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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Action taken in Dussehra 2018 train tragedy, says Amarinder Singh

Taking cognizance of some recent reports, the Chief Minister clarified that due action, as per the law, was being taken against all those found guilty, and there was no question of brushing the matter aside or burying the inquiry report, as alleged in a section of the media.

Punjab bypolls will be a clean sweep for Congress: Amarinder Singh

Reacting to Sukhbir’s allegations of no development work under the Congress regime in the state, the chief minister in a statement said that the whole of Punjab knew that the Akalis “had done nothing but ruin Punjab in the 10 years of their misrule”.

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By supporting INLD, Sukhbir has put Punjab's water claim at stake: CM Amarinder

Amarinder Singh said that while the SAD was supporting the INLD in Haryana against the BJP, it was allying with the latter in Punjab.

PSPCL snaps power supply to Dakha villages during Amarinder Singh rally, cites ‘security’

This is the CM’s second roadshow to campaign for Congress candidate and his former political advisor Captain Sandeep Sandhu, who is contesting bypoll from Dakha.

Only fraud Akalis can play politics over Guru Nanak: Punjab CM on Badals

Describing the SAD as an “unprincipled” party, Singh pointed to the party’s “double standards” on its ties with BJP, against which it is fighting tooth and nail in Haryana while seeking votes for its candidates in Punjab.

Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary: Punjab CM offers to hold main event under Akal Takht aegis

Earlier, the SGPC had decided to hold the main event at a stadium near Gurdwara Ber Sahib in Sultanpur Lodhi on November 12, while the state government wanted to hold the function near a ‘tent city’ coming up there.

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Punjab CM to see-off Nagar Kirtan from Delhi to Pak at Wagah on Oct 31: Sarna

After paying their respects at Nankana Sahib, the jatha of Sikh pilgrims will take the golden palanquin (paalki) brought from Delhi to different cities in Pakistan, ending with the paalki’s installation at the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara.

Amarinder bent on dividing Sikhs: Sukhbir Singh Badal in Dakha

Sukhbir said Punjab was witnessing “home delivery of drugs” under Congress rule.

Punjab government hikes DA by 3% for employees, pensioners

“The decision will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 480 crore per annum,” Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said, adding that the implementation of the decision coincides with the Diwali celebrations for the employees and pensioners of the state government.

Punjab govt announces 3% DA hike for employees, pensioners

State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said the decision of the Punjab Government will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 480 Crores per annum.

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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.

CM Punjab Amarinder Singh Holds Press Conference

With Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh categorically stating he would not take action against former Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia as there was no evidence to link him to any drug racket, several Congress legislators are wondering how to take on AAP’s Sukhpal Khaira, the Leader of Opposition who is facing court summons in a […]

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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.

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