L-G Kiran Bedi tweets poster that shows her as Hitler, allegedly made by Congress
21.07.17 - TEAM PT

Kiran Bedi, the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, this morning tweeted a series of posters lampooning her. The former police officer is Hitler and Goddess Kali in these posters, which have apparently been taken out by members of the ruling Congress.

The posters were reportedly printed for ...

Taking action against cow vigilantism is a State subject, Centre tells Supreme Court
21.07.17 - TEAM PT

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that while it is against "cow vigilantism by private persons", any action against such people has to be taken by States and not the Centre.
A bench headed by justice Dipak Misra was hearing three public interest litigation ...

Jaitley gives no Prasad of GST exemption to Amarinder
20.07.17 - PT Bureau

NEW DELHI: Forced by the incessant pressure from the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) and the opposition Akali Dal, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today took up the issue of GST on langar and prasad in his meeting with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and ...

Around 30 killed, 9 injured as bus falls into Gorge near rampur in Himachal Pradesh
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

As many as 30 persons were killed and several others injured when a private bus proceeding towards Solan from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur district skidded off the road and rolled down into a 300 metre gorge at Khaneri near Rampur in Shimla district on Thursday ...

Three Dead, Several Missing After Cloudburst in Jammu & Kashmir's Doda
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

Three people have been killed and several houses and shops destroyed as flash floods followed by a cloudburst wreaked havoc in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours today.

The cloudburst took place around 2 am today at Thatri town of the district, ...

PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' raked in Rs 10 crore profit for All India Radio
19.07.17 - TEAM PT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' has generated revenue of about Rs. 10 crore for the All India Radio (AIR) in the last two financial years, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
In 2016-17, the revenue was to the tune of ...

China is our enemy, not Pakistan: Mulayam Singh Yadav in Parliament
19.07.17 - TEAM PT

The Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said that China is India’s enemy and not Pakistan. He made this statement during the proceedings of the Lok Sabha at the Monsoon Session of Parliament on Wednesday when the Doklam standoff issue was raised. "Pakistan ...

Shimla rape case: One of the six accused dies in police custody
19.07.17 - TEAM PT

In a new twist to the infamous Shimla gangrape case, one of the co-accused, Suraj Singh, who was under police remand, was on Tuesday night found dead inside a Kotkhai police station lock-up.
He was allegedly killed by the main accused in the case, Rajender Singh ...

Both articles that rankled the Adani group will remain available on The Wire
After EPW editor's exit, The Wire stays defiant
18.07.17 - PT Media Critic

New Delhi: In a show of defiance, one of India's leading online voices in the realm of independent journalism, The Wire, virtually challenged the powerful Adani group, saying it will continue to make available to readers the two articles that the Economic & Political Weekly ...


Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Assures 'No Shortage of Beef' in state, Congress Calls it 'Ironic'
18.07.17 - TEAM PT

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that he is going to ensure there is no shortage of beef in the state. He said that the BJP-led coalition government had kept the option of importing of beef from Karnataka open.
Replying to a question tabled ...

Jawan shoots dead Major after officer reprimands him for using cellphone on duty
18.07.17 - TEAM PT

Angry over being ticked off for using cellphone on duty, an army jawan posted in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector on Tuesday pumped five bullets into a major, killing him on the spot.

Major Shikhar Thapa belonged to 71 Armoured Regiment but was attached to 8 ...

Angry at 'not being allowed to speak', Mayawati says she will quit Rajya Sabha
18.07.17 - TEAM PT

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati stormed out of Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, saying she would resign right away if she was not allowed to speak in the House on the issue of atrocities against Dalits under the present NDA government.
On the second day of the ...

Smriti Irani gets I&B, Narendra Tomar Urban Ministry as Venkaiah Naidu Resigns
18.07.17 - TEAM PT

Union textile minister Smriti Irani was on Tuesday given the additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting while Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh was handed over the charge of Urban Development. 

The rejig took place after senior party leader and NDA vice presidential candidate Venkaiah ...

Venkaiah Naidu is BJP's Vice President candidate
17.07.17 - PT BUREAU

Springing a surprise, the BJP announced Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu as its nominee for Vice President, further proof that the party plans to further expand south-wards.

It is not clear how enthusiastic Naidu, 68, is for the new assignment, but India is very likely to have ...

16 Amarnath pilgrims dead, 30 injured as bus falls into gorge
16.07.17 - TEAM PT

Several pilgrims are feared dead and over 30 injured after a bus carrying Amarnath Yatris fell into the gorge in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. 19 injured are being airlifted for treatment.
The bus carrying the pilgrims skidded off the road, turned turtle and rolled down ...

Man Denied Entry Into A Kolkata Mall For Wearing Traditional Dhoti And Kurta
15.07.17 - TEAM PT

A man was allegedly stopped from entering Kolkata's Quest Mall on Saturday for wearing a 'dhoti'. The incident happened on Saturday when the guest was stopped by the security guards outside the mall.

The man was wearing a traditional Indian dress, a dhoti, and was "respectably ...

Newspaper depicts turbaned Sikh smoking cigar, angers community
14.07.17 - PT BUREAU

IN A RATHER poorly-executed attempt to recreate a modern, Sherlock Holmes-style detective in a comic strip, but in a Sikh avatar, India's leading national English daily, Hindustan Times, has ended up rubbing the Sikh community on the wrong side as it depicted the turbaned, bearded ...

Railways launches first solar-powered train; will help Indian Railways save crores
14.07.17 - TEAM PT

Going ahead with its green initiatives, Railways launched first Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) coaches equipped with solar-power where fan and lighting in coaches will be through solar energy.
The train will run from Sarai Rohilla in Delhi to Farukh Nagar in Haryana. A total of ...

FIR against AIB for posting Meme on PM Modi Using Snapchat Dog Filter
14.07.17 - TEAM PT

The cyber cell of Mumbai police on Friday registered an FIR against All India Bakchod after the comedy group posted a meme showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi using the dog filter on Snapchat.
The FIR was registered under section 500 (defamation) of IPC and 67 IT act ...

Nitish Kumar leader without a party, Congress a party without a leader – both should wed: Ramachandra Guha
13.07.17 - PT Political Bureau

India After Gandhi’s famed author has a view on Congress After Sonia, and it seems pretty interesting, unless you consider it too fanciful. He does, but calls it his personal fantasy.

"Nitish Kumar is a country-level leader without a party while Congress is a national party ...

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