Punjab, India

State in Northern India

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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 Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Himachal Pradesh to the east, Haryana to the south and southeast, Rajasthan to the southwest, and the Pakistani province of Punjab 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 is the most widely spoken and official language of the state. The main ethnic group are the Punjabis, with Sikhs (58%) forming the demographic majority. 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 Sutlej, Ravi, Beas, Chenab and Jhelum Rivers; Sutlej, Ravi and Beas are part of the Indian Punjab.

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Polling in all the 13 parliamentary constituencies in Punjab were held in the last phase of the general elections.
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Polling in all the 13 parliamentary constituencies in Punjab was held in the last phase.
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Hardeep Singh Puri lost to sitting Congress MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla.
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Manish Tewari wrested the Anandpur Sahib seat from Shiromani Akali Dal nominee Prem Singh Chandumajra on Thursday.
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Bathinda Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 Punjab: Harsimrat Kaur Badal defeated Amarinder Singh Raja by 21772 votes to win the seat.
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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Thursday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party's "impressive victory" in Lok Sabha polls, saying people of the..
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Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh's wife and Congress candidate Preneet Kaur won from Patiala while party nominee Ravneet Singh Bittu retained the Ludhiana..
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The Congress was leading in eight parliamentary constituencies of Punjab while the Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP were leading in two Lok Sabha seats each, as per..
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The Congress was leading in eight parliamentary constituencies of Punjab while the Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP were leading in two Lok Sabha seats each, as per..
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Polling in all the 13 Parliamentary constiteuncies in Punjab was held in the last phase of general elections.
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Polling in all the 13 Parliamentary constiteuncies in Punjab was held in the last phase of general elections.
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SAD candidate and sitting MP Prem Singh Chandumajra is leading over his nearest rival and Congress candidate Manish Tewari from Anandpur Sahib seat in Punjab, as..
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AICC's Punjab in-charge Asha Kumari on Tuesday sought a report from party's state unit over the face-off between Amarinder Singh & Navjot Singh Sidhu, as more..
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Party spokesperson Rajeev Shukla also said it was the EC's responsibility to ensure that polls were held in a fair and unbiased manner. "Complaints about..
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Incidents of violence in West Bengal and clashes in Punjab were reported during the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, with over 61 per cent..
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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday criticised Navjot Singh Sidhu for damaging the Congress with his ill-timed comments against him and the..
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Travelling through Punjabโ€™s border towns and villages during these elections is a trek down the trail of devastation left by โ€œchittaโ€ or heroin as the..
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The Congress of 2019 is different from that of 2014 as the party is giving more importance to regional leaders than it was doing earlier and has also become more..
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Badal is up against his former colleague and sitting MP Sher Singh Ghubaya, who recently switched over to the Congress.
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Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that there has not been any Prime Minister before Modi who had..
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The contest in Gurdaspur is going to be one of the closely watched fights in Punjab since 'Border' actor Sunny Deol, who recently joined the BJP, has been pitted..
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As Punjab tries to wriggle out of the grip of a continuing farm crisis and drug menace, a small set of farmers and politicians has been pushing for legalising..
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Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu Wednesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "biggest liar", accusing him of not fulfilling his election promises. The..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi remained under the attack of Punjab minister and Congress star campaigner during an election rally at Paonta Sahib area of Sirmaur..
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