Divya Goyal

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Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

PAU/GADVASU kisan mela today: Both VCs to inaugurate farmers’ fairs this time
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Dr RS Sidhu, director of PU’s extension wing, said, “There will be no political chief guest this time. The new government has just taken over and the Vidhan Sabha session starts Friday. So, the VC himself will be inaugurating the fair.”

Punjab: Two traffic cops suspended after Manpreet Badal nabs them taking bribe
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Ludhiana Police Commissioner Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh said he had received the video from the minister and referred the matter to SSP Khanna.

Punjab: Govt school teachers mob education minister for transfers
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

In Punjab, it is still the unofficial sifaarish route that works if a teacher seeks a transfer.

Punjab: Conspiracy was hatched to defame me, says CP Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

“There are people who want me to go away as Ludhiana commissioner. They want this place and thus this conspiracy,” said CP Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh

Ludhiana traffic cops go on strike
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Protest after new CP ‘force-retires’ three cops for penalising woman without helmet

Won’t remove beacon, entitled to use it, says Zila Parishad chief
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Amarjit Kaur Sahoke, who unsuccessfully contested polls from Jagraon on a SAD ticket, arrived in a vehicle fitted with an amber beacon at gurdwara in Jagraon Monday.

‘Let’s Talk Awkward’ : A student’s effort to break wall of awkward silence on periods
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

'Instead of asking your daughters to keep quiet, educate your sons about this natural process.'

Punjab cabinet decision to shun beacons: Phoolka claims credit, calls it ‘AAP and Kejriwal effect’
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

The party said the decision has been taken only in Punjab and not any other Congress-ruled state because of AAP sitting as the main Opposition here.

Ludhiana: Badals out, PAU faculty steps up protest against V-C
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

The faculty on Friday alleged that V-C Dr B S Dhillon has been misbehaving with them and using inappropriate language.

Issued challan, Simarjit Bains’s son ‘misbehaves’ with cops
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Driving his father’s SUV Toyota Fortuner, Ajaypreet Singh (19) was not wearing a seatbelt when he was stopped by traffic police in Model Town area.

From Ludhiana, none finds berth in Captain Amarinder Singh’s Cabinet
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Of the 14 seats in Ludhiana, Congress has won eight.

Punjab election results 2017: Congress pays price for delayed tickets
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Of 13 seats for which tickets were announced at last hour, party has lost in eight

Punjab elections result 2017: Big guns on social media fail to fire when it comes to votes
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Chhotepur, who has 61,500 followers on Facebook, got mere 1,740 votes; Mann whose live videos ticked more than 7 lakh views on FB also lost.

Punjab: Simarjit Bains blames Cong-SAD ‘setting’ for AAP-LIP alliance debacle
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Candidates of Bains’ LIP lost from Ludhiana north, central and Amargarh (Sangrur).

Punjab election results 2017: Congress wave swept us away, says AAP
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

A law graduate, Bains himself lost from Sahnewal by almost 23,000 votes to SAD minister Sharanjit Dhillon.

Punjab election results 2017: In ‘drug village’, SAD gets 712 votes, AAP just 215
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Queues of customers in luxury cars from across the state and even Chandigarh line up at Daulewala to buy drugs.

Life Less Ordinary
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Filmmaker Kavi Raz on his next, The Black Prince, a film on Maharaja Duleep Singh, working with a British cast, having Shabana Azmi and Satinder Sartaj on board, and decoding the story of the Kohinoor

Punjab election results 2017: SAD, BJP bite the dust in Ludhiana
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Irrigation Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon was the only saving grace for SAD as he defeated Satwinder Bitti of Congress and Harjot Bains of AAP from Sahnewal.

Punjab election results 2017: Phoolka Wins Dakha, says ‘It is because of AAP that Badals could not return to power’
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

A major issue in the rural constituency of Dakha was drugs, with many youths here reportedly dying due to overdose.

Punjab election results 2017: Tota Singh, son lose big; blame desecration, AAP
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Harjot Kamal of Congress won from Moga polling 52,357 votes while AAP candidate Ramesh Grover finished second with 50,593 votes. Brar finished third with 36,587 votes.

Punjab election results 2017: Bains brothers retain seats, LIP loses in 3
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Known for their aggressive stance against the Badals, the Bains brothers grabbed the headlines when they led massive protests against ‘transport, cable, sand mafias’ of the Badals.

Punjab elections result 2017: Manpreet Badal predicts 62-70 seats for Congress
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

In 2012, it was Manpreet Badal's People's Party of Punjab (PPP) that had made the contest triangular but was able to secure only 7% votes.

Ludhiana: Watermelon growers hit hard by high seed prices
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

The state agriculture department has no control over the seed prices of private companies, which enjoy monopoly in hybrid seed sale

Minor’s Rape: Won’t keep baby, says victim
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

The baby is premature weighing 1.5 kg and is currently undergoing treatment at the MCH nursery

Ludhiana Central Jail: Inmate stripped, thrashed; video uploaded on FB
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

The four accused are members of a petty theft gang which operates from Ludhiana’s Haibowal area. In the shocking video, one of them is seen thrashing Vicky repeatedly in his neck and back.

Minor rape victim’s baby: Victim’s mother threatens to kill the infant, cops inform CWC
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Additional DCP-3 Surendra Lamba said, “We have to arrest the culprit at the earliest, but CWC has to take a call for the baby’s future..."

Moga: Govt school stands up against land encroachment
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

After complaint, DC orders to stop illegal construction, but SDM yet to take action

Dera double murder: ‘SSF’ claims responsibility in letter, AISSF denies its existence
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

The letter also says that “SSF warriors will continue to fight for the cause of Khalistan” and “continue to fight its enemies.”

Minor ‘rape victim’ delivers baby girl, parents disown them
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

As per the hospital records, the victim is aged 11 years but the police suspect she is around 13. The police have got a bone test conducted to determine her exact age.

Ludhiana: Play on India-Pakistan bond sends strong message of peace
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

In a bid to make the whole experience unique, the entire set was designed using waste materials by young volunteers.

Meeting ‘targets’: SCERT wants training session in exam season, teachers say won’t go
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Meanwhile, senior SCERT officials claimed that there has been ‘misinterpretation’ of their orders.

Punjab Elections 2017: Week before results, Bhagwant Mann goes Down Under to thank NRIs
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Being speculated as the CM face of AAP, Mann is among the front runners for the post if the party manages to touch the magic number.

Dera double murder: Cops announce Rs 50 lakh and job for information on killers
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

In the past one year, Punjab police have announced cash rewards in four high-profile cases but without result.

Abetment to suicide case: Former cop yet to be arrested, farmers stage road blockade
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

As per details of FIR, Kewal Singh allegedly urged Jaswinder Singh to open a jack manufacturing factory promising him easy money and profits in 2012.

Row over ‘low’ attendance: Issued ‘warning letters’, girl students of Ludhiana college stage road block
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

The students alleged that those issued the letters were poor, physically challenged and are working part-time to pay their fee or are married.

Khanna double murder: Still no cremation, cops form SIT as sit-in protest continues
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

The bodies of Satpal Sharma and his son Ramesh have been kept at the dera’s Naam Charcha Ghar in Jaghera village of sub division Payal in Ludhiana.