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Shiromani Akali Dal is prominent Indian political party. Sukhbir Singh Badal is elected the party president on January 31, 2008.

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Victim in Amritsar harassment case says police didn't act on her complaint fast enough
Victim says police fled after assailants shot at her father

SAD leader Ranjit Singh Rana arrested for gunning down a cop
Assistant Sub Inspector Ravinderpal Singh was gunned down while trying to save her daughter

Congress criticizes Parkash Badal's silence on attack on General Brar
Shiromani Akali Dal shot back at Amarinder saying that he is politicizing the assassination attempt

Lok Sabha adjourns over Sikh shooting in Wisconsin
SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal demands Prime Minister to lead a delegation of all Sikh MPs to US

Mukherjee meets Mulayam and Akhilesh; confident of Prez polls
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee met Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here on Tuesday, and said he continues to enjoy the support of various political leaders in the race to Raisina Hill.

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.

Kar Sewa begins to create Operation Blue Star memorial
After a gap of over a quarter century, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) has laid the foundation stone for a memorial to be built for victims of Operation Blue Star, at the Golden Temple.

Ambedkar cartoon row: 'Young minds shouldn't be poisoned', says Harsimrat
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday condemned the cartoons making fun of leaders like Dr. B.R. Ambedkar finding their way into textbooks, saying it is the collective responsibility of every individual of the country including the media to ensure that the young minds are not poisoned, but given a fair picture of the reality.

Congress leaders meet PM, complain against 'vendetta politics' in Punjab
Accusing the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Government in Punjab of practicing 'vendetta politics', Congress leaders from the state met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Monday, and asked him to look into the matter with some seriousness.

President should be one who can discharge duties based on values, experience: Brinda Karat
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday asserted that a person who could discharge his or her responsibilities based on values, principle and experience should be the next president of the country.

SAD yet to decide on presidential candidate, Left has no objection to Pranab being in race
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday said that it was too early to announce whom it would support as a presidential candidate, while the Left Front said that it would have no objection to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee throwing his hat in the ring.

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.

Special treatment to Bibi Jagir Kaur in jail, a dangerous trend, says Congress
Congress party on Tuesday criticized the special treatment provided to the tainted state minister Bibi Jagir Kaur in prison, where she is serving a five year sentence.

Akali Dal calls for abolition of capital punishment
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) party has called on the government to abolish the barbaric practice of capital punishment, saying that the death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights, and is a premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state in the name of justice.

Nothing for Punjab in Budget 2012-13: SAD MP Gujral
Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Naresh Gujral on Tuesday said that the Budget proposals for fiscal 2012-13 as spelt out by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, had done nothing for his home state of Punjab.

Some part of defence, railway land should be monetised: SAD MP Gujral
Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Naresh Gujral on Tuesday called on the UPA-II Government to monetise some of the land owned by the defence forces and the railways to reduce national deficit and modernize the above two institutions.

SAD Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral says Budget 2012-13 extremely disappointing, lackluster
Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Naresh Gujral, who represents the Shiromani Akali Dal, has described Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's budget proposals for fiscal 2012-13 as "extremely disappointing and lackluster".

BJP holds PM, Sonia responsible for coal scam
Charging the Centre of being corrupt from head to toe, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said both Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi should be held responsible for the coal scam.

BJP pins hopes high ahead of UP elections
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sounded a note of confidence saying that they were hopeful of a good showing in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls scheduled in February next year.

Lady teacher slapped by Akali Dal leader seeks NCW's help
A lady teacher, who was allegedly slapped by a leader of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, knocked at the doors of the National Commission for Women (NCW) here on Tuesday with her grievance.

Consensus eludes on final shape of Lokpal Bill
The all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last night could not reach consensus on Lokpal Bill and leaders of various political parties said there were divergences of views on the final shape of the bill.

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.

'Slapping' Punjab sarpanch in denial as case is filed against him
Shiromani Akali Dal sarpanch Baljinder Singh on Tuesday remained defiant and claimed that he had not slapped a non-permanent female teacher at a function held in Punjab's Muktsar district.

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.

Supporters of Sikh faction slam Advani as his 'Jan Chetana Yatra' enters Amritsar
Supporters of the Mann faction of the collection of Sikh political parties slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani as his anti-graft tour entered Punjab's Amritsar city on Tuesday.

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'.

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".

Punjab Govt. offers Rs 25 lakh to victorious hockey team, demands Centre's apology
In what is being seen in certain circles as an act of political gamesmanship over sports, the Government of Punjab, which is run by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) allies, has announced a cash award of Rs

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