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Sukhbir Singh Badal escapes unhurt after Congress, Akali workers clash in Punjab's Jalalabad; four injured
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Sukhbir Singh Badal escapes unhurt after Congress, Akali workers clash in Punjab's Jalalabad; four injured

Congress MLA Raminder Awla alleged that Akali supporters initiated the clash while Badal accused Awla of being behind the violence. The SAD also demanded Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's resignation over the alleged breakdown of law and order in the state

Farmers' protest: SAD accuses Centre of using NIA, ED to 'threaten, intimidate' protesting union leaders
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Farmers' protest: SAD accuses Centre of using NIA, ED to 'threaten, intimidate' protesting union leaders

Party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal also said that Centre was being 'insincere' in talks over the farm laws and that it is 'trying to tire the farmers' out

Sikh priest kills self, leaves note on farmers' protests; hope Centre wakes up: Harsimrat Kaur Badal
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Sikh priest kills self, leaves note on farmers' protests; hope Centre wakes up: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

The priest, identified as Baba Ram Singh ji Singhra wale, left a note in Punjabi where he said that he was sacrificing his life "to express anger and pain against the government's injustice" to farmers

SAD condemns Centre's decision to withdraw Z-plus security for Bikram Singh Majithia, terms it 'politically motivated'
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SAD condemns Centre's decision to withdraw Z-plus security for Bikram Singh Majithia, terms it 'politically motivated'

Majithia is the brother of Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who had recently resigned from the Narendra Modi Cabinet in protest against the Centre's three farm laws

'What's left of NDA?': Shiv Sena slams Centre in Saamana editorial after SAD exits BJP-led alliance
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'What's left of NDA?': Shiv Sena slams Centre in Saamana editorial after SAD exits BJP-led alliance

The Shiv Sena also quit the NDA after the Maharashtra Assembly polls last year over differences with the BJP about sharing the chief ministerial post

President's nod to farm bills 'sad, disappointing and extremely unfortunate', says Sukhbir Singh Badal
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President's nod to farm bills 'sad, disappointing and extremely unfortunate', says Sukhbir Singh Badal

A SAD delegation led by Badal met President Ram Nath Kovind on 21 September and urged him to return them to Parliament for reconsideration

Punjab BJP chief says disappointed over SAD's departure from NDA, 'reasons for leaving very surprising'
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Punjab BJP chief says disappointed over SAD's departure from NDA, 'reasons for leaving very surprising'

In addition to the SAD's opposition to the Centre's farm bills, the party was also unhappy over Punjabi being left out of the Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020

President Ram Nath Kovind gives nod to three farm bills amid nationwide protests by cultivators, Opposition
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President Ram Nath Kovind gives nod to three farm bills amid nationwide protests by cultivators, Opposition

Several parties, including the NDA's oldest ally SAD, have opposed the Centre's bills. The SAD on Saturday has parted ways with the BJP over the issue

SAD snapped ties with NDA 'out of compulsion', says dissident Akali leader Sukhdev Dhindsa
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SAD snapped ties with NDA 'out of compulsion', says dissident Akali leader Sukhdev Dhindsa

SAD had on Saturday quit the National Democratic Alliance over the farm bills issue, the third major party to walk out of the BJP-led coalition in the last couple of years

BJP loses its oldest ally, Shiromani Akali Dal over farm bill; SAD third major NDA partner to quit since 2014
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BJP loses its oldest ally, Shiromani Akali Dal over farm bill; SAD third major NDA partner to quit since 2014

SAD said that the decision to quit the NDA was taken because of the Centre's stubborn refusal to give statutory legislative guarantees on MSP and its continued insensitivity to Punjabi and Sikh issues

LS passes FCRA bill, Opposition claims Centre acting as 'Big Brother'; eight RS MPs suspended over farm bills row
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LS passes FCRA bill, Opposition claims Centre acting as 'Big Brother'; eight RS MPs suspended over farm bills row

The draft law seeks to make it mandatory for officer-bearers of NGOS to provide Aadhar numbers at the time of registration and also to bar public servants from receiving foreign funds.

Farm sector bills 'protection shield' for farmers, Opposition misleading them, says Narendra Modi
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Farm sector bills 'protection shield' for farmers, Opposition misleading them, says Narendra Modi

Several political parties, including NDA ally Shiromani Akali Dal, have dubbed the three farm sector bills as 'anti-farmers'. SAD has also quit the Union Cabinet protesting against the bills

Parliament Monsoon Session: LS passes farm bills as Harsimrat Kaur Badal quits PM's Cabinet in protest; RS discusses COVID-19 management
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Parliament Monsoon Session: LS passes farm bills as Harsimrat Kaur Badal quits PM's Cabinet in protest; RS discusses COVID-19 management

In the Rajya Sabha, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said that a coronavirus vaccine is likely to be available in India by early next year and added that the Centre is aiming to bring down India's COVID-19 mortality rate

SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigns from Modi Cabinet as LS clears two farm bills; Congress terms it 'gimmick'
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SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigns from Modi Cabinet as LS clears two farm bills; Congress terms it 'gimmick'

Had the SAD taken a stand earlier and supported his government against the farm ordinances, the Centre might have thought ten times before pushing the anti-farmer Bills in Parliament, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said on Thursday

After farmers' protest, Shiromani Akali Dal urges Centre not to present farm ordinances for approval in Parliament
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After farmers' protest, Shiromani Akali Dal urges Centre not to present farm ordinances for approval in Parliament

SAD, which is a member of the ruling NDA at the Centre, issued the statement amid a widespread criticism by many farmers' organisations of the three farm sector ordinances promulgated by the Centre during the lockdown

Delhi Police's inaction towards protecting minorities reminiscent of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, says SAD MP Naresh Gujral
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Delhi Police's inaction towards protecting minorities reminiscent of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, says SAD MP Naresh Gujral

Delhi violence: Shiromani Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral said on Thursday that the Delhi Police's "inaction" towards protecting the lives and properties of minorities in the national capital is "reminiscent" of what happened during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots

SAD, AAP condemn Punjab DGP's statement claiming Kartarpur corridor could be used to radicalise citizens, train terrorists
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SAD, AAP condemn Punjab DGP's statement claiming Kartarpur corridor could be used to radicalise citizens, train terrorists

The Opposition SAD and AAP on Saturday condemned Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta's purported statement on the Kartarpur corridor and sought clarification from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh within 24 hours

JP Nadda meets SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal amid strained ties over CAA, BJP president makes pitch to strengthen Punjab NDA alliance
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JP Nadda meets SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal amid strained ties over CAA, BJP president makes pitch to strengthen Punjab NDA alliance

BJP president JP Nadda on Thursday called on Akali Dal patriarch Parkash Singh Badal at his home in Punjab's Badal village and deliberated on strengthening the NDA in the state, sources in the parties said.

Ahead of Delhi elections, tension brews in JD(U) over alliance with BJP; Pavan Varma says never wanted to hurt Nitish Kumar
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Ahead of Delhi elections, tension brews in JD(U) over alliance with BJP; Pavan Varma says never wanted to hurt Nitish Kumar

JD(U) national secretary Pavan Varma said that he never wanted to hurt Nitish Kumar by seeking an 'ideological clarity' from Kumar over extending alliance with the BJP beyond Bihar in Delhi for the upcoming elections.