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Police told to watch JuD fundraising

Islamabad, July 29

Police in Pakistan have been told to act against the outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawa Pakistan (JuD), linked to the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, for fundraising, it was reported on Friday.

Punjab starts 'dope testing' on police recruitment aspirants

Chandigarh, July 27

Initiating the largest-ever exercise of its kind in the country, the Punjab government on Wednesday started dope testing of over seven lakh candidates who have applied for posts of constables in the Punjab Police.

7 lakh applicants for Punjab Police to face dope test

Chandigarh, July 24

The Punjab government will get dope testing done on around seven lakh youth who have applied for hundreds of posts of constables in the Punjab Police, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Sunday.

Sidhu has quit BJP, will not return to party: Wife

Amritsar, July 19

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Monday, has quit the BJP as well and would not return to its fold, his wife said here on Tuesday.

Sidhu has quit the BJP, will not return: Wife

Amritsar, July 19

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Monday, has quit the BJP as well and would not return to its fold, his wife said here on Tuesday.

Navjot Sidhu likely to be AAP's chief ministerial face in Punjab

Chandigarh, July 18
On a day when AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal was seeking penance at the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar, a political drama was unfolding in New Delhi that could change the course of Punjab politics ahead of the state assembly elections.

Sukhbir Badal changes tone on 'beggar states' remark; blames it on Congress

Chandigarh/New Delhi, July 17

Within 24 hours of his speech in which he blamed the central government of "usurping powers of states" and reducing them to "status of mere beggars", Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday changed his tone and put the entire blame for the situation on previous Congress governments.

Strengthen cultural bonds among states, says Punjab CM

Ghuman (Punjab), July 17

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday called for strengthening cultural bonds amongst states to promote social cohesion and harmony in India.

Punjab to start rural bus service after SC order

Chandigarh, July 8

The Punjab government will soon re-start government bus services in rural areas of the state, a senior officer said here on Friday.

Sacrilege probe finds Punjab policemen guilty on firing on protesters

Chandigarh, July 1

Punjab Police officials have been held guilty by a commission of inquiry set up by the Punjab government to probe incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and the subsequent police firing which left two persons dead.

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