Divya Goyal

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Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Punjab: Arvind Kejriwal, Bains brothers’ 1st AAP-LIP rally on Dec 11
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

The entire AAP top brass, including Kejriwal, HS Phoolka, Sanjay Singh, Gurpreet Waraich Ghuggi and Bhagwant Mann, is expected to attend the rally

From jail, a Facebook diary
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

Prisoners are known to post photos, of their birthday celebrations in jail, of lying down in the cell and listening to music, group photographs, even selfies.

An image problem
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

It was once known as the force that stamped out militancy. Now Punjab Police is more in the news for the cases it can’t solve and the criminals it can’t catch, including after the recent Nabha jailbreak.

Set to take poll plunge with Congress, Moga DC attends Sukhbir Singh Badal event as civil servant
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Kuldeep Singh Vaid belongs to a political family and his uncle Buta Singh is a senior Congress leader.

In Moga village, mother of fugitive gangster runs school for poor children
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Running the classes from 1 to VIII, the school survives on a paltry fee of Rs 180-300 taken from the children.

MLA Rajwinder Kaur quits after ‘snub,’ targets minister Tota Singh
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Launching a scathing attack on her bete noire agriculture minister, Rajwinder Monday said that Sukhbir is under a misconception that one man will win him all the four seats in Moga.

‘Divide’ in AAP after alliance with Bains brothers, 2 factions clash over Ludhiana office
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Lakhanpal said that by inducting Bains brothers who were formerly with Akali Dal, AAP has thrown its own principles and the Constitution up in the air.

Absconding gangster’s FB post: ‘Kaam aisa karo ki naam ho jaaye’
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Gurpreet Singh's post got 841 Likes and 81 comments, with most of them asking the gangster to reveal more about his next move.

Dairy honcho and Mann’s aide Daljit Gill will take on Tota Singh now
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Owning a huge commercial dairy farm at village Sadarpur of Jagraon in district Ludhiana, Gill is the president of Punjab Dairy Farmers Association, the largest association of dairy farmers in Punjab with 27,000 farmers as members.

Ousted candidate blasts AAP: Refund me 10 lakh I spent so far
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Dropped as party’s Dharamkot candidate a month after getting the ticket, Dr Ranyodh Singh Sran Saturday blasted the AAP senior leadership and demanded that his Rs 10 lakh he has spent till now on campaigning be refunded. Sran also attacked Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann, saying it was only because of the proximity of Daljit Singh […]

Tota Singh wants one-man show in Moga; Sukhbir may be party’s God, not mine: Maheshinder Singh
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Maheshinder Singh opens up on his decision to leave party, regret over leaving Congress and more.

Demonetisation: Ludhiana post office rolls out notes exchange van, visits old age homes
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

The elderly were given the facility so that they do not have to queue up outside the banks.

After ministry’s nod to use Rs 500 notes, farmers flock Punjab Agricultural University seed shop
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Farmers are still flocking PAU seed shop to buy these high yielding seeds with their Rs 500 notes despite 70 per cent of Rabi season sowing completed.

Demonetisation: Ludhiana post office rolls out notes exchange van, visits old age homes
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Ludhiana: However, due to shortage of cash and staff at post office, the van is still not being rolled out on daily basis.

Party workers protest against candidate G S Kang, H S Phoolka
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

AN AAP rally, attended by national convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in Nihal Singh Wala of Moga Tuesday, was marked by protests, both by insiders and rival parties. WATCH VIDEO: Demonetisation: Relief For Common Man: Find Out More Many AAP workers came with placards opposing Baghapurana candidate G S Kang and senior party leader H […]

Denied ticket, SAD MLA Maheshinder Singh from Baghapurana quits party
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Singh, however, clarified he had quit the party but had not resigned as MLA.

Seven months after an auto rickshaw driver was shot dead in Ludhiana, family demands pending compensation
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

The family alleged that even after seven months they have not received the Rs 5 lakh promised by local MLA Darshan Singh Shivalik.

In Atam Nagar constituency: Mixed reaction from local AAP workers
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Workers said they may protest and also resign if the party failed to address their concerns.

Punjab’s teacher mess
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Implemented as a cost-saving measure, the 10-year-old practice of employing on contract the education system’s most important human resource has turned into quicksand for the state government.

Punjab: Never sold chitta, liquor or sand, those who did got tickets, said SAD MLA Rajwinder Kaur
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

The old rivalry between Tota Singh and Rajwinder Kaur has always left Moga unit of Akali Dal split.

Punjab: MLA Joginder Pal Jain won’t contest 2017 polls, door opens for Tota Singh’s son
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

Speaking to The Sunday Express, Jain confirmed that he informed party president Sukhbir Badal about the matter.

Ludhiana: Rs 45 lakh unaccounted cash recovered from jewellery shop employee
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

The man was asked to stop for checking as he was not wearing helmet. The man tried to flee from the spot but the police managed to nab him.

Ludhiana factory owners use workers’ IDs to exchange cash
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Labourers in Ludhiana are using their Aadhar cards for exchanging Rs 4,000 allegedly for their employers.

AAP had plans to inject black money in Punjab: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

On his last visit to release industry and trade manifesto in Ludhiana, Kejriwal had alleged that ‘SAD-BJP-Congress has entered grand alliance to defeat AAP’.

Cash transfer: Banks responsible for security at ATMs, says Ludhiana DCP
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

According to orders of commissioner of police, banks’ representatives will be held accountable if they fail to appoint security personnel at ATMs and any crime happens.”

Won’t give a drop of water, says Sukhbir Singh Badal
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

"We clarified it earlier also that none will be given a single drop of water from Punjab. Come what may, not a single drop of water will go outside Punjab," Sukhbir said.

Agriculture and Pollution: Tackling a burning problem with technology
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

The poor adoption of a machine that can help avoid paddy stubble burning is an example of policy failure.

At a Sangat Darshan in Fatehgarh Sahib: Where were you for four years, Cong legislator asks CM Badal
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Incidentally, it was the CM’s first sangat darshan at the Fatehgarh Sahib Assembly constituency since the SAD-BJP combine won the 2012 election.

‘Smart City’ residents stage unique protest in Ludhiana
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

“Selfie Kheecho, Upload Karo, Rs 2,100 ka Inaam Paao - Desh Badal Raha Hai Aage Badh Raha Hai,” says the message on the banner installed behind a heap of garbage.

Journey of Punjab 2016: College principal finances film on drugs after losing kin
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

The film has been made by Red Arts Theatre Group, an initiative of alumni of Punjabi University, Patiala, which first came up with a street play ‘Aakhir Kadon Tak’ and staged it across schools and colleges in Punjab.

Congress now adds a rider to Captain Amarinder Singh’s farm debt waiver promise
Sun, Nov 06, 2016

Says waiver applies only to loans by cooperative banks and societies; figures say 40 per cent of the total Rs 70,000 cr of farmers’ debt comes from arthiyas

Experts recommend financial incentives for farmers to discourage burning paddy stubble
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

An expert opined that the punitive action being threatened against the farmers by booking them under various sections of the law for burning paddy will not be successful in a state like Punjab.

‘Being Chai-Walli is not degrading, we have one in every Indian home’
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

The name ‘Chai Walli’ met with a lot of opposition from her parents, as expected.

This Punjabi Chai-Walli just won Businesswoman of the Year Award in Australia
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

"Being Chai-Walli is not degrading, we have one in every Indian home," says Uppma Virdi, the founder-owner of Chai Walli.

Punjab: Congress, AAP to woo women with separate manifestoes
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

Congress will also be including skill development training and self-employment for the widows of farmers suicides in its gender manifesto, as per sources.

Air quality in Punjab on Diwali: Ludhiana the most polluted, Patiala the least
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

The air quality in the residential areas of cities of Punjab worsened this Diwali.