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State in Northern India

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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 the 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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Revamped crop insurance scheme brings single peril risk cover, flexibility to be tested in Punjab, Haryana and western UP


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Four schoolchildren killed as van catches fire in Punjab's Sangrur; Amarinder orders probe

12 children were in the van at that time but eight children were taken out safely by people working in nearby fields when the van caught fire, police said.
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Videos for Punjab, India


India’s Sikhs rally against new citizenship law [Video]India’s Sikhs rally against new citizenship law

Sikhs in Punjab say new law allowing Sikhs but not Muslims from neighbouring countries to apply for citizenship is discriminatory.

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Puducherry becomes first UT to adopt assembly resolution against CAA-NPR-NRC

Earlier, assemblies in Rajasthan, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and West Bengal passed resolutions against the controversial CAA.
DNA - Published

NIA court issues non-bailable warrants against 2 KJF terrorists in drone arms drops case in Punjab


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Delhi elections: BJP loses sixth state election in 2 years

The Congress is in power in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, and Puducherry either on its own or as part of an alliance. After forming the government in Jharkhand after the..
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Several trapped as 3-storey building collapses in Punjab's Mohali, rescue operation on

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident which occurred on Kharar-Landran road.
DNA - Published

At least 2 dead, 11 injured in firecracker explosion in Punjab's Tarn Taran

The incident happened when 'nagar kirtan', a religious procession was being carried out near Pahu village in Tarn Taran, in which sparks from crackers burst by people landed on the tractor -trolley..
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Building collapses in Punjab's Mohali, several feared trapped

Several people are feared trapped in a three-storey building that collapsed in Punjab's Mohali district on Saturday, police said. The building, located on the Kharar-Landran road, came down when a JCB..
IndiaTimes - Published

No misunderstandings, will support BJP in Delhi Assembly Elections, asserts SAD

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said that the alliance is not just a political one but bound by emotions and interests of Punjab and the country.
DNA - Published

West Bengal becomes 4th state to pass anti-CAA resolution

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee called the CAA a law that is “a shame to humanity and civilisation” and sought its immediate withdrawal. The state assembly passed a resolution against “the..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

West Bengal to bring resolution against CAA in state assembly today

Earlier, Punjab, Kerala, and Rajasthan became the three states to pass resolutions against the controversial citizenship law.
DNA - Published

Telangana likely to pass resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act in state assembly

If the resolution is passed, this will be in line with similar resolutions passed earlier by the state governments of Kerala, Punjab, and Rajasthan
DNA - Published

Rajasthan becomes third state to pass resolution against CAA

The Rajasthan assembly passed a resolution on Saturday urging the Centre to repeal the CAA, amid opposition by BJP which accused the Congress government of pursuing appeasement politics. Rajasthan is..
IndiaTimes - Published

After Kerala and Punjab, Rajasthan government passes resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act

Last week, Congress' Ahmed Patel had said that the grand old party was mulling over following Punjab's example and bringing anti-CAA resolutions in three other states where Congress is in power -..
DNA - Published

SC refuses to stay CAA and NPR or process for their implementation

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, declining to take note of protests and anti-CAA resolutions by the Kerala and Punjab assemblies, and brushed aside..
IndiaTimes - Published

Punjab allows maternity leave to surrogate as well as commissioning mothers


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Light rains likely over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi in 24 hours

The weather department also predicted dense fog in isolated parts over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the next 24 hours.
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Parts of north India shiver in cold spell

Large swathes of north India reeled under below normal temperatures on Monday, resulting in fog blanketing parts of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and a layer of frost covering roads in the Kashmir..
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Punjab govt cell to help youths get jobs abroad


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After Punjab, Congress may pass anti-CAA resolutions in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh

it would send a 'clear message' to the central government to 'reconsider' the act, said Ahmed Patel
DNA - Published

After Kerala, Punjab, now Maharashtra mulls resolution against CAA


IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

After Kerala, Punjab House passes anti-CAA resolution

Punjab on Friday became the second state after Kerala to pass an assembly resolution seeking repeal of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, with chief minister Amarinder Singh calling the new..
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Punjab to move Supreme Court over CAA: Amarinder Singh


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Your date with monsoon set to change with IMD’s fresh reference dates

Though the normal onset date of summer monsoon for Kerala may remain the same as June 1, the IMD will change the reference dates for some regions as also the dates for withdrawal. The withdrawal date..
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Drone spotted near India-Pak border in Punjab; BSF opens fire


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IMD predicts heavy snowfall in parts of J-K, Himachal, Uttarakhand

IMD has predicted heavy rain and snowfall in isolated places over J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Monday. Predicting thunderstorm accompanied with hail and lightning at isolated places over..
IndiaTimes - Published

Drug overdose kills 1 juvenile every 10 days: NCRB report

In 2018, 875 people died of overdose, an increase of 17% compared to 745 in 2017, which had seen a marginal dip from 2016. Just five states - Rajasthan (153), Karnataka (91), Uttar Pradesh (88),..
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Cold wave persists in north India

North India was under the grip of unabated cold wave as mercury dipped across the region on Friday with Halwara in Punjab recording a low of 0.3 degrees Celsius in the plains.
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Won't quit politics till I have ensured welfare of every citizen of Punjab: Amarinder Singh


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Cold wave conditions intensify in Punjab, Haryana

Cold wave conditions on Thursday tightened its grip on most parts of Punjab and Haryana, with the minimum temperature dropping a few degrees below normal following rains. Several parts of Punjab and..
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You can’t force us to implement the divisive CAA in Punjab: Amarinder to Shivraj


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Public sector banks, roadways join nationwide strike call

Representatives of trade unions and roadways unions held protests at several places, including Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Bathinda in Punjab and raised slogans against the government in support of their..
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Rains lash many places in Punjab, Haryana; cold wave tightens grip


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Attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib: Harsimrat Badal attacks Congress for opposing CAA

Union minister Harsimrat Badal on Friday slammed the Congress and its Punjab leader Captain Amarinder Singh for opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act, which grants citizenship to persecuted minorities..
IndiaTimes - Published

CAA fails constitution test, says Amarinder Singh; Ravi Shankar Prasad hits back

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed the BJP-led Central government over the Citizenship Amendment Act and said that it "fails the test of the Constitution" and "can easily..
IndiaTimes - Published

Does India really need an NPR when there's Census?

With states like Punjab, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh halting the groundwork needed for conducting the National Population Register (NPR) survey — scheduled from April 1 to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Punjab may withdraw power subsidy to ‘large’ farmers


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Pakistan seizes five suspected al Qaeda militants

Pakistan has arrested five suspected al Qaeda militants planning an attack on security personnel, authorities in the eastern state of Punjab said on Friday.
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Terror attacks in Punjab being planned by pro-Khalistan outfits with Pak's support: Intelligence sources

The Sources reveal that terror groups like Babbar Khalsa and Khalistan Zindabad Force are in contact with their Pakistani handlers to smuggle weapons across the India-Pakistan border.
DNA - Published

Intense cold in northern states on Christmas, water supply lines freeze in Srinagar

It was freezing cold in most parts of the northern states on Christmas, with Srinagar recording its coldest night of the season at minus 4.3 degrees Celsius that froze water supply lines at several..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mercury dips in Delhi, North India reels under severe cold

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the cold day conditions will continue to prevail in pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Rajasthan.
DNA - Published

IMD predicts dense fog in Punjab, West Rajasthan


IndiaTimes - Published

Rains, snowfall continue in northern states; cold conditions to prevail

Rains and snowfall in several parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Saturday pulled the mercury down in the region. The weatherman said the mercury is expected to hover around..
IndiaTimes - Published

Balakot message was to tell Pak there will be cost for terror attacks: Former Air Chief Marshal

The message of the Balakot air strike was to tell the Pakistani establishment and terrorist organisations that there will be a cost to pay for terror attacks in India which was effectively conveyed,..
IndiaTimes - Published

International drug racket busted by NCB, Rs 100 crores worth contraband seized

The drug law enforcement agency stated that the syndicate spread its network in Delhi and neighboring areas, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and Maharashtra.
DNA - Published

Citizenship Amendment Bill 'null and void', won't allow it in Punjab: Captain Amarinder Singh

The Chief Minister's Office on Thursday conveyed Singh's statement criticising the Bill
DNA - Published

Modi, Shah greet Parkash Singh Badal on his birthday

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 patriarch, a five-time chief minister,..
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Behave or face consequences: Amarinder warns Pakistan against fomenting trouble in Punjab


IndiaTimes - Published

Punjab police to provide free pick up, drop to women post 9 PM, announces CM

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 (PCR).
DNA - Published

Amit Shah's remarks that no pardon has been given to Rajoana very unfortunate: SAD

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 Balwant Singh Rajoana, who was convicted..
IndiaTimes - Published

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