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Amarinder Singh

15th and current Chief Minister of Punjab, India

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Amarinder Singh: 15th and current Chief Minister of Punjab, India
Captain Amarinder Singh is an Indian politician serving as the 15th and current Chief Minister of Punjab. An elected Member of the Legislative Assembly from Patiala, he was also the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, the state division of the Indian National Congress. He has also previously served as the Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002–2007. His father was the last Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala. He has also served in the Indian Army from 1963 to 1966. In 1980, he won a seat in the Lok Sabha for the first time. He currently also serves as the chairman of the Punjab Urdu Academy.

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Punjab CM takes exception to Sitharaman's comments on migrant crisis

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Punjab extends lockdown till May 31, but curfew restrictions to go

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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh warns Pakistan against attempts to spread 'narco terrorism'

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Compensate states, specify lockdown exit strategy, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh asks PM Modi

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Spike in Covid cases likely as more return to Punjab; 88% revenue loss in April: Amarinder Singh tells Sonia Gandhi


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Punjab govt to foot bill for migrant workers' journey back home

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said his government will foot the bill for migrant workers' homeward journey. The decision came after the central leadership of the Congress on Monday..
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Combating Covid-19: Punjab CM announces to extend curfew for two more weeks

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced to extend the curfew for two more weeks to check the spread of coronavirus in the State. "Though the curfew has been extended by two..
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Punjab CM asks Rajnath Singh to allow retired defence personnel to travel home

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday urged Union defence minister Rajnath Singh to grant special permission to defence personnel who have retired from service to return to their home states..
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Covid-19: Congress CMs blame Centre for not giving any financial assistance to states

The chief ministers of Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Puducherry, demanded a financial package for the states to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. CM Ashok Gehlot said unless Centre comes forward..
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh writes to Amit Shah for interim compensation, nod for restricted sale of liquor

Pointing to the alarming gap between the state’s anticipated receipt and committed expenditure, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday demanded from Centre an interim compensation to the..
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Lockdown: Punjab seeks Rs 3,000 cr interim compensation from Centre citing 'resource gap'

The Punjab government on Tuesday sought from the Centre an interim compensation of Rs 3,000 crore for the month of April in view of "alarming resource gap" and also demanded permission for sale of..
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PM's interaction with CMs: Amarinder Singh suggests extension of national lockdown

As India battles the COVID-19 crisis, the prime minister held a video conference with chief ministers primarily to take their feedback on whether the 21-day nationwide lockdown should be extended..
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15 from Punjab who attended Nizamuddin Markaz not traced yet, says Punjab CM Amrinder Singh


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Indication of Punjab moving towards community transmission stage of Covid-19: Amarinder Singh


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Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh says 'community transmission' of COVID-19 in state, extends lockdown till May 1

In Punjab the total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 132.
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Lockdown should continue, Punjab will allow district-wise relief to farmers: Amarinder Singh

Addressing a press conference through video conference on Friday, CM Amarinder Singh said Punjab will allow district-wise relief from lockdown only to farmers to allow them for harvesting of Rabi crop.
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Decision on Covid-19 curfew extension depends on situation: Amarinder Singh


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Amarinder Singh apprises Bihar CM of arrangements made for migrant labourers


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Chalk and circle, how Indians breaking coronavirus chain

Punjab Chief Minister Capt, Amarinder Singh on Wednesday shared some pictures on his Twitter handle, which showed people standing in separate circles marked with chalk, while collecting basic supplies..
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Amarinder Singh writes to Uddhav, Shah for evacuation of 2000 Sikh pilgrims from Nanded

Singh said the pilgrims have been stranded there for long and "we owe them safe return to their homes & families."
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Ranjan Gogoi's nomination to Rajya Sabha 'questionable': Amarinder Singh


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PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi extend greetings to Captain Amarinder Singh on his birthday


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Nobody will be allowed to disturb peace in Punjab: Amarinder Singh


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Public reaction to CAA 'expected', angst will grow if govt doesn't realise mistake: Amarinder Singh


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DGP has tendered apology; everybody makes mistakes: Punjab CM

With his government facing criticism over DGP Dinkar Gupta's purported remarks on the Kartarpur corridor, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday informed the state assembly that the top cop..
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Top officials call on Amarinder to allay NPR fears

The registrar general of India and census commissioner is likely to visit states that have expressed reservations against the proposed updation of NPR in the coming days and meet their chief ministers..
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Several trapped as 3-storey building collapses in Punjab's Mohali, rescue operation on

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident which occurred on Kharar-Landran road.
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SAD not quitting NDA to save Harsimrat's chair: Amarinder

Following the Shiromani Akali Dal's (SAD) decision to not contest the Delhi assembly polls on being told by the BJP to change its stance over the amended Citizenship Act, Amarinder Singh had on Tuesday..
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Hope after Sibal's clarification on CAA implementation Punjab CM would behave responsibly: BJP

Calling the Citizenship (Amendment) Act "inherently discriminatory", the Punjab Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution seeking its immediate repeal and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced that..
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After Kerala, Punjab House passes anti-CAA resolution

Punjab on Friday became the second state after Kerala to pass an assembly resolution seeking repeal of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, with chief minister Amarinder Singh calling the new..
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What happened in Hitler's Germany in 1930s happening in India now: Amarinder Singh on CAA


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Punjab to move Supreme Court over CAA: Amarinder Singh


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Won't quit politics till I have ensured welfare of every citizen of Punjab: Amarinder Singh


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BJP will pay heavy price for its stubbornness on CAA: Amarinder Singh


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Attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib: Harsimrat Badal attacks Congress for opposing CAA

Union minister Harsimrat Badal on Friday slammed the Congress and its Punjab leader Captain Amarinder Singh for opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act, which grants citizenship to persecuted minorities..
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CAA fails constitution test, says Amarinder Singh; Ravi Shankar Prasad hits back

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed the BJP-led Central government over the Citizenship Amendment Act and said that it "fails the test of the Constitution" and "can easily..
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CAA divisive, dangerous for country: Amarinder Singh

Addressing Congress leaders and workers during a protest march here, Amarinder Singh urged people to unite against the "draconian" legislation and said his party would fight "tooth and nail" against..
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Amarinder Singh slams Akali Dal for its 'double standards' on CAA, NRC


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Citizenship Amendment Bill 'null and void', won't allow it in Punjab: Captain Amarinder Singh

The Chief Minister's Office on Thursday conveyed Singh's statement criticising the Bill
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Pak minister's claim exposes Islamabad's nefarious design behind Kartarpur Corridor: Captain Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder Singh also had a message of concern for Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.
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Pak minister's disclosure on Kartarpur corridor has exposed their nefarious designs: Amarinder Singh

unjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said that Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid's disclosure that Kartarpur Corridor was the brainchild of their Army Chief General Qamar Javed..
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Sonia Gandhi writes to Congress CMs to pay Rs 6,000 to pregnant, lactating mothers under NFSA Act

The letter was sent to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Puducherry..
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Amarinder Singh asks Pakistan to rethink Kartarpur service fee


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Kartarpur Corridor opens today, PM Modi to flag off first batch of 500 pilgrims

The first batch of pilgrims includes former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, et al
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Kartarpur Visit: Concerned India asks Pakistan to provide highest level of security to Manmohan Singh, Amarinder

The inaugural 'jatha' to Kartarpur Sahib also includes two union ministers, several MPs and MLAs from Punjab.
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Bhindranwale in video: Had warned about Pakistan's 'hidden agenda', says Amarinder


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Kartarpur Corridor: Sidhu writes to Jaishankar, Amarinder for permission to visit Pakistan for opening ceremony

Sidhu has accepted Imran Khan's invitation and has sought political clearance from the Centre and the state government to visit Pakistan.
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