Divya Goyal

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Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

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.

In Punjab schools, learning is out of ‘space’
Mon, May 23, 2016

Punjab’s education budget for 2016-17 is Rs 8,732 crore, an increase of less than five per cent over last year.

Water crisis in Punjab: To save water, farmers adopt smarter practices, get greater yield
Mon, May 23, 2016

Last year, Avtar Singh harvested 15quintal per acre of cotton compared to the 8 quintal per acre that most other farmers, who used conventional methods, got.

Attack on Dhadrianwale: Arrested men, impounded car ours, says Dhuma’s spokesperson
Mon, May 23, 2016

The Ludhiana police had impounded two vehicles — a Tata Safari and an open jeep registered in the name of ‘Baba Harnam Singh of Mehta, Amritsar’.

‘Toppers’ who aim at toppling life’s challenges
Sun, May 22, 2016

Pawan, 17, whose father irons clothes in Janta Enclave of Dugri. While eighteen-year-old Vivek Singh is an orphan and works at a pharmacy.

Punjab: 4 more held; Dhuma link being probed, says CP
Sun, May 22, 2016

One of the arrested persons is Sukhwinder Singh alias Sonu, a resident of Chowk Mehta in Amritsar, which is also where the Damdami Taksal dera, led by Baba Harnam Singh Dhuma, is headquartered.

Attack on Dhadrianwale- Preacher warns govt, cops: Expose mastermind, else we’ll launch stir
Sat, May 21, 2016

"I will not name him because I want to hear it from government’s mouth,” Dhadrianwale, who was in Patiala, told mediapersons.

Attack on Dhadrianwale: Baba’s name crops up as ‘owner of two vehicles’
Fri, May 20, 2016

Police sources said that the probe was pointing towards involvement of Damdami Taksal dera supporters

Attack on Dhadrianwale: ‘Four held, FB war led to murder bid’
Thu, May 19, 2016

The senior police officer confirmed that Hardev Singh of Amritsar was driving the Bolero vehicle. The fourth accused, Manjit Singh, provided shelter to the accused.

Punjab: Four arrested for attack on Sikh preacher
Thu, May 19, 2016

Sources, meanwhile, said that the attack was a fallout of a ‘Facebook war’ between the preacher and Harnam Singh Dhuma, head of the Sant Samaj Damdami Taksal (Mehta)

Attack on Dhandrianwale: Makkar condemns attack, says ‘ideological differences separate’
Thu, May 19, 2016

We might have our own ideological differences with Dhadrianwale but violence is unacceptable," said Makkar.

Dhandrianwale called Dhumma a ‘Sarkaari saint’
Wed, May 18, 2016

Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale had said that Sikh sangat should be cautious of such people who are fake and busy in flattering his government associates.

Sikh preacher Dhadrianwale attacked, one killed
Wed, May 18, 2016

The incident took place around 8.15 pm on Ludhiana’s Barewal road when the attackers, believed to be 30-40 in number, stopped his convoy to serve ‘chabeel’ (drinking water).

Punjab (PSEB) Class 12 results: Motivation was not hard to find for these toppers
Sat, May 14, 2016

Mahima’s father suffers from partial paralysis; Riya raised by single mom, Komal says govt schools no less

PSEB class XII results: ‘Difficulties were many but will to succeed was stronger’
Sat, May 14, 2016

Sahil Midda secured 100 per cent marks in commerce stream. He is a state-level baseball player

PSEB Class XII Results: To avoid ‘confusion’, 2 merit lists this year
Fri, May 13, 2016

The policy to give additional marks was started following notification of the state government last year after directions from the centre to promote sports

Punjab AAP reaches out to dairy farmers, says ‘No question of slaughtering cattle, will work for gau raksha’
Fri, May 13, 2016

AAP held its ‘Punjab Bolda Hai’ dialogue with dairy farmers Thursday, with the session headed by its manifesto committee head Kanwar Sandhu.

180 photos, 6 languages: Book on Golden Temple released
Thu, May 12, 2016

The idea behind the book is to project that “Golden Temple is a temple of humanity and for not Sikhs alone”.

Congress leaders not allowed to meet arrested MLA Bains
Wed, May 11, 2016

Claiming that the visit was ‘not political’, Jhakar said that the Congress stands by Bains when it comes to fight against the high-headed approach of police under the SAD-BJP rule.

Sexual harassment charge: No proof against Sardar Singh, says Ludhiana police
Wed, May 11, 2016

‘No proof has been found against Sardar during investigation.’

No proof against Sardar Singh: Ludhiana Police
Wed, May 11, 2016

The Special Investigation Team constituted by the Ludhiana police commissioner to probe the case has found that the duo did not stay overnight at Bhaini Sahib and thus rape allegations by the woman, a UK resident and also a former international hockey player, were “false”.

Water crisis: In Maharashtra, Sikhs lend a helping hand
Tue, May 10, 2016

Close to one lakh litres of water is being ferried on a daily basis and are being distributed among the poor in parched Latur, Nanded, Prabhani and other areas that need assistance.

‘Caught on cam’ but cops yet to catch him
Tue, May 10, 2016

Local residents claim that the accused, Resham Singh, enjoys the support of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). The police, however, claim that the accused is absconding.

Punjab | Catching them young: Students look up to their gangster ‘bros’
Mon, May 09, 2016

Gangs scout schools, appoint ‘presidents’

Translated by a Sikh, funded by Hindus, Patiala varsity to digitise century-old Quran
Fri, May 06, 2016

Parihar said, “My friend Noor Muhammad from village Land of Moga showed me this Punjabi translation of the ‘Quran Sharif’, published more than a century ago, in April 1911.”

Punjab assembly polls: Party not only of topiwallahs, wear basanti turbans, says AAP to supporters
Thu, May 05, 2016

In a video message sent out by AAP Canada convenor Jaskirat Mann, she says the “opposition needs to be given a strong message that AAP is not a party of topiwallahs only”.

Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma begin ‘Sultan’ shoot in Ludhiana
Wed, May 04, 2016

After wrapping up the schedule in Muzaffarnagar of Uttar Pradesh recently, Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma started shooting for 'Sultan' in Punjab.

In Jalalabad, a school rises from rubble, literally
Tue, May 03, 2016

Like most primary schools in Punjab, its condition was in shambles