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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Divya Goyal


Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Rain reduces roofless Ludhiana school to rubble, students have narrow escape
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

The Education Department of Punjab, for two decades, has been citing a ‘court case’ as an excuse saying that no new construction can be done on disputed land. It did not even shift children to some other building to save the school land from encroachers.

No one will give job to a hijra even now: Punjab’s first transgender member in National Lok Adalat
Mon, Jul 16, 2018

Mohini says that she is disappointed that despite several directions of the Supreme Court to rehabilitate LGBT community, they remain on paper only.

Punjab SCERT releases activity-based assessment plan for pre-primary kids in govt schools
Sun, Jul 15, 2018

As per the letter issued by the director, SCERT, on Friday, pre-primary students will be assessed thrice a year— July, November and March—as per a ‘report card’, which was also released.

Sikh legacy: Exhibition displaying artworks, objects related to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, his family opens in UK
Sat, Jul 14, 2018

Known as Sher-E-Punjab (Lion of Punjab) for his powerful military in his 48 years of reign, Maharaja Ranjit Singh's kingdom spread over undivided Punjab (modern day northwest India and Pakistan).

Court adjourns hearing in Punjab’s Nathuwala drugs recovery case to July 31
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Hearings in the 2013 Nathuwala drugs haul case - in which drugs, cash and alcohol were recovered during a raid on a police post - were adjourned to July 31.

Mid-day meal cooks in Punjab schools to get ID cards; want uniforms too
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

It was a long pending demand of mid-day meal workers in Punjab to have ID cards as according to them it will add dignity to their job.

Punjab: Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu ‘counsels’ drug addicts on Facebook Live
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

"The motive was not to embarrass addicts. Seeing on FB Live, other addicts can also see that no action will be taken against them if they admit their addiction," Ravneet Singh Bittu said.

Suspected drug-related death: 23-year-old Moga man succumbs at PGI
Mon, Jul 09, 2018

In a statement to police, his father Darshan Singh said that his son was a drug addict since the age of seventeen. He was admitted to drug de-addiction centre twice, he added.

Modi to address ‘Kisan Kalyan’ rally in Punjab on July 11, ally SAD to ‘thank’ PM for MSP hike
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

The SAD-BJP alliance, which tasted defeat in Punjab polls last year, is seeing Modi's rally as a lucrative opportunity to woo the farmers of Punjab ahead of Lok Sabha polls next year, especially after the hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of several crops.

Drugs in Punjab: A Way with Words
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

Ludhiana-based poet Sukhwinder Amrit, 64, pens the pain of Punjab in this verse: “Our youth, our Punjab is dying. If not today, then when will we use this pen?”

Protest against tree felling intensifies in Ludhiana
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

Protesters said that if the politicians cannot ensure a safe future for their children and stop proposed felling for 1,963 trees in a polluted city like Ludhiana, then they should not expect votes.

Punjab war on drugs: Curbs come up on syringe sale
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

Till the filing of this report, orders were issued in Fazilka, Bathinda, Faridkot, Ludhiana and Ferozepur districts under the section 144 of CrPC which gives special power to district magistrates to issue prohibitory orders.

Punjab: Eight flee drug rehab, two brought back
Fri, Jul 06, 2018

Two addicts, who reached home after fleeing, were re-admitted by their families on Thursday. They said that they had a sudden craving for heroin and weren’t able to control themselves.

12-year-old girl delivers baby girl, rape case registered
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

Police said that more details are yet to be taken from girl’s family as it wasn’t the right time to ask for more details during delivery on Wednesday.

Ludhiana: People’s movement starts to save 1,900 trees to be chopped for road project
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

People from all age groups including children and senior citizens assemble to protest against NHAI

Five-year-old girl from Pakistan dies at Ludhiana hospital after surgery
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

Sukhchain Singh Gill, Ludhiana police commissioner, said that the application from girl’s father to get body released was received around noon and ‘set procedure was completed within two hours’.

Afghanistan attack killing Sikhs, Hindus: Grief pours in from all corners; appeal to unite grieving families
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

Among the deceased were 13 prominent Sikh leaders of Afghanistan including Awtar Singh Khalsa, who was also running for parliamentary elections to represent Sikh and Hindu community.

Punjab: After Bains brothers, AAP’s Phoolka launches own campaign against drug menace
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

Phoolka, while launching ‘Mera Pind Nasha Mukt’ (My village is drug free) campaign in Ludhiana, Sunday said that it is aimed at making all villages in his constituency Dakha ‘drug-free’.

Black Week against drugs: Anger on streets over Punjab government inaction
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

In Ludhiana, the protest was led by some students from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and other institutions as they stood at city’s central point, Bharat Nagar Chowk.

Another suspected drug death in Ludhiana village
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

AAP MLA Phoolka claims family harassed by police