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 territory of Chandigarh to the east, and by the region of Jammu and Kashmir administered by India as a union territory, to the north. 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 23 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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The Centre has asked the Punjab government to expedite the process of nominating a nodal officer and two technical persons for timely installation and..
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Holding denial of hearing on bail plea as an infringement of the rights and liberty assured to an accused, the Supreme Court has said that timely hearing must be..
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Atmospheric conditions are still not favourable for further advance of monsoon into Rajasthan, remaining parts of Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi, the India..
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Daily night curfew will be in place from 8 pm to 5 am and weekend curfew will be imposed from 8 pm on Saturday up to 5 am on Monday across Punjab.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

Delhi, Punjab and Haryana are predicted to witness thunderstorms with lightning, hail and squall (speed reaching 50-60 kmph).
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

Former chief minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal has been summoned by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to appear before it on June 16 in connection with the..
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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday alleged that if a survey is held today that chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh will be..
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Announcing the tie-up at a press conference, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal described it as a "new day in politics of Punjab".
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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