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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 states of Himachal Pradesh to the north and northeast, Haryana to the south and southeast, and Rajasthan to the southwest, by the Indian union territory of Chandigarh to the east, and by Jammu and Kashmir to the north. 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 23 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.

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Punjab to probe Captain's friend Aroosa Alam for ISI link, Amarinder hits back | Oneindia News [Video]

Punjab to probe Captain's friend Aroosa Alam for ISI link, Amarinder hits back | Oneindia News

Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh shared a picture of his friend, Pakistani journalist Aroosa Alam shaking hands with Congress President Sonia Gandhi hoping to end the debate of whether or not..

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Why was Aryan Khan's bail plea rejected? Special court said this...| Oneindia News [Video]

Why was Aryan Khan's bail plea rejected? Special court said this...| Oneindia News

A special court, rejecting Aryan Kham's bail, said that since his friend who was traveling with him was found with contraband and he had its knowledge, it amounted to ‘conscious possession’; A day..

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Punjab Congress MLA Joginder Pal slaps man who questions him in Pathankot | Watch | Oneindia News [Video]

Punjab Congress MLA Joginder Pal slaps man who questions him in Pathankot | Watch | Oneindia News

A video has emerged in which a Congress MLA named Joginder Pal is seen assaulting a man in Punjab’s Pathankot district. #JoginderPal #Pathankot #Punjab

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Punjab elections: Capt Amarinder to form his party soon, may form alliance with BJP | Oneindia News [Video]

Punjab elections: Capt Amarinder to form his party soon, may form alliance with BJP | Oneindia News

Yesterday, Punjab's former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh declared that he will form a new political party. He indicated that if the farmers' protest gets resolved, he would consider a "seat..

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Navjot Singh Sidhu born in 1963 | Virender Sehwag born in 1978 | October 20th History |Oneindia News [Video]

Navjot Singh Sidhu born in 1963 | Virender Sehwag born in 1978 | October 20th History |Oneindia News

On 20th October, in 1963 Navjot Singh Sidhu was born in Punjab, in 1978 Virender Sehwag was born and in 1973 the iconic Sydney Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II. #NavjotSinghSidhubirthday..

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Amit Shah chairs high level security meet, Kashmir killings also to be discussed | Oneindia News [Video]

Amit Shah chairs high level security meet, Kashmir killings also to be discussed | Oneindia News

Union Home minister Amit Shah is chairing a meeting of top security officials today, where Kashmir situation is likely to be discussed, after targeted attacks at non-Muslims; The BJP attacked the..

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Navjot Singh Sidhu writes to Sonia Gandhi says ‘Punjab’s last chance’ | Oneindia News [Video]

Navjot Singh Sidhu writes to Sonia Gandhi says ‘Punjab’s last chance’ | Oneindia News

Navjot Singh Sidhu wrote a letter a Sonia Gandhi saying its Punjab’s last chance. Sidhu has drawn 13 point agenda on governance and said the government must deliver upon. #NavotSinghSidhu..

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Punjab Congress blames Amarinder Singh, as center increases BSF’s jurisdiction | Oneindia News [Video]

Punjab Congress blames Amarinder Singh, as center increases BSF’s jurisdiction | Oneindia News

Punjab Congress blamed former CM Amarinder Singh, as the center increased BSF’s jurisdiction along the international border. Congress leader Pragat Singh said Amarinder Singh motivated the center..

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Navjot Singh Sidhu-led march stopped at Haryana-UP border | Lakhimpur violence | Oneindia News [Video]

Navjot Singh Sidhu-led march stopped at Haryana-UP border | Lakhimpur violence | Oneindia News

Today, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh led a protest march from Punjab to Lakhimpur Kheri in protest against the killing of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri. He was stopped at the Yamuna Nagar-Saharanpur..

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Chanjit Singh Channi’s son seen sitting in room during official meeting | Oneindia News [Video]

Chanjit Singh Channi’s son seen sitting in room during official meeting | Oneindia News

A major controversy erupted in Punjab, after the son of CM Chanjit Singh Channi was seen in the same room where an official meeting was happening. In the images gone viral, the CM’s son is seen..

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Amarinder Singh meets NSA Ajit Doval in Delhi, says not joining BJP | Oneindia News [Video]

Amarinder Singh meets NSA Ajit Doval in Delhi, says not joining BJP | Oneindia News

Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh revealed that he is not joining the BJP but also said that he is definitely not going back in Congress. Singh today met with NSA Ajit Doval in Delhi, yesterday he met..

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IAF officer subjected to 2-finger test after rap ecomplaint against colleague | Oneindia News [Video]

IAF officer subjected to 2-finger test after rap ecomplaint against colleague | Oneindia News

A female Air Force officer has said she had IAF doctors subject her to the banned and intrusive two-finger test after she complained against a senior collague of rape; A day after meeting with Home..

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Amarinder Singh meets Amit Shah in Delhi, advisors call it ‘courtesy visit’ | Oneindia News [Video]

Amarinder Singh meets Amit Shah in Delhi, advisors call it ‘courtesy visit’ | Oneindia News

Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his home in Delhi. While Singh’s team called the meeting a ‘courtesy visit’, Congress party has refused to speculate on the..

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Amarinder Singh to arrive in Delhi today, likely to meet Amit Shah| Oneindia News [Video]

Amarinder Singh to arrive in Delhi today, likely to meet Amit Shah| Oneindia News

Vetran Congress leader and former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh will arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday evening. He is expected to meet Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda. Speculations are..

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Punjab CM Charanjit Channi stops convoy to bless newlywed couple | Oneindia News [Video]

Punjab CM Charanjit Channi stops convoy to bless newlywed couple | Oneindia News

Newly elected CM of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi, stopped his convoy to bless a newlywed couple in a small town in Bathinda. Video of the same was posted on social media by the Punjab government’s..

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Punjab Cabinet reshuffle: Charanjit Singh Channi picks new ministers and drops some | Oneindia News [Video]

Punjab Cabinet reshuffle: Charanjit Singh Channi picks new ministers and drops some | Oneindia News

Today, Punjab's new Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi added six new faces to his cabinet and eliminated some from Amarinder Singh’s team. The new ministerial team has 15 members in..

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Punjab CM Channi dances bhangra at Kapurthala event: Watch | Oneindia News [Video]

Punjab CM Channi dances bhangra at Kapurthala event: Watch | Oneindia News

Watch as the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi breaks into a Bhangra dance at an event in Kapurthala on Thursday. #Punjab #Channi #Bhangra

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Amarinder Singh to field strong candidate against Navjot Sidhu | Oneindia News [Video]

Amarinder Singh to field strong candidate against Navjot Sidhu | Oneindia News

Recently replaced Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has said that he will be fielding a strong candidate against Navjot Sidhu in the Punjab elections and will make any sacrifice to stop him becoming the chief..

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India's Covid R-Value drops to 0.92; Scientists say corona spread has slowed down | Oneindia News [Video]

India's Covid R-Value drops to 0.92; Scientists say corona spread has slowed down | Oneindia News

According to researchers, the R-value for Covid-19 in India dropped from 1.17 in August-end to 0.92 in mid-September; French President Emmanuel Macron discussed co-operating over the Indo-Pacific..

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Raj Kundra and his employee Ryan Thorpe get bail in pornographic film case | Oneindia News [Video]

Raj Kundra and his employee Ryan Thorpe get bail in pornographic film case | Oneindia News

Raj Kundra has been granted bail by a Mumbai court two months after his arrest over allegations of shooting and streaming porn; Charanjit Singh Channi’s appointment as Punjab CM has ignited the talks..

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Charanjit Singh Channi to be the next CM of Punjab, Rawat makes announcement | Oneindia News [Video]

Charanjit Singh Channi to be the next CM of Punjab, Rawat makes announcement | Oneindia News

Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi will be the new CM of Punjab, senior congress leader Harish Rawat has tweeted. Earlier it was being speculated that Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa was likely to be the..

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Centre warns 11 states about more dangerous Serotype-II Dengue virus strain | Oneindia News [Video]

Centre warns 11 states about more dangerous Serotype-II Dengue virus strain | Oneindia News

The 11 states reporting a more dangerous type of dengue have been asked by the centre to take steps for the early detection of cases; Punjab may get a new Chief Minister today; Rajasthan Chief Minister..

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Congress leader Ambika Soni allegedly declines the offer to be the next Punjab CM | Oneindia News [Video]

Congress leader Ambika Soni allegedly declines the offer to be the next Punjab CM | Oneindia News

According to an NDTV report, sources have claimed that Congress leader Ambika Soni has turned down an offer to become Punjab's next Chief Minister. This comes amid speculations of who would succeed..

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Capt Amarinder Singh submits resignation as Punjab Chief Minister | CLP meeting | Oneindia News [Video]

Capt Amarinder Singh submits resignation as Punjab Chief Minister | CLP meeting | Oneindia News

Captain Amarinder Singh has met Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit and finally submitted his and his council of ministers’ resignation. The former Punjab CM said he was humiliated in the Congress..

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Rail roko: Stir halts 210 trains, North India hit hardest

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'Hit and run' caught on cam: Policeman's speeding SUV runs down two pedestrians in Punjab

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Army chopper crash: Body of second pilot recovered from Ranjit Sagar Dam after 75 days

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Last damage-control exercise: Sidhu writes to Sonia listing priorities for Punjab govt before polls


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