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Prakash Singh Badal

About Prakash Singh Badal

Prakash Singh Badal is the Chief Minister of Indian state of Punjab. He is a politician of the Shiromani Akali Dal party.

Personal Biography

His son Sukhbir Singh Badal is the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab.

Professional Biography

As Punjab Chief Minister

In April 2009, the Punjab Cabinet under the chairmanship of Badal, rejected a proposal to enhance the retirement age to 60 years from the existing 58 years.

In May 2009, he appealed to the people not to allow miscreants to disturb peace in the state and remain calm.

In June 2009, he asked the divisional commissioner of Patiala division Jasbir Singh Bir to prepare list of students studying in Australia in the wake of attack of Indian students in Australia.

In October 2009, Badal expanded his cabinet by inducting Akali Dal leader Sewa Singh Sekhwan as a Cabinet Minister.

Parkash Singh Badal was criticized by the Punjab congress chief Amarinder Singh for being silent on the assassination attempt on Lt General (retired) Kuldeep Singh Brar in London.

Other Professional Information

Prakash Singh Badal in News

BFGI Organised the 3rd Edition of the Most Unique and Vibrant Annual International Fest of the Region ""VIBGYOR-15”
Business Wire IndiaThe much awaited BFGI’s 3rd Edition of the most Unique and Vibrant Annual International Fest of the region “VIBGYOR-15” marked its opening with huge excitement and enthusiasm at Baba Farid Group Campus, Bathinda

Government announces Padma Awards 2015
List of personalities conferred with Padma Awards

Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal Felicitated Anshul Goyal, the Young MD of Email.Biz with Business Wizard Award in IT
Anshul Goyal, the young MD of Email.Biz Pvt Ltd and founding MD of Guava Softs Pvt. Ltd has won the coveted business wizard award in IT during the second edition of Business Wizard Awards North-2014. In a world where almost every imaginable business idea had already been thought of and tried out, the only way to beat competition was to think in a new direction

Chandrababu Naidu oath taking ceremony
Chandrababu Naidu and his cabinet of ministers to take oath

TDP president Chandrababu Naidu to invite Prime Minister Modi for oath taking ceremony
Telugu Desam Party president and Chief Minister designate Nara Chandrababu Naidu is inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with a galaxy of leaders for the oath taking ceremony

LPU’s 3rd Convocation was an Historic Moment as Two Presidents of Asia’s Great Nations Graced the Occasion
-- President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee was the chief guest of the event, and President of Afghanistan, Mr. Hamid Karzai was conferred on LPU’s first Honorary Doctorate degree -- President Pranab Mukherjee started his speech by applauding the role of LPU in redefining education and becoming the change agent in the society -- President of Afghanistan, Mr

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh awarded honorary doctorate by Punjab Agricultural University
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says FDI will help farmers and consumers

Sarabjit's family thanks Punjab Govt., Salman Khan for support
Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's sister, Dalbir Kaur, on Friday thanked the Punjab Government and Bollywood actor Salman Khan for standing by them during this time of crisis by urging the Pakistani Government to let the former return to his motherland.

Punjab Assembly passes resolution demanding Sarabjit's release
The Punjab State Assembly on Friday passed a resolution, urging External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, to take up the issue of the release of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, from a Pakistan jail.

Sangma files nomination, to begin campaign trail from Saturday (Update)
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, who filed his nomination papers for the presidential election here on Thursday, expressed his gratitude to the leaders of various political outfits for their support, and added that he would begin his campaign from Saturday.

Sangma files nomination for presidential poll
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed contestant P.A. Sangma filed his nomination for the 2012 presidential election here on Thursday.

BJP backs Sangma for Prez poll
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday backed former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma for the presidential poll.

No rift in NDA, decision deferred to arrive at rational conclusion: Sharad Yadav
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav on Monday rubbished reports that there is a difference within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate, saying the decision has been deferred so that all leaders arrive at a rational conclusion.

Badal not NDA nominee for Vice President's post: Naresh Gujral
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Rajya Sabha member Naresh Gujral on Sunday rubbished media speculation that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is in the fray for the vice president's post, saying the latter is extremely happy in his state.

Mulayam extends support to Ramdev's movement against black money
Extending support to yoga guru Baba Ramdev in his campaign, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday said that till the time black money is not brought back, the poor won't benefit.

Black money issue: Baba Ramdev meets Mulayam, seeks SP support
Continuing with his mission to secure political support for his movement to retrieve black money stashed away in foreign banks, yoga guru Baba Ramdev met Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav here today.

Naidu backs Ramdev, says lopsided economic policies responsible for scandals
Backing yoga guru Baba Ramdev's movement against black money, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said lopsided economic policies are responsible for the emerging scandals within the country.

Black money issue: Ramdev meets Chandrababu Naidu
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev met Telugu Desam chief N. Chandrababu Naidu here today and sought his cooperation and support in the movement to retrieve black money stashed away in foreign banks.

Race for Raisina Hill: Leaders undecided over Sangma's candidature
Leaders of various political outfits on Tuesday gave a mixed response to former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's candidature for the post of President of India, saying they had not yet taken a final call on it.

Chidambaram inaugurates first Integrated Check Post at Attari
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday inaugurated the first Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari in the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and Pakistan Commerce Minister Makdoom Amin Fahim.

Chidambaram to inaugurate check post at Wagah border
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will today inaugurate the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari-Wagah border between India and Pakistan.

Amarinder Singh justifies preferential treatment given to Bibi Jagir Kaur in jail
Causing a major embarrassment to the Congress state unit, President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Captain Amarinder Singh, has justified the preferential treatment given to former minister Bibi Jagir Kaur in the Kapurthala prison.

Sikhs in Ropar welcome government's stay of Rajoara's execution
Sikhs in Ropar, Punjab, have welcomed the government's decision to stay the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, co-accused in the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in 1995.

Khurshid declines to comment on Rajoana's death sentence
Refusing to intervene on the issue of granting clemency to Balwant Singh Rajoana, the assassin of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, who is scheduled to be hanged on March 31, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has said the government cannot defy the law and has to work within the system.

Joshi emphasizes on infrastructure development for India's growth
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Dr. CP Joshi on Thursday said that a qualitative infrastructure development is a must for the growth of the country.

Congress leader slams Akali Dal government over sarpanch slap issue
Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh has lashed out at the Shiromani Akali Dal-led Punjab Government over its inaction in the controversy of a Sarpanch (village council head) manhandling a lady teacher in public.

Bihar not to permit FDI in retail
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that he wouldn't allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector in his state.

UPA has lost all credibility, says Gadkari
Hitting out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for always presenting a helpless front, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre has lost all credibility.

Advani's 38-day Jan Chetna Yatra concludes in Delhi
Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani today culminated his 38-day Jan Chetna Yatra with a rally at New Delhi's Ramlila Grounds.

Punjab elections on time, says Badal, blames Centre for delay in calling SGPC session
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that state assembly elections, which would be due by the end of February 2012, would be held on time as the Election Commission of India has made all preparations.

Shiromani Akali Dal pledges support to Advani's 'Rath Yatra'
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday pledged support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani's anti-corruption 'Rath Yatra'.

Punjab CM to give free bicycles to students
With an aim to earn public goodwill ahead of state elections, Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has resolved to give free bicycles to high school students.

Modi starts three-day fast with call for peace, unity,communal harmony
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday began his three-day "Sadbhavna" fast with a call for "peace, unity and communal harmony".

Amarinder Singh criticizes Akali Dal over SGPC election row
Lashing out at the Akali Dal over the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) election row, former Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh said non-baptised Sikhs should be allowed to cast their votes.

Don't want Congress to interfere in Sikh matters: Badal
Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has asked the Congress-led Central Government to refrain from interfering in Sikh religious matters.

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