SAD, Congress register win in Punjab bypolls

Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Congress won one seat each in the bypolls to Patiala (urban) and Talwandi Sabo Assembly seats on Monday but the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) finished a poor third.

Punjab`s reformation is NDA govt`s priority: Harsimrat Kaur

Union Minister and senior SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday said socio-economic reformation of Punjab is the priority of the NDA government at the Centre while the agenda of Congress is to "loot" the country.

Badal forms committee to streamline SAD-BJP alliance working

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday constituted a six-member State Coordination Committee of Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP to streamline day-to-day functioning and cooperation between the alliance partners.

Ex SAD leader, 4 others awarded life in prison for killing ASI

A local court on Friday sentenced a former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and four others to life imprisonment till death for killing a policeman who protested against eve-teasing of his daughter by them in a busy market place in 2012.

HSGPC row: Warring Sikh groups agree on panel to resolve issue

Senior leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on one side and the newly-created Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC) Monday evening agreed to set up a panel to look into all aspects of control of Haryana gurdwaras to resolve the issue.

Congress to contest Assembly polls on development plank: Hooda

Congress will contest the Assembly polls in Haryana on the issue of equitable development, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said here on Monday.

SAD candidate files nomination for Patiala Assembly bypoll

Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Bhagwan Dass on Thursday filed his nomination papers for Patiala Assembly bypoll, a senior official said on Thursday.

SAD announces candidate from Patiala seat

Shiromani Akali Dal has named Bhagwan Dass Juneja as the candidate of SAD-BJP alliance from Patiala Assembly seat for the upcoming bypolls.

Punjab Budget 2014-15: Rehabilitation centres, skill development for youth

Focussing on youth, Punjab Budget 2014-15 has earmarked Rs 500 crore for skill development and Rs 100 crore for setting up rehabilitation centres for drug addicts in each district, while refraining from imposing fresh taxes.

SAD core committee opposes Haryana SGPC creation

Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday described the Haryana government`s move of setting up a parallel SGPC in that state as "direct assault" on the Sikh community, its history, traditions and spiritual values.

Akali Dal leaders to meet president over Haryana SGPC

Leaders of Punjab`s ruling SAD will meet President Pranab Mukherjee soon to protest against the recent bill passed by the Haryana assembly under which a new Haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC) would be set up.

Sukhbir Singh Badal meets Rajnath Singh over Haryana`s separate SGPC issue

Accusing Congress of trying to meddle in the religious affairs of Sikhs, Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh here.

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

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday 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.

Badal to meet Narendra Modi with development plan for Punjab

Accusing the previous UPA government at the Centre of meting out "step-motherly" treatment to Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said he would soon call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to submit a plan for the development of the state.

SAD to discuss anti-Sikh riots issue with Union Home Ministry

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said the party will soon hold a discussion with the Union Home Ministry on the issue of 1984 anti-Sikh riots to put perpetrators of heinous crime behind bars.

Meet Punjab`s ministerial family - the Badals!

Monday`s inclusion of Harsimrat Kaur Badal, wife of Punjab`s powerful Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal and daughter-in-law of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, as a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s government has ensured that each member of the Badal family holds a top ministerial post.

Punjab Cabinet minister resigns

Punjab Cabinet Minister for Jails, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Sarwan Singh Phillaur submitted his resignation from the Council of Ministers "on moral grounds" following recent reports of alleged involvement of a family member in drug trade on Thursday.

Will Narendra Modi`s Cabinet include Shiromani Akali Dal`s Harsimrat Kaur?

While talks are being held among the BJP top brass over the composition of the Cabinet in a Narendra Modi-led government, it is yet to be seen whether the party`s age-old alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will be considered for it or not.

SAD core panel to study poll results

Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday constituted a three-member committee to study and analyse the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections in the state.

Anger against Akali Dal helped AAP in Punjab: Gandhi

AAP candidate Dharamvira Gandhi who defeated Union minister Preneet Kaur from Patiala on Saturday said growing anger against the ruling SAD on various fronts and disillusionment with Congress had gone in favour of the fledgling outfit.