should meditate: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today advised Arvind Kejriwal to go for 'vipassana' instead of casting aspersions on the reliability of EVMs.

Pathankot airbase put on high alert over 'suspicious activities'
Pathankot airbase put on high alert over 'suspicious activities'

The Pathankot airbase was on Tuesday put on high alert following inputs about some "suspicious activities", a police official said.

No wasteful expenditure on swearing-in ceremony: Amarinder Singh
No wasteful expenditure on swearing-in ceremony: Amarinder Singh

Stating that Punjab was in financial doldrums, Chief Minister-designate Amarinder Singh today decided to go in for a simple swearing-in ceremony as an austerity measure.

Despite chill, no let-up on Holi revelry

Despite renewed chill in the weather due to rain in the past week and snowfall in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh, there was no let-up in the Holi festive spirit on Monday in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.

After Punjab victory, Amarinder seeks bigger role for regional leaders
After Punjab victory, Amarinder seeks bigger role for regional leaders

Amarinder Singh on Sunday called for a "bigger role" for regional leaders.

Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore dissolves state assembly

Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Sunday dissolved the Punjab assembly following a resolution passed by the outgoing state cabinet.

After Punjab victory, Amarinder Singh seeks bigger role for regional leaders

A day after he led the Congress to a sweeping victory in the Punjab assembly polls, state Congress president Amarinder Singh on Sunday called for a "bigger role" for regional leaders.

Two dozen AAP candidates lost deposit in Punjab

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 20 seats in the Punjab assembly, came second in 26 constituencies while over two dozen AAP candidates lost their security deposit.

Captain Amarinder Singh to take oath as Punjab CM on March 16
Captain Amarinder Singh to take oath as Punjab CM on March 16

Captain Amarinder Singh is all set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Punjab on March 16.

Won't indulge in 'vendetta politics': Captain Amarinder Singh
Won't indulge in 'vendetta politics': Captain Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder Singh, who is all set to take over as the Chief Minister after the Congress` splendid win in Punjab, today said that his government would not indulge in vendetta politics.

Election results major setback for AAP, needs to focus on Delhi: Experts

The AAP's loss in Punjab and Goa is a major setback for the young party's national ambitions and it will now have to start all over again from Delhi to stay relevant in future elections, experts say.

In Punjab political war, a Captain gets the better of a General

It was a battlefield of a different kind where a former Army Captain defeated a former Army General.

Congress storms back to power in Punjab, wins 77 out of 117 seats
Congress storms back to power in Punjab, wins 77 out of 117 seats

Almost after a decade, the Congress party on Saturday swept back to power in Punjab with veteran party leader Amarinder Singh all set to return as Chief Minister of the state. 

Ten Punjab Ministers lose assembly polls

At least 10 sitting Ministers in the outgoing Akali Dal-BJP Punjab government lost their seats in the assembly elections.

Punjab Election Results: Captain Amarinder Singh steals the show – Why Congress won and Akalis lost
Punjab Election Results: Captain Amarinder Singh steals the show – Why Congress won and Akalis lost

Congress-led by Captain Amarinder Singh has emerged as the big winner in Punjab Assembly Elections.

Punjab assembly polls results 2017: As it happened
Punjab assembly polls results 2017: As it happened

Congress was heading towards forming the government in Punjab. With his party receiving a drubbing, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said he would be submitting his resignation to the Governor on Sunday.

Parkash Singh Badal election result 2017: CM Parkash Badal wins from Lambi
Parkash Singh Badal election result 2017: CM Parkash Badal wins from Lambi

Prakash Singh Badal, will battle out for his seat as poll counting has begun to elect the MLA from Lambi in the 2017 Punjab elections. Here are the live updates:-

Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal wins from Jalalabad seat
Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal wins from Jalalabad seat

Counting of votes in Punjab Assembly Polls 2017 began on Saturday. Counting of Votes at Jalalabad constituency is underway where Sukhbir Singh Badal is contesting on SAD-BJP ticket. Here are the live updates:-

Lambi Assembly Elections 2017: CM Parkash Singh Badal wins
Lambi Assembly Elections 2017: CM Parkash Singh Badal wins

Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh is battling the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on his home turf as counting for selecting MLA of Lambi in the Punjab Assembly Polls 2017 began on Saturday. Here are the live updates:-

Patiala Assembly Poll result: Captain Amrinder Singh wins from Patiala urban
Patiala Assembly Poll result: Captain Amrinder Singh wins from Patiala urban

Punjab's oldest district Patiala participated with zeal in Punjab assembly elections 2017. The city of Jalandhar is divided into two constituencies namely Patiala and Patiala (Rural). 

Bathinda assembly election: Congress, AAP candidates emerge victorious
Bathinda assembly election: Congress, AAP candidates emerge victorious

Punjab's cotton producing belt Bathinda district participated with zeal in Punjab assembly elections 2017. The city of Bathinda is divided into two constituencies namely Bathinda Rural (SC) and Bathinda Urban.

Bikram Singh Majithia election result 2017 LIVE: Punjab to choose its new CM
Bikram Singh Majithia election result 2017 LIVE: Punjab to choose its new CM

The counting process for Punjab Assembly elections 2017 began on Saturday morning. The counting to elect Majitha MLA is underway. Here are all the LIVE updates:-