Congress attacks Akalis over calendar commemorating Indira killers

Congress Wednesday attacked the Akali Dal-BJP government in Punjab and the SGPC in Parliament for marking the death anniversaries of the killers of Indira Gandhi and former Army chief Gen AS Vaidya in the Nanakshahi calendar, with SAD saying it had nothing to do with this.

SAD to hold dharnas at border on drug menace

BJP ally SAD on Sunday announced that it will organise protests on the international border on January 5 to "pressurise the BSF" to stop entry of drugs from "Pakistan side," even as the state Congress alleged that the Akalis were trying to shift the blame to the Centre.

Navjot Sidhu clarifies his remarks against SAD

A day after the Shiromani Akali Dal asked BJP to "tame" its leader Navjot Singh Sidhu over his "outburst" against the ruling coalition partner, the former MP on Tuesday said his remarks were not directed at the Akalis but those who loot and plunder Punjab.

Congress says Punjab bypoll result beginning of end for Akalis; AAP disappointed

Congress on Monday said the bypoll result in Punjab is the beginning of end for the Akalis while AAP remained disappointed as in the bypolls to Patiala and Talwandi Sabo Assembly seats the party received a severe drubbing.

Punjab Congress slams Akalis over HSGPC row

Punjab Congress on Saturday slammed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for resorting to "morcha (protest) politics" on the issue of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Act.

Haryana SGPC row: Akalis term it assault on Khalsa Panth

Terming it a "sinister move of the Congress government in Haryana to dilute, divide and break up the supreme, sacred and historic" SGPC, Punjab`s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Tuesday said the move to set up a parallel body was a "direct assault on the Khalsa Panth (Sikh religion), its history, traditions and spiritual values".

Amarinder seeks contingency plan for agriculture

Expressing concern over the drought-like situation prevailing in Punjab in view of "poor" monsoon, Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the state government to draw up a contingency plan to save agriculture.

Akalis, BJP equally responsible for Operation Bluestar: Amarinder

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the Akalis and BJP were as much responsible for the Operation Bluestar as the Congress which was then in power both at the Centre and in the state.

Cong seeks Prez rule in Punjab

Punjab unit of Congress on Wednesday demanded imposition of President`s Rule in the state alleging existence of a nexus between Akalis, anti-social elements and police in the wake of allegations levelled by a drug lord about a state Minister`s involvement in drug racket.

Congress MLAs face litmus test in Punjab Assembly

It will be a litmus test for disintegrated Congress MLAs as they try to project unanimity against roaring ruling Akalis and BJP in the Punjab Assembly beginning here on Monday.

Akalis using police to intimidate Cong workers: Amarinder

Punjab Pradesh Cong Committee President Amarinder Singh warned police officials against intimidating party workers in the run up to the Moga Assembly.

Akalis retain power in Punjab, lawlessness dents their image

2012 began on a positive note for the ruling SAD-BJP combine as it retained power but conviction of three Cabinet ministers in various cases.

Amarinder hails LS vote on FDI, lashes out at Akalis

Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh today hailed UPA government`s victory on FDI vote in Lok Sabha.

Akalis sweep Punjab by-polls, Sukhbir Badal triumphs

Former Punjab Dy CM and Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday won the Jalalabad assembly by-election by over 80,000 votes even as the ruling Akali Dal in Punjab won all three assembly by-elections in the state.