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Badal questioned by SIT on sacrilege, firing incidents

CHANDIGARH:  Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was on Friday questioned by a Special Investigation Team of Punjab Police which is investigating incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and the subsequent firing on protesters in 2015.

Sukhbir Badal expells Brahmpura and Ajnala from Shiromani Akali Dal

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal who is under fire from senior Akali leaders for sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and exoneration of dera Sacha Sauda chief today expelled senior leaders Ranjit Singh Brahmpura and Rattan Singh Ajnala from the party for six years. These leaders had demanded resognation of Sukhbir Badal for his wrong decisions.

All three major parties in Punjab hit by the 'apology' bug

CHANDIGARH: Politics in Punjab is in "apology" mode these days. The three major parties in the state -- the ruling Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) -- have been bit in one way or the other by the apology bug.

Punjab CM slams Sukhbir Badal for spreading false propaganda over history books

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday lambasted the Akalis led by Sukhbir Singh Badal for unnecessarily creating a law and order problem over the issue of school history books even after the government had categorically clarified that the new course books would not be introduced until the Expert Group set up to review them completes its task.

Panchayat Elections in Punjab to be held in first week of December 2018: Bajwa

JAGRAON: Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Rural Development and Panchayats, Housing and Urban Development Minister Punjab today said that the gram panchayat elections in the state would be held either in the last week of November or the first week of December 2018. He said that some changes related to the 50% reservation of women candidates had to be made in the law, but after making the necessary changes, the state government has already issued an ordinance regarding the same two days ago. He assured that the Gram Panchayat elections would be held as planned.

Sewa Singh Sekhwan resigns from SAD, blames Sukhbir Badal for sacrilege, links with dera chief

AMRITSAR: Senior Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) leader and former minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan today resigned from the party and alleged that Sukhbir Singh Badal has damaged the party and working against the interests of Sikh community.

SAD stages march seeking justice for 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) supporters on Saturday staged a protest march here demanding justice for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Punjab CM mourns death of Congress leader Gurkirat Singh Thuthi

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Saturday condoled the sudden death, in a road accident, of senior Congress leader and the party’s State Secretary Gurkirat Singh Thuhi.

United Sikh Movement leader says SAD staging protest to get cheap political mileage

AMRITSAR: President of United Sikh Movement Baldev Singh Sirsa raising suspicion about the sincerity of SAD and SGPC said that they were staging dharna to get cheap political mileage inspite of the facts that Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had already directed PSEB to continue with the existing history textbooks of the year 2017-18 for Classes 10 and 12, pending completion of the review by an expert group.

United Sikh Movement leader says SAD staging protest to get cheap political mileage

AMRITSAR:  President of United Sikh Movement Baldev Singh Sirsa raising suspicion about the sincerity of SAD and SGPC said that they were staging dharna to get cheap political mileage inspite of the facts that Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had already directed PSEB to continue with the existing history textbooks of the year 2017-18 for Classes 10 and 12, pending completion of the review by an expert group.

Jakhar flays SAD for rubbing salt into wounds of 1984 riot victims through political gimmicks

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President and Lok Sabha MP Mr. Sunil Jakhar called the proposed dharna at Jantra-Mantra in New Delhi against their own Union Government on Saturday by Sukhbir Singh Badal led Shiromani Akali Dal as a mere political gimmick.

Sunil Jakhar rubs salt on wounds of Sikhs by opposing protest dharna of 3rd Nov at New Delhi: Dr. Cheema

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today lambasted the Congress state president Sunil Jakhar for rubbing salt on wounds of the Sikh community by opposing the protest dharna of Sikh Sangat being held on  November 3 against the massacre of Sikhs orchestrated by the Congress party and its goons in New Delhi and other parts of the country in 1984. The party dubbed it as the Congress party’s nervousness after sensing the rising anger amongst the Sikhs against its bloodstained history.

SAD expresses anguish distortion of Sikh history books by Congress govt

AMRITSAR: Expressing its anguish along with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) against the sacrilege committed by the Congress government by denigrating Sikh  history books and initiated a 48 hour dharna here to force the government to punish the guilty and apologise for becoming a ‘bhagidaar’ in this ‘bajjar paap’.

Bajwa asks Sukhbir Badal to demand action for distortion in SGPC books too

CHANDIGARH: Making it clear that he is against distortions of history at every level and by everybody, Punjab Rural and Urban Development Minister Mr Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa on Thursday urged Akali Dal chief  Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Mr Gobind Singh Longowal to take action against distortions in history books published by the SGPC itself.

Akalis conspiring to spark fire again by stoking religious passions: Bajwa

CHANDIGARH: Senior Congress Leader and Punjab Rural & Urban Development Minister Mr Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today charged 5-time Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal President Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal with stoking religious passions through the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to put Punjab on fire again for their vested political interests.

Badal ruined Akali Dal, blinded by Son's love he behaves like Dhritrashtra: Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: The Congress leader and Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu today launched a scathing attack on the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and thundered that the SAD especially it's President Sukhbir Singh Badal has become adept at belting out packs of lies and has reneged on resigning as is evident from the SAD President's statement in Darbar Sahib that he is ready to resign if the party wills it so.

Close associates of Brahmpura revolt against him, supports Sukhbir Badal

TARN TARAN:  Close associates of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) member parliament Ranjit Singh Brahmpura have revolted against him and supported the Party president Sukhbir Badal today. They blamed Brahmpura for anti-party activities.

SAD plans stir over Class 12 history book ‘discrepancies’ in Punjab

PUNJAB: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday announced to launch a stir to force the Congress government to apologise for the alleged insults to the Sikh Gurus in the Class 12 history textbook of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), in an apparent move to deflect people’s attention from anti-sacrilege protests in Faridkot’s Bargari.

SAD plans stir over Class 12 history book ‘discrepancies’ in Punjab

PUNJAB: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday announced to launch a stir to force the Congress government to apologise for the alleged insults to the Sikh Gurus in the Class 12 history textbook of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), in an apparent move to deflect people’s attention from anti-sacrilege protests in Faridkot’s Bargari.

Sukhbir’s offer to step down not sincere, says former minister Sekhwan

PUNJAB: A day after former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said he would step down from the post of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president in an apparent bid to control damage in the party, Taksali leader and former state minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan on Monday termed his statement as insincere.

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