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 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 over 27 million inhabitants, 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 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.


Massive fire breaks out at dry fruit factory in Amritsar [Video]

Massive fire breaks out at dry fruit factory in Amritsar

Massive fire broke out at a dry fruit trading factory in Punjab's Amritsar on May 07. Fire tenders are present on the spot. No injuries have been reported so far. More details are awaited.

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Watch: Punjab cop kicks vegetable vendor’s basket; suspended [Video]

Watch: Punjab cop kicks vegetable vendor’s basket; suspended

A Station House Officer in Punjab has been suspended after a video showing him kicking a vegetable basket of a street vendor went viral on social media. Navdeep Singh, SHO (City) Phagwara, was seen..

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Viral video: SHO kicks vegetable vendor's basket in Punjab, gets suspended [Video]

Viral video: SHO kicks vegetable vendor's basket in Punjab, gets suspended

In a viral video from Punjab's Kapurthala, a police official was seen kicking a basket kept on a vegetable vendor's cart. The incident took place on May 05 and after preliminary investigation, the SHO..

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Rain lashes in Amritsar [Video]

Rain lashes in Amritsar

Amritsar received light spell of rainfall on May 04. It brought relief from scorching heat among the locals. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) have predicted lash of rainfall in Punjab, Delhi..

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Need 300 MT oxygen/day: Punjab Health Minister [Video]

Need 300 MT oxygen/day: Punjab Health Minister

Amid oxygen crisis in Punjab, state Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on April 29 said Punjab needs 300 Metric Ton oxygen per day. "We need 300 MT oxygen per day. We generate 36 MT in the state,"..

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Amritsar NGO feeding the needy since pandemic [Video]

Amritsar NGO feeding the needy since pandemic

In a bid to help people struggling to earn livelihood due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, an NGO in Amritsar is providing free food labourers and Rickshaw operations in the city. People reached to the..

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Covid vaccination registration for all above 18 yrs opens today: How to register [Video]

Covid vaccination registration for all above 18 yrs opens today: How to register

Indians above 18 years of age can start registering themselves for Covid-19 vaccination from 4 pm today as the government gears up to launch the third phase of immunisation drive on May 1. Even as the..

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COVID: Migrants in Amritsar head home amid lockdown fear [Video]

COVID: Migrants in Amritsar head home amid lockdown fear

Scores of migrant workers gathered at the Amritsar railway station to return to their native places amid the rising fear of complete lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. One of the migrants said, "We are..

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Covid update: India's new oxygen trains; 20 patients escape in Uttarakhand [Video]

Covid update: India's new oxygen trains; 20 patients escape in Uttarakhand

From the Indian Railways planning new Oxygen Express trains, to 20 patients escaping from a care centre in Uttarakhand - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. The central government..

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Punjab woman's bizarre petition 'Price Harry promised marriage' dismissed by court| Oneindia News [Video]

Punjab woman's bizarre petition 'Price Harry promised marriage' dismissed by court| Oneindia News

Social media users couldn’t be more amused after a petitioner moved Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking legal action against UK’s Prince Harry for allegedly not fulfilling his promise to marry..

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Devotees visit Golden Temple to offer prayers on Baisakhi [Video]

Devotees visit Golden Temple to offer prayers on Baisakhi

Baisakhi, also known as the harvest festival of Punjab is being celebrated on April 13. Devotees in large numbers thronged Amritsar's Golden temple to offer prayers. They took holy dip in the sarovar..

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Grain market in Punjab deserted despite beginning of procurement process [Video]

Grain market in Punjab deserted despite beginning of procurement process

Grain market in Amritsar wore deserted look despite the state government announced the beginning of procurement of produce on Apr 10. Commission agents and farmers had staged strike in support of the..

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PM Modi holds meeting with Chief Ministers on COVID situation [Video]

PM Modi holds meeting with Chief Ministers on COVID situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held meeting with Chief Ministers on the current COVID19 situation on April 08 via video conferencing. Terming the second wave a grave concern, PM Modi said, "We need to..

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Mukhtar Ansari under strict surveillance in Banda jail [Video]

Mukhtar Ansari under strict surveillance in Banda jail

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari has been kept in highly-secured isolation barrack in the District Jail Banda, the authorities are monitoring him 24*7 via CCTV. DG (Prisons) Anand Kumar is..

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Narottam Mishra takes a dig at CM Mamata, Mukhtar Ansari, says 'wheelchairs are quite famous' [Video]

Narottam Mishra takes a dig at CM Mamata, Mukhtar Ansari, says 'wheelchairs are quite famous'

While addressing a press conference in West Bengal's Asansol on April 07, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister and BJP leader Narottam Mishra draw comparison between state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and..

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UP Police arrives at Banda jail with Mukhtar Ansari [Video]

UP Police arrives at Banda jail with Mukhtar Ansari

Uttar Pradesh Police has arrived at Banda jail with gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari on April 07. UP Police had gone to Punjab's Rupnagar jail on April 06 to take the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)..

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Mukhtar Ansari's brother questions intentions of Banda jail administration [Video]

Mukhtar Ansari's brother questions intentions of Banda jail administration

As Uttar Pradesh police is taking gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari from Punjab's Rupnagar jail to Banda, his brother Afzal Ansari said that Mukhtar Ansari will reach safely with god's..

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