Divya Goyal

Divya Goyal is our Punjab correspondent

Articles By Divya Goyal

Target: Baarhnvi Pass

15 years after he failed his Class 12 English exam and moved to Italy, Manpreet Singh is taking another shot at cracking the paper, thanks to a move by the Punjab school Board. But for now, the 33-year-old is tripping up, on ‘application-writing’ and Robert Frost.

A murdered Pak leader’s son appeals to PM Modi: ‘Don’t give asylum to my dad’s killer’

Ajay Singh (19), son of Soran Singh, said that since Indian PM Modi always speaks against terrorism, he is hoping for justice and that India will not shield a murder accused booked under the anti-terrorism Act of Pakistan.

Explained: What is the Ludhiana City Centre ‘scam’?

The Indian Express explains the corruption case that has continued to haunt Punjab CM Amarinder Singh and his family for twelve years.

Ex-legislator from Imran Khan’s party seeks asylum in India

Kumar, a native of Barikot and a former Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) from the minority-reserved seat of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, is currently in Khanna in Punjab’s Ludhiana district where his in-laws reside.

Two years after Gandhi peace mural destroyed in terror attack, Kabul gets a new one — with message on power of love

The new mural, measuring 30 square meters, has Gandhi’s face. Seven artists, including a local woman Negina Azimi, worked three days to design and two days to paint it, said Sharifi.

Gypsy ride, bike rally, dhol beats — a small Punjab town comes out to give hero’s welcome to govt school teacher

Amarjit Singh Chahal is credited for transformation of four government schools - primary schools at Ralli and Jeetsar Bachhoana and senior secondary schools at Boha and Ranghrial - into ‘Smart Schools’ with his unique and innovative ideas.

Punjab reverts to old system of distributing school uniforms through SMCs

Orders in this regard were issued by the state project director, Samagra Shiksha Abhiyaan Authority (Punjab), Wednesday.

From dal makhni vs litti chokha to poster of Bhindranwale: A Punjabi-Bihari divide leads to suspension of classes in Ludhiana’s GNDEC

Fresh tension erupted last week when there was an intense argument in hostel no. 2 allegedly between Punjabi and Bihar students over the mess menu.

In the name of Guru Nanak: Windfall for PSEB as ‘Golden Chance’ exam applications may rake in Rs 6 crore

According to data accessed by The Indian Express, a total of 4,208 online applications have already been received and the estimate revenue (if all applicants deposit fee) has reached Rs 6.31 crore in just two weeks of the public notice being issued on August 16.

Amrita Pritam’s 100th birth anniversary: ‘She lived what she wrote’

On her 100th birth anniversary, writers remember the enfant terrible of Punjabi literature, Amrita Pritam.

Punjabi Sahit Akademi members give event on Amrita Pritam a miss, chief says ‘it wasn’t a mela’

Only 88 people attended the morning session (as per written entries till 1 pm) of ‘Amrita Pritam Shatabdi Rashtri Seminar’ at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana on Friday.

100 years of Amrita Pritam: An ode to a rebel, her words & love

Unapologetically bold and expressive, both in her writings and personal life, Amrit Kaur alias Amrita Pritam born in Gujranwala of Pakistan on August 31, 1919 was all that a woman wasn't allowed or accepted to be in her times — a fierce writer, a passionate lover and a born rebel.

Explained: How Buddha Nullah turned from a stream into a stinking drain, now polluting river Sutlej

What is Buddha Nullah, how severely it is polluted, and how both Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) are responsible for the mess that it is in?

Punjab floods: NDRF rescues 94 animals, locals too pitch in

At a time when the focus of administration, volunteers and other rescue teams is primarily on saving human lives, humanity and compassion can be seen winning in flood-hit districts of Punjab where the teams of NDRF are also saving voiceless creatures.

In name of Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary, Punjab Board asks for Rs 15,000 as exam fee

The move, asking for Rs 15,000 as examination fee in name of Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary celebrations, has come under severe criticism.

Ludhiana: As Buddha nullah water floods homes, raises a stink, locals look for ‘missing’ MP

On Sunday evening, as Sutlej started swelling, the Buddha Nullah, which meets the river at Walipur Kalan, also started overflowing. The reverse flow flooded the residential colonies in Ludhiana with 2-3 feet of filthy black water.

Punjab floods: Teachers open school doors to see everything they built for poor children destroyed

When teachers opened the school gates on Tuesday and Wednesday, they found that their efforts of creating a Smart School infrastructure (through donations collected or from their own pockets) washed away in one go.

Punjab floods: For two villages on Sutlej’s banks, a sea of loss

They braved the 1988 floods, but have lost homes, cattle and all their crop to the swollen river in last two days

Third year in row, Capt Amarinder Singh gives Issru a miss, Badals too skip it this time

This year, even Badals skipped the programme and none from the family — former CM Parkash Singh Badal his son and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal or daughter-in-law and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal — paid tributes to the martyr.

Sculpting a legend: A farmer in Punjab pays tribute to Swaminathan through artwork

This farmer-cum-sculptor from Ghal Kalan village in Punjab’s Moga district, who has neither seen nor met the living legend, has made awareness about “Dr Swaminathan saab” and his report into some kind of a life mission.