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Cops take WhatsApp message seriously, skip Rajnath Singh's Guard of Honour
19.10.17 - PT Bureau

IN AN EMBARRASSING episode, police constabulary in Rajasthan went on leave to protest a possible move to reduce their pay scales, leaving Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a piquant situation when he arrived in Jodhpur this week and the cops assigned for the Guard ...
  


PUDR slams Tihar jail authorities for attacks on Kashmiri inmates
18.10.17 - PT Bureau

The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) has expressed "grave concern" at incidents it viewed as "specific targeting of   Kashmiri Muslims" in Tihar and other jails and slammed the jail for failure to protect the vulnerable.

In a statement, Cijo Joy and Anushka Singh, both secretaries ...
  


This is why Election Commission did not announce Gujarat poll dates
DECODING THE MYSTERY
15.10.17 - Awagyakrit Singh

In the Super Bowl of Indian democracy, the reigning champion BJP and the challenger Congress are preparing for battle most ferocious, but the Election Commission’s conduct has given rise to a query most unfortunate — on whose side is the umpire?

 

NEW DELHI, OCT ...

  


Five people beaten up on suspicion of carrying beef, Cops book the victims
'RAKSHAKS' AT IT AGAIN
14.10.17 - TEAM PT

IN YET ANOTHER incident of cow vigilantism, a mob of around a hundred people has allegedly beaten up five persons, including an auto-rickshaw driver, near Gosi village in Haryana's Faridabad on suspicion of carrying beef.
 
According to the police, the mob surrounded and beat up auto-rickshaw ...
  


Same hospital. Same deaths. Same headline. Don’t Read This.
ROZ, ROZ, SAME, SAME. NOW 69 IN 4. ANGRY?
12.10.17 - Awagyakrit Singh

You were angry at the death of children in Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College Hospital. You might be even more angry at reading these old headlines. So, why would you want to read a fresh headline?

Aug 11, 2017 
30 Children Die During Last 48 Hours After Gorakhpur ...
  


Report says firm of Amit Shah's son made crores after BJP came to power; he hits back with Rs 100 crore defamation notice
08.10.17 - PT Bureau

AFTER ONE OF India's top online journalism portals today made explosive revelations about BJP President Amit Shah's son's company making whopping profits after the BJP came into power, India's Railway Minister and senior BJP leader hit back saying Jay Shah, son of Amit Shah, will ...
  


ICAI chief’s daughter Pallavi Vikamsey found dead on railway tracks
SENT 'NO ONE RESPONSIBLE' SMS TO FAMILY
06.10.17 - TEAM PT

TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Pallavi Vikamsey, the youngest daughter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) president Nilesh Vikamsey, was found dead on the railway tracks in Central Mumbai.
 
She had been missing since wednesday evening, after her classes at a law firm at Fort in south ...
  


Seven dead as Indian Air Force chopper crashes
06.10.17 - TEAM PT

SEVEN DEFENCE PERSONNEL were killed after an Mi-17 V5 helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed in Arunachal Pradesh's Chuna area on Friday.
 
Five of those killed were Indian Air Force personnel and two were Army officials.

The helicopter reportedly crashed around 6 am Friday while it ...
  


Wheelchair-bound man called 'Pakistani' for not standing during National Anthem
"SAAMNE EK PAKISTANI BAITHA HAI"
02.10.17 - TEAM PT

A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND MAN, who has been fighting for rights of the disabled, was abused at a multiplex in Assam capital Guwahati on Friday for not standing up when the national anthem was being played.
 
Arman Ali, a top official at an NGO, had taken his nephew ...
  


Dalit man beaten to death for attending garba event
"DALITS DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO WATCH GARBA"
01.10.17 - TEAM PT

IN A SHOCKING incident, a 21-year-old Dalit man was lynched for watching Garba dance hosted for upper-caste Patel community in Gujarat's Anand district on Saturday.

At about 4 am on Sunday, Jayesh Solanki was sitting with his cousin Prakash Solanki and two other Dalit men near ...
  


Intellectuals, activists stage protest in support of Rohngiyas
CRY FOR ROHINGYAS
23.09.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Leading intellectuals, doctors, lawyers, activists in Chandigarh staged a strong, vociferous protest in Saturday evening in Chandigarh's Sector 17 Plaza in support of Rohngiya Muslims. Protesters demanded that India must immediately grant refugee status to Rohingyas and adopt a compassionate, humanitarian policy on this ...
  


Senior Journalist KJ Singh, mother found dead at their residence
SHOCKING
23.09.17 - TEAM PT

IN YET ANOTHER shocking incident, a senior journalist KJ Singh and his 92-year-old mother were found dead in their Phase 3B 2 Mohali residence on Saturday.
 
Police officials have reached the spot and are investigating into the possible reason behind the murder. The house was found ...
  


Another self-styled Godman arrested on rape charges
'Falahari Baba'
23.09.17 - TEAM PT

POLICE IN RAJASTHAN’s Alwar arrested on Saturday Falahari Maharaj, a self-styled godman who is accused of raping a 21-year-old law student.
 
Famous among his devotees as Falahari Baba for his reported fruits-only diet, the 70-year-old spiritual leader had allegedly raped the woman at his ashram on ...
  


Feel like I am part of a 007 movie: Karti Chidambaram takes swipe at CBI
CBI STATEMENT IN APEX COURT AN "ABSOLUTE LIE"
23.09.17 - TEAM PT

I FEEL LIKE I am part of a 007 movie said Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P Chidambaram. He was taking a swipe at the Central Bureau of Investigation which told the Supreme Court that he had foreign accounts.
 
Secret/undisclosed accounts/properties. Overseas trips to ...
  


Karim Morani, producer of 'Chennai Express' surrenders in rape case
23.09.17 - TEAM PT

BOLLYWOOD SHOWMAN Karim Morani, who produced several hit films including the Shahrukh Khan starrer Chennai Express, surrendered to the Hyderabad police on Saturday, September 23, midnight,  in connection with a rape case.
 
The news came after the Supreme Court rejected his anticipatory bail plea on Friday. The Chennai Express ...
  


UNUSUAL PETITION
23.09.17 - TEAM PT

YOU CAN MOVE to Supreme Court for anything but don’t expect everything will get a solution. The apex court in a recent petition responded by saying only god can help in this matter.
 
The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its helplessness when a petitioner sought the ...
  


CBI arrests Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax dept.
BRIBERY CASE
22.09.17 - TEAM PT

In a development that shows the rot in the system, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested a Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax on charges of demanding bribe. It has been alleged that the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax had demanded a bribe of ...
  


Hours Before Inauguration by CM, Dam Crashes
DAMNED BY THE DAM
20.09.17 - Team PT

A PORTION OF a dam in Bhagalpur came crashing down on 19 September night, inundating areas of the township, only a few hours ahead of its inauguration by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
 
According to a thequint.com report, Kumar was scheduled to inaugurate the Ganga pump ...
  


Officer who probed Gujarat riot cases named NIA chief
18.09.17 - TEAM PT

YC Modi, an IPS officer who was part of a Special Investigation Team that inquired into the 2002 Gujarat riots, will head the country's top anti-terror body, the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The Indian Police Service (IPS) officer had been named Director General of the agency ...
  


Car, bike owners not starving, can pay more for petrol: BJP minister
THE BUREAUCRAT-TURNED-POLITICIAN'S COMMENT
16.09.17 - TEAM PT

Bureacrat-turned-Union Minister KJ Alphons on Saturday yet again stoked a controversy when he said that people who own bikes and cars are not starving and can afford to pay higher prices for fuel.
 
Speaking to media at the Kerala state capital, Alphons said the Union government ...
  



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