Divya Goyal

Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Articles By Divya Goyal

‘Mr Singh Food King’ files nomination, wants to take on ‘pvt school fee mafia’

Ravinder has declared that his main motive of contesting Lok Sabha polls is to fight against the “school fee mafia” being run by private schools and stop parents who cannot afford expensive education for their children from being looted.

‘Years-old video being used as propaganda’, says Cong Faridkot candidate as clip of him singing paeans to Dera chief goes viral

Faridkot was the heart of Sri Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege incidents and protests that rocked Punjab in 2015, leading to a massive defeat for SAD-BJP in the state Assembly polls in 2017.

Ludhiana: An ‘aam aadmi’ candidate with an ‘aam aadmi’ pitch

He is an M.Phil in police administration and did his Ph.D. in jails administration from Panjab University, Chandigarh. If elected, his top priority will be to raise issues of ad-hoc (contractual) teachers and harassment that they face.

100 years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: On display in Lahore, documents that detail horrors committed by the British in 1919

Telegram stating declaration of Martial Law to report on outbreak of upheaval in Amritsar, exhibition puts in public domain several secret documents that only Pak possesses

Jago Chunav Hai: Acid attack survivors assert their demands

Time-bound justice, right to education and best medical treatment, these are some of the poll demands of acid attack survivors who have started a countrywide campaign called ‘Jago Chunav Hai’ to spread awareness.

Two Punjab men executed by Saudi Arabia: Migrated for good life, a debt that remains unpaid

The letter from MEA confirming the execution, was received by Seema Rani on Tuesday, said her advocate Vinod Kumar, through whom she had filed a petition in Punjab and Haryana High Court to know status of her husband Satwinder Singh who was in Riyadh jail since 2015.

Faridkot Congress candidate’s campaign meet: At Moga, a nightingale sings for her brother

Recording more than 2,000 songs together, Mohd Sadiq-Ranjit Kaur delivered several hits in over 35 years. Sadiq would pay the traditional instrument 'tumbi' and together their debut songs would become instant hits and are hummed even today in Punjabi rural households

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Dera Sacha Sauda political wing holds congregation for followers

Thousands of followers, who call themselves ‘premis’ and address dera chief as ‘pitaji’, gathered at the dera’s Naam Charcha Ghar (prayer hall) at village Gahaur of Ludhiana Sunday where members of the political wing addressed them. They were told to “stay united” and “not let outsiders break their unity”.

Punjab: Man who led the fight against fake encounters gets a YouTube song

Khalra was allegedly abducted and killed by Punjab Police in September 1995. Four Punjab policemen were later sentenced to life imprisonment for his murder. 

Judging the erstwhile royals: An unkind cut or a bitter truth?

At a time when India is demanding an unconditional apology from the British govt for the mayhem that changed the course of independence movement, history questions the Punjab royals who never condemned the bloody Baisakhi

Punjab school book identifies martyr Rajguru as Sukhdev

Board chairman says photo as per ‘experts’ and ‘google’, but ‘will enquire’

In poll season, outpouring of likes in India for song by Pakistani sisters with a message of peace

The video titled ‘Humsaye Maa Jaye’ (Children of the Same Soil) — released on YouTube by Pakistan TV actor Bushra Ansari — shows two women neighbours inside their homes divided by a wall symbolising the Indian-Pakistan border.

The original ‘beti padhao’ icon gets a statue in Punjab, 122 yrs after death

With education and knowledge knowing no boundaries, a government primary school in village Sadda Singh Wala of Mansa district in Punjab has established a mathematics park for students in Savitribai Phule's memory with her life-size statue installed in it.

UPSC results: ITS officer secures AIR 19 after three failed attempts and 454th rank last year

Harpreet Singh (27), an Indian Trade Service (ITS) officer with the Ministry of Commerce, from Doraha town of Ludhiana and currently posted at Delhi, has secured AIR 19, as per UPSC results declared Friday.

LIP confirms: Party chief will contest from Ludhiana

The 48-year-old Bains, known for his firebrand aggressive politics of “sting operations” and “raids” that he shares live on social media, had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from Ludhiana as an Independent.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: With new party, ‘aam aadmi’ Dharamvira Gandhi to take on ‘Maharani’ Preneet Kaur again

Former Minister of State for External Affairs and wife of Capt Amarinder Singh, Preneet Kaur had represented Patiala three times in the Lok Sabha before tasting defeat at the hands on Gandhi, who won by a margin of 20,900 votes.

100 years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: The night of the dead

The mayhem unleashed by the British troops on the unarmed civilians during a peaceful gathering at Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919 remains a defining moment in the history of the Indian struggle for independence. Two Sikh historians compile accounts by 40 eyewitnesses, who lived to tell the tale.

Punjab hawala money recovery: Open for any probe, every single paisa counted, packed in front of I-T officials, say police

Khanna police have refuted the allegations with senior superintendent of police (SSP) Dhruv Dahiya Monday saying that he is “open to any kind of probe” and that “every single paisa was counted and packed in front of the Income Tax officials who were kept in loop at every step”.

Punjab: Jilted lover shoots at woman in market, nabbed after high drama

After cornering him, the police team kept trying convince him to surrender even as he threatened to shoot himself. He was later overpowered.

‘Har Hath Kalam’: Bringing in a change — one pen, one child at a time

An initiative — ‘Har Hath Kalam’ — by a group of 70-odd youngsters is taking beggars and ragpickers off the streets in Patiala and putting them in schools. They have already transformed 100 lives in past year. The going, however, has not been easy. The Indian Express traces the ups and downs of the initiative, and its success story