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Activists express solidarity with Kashmiris, demand immediate rollback of Modi govt’s moves on Art 370, 35-A
Resist Majoritarianism & Threats to Federalism & Constitutional Values
18.08.19 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH: Giving a resounding clarion call to India’s wider citizenry that believes in Constitutional values and democratic principles, a widely attended conclave of region’s activists, intellectuals, academicians, religious and political leaders demanded immediate roll back of Modi government’s move on Article 370, restoration of Art ...
  


Top Indian writers launch scathing attack on Modi govt on Art 370 move, exhort people to resist
'INDIA HAS LET DOWN KASHMIR'
16.08.19 - PT Bureau

In a boldly worded joint statement that amounts to scathing criticism of the Narendra Modi government's handling of the Kashmir issue, more than 200 top writers and cultural activists of India said the BJP regime has made "a mockery of democracy," "violated (its) solemn promises" ...
  


Not in accordance with due constitutional and judicial process: Punjab AG
PRESIDENTIAL ORDER REVOKING ARTICLE 370
05.08.19 - Team PT

Constitutional propriety apart, the Presidential Order revoking Article 370 is patently illegal as it would defeat the very legal structure of Article 370, which has in fact been laid down by the apex court to be ‘not temporary’, according to Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda.

Reacting ...
  


Revocation of article 370: Totally unconstitutional & undemocratic, says CM Amarinder
WILL SET A BAD PRECEDENT
05.08.19 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 5 - Terming it as totally unconstitutional, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday flayed the manner in which the Centre had imposed its decision on Kashmir, saying the democratic fabric of the nation had been ripped apart with this unprecedented violation of ...
  


New law on Triple Talaq challenged in Supreme Court
02.08.19 - Team PT

The newly enacted law which makes the practice of instant divorce through 'triple talaq' among Muslims a punishable offence was challenged in the Supreme Court on Friday.

A day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, ...
  


Amarinder bats for Priyanka as Congress president
29.07.19 - Team PT

Reposing his full confidence in the party general secretary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would get all-round support if chosen to take over as Congress president.

Speaking to some journalists here, the Chief Minister regretted the decision of Rahul ...
  


Amarinder suggests all-party meeting under PM to tackle water crisis
JAL SHAKTI
15.07.19 - Team PT

To evolve consensus and formulate a national strategy for tackling the deteriorating water situation in the country, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday suggested an all-party meeting under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister.

The Chief Minister made the suggestion during a courtesy call ...
  


After Goa, Karnataka, who is next please?
AAYA RAM, GAYA RAM
14.07.19 -

Will the BJP manage to pull off a Goa in Karnataka after all? And then pull the rug from under the feet of Kamal Nath in Madhya Pradesh and Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan? The former survives on the blessings of the Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi ...
  


Inter-state meeting of all northern states on drugs to be held on July 25
BATTLE AGAINST DRUGS
12.07.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, July 12: The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana met here on Friday to discuss greater coordination in the battle against drugs, and agreed to hold an inter-state meeting of all the northern states on July 25.

The meeting will be hosted by Punjab, Chief ...
  


All Congress ministers 'voluntarily' resign to make way for rebel MLAs in government
KARNATAKA CRISIS
08.07.19 - Team PT

In a desperate attempt to save the coalition government in Karnataka, all Congress ministers on Monday morning tendered their resignations from the Kumaraswamy Cabinet. 

With this, the Congress has made an open offer to 13 disgruntled MLAs who had tendered their resignations and have been staying ...
  


Rahul Gandhi's Resignation Letter - Full Text
04.07.19 - Team PT

Rahul Gandhi formally resigned as the Congress president. Here's the complete text of his resignation letter:

 
It is an honour for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation. I owe the country and my ...
  


Amarinder decides to send delegation to Meghalaya
THREATS TO PUNJABI SETTLERS IN SHILLONG
15.06.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, June 15: Urging Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to ensure all necessary steps to provide protection to Punjabi settlers in the North-Eastern state, Captain Amarinder has decided to immediately rush a four-member delegation to the state to resolve the issues concerning the settlers.

The delegation, ...
  


Stop making compromises, raise the flag of secularism, exhorts Mani Shankar Aiyar
04.06.19 - PT Bureau

At a time when many in the Congress' senior leadership have been blaming the party's stance on AFSPA and its questioning of the efficacy of Balakot strikes for its sound defeat the hustings, the irrepressible Mani Shankar Aiyar has advocated exactly the opposite: Go all ...
  


Sonia Gandhi to continue as Leader of Congress Parliamentary Party
01.06.19 - Team PT

Sonia Gandhi was once again elected as the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) leader in the first meeting of the newly-elected Lok Sabha Congress MPs in the national capital on Saturday.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh proposed her name. The suspense is now over whom the chairperson ...
  


Ready to assume role of leader of Congress: Shashi Tharoor
AVAILABLE TO TAKE UP ANY ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
28.05.19 - TEAM PT

Diplomat-turned-parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor , on Monday said that he is ready to be Leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha, if the party offers him the position. Shashi Tharoor has expressed this at a time when discussions are being held in the inner Congress circles ...
  


BJP sweeps Arunachal Pradesh, wins 41 assembly seats out of 60
LOTUS BLOOMS AGAIN
25.05.19 - TEAM PT

The BJP put up an impressive show in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, winning 41 seats including three uncontested in the 60-member Assembly house.
 
It is to be noted that elections were held for 57 seats as three BJP candidates were earlier declared elected unopposed. ...
  


Whose statue did they vandalise; who was he?
BLOWN TO SMITHREENS – HOW DID WE REACH HERE?
16.05.19 - Swarajbir

Swarajbir, Punjabi’s foremost playwrights today, a poet of sterling quality and someone whose editorial quill has shaken the world of Punjabi journalism out of its slumber, has written in the newspaper’s May 16, 2019 edition about the sad and hugely disturbing episode in Calcutta wherein ...
  


Surgical Strikes: Modi attack on Congress destroyed Vajpayee's legacy of surgical strikes, hurts army veterans who were part of such actions
BHARAT MATA NEEDS A GOOD CLERK
09.05.19 -

Arun Shourie claims "personal knowledge” of surgical strike 14 kms inside Pak
 
1971 Surgical Strike Major General Says – "Bakwaas Band Honi Chahiye Iss Desh Mein” (See Video)
 
PT Bureau 

NEW DELHI: In their bid to falsify the claims of Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP ...
  


NDTV’s Ravish Kumar claims Akshay’s interview of Modi was paid news, Zee News & ANI played dirty role
POLITICAL BOMBSHELL ABOUT 'NON-POLITICAL' INTERVIEW
02.05.19 -

Journalist Ravish Kumar of NDTV, who is not only widely respected but enjoys an almost cult status, has written this article about the role played by ZEE News and ANI in the Akshay Kumar-Modi starrer "non-political interview” that went much beyond the chit chat about ...
  


Centre's Notice To Congress President Rahul Gandhi Over Complaint About Foreign Citizenship
29.04.19 - Team PT

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday issued a notice to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over complaints regarding his citizenship. Rahul Gandhi has been given a fortnight by the Home Ministry to explain his "factual position" over a complaint about his citizenship. The notice ...
  



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