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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.


Amarinder Singh to fight mostly rural seats in tie-up with BJP

January 26, 2022 12:31 am

While speaking to reporters, Prayagraj ASP Dinesh Kumar Singh said, “Some boys who live in a lodge came on the road all of sudden in a sizeable number.

This comedian has always raised Punjab’s issues: Bhagwant Mann to Amarinder

January 25, 2022 6:38 pm

The AAP leader asked that if Amarinder Singh was receiving calls from Pakistan to make Navjot Singh Sidhu a minister, why did he keep it a secret.

BJP to contest 65 seats in Punjab; ally Amarinder gets 37, Dhindsa 15

January 25, 2022 1:28 am

Amarinder says when he was Punjab CM “someone from Pakistan” had wanted him to include Navjot Singh Sidhu in his cabinet

In Malerkotla, big fight over basic issues

January 19, 2022 1:10 am

🔴 The district has a total of 3.24 lakh voters and has two constituencies -- Malerkotla and Amargarh.

Punjab Assembly polls: Sonu Sood's sister Malvika joins Congress, Amarinder's party gets symbol

January 10, 2022 10:36 pm

Meanwhile, Punjab’s biggest farm union BKU (Ugrahan) Monday declared that it won’t support any political party in the upcoming Assembly polls.

Capt has an advice for CM: ‘focus on your job’

January 08, 2022 4:01 am

Referring to Channi's “confusing and contradictory” statements on the security breach, Amarinder said, “In the morning he says something and orders an inquiry but by the evening he straightway denies that anything happened.”

Opp chorus: complete collapse of law & order, President’s rule the answer

January 06, 2022 6:13 am

🔴 While Channi expressed regret, he categorically stated that there was no threat posed to the PM. Interestingly, PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu was conspicuous by his silence.

At rally, Capt Amarinder Singh holds fort, slams Channi

January 06, 2022 7:18 am

🔴 There were only a few umbrellas in the crowd irrespective of the fact that organisers were aware of a rain alert well in advance.

In rally ahead of PM visit, Capt Amarinder says expects announcement to make farming profitable

January 05, 2022 10:05 am

Captain Amarinder guns for Sidhu, Kejriwal over ‘lofty promises’

Sacrilege attempt is heinous but leaders not calling lynching by its name shrinks space for conversations Punjab needs

December 20, 2021 10:00 am

🔴 If political players abdicate their responsibility to temper and mediate, if they let their strategic silences speak louder than their words, the sacrilege issue could end up consuming all other issues.


Today in pics: NSUI members protest in Delhi

August 02, 2014 4:36 pm

Police detaining NSUI members during a protest against CSAT format.


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

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

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

January 12, 2016 9:38 am

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

January 11, 2016 9:17 am

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.