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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 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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People within Congress created trouble between Amarinder, Sidhu: Navjot Kaur

Blaming people within the Congress for causing unease between Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, the cricketer-turned-politician's wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Tuesday said her..
IndiaTimes - Published

Amritsar train tragedy: A year on, victim's kin protest to seek justice

Hundreds of protesters participated in the march demanding justice and raised slogans against the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's government
DNA - Published

One year of Amritsar train tragedy: Victims' families march on Dussehra to demand justice

Hundreds of protestors participated in the march demanding justice and raised slogans against the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's government.
DNA - Published

Not going to Pakistan for Kartarpur corridor event: Amarinder

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that he will not go to Pakistan for the opening of Kartarpur corridor and indicated that former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh will also..
IndiaTimes - Published

Manmohan Singh to join Captain Amarinder in first all-party 'jatha' to Kartarpur Sahib

Captain Amarinder met Dr Manmohan Singh and invited him to join the first jatha (batch) of pilgrims to Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara which was accepted by former PM.
DNA - Published

Capt Amarinder proposes canalisation of Punjab's 3 major rivers, discusses way forward with Modi


IndiaTimes - Published

Amarinder Singh urges PM Modi to canalize Sutlej, Ravi and Beas for Punjab's economic growth

Canalization of rivers and development of riverfront areas, he said, will expand activities leading to widening of Punjab economy's base, diversifying economic activities and sources of livelihood for..
IndiaTimes - Published

Former PM Manmohan Singh to go to Pakistan for inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor: Report

Dr Manmohan Singh has accepted Punjab CM Amarinder Singh’s invitation to join the 1st Jatha to Kartarpur Gurdwara on November 9, according to Doordarshan. The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Meet the netas who are too poor to pay tax on their salaries

Seven states had deemed their ministers too poor to pay income tax. So, they came up with a unique solution — let the state exchequer bear the mantris’ tax burden. Punjab took the lead with CM..
IndiaTimes - Published

Punjab CM sends Amit Shah SOS as Pak drones drop weapons

After a Punjab Police probe revealed that Pakistani-origin drones had been used to deliver automatic weapons from across the border, CM Amarinder Singh on Tuesday urged Union home minister Amit Shah to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cong picks candidates for Punjab by-elections, Amarinder confident of clean sweep

On Monday, the Congress announced its list of candidates for the upcoming by-elections for the Punjab Legislative assembly. The list was released by Congress General Secretary Mukul Wasnik. The list..
DNA - Published

Punjab Police busts Pakistan-based terror module, nabs four with AK-47s

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to hand over further investigations in the case to NIA to ensure that the entire conspiracy is fully and expeditiously unravelled
DNA - Published

Amarinder briefs Sonia Gandhi on status of govt schemes


IndiaTimes - Published

India asks Pak to be flexible on Kartarpur

The Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has written to PM Modi seeking his intervention to make sure Pakistan withdraws the $20 service charge proposal
DNA - Published

Don't let Pak take service charge for Kartarpur: Amarinder to PM

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to pressurise Pakistan into withdrawing its proposal to impose a service charge on the..
DNA - Published

Pak's service charge on Kartarpur pilgrims: Amarinder writes to Modi


IndiaTimes - Published

Harsimrat 'most ill-informed woman' I have come across: Amarinder Singh

A day after Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal accused the Punjab government of trying to "weaken" the Akal Takht, chief minister Amarinder Singh here on Tuesday said she is the "most-ill-informed..
IndiaTimes - Published

Gurdaspur factory blast claims 23

Several others still feared trapped inside the building; CM Amarinder Singh to visit the site today.
DNA - Published

Punjab: At least 19 dead in blast in cracker factory in Batala, Amarinder orders probe

Fire broke out at a fire-crackers factory in Batala area of Punjab on Wednesday. Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. The latest reports suggest that at least 16 people have died.
DNA - Published

Amarinder meets Amit Shah, wants Centre to take up conversion issue with Pak


IndiaTimes - Published

Amarinder slams Imran for not helping abducted Sikh girl, says he will be happy to have girl's family settle in Punjab

The Sikh community members wanted to submit a memorandum at the Pakistan High Commission, however, they were stopped. This irked the Sikhs who launched massive protests near the premises of the..
DNA - Published

After Sikh girl's forced conversion in Lahore, Amarinder urges Imran Khan to take action

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday called upon Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to take "firm and immediate action" in the case where a Sikh priest's daughter forcibly converted..
IndiaTimes - Published

Take up issue of Sikh girl's 'forced' conversion to Islam with Pakistan: Amarinder Singh tells Centre


IndiaTimes - Published

When Jaitley was also good food guide

The party had nominated Jaitley to contest the 2014 general elections from this prestigious seat. Pitted against him was Congress strongman Amarinder Singh. Soon after, we stepped out with him for his..
IndiaTimes - Published

Punjab to canalise all its state rivers

CM Captain Amarinder also announces dedicated village-relief in flood-affected Sultanpur and Jalandhar areas
DNA - Published

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh slams SAD for obstructing Bargari sacrilege probe

Captain Amarinder also lashed out at SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal for trying to manipulate the facts about Rajiv Gandhi in the context of the 1984 riots
DNA - Published

Harsimrat Badal takes on Pakistan minister for trying to influence Sikhs in Indian Army

After Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has slammed Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry for trying to prevail upon Sikhs in Indian Army to revolt and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Keep out of our internal affairs, Captain Amarinder Singh tells Pakistan


IndiaTimes - Published

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh silences Pakistan minister for tweet on Indian Army

A desperate Pakistan and its panicky politicians have been trying to conjure unrest wherever possible since India revoked Article 370 for peace and progress of Jammu and Kashmir
DNA - Published

Stop trying to interfere in India's internal matter, Amarinder Singh ticks off Pak minister

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry to stop trying to interfere in India's internal matter after he made a provocative tweet on the Indian Army. "Stop trying to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Amarinder Singh wishes Arun Jaitley a speedy recovery

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Sunday wished a speedy recovery to former Union minister Arun Jaitley, who is currently undergoing treatment at the AIIMS in New Delhi.
IndiaTimes - Published

Happy to see Sonia Gandhi back in the saddle: Amarinder Singh


IndiaTimes - Published

Man posing as bank manager dupes Patiala MP Preneet Kaur of Rs 23 lakh, arrested

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's wife was a victim of bank fraud.
DNA - Published

Work on Kartarpur Sahib corridor to continue, says Pak even as Islamabad downgrades diplomatic ties with India

Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had expressed concern over Pakistan's decision to downgrade diplomatic ties with India following the recent move and hoped that it would not..
DNA - Published

Amarinder Singh hopes Pakistan’s decision won’t affect Kartarpur corridor

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday expressed concern over Pakistan’s decision to downgrade diplomatic ties with India but hoped the move would not adversely impact the construction of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Article 370: Punjab bans any kind of celebrations or protests

After the Centre on Monday revoked Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the government in Punjab prohibited any kind of celebrations or protests that could vitiate the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Milind Deora pitches Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot for top party post

Deora says he agrees with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh who last month said only a young leader should replace Rahul Gandhi as the Congress president
DNA - Published

Amarinder Singh dubs Harsimrat Kaur Badal 'habitual liar' over Jallianwala Bagh massacre remark

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday termed Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal a "habitual liar" over her remarks that one of his close relatives had lauded the role of General Dyer in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh rejects CBI closure report on Bargari sacrilege case, demands reopening of probe

Amarinder Singh said that the case should be reopened for further investigation as failure to do so would cause serious 'law and order situation' in Punjab.
DNA - Published

Priyanka Gandhi perfect choice for Congress president post: Amarinder Singh

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would get "all-round support" if she's made Congress president. "Priyanka will be the perfect choice to take over the..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Kargil war hero, Veer Chakra awardee working as senior traffic constable promoted to Assistant Sub Inspector

Amarinder had promoted the Vir Chakra awardee from his earlier rank of Senior Constable, in which capacity he was managing traffic in Sangrur district till July 26.
DNA - Published

Lack of clarity at top hurting Congress, polls to key posts will legitimise leadership: Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor backed Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's assessment that a young leader would be more suitable to lead the Congress at this juncture.
DNA - Published

Navjot Singh Sidhu out of Punjab govt as Chief Minister, Governor accept resignation

Capt Amarinder to handle Power portfolio, which Sidhu had refused to take up
DNA - Published

Sidhu told to ‘lie low’ after Amarinder accepts his resignation

Ever since he posted his resignation given to party president Rahul Gandhi on last Sunday, Sidhu has remained incommunicado. He is believed to have met Priyanka Gandhi in Delhi on Thursday. Sources..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sidhu's next move unclear; Cong leaders hope he will remain with party

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's acceptance of Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation from state cabinet has raised a question about the cricketer-turned-politician's future in the Congress, though..
DNA - Published

Any officer unhappy with IPS officer Sidhu as anti-drug STF chief can leave Punjab: Amarinder Singh

Amid reports indicating resentment over reappointment of senior IPS officer Harpreet Singh Sidhu as anti-drug STF chief, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Saturday said any police official unhappy..
DNA - Published

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh accepts Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation

An official spokesperson from Punjab CM's office confirmed on Saturday that Captain Amarinder Singh accepted Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation and forwarded it to governor VP Singh Badnore. Sidhu, who..
IndiaTimes - Published

Amarinder Singh yet to decide on Sidhu's resignation


IndiaTimes - Published

'I don’t even have a power minister,' quips Captain Amarinder Singh, when asked about atomic energy units in Punjab


IndiaTimes - Published

If Navjot Singh Sidhu doesn't want to do his job, there's nothing I can do: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh

Asked if Sidhu had got in touch with him to resolve the issues, the Punjab CM says there was no need for it
DNA - Published

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