Divya Goyal

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Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Punjab assembly elections: Simarjit Bains richer than brother Balwinder
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Both Bains have declared themselves as agriculturists and businessmen.

In village where it all began, Badal buses a non-issue now
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Two years later, Badal’s transport business is not an exactly an issue in this Moga village, where people are back to vouching for Akalis.

Punjab elections: Kejriwal visits Namdhari sect headquarters, asks for support
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Namdhari sect is yet to announce support for any political party this time.

Manish Tewari aide vows to fight as Independent from Ludhiana East
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Meanwhile, levelling serious allegations, Pehelwan, who had contested 2012 polls from Ludhiana East and lost by 4,000 votes, alleged that the ticket was sold for Rs 5 crore.

Punjab polls: Phoolka files poll papers, his teachers by his side
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Phoolka was accompanied by his his 95-year old Amrit Sagar Gupta, his primary school teacher from Bhadaur, and his college teachers DS Dev and Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh as he filed his nomination.

Battle between businessman & martyr’s grandson 
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The people of Jalalabad are waiting to get rid of Sukhbir Badal. He has not only destroyed Jalalabad in ten years but entire Punjab as well.

As Dalit, Sikh issues take centrestage, in Punjab, parties question SC order
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

AAP’s star campaigner in Punjab is Bant Singh, whose hands and a leg were chopped off after he fought for justice over the alleged gangrape of his minor daughter.

Punjab elections: BJP ropes in Sikh factor to ramp up social media campaign
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

According to current social media statistics of four parties, BJP Punjab seems to be lagging behind compared to Aam Aadmi Party and Congress.

Ludhiana Congress leaders up in arms against tickets to Satwinder Kaur Bitti, Geja Ram
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Satwinder Kaur Bitti said, “My vote is registered in Patiala district, which is my native place. My husband is an NRI. I am not an outsider.”

Captain Amarinder Singh celebrates lohri with people in Raikot
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

A common man advised Captain Amarinder Singh to speak more in Punjabi.

BJP list: Battle lines drawn within party and family
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

From Ludhiana North, BJP has once again picked Parveen Bansal, former district unit president who lost to Congress’s Rakesh Pandey in 2012 by a thin margin of 2,000 votes.

Denied tickets, Congress, SAD rebels vow to go Independents from Ludhiana North
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Aggarwal said he would contest as Independent now. “I will be giving two days’ ultimatum to the party. If the candidate is not changed, I will file papers as Independent.”

Atam Nagar trouble: Punjab congress leaders up in arms, oppose ticket to Akali
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Congress leaders said that “even if a common Congress worker is given the ticket, they won’t object but an Akali will not be accepted as candidate in any case”.

Sahnewal constituency: From international cricket stadium to airport, AAP Punjab candidate promises moon
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The manifesto also promises that “efforts will be made to restart the domestic airport lying dysfunctional at Sahnewal and to upgrade it to an international one.”

As AAP plays its cards in Punjab, Congress calls it copycat
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

The Congress on Tuesday termed AAP a ‘copycat’ for distributing similar cards on the lines of the former's ‘berozgari bhatta’.

Congress leader’s convoy ‘attacked’ at ancestral village of SAD leader
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

The party also alleged that the SAD candidate was furious and frustrated over his supporters joining Congress in his own village and had thus planned the attack.

This election season, poll panel pitches for green campaign
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

The Election Commission has also directed the returning officers to emphasise the importance of protecting the environment during the meetings with the political parties and candidates.

Bassi Pathan: ‘Outsider’ candidates try to put on a face
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Aam Aadmi Party candidate Santokh Singh Salana, too, has faced protest from local AAP volunteers as he is from Amloh.

This election season, poll panel pitches for green campaign
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

The commission stated that in order to prevent public nuisance, there should be usage of eco-friendly substances for preparation of election campaign/publicity material.

Punjab polls 2017: ‘Outsider’ candidates try to put on a face
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Congress candidate distributes masks to make himself ‘recognisable’.

Yet to get a ticket, Congress MLA from Ludhiana North puts up a show
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

Congress MLA Rakesh Pandey has clearly said that “ticket from Ludhiana north is only his”.

Model code in, Punjab Congress still playing ‘cards’
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

Punjab youths registering for promised jobs being issued ‘unemployment allowance cards’ promising Rs 2,500 /month

Punjab Ex-CM Surjit Singh Barnala’s son joins AAP
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Surjit Singh Barnala, son Jasjit, however, clarified that “when it comes to legacy of his father and his party SAD (Longowal), he will support them before AAP.”

Punjab elections: No Congress candidate yet in seven of 14 Ludhiana seats
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Ticket from Ludhiana North is only mine, says sitting MLA amid buzz against him

Punjab Polls: At ‘drug village’, they resent the tag but many stay SAD loyalists
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Villagers said that ahead of every election, drug “supply” to their village increases.

Ludhiana: A day after being ‘sealed’ by cops, book shop reopens
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Cross-complaints by shop manager and pro-Hindu outfit activists.

Moga: 18 carcasses of cattle, including of cows found, eight arrested
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Almost 25 cows also recovered alive, shifted to Gaushala; 4 of 8 suspects from Saharanpur of UP.

Run-up to assembly polls: Some in party wary of my comeback says Manish Tewari
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

“I wasn’t able to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha polls as I was unwell. Some of my friends in the party took the opportunity to spread rumours that I ran away deliberately and invented illness. It is completely false” Manish Tewari

Ludhiana: Parents of 21-year-old girl seek FIR against publication over ‘revolutionary literature’
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

The family also called in some Hindu organisations and raised slogans against the book stall for “propagating anti-India ideology among youngsters”.

Ludhiana Police initiatives make little impact on traffic violations on New Year’s Eve
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

In a first, police had tied up with Ola and Uber to drop drunk people home.

On New Year’s day, Fazilka to dish out a cafe to pay tribute to Indian Army
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Apart from this, there is a special wall hanging comprising pictures and texts about the 67 Infantry Brigade, which was moved to Fazilka on September 1,1965 war for defense of Ferozepur and Fazilka

Two held for attacking cops during raid on Punjab ‘drug village’
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Eight months ago, DGP had visited the Moga village to educate youth.

AAP rally on Punjab CM turf: Delhi MLA Jarnail Singh to take on Badal in Lambi
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Jarnail Singh, a former journalist, first hit the headlines when he hurled a shoe at the then Union minister P Chidambaram at a press conference in 2009.

Fighting Badals, don’t want to become Chief Minister: Jarnail Singh
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Jarnail Singh said, “It is a decision that has to be taken much later. CM’s chair is not my motive. It is to spearhead the fight against Badals. First, we have to win that fight.”

Even Kejriwal will forfeit deposit against CM in Lambi, says Harsimrat Badal
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Harsimrat Badal called AAP a "non-player in Punjab politics."

AAP fears trouble at Arvind Kejriwal rally in CM Parkash Singh Badal turf today, wants security
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Akalis posing as AAP workers might attack us, raise anti-Kejriwal slogans, leaders said.