Divya Goyal


Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Agriculture in Punjab suffered due to creation of Punjabi Suba, assert experts
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

The Trifurcation of Punjab in 1966 led to the division of waters between the state and newly-carved state of Haryana. This led to an adverse impact on Punjab’s agriculture, many experts believe.

Kejriwal ji is Punjabi: former Congress politician Jagmeet Brar
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

In previous occasions, Brar was seen on the AAP stage but never spoke. On Sunday’s AAP meet where it released its manifesto for industrialists, Kejriwal motioned Brar to speak.

Punjab: AAP alleges Cong-BJP-SAD alliance
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

f Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday claimed that the parties and BJP had entered into a “mahagathbandhan (grand alliance)” to stop AAP’s “vijay rath (victory march)” in Punjab.

Will stop surgical strikes on traders in Punjab, says Arvind Kejriwal
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

Arvind Kejriwal said his party would end “surgical strikes on industry and traders of Punjab being conducted by SAD-BJP government in the form of raids, goonda tax and inspector raj”.

Punjab: Arvind Kejriwal releases industry, trade manifesto in Ludhiana
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

"We respect traders and industrialists, we are not here to threaten or intimidate them. They know that AAP will use their tax in the right way. We will stop surgical strikes on traders and industrialists," he said.

From ragpickers to students: Diyas light up their path
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

“The children from these slums never went to school. This session we got 16 of them admitted in a nearby government school, said Harpreet Soin, a member of the society.

SAD committed to get Chandigarh as Punjab capital: Sukhbir Badal
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

The event was held at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana, kicking off a one-month long programme to mark the golden jubilee of the 1966 formation of present day Punjab.

Congress MLA attends Punjab’s 50-year celebrations despite Captain’s ‘opposition’
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Wearing his signature style turban, the actor-singer-and-politician Sadiq shared the stage with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Punjab: Congress ‘victims’ of Youth Akali ‘attack’ burn Chitta Ravan
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

There were some who felt that burning effigies was something that did not augur well for a senior politician.

Festive fervour: With intricate motifs, Singapore rolls out first Diwali-themed train
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

The festive season is around the corner and it’s not just India which is soaked in celebrations.

Captain Amarinder Singh embarks on 3-day Kisan Yatra, Bajwa missing from flag-off
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Bajwa, who was appointed patron of the party’s farmers’ front, Kisan Chetna Lehar, has been organising farmers’ programmes without the stamp of PPCC.

Singapore celebrates Diwali with this beautiful themed train!
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

This year, Singapore's famous Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) launched its first Diwali-themed train, decked with vibrant Indian motifs.

PAU students ‘cheer’ PM Modi visit: Finally, better roads
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

A few days after it was announced that PM Modi will be visiting the campus, there are now smooth roads with not a pothole in sight.

PAU students ‘cheer’ PM Modi visit: Finally, better roads
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

For over a year, students had been protesting the condition of roads on campus; Oct 18 visit forces university’s hand.

Ludhiana: Capt Amarinder Singh to burn ‘Chhitta Raavan’ effigy on day of Modi visit
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Claiming that he has taken the step to let Prime Minister Modi know about the alliance partner his party is supporting, Amarinder said, “Lets see who stops me.

On day of PM Modi’s visit, Amarinder Singh to burn ‘Chhitta Raavan’ against drugs in Ludhiana
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Amarinder Singh said that he personally would be burning Chhitta Raavan effigy against drugs and that too at the same venue where Congress workers were allegedly attacked by Akalis on the eve of Dussehra.

Ahead of PM Modi’s Ludhiana visit , Punjab Agricultural University green cover takes hit
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

Modi is scheduled to attend an award ceremony for industrialists that will be organised by Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises.

‘Chhitta Raavan’ clash: DGP Suresh Arora arrives in Ludhiana for probe
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

DGP Arora presided over a meeting with Ludhiana commissioner, DCP and other police officers at Circuit. House.

Clash over ‘Chhitta’ Raavan: Went there to enjoy Dussehra fair, Youth Akali Dal leader tells police
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Six Congressmen have been booked under attempt to murder, abduction and hurting religious sentiments sections.

Youth Akali Dal, Congress workers clash in Ludhiana; FIRs against both parties
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

At around midnight, according to Congress, more than 100 YAD workers led by Malwa Zone-3 chief Tarsem Singh Bhinder and police, allegedly barged in.

Police no to Congress’ chhitta Raavan, tells to follow ‘tradition’
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Our white Raavan signifies that politicians like CM Parkash Singh Badal and deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal are misruling the state," said Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu.

Congress, Akali Dal workers clash at GLADA ground in Ludhiana
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

The Congress team led by Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu and district Ludhiana urban president Gurpreet Gogi were guarding their white colored Raavan effigies for Dusshera celebrations scheduled Tuesday.

Rahul Gandhi should stay within limits, not politicse Army operations: Ramvilas Paswan
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Ramvilas Paswan also said Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal should first manage Delhi before trying his luck in Punjab.

BJP tolerated the Sidhu couple for too long: Vijay Sampla
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

"Navjot Kaur expressed her opinion freely always. She never minced her words or was asked to do so. So if this is suffocation, then we do not know what freedom is," said Sampla.

BJP tolerated indiscipline of Sidhu couple for too long: Punjab BJP chief
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

"She expressed her opinion freely always. She never minced her words or was asked to do so. So if this is suffocation, then we do not know what freedom is," said Vijay Sampla.

Balle Balle from Bhutan to Punjab
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Clapping her hands and moving across the entire stage, Yudon perfectly synchronized her steps with her Sikh partner leaving the audiences dazzled.

Paddy Procurement: Fazilka administration sends out bulk SMSes to allay farmers’ concerns
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

The district administration of Fazilka has started a bulk SMS system to update the farmers about the ongoing mandi activities and paddy procurement process.

Atharva Gupta case: Punjab police give clean chit to principal
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

“Atharva has clearly told police that he did not jump. The police also refused to disclose identity of the eyewitnesses,” questioned the father.

Punjab: Jhelum Express derails, 3 injured
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

Jhelum Express derailed: The injured who were brought to Ludhiana Civil Hospital complained of poor treatment.

Schools in border villages of Punjab reopen today
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

State Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema said the “decision has been taken after consulting the chief minister who spoke to the home ministry”.

PAU’s proposed Cell ‘stuck’ with Centre
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

The cell, proposed by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), is currently pending with the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).

Students clash over ‘pro-Pak slogans’ in Ludhiana
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

"This rivalry was brewing since months. During India-Pakistan sports matches, the Kashmiri students raised anti-India slogans but it never escalated as college authorities intervened,” said a student.

Punjab: Four injured in clash with Kashmiri students
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

One of the injured received serious injuries to the head.

Explain urgency behind evacuation, says Amarinder Singh
Sun, Oct 02, 2016

Amarinder Singh questioned that if trade with Pakistan can continue uninterrupted, then why were farmers being stopped and village residents being harassed by creating “undue panic”.

Punjab: Border schools shut but teachers told to remain on call
Sat, Oct 01, 2016

As per orders, a total of 267 government schools within a 10-km distance from border have been ordered shut till October 2.

‘Smart Village project to start from Bhindranwale’s village’: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

“This village has given many sons of the soil to Punjab who have made supreme sacrifices and thus I promise that our Smart Village project will kick off from Rode,” said Sukhbir Singh Badal.