Punjab, India

State in northern India

Punjab is a state in northern India. Forming part of the larger Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent, the state is bordered by the Indian union territories of Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Chandigarh to the east, the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh to the north and northeast, Haryana to the south and southeast, and Rajasthan to the southwest. It is bordered by Punjab, a province of Pakistan to the west. The state covers an area of 50,362 square kilometres, 1.53% of India's total geographical area. It is the 20th-largest Indian state by area. With over 27 million inhabitants, Punjab is the 16th-largest state by population, comprising 22 districts. Punjabi, written in the Gurmukhi script, is the most widely spoken and official language of the state. The main ethnic group are the Punjabis, with Sikhs and Hindus as the dominant religious groups. The state capital is Chandigarh, a Union Territory and also the capital of the neighbouring state of Haryana. The five tributary rivers of the Indus River from which the region took its name are the Sutlej, Ravi, Beas, Chenab and Jhelum rivers; the Sutlej, Ravi and Beas rivers flow through the Indian Punjab.

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Farmers who have been protesting against the new farm laws plan to block a Western Peripheral Expressway outside New Delhi on Saturday, the 100th day of their..
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While Maharashtra and Kerala have been posting daily cases in four digits for over seven months now, no other state had touched the 1,000 mark since January 9,..
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The IMD has predicted maximum temperature over most areas of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, and west Uttar Pradesh to be 28-33 degrees Celsius.
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Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka continue to report a surge in fresh Covid-19 cases and they account for 85.95 per cent of the..
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Total of 98 fatalities reported in India on Tuesday. Maharashtra again accounted for more than half of India’s death toll with 54 fatalities, followed by..
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Addressing a weekly press conference, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said though certain states, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab,..
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Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Monday said poll-strategist Prashant Kishor has joined him as his principal advisor. ​​"Happy to share that..
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Pointing out that the existing farm laws in Punjab have the provision to send a farmer to jail, Union minister for commerce and industries Piyush Goyal said the..
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The Centre on Saturday advised states and UTs reporting a surge in Covid-19 cases to not lower their guard, enforce Covid appropriate behaviour and deal firmly..
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The Jayanti is especially celebrated in North India including Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.
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The medical examination of labour activist Nodeep Kaur has highlighted injuries on her body. In her petition before Punjab and Haryana HC, Nodeep had alleged..
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Expressing happiness for the godsend amount, the winner, Renu Chauhan said that the blessing has come as a huge relief to her middle-class family.
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Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the UP government, slammed the Punjab government before a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan. Senior advocate..
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