India  
NewsR.in
> >

Punjab, India

State in Northern India

Punjab, India    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

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 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.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

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,..
IndiaTimes - Published

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

Punjab: Class 11 student in commits suicide after being stripped, beaten by teacher in Ludhiana

The family members stated that he was very disturbed after the incident
DNA - Published

Kashmiri students can’t pay fees, hit with fines

Many Kashmiri students studying in Dehradun and Punjab have alleged that their colleges charged them late fee and fined them for short attendance as they were not able to manage their academic schedule..
IndiaTimes - Published

CEC holds meeting with CEOs of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Chandigarh

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Thursday said innovative ways of thinking should be adopted to ensure delivery of quality electoral services to the stakeholders. The CEC held a meeting..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sonia Gandhi writes to Congress CMs to pay Rs 6,000 to pregnant, lactating mothers under NFSA Act

The letter was sent to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Puducherry..
DNA - Published

Viral video: Punjab cop consoles elderly woman, gets praise from netizens

Heartwarming
DNA - Published

Farm fire occurrences rose by 4% in Punjab and Haryana in 10 years: Isro study

A satellite-based climatological study has found that farm fire occurrences increased by 4% over Punjab and Haryana regions during October-November in 10 years between 2007 and 2017. The model-based..
IndiaTimes - Published

Why 'cash for stubble' couldn't save Delhi from toxic air

Farmers in Punjab welcome government's aid, however, they say it came a little too late
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress MLA Aditi Singh set to marry Punjab legislator, says 'Raebareli is my responsibility'

Speaking on her commitment to Raebareli, Aditi said she will never stop working for its development even after being married.
DNA - Published

Prakash Javadekar calls for joint cooperation of agencies to combat air pollution

"We are very serious about the issue of pollution. For the first time, we have recognised the concept of air shade. It is not Delhi's geographical boundary, it is the air shade which has impacted...
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian Railways provides Wi-Fi facilities at Dera Baba Nanak station in Punjab

RailTel has provided Wifi services at more than 5300 railway stations and soon all railway stations will be getting free wifi courtesy of RailTel
DNA - Published

Farmers' body writes to PM on stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana


IndiaTimes - Published

Stubble burning cases in Punjab cross 48,000 set to cross last year’s count

On Sunday (November 10), 2,147 cases of stubble burning were recorded in the state, taking the total to 48,155 since September 23, according to the data released by Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC)...
IndiaTimes - Published

Study finds killer national highway stretch in Punjab


IndiaTimes - Published

Kartarpur corridor: PM thanks Imran Khan for understanding India's sentiment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan for understanding India's sentiment on the issue of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor. It will be easy to pay obeisance at..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kartarpur Corridor opens today, PM Modi to flag off first batch of 500 pilgrims

The first batch of pilgrims includes former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, et al
DNA - Published

PM Modi to agri ministry: Prioritize giving machines to UP, Punjab, Haryana farmers to check stubble burning


IndiaTimes - Published

Air pollution: Question of life & death in Delhi-NCR, says SC; orders financial support to farmers

The Supreme Court, which lashed out at authorities on Wednesday for failing to curb severe air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region, directed the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kartarpur Visit: Concerned India asks Pakistan to provide highest level of security to Manmohan Singh, Amarinder

The inaugural 'jatha' to Kartarpur Sahib also includes two union ministers, several MPs and MLAs from Punjab.
DNA - Published

'You have miserably failed in your duty': SC raps Punjab govt for failing to curb stubble burning

"Why was the government not ready in advance and why were the machines not provided?" SC asked Punjab.
DNA - Published

Terrorists infiltrate in Dera Baba Nanak ahead of Kartarpur inauguration: Intel sources

Sources in security establishment have asked the BSF and other agencies who are responsible for monitoring the international border about the report of latest infiltration into Punjab.
DNA - Published

Despite warning by SC, farm fires still rage on in Punjab


IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi chairs meeting to discuss pollution, Cabinet Secretary reviews progress made by states

The Centre had on Sunday announced that the Cabinet Secretary would monitor the situation with the governments of Delhi, Haryana and Punjab on a daily basis.
DNA - Published

SC summons Delhi chief secretary, says there can't be 'large scale exodus' due to pollution

The apex court, which also summoned the chief secretaries of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on November 6, said every year a "piquant situation" of severe pollution arises in the region for..
IndiaTimes - Published

CBI conducting searches across the country in bank fraud cases

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered around 35 cases related to bank frauds. The searches are being conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Stop farm fires or face contempt: SC to 3 states

With pollution in Delhi and NCR assuming the proportions of a health emergency, the Supreme Court on Monday passed a slew of orders and directed UP, Haryana and Punjab governments to immediately stop..
IndiaTimes - Published

Presence of terror camps in district that houses Kartarpur gurdwara, reveals BSF sources

India and Pakistan had on October 24 signed the agreement connecting Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab's Gurdaspur with Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan.
DNA - Published

Principal secretary to PM, cabinet secretary to hold meeting on air pollution in Delhi-NCR

The principal secretary to the prime minister and the cabinet secretary will hold a high-level meeting Sunday evening to discuss the issue of deteriorating air pollution in Delhi-NCR, officials said...
IndiaTimes - Published

Toxic Delhi air spurs Punjab CM to urge Centre to provide for 'stubble management bonus' to farmers

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Saturday urged the Centre to provide for a separate bonus to farmers to manage stubble. Singh expressed his anger and anguish and made the pro-farmer proposal in a letter..
IndiaTimes - Published

Javadekar urges Kejriwal to find solutions to mitigate pollution and stop 'blame-game'

Addressing media persons after an event here, Javadekar said, "I think it is unfortunate that a chief minister, instead of finding solutions to mitigate pollution is into a blame game." "Instead of..
IndiaTimes - Published

1,100 Indian Sikhs arrive in Pakistan for Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary

The first batch of 1,100 Sikhs from India arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, crossing over through the Wagah border, for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak. The 'Nagar Kirtan'..
IndiaTimes - Published

SAD, BJP politicising 550th Prakash Purb celebrations: Amarinder

The Punjab chief minister said the occasion of 550th Prakash Purb was one of pride which his govt wanted to celebrate collectively, rising above petty political considerations. However, the Shiromani..
IndiaTimes - Published

Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana on the rise, likely to deteriorate Delhi's air quality

According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, the effective stubble fire counts of Haryana and Punjab have increased from 1654 to 2577 in the past 24 hours after showing a..
DNA - Published

Truck driver shot dead by terrorists in south Kashmir

Narayan Dutt, a resident of Katra in Udhampur district, was fired upon by the terrorists in the evening in the Kanilwan area of Bijbehara in Anantnag, a police official said. Dutt died on the spot, he..
IndiaTimes - Published

Two Punjab truckers killed in terrorist attack in J&K


IndiaTimes - Published

Indo-Pak pact on Kartarpur corridor likely to be inked on October 24

India and Pakistan have deferred by a day the signing of an agreement to operationalise the Kartarpur corridor due to logistical issues, and the deal is now expected to be sealed on Thursday, official..
IndiaTimes - Published

People within Congress created trouble between Amarinder, Sidhu: Navjot Kaur

Blaming people within the Congress for causing unease between Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, the cricketer-turned-politician's wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Tuesday said her..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kartarpur Corridor: Agreement signing postponed by a day, likely to take place on Oct 24

The corridor connects the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab's Gurdaspur with Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan.
DNA - Published

Punjab: BSF spots three drones along Indo-Pak border

BSF personnel posted in Punjab's Hussainiwala sector have spotted three drones along the India-Pakistan border, officials said on Tuesday. Though there were reports that Border Security Force (BSF)..
IndiaTimes - Published

Punjab apple trader, migrant labourer shot dead in Valley

An apple trader from Punjab and a brick kiln worker from Chhattisgarh were shot dead in separate attacks by terrorists in J&K on Wednesday, taking the number of civilian killings to three in as many..
IndiaTimes - Published

Orange alert for Jammu, Punjab once again! Fresh intel notifies of possible terror attack on defence bases

The bases were only put off high alert recently after the security forces had decided that the possibility of an immediate assault was low.
DNA - Published

Drone from Pakistan side sighted in Punjab's Firozepur


IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi's air quality turns 'very poor' for first time this season

It is believed that the crop residue burning in the nearby states of Punjab and Haryana are contributing to polluting the air.
DNA - Published

After Punjab, It’s Udta Haryana: drug abuse emerges top election issue

How chronic the problem has become is evident from numerous wall writings in villages with phone numbers for rehabilitation centres.
IndiaTimes - Published

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan remains adamant on 20$ fee as it sends draft proposal to India

The corridor connects the Dera Babak Nanak shrine in Punjab's Gurdaspur with Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan.
DNA - Published

Amid drone sightings, security forces cleared to shoot down UAV on international border

At a time when Pakistan-backed terror groups are using small drones to smuggle weapons and narcotics into India, the security forces have been given clearance to shoot down drones flying at 1,000 feet..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor on November 8: Harsimrat Badal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the much-awaited Kartarpur corridor, connecting the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab's Gurdaspur with Darbar Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan, on November 8.
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

You Might Like


 Page 1  〉 
Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 newsR Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest