BJP disagrees on release of convicts in Beant Singh's assassination

 The BJP on Thursday made it clear that it is not in favour of "premature release" of 13 convicts, including five jailed in assassination case of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, as sought by Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal.

Amarinder blames Badal for denial of reservation to Jats

Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Saturday blamed Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal for the alleged denial of reservation benefits to Jats in Punjab.

BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu takes dig at Punjab govt, SAD retaliates

A day after outspoken and gabby Navjot Singh Sidhu stirred up a hornet's nest by accusing the Punjab government of being corrupt, the ruling SAD on Monday hit back at the former BJP MP by urging his party's state unit to 'tame' him.

Time for Modi govt to handover Chandigarh to Punjab: Badal

Charging successive Congress-led governments at the Centre for depriving Punjab of it's capital, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said time has come for Narendra Modi-led government to make Chandigarh the capital of the state.

CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda announces separate SGPC for Haryana today

The Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday made an announced to form separate Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee for the state in accordance with aspirations of the Sikhs of the state.

As Congress protests, Badal reaches out to receive memorandum

At a time when the bitterness among senior Akali Dal leaders and the opposition Congress is at its peak in Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal himself went to receive a memorandum of demands from protesting Congress leaders at his residence here.

Punjab CM urges Centre to set up probe panel for 1984 riots

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today urged the Centre to set up an inquiry committee to find out the "real reasons" of 1984 anti-Sikh riots and role of politicians and officials.

Prakash Singh Badal to call on PM, submit state development plan to Centre

Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal today said he would soon call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and submit a comprehensive plan for the overall development of the state.

Arun Jaitley will get important portfolio if NDA forms govt: Badal

Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal on Sunday said the victory of BJP candidate Arun Jaitley would benefit not only Amritsar but the whole state.

Elections 2014: Punjab —State Profile

The state has 13 Lok Sabha constituencies wherein four constituencies are reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC). These include Jalandhar, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib and Hoshiarpur.

Prakash Singh Badal doesn`t want me to contest LS polls from Amritsar: Sidhu

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday claimed that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was not in favour of him contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls as the BJP candidate from Amritsar.

Badal cautions people against forces trying to disturb peace

CM Prakash Singh Badal on Sunday cautioned people against forces which were out to disturb the peace and communal harmony of Punjab.

Punjab will get more funds if Modi becomes PM, says Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said that the state would get more funds and centrally-sponsored projects for its overall development if BJP`s Narendra Modi became Prime Minister after the upcoming General Elections.

At Agri Summit, Modi, Badal say UPA neglecting farmers

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and his Punjab counterpart Prakash Singh Badal came down heavily on the Congress-led UPA government for neglecting the farmers.

`Sardar Modi` is greatest leader of country: Badal

Prakash Singh Badal called BJP`s election campaign committee chief Narendra Modi as "the greatest leader" of the country.

Narendra Modi assures Badal on welfare and rights of Sikhs in Gujarat

Dismissing claims that Sikhs settled in Gujarat had been deprived of their land rights, Modi has assured Prakash Singh Badal about their welfare.

Punjab govt issues instructions on ragging

Punjab government Tuesday issued strict instructions to stop ragging in all government and private colleges and universities in the state.

Too early to comment on seat sharing with BJP: Badal

Stressing that the alliance between SAD and BJP was firm, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said it was too early to comment on seat sharing issues.

Badal offers Rs 10 cr for reconstruction work in U`khand

Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal Friday announced a financial assistance of Rs 10 crore for reconstruction of Kedarnath shrine.

Badal asks Afghan govt to stop smuggling of heroin

Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal today asked Afghanistan government to stop the smuggling of heroin into Punjab.