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 27,704,236 inhabitants at the 2011 census, 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 (57.7%) and Hindus (38.5%) 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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Farmer groups of Punjab have started preparations for mobilising people for their proposed protest in Delhi on November 26 and 27.Activists are approaching..
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The Government of India has decided to depute high-level Central teams to Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to support these States in Covid-19 response..
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Punjab farmer unions agreed on Saturday to accept chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh's appeal and decided to allow passenger trains to run in the state from..
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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has invited protesting farmers for a meeting here on Saturday, a day after seeking the Union government's support to create..
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21-year-old man moved the HC against state of Punjab seeking anticipatory bail in a case registered under Sections 363, 366A of the IPC on August 18.
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In Punjab, more than 3,500 farmers have committed suicide in the past 10 years and 97 per cent of these suicides have occurred in the Malwa region of the state.
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According to a circular released by the Indian Railways, 27 festival special trains have been cancelled and 37 have been short-terminated due to the farmers'..
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Congress party's main political opponents Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD(B)) and BJP are fighting their own battle of survival. The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) after a..
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Punjab has recorded around 74,000 incidents of stubble burning this season, the maximum in four years, with experts saying anger over farm bills and the..
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