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Punjab, India

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 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.


AAP stares at bleak future in Punjab

Of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state, the faction-ridden party is leading only from Sangrur, where its state unit chief Bhagwant Mann is seeking re-election. It had won four Lok Saba seats in 2014..
IndiaTimes - Published

Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Punjab: Jasbir Singh Gill of the Congress defeats SAD's Bibi Jagir Kaur

Polling in all the 13 parliamentary constituencies in Punjab were held in the last phase of the general elections.
DNA - Published

Ludhiana Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Punjab: Ravneet Bittu retains seat for Congress

Polling in all the 13 parliamentary constituencies in Punjab was held in the last phase.
DNA - Published

Amritsar Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 Punjab: BJP's Hardeep Puri loses to Cong's Gurjit Singh Aujla

Hardeep Singh Puri lost to sitting Congress MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla.
DNA - Published

Bathinda Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 Punjab: SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal defeats Congress candidate Amarinder Raka

Bathinda Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 Punjab: Harsimrat Kaur Badal defeated Amarinder Singh Raja by 21772 votes to win the seat.
DNA - Published

Amarinder congratulates Modi on 'impressive victory' in LS polls

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Thursday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party's "impressive victory" in Lok Sabha polls, saying people of the country are looking towards PM and the..
DNA - Published

Punjab Lok Sabha Elections Results: Congress' Preneet Kaur wins in Patiala, Ravneet Bittu retains Ludhiana seat

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh's wife and Congress candidate Preneet Kaur won from Patiala while party nominee Ravneet Singh Bittu retained the Ludhiana seat.
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress maintains lead in 8 seats; SAD, BJP in 2 seats each

The Congress was leading in eight parliamentary constituencies of Punjab while the Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP were leading in two Lok Sabha seats each, as per latest EC trends.
DNA - Published

Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Punjab Live: BJP's Sunny Deol leading

Polling in all the 13 Parliamentary constiteuncies in Punjab was held in the last phase of general elections.
DNA - Published

Preneet Kaur leading from Patiala, Manish Tewari trailing from Anandpur Sahib in Punjab

SAD candidate and sitting MP Prem Singh Chandumajra is leading over his nearest rival and Congress candidate Manish Tewari from Anandpur Sahib seat in Punjab, as per initial EC trends. From Patiala..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress Punjab in-charge seeks report into face-off between Amarinder, Sidhu

AICC's Punjab in-charge Asha Kumari on Tuesday sought a report from party's state unit over the face-off between Amarinder Singh & Navjot Singh Sidhu, as more party leaders backed the CM. Sidhu is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress urges EC for action on complaints of EVM movement from strongrooms

Party spokesperson Rajeev Shukla also said it was the EC's responsibility to ensure that polls were held in a fair and unbiased manner. "Complaints about movement of EVMs are coming from various parts..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha polls: Violence in Bengal, clashes in Punjab reported; over 61 per cent polling in last phase

Incidents of violence in West Bengal and clashes in Punjab were reported during the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, with over 61 per cent turnout being recorded in 59 seats. Over..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sidhu damaging Congress with his ill-timed remarks, says Captain Amarinder Singh

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday criticised Navjot Singh Sidhu for damaging the Congress with his ill-timed comments against him and the party leadership in the state. If he is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Drug addiction still a major issue in Punjab, but parties fail to inject it into poll discourse

Travelling through Punjab’s border towns and villages during these elections is a trek down the trail of devastation left by “chitta” or heroin as the deadly narcotic is called in these parts
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha 2019: Congress of 2019 different from 2014, says Amarinder Singh

The Congress of 2019 is different from that of 2014 as the party is giving more importance to regional leaders than it was doing earlier and has also become more aggressive, says Punjab Chief Minister..
DNA - Published

Akali top gun Sukhbir Badal to battle it out with former colleague Ghubaya in Punjab's Ferozepur

Badal is up against his former colleague and sitting MP Sher Singh Ghubaya, who recently switched over to the Congress.
DNA - Published

Don't think PM Modi has right to claim Balakot strike as his personal success: Amarinder Singh

Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that there has not been any Prime Minister before Modi who had termed any strike by the forces as their..
DNA - Published

Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Constituency: Candidates for 2019 LS poll, past results, all updates

The contest in Gurdaspur is going to be one of the closely watched fights in Punjab since 'Border' actor Sunny Deol, who recently joined the BJP, has been pitted against Sunil Jakhar of the Congress..
DNA - Published

Punjab: Farmers, sitting MPs demand legalising opium cultivation

As Punjab tries to wriggle out of the grip of a continuing farm crisis and drug menace, a small set of farmers and politicians has been pushing for legalising opium cultivation in the state, arguing it..
DNA - Published

Navjot Singh Sidhu calls Modi 'biggest liar', says didn't fulfil promises

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu Wednesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "biggest liar", accusing him of not fulfilling his election promises. The cricketer-turned-politician, who was..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress leader Navjot Sidhu targets PM Modi in Paonta Sahib rally of Himachal Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remained under the attack of Punjab minister and Congress star campaigner during an election rally at Paonta Sahib area of Sirmaur district on Wednesday. Sidhu said that..
IndiaTimes - Published

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