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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 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.

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Cyclone Nisarga: 5 more teams being airlifted for Gujarat from Punjab, says NDRF DG [Video]

Cyclone Nisarga: 5 more teams being airlifted for Gujarat from Punjab, says NDRF DG

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..

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Farmers stage protest against privatisation of electricity board in Punjab's Amritsar [Video]

Farmers stage protest against privatisation of electricity board in Punjab's Amritsar

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,..

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Migrant labourers protest with empty utensils in Amritsar [Video]

Migrant labourers protest with empty utensils in Amritsar

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..

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COVID-19: Buses sent to several states in large numbers, informs UP Home Dept [Video]

COVID-19: Buses sent to several states in large numbers, informs UP Home Dept

While addressing a press conference in Lucknow on May 29, the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) of Uttar Pradesh, Awanish Awasthi said, "We have sent buses to Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and..

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Panjab University finalises SoPs to conduct semester exams from July: Parvinder Singh [Video]

Panjab University finalises SoPs to conduct semester exams from July: Parvinder Singh

Panjab University Exam Controller Dr Parvinder Singh informed that university finalised standard operative procedures to conduct exams for exit classes from July. "Panjab University has finalised..

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Liquor shop owner allegedly beaten to death by unknown in Punjab's Khanna [Video]

Liquor shop owner allegedly beaten to death by unknown in Punjab's Khanna

A 28-year-old liquor shop owner was allegedly beaten to death by unknown people in Punjab's Khanna. He was killed by around 3-4 people after he refused to give them liquor. Satrughan Pradhan died on..

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Punjab's fashion designer prepares face masks to battle COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

Punjab's fashion designer prepares face masks to battle COVID-19 pandemic

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, wearing mask becomes the new normal in the country. Fashion designer has come up with unique idea of producing masks for people. Designer is preparing masks which can match..

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Rahul Gandhi is spreading negativity amid crisis: RS Prasad [Video]

Rahul Gandhi is spreading negativity amid crisis: RS Prasad

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while addressing media on May 27 accused Rahul Gandhi of spreading negativity, working against the nation during..

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North India reels under heat wave [Video]

North India reels under heat wave

North Indian states are witnessing a high rise in mercury during summers. Delhiites are facing a tough time beating the heat. People in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur are suggested not to go out in the sun...

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Fire breaks out at Ludhiana's RT Woollen Mills [Video]

Fire breaks out at Ludhiana's RT Woollen Mills

Fire broke out at RT Woollen Mills in Punjab's Ludhiana on May 24. 10 fire tenders are at spot to douse the flames. No injuries have been reported so far. Reason behind the fire is yet to be..

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Farmers burn wheat stubble ahead of paddy plantation in Amritsar [Video]

Farmers burn wheat stubble ahead of paddy plantation in Amritsar

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..

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Migrant labourers gather in Jalandhar, awaits to go at hometowns [Video]

Migrant labourers gather in Jalandhar, awaits to go at hometowns

Migrant labourers gathered under a flyover flouting social distancing in Punjab's Jalandhar. They were waiting to get themselves registered to go their native places. One of migrants said "We're..

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COVID-19: 'Shramik special train' carrying 980 passengers departs from Amritsar [Video]

COVID-19: 'Shramik special train' carrying 980 passengers departs from Amritsar

A 'Shramik special train' carrying around 980 passengers departed from Punjab's Amritsar on May 15 amid coronavirus lockdown. The passengers will reach West Bengal's Howrah on May 16. The passengers..

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NGO conducts sanitization drive at Amritsar airport amid COVID-19 [Video]

NGO conducts sanitization drive at Amritsar airport amid COVID-19

An NGO conducted sanitization work at Sri Guru Ramdass Jee International Airport in Punjab's Amritsar. 'Jai Ho Club' organised the sanitization drive in Amritsar on May 15 amid coronavirus pandemic...

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Golden Temple illuminated to celebrate 'Guru Gaddi Diwas' amid lockdown [Video]

Golden Temple illuminated to celebrate 'Guru Gaddi Diwas' amid lockdown

On the occasion of Guru Gaddi Diwas of Guru Hargobind Sahib, Punjab's Golden Temple illuminated in Amritsar on May 15. Guru Hargobind Sahib is the sixth Sikh guru. However, very few devotees visited..

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Protesting shopkeepers in Ludhiana demand opening of shops amid COVID-19 lockdown [Video]

Protesting shopkeepers in Ludhiana demand opening of shops amid COVID-19 lockdown

Shopkeepers staged 'tiranga march' protest amid COVID-19 lockdown in Ludhiana on May 15. They demanded the government to allow opening of shops amid lockdown. They held tricolour in their hands to..

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Bus runs over labourers heading to Bihar on foot, 6 dead [Video]

Bus runs over labourers heading to Bihar on foot, 6 dead

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..

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COVID-19: Haryana's situation better than neighbouring states, says CM Khattar [Video]

COVID-19: Haryana's situation better than neighbouring states, says CM Khattar

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..

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Punjab Health Minister blames Maharashtra govt for lax handling of Nanded pilgrims [Video]

Punjab Health Minister blames Maharashtra govt for lax handling of Nanded pilgrims

Punjab Health Minister Balbir S Sidhu blamed Maharashtra government for not conducting the test of the people who returned from Hazur Sahib in Nanded. "We are facing more problems as Maharashtra..

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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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Punjab extends lockdown till June 30


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Punjab reports total 2,197 coronavirus cases


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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

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..
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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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With 19 new cases, Punjab's Covid-19 count reaches 2,158


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Punjab seeks Rs 51,102 crore fiscal stimulus from Centre to overcome economic crisis caused by COVID-19

The stimulus package demanded by the state includes Rs 21,500 crore direct stimulus, CCL debt waiver and 100% funding of Central schemes.
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Centre to set up fisheries export hub in north India, prawn farming to be promoted in UP, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan


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13,274 stubble-burning incidents in Punjab since mid-April


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Akali leader shot dead in Punjab's Batala; SAD condemns incident


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Punjab reports 21 new Covid-19 cases, state tally reaches 2,081


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Heatwave likely to abate only after May 28; dust storm, thunderstorm expected on May 29-30: IMD

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..
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Covid-19: Positivity rate per 100 tests rises to 5% in last 2 weeks

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..
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Heatwave likely to prevail over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh: IMD

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..
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India records biggest single-day spike of 6,088 Covid-19 cases; death toll mounts to 3,583

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..
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Amid labour shortage, Punjab wants MGNREGS workers in farms

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..
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Punjab to resume public bus services from May 20 with 50% occupancy

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.
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Adityanath shifts blame on Congress govts in Punjab, Rajasthan for accident in UP's Auraiya


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Punjab CM takes exception to Sitharaman's comments on migrant crisis

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..
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Congress should send buses to Punjab to transport migrants home instead of UP: Mayawati

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..
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Punjab extends lockdown till May 31, but curfew restrictions to go

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..
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Over 200 trains to ferry migrants to native places in next 10 days: Punjab official


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NHRC takes cognisance of migrant woman walking on Agra highway pulling her child sleeping half hung on suitcase

As per reports, the migrant woman was walking all the way from somewhere in Punjab to Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh till she caught the attention of the media persons.
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Special flight brings 178 Indians from Dubai

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.​
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Punjab steps up Covid-19 tests -- 41,849 so far


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Vardhan takes stock of Covid-19 preparedness in Punjab, appreciates steps taken by state


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Counting corona blessings: Over 5 L drug addicts treated in Punjab, 86 k new patients seek help

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..
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh warns Pakistan against attempts to spread 'narco terrorism'

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..
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NIA arrests narco-terrorist linked to terror-funding in J&K

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..
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No proposal on record so far to run 'Shramik Special' trains to West Bengal: Railway officials

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..
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Two terrorists with links to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen arrested from Punjab

Cash along with drugs was recovered from both the accused who were arrested from Gurudas.
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'Thank you from the airwarriors': IAF thanks locals for help to pilot of crashed Mig-29 in Punjab's Nawanshahr

A Mig-29 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed at Chuharpur, a village near the border of Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur districts.
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Watch: Locals help pilot of crashed Mig-29 in Punjab's Hoshiarpur

A Mig-29 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed at Chuharpur, a village near the border of Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur districts.
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IAF Mig-29 crashes in Punjab's Nawanshahr, pilot ejects safely


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Compensate states, specify lockdown exit strategy, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh asks PM Modi

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..
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Delhi, West Bengal & Punjab plan to deliver booze at home

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..
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Over 1 lakh schoolchildren take part in Punjab govt's online video contest

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..
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Central food relief for month of April not distributed in Punjab: Harsimrat Badal


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Spike in Covid cases likely as more return to Punjab; 88% revenue loss in April: Amarinder Singh tells Sonia Gandhi


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Punjab govt to foot bill for migrant workers' journey back home

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..
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Covid-19: 25% of all active cases detected in past 3 days

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),..
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Coronavirus: Punjab to test all those returning from other states

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.
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Punjab blames Maha for +ve pilgrims, latter says it’s ‘not our fault’


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States clamour for special trains to bring stranded migrants home

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,..
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Punjab sees 105 more Covid-19 cases in highest single-day spike


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Current doubling rate of Covid-19 stands at 11 days, case fatality 3.2 pc: Health ministry

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..
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UK lays on more flights to evacuate Covid-19 stranded Brits from India

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..
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