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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%) 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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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


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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

'No annual report by UP info panel since 2005'

The report also said governments in Punjab, Tripura and Uttarakhand also did not publish annual reports of the state information commissions for five years or more even after the SIC reports were..
IndiaTimes - Published

Amritsar train tragedy: A year on, victim's kin protest to seek justice

Hundreds of protesters participated in the march demanding justice and raised slogans against the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's government
DNA - Published

Search operation launched after drones spotted along Punjab border

The drone was spotted flying between 10-10:40 pm and then again at 12:25 am when it crossed the Indian border after which the jawans alerted their senior officials.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Drones entering from Pakistan? BSF spots aerial vehicle at Punjab border

A search operation regarding the same is on, sources shared.
DNA - Published

One year of Amritsar train tragedy: Victims' families march on Dussehra to demand justice

Hundreds of protestors participated in the march demanding justice and raised slogans against the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's government.
DNA - Published

Gurpurab ahead, PMC freeze hits gurdwaras

Ahead of the 550th birth anniversary celebration of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru, gurdwaras across Delhi, Punjab and Maharashtra have been hit by the scam that has unfolded in the Punjab &..
IndiaTimes - Published

Jaish's new poster boy in PoK: Informer-turned-terror kingpin, Nengroo

After the recent drone droppings in Punjab, Indian security agencies have launched a massive manhunt in the Kashmir Valley to nab more than 40 terrorists despatched by Nengroo, the new poster boy of..
IndiaTimes - Published

National Investigation Agency to probe smuggling of arms by Pakistan's drones

Punjab Police had claimed that the terror group was conspiring to unleash a series of strikes in Punjab and adjoining states.
DNA - Published

How secure are the venues of flag lowering ceremonies in Punjab


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Pak drones smuggling weapons into Punjab: NIA to probe


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Manmohan to be part of first ‘jatha’ to Kartarpur shrine

The visit will mark a high profile start as the ‘jatha’ will include all elected representatives of Punjab, cutting across party lines. They will include MLAs and MPs and possibly some other senior..
IndiaTimes - Published

Capt Amarinder proposes canalisation of Punjab's 3 major rivers, discusses way forward with Modi


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Amarinder Singh urges PM Modi to canalize Sutlej, Ravi and Beas for Punjab's economic growth

Canalization of rivers and development of riverfront areas, he said, will expand activities leading to widening of Punjab economy's base, diversifying economic activities and sources of livelihood for..
IndiaTimes - Published

Former PM Manmohan Singh to go to Pakistan for inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor: Report

Dr Manmohan Singh has accepted Punjab CM Amarinder Singh’s invitation to join the 1st Jatha to Kartarpur Gurdwara on November 9, according to Doordarshan. The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in..
IndiaTimes - Published

NIA to probe incidents of Pak drones smuggling arms into India

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will carry out an investigation into cases of drones being used by Pakistan to smuggle arms into India through bordering areas of Punjab. ​​On September 22,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Meet the netas who are too poor to pay tax on their salaries

Seven states had deemed their ministers too poor to pay income tax. So, they came up with a unique solution — let the state exchequer bear the mantris’ tax burden. Punjab took the lead with CM..
IndiaTimes - Published

Langur-dressed devotees make a beeline in Punjab

Starting with the celebrations of Navratri, a 10-day 'Langur Mela' on Sunday commenced in Punjab's Amritsar which will be concluded on the next of Dussehra. It is believed that parents wish for a child..
DNA - Published

Security up at Pathankot airbase, Amritsar airport

Investigations revealed that Pakistan-based terror outfits have been smuggling arms into Punjab through newer technology of drones
DNA - Published

Shop rentals keep security agencies on toes in Punjab

Border Bother: High rent of few stalls in Punjab's Tarn Taran raise eyebrows
DNA - Published

Cong to move court against restrictions on PMC bank customers

Mumbai Congress president Eknath Gaikwad on Friday said his party will move the court against the Reserve Bank of India's decision to impose withdrawal restrictions on customers of Punjab and..
IndiaTimes - Published

550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev: India offers Nepalese Sikhs to visit Gurdwaras in Punjab


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Another Pakistan drone recovered in Amritsar near India-Pakistan border: Police

The Punjab Police on Friday recovered a Pakistani drone, a second such seizure within three days, at a border village here which was used to airdrop arms and ammunition in Punjab, police said. Earlier,..
IndiaTimes - Published

UP, Bihar, Gujarat likely to receive heavy rainfall today

The weather forecast agency also predicted that heavy rains are also likely to fall over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab.
DNA - Published

Pakistan used drone to smuggle arms, says terrorists of Khalistan Zindabad Force

The terrorists also disclosed that the weapons were launched by the drone in the border village of Rajoke in Tarn Taran in Punjab
DNA - Published

Kirit Somaiya files plaint seeking probe into Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank

'Managements of bank and HDIL should be probed'
DNA - Published

Process to visit Kartarpur to be made public by Oct 1, says Punjab minister

The Centre would make public the process for the devotees to visit Kartarpur Sahib by October 1, according to Punjab Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa who met a senior Union home ministry official..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir earthquake: Tremors felt in Delhi, Punjab

No immediate casualties or damage were reported, though people rushed out of homes and offices following the tremors
DNA - Published

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits India-Pak border region; tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, J&K, Punjab

Earthquake: Tremors were felt in Delhi/NCR for several seconds on Tuesday afternoon at around 4:35 pm.
DNA - Published

Earthquake: Tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, J&K, Punjab, UP

Earthquake: Tremors were felt in Delhi/NCR for several seconds on Tuesday afternoon at around 4:35 pm.
DNA - Published

83-yr-old man from Punjab gets Master degree

Gill says he always felt that his studies were left incomplete which is why he decided to do get the masters degree, a wish budding for 61 years.
DNA - Published

Cong picks candidates for Punjab by-elections, Amarinder confident of clean sweep

On Monday, the Congress announced its list of candidates for the upcoming by-elections for the Punjab Legislative assembly. The list was released by Congress General Secretary Mukul Wasnik. The list..
DNA - Published

Amit Shah urges states to shun politics to mitigate water woes

With the Haryana-Punjab water dispute echoing at the Northern Zonal Council meeting chaired by him, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said all states should rise above politics to resolve the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Border Security Force nabs Pakistani spy in Punjab

The spy was found communicating confidential information on the developments related to Kartarpur corridor from the Indian side to his affiliates in Pakistan
DNA - Published

Work on Indian side of Kartarpur corridor to be completed before time, says MHA official

The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.
DNA - Published

Congress no to Punjab chief’s resignation


IndiaTimes - Published

Punjab: Father appeals cops to rescue daughter from drug peddlers

According to the child's family, the police refused to register a case despite constantly pleading.
DNA - Published

Jaishankar says Indian Mission in Italy alerted on Sikh men drowning case

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said that the Indian Mission in Italy have been alerted to extend all help in the case of four Sikh men from Punjab who died after drowning in a..
DNA - Published

Japan keen to invest in electronics, IT, food sector in Punjab: Harsimrat Badal


IndiaTimes - Published

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