Divya Goyal

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Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Bhindranwale birth anniversary: Rally held, kabaddi tourney cancelled
Sat, Feb 13, 2016

Mann said his party has nothing to do with SAD-BJP, the Congress and AAP, as the message of militant Jagtar Singh Hawara was read out among the masses amid pro-Khalistan slogans.

Ludhiana: To protest rise in dog bite cases, Congress releases stray dogs near MC office
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

The dogs, visibly frightened, whimpered as Congress leaders posed with them and later took them to MC officials.

Moga molestation death- Victim’s mother turns hostile: ‘Not molested, can’t recall any detail’
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express, a source present in the courtroom confirmed that the mother refused to list out any detail of the incident and did not even corroborate the date of the incident.

AAP’s Sanjay Singh gets bail in defamation case
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

AAP will send Majithia to jail once in power, leader says again

Sonu Sood’s father passes away, actor says he is ‘shattered’
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Sonu Sood's father, Shakti Sagar Sood, died on Sunday (February 7) at their residence in Moga, Punjab.

Sardar Singh case: I have proof of rape, fraud, says complainant
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

She added that she will move to India once the FIR is filed.

In a Punjab court: Who is responsible for Harleen’s death?
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

A month after she turned seven, Harleen Kaur died at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), Ludhiana, on November 4, 2014 after her stem cell donor backed out from the procedure at the last minute.

Shiv Sena shuts shops in Old City in Ludhiana, says will keep up its protest
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Ludhiana police commissioner PS Umranangal said there has been no headway in both the cases.

SIT to investigate sexual harassment charge, Sardar Singh says not engaged
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

He said he had not seen the police complaint and was concentrating on the matches in the Hockey India League.

Sardar Singh accused of sexual harassment, police complaint filed
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

The woman alleged that Sardar Singh forced her to abort their child in 2015 against her wishes and later refused to marry her.

Now, certificate of honour for parents with one or two daughters
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

The district administration of Mansa under the Centre's flagship programme 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', is presenting certificate of honour to such parents.

Venue for Mansa all-girls’ sports meet is boys’ school
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

After finding many of its proposed venues unsuitable for the sports meet, the organising committee decided to hold it at a government school for boys.

Youth killed in attempt to resolve argument between friends
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

Two friends, Himanshu and Guggu Grewal, reportedly entered into an argument on a Whatsapp group. The victim Davinder, who was a mutual friend, tried to intervene and avert the clash.

Now, GADVASU freezing semen of privately owned ‘prized’ bulls
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

University hopes measure will improve overall dairy cattle breeding in Punjab.

First 20 unveiled: Ludhiana, not Chandigarh, in first list of smart cities
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Jalandhar and Amritsar that were also in the race from Punjab failed to make the cut. Contenders from Haryana and Himachal Pradesh also failed to make it to the list.

Red alert at Dholewal military complex: Search ops after councillor ‘spots 2 people with backpacks’
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Area councilor Arjun Singh Cheema claimed that the two persons tried to “trespass” into his residence Friday night.

Ludhiana top cop, DCP skip dress rehearsals, DC says ‘highly irresponsible’
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

It is highly irresponsible of senior police officials to be missing from the spot, said DC Rajat Aggarwal.

Ludhiana: Red alert at Dholewal military complex
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

The area councillor, Arjun Singh Cheema, claimed that the suspicious persons tried to trespass his home last night but when he raised an alarm they disappeared.

MLA, predecessor spar over credit, road widening project suffers delays
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Calling it completely ‘unconstitutional’, Nagra, speaking to The Indian Express, said, “I am a local MLA."

Caught on camera: Poaching of rare birds at Harike wetlands
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Ramandeep Singh, one of the visitors who photographed the poachers, said: “They threw some food for the ducks and suddenly the birds started dying."

Shot fired outside RSS shakha in Ludhiana
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

One person went inside the shakha, accosted a participant and fired a single shot.

Punjab to hold Vedic maths test in schools
Mon, Jan 18, 2016

Making it part of curriculum being considered after HRD ministry grant

Once upon a time: And the show goes on
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

8 years ago, a blast rocked his cinema hall in Ludhiana, but he was back in business the next day. With terror striking Punjab again, the 83-year-old owner of Shingar Cinema says it’s important not to be afraid.

Aamir Khan celebrates Makar Sakranti on Dangal sets, flies kites with locals
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

Aamir Khan, along with the cast and crew of 'Dangal', celebrated Makar Sankranti and Lohri on the film's sets in Ludhiana.

A ‘sweet bid’ to celebrate girl child
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Each year, on January 13, Punjabi families, who have been blessed with a boy child, celebrate Lohri with grandeur. Rajvinder Khaira (30), a UK-based lawyer, wanted to change this.

Majithia files defamation suit against AAP’s Sanjay Singh for ‘drug trader’ remark
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

Majithia claimed that he was defamed by Sanjay who called him a "drug trader".

AAP posters ‘deface’ public walls
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

Posters on public property are a violation of Prevention of Defacement of Punjab Property Act, 1997.

Drug smuggling: Police pick holes in SHO’s claim of firing
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

However, the incident is being viewed as “too dubious” by the police themselves.

PU answer paper evaluation: Teachers flag rule violation due to staff crunch, V-C says ‘not answerable’
Sun, Jan 10, 2016

The university pays each evaluator Rs 18 per answer sheet for UG courses and Rs 22 per answer sheet for PG courses.

After terror attacks in Punjab, Army uniforms once sold openly now disappear
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

In the roadside markets of Old City in Chaura Bazaar, however, there are multiple ‘army and military stores’ which sell army uniforms.

Pathankot encounter underway, Harsimrat Kaur congratulates security forces for ‘ending operation’
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

"Congratulating the security forces for successfully ending the operation against terrorists," said the press statement from Badal.

PAU: Boycott of exams after V-C rusticates two students for ‘ruckus’ at youth fest
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

The rustication order stated that the students 'misbehaved' with senior officials during the Youth Festival Night on December 4 when Ludhiana police commissioner P S Umranangal was also one of the guests

Dr Kalam MUN: Denied visa, eight Pak students fail to attend conference
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

While six students from Karachi University had applied for visa to attend Kalam conference, two others were from Iqra University and Sir Syed University in Karachi.

Ludhiana: More wheels on the road
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

There are more than 17,000 illegal diesel autos on the roads, despite a 2009 ban by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on registration of new diesel autos.

SAD-BJP to lead ‘united fight against terrorism’, support PM Modi’s visit to Pakistan
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express, Sharma said, “It is highly immature to connect Modi’s visit to Pakistan and today’s terror attack."

Caste no bar: In this part of Punjab, Dalit cooks are family
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

The school has students from the Rai Sikh community studying along with upper caste students including from the Jat Sikh community. Their mid-day meals are all cooked by Dalits.