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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 27,704,236 inhabitants at the 2011 census, 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 (57.7%) and Hindus (38.5%) 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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'You aren't maharaja of Patiala': Cong MP reminds Punjab CM after sending letter to DGP over security issue [Video]

'You aren't maharaja of Patiala': Cong MP reminds Punjab CM after sending letter to DGP over security issue

Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Pratap Singh Bajwa bashed Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on his letter to Chandigarh DGP saying, 'CM and Punjab DGP are responsible for any harm..

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Punjab man runs mobile library, provides books to educate kids living in slum areas [Video]

Punjab man runs mobile library, provides books to educate kids living in slum areas

A man from Punjab's Mohali took an initiative to spread education to kids living in slum areas. Through the initiative, Sandeep Kumar ran a mobile library through his van. He also provided books and..

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Punjab numismatist has collection of rare ancient coins [Video]

Punjab numismatist has collection of rare ancient coins

An avid coin collector in Punjab's Ludhiana has a treasure of ancient coins. His vast collection includes coins dating back to Delhi Sultanate to Mughal Empire. Kewal Singh Rana is famous in Punjab for..

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'72 hour formula': PM Modi speaks to CMs of 10 states on Covid situation [Video]

'72 hour formula': PM Modi speaks to CMs of 10 states on Covid situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with Chief Ministers of ten states to discuss the Covid situation. PM Modi said that everyone is working as a team to beat the Covid pandemic. PM..

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Decreasing COVID fatality rate shows India taking right measures: PM Modi [Video]

Decreasing COVID fatality rate shows India taking right measures: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh on August..

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Defence Minister remembers Udham Singh for his valour [Video]

Defence Minister remembers Udham Singh for his valour

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on August 09 addressed through a webinar to remember sacrifice of martyr Udham Singh. During his speech he remembered the sacrifice of martyr Udham Singh by saying that..

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Punjab hooch tragedy: Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa demands CBI probe [Video]

Punjab hooch tragedy: Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa demands CBI probe

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa on hooch tragedy in Punajb that claimed over 100 lives demanded a CBI or ED investigation. Partap Bajwa said, "CM Captain Amarinder Singh has Excise and..

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Hooch tragedy: Punjab CM meets families of victims [Video]

Hooch tragedy: Punjab CM meets families of victims

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh met family members of Hooch tragedy victims on August 07. Recently, close to 110 people had died after consuming illicit liquor in three districts of the..

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They have crossed 'laxman rekha': Punjab Congress chief on party MPs asking CBI, ED probe [Video]

They have crossed 'laxman rekha': Punjab Congress chief on party MPs asking CBI, ED probe

Sunil Jakhar, Punjab Congress president on August 4 reacted on party's two Rajya Sabha members, who demanded CBI and Enforcement Directorate probe against their own party, which is in power in the..

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Punjab Hooch Tragedy: AAP demands CBI probe [Video]

Punjab Hooch Tragedy: AAP demands CBI probe

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on August 2 staged a protest in front of a civil hospital in Tarn Taran over hooch tragedy case. The protestors demanded resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder..

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Hooch tragedy: Spurious liquor claims 86 lives, 25 arrested [Video]

Hooch tragedy: Spurious liquor claims 86 lives, 25 arrested

In a major crackdown, spurious liquor has so far claimed 86 lives in three districts of Punjab including Tarn Taran, Amritsar Rural and Gurdaspur. As the tragedy is unfolding, the total number of..

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4 dead after consuming spurious liquor in Amritsar [Video]

4 dead after consuming spurious liquor in Amritsar

Four people allegedly died after consuming spurious liquor in Punjab's Amritsar on July 30. The incident took place in Muchhal village of Amritsar. The police investigation is underway in this regard...

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Princepal Singh becomes first NBA India Academy graduate to sign Pro contract [Video]

Princepal Singh becomes first NBA India Academy graduate to sign Pro contract

NBA India Academy graduate Princepal Singh, a forward of six feet and 10 inches from Punjab, has signed to play in its 'G' League next season. Singh is the first academy graduate to sign a professional..

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Punjab petrol pumps shut: Strike against high fuel tax, amid Covid pandemic [Video]

Punjab petrol pumps shut: Strike against high fuel tax, amid Covid pandemic

Petrol pumps in Punjab staged a strike on July 29, 2020. Fuel vends in the state were shut from 8 am to 5 pm with owners reportedly demanding a cut in excise duty. Petrol prices in Punjab have..

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Ludhiana's Buddha nullah water body turns into 'source of cancer' [Video]

Ludhiana's Buddha nullah water body turns into 'source of cancer'

Ludhiana's Buddha Nullah, once the centre of social life, has now become a 'source of cancer'. "Sewerage treatment plants are not working in the city, the toxic water flows into Buddha nullah water..

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Punjab sports coaches provide online training to athletes [Video]

Punjab sports coaches provide online training to athletes

In order to ensure that athletes do not miss out their training sessions due to COVID-19 lockdown, Punjab sports coaches are providing online training to the athletes to get ready for competitions...

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PM Modi on Tuesday held a video conference meeting with chief ministers of various states to discuss the situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Tamil Nadu's EK..
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Heavy rains batter parts of south India, monsoon subdued in north

Monsoon, however, remained subdued in the northern part of the country. While a few places in Uttar Pradesh received light to moderate rains, Haryana and Punjab witnessed sultry weather conditions. In..
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Punjab CM dubs hooch deaths 'sheer murder', says won't spare anyone found complicit

Under fire from the opposition over the spurious liquor tragedy that has claimed over 110 lives, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said no one will be spared if found complicit in the..
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Punjab hooch tragedy: 25 arrested; 7 officials, six cops suspended as death toll reaches 86

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered the suspension of seven Excise & Taxation officers & Inspectors along with two DSPs and SHOs.
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Day after Punjab hooch toll 86, CM suspends officials


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Punjab hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 38, eight arrested for supplying spurious liquor

Seven arrests were made on Friday in over 40 raids conducted by five teams led by senior officers while one person was arrested from Tarsikka in Amritsar on Thursday night. At least 38 people from..
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At least 21 dead after drinking spurious liquor in Punjab's 3 districts, CM orders magisterial probe

The deaths took place in Punjab's Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran districts since Wednesday night. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial probe.
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Punjab is part of India, UK on Khalistani extremist group planning referendum

The UK government has rejected the Khalistani extremist group Sikhs for Justice's Referendum 2020 which seeks separation of Punjab from rest of India.
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Western Command Chief visits Kapurthala, reviews operational readiness

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt Gen RP Singh, on Tuesday visited Punjab's Kapurthala district "to review the current security situation and operational readiness", a statement..
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Punjab govt to provide plasma free of cost to COVID-19 patients in government hospitals

The private COVID-19 hospitals have demanded plasma after a plasma bank was set up at Patiala hospital.
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NDRF deploys 122 teams in country for flood, rain rescue works

A spokesperson said these teams are positioned in 20 states with a maximum of 19 in Bihar, followed by 12 in Assam, the two states facing flood situation. Nine teams have been deployed in Gujarat,..
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Few checks in place, ambulances fleece desperate Covid patients

There have been complaints of ambulances charging Covid patients as much as a flight to Europe to cover distances as small as 10-15 kilometres. Yet, few state governments, barring Punjab and..
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First heavy monsoon rainfall likely in Delhi, parts of north India; flood situation may worsen in NE

From Sunday, Delhi and its adjoining states Punjab and Haryana are likely to experience continuous rainfall typical of the rainy season as the monsoon trough is likely to shift to its normal position,..
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Maternal deaths rise in Chandigarh, Punjab, Bengal

India’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR), a key health system indicator, dropped to 113 in the 2016-18 period from 122 in 2015-17, according to the latest data released by the office of the registrar..
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh tests negative for Covid-19


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PCI condemns attack on journalists in Punjab, Odisha


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Goa, Punjab, Jharkhand... new Covid-19 hotspots emerging

Odisha, Punjab, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and a few smaller states like Goa and the Union territory of J&K are emerging as new Covid-19 hotspots with positivity rates, or total cases per 100 tests, more..
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Locust swarms reach Punjab's Bhatinda

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Home Ministry declares nine individuals 'designated terrorists' for trying to revive militancy in Punjab

Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday declared nine individuals as designated terrorist, under the provisions of the amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), for trying to revive militancy..
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Punjab postopones university exit classes exam till July 15

The Chief Minister said that the postponement will give universities time to align with the new guidelines that will be issued by the UGC.
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Decision on further extension of lockdown depends on situation: Punjab CM

Chief minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the decision on further extension of the coronavirus lockdown in Punjab beyond June 30 would depend on the situation and asserted that he was ready to..
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Monsoon covers entire country nearly two weeks early: IMD

The Southwest Monsoon has covered the entire country nearly two weeks ahead of its schedule, the India Meteorological Department said Friday. ​​​​​The monsoon usually sets over Kerala on June..
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India should not make mistake of dismissing Galwan Valley incident as patrol clash: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

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Mercury drops in parts of north India; monsoon to reach Delhi, UP in 2 days

Mercury dropped a few notches in parts of north India which also witnessed rainfall in some places, with the MeT Department stating that monsoon is likely to reach Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and..
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Why two Bihar cops are stationed outside Navjot Singh Sidhu's Amritsar home for 4 days

For four days, two cops from Bihar have been waiting for the former Punjab minister to sign a piece of paper so they can go back to their home state.
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Kashmiri residents stranded in Pakistan to return via Attari border this week

The Jammu and Kashmir residents who are stranded in Pakistan due to the coronavirus outbreak will return by road via the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab starting June 25, officials said on Monday. The..
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Farewells and gun salutes across states as more martyrs cremated

Tear-laden farewells and patriotic sentiments were witnessed yet again in many parts of the country – from Punjab to Bihar and Odisha to Jharkhand — on Friday, as a few of the soldiers who lost..
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Why orders 'weren't given to fire at Chinese' in Galwan, asks Amarinder Singh

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PM Modi asks other states to adopt Punjab’s Covid combat model


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PM Narendra Modi to interact with heads of 21 States, UTs today

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Covid-19: Punjab couple stranded in Malaysia seek government help for their return

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HC raps Punjab cops for racial slur against blacks in case papers


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Covid-19: 5 states manage to keep positivity rate below 3%

Five states — MP, Rajasthan, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab — and the Union territory of Chandigarh have managed to slow the incidence of Covid-19 cases with the positivity rate (confirmed..
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Punjab, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand for tighter curbs as Covid cases spike


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Punjab CM orders stricter lockdown on weekends, public holidays

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Thursday ordered stricter lockdown on weekends and public holidays, even as his state mulls stringent curbs, including mandatory testing certification, for those..
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2 LeT operatives held in Punjab; weapons meant for terror attacks in Kashmir seized: Police

The Punjab Police on Thursday said it foiled a major attempt to smuggle arms and ammunition into Kashmir to carry out terror attacks there with the arrest of two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives. Ten..
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Punjab farmers vie with each other for local labour


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Punjab farmers go the extra mile to bring back migrants from Bihar, UP


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Monsoon hits Kerala; north to get ‘good’ rain

The southwest monsoon hit Kerala on Monday on its normal date of onset, the IMD said as it forecast “above normal” rainfall in north India, including Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, and..
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Rains lash Delhi, parts of Punjab, Haryana; IMD says no heat wave for most of India from May 30-June 2

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Delhi, West Bengal not yet distributed May month quota of free foodgrains under PMGAY: Ram Vilas Paswan

Many beneficiaries are still waiting for the May month quota of free foodgrains in states such as Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala and Manipur where up to 80 per..
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Punjab keeps up its record despite lockdown hurdles


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Heat wave relents after light showers in parts of north India; slight dip in temperatures in Rajasthan

The intense heat wave that gripped parts of north India relented on Thursday with light and sporadic showers in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi, while Rajasthan saw a slight dip in temperatures after the..
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3,736 Shramik Special trains ferried over 48 lakh migrants since May 1

The Indian Railways has ferried over 48 lakh migrant workers on board 3,736 'Shramik Special' trains since May 1, according to official data. Of these, 3,157 have reached their destination, while 386..
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