Divya Goyal

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Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Seven-month pregnant woman murdered: Husband, his brother pressed woman’s stomach till foetus came out, says Police
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Manjit Kaur’s father Ravinder Singh told the police that on Monday someone from the village told him about hearing Manjit’s cries in the night.

Improving cattle breeding in Punjab: Vet varsity readies 19,000 doses of frozen semen of ‘prized’ bulls
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

It was around six months back that the university, with an aim to provide high quality semen to farmers, started freezing semen of bulls and buffaloes whose offspring had broken milk yield records or won awards at various cattle fairs in milk productivity.

AAP Punjab leader files complaint against Arvind Kejriwal, says was asked to pay for ticket in Punjab polls
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

"We collected money from various persons for use in campaigning thinking it will be used for welfare of Punjab and AAP but its details and receipts were never provided," Aam Aadmi Party's Punjab vice-president Vinod Thapar said.

Punjab Budget 2017-18: PAU gets 372 crore, GADVASU too gets enhanced budget
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

GADVASU had also demanded Rs 20 crore under ‘planned budget’ for infrastructure and research projects, apart from basic expenditure which has not been cleared.

Punjab government schools: ‘Mark Yoga Day, ensure maximum attendance’
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

In a written order issued by the office of DGSE, the teachers have been reminded that even though summer vacations are on, they have to come to the school to observe Yoga Day. Schools have to ensure that maximum number of students also participate.

Gender bias in Punjab: Humanities stream for meritorious girl students only, not boys
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Strongly criticising this “biased” approach in education, Dr Tarlok Bandhu, principal, Khalsa College of Education, Muktsar said, “This approach will further strengthen the notion in the society that humanities is an inferior stream and meant only for girls.”

Congress to create ‘history’ with unique debt waiver for farmers: Jakhar
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar also claimed that Congress will “add a new leaf to Punjab’s history” with its unique debt waiver plan for farmers during the Budget speech.

Dismissed and then reinstated, Punjab cop now held with drugs, ammunition cache
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

A few years back, Surjit Singh was named in an FIR at Mansa after illegal ammunition was recovered from him. He was also dismissed from police but reinstated again few months back.

PM Narendra Modi an economist attached with grassroots of country: Thawar Chand Gehlot
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Justifying the decision of demonetization, Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said that "it was vision of PM Modi as an economist which is reflecting in his policies".

Sidhwan canal deforestation site: Translocation of 10 peepal trees begins
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

In a first-of-its-kind experiment in Ludhiana, the trees are being translocated using excavators, cranes and trolleys.

Deforestation along Sidhwan Canal for bypass: Residents question govt over compensatory planting plan
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

With the tag of being one of the most polluted cities in the world, industrial city Ludhiana is losing its green cover to various infrastructural projects in name of development.

Just wait for a few days, says Jakhar on farm debt waiver
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

State Congress chief: Cong govt set to announce debt waiver in the budget

Mercury continues to soar: Axing of 1,200 eucalyptus trees begins for Ladhowal bypass
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

The project, being executed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) at a cost of Rs 370 crore was announced by Union Minister for Roads and Highways Nitin Gadkari last year. The 17-km bypass is being constructed from Sidhwan Canal to Ladhowal

KVM Ludhiana sexual assault case: School under scanner for concealing offence, says ACP; no arrest yet
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

On Saturday, parents protested and submitted a complaint to the police alleging that girls aged 3 to 6 from primary section were being sexually assaulted and molested by the class IV staff of the school

Bolti Khidki: Ludhiana boy, his online friend from Rawalpindi, write a new Partition story of many a tale
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

Dutt, a final-year IT student, and Faisal, a journalism student at Rawalpindi’s Foundation University, have created a “Bolti Khidki (The Speaking Window)”, a unique online platform where people from both sides of the border are interacting with each other

Punjab: Parents of minor girls allege sexual assault by school staff
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

The parents alleged that Class IV employees of the school, including a gardener, some bus conductors and women caretakers are in connivance with each other and that girls from primary section are being “sexually assaulted”

Ludhiana: Girls bag top slots in five streams
Mon, May 29, 2017

Deeba Goyal, a Commerce stream student from Kundan Vidya Mandir, was the city topper with 98.6 per cent marks.

After shift to English medium, two underprivileged Ludhiana girls conquer odds
Mon, May 29, 2017

Laxmi, whose father Shiv Sagar works as feriwallah (small cart owner dealing in scrap material), scored 92 per cent in humanities, but she was elated over scoring 84 marks in English.

Ludhiana: Sidhu vows to clean Buddha Nullah, approach Baba Seechewal for advice
Sun, May 28, 2017

I am aware of Buddha Nullah’s pollution in Ludhiana. The solution has to be found and I have decided to approach Baba Seechewal about this: Navjot Sidhu

Behind Punjab’s dismal board results: Shortage of English teachers, weak grounding
Sun, May 28, 2017

In a state where most roads lead overseas, the struggle against the language snuffs out many dreams.

Bulletproof SUV for MP: On Capt’s ‘insistence’, MP Bittu ready to keep old model SUV
Sat, May 27, 2017

“There are some issues with the vehicle. It is overused and not giving a smooth ride. I anyway prefer travelling in my Innova, but I would be getting this SUV repaired before using it.”

Ludhiana MP Bittu to return ‘very old’ bulletproof SUV sent by CM
Fri, May 26, 2017

Vehicle not in proper condition, but don’t need replacement or enhanced security, says MP

Class 10 results: Girl gives her village school a saving grace, rest 43 flunk
Wed, May 24, 2017

Every one else in the batch, with both boys and girls, has either failed or got a re-appear in the examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB).

PSEB class 10 results: Ludhiana takes second and third spots on academic merit list
Tue, May 23, 2017

This year too, Ludhiana bagged the maximum 113 overall merit ranks in the state.

Badal govt failed to utilise central funds to upgrade fire department: Navjot Singh Sidhu
Mon, May 22, 2017

Sidhu said Rs 90.91 crore was sanctioned by the Centre for Punjab under disaster management head to upgrade the fire services.

Shabana Azmi in Ludhiana: ‘Triple talaq inhumane, should be immediately abolished’
Sun, May 21, 2017

Even the Quran does not permit triple talaq anywhere. The government should abolish it immediately and protect rights of Muslim women: Shabana Azmi

Triple talaq inhumane, should be immediately abolished: Shabana Azmi
Sat, May 20, 2017

"Verbal rape that happens at police stations and courts is what women still goes through."

Punjab: Sikh sarpanch cuts off beard in protest, hangs with door of Moga DC office
Sat, May 20, 2017

The sarpanch claimed that DC on Thursday had promised that connection would be restored by Friday morning, but it wasn’t done and so he returned to protest

Moga children double murder: Twist in the tale, police book father
Fri, May 19, 2017

DSP Dharamkot Jasvir Singh said, “Initially, we suspected the mother and maternal uncle behind the murders, but after probe, we found it was father who attacked children with axe in a fit of rage.”

Moga: Woman, brother axe to death her 13-year-old stepson, 3-year-old daughter
Thu, May 18, 2017

Both the children were bed-ridden and handicapped and reportedly disliked by Paramjit Kaur, causing frequent tiffs in the family.

Man who changed red wheat chapatis to amber for India
Wed, May 17, 2017

There is a specific reason why Athwal was called a magician when it comes to plant breeding. None in India was fond of red colour dough or chapatis and Mexican varieties had been introduced without making any modifications.

BJP meets to assess Punjab loss, says alliance with SAD remains strong
Mon, May 15, 2017

Party holds ‘non-projection’ of development work as culprit, condemns Congress for snapping free power to gaushalas

Crafting memories: Hand-crafted polymer and clay miniatures preserve special moments
Sun, May 14, 2017

The Ultimate Kopie offers two types of miniatures -- standard copies, which are 12 cm or 18 cm in size and customised, which are 18 cm or 25 cm.

PSEB Class 12 result: Sangrur girl is topper in sports category
Mon, May 15, 2017

Husandeep Kaur, a student of Baba Saheb Dass Public Senior Secondary School at Sangrur, has scored 437 marks of 450 (excluding extra marks for sports).

PSEB Class 12 result: Was confident of results, says state topper Amisha Arora
Mon, May 15, 2017

Amisha Arora, a commerce student of RS Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana, topped in the state with 98.44% marks.

Ludhiana elevated road project: ‘No current requirement’ but work started to ‘retain the funds’ from center, say officials
Fri, May 12, 2017

Experts have warned that construction will turn Ludhiana-Ferozepur road into a concrete jungle and affect green cover