Divya Goyal

Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Articles By Divya Goyal

Stage for Change

A unique theatre campaign kicks off in Punjab to sensitise villagers about gram sabhas

Punjab students told to sing Gandhi’s bhajan in Gujarati; opposition questions move

As per SCERT notification, the teachers have to ensure that students learn the lyrics and sing it in the morning assembly every Monday.

‘IS module’: NIA raids in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, four detained

During its raids, NIA had claimed to have seized arms and explosives. Officially, NIA has maintained that the group had plans to target “vital installations and important personalities which included politicians”.

NIA detains madrasa teacher for suspected ISIS links

Inspector Mohammad Jameel, SHO Tibba Police Station, said that a team of NIA raided the mosque in the wee hours and detained a person for suspected ISIS links.

ASER for Rural India 2018: In basic reading, Punjab numbers better than the national average

Enrollment has seen improvement and more students can now carry out basic subtraction and division. ASER-2018 Rural India report also says that in Punjab, girls are performing way better than boys in all age groups.

The Science of Art

The 106th Indian Science Congress in Punjab saw the melding of aesthetic fervour and scientific temper.

Punjab: Govt school teacher, kids visit families of newborn girls to wish them Lohri

Though the festival of Lohri, which falls on January 13, is celebrated with utmost zeal in entire Punjab, it also has some age-old customs and practices attached to it. Most families in Punjab still celebrate Lohri only for newborn boys. ‘Dheeyan Di Lohri’ (Lohri for girls) is still not a widely accepted practice in Punjab.

Indian Science Congress: To boost turnout at event, LPU promises attendance, marks as perks to students

To make its own students attend sessions of the Indian Science Congress, the LPU promised them attendance and some marks in next semester, but only if they submit the ‘attendance proof slips.’

Lord Brahma first to discover dinosaurs, mentioned them in Vedas: PU geologist

Asked if there is any scientific basis or evidence that the dinosaurs were mentioned in Vedas by Lord Brahma, Khosla said Vedas were written 25,000-30,000 years back, whereas dinosaurs became extinct 6.5 crore years back.

106th Indian Science Congress: ‘No need to send humans to space for work machines can do’

Speaking at the ‘Meet The Scientists’ Session of 106th Indian Science Congress at Lovely Professional university in Phagwara, Anuj Sinha while addressing the children said it was “not necessary right now for India to send humans to space for work that can be done by machines too.”

106th Indian Science Congress: Best projects at a glance by little innovators

From a medical robot to a wheelchair for fully-paralyzed patients that moves with eye movement and a 'Garbage ATM', little scientists from across country have come up with interesting innovations

Children’s Science Congress opens: Make science interesting for kids, teachers urged

A total of 120 projects by schoolchildren selected from across the country after block-, district- and state-level competitions are on display at Children’s Science Congress.

106th Indian Science Congress: Unlike Trump, Modi understands importance of science, say 2 Nobel winners

German-American Thomas C Sudhof, who was given the Nobel Prize in 2013 in physiology and medicine, said that the Trump-led government in the US is not spending enough to promote science and research, whereas Modi’s approach in this regard looks promising.

Ludhiana: Out of jail, Youth Akali Dal leaders get grand welcome

Those present to welcome YAD leaders outside jail included SAD senior vice-president Maheshinder Singh Grewal and BJP leaders Gurdev Sharma Debi, Subhash Verma and Amit Gosain.

Contesting from jail, SAD leader’s son loses sarpanch seat by 15 votes

SAD leader Sukhwinder Singh claimed counting was rigged and residents were supporting his son as they knew that criminal case against him was ‘political vendetta’. “Of 952 votes polled in total, 57 votes were rejected without giving us any explanation,” he alleged.

Punjab panchayat polls: In Ferozepur village, voter run over by SUV dies amid booth capturing

Tension also prevailed in village Bulepur of Khanna in district Ludhiana where Akalis alleged that police illegally came to detain Youth Akali Dal (YAD) Yadwinder Singh Yadu.

Sikh group hosts Christmas feast for homeless inside Birmingham railway station

Speaking to The Indian Express, Parmjit Singh said, "We served langar to over 200 homeless people in Birmingham among other food items."

Rajiv Gandhi statue vandalised: Act an emotional outburst, says SAD as it protests police action

While one of the accused YAD leader Gurdeep Singh Gosha was arrested Tuesday, other accused Meetpal Singh Dugri surrendered in the court Wednesday. Both were sent in one-day police remand by the court.

Ludhiana: Youth Akali Dal leaders vandalise Rajiv Gandhi statue, Amarinder seeks apology

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh ordered police action against the vandalising of Rajiv Gandhi's statue in Ludhiana and, in a tweet, demanded that former deputy CM Sukhbir Badal apologises for the ‘obnoxious’ act.

PAU allows pre-wedding shoots on campus

Jatinder Kaur Gulati, dean college of home sciences said that step has been taken to promote varsity museum which is a unique one in entire Punjab showcasing rural life in villages.