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 political situation in Punjab seems to be getting out of the hands of Congress.
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Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday announced his resignation as Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president. The cricketer-turned-politician made the..
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Sidhu's resignation comes at a time when Captain Amarinder Singh is travelling to Delhi and it is believed that he may meet Amit Shah here.
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Farm groups in Punjab, which have been at the forefront of the struggle against the Central farm laws, brought the state to near standstill on Monday as the..
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Bharat Bandh: Heavy police presence could be seen at various places in Haryana and Punjab to maintain law and other in view of the protest by farmers.
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A last-minute replacement, an abortive campaign to dislodge another from the shortlist and a public outburst by two disgruntled ex-ministers marked the..
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Punjab's new Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has appointed 15 members for his cabinet today, September 26.
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New Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi will induct seven new faces at the oath taking ceremony today at the Raj Bhawan.
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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's cabinet will take oath today at the Raj Bhawan that can see the induction of 7 new faces
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After days of hectic discussions and uncertainty, the Congress leadership finally arrived at a consensus on who all will join the Punjab cabinet. The list was..
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Terming former Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh a “nationalist” who was “politically slain” as he was a hurdle in the way of the Congress’s..
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In his first informal appearance after taking oath as the Punjab chief minister on September 20, Charanjit Singh Channi has promised to people in the state new..
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Though the supporters of Sachin Pilot and TS Singh Deo have started hoping for a change of guard in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh respectively after the leadership..
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Taking a prompt from repeated surveys conducted by the party in Punjab, the new Congress government under chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi is likely to..
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When Amarinder Singh resigned as Punjab chief minister on September 18 after months of a public spat with state Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu, his..
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Religion has usually played a decisive role in the selection of Punjab chief minister. However, in the latest instance, both religion and caste have been the..
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A row erupted in Punjab Congress on Monday after senior leader Sunil Jakhar slammed AICC state in-charge Harish Rawat for purportedly saying the party would go..
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Charanjit Singh Channi took oath as new Punjab chief minister today in Chandigarh. The 58-year-old is being touted as the first Dalit chief minister of the..
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PM Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the newly appointed Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
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Hours before the oath-taking ceremony of Charanjit Singh Channi as Punjab chief minister, Congress leader Sunil Jakhar on Monday questioned AICC general..
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Charanjit Singh Channi has taken the oath to become the next Chief Minister of Punjab today at 11 am.
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Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Brahm Mohindra will be the new deputy chief ministers of Punjab, as per AICC Treasurer Pawan Kumar Bansal.
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Charanjit Singh Channi, who is an MLA from Congress, has been appointed the chief minister of Punjab by the party.
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Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat on Sunday said that the upcoming state assembly elections will be fought under Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu...
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Clinching the political process in Punjab within two days by putting a Dalit in the chief minister's post is a bold move that will face the test of ousted chief..
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Rahul Gandhi has been in the thick of a political shakeup in Punjab that started around four months ago. The elevation of maverick Navjot Sidhu as the state unit..
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The decision to make Channi the Chief minister was unanimous and was supported by all party MLAs before the Governor
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Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday extended an invite to Captain Amarinder Singh, who resigned as Punjab chief minister, to join the National Democratic..
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Charanjit Singh Channi was among one of the state leaders who had raised a banner of revolt against Amarinder Singh
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Charanjit Singh Channi has been declared as the new Chief Minister of Punjab.
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Many MLAs are in favour of having a Sikh Chief Minister and if we go by sources, there are going to be two deputy chief ministers
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Randhawa's family has had a long association with the Congress party. He was the minister of jail and department of cooperation of Punjab in the outgoing..
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Sukhjinder Randhawa has been named as the next chief minister of Punjab. Randhawa was the minister of jail and department of cooperation in Amarinder-led Punjab..
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Congress leader Ambika Soni declined the offer to become the next chief minister of Punjab, after Captain Amarinder Singh's resignation.
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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said on Sunday that he is hopeful that ex-Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh won't take any action detrimental..
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Navjot Sidhu's shrewd decision to use the powerful perch to amplify grievances of MLAs with incessant targeting of bete noire Singh, which reeked of reverse..
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