INDIA
Woman gang-raped by 12 near Ludhiana, police conduct raids
11.02.19 - Team PT

The Punjab Police on Monday conducted raids at various places in Ludhiana district after a young woman alleged she was gang-raped by 12 men at a farmhouse near Jagraon town after she and her male friend were attacked and abducted.
 
No arrests have been made so ...
  


15th Fin Comm notifies committee to resolve Punjab’s 31000 Cr food account legacy issue
11.02.19 - Team PT

To resolve the pending Rs. 31000 crore food legacy issue of Punjab, 15th Finance Commission today set up a committee.
 
Commission chairman NK Singh, who had during a recent meeting with the Punjab Government conceded the gravity of the issue, today gave approval to the issuance ...
  


CBI transfers SP investigating Chanda Kochhar case
ICICI BANK SCAM
27.01.19 - Team PT

The CBI has transferred the investigating officer in the ICICI Bank case as its "discreet inquiry" suggested his role in leaking information related to searches, officials said on Sunday.

Superintendent of police Sudhanshu Dhar Mishra was transferred to Ranchi, a day after filing the FIR in ...
  


Ayodhya hearing deferred; SC judge 'unavailable' on Tuesday
27.01.19 - Team PT

The hearing of the Ayodhya title suit case in the Supreme Court on Tuesday has been deferred following the non-availability of one of the five judges on the constitution bench.

The disputed matter won't be taken up due to the non-availability of Justice S A Bobde. ...
  


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra enters active politics, appointed in-charge of UP East
23.01.19 - Team PT

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the sister of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, has finally taken the plunge into politics. Just months ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress appointed her as general secretary of Uttar Pradesh East. She will take charge in the second week ...
  


How Modi's decision to buy 36 Rafales raised price of each by 41%?
19.01.19 - Team PT

THE MODI GOVERNMENT’s decision to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France instead of 126 as asked for by the Indian Air Force for six squadrons led to an increase in the price of each jet by more than 41 percent, The Hindu has claimed ...
  


Supreme Court reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Chief
SETBACK FOR MODI GOVERNMENT
08.01.19 - TEAM PT

IN A BIG setback to Modi government, the Supreme Court today reinstated Alok Verma as the CBI chief, three months after the government divested him of his powers and sent him on forced leave in a midnight swoop.
 
Alok Verma can go back to his office ...
  


Congress ready to go alone in UP, after SP-BSP snub
ALLIANCE?
05.01.19 - TEAM PT

THE CONGRESS ON Saturday indicated that it was willing to go alone in Uttar Pradesh after BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met in Delhi to agree on seat sharing arrangements on Friday.

PL Punia, a Rajya Sabha member ...
  


PM Modi attacks Congress over 1984 riots, Karzamaafi
MODI IN PUNJAB
03.01.19 - TEAM PT

PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi on Thursday attacked the Congress over the party's involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and took a jibe at Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath while speaking at a rally in Punjab's Gurdaspur.
 
Modi said, "Jinka itihaas hazaron Sikh bhai behno ko ...
  


Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie move SC, say Rafale verdict relies on centre's 'Incorrect' claims
RAFALE ROW
02.01.19 - TEAM PT

Former BJP ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, have requested the Supreme Court seeking a review of its December 14 verdict in Rafale case.
 
The three are also asking for 'recalling of Rafale's judgement' and for a granting of an oral ...
  


'Stop The Criminalisation of Triple Talaq'
OPEN LETTER BY SOCIAL ACTIVISTS
27.12.18 - TEAM PT

We, the undersigned individuals, women’s rights activists and allies of the women’s movements, are opposed to the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 in its present form. We appeal to the Members of Rajya Sabha to completely withdraw the Bill and significantly ...
  


Former bureaucrats in an open letter slam Modi, call for Yogi's resignation
BULANDSHAHR VIOLENCE
22.12.18 - TEAM PT

IN A SHARP criticism of the Uttar Pradesh government over 80 retired bureaucrats on Tuesday in an open letter, said the death of a cop in the Bulandshahr incident was a killing with intent and a murder most foul that amplifies the lawlessness in Uttar ...
  


Setback to BJP in West Bengal; Calcutta HC cancels order allowing Rath Yatra
‘SAVE DEMOCRACY’ Rath Yatra
22.12.18 - TEAM PT

A DIVISION BENCH of the Calcutta High Court Friday quashed a single bench order that had allowed BJP’s ‘Rath Yatra’ in West Bengal and asked it to hear the case afresh to consider intelligence inputs by state agencies.

The bench comprising Chief Justice Debasish Kargupta and ...
  


Alka Lamba asked to quit AAP over resolution over 1984 anti-Sikh riots
RAJIV GANDHI BHARAT RATNA ROW
21.12.18 -

SENIOR Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and MLA Alka Lamba was reportedly asked by her party to resign as MLA and also from and also from the party on Friday after a controversy erupted over a resolution in the Delhi Assembly seeking withdrawal of the Bharat ...
  


Long Road To Justice For Victims Of 1984 Massacre
LIVES IN A DISARRAY
21.12.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

FOR 34 YEARS after the massacre of about 3000 Sikhs in Delhi, the investigating agencies, the prosecution and the judiciary would have us believe that the marauding mobs were on their own and that no senior political leader was instigating them.

This was despite hundreds of ...
  


Three Women of 1984
17.12.18 -

Now that Sajjan Kumar is on his way to jail for life and the senior Congress leadership is in the dock once again, it is time to revisit aspects of the 1984 pogroms.

Ironically, Sajjan Kumar was given the life imprisonment on the day Kamal Nath ...
  


Now listen to ‘Janta ke MANN KI BAAT’
AFTER ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS RESULTS
15.12.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

CONGRESS PRESIDENT Rahul Gandhi would not have got a better gift on the first anniversary of his taking over as the party president. The news of Congress wresting power in three states was made sweeter for the party by the fact that the BJP could ...
  


Central govt reluctant to take inputs from defence experts for evolving strategy, rue veterans
08.12.18 - Team PT

WAR VETERANS and defence experts on Saturday regretted the reluctance of the central government to take inputs from them in drafting the country’s defence strategy and called for brainstorming for a long-term cohesive combat and defence plan. 

At a session on `Evolving Challenges in Indian Defence’, ...
  


SAMBIT PATRA NE AB KEH DALA – हम छोड़ने वाले नहीं हैं।
MASJID, MANDIR, VISHNU & SAMBIT PATRA
14.11.18 - kanwar manjit singh

"Arrey Rakh Doonga Kisi Masjid Ka Naam Bhagwan Vishnu Ke Naam Pe...Chillao Mat!"….."Tumhari Himmat Nahi Hai" 

You can have an opinion on the spate of name changes spurred/effected/executed by the ruling BJP, from turning Agra into Aggarwala, Ahmedabad into Karnawati or Faizabad into Sri Ayodhya. The ...
  


CM Kejriwal under fire as Delhi smog hits ‘severe’ level
11.11.18 - Team PT


New Delhi chief minister came under fire following reports he had left the city for an overseas family trip, as pollution in India’s capital hit "severe” on the air quality scale on Sat­­urday. 

For a second year the chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has likened Delhi to ...
  



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