Divya Goyal

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Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Rajinder Kaur Bhattal: ‘Will abide by high command’s decision’
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Bhattal said that she will abide by Congress party high command's decision of appointing MLA Asha Kumari as Punjab Congress' affairs-in-charge.

Peddlers turning school kids into drug addicts in Punjab, says SC advocate
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Statistics show that every 8th minute, a child goes missing in India and 72% of missing persons are minor girls and 95% are from poor families said SC advocate, H S Phoolka

Favour detention but only after students get second chance: Daljit Singh Cheema
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

The present Right To Education Act does not allow detaining students upto class VIII, irrespective of his or her performance.

Ludhiana: Another Shiv Sena man held for ‘staging attack’
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Shiv Sena Yuva Morcha's R D Puri, has confessed to having staged the incident, said police

Punjab: Shiv Sena youth leader arrested for ‘staging’ attack on himself
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Police said Arora, in his confession, has said that “he wanted an escort vehicle like senior politicians, fame, and higher position in Shiv Sena” and that “he planned the attack to garner sympathy from Hindu community”.

Machines back to help transplant paddy in Punjab
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

The machines failed to click with farmers after the state government imported around 650 such machines from China and Japan and supplied them to the farmers on subsidy.

Udta Punjab is no fiction, we see it every day
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Why Punjabis should watch Udta Punjab is not because it has ‘Punjab’ in its name, but because it is them on the screen- abusing, drinking and taking Punjab and their life for granted.

Aam Khas Bagh: Mango harvest begins at Mughal Gardens
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Spread across 11 acres of land, the orchard has 3.5 acres of mango plantation apart from peach, pear and guava orchards.

Udta Punjab Public reactions: Thumbs up for Shahid, Diljit; ‘abuses fly too high’, say Punjab audiences
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

The first show of 'Udta Punjab' in Ludhiana at MBD Cinepolis saw 41 people in the hall, majority being college students and youth.

Next season of Satyamev Jayate will focus on water crisis: Aamir Khan
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Aamir Khan's team has already started work and research on his popular reality TV show, Satyamev Jayate.

How Aamir Khan followed the calorie-count method to lose around 25kg for Dangal
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Aamir Khan said he still follows the old-fashioned calorie count system to stay fit, and that's the same technique he used to lose weight for his upcoming film.

If CBFC has leaked Udta Punjab, it’s a big shame: Aamir Khan
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Khan, who was shooting for his upcoming film Dangal in Ludhiana said, "If it is a censored copy that has leaked, it's a big shame for CBFC."

Liquor at 11, heroin at 14: Story of a drug addict who started too early
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Another tale of drug addiction from Punjab that nearly killed a boy.

‘We expected too much from Rahul… now realise we’ve always been alone’
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Congress, SAD and AAP had all promised Surjit's family remunerations in different ways, none has yet been fulfilled.

Year after assurances, farmer kin yet to get relief
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Rahul reportedly promised a ‘debt waiver’ and ‘all possible help from the Congress’.

Khalsa back in hospital, police say son stopped docs at doorstep
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

“Khalsa's son has turned the house into a fortress. He did not even allow doctors to touch Khalsa. The old man was not uttering a word," said DSP Dakha.

Punjab’s war on drugs: The living and the dead
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

174 people arrested under the narcotics Act died in Punjab’s jails since 2014. The Indian Express finds, in their wake, grief and anger.

Jakhar missing: AAP accuses Akalis, Cong of shielding firm chief Bhangoo
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Suspended AAP MP Dharamvir Gandhi and senior AAP leader HS Phoolka were present during the protest against chit fund scam.

SYL row: Poster by ‘unknown’ group hail Badals
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

Even officials of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal), whose chief Ajmer Singh Lakhowal is considered close to the Badals and is chairman of Punjab Mandi Board, and Bhartiya Kisan Union (Mann) denied knowing such a group.

SAD-BJP to spend around Rs 25 crore on pre-election publicity
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

The cabinet has already cleared Rs 20 crore for this.

30 witnesses yet to record statement in Moga case
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

On Friday, the defence counsel, during the hearing, argued that they have yet not been provided the copy of the postmortem report by the public prosecutor.

Punjab Orbit case: Probe panel submits report with no witness against accused
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

The case had sparked widespread outrage, until the government ordered an inquiry and announced a compensation package of Rs 24 lakh for the family.

Punjab: 1 English teacher for 1,300 students
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

According to educationists, Punjab is short of at least 6,000 English master cadre teachers

Teachers told to promote govt achievements, ‘order’ cancelled later
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

Teachers were asked not to leave their stations without informing the BDPO office

‘Medically fit’ Khalsa discharged, his son says move was forced
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner has refuted the allegation

A letter for the departed soul from a Kapurthala constable
Mon, May 30, 2016

“Most letters of mine are to families who have lost their near and dear ones,” said Gurbachan. “I find their addresses from the newspapers and request them to plant a sapling in memory of the departed soul.”

World Menstrual Hygiene Day: Schools in Punjab show the way
Sat, May 28, 2016

Menstruation is taboo in India. Recently, it was cited as the reason why women were not being allowed into certain places of worship.

Dhadrianwale demands CBI probe, rejects compromise
Thu, May 26, 2016

Dhadrianwale added that the compromise offered by Akal Takht jathedar Gurbachan Singh will not be accepted.

PSEB class XII results: Girl shoots self after low score in maths
Thu, May 26, 2016

When mother and brother returned home, they knocked the door but no one responded. Surprised, they forced the door open only to find their daughter lying in a pool of blood.

Moga: Girl shoots herself dead after scoring less in maths
Wed, May 25, 2016

Simranjeet Kaur shot herself dead with her father's licensed revolver at her residence in New Apex Colony in Moga.

PSEB class 10 results: Improvement across subjects, but much work left to be done
Wed, May 25, 2016

English saw the pass percentage of 83.45% which was 78% last year. This year, around 56,000 students failed in English.

PSEB class 10 results: Arsh misses first rank by 2 marks, but he has ‘no regrets’
Wed, May 25, 2016

“I immensely respect girls. They must have worked harder and thus got two marks more than me. But I have no regrets. I congratulate both of them for getting top two ranks,” said Arsh.

Dhadrianwale attack: Six more arrested, 3 from Mehta
Wed, May 25, 2016

Ludhiana police commissioner JS Aulakh said that police received a tip-off that the six suspects were traveling to Anandpur Sahib via Jalandhar from Baba Bakala in Amritsar.

PSEB Class 10 Results today: Having taught teachers, ‘Cheema Sir’ now worried more about English paper scores
Tue, May 24, 2016

Many students failed in the English language subject, prompting the minister to hold a class for the teachers.

Dr D S Cheema: ‘SSA funds not enough, Centre’s grant cuts are unreasonable’
Mon, May 23, 2016

Yes, there is no provision of funds for benches under SSA funds.