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 states of Himachal Pradesh to the north and northeast, Haryana to the south and southeast, and Rajasthan to the southwest; by the Indian union territories of Chandigarh to the east and Jammu and Kashmir to the north. It shares an international border with Punjab, a province of Pakistan to the west. The state covers an area of 50,362 square kilometres, which is 1.53% of India's total geographical area, making it the 19th-largest Indian state by area out of 28 Indian states. With over 27 million inhabitants, Punjab is the 16th-largest Indian state by population, comprising 23 districts. Punjabi, written in the Gurmukhi script, is the most widely spoken and the official language of the state. The main ethnic groups 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 takes its name are the Sutlej, the Beas, the Ravi, the Chenab and the Jhelum. Of these, the first three flow through Indian Punjab, while the latter two flow entirely through Punjab, Pakistan.

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Pakistani drones have been swarming over the international border in Punjab, flying up to five km inside Indian territory to drop drugs and arms.
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The Congress is facing rebellion while replacing Ashok Gehlot as the Rajasthan chief minister. The change of guard in Punjab last year, coincidentally in..
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The ceremony will be attended by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatraya, among other dignitaries.
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The widespread post-harvest practice of burning of paddy-crop stubbles in Punjab and Haryana is a major contributor to air pollution in north India in October..
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Amid the crisis in Rajasthan, the rebuff from the Gehlot camp stands in stark contrast to the ease with which Congress replaced Amarinder Singh as the chief..
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Instability has come back to haunt the Congress in Rajasthan after two years. The Congress leadership’s move to replace Amarinder Singh with Charanjit Singh..
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Earlier in August, Punjab and Haryana had agreed to name the Chandigarh International Airport after Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.
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The Bhagwant Mann-led government on Saturday informed the governor that the issues like stubble burning, goods and services tax and power supply will be..
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The face-off between AAP and Punjab Governor began after latter withdrew an order summoning a special sitting of the Vidhan Sabha called by the CM.
Credit: DNA - Published 5 days ago

The AAP has accused the saffron party of trying to topple its government in Punjab by allegedly trying to poach its MLAs.
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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on Thursday said issues like stubble burning and electricity will be discussed in the September 27 Assembly session.
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The Punjab government was fined more than Rs 2,000 crore by the National Green Tribunal for failing to treat solid and liquid garbage.
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CM Mann asserted that this decision will be challenged in the Supreme Court for safeguarding the democratic rights of the people and the federal right
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The Aam Aadmi Party called the Punjab Guv's decision 'murder of democracy'.
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The deceased was a student of NIT Calicut, and had apparently left the institute and joined LPU.
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Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday withdrew his order summoning a special assembly session on September 22 for the AAP government to move a..
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Punjab: The AAP had earlier accused the BJP of trying to topple its government in the state.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

A student in Punjab's LPU allegedly died by suicide inside a hostel room, after which massive protests erupted in the university.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday defended Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann amid allegations that he was deplaned from a..
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Conjugal visits will be allowed at the central jail in Goindwal Sahib, new district jail in Nabha and women's jail in Bathinda.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

Dry weather is very likely to be seen in West Rajasthan, Punjab and adjoining Haryana in next 5 days but several states will see heavy rains in parts.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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