Divya Goyal


Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

In its latest, Congress seeks ‘martyr status’ for Bhagat Singh; scholars not impressed
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

A petition was circulated in areas like Dhuri, Balluana and Abohar where Congress organised bike rallies on Bhagat Singh's 109th birth anniversary.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh never wore basanti turban: Researcher
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Nowadays it is not unusual to find pictures of the martyr sporting a yellow or orange turban.

Punjab Congress Express runs into trouble over ‘promotion’ of Gill ticket aspirant
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

The campaign, featuring a customised mini-bus, rolled out in Gill with MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu and state Congress V-P Amar Singh as key speakers in Ludhiana.

AAP worker shot in Moga: SAD leader, 7 others booked
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

It is learnt that Jagroop Singh had raised objection when Jagsir Singh tried to forcibly plough the land under dispute after which the latter opened fire.

Punjab Congress Express to hit the road today
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

The state party chief’s loyalists will mostly be at forefront of the Congress liyao, Punjab bachao campaign formulated by Captain’s poll strategist Prashant Kishor.

Assault on pregnant nurse: Bhagwant Mann meets victim; SAD MLA says party won’t shield accused
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann reached the residence of the nurse in Kotla Mehar Singh village on Saturday evening and promised help to the family.

Punjab: SAD sarpanch, son held for ‘assaulting’ pregnant nurse
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

CCTV footage purportedly showed the sarpanch pushing the nurse.

Kisan mela concludes: 213 register as bone marrow donors
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

The bone marrow donors can donate their stem cells for patients of blood cancer, thalassemia and other diseases that require bone marrow transplant.

Ludhiana: Detailed medical report of 13-year-old student reveal serious internal injuries, says police
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

In another twist in the case, the police on Friday accepted that Atharva, in his statement, clarified that he “did not jump or attempt suicide but was beaten till he fainted”

Unhappy over unclean campus, Punjab Governor VP Badnore reminds PAU of PM’s cleanliness mission
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Littering on the PAU campus during Kisan Melas have been a constant problem since years which the varsity has failed to address.

Ranjit Singh’s bust installed in France, Punjab govt officials skip ceremony
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had handed over the bust to French ambassador to India.

Writing on the Wall
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Ludhiana’s dull landscape is getting a vibrant look courtesy a graffiti project undertaken by the LMC.

Chand Kaur murder probe: Ludhiana police tried its best but dots never connected, says DCP
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Details of over 500 mobile phone numbers were checked and similarly footage of some 150 CCTV cameras installed in dera’s vicinity was checked.

Slamming rivals over ‘rumours,’ Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann says: I’m back
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Bhagwant Mann also missed the Chhapar political conference on Friday, for which Dakha candidate H S Phoolka had personally invited him.

Days after ‘rift in AAP family’, a HS Phoolka show at Chhapar
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Chhapar falls in Dakha constituency from where Phoolka has been announced as AAP candidate for the Assembly polls in 2017.

Chhapar mela in Ludhiana: Crowd-puller Bhagwant Mann missing from rally
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Nobody in Aam Aadmi Party knew where Bhagwant Mann was and why he did not make it to the Friday’s rally.

At Chappar conferences today, political parties set for slug fest
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Chappar village falls in Dakha constituency of Ludhiana from where the present MLA is Manpreet Singh Ayali of SAD.

Shoe hurled in Punjab Assembly: Bikram Majithia deserved it, says Sucha Singh Chhotepur
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

However, Chhotepur asserted that he is completely against such acts.

Punjab: Parents protest outside school; students allege regular beating in Atharva case
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Whenever a complaint is made to the Principal, she asks parents to withdraw their children but no action is taken, the parents alleged.

Principal, 4 teachers booked as 13-year-old battles for life
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

His lower body has stopped responding and there are multiple blood clots near the spinal cord along with internal bleeding in stomach. Doctors say that he is in a extremely critical state.

Arvind Kejriwal to be in Punjab again for 10-day tour, starting September 24
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Punjab 2017 elections: On Sunday, Kejriwal concluded a four-day Punjab tour with a massive farmers’ rally in Moga.

Missing from Kejriwal rally, Phoolka says ‘will sort it out like a family’
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

A party worker close to Phoolka said, "He did not attend the Moga rally as he has taken stand on two issues.

AAP targets Amarinder Singh, Sucha Singh Chhotepur at farmers rally
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Party chief Arvind Kejriwal commented on Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh and called him an 'advocate of Badals'.

AAP’s Punjab ‘kisaan manifesto’: ‘Free power, atta-dal to continue; life term for selling spurious fertilisers’
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

It also announced there will be a complete waiver of bank loans of small farmers, Dalit and backward class farmers and farm labourers.

Punjabi faces take lead, Delhi team keeps low profile
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Punjabi faces — MP Bhagwant Mann, Sadhu Singh, Kanwar Sandhu, state convener Gurpreet Ghuggi and even ex- Congressmen Aman Arora and Sukhpal Singh Khaira — addressed the rally.

Arvind Kejriwal campaigns in Punjab: ‘Will probe 4 SAD ministers, jail them for farmer suicides’
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

At Baghapurana Dana Mandi in Moga, Delhi CM Kejriwal, in his most scathing attack ever on the Akalis said: 'Even Badals’ buses will be confiscated and given to unemployed youths.'

Arvind Kejriwal in Punjab: Hotel management students cater for AAP gathering
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

The college has claimed that “students working for the Delhi CM and AAP team’s hospitality will get credit, marks and will also be evaluated for this assignment.”

Gangster cremated after being killed by police
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Attended by the entire village, the cremation ground was flooded with people who came to offer their condolences. The pyre was lit by Davinder's paternal cousin and maternal uncle.

Majithia will go to jail, drug menace will end: Arvind Kejriwal
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Unlike Friday when workers were called inside in small groups and closed-door meetings were held leading to chaos, Kejriwal on Saturday listened to queries in the open and replied on the microphone.

Economist Dr Sardara Singh Johl snubs AAP offer
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Johl claimed that their discussions were all related to food and farmers’ crisis going on in Punjab.

Arvind Kejriwal Punjab visit: At ‘khulla darbaar’, many volunteers left high and dry
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Kejriwal returned to the farmhouse later and met volunteers, and representatives of the Kabiley community who demanded inclusion in the Scheduled Tribes category.

Booed in Delhi and Ludhiana, Arvind Kejriwal says Badals making CDs against AAP
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

The beginning of Kejriwal’s visit coincided with the launch of a forum, Awaaz-e-Punjab, by Navjot Singh Sidhu, Pargat Singh and others, an event at which Sidhu attacked Kejriwal for the way AAP leaders had allegedly negotiated with him.

Failure in three ‘Cs’ will cost you ticket in Punjab: Arvind Kejriwal warns AAP candidates
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Arvind Kejriwal urged candidates to be 'extra careful' and not to fall prey to 'conspiracies being planned against AAP by the Badals.'

Arvind Kejriwal begins four-day Punjab tour today
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Kejriwal will arrive in Punjab on the day Navjot Sidhu is scheduled to reveal his plans for the newly constituted political outfit, Awaz-e-Punjab, in Chandigarh.

‘Separate attendance’ for SC/ST at Jagraon College: ‘Wanted attendance records of all students to be streamlined’
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

On Monday late, college principal Dr Karan Sharma had suspended the system until he received clarity on instructions from the government.

Two Ludhiana government teachers get President’s award
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Parminder Singh and Meghdass Jawanda are the two teachers who got the award.