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 the 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 (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 Sutlej, Ravi, Beas, Chenab and Jhelum Rivers; Sutlej, Ravi and Beas are part of the Indian Punjab.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General, SN Pradhan on cyclone Nisarga said that 11 teams are deployed in Gujarat, while Maharashtra has 10 teams. However, Gujarat has asked for 5 more..
Farmers staged a protest against Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 at Gilawali village in Punjab's Amritsar against the privatisation of electricity board. If Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 passes,..
Amid lockdown, migrant labourers in Amritsar protested against the state government for making false promises on giving ration. No slogans and chaos were made during the protest, instead they silently..
Farmers continued to burn wheat stubble in Punjab's Amritsar amid coronavirus pandemic on May 24. They burnt stubble in Chatiwind village to clear the fields ahead of paddy plantation. Paddy plantation..
At least six migrant labourers died after a bus ran over them in Muzaffarnagar. Workers were returning to Bihar from Punjab on foot. Several others have received severe injuries. Injured were taken to..
The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar informed that total number of COVID19 cases in the state reached 555, including 289 active cases, 260 recoveries and 6 deaths."Our situation is better..
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.. IndiaTimes - Published
Rains lashed the national capital and parts of Haryana and Punjab bringing relief to people from scorching temperatures on Friday, even as many places in Uttar Pradesh and central India reeled under.. IndiaTimes - Published
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.. IndiaTimes - Published
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.. IndiaTimes - Published
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.. IndiaTimes - Published
Dust and thunderstorms are likely over several parts of north India on May 29-30, bringing the much-needed relief from the intense heatwave, the IMD said.Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and parts of.. IndiaTimes - Published
The countrywide positivity rate of coronavirus cases per 100 tests has increased to 5% if tests in the last two weeks (between May 7 and May 21) are taken into account. The figure was 4% for tests.. IndiaTimes - Published
The heatwave condition is likely to prevail over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh for the next few days, said Dr Naresh Kumar, (Scientist) India Meteorological Department (IMD) on.. IndiaTimes - Published
The number of active Covid-19 cases stood at 66,330, while 48,533 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, health ministry has said. Of the 148 deaths reported since Thursday morning, 64.. IndiaTimes - Published
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Monday has asked the Centre for letting labour under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) work in farm operations for both Kharif.. IndiaTimes - Published
Public bus services will resume from May 20 on select routes within Punjab, transport minister Razia Sultana said on Monday as the nationwide Covid-19-induced lockdown entered its fourth phase. IndiaTimes - Published
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday took strong exception to Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman's reported criticism of the Congress party's humanitarian efforts to help the.. IndiaTimes - Published
BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday advised the Congress party to send a fleet of buses to Punjab and Chandigarh instead of Uttar Pradesh for ferrying migrant workers home as it would avert any risks of them.. IndiaTimes - Published
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday evening said the coronavirus lockdown in the state will continue till May 31, though his government will lift the curfew restrictions. He further.. IndiaTimes - Published
A batch of 178 people from Punjab stranded in Dubai due to the COVID-19 outbreak were brought back on a special flight here under the Vande Bharat Mission, officials said on Thursday. IndiaTimes - Published
In a positive fallout of the coronavirus-led lockdown, Punjab has achieved a “major success" against the malady of drug abuse with over 86,000 addicts registering themselves for treatment amid the.. IndiaTimes - Published
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh warned Pakistan on Saturday against its "persistent attempts" to spread narco-terrorism in India, asserting that the police force was "keeping a close watch" on.. IndiaTimes - Published
The NIA said that the agency along with Punjab and Haryana police arrested Ranjit Singh, allegedly a notorious narco-terrorist, from Sirsa on Saturday as he was acting as a conduit for Pakistan-based.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Indian Railways reaction came minutes after the TMC said they have already planned to run eight trains to ferry migrants from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Telangana. The railway said they did.. IndiaTimes - Published
Reiterating his demand for revenue grants to the states for three months, Punjab chief minister, Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clearly define the way forward for the.. IndiaTimes - Published
With liquor sale across the country leading to chaos on streets and people abandoning social distancing norms to stock booze, a number of states have now decided on home delivery of liquor to counter.. IndiaTimes - Published
Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Wednesday said over one lakh children participated in an eight-day-long online video competition launched by the state government, creating a world.. IndiaTimes - Published
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said his government will foot the bill for migrant workers' homeward journey. The decision came after the central leadership of the Congress on Monday.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Covid-19 count crossed 40,000 cases in the country with fresh infections hitting another new high on Sunday, the third in as many days, as Delhi (427 new infections), Gujarat (374), Punjab (330),.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Punjab government on Saturday decided to test all those returning from outside, saying it can't depend on the medical examination by other states in the wake of a surge in the infection count. IndiaTimes - Published
Bihar, Punjab and Telangana on Thursday joined three other states in demanding that the Centre run special trains to take migrants stranded in the wake of the lockdown in various parts of the country,.. IndiaTimes - Published
The current doubling rate for Covid-19 cases has improved to 11 days as against 3.4 days before the lockdown was imposed, while the case fatality has been recorded at 3.2 per cent, the Health Ministry.. IndiaTimes - Published
The UK on Thursday announced seven further charter flights to bring over 2,000 stranded British travellers stranded in India due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown back home to the UK.All the new.. IndiaTimes - Published