Divya Goyal


Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Final exams in govt schools of Punjab: On the floor, under the sun & trees
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

No budgetary provision for benches under central schemes SSA or RMSA, entirely dependent on state: DGSE

No sorry to Bikram Singh Majithia, will fight case till end: Sanjay Singh
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Considered a close confidant of Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh said, “I have tendered no apology in Amritsar court. I will keep on contesting this case...”

Final exams in govt schools of Punjab: On the floor, under the sun and trees
Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Without checking the number of benches available with the schools, centres have been established for board and LOES exams. As a result, classes 6, 7,9 and 11 were giving internal exams sitting on school ground or on the floor.

Punjab: In audio clip, cop ‘threatens’ sarpanch who complained against sand mining
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

In an audio clip that has gone viral and submitted by sarpanch to police commissioner, sarpanch can be heard starting a conversation and telling SHO about ‘trolleys’ filling sand in the village.

Error in CBSE class 10 English paper leads to confusion, PSEB paper ‘tougher than class 12’
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

PSEB also conducted English exam for class 10 students on Monday. As per students and teachers, the difficulty level of question paper was 'even higher than class 12' (exam held on February 28) especially in section-E (writing skills).

Drug-related deaths in Punjab: Govt says no data, not keeping count
Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Punjab’s Health Minister Brahm Mohindra said there is no record available with the government on drug deaths in Punjab. "Families never get autopsies done and it never comes on record. Families feel ashamed and do not share actual cause of death if it is due to drugs,” he said

Death by drug: 16 families that lost a loved one to drug addiction speak of Punjab’s big crisis
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Indian Express spoke to 16 families that lost loved ones to addiction over the last year. From what these families said, drugs remain available in Punjab’s towns and villages, and without an adequate health intervention yet, addicts still have no hope

CM Amarinder Singh to Punjab youth: Stop running after govt jobs
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

Amarinder claims 1.61 lakh jobs generated in Punjab in one year of Cong govt

French President visit to India: Sikhs settled in France raise turban issue, write to Sushma Swaraj, SGPC
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

Sikhs have alleged that even children are not allowed to wear turbans in schools and Sikhs also lose job opportunities if they wear a turban

French President’s visit to India: Sikhs from France raise turban issue, write to Sushma Swaraj
Sat, Mar 10, 2018

Speaking to The Indian Express, Ranjit G Singh, spokesperson of the council of Sikhs in France said that 'dastaar struggle' continues in France for Sikhs as they are still being asked to remove their turbans when they apply for any official document.

PAU directs canteen owners not to open shop before 10.30 am
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

Canteen owners and PAU Employees Union, on the other hand, said the students and teachers should be asked to maintain discipline, instead of ordering the eateries to remain shut in the morning.

Four corporations, one seat: AAP struggles in urban Punjab
Fri, Mar 02, 2018

“We were weak in cities since the beginning,” said Bhagwant Mann, MP and AAP state president. “Our stronghold has been rural areas but we are still contesting polls in cities. If we don’t, people say we are scared."

Ludhiana MC polls: Parties stunned as some of their high-profile candidates taste defeat
Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Amid these loses, there were few cheers as some high profile candidates and kin of MLAs and other senior leaders managed to come victorious.

Congress sweeps Ludhiana MC polls with 62 seats, AAP enters House with 1
Wed, Feb 28, 2018

The SAD-BJP combine emerged as the main Opposition, winning 21 seats. While SAD got 11 of 48 seats it contested, the BJP won 10 of 47 seats it put up candidates on.

Schools cannot withhold admit cards, detain eligible students from appearing in exams: CBSE
Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Stating that this practise of schools to withhold admits cards of X and XII students is in clear violation of Examination bye-laws, letter further quotes Rule 15 of the laws which reads, 'In no case, the heads of affiliated schools shall detain eligible candidates from appearing at the examination.'

Ludhiana civic polls: Re-polling to take place in two booths today
Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Re-polling will be held in booth number 2 and 3 of ward number 44 from 8 am to 4 pm Monday, said Pardeep Aggarwal, deputy commissioner, Ludhiana.

59% turnout in Ludhiana MC polls held amid clashes
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

The BJP also alleged that Congress MLA Rakesh Pandey entered booths in Salem Tabri area in ward number 84 and forced people to cast votes for Congress.

Ludhiana MC polls: Charges of bogus voting, hooliganism fly thick
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Accused of influencing voters in favour of his son, Congress MLA (Gill) Kuldeep Singh Vaid allegedly went inside polling booths and even told polling staff to ‘take care of his voters’.

Ludhiana Municipal Corporation poll campaign ends, ‘Bains’ factor faces litmus test in triangular contest
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

In the first list of 20 cities to be developed as Smart Cities, lack of greenery and increasing pollution levels remain top most concern for Ludhiana residents.

Sikh man faces racial attack outside UK Parliament, attacker shouted ‘Muslim go back’
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Ravneet Singh along with his colleague Jaspreet Singh were waiting to meet MP Dhesi to discuss plans for upcoming World Sikh Environment Day on March 14 and establishing EcoSikh as an environmental charity in UK, before which the attack took place.