INDIA
Cobrapost editor takes on Shekhar Gupta on the ethics of sting operations
DIRTY WAR BREAKS OUT BETWEEN SHEKHAR GUPTA & COBRAPOST
06.06.18 - kanwar manjit singh

ANIRUDDHA BAHAL, the editor of Cobrapost and the man behind many journalistic scoops, scooped via sting operations, has slammed senior journalist Shekhar Gupta, president of the Editors Guild of India and former editor-in-chief of the Indian Express, for casting doubts over the efficacy of stings ...
  


Patanjali to shift Rs 2000 crore food park from UP, blames Adityanath Govt
BABA VS YOGI?
06.06.18 - TEAM PT

Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Limited said it was relocating its Rs 6,000-crore food park project out of Uttar Pradesh. The firm cited lack of cooperation on part of the state government.

Acharya Balkrishna, Managing Director of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd and co-founder of Patanjali Yogpeeth, tweeted that the ...
  


To woo sugarcane farmers, Govt may announce Rs 7000 crore bailout package
Sweet deal?
04.06.18 - TEAM PT

NEW DELHI, June 5: Concerned over mounting cane arrears to the tune of Rs. 22,000 crore, the government is expected to announce a bailout package of over Rs. 7,000 crore to clear dues of farmers.

A decision in this regard is expected to be taken in ...
  


Cobrapost revelations: How Zee Punjabi made a deal to harm Akali Dal?
A YOUNG GIRL WITH A STING V/S A COBRA
29.05.18 - kanwar manjit singh

Q: "THE WORD: MANIPULATION. DO YOU BELIEVE IN IT?"

Zee TV honcho and BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra was on the stage, dishing out secrets to become a successful entrepreneur and a pure person dedicated to serving the motherland and becoming prosperous and successful when ...
  


Ceasefire! Yes, but where's the spadework?
COOLING DOWN THE VALLEY
22.05.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

AFTER SOME hesitation by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on accepting the appeal by its coalition partner and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the Central government has gone ahead with a unilateral declaration of a ceasefire against militants during the holy month of ...
  


Most humourous Yeddyurappa jokes in Karnataka Assembly today
19.05.18 - By Team PT & Hona’ble Mr BS Yeddyurappa

THE WODEHOUSE PRIZE for comic fiction this year has been withheld after judges did not find enough mirth in the 62 novels submitted for the 2018 award. If only they would allow the speech by Mr BS Yeddyurappa in the Karnataka Assembly today, he would ...
  


With Nadda watching, defiant Punjab minister refuses to sign Modi's pet health scheme
AYUSHMAN BHARAT - MODI'S PET PROJECT
15.05.18 - PT BUREAU

Cannot sign away Punjab's interests, Centre must address my concerns first, says Brahm Mohindra 
 
J-K, HP, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh ministers sign, Mohindra says no, leaves dais

In a display of political defiance and strong reservations, Punjab has refused to sign the much-touted National Health Protection Scheme, Ayushman ...
  


A Punjabi living in Bangalore explains why BJP should not win Karnataka elections
11.05.18 - AMANDEEP SANDHU

TWO DECADES AGO, at JP Nagar Bar, a dear friend said to me, "You will always be an outsider here." Bengaluru was then called Bangalore but I had known it only through Mysore Sandal soap and from my school friends hailing from militancy-ridden Punjab, who ...
  


SC reserves verdict on pleas challenging validity of Aadhaar law; Judge recalls personal experience
10.05.18 - Team PT

NEW DELHI, May 10: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved verdict on a clutch of 27 petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar law on the ground that it violated human rights and right to privacy in every possible way and subjected the citizens to ...
  


Azadi will never happen, you can’t fight us: Army Chief to Kashmiri youth
ARMY, AZADI & KASHMIRI YOUTH
09.05.18 - Team PT

The forces haven’t been "so brutal”; look at Syria and Pakistan "how they are using tanks and air power in similar situations.” - General Rawat.
 
The Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat, in a message to Kashmiri youth, has said that Azadi [freedom] is not possible ...
  


Either move privilege motion against Javadekar for misleading or quit ministry: Sarna to Harsimrat Badal
DYAL SINGH COLLEGE CONTROVERSY
04.05.18 - Team PT

NEW DELHI, April 4: The RSS has audaciously shown the Badals their place, with a small-time chairman of a DU institution over-riding their central minister’s widely-circulated letter of protest over the renaming of Delhi’s Dyal Singh College, SADD chief Paramjit Singh Sarna said today.

"Courtesy of ...
  


Asaram in jail: The unsung heroes of this disgusting saga
PEOPLE WE MUST CELEBRATE
26.04.18 - kanwar manjit singh

A RAPIST BELONGS in the jail, and someone like Asaram needs to remain there for the rest of his life. But a society that celebrates the fact that one so well connected socially and politically can also be made to face the deserving denouement must ...
  


Judge Loya's Death: Top academicians, civil society leaders urge SC to order probe
26.04.18 - PT BUREAU

A NUMBER OF leading civil society activists and academicians across India have appealed to the Supreme Court to "reconsider the verdict" on Justice Loya's death, claiming that the "rejection of probe does not satisfy people's conscience."

Addressed to the Chief Justice of India and his companion ...
  


VP Venkaiah Naidu Rejects 'Untenable' Impeachment Motion Against CJI Misra
READ COMPLETE ORDER
22.04.18 - Team PT

VICE PRESIDENT OF India and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra by seven opposition parties.

"The motion presented by the MPs indicates a mere suspicion, conjecture or an assumption in the Prasad Education Trust ...
  


At a presser about sex-scandal, His Excellency touched woman journo's cheeks. Now says sorry. In Writing.
HIS PERVERTED EXCELLENCY
18.04.18 - PT BUREAU

HE TOUCHED HER on her face. She has since washed her face several times. "Still not able to get rid of it,” she wrote. That’s how deep the stench of an unwanted touch goes. That’s how stupid even a resident of a Raj Bhawan can ...
  


Let's Meet in Lucknow: No tricks, and please do not do anything vulgar
IT'S NOT A NIGHTCLUB, IDIOT
17.04.18 - S Pal

"Kuch samajh hi nahi aayaa...us samay wahan koi sandigdh gatividhiyan dikhi bhi nahi."

"कुछ समझ ही नहीं आया ... उस समय वहां कोई संदिघ्द गतिविधियां दिखी भी नहीं।”

Meet Sachchidanand Hari Sakshi. Journalists often refer to him as Sakshi Maharaj. If You have heard the man before, ...
  


Speak up, and save India, or people will never forgive you: Yashwant Sinha tells BJP leaders
AB TO BOLO, KUCHH TO BOLO
17.04.18 - PT BUREAU

EXHORTING BJP LEADERS to speak up within the party, former Union Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has said the Modi government has lost its way and voters' confidence, scamsters are fleeing India, rapes have become the order of the day, democratic institutions ...
  


49 ex-bureaucrats tell Narendra Modi: You are responsible for Kathua, Unnao. Say sorry, Mr PM, they said.
BREAK THE DEAFENING SILENCE
16.04.18 - PT BUREAU

WHEN 49 of India's retired bureaucrats spoke directly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they minced no words, pulled no punches.

"You, more than anyone else, have to be held responsible for this terrifying state of affairs," they put it in writing as they addressed the PM, ...
  


Tassaduq Mufti, we needed someone to say these words. Thank you.
A POLITICIAN SPEAKS – YOU SHOULD HEAR
14.04.18 - Nischay Pal

REMEBER THE GREAT speech by Rabindranath Tagore on the crisis of civilization? It was the April of 1941, and Tagore was at his beloved Santiniketan. He wasn't in the pink of health, but his words ring across decades:

"As I look around I see the crumbling ...
  


Between two rapes in UP and Jammu, something this shocking escapes headlines. Is media's nationalism a reason?
ENCOUNTER, JULOOS & SELFIES
12.04.18 - Kanwar Manjit Singh

BETWEEN THE TWO tragedies competing for television time and claiming headline space in newspapers — the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu and the rape, kidnapping and criminal intimidation of a 17-year-old girl whose father was allegedly tortured to death at ...
  



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