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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Pakistan authorities on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on terror..
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Pakistan authorities on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on terror..
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Some state governments have joined the bandwagon of commercializing medical education in the name of making their colleges self-financed. So, 3%-15% seats are..
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he will decide on Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation on Wednesday after going through the contents of the letter. The CM..
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Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning at isolated places very likely over Odisha, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) also said.
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"The monsoon trough has shifted slightly southwards from the foothills of the Himalayas. Now, it runs from Punjab, Haryana, west Uttar Pradesh...all the way up..
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Navjot Singh Sidhu cannot pick and choose ministries as generals cannot refuse work given to them, said Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday speaking..
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Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday sent his resignation to chief minister of Punjab at his official residence, ending speculations that ensued through the weekend..
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Last week, in the Embraer case, the ED attached Rs 15 crore of assets in Sangrur, the constituency once represented by Khanna’s son in the Punjab assembly...
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Sidhu took to Twitter on Sunday, making public his resignation letter dated June 10 addressed to Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
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In his tweet, Sidhu has addressed Rahul Gandhi as Congress President, who recently has resigned from the post.
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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned as Punjab minister. Last month, after the cabinet reshuffle, Sidhu was assigned the portfolio of new and..
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The Congress MP and wife of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh collapsed as she arrived to flag off the Swachhta Shramdan drive to clean up plastic. The..
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Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Thursday said a young leader should take the Congress reins from Rahul Gandhi while urging the party to empower its..
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Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh hailed the government's decision
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The US-based secessionist outfit with the primary objective of establishing an independent and sovereign country has its top leadership based in US, UK and..
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“Though the outfit (Sikh for Justice) deserved to be treated as a terrorist organisation, the govt of India had at least taken a long-overdue stand against..
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IPA's call comes against the backdrop of killing of drugs inspector and zonal licensing authority in Punjab and attack on drug controller in Bihar.
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Heavy rains lashed parts of northern India on Tuesday, with two district of Uttarakhand receiving the maximum of 222 mm of rainfall. Uttar Pradesh, Punjab,..
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A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the three states to file progress reports indicating the "strategies and proposed action plan"..
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The young brigade's preference for youth over experience got a boost when Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday asserted that a young person should..
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