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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%) 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.


Rains in north India; flood threat looms over Punjab's Ferozepur after Pakistan releases water

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Pakistan releases more water, flood threat in villages in Punjab's Ferozepur

A few villages in Punjab's border district Ferozepur are facing a flood threat after a major portion of an embankment in the catchment area of the Sutlej river was washed away following Pakistan's..
IndiaTimes - Published

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Punjab: Ferozepur water poses health risk

Adding to the misery of these residents, the water level has been drastically increased as wastewater from tanneries in Kasur, Pakistan has been discharged into the river.
DNA - Published

Punjab govt seeks Rs 1,000-Cr flood relief package

The request from the CM came amid reports that 326 villages across the state had been adversely impacted, with loss of standing crops on nearly 1.20 lakh acres of area submerged underwater.
DNA - Published

Punjab to canalise all its state rivers

CM Captain Amarinder also announces dedicated village-relief in flood-affected Sultanpur and Jalandhar areas
DNA - Published

Pakistan opens headworks gates, 17 villages of Punjab's Ferozepur flooded

As many as 17 villages of Punjab's border district Ferozepur were flooded after Pakistan opened headworks gates in its area on the Sutlej river, an official said on Thursday. Several villages of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Heavy rains: Tomato prices soar to Rs 80/kg, onion at Rs 50/kg in Haryana, Punjab

Prices of tomato and onion have doubled to Rs 80 and Rs 50 per kg in Haryana and Punjab, respectively this week due to supply shortage caused by heavy rains in the region and several other parts of the..
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Rahul remembers Rajiv Gandhi's contribution in strengthening India through Punjab, Assam accords

Rahul's statements come at a time when Congress is observing weeklong events to commemorate the 75th Birth Anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. On Monday, Gandhi scion had announced that..
IndiaTimes - Published

100-fold rise in weight-loss surgeries in 15 years

During this period, the number of surgeons who specialise in the surgery also went up from eight (in 2003) to 450. Delhi, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu lead in the number of surgeries..
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BARC's nano-filtration tech can help Punjab get heavy metal-free drinking water

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States battle to stay afloat as floods worsen

Cabinet secys of Punjab, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Delhi chair National Crisis Management Committee meet
DNA - Published

Punjab: 60 persons rescued from floods in Sultanpur Lodhi, Zira

Four more teams were deployed, two each in Sultanpur Lodhi and Zira for rescue operations
DNA - Published

Shiromani Akali Dal seeks adequate package for Punjab flood victims

The SAD leader said around twenty villages in Ropar had suffered extensive damage with paddy crop being destroyed even as floodwaters entered entire villages
DNA - Published

Punjab government brings 4500 journalists under SSBY scheme

All journalists accredited to the state government or holding yellow cards will be eligible to be covered under the scheme
DNA - Published

Punjab on alert after heavy discharge of water in Sutlej

The Commissioner further assured that the river can handle around three lakh cusec of water and there is no need to create panic in the area
DNA - Published

Heavy rainfall likely in west UP, Punjab, Odisha, West Bengal over the next few days: IMD

Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning may also occur at isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim and Odisha.
DNA - Published

Harsimrat Badal takes on Pakistan minister for trying to influence Sikhs in Indian Army

After Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has slammed Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry for trying to prevail upon Sikhs in Indian Army to revolt and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Punjab bandh over demolition of Delhi temple

The temple was demolished under the orders of Supreme Court by the Delhi Development Authority
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Paddy stubble burning declines 41% in Punjab, Haryana, UP, Delhi-NCR

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Punjab bandh Live updates: Protests after historic Ravidas temple demolished in Delhi; BJP, SAD, AAP leaders meet

As per the reports, the temple was demolished by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Saturday.
DNA - Published

Punjab CM hosts lunch for Kashmiri students on Eid al-Adha

The lunch was hosted for students from various universities of Punjab, as they were away from home on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. They could not go to Kashmir due to restrictions imposed in the wake..
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Man posing as bank manager dupes Patiala MP Preneet Kaur of Rs 23 lakh, arrested

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's wife was a victim of bank fraud.
DNA - Published

Amarinder Singh hopes Pakistan’s decision won’t affect Kartarpur corridor

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday expressed concern over Pakistan’s decision to downgrade diplomatic ties with India but hoped the move would not adversely impact the construction of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Punjab: Two apps & a website make government school kids smarter

With its plan to inculcate e-learning into its curriculum for the children of Senior Secondary School, it has brought classroom lessons to their smartphone screens
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Article 370: Punjab bans any kind of celebrations or protests

After the Centre on Monday revoked Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the government in Punjab prohibited any kind of celebrations or protests that could vitiate the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Milind Deora pitches Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot for top party post

Deora says he agrees with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh who last month said only a young leader should replace Rahul Gandhi as the Congress president
DNA - Published

HS Phoolka writes to Punjab Speaker, urges to accept resignation

Senior advocate HS Phoolka sent a letter to Punjab Speaker Rana KP Singh on Sunday urging him to accept his resignation as a member of the State Legislative Assembly so that by-election in Dakha..
DNA - Published

Pakistani arrested near Indo-Pak border in Punjab's Ferozepur

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Amarinder Singh dubs Harsimrat Kaur Badal 'habitual liar' over Jallianwala Bagh massacre remark

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday termed Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal a "habitual liar" over her remarks that one of his close relatives had lauded the role of General Dyer in the..
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Plant 10 trees to 'grow' gun licences in Ferozepur

Guns & Poses: District commissioner in Punjab demands selfies with saplings
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh rejects CBI closure report on Bargari sacrilege case, demands reopening of probe

Amarinder Singh said that the case should be reopened for further investigation as failure to do so would cause serious 'law and order situation' in Punjab.
DNA - Published

Priyanka Gandhi perfect choice for Congress president post: Amarinder Singh

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would get "all-round support" if she's made Congress president. "Priyanka will be the perfect choice to take over the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lack of clarity at top hurting Congress, polls to key posts will legitimise leadership: Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor backed Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's assessment that a young leader would be more suitable to lead the Congress at this juncture.
DNA - Published

Punjab government starts Operation Clean to end drug issue

A team of police officers has been formed to seize drugs in several parts of Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Mansa, and Amritsar.
DNA - Published

National Investigation Agency probes narco terror case in Punjab

Customs officers and state police work in tandem with probing agency to curb cross-border drug trafficking
DNA - Published

High Court bans loudspeakers in public in Punjab, Haryana & Chandigarh

Loud and Clear: Court issues a slew of strict guidelines to curb noise pollution and celebratory firing
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Heavy rains likely in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana today, predicts IMD

Heavy rainfall in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh predicted today.
DNA - Published

Whose Chandigarh is it anyway? Punjab and Haryana HC calls for evidence to answer 'capital' question

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday asked the two states to provide a document or a notification to establish that Chandigarh is their capital.
DNA - Published

Furnish document to show Chandigarh is common capital: HC to Punjab and Haryana

The high court here has asked Punjab and Haryana to furnish documents to establish that Chandigarh is their common capital. The court called for the advocate generals of the two states to come up with..
IndiaTimes - Published

Punjab: Accused in biggest heroin haul dies in police custody

Gurpinder Singh, who was arrested in a raid by the Customs department at the Attari border on June 30, was reportedly sick for some time in an Amritsar jail
DNA - Published

Navjot Singh Sidhu out of Punjab govt as Chief Minister, Governor accept resignation

Capt Amarinder to handle Power portfolio, which Sidhu had refused to take up
DNA - Published

Sidhu's next move unclear; Cong leaders hope he will remain with party

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's acceptance of Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation from state cabinet has raised a question about the cricketer-turned-politician's future in the Congress, though..
DNA - Published

'Selfish Sidhu worst minister in Punjab's history': BJP says Sidhu's political career is over after he quits cabinet

The acceptance of Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation as Punjab cabinet minister is the end of his political career, the Bharatiya Janata Party said on Saturday.
DNA - Published

Any officer unhappy with IPS officer Sidhu as anti-drug STF chief can leave Punjab: Amarinder Singh

Amid reports indicating resentment over reappointment of senior IPS officer Harpreet Singh Sidhu as anti-drug STF chief, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Saturday said any police official unhappy..
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh accepts Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation

An official spokesperson from Punjab CM's office confirmed on Saturday that Captain Amarinder Singh accepted Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation and forwarded it to governor VP Singh Badnore. Sidhu, who..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan arrests accused mastermind of Mumbai attacks, but Indian official skeptical

Pakistan authorities on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on terror finance charges, a spokesman for the chief..
Reuters - Published

Government medical colleges are 'selling' seats now

Some state governments have joined the bandwagon of commercializing medical education in the name of making their colleges self-financed. So, 3%-15% seats are set aside for NRIs and some even have..
IndiaTimes - Published

'I don’t even have a power minister,' quips Captain Amarinder Singh, when asked about atomic energy units in Punjab

IndiaTimes - Published

Will decide on Sidhu's resignation tomorrow: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he will decide on Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation on Wednesday after going through the contents of the letter. The CM said he has some meetings lined up in..
IndiaTimes - Published

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