Amarinder singh

Captain Amarinder Singh is the current chief minister of Punjab. A prominent and popular leader of the Congress, he took over the role on March 16, 2017. Singh is the son of the last king of the erstwhile state of Patiala. Having completed his schooling from Doon school, Singh completed his military training from the National Defense Academy and the Indian Military Academy. He joined the Indian Army in 1963 and was part of the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965, as

part of the Sikh regiment. Singh entered politics in 1980 under Rajiv Gandhi who was his friend from school. He later left Congress as a mark of protest against Operation Blue Star in the Golden Temple. He joined the Shiromani Akali Dal, and later broke away from it to form a splinter party, Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic) that went on to merge with the Congress in 1997. Singh served as Punjab Congress chief from 1999 to 2002. In 2002 he became the state's chief minister and remained in power till 2007. In 2014, Singh had won the Lok Sabha elections but had later resigned when the Supreme Court ruled the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal agreement as unconstitutional. Singh was appointed president of Punjab Congress on November 27, 2015, in the run up to the 2017 Assembly elections. Apart from a strong political contender, he is also well known for his literary bend. He has penned several books on war and Sikh history, including his memoir of the 1965 Indo-Pak war.

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Kashmir attack: Time for peace talks over, time to give befitting reply, says Amarinder Singh

On a day the Punjab Assembly unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Pulwama terror attack, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh called for giving a “befitting reply to Pakistan” saying that “the time for peace talks is over”. 

Punjab opposition finds ammo to flog govt: Ludhiana gangrape, lathicharge on the teachers

The issue was raised by Aam Admi Party member Sarabjit Kaur Manuke during the Zero Hour. She alleged that crime against women had been rising in the state.


Little dividend from farm loan waiver for Congress in Punjab

Ahead of polls, leaders worried farmers not ‘singing praises’, scheme not handled ‘politically’.

Dinkar Gupta takes charge as Punjab’s new DGP

Gupta's appointment was cleared by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday morning from among a three-member panel of officers shortlisted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and sent to the state government.

Amarinder Singh assures Sushma Swaraj after reports of 4 Indians stuck in Armenia

According to a media report, four Indians from Punjab are stuck in Armenia and had uploaded a video on social media, requesting Aam Aadmi Party parliamentarian Bhagwant Mann to bring them back.

Punjab CM bats for live ops training for SOG commandos in J&K

Chairing a meeting to review the overall police preparedness to deal with terror related contingencies, CM also gave in-principle approval to merge the 1st Commando Battalion into the SOG.


Punjab Congress upset over CM Amarinder Singh’s absence at Patna rally

An aide of CM Amarinder Singh, on condition of anonymity, said he knew about the party rally in Patna but didn’t know that Congress CMs were invited.

NGT to Punjab: Immediately stop illegal mining in rivers

Compliance of these directions has to be overseen by the chief secretary of the state and should be included in the report to be furnished to the NGT on March 7.

Ex-DGP has no locus standi in the case: Prosecution

On Friday, director prosecution Vijay Singla and district attorney Ravinder Abrol, arguing against the Saini’s plea to become party in the case, said that the former DGP has no locus standi in the case.

Punjab story shows gap between ‘promise’ and ‘implementation’ of loan waiver scheme

Loan waiver, far from alleviating, is only creating new problems for farmers

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Today in pics: NSUI members protest in Delhi

Police detaining NSUI members during a protest against CSAT format.

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Eye for Detail 15: The importance of Kartarpur corridor, Implant Files and the Maratha reservation

This week we look at the importance of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, why you should pay attention to the revelations from Implant Files and what the Maratha reservation could lead to.


India will continue to react: Congress tells Musharraf

Amritsar, Jan 12 (ANI): Rubbishing former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf's remark that India was overreacting on the Pathankot terror attack, Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said that India will react as they are not superfluous who can be shot by the terrorists. Singh further stressed the need for continuation of talks between the two countries, saying regular communication is the only way to establish peace and stop terror attacks.

Talks with Pakistan should not stop: Amarinder Singh

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said that talks with Pakistan should not be stopped as peace cannot be achieved without dialogue.The former Punjab chief minister also said that India cannot afford to lose its soldiers every day.