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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Govt will canalise Punjab’s rivers taking help from World Bank: Amarinder Singh

Talking to media after an aerial survey to assess the damage in Sultanpur Lodhi (Kapurthala) and Jalandhar, Singh announced a project to realign river streams and courses, besides strengthening and widening of river embankments for a permanent solution to floods.

Capt Amarinder Singh rolls out own health scheme, will cover 76% Punjab population

Like the original PMJAY, the Punjab government will provide cashless health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh per year to the beneficiaries.


Punjab: ‘Unprecedented’, says CM Amarinder, releases Rs 100 crore

Amarinder, who earlier travelled by road from Chandigarh to Ropar, described the situation as “unprecedented” and assured of all possible assistance from his government to the local residents.

Third year in row, Capt Amarinder Singh gives Issru a miss, Badals too skip it this time

This year, even Badals skipped the programme and none from the family — former CM Parkash Singh Badal his son and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal or daughter-in-law and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal — paid tributes to the martyr.

Explained: Why a demolished temple in Delhi has Punjab on the edge

The protesters are expected to block NH-1 and disrupt daily activity in the markets. The protesters claimed they will observe the protest on the roads in a peaceful manner and will allow the movement of ambulances/ vehicles carrying the sick persons, fire brigade and hearse services only.

Amarinder Singh tells youths to be Punjab’s ambassadors, counter propaganda

“You are our ambassadors, who would act as a force multiplier in dispelling any misgiving about Punjab which some vested interests are trying to create through negative propaganda abroad,” he told the youths.


Amarinder Singh ticks off Pakistan minister over provocative tweet on Army

Warning Islamabad against continued attempts to interfere in the Kashmir issue, Amarinder said: “Kashmir is and will remain an integral part of India.”

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh hosts Kashmir students on Eid

Many students said that the lunch invitation from the Chief Minister made them feel at home.

‘Demolition’ of Ravidas temple: Dalit outfits call for Punjab bandh on August 13, CM asks PM to step in

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to personally intervene to resolve the tension.

Amarinder Singh urges Pakistan not to back out of commitment on Kartarpur corridor

With the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev just three months away, any slowdown in the project would lead to its non-completion in time, said Amarinder Singh.

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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 […]


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.