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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.


Punjab govt rejects Centre’s proposal to dial down foodgrains supply to central pool

December 10, 2019 2:27 pm

The state government has rejected this proposal, stating that tinkering with the procurement process currently could lead to law and order situation.

Derabassi man who breached Punjab CM’s security gets possession of his shop

December 08, 2019 1:30 pm

The possession of the shop was provided to Amandeep in the presence of police personnel and Naib Tehsildar, Zirakpur, Paramjeet Singh.

Progressive Investors Summit 2019: UAE hails ease of doing business in Punjab

December 07, 2019 10:55 am

The ease of doing business in Punjab is real and not just on paper. This was the common sentiment by leading businessmen, the UAE Ambassador and the UAE commercial Attache to India (Minister Plenipotentiary) during a panel discussion.

In Punjab’s paddy stubble problem, German firm sees opportunity, green gas revolution

December 07, 2019 10:53 am

This comes on a day when Punjab government projected stubble management as a field with huge investment potential, urging companies to invest in the processing of paddy straw.

Amarinder Singh spreads red carpet for MSMEs: New units need no clearance from govt for 3 years, special marketing cell

December 07, 2019 10:23 am

Amarinder said his government was prepared to change its decades-old policies to transform the state from an agricultural to an industrial economy.

Punjab to create land banks in rural areas

December 03, 2019 9:26 am

Cabinet gives in-principle nod to amend law for transfer of Shamlat or village common land for industrial projects

Punjab: Amarinder Singh bites Rs 258-cr bullet, hikes NPS share to 14%

December 03, 2019 9:17 am

The state Cabinet decided to hike the state’s monthly matching contribution for employees under the NPS from 10 per cent to 14 per cent of Basic Pay plus Dearness Allowance (DA).

‘Kartarpur Corridor Gen Bajwa’s brainchild’ claim has exposed Pakistan’s nefarious intent, says Amarinder

December 02, 2019 2:07 am

“Don’t make the mistake of reading weakness in our gratitude for the opening the corridor,” Amarinder Singh warned, asserting that India would give a befitting response to any bid by Pakistan to attack its borders or its people.

Pak minister says Kartarpur Corridor Gen Bajwa's 'brainchild', Amarinder hits back

December 01, 2019 7:30 pm

Amarinder Singh took a strong exception to Pakistan Railway Minister's "Corridor would hurt India forever" remark, saying that it is an "open and blatant threat" against India's security and integrity.

Explained: The A to Z of Ludhiana City Centre scam, from 2006 to 2019

November 29, 2019 8:16 am

In 2017, months after Congress stormed back to power in Punjab, vigilance filed closure report in the court, taking a sharp U-turn on its own 2007-probe and said 'there was no scam at all'. The Indian Express explains how the case progressed from 2006 to 2019.


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

December 01, 2018 11:52 am

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.