Divya Goyal

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Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Punjab polls 2017: AAP candidate Santokh Salana was dismissed from Haryana government service
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

When contacted, Salana accepted that he was dismissed by Haryana government for long absence.

Punjab assembly polls: Gurpreet Singh Raju Khanna is SAD candidate from Amloh, says Sukhbir Singh Badal
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

“I appeal to the people to make Gurpreet Singh Raju Khanna victorious in the coming assembly elections in order to ensure development of Amloh constituency,” said Sukhbir Singh Badal

After 2 years: Ludhiana-Delhi air service from September 1
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Bengaluru-based private airlines Jetsmart announced that it will start operations on the Ludhiana-Delhi route from Sahnewal airport beginning September 1.

In US capital, Langar on Wheels feeds the poor
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Started by a Sikh, the truck, which famously goes by the name ‘Seva Truck’, takes its inspiration from the popular ‘langar’ (community kitchens).

Baddowal bus accident: Two detained in bus torching case, HS Phoolka intervenes
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Illegal detention at behest of Badals, says Phoolka; they were later released.

Punjab bus accident: Bhagwant Mann’s visit to victims’ kin ‘broadcast live’ on Facebook
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Video was posted on AAP’s official FB page, draws flak from “supporters”.

Ludhiana: Bus ‘owned by Badals’ kills father-son duo
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Hardev Singh, 60, died on the spot while his son Harmeet Singh alias Manjit, 24, was taken to hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

Sakshi Malik’s Rio Olympics medal is a silver lining, but can this change patriarchal mindset?
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

India can hail Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Saina Nehwal or PV Sindhu but the craving for a son deep in the hearts is here to stay.

This Rakhi, brothers to sign an undertaking for women’s safety in Fatehgarh Sahib
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Under the initiative, the district adminitration has chalked out an undertaking that has been distributed to girls across all government and private schools, colleges and universities.

Punjab elections 2017: Ranjit Singh Talwandi’s aide claims ticket, Badal says ‘no decision yet’
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Talwandi, who is a former Raikot MLA, had contested unsuccessfully from Khanna in 2012 elections.

Rice & rights: Judgment day for MP and Punjab in tug-of war for basmati GI tag
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

The experts also expressed concerns that inclusion of MP will degrade the quality of Indian basmati, thus handing an advantage to Pakistan which then would claim to be the producer of “authentic aromatic basmati”.

Ludhiana: ‘No permit’, police stops Indo-Pak event
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Sources said that nine Pakistan nationals were part of the exhibition and had put five stalls at the venue and were being harassed.

Ludhiana advocate to be honoured for running school for ragpickers
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Located in slums of Hambran road in Dairy complex area, the school was started two years ago by advocate Hari Om Jindal (50) for the children here.

Rag pickers to students: Independence Day honour for advocate running slum school
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Advocate Hari Om Jindal (50), started a school located in the slums of Hambran road in diary complex area, and is now busy changing lives of the slum children living in the area.

Punjab: Dairy farmers, cattle traders protest against cow vigilantes
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

The farmers, who named their protest ‘Sarkar Jagao, Dairy Bachao’, marched to the office of local Jagraon SAD MLA S R Kler and ‘gifted’ stray cows to him.

‘We saw a schoolboy turn into a sharpshooter’
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Bambiha, 24, was said to be killed in a gang war in Tarn Taran

FIR against gau rakshak: Had to pay money, cows to Satish Kumar, only then allowed to go
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Cattle traders have come out against Satish Kumar, president of Gau Raksha Dal based in Rajpura, alleging that he had extorted them in the name of cow protection.

Punjab: Chhotepur should have welcomed first AAP list
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

AAP candidate from Ludhiana’s Sahnewal constituency Harjot Singh Bains kicked off his poll campaign with a roadshow after paying obeisance at Sri Katana Sahib.

Rs 200 per cow — the rate to let a truck through in Punjab
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

Getting permits in Punjab is a long-drawn process, in comparison to even neighbouring Haryana.

Punjab elections 2017: AAP bets on local faces for Ludhiana seats
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Ludhiana has 14 constituencies of which tickets have been announced for four seats - Ludhiana West, Payal, Dakha and Sahnewal.

2017 Punjab Assembly polls: Phoolka gets new office, to start road show soon
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Sources from AAP confirmed that Phoolka’s name has been finalised for Dakha constituency and he is expected to hold a road show from Ludhiana to Mullanpur once his name is officially declared.

Murder of desecration accused: SAD (A) says ‘will bear legal expenses of murder accused’
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Local leaders of the party and their supporters reached the court during the hearing of the case Wednesday, and “welcomed” the accused with flowers.

Send Bhagwant Mann to rehab centre: Fellow MPs write to Speaker
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

The MPs asked the Speaker to allow Bhagwant Mann to attend House proceedings only after visiting a rehab.

Ludhiana family found dead: Case closed, forensic probe proves it was triple murder-suicide
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

Sandeep Singh Mangat, an agriculturist and property dealer, his wife Aman Kaur, mother Bachan Kaur and daughter Dinaz Kaur were found dead Friday.

AAP in 2017 Punjab elections: Most vying for Ludhiana West seat
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

AAP candidates eyeing ‘elite urban voter’ in posh constituency of first list

Ludhiana family found dead: After contradictory report, bodies re-examined at Faridkot
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

Post-mortem by Ludhiana Civil Hospital found different bullets used in killings; police recover 0.32 bore revolver.

Ludhiana family found dead: Post-mortem report finds injury marks, different bullets in bodies
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Police initially suspected Sandeep killed his family, himself with same rifle.

It’s poll time, folks: An evening in the life of an Akali Dal-BJP publicity van
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Will Akali Dal-BJP govt’s pre-poll publicity vans bring them votes? No one’s answering that yet — all eyes are on the movie that is being screened

Four of family found dead in Ludhiana
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Police say mentally unstable man shot dead his mother, daughter and wife before killing himself

Murderers of desecration accused surrender in court: ‘No regret, wanted revenge’
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Gupreet Singh Jagowal of Sangrur and Nihal Singh of Patiala- surrendered at a local court on Friday.

Four of Ludhiana family found murdered
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

The police has also found bullet shells from the spot and as per initial details all of them have been shot dead.

Punjab Police recruitment rally, Day 1: In fight against dope, Punjab kits up to test wannabe cops
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Some test positive in dope test introduced this year, will get another chance

Punjab desecration murder: Khalistan supporter prime accused
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

According to police, local SAD (A) leader Gurpreet Singh Jagowal can be seen on CCTV footage obtained from the murder site.

Ludhiana: Youth murdered over ‘drug deal’
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

The 22-year-old victim, an alleged drug dealer, died when seven persons attacked him and his family over the “quality of drugs” that he allegedly supplied

Ludhiana: Love for man’s best friend
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

The veterinarians said that Tuffy's chance of survival was slim as he had lost a lot of blood,” said Shital Prakash, a resident who drove 30 kms to the university.

Amid lukewarm response, Jagmeet Brar kicks off Pehlan Punjab- Lok Hit Abhiyaan
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

The former Congress leader, in his speech, focused on revival of industry in Punjab.