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amarinder singh

Head of the royal family of the erstwhile State of Patiala, he was Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002 to 2007. Presently, he is the sitting President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC). He was also the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the 16th Lok Sabha till 2016, having been chosen for the position after his election as a Member of Parliament from Amritsar, where he defeated the prominent BJP leader Arun Jaitley. He was inducted into the Congress by Rajiv Gandhi, who was his friend from school and was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1980. In 1984, he resigned from Parliament and from Congress as a protest against the Army action during Operation Blue Star. Five-time CM Parkash Singh Badal is facing perhaps the toughest political challenge Amarinder Singh takes him on from the Lambi seat. He is Congress' chief ministerial candidate.
Party: Congress
Constituency: Lambi
Born: 11 March 1942
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  • This, stressed Captain Amarinder, would go a long way in complying with the directions of the Supreme Court of India for tackling the problem of stubble burning in Punjab.

    As per per initial reports, hundreds of angry Muslim residents of Nankana Sahib pelted stones on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib on Friday.

    In a letter to Union Minister of State for Power, New & Renewable Energy, RK Singh, the Chief Minister has sought his personal attention towards framing of scheme/ guidelines for promoting biomass power projects by providing one-time viability gap funding in a phased manner, and for a pilot Biomass Solar Hybrid Power Project by MNRE.

    With Yediyurappa making it clear that 11 of the disqualified JDS-Congress MLAs who got re-elected in the December 5 bypolls on BJP tickets will be made ministers, lobbying has been on within the party for the remaining ministerial berths. Currently there are 18 ministers, including the Chief Minister, in the cabinet that has a sanctioned strength is 34.

    Home ministry officials said the CAA rules will list the documents that can be used to apply for citizenship under the CAA, apart from a report by the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO).

    Besides meeting the Sikh families, the delegation, comprising Rajinder Singh Mehta, Roop Singh, Surjit Singh and Rajinder Singh, would meet Pakistan's Punjab Governor and Chief Minister. The SGPC, considered a mini Parliament of Sikh religious affairs, has control over Sikh religious affairs, manages gurdwaras (Sikh temples) in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

    India on Friday strongly condemned vandalism at Nankana Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan and called upon the Imran Khan government to take immedi...

    “We are concerned at the vandalism carried out at the revered Nankana Sahib Gurdwara today. Members of the minority Sikh community have been subjected to acts of violence in the holy city of Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji," said an official of MEA.

    As Sikhs celebrated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Pakistan allowed unprecedented access to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, the place where the founder of their faith spent his final years. Pilgrims visiting the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur often peer into binoculars installed there to gaze in reverence upon Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan.

    The final decision on the move, that could trigger a massive reaction from the state’s farming community, has not yet been taken. The subsidy for small and marginal farmers would continue. Rich farmers, according to the state government, are those with ‘medium’ and ‘large’ landholdings.

    Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh wrote a letter to the Prime Minister seeking inclusion of Punjab in Atal Bhujal Yojana which is aimed at conservation of ground water resources. Notably, the Ministry of Jal Shakti has selected seven states under the new Rs. 6000 cr Atal Bhujal Yojana for conservation of groundwater resources.

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