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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The home ministry had informed the Punjab chief secretary that it had been decided to commute Rajoana’s death sentence to life term. Rajoana has moved the SC..
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A decision on the bandh was taken in a meeting of unions from Punjab, Haryana, UP and other states on Friday with everyone expressing doubts over the outcome of..
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Asserting that he was not scared of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) or anyone else, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed all the..
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Hitting out at Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for speaking on the lines of Bharatiya Janata Party over the ongoing farmers' protest, AAP leader..
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A group of 'Nihangs' (traditional Sikh warriors) from Punjab joined the farmers protesting the Centre's farm laws at Delhi's Singhu border on Thursday. Jathedar..
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Farmers' groups met three Union ministers on Thursday for fourth round of talks amid an ongoing protest seeking repeal of the new farm laws. Union Agriculture..
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Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Union home minister Amit Shah at the latter's residence here to help workout an amicable solution to the..
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A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah allowed the appeal of Saini against the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court declining him..
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Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh will meet home minister Amit Shah at his residence on Thursday, ahead of the talks between the Centre and farmer leaders..
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A central government committee report states that only 6% of the country's farmers take advantage of MSP.
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Farmers’ representatives, mostly from Punjab insisted they wouldn’t suspend the ongoing protests until they got firm assurance from the Centre on repealing..
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Farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are holding protests at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders of the national capital against the Centre's new..
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"The way farmers have been stopped from entering Delhi, it looks like as if they do not belong to this country. They have been treated like terrorists. Since..
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Government data on the Centre’s flagship scheme PM-Kisan, as per a RTI reply, shows that almost one-fourth of beneficiaries among landholder farmers in the..
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About 10,000 farmers from Punjab tried to reach the capital of the country Delhi and stage a protest near the Parliament against the new agricultural
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For the second consecutive day on Friday, Punjab farmers marched through Haryana, breaking barricades as they faced water cannons and tear gas at various border..
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Amid the farmers-police face-off over the 'Dilli Chalo' protest over farm laws, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said the voice of farmers cannot..
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They were hit by water cannons and tear gas. Iron barricades, cement barriers, piles of sandbags, even trucks with deflated tyres, were placed in their way in..
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Tension spiralled at the Shambhu interstate border as police used water cannons and teargas to disperse hundreds of farmers from Punjab who broke barricades,..
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Earlier today, security personnel had to use tear gas to disperse the protesting farmers at Shambhu border between Punjab and Haryana.
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Farmers are standing resolutely in the face of "cruelty", Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday as he hit out at the Modi government after Haryana Police..
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Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday lashed out at the BJP-led government in Haryana for stopping farmers from moving towards Delhi, saying the use..
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