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 territory of Jammu and Kashmir to the north, and Indian states of Himachal Pradesh to the east, Haryana to the south and southeast, and Rajasthan to the southwest. It is bordered by 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%) and Hindus (38%). 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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The Chief Minister's Office on Thursday conveyed Singh's statement criticising the Bill
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah greeted former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on his birthday on Sunday. The Akali Dal..
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The state-wide facility will be available on DIAL 100, 112 and 181, through which the woman caller will be connected immediately to the Police Control Room..
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The Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday termed as "very unfortunate" the statement of Union home minister Amit Shah in Parliament that no pardon has been given to..
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The Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday termed as "very unfortunate" the statement of Union home minister Amit Shah in Parliament that no pardon has been given to..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

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