Divya Goyal


Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

In a first, Gurpurab celebrations held in British Parliament
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

It was for the first time that the event was marked at Portcullis House in London where Sikhs gathered to remember teaching of Guru Nanak Dev.

Sadbhawna rally: After Bathinda ‘success’, SAD faces warring MLAs in Moga
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Another legislator still to turn up is Nihal Singh Wala MLA Rajwinder Kaur.

Ludhiana: Unfazed by row, residents welcome actor, wife
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Aamir completed the shooting for the film at Gujjarwal and Dango villages in Ludhiana on Wednesday

Shiv Sena offers Rs 1 lakh ‘reward’ to anyone who slaps Aamir
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

The announcement was made during the Sena’s protest outside hotel MBD Radisson Blu in Ludhiana where Aamir is staying.

2 decades on, toy train arrives in Ludhiana
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

For around a decade, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation had been trying to repair the old tracks but they have now been replaced.

Aamir Khan resumes Dangal shooting, villagers say no compromise on hospitality
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Unfazed by the controversy, villagers said that Aamir Khan’s remarks will have least repercussions during his stay in rural Punjab.

Aamir Khan back in Ludhiana for ‘Dangal’ shooting, hotel steps up security
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

While Aamir shot for the entire day at Dango and Gujjarwal villages, personnel in his private security detail and those provided by the hotel were increased in number.

Discussion on Sarbat Khalsa, Surat Khalsa at US fest
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

The artists through their creations expressed solidarity with Khalsa and supported his hunger strike.

First Sangrur Heritage and Literary Festival highlights the richness in culture
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Bringing eminent writers, poets, artists, filmmakers on one stage at the first ever Sangrur Heritage and Literary Festival.

Man killed over loud music in Ludhiana
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Police claimed that the arrested suspect is an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker. ADCP-2 Shalinder Singh said a membership slip of AAP had been found from the suspect’s residence.

Smog in the region: Punjab under scanner but study says state lit fewer fires this harvest season
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The NASA images has also shown that the fire spots across the state last year, 4,509 between October 29 and November 4, is higher as compared to the corresponding period this year (2,100).

Over half of animals in Patiala Deer Park suffer from parasitic infections: study
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Titled ‘Prevalence of Parasitic Infection in Captive Wild Animals in Deer Park Patiala’, the study was conducted from February this year.

Prime land lost to AIIMS in Badals’ Bathinda, PAU eyes revenue from trees
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

Bathinda falls in the Parliamentary constituency of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

In a first, Gurupurb to be celebrated at UK Parliament
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

The celebrations have been titled as 'Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurb Celebration- an evening of celebration, inspiration and recognition'.

Largest Sikh gurdwara in UK turns blue, white and red in solidarity with France
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick in UK lite up in blue, white and red in solidarity with Paris attacks.

Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ won’t be shot in Punjab to avoid location clash with Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

A source from Yash Raj Films said, "Now the entire shooting schedule has been shifted to Haryana, Mumbai and some areas near Delhi and Salman Khan would be staying in the capital only."

100th anniversary of Ghadar movement: In holiday tribute to martyr, Punjab forgets 6 of his ilk
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

The seven martyrs were hanged to death for hatching a conspiracy against the British Empire by being part of the ‘Ghadar mutiny’ of 1915.

Paris carnage: Gurdwaras in France keep doors open; Sikhs step up through #PorteOuverte
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

They publicised their move over social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter with the #PorteOuverte (Doors open).

Aamir Khan gets muscle spasm during ‘Dangal’ film shoot
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

Sources from the production team said Aamir Khan got muscle spasm in his thigh when he was shooting a scene for the biopic.

Will convert Sarbat Khalsa support into poll victory: Simranjit Singh Mann
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

A former IPS officer known for his pro-Khalistan ideology Simranjit Singh Mann, who leads Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), in an exclusive interview with Divya Goyal asserts that his front is set to contest the assembly polls in 2017.

Diwali: Punjab saw lowest air pollution in five years
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

Air samples were collected by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) from five major cities — Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Patiala and Mandi Gobind Garh (MGG) — as well as the Golden Temple.

PM Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali at border, with soldiers
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Pays tribute at 1965 war memorials in Ferozepur, says ‘no shortcomings in OROP’.

Will stand like rock between radicals, common people: Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

The Ludhiana MP said his party will stand as a rock between the radicals and common people.

Torn pages from holy book found in Jagraon
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Before the police could arrive and examine the situation, several people with help of Sikh priests gathered the pages and placed it in the local gurdwara, said police.

Sarbat Khalsa: Ahead of event, Sukhbir Badal now meets Nanaksar Sant Samaj
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Over the past few days, the deputy chief minister has been meeting Sikh priests in view of the coming Sarbat Khalsa, called for November 10 by radical groups.

Sarbat Khalsa: Dissent continues among Sikh hardliners, preachers yet to take final call
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

Shiromani Akali Dal 1920 chief Ravi Inder Singh, former speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha said that his party is yet to take a call on whether they will participate in Sarbat Khalsa or not.

Desecration of Guru Granth Sahib: Sikh bodies hold black flag protests across state, don’t block roads
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

Sitting on highway dividers and standing along roadsides, the protesters chanted ‘Waheguru path’ and said that no traffic would be disrupted.

Punjabi is face of organ donation campaign in US
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

According to the United Netowrk for Organ Sharing, 21 people in the US die everyday because they did not get a healthy organ in time.

College mate Tota Singh shocked, Moga village celebrates
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

The agriculture minister pointed out that Ramoowalia, with whom he studied for two years at the DM College in Moga, has left the Akali Dal twice before.

Bhagwant Mann row: ‘AAP MP should introspect on who is lying’
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

EVEN AS the issue has turned political, with the opposition parties attacking AAP over MP Bhagwant Mann allegedly turning up drunk at the bhog ceremony of two victims of police firing at Bargaari, Giani Jagtar Singh Jachak, the former head granthi of Sri Harmandar Sahib at Golden Temple, Amritsar, Friday said, “Mann should introspect and […]

Holy book desecration: Protest by Sikh preachers reaches Chandigarh border
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

March towards CM’s house started from Fatehgarh Sahib, stopped at Mohali

Rapper Hard Kaur creates ruckus in Ludhiana; ‘abuses’ children in drunken state
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Hard Kaur arrived ‘heavily drunk’ for her performance at a pre Karwa Chauth bash, organized by lounge bar ‘Lucky Wednesday’ in Ludhiana late on Wednesday (October 28).

Twitterati trolls Punjab Investment Summit; SAD-Congress war at the back end
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

The Congress response on Twitter was managed by Gurpartap Singh Mann, the party’s social media head, who used his own Twitter handle and the @CMOPunjabShadow being managed by party.

Sikhs to march against Dera chief, desecrations tomorrow
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Eight years on, the dera head is mired in controversy again, with pardon being granted to him by the Akal Takht and then reversal of the same.

The Migrant Voters: Vote or no vote, Punjab BJP wants to pack trains to Bihar
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Punjab has some 10 lakh migrants from Bihar, 6 lakh of them voters, and the highest number of them have their elections on November 1 and November 5, said media-in-charge of Punjab BJP.

Man held for sacrilege attempt in Ludhiana
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

The accused has been identified as Gurdeep Singh of Isher Nagar. He is a dropout from an engineering college at Fatehgarh Sahib. The police also claimed that he is a drug addict.