Monthly Archives: MARCH 2016

Flyover collapses in Kolkata
31.03.16 - pt team

An under-construction flyover in Kolkata collapsed on Thursday, triggering fears of many being trapped in the debris. One girder of the Vivekananda Road flyover near the old Ganesh Talkies collapsed and several vehicles are feared to be trapped underneath.
Official confirmation about casualties and injuries is ...

Kanhaiya, under fire for remarks on 1984 anti-Sikh riots, says he was misinterpreted
30.03.16 - pt team

Jawaharlal Nehru University student union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Wednesday attempted to water down the controversy that erupted after he said there was a difference between 2002 riots and 1984 Sikh massacre.
In a Facebook post, Kumar said he was misinterpreted. Read his post here:
" I ...

Sedition accused Kanhaiya Kumar has no right to make comment on tragedies of Sikhs: GK
29.03.16 - PT team

The decision of Government of India to scrap names of 36 Sikhs from the black list and directions of the Delhi High Court a rethinking on Santa Banta movie was welcomed by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and Shiromani Akali Dal today.Manjit Singh ...

Uttarakhand : Harish Rawat wins some, loses some
29.03.16 - by Shishir Prashant

The Uttarakhand High Court in Nainital on Tuesday ordered a floor test in the Vidhan Sabha on March 3. This is a major embarrassment to the Centre, which had imposed President's Rule in the state two days ago citing a breakdown of constitutional authority.

Harish Rawat, ...

President’s rule in Uttarakhand, Rawat says ‘Murder of Democracy’
27.03.16 -

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday condemned the imposition of President's rule in the state as a "murder" of democracy and the Constitution and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hands were dipped in the "blood" of the "trampled" aspirations of the people.
Alleging that central ...

Chhattisgarh has arrested an 'absconding' doctor who was a lifeline for the poor
26.03.16 - Raksha Kumar*

Lying on a bed in Apollo Hospital in the industrial town of Bhilai, Dr Saibal Jana smiles and welcomes swarms of colleagues who come to visit him. His high spirits belie the fact that he is under arrest.

Dr Jana, chief physician of Shaheed Hospital in ...

Will Mehbooba say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'? asks AAP leader
25.03.16 - pt team

Delhi water minister Kapil Mishra on Friday sought to know from the BJP if PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti will chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' before taking oath as the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister?
According to IANS report, both the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the ...

The story behind the woman in that haunting photograph of the Brussels attacks
25.03.16 - Muneeza Naqvi*

"By God’s grace she is alive,” said Nidhi Chaphekar’s family when they saw the photograph of her sitting dazed moments after the Brussels airport bombings.

A woman sitting bloodied and dazed just moments after the Brussels airport bombings was one of the most haunting images from ...

'The atmosphere of intolerance is growing' – public appeal by retired officers
21.03.16 - pt team

A group of retired civil servants 'urge a return to the civilised and civilisational discourse of the Constitution of India.' 
Full text of the statement issued by 17 retired civil servants belonging to different All India and Central Services who have worked in the Government of ...

BR Ambedkar is India's Martin Luther King Jr; Modi says reservation for Dalits will stay
21.03.16 - pt team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed BR Ambedkar at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the BR Ambedkar National Memorial in New Delhi and said that Ambedkar was to Indians what Martin Luther King Jr was to the world.
"Sometimes, we insult Babsaheb Ambedkar by limiting ...

Earth Hour 2016 : Switch off Lights between 8.30 - 9.30pm Today
19.03.16 - pt team

On the last Saturday of every March, millions of people across the globe unite in a show of support to raise awareness about climate change and observe Earth Hour. In 2016, Earth Hour will be observed on March 19 from 8:30 PM -9:30 PM. 
"Earth Hour ...

Nostradamus Predicted Narendra Modi Rule Till 2026, Claims Rijiju
19.03.16 - pt team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will continue to rule the country till 2026 and will be loved by his people to the point that he will change the country’s plight and direction, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Friday, referring to ...

UN World Happiness Index : India at 118th place; Far behind Pak, China
17.03.16 - pt team

India did not make any improvement in its happiness quotient, ranking 118th out of 156 countries in a global list of the happiest nations, down one slot from last year on the index and coming behind China, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Denmark takes the top spot as ...

Maintain status quo on SYL canal: Supreme Court
17.03.16 - pt team

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered status quo on the SYL canal and appointed the union home secretary as well as the Punjab chief secretary and DGP as receiver of the canal for the purpose of maintenance of status quo.
The apex court constitution bench headed ...

Sri Sri's Event - Artistes call it a nightmarish experience
15.03.16 - SWETA GOSWAMI

The World Culture Festival that culminated on Sunday evening was a grand event for everyone except the artistes performing here. From pulling off performances in wet clothes to school children braving the poorly-lit muddy patches on the Yamuna floodplains, many artistes said it was a ...

Dalit man hacked to death in full public view for marrying Upper caste girl
14.03.16 - pt team

In yet another incident of caste violence in Tamil Nadu, a newly-wed couple was beaten up by goons in full public view in Udumalpet, Tirupur, on Sunday, after which the culprits then hacked the man to death.
Reports said that the victims' inter-caste marriage was the ...

I won't say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai': Owaisi to Bhagwat
14.03.16 - pt team

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has said he will not chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai,' comments that came against the backdrop of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's suggestion that the new generation needs to be taught to chant slogans hailing mother India. "I don't chant that slogan. ...

BJP delegation calls on Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
13.03.16 -

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called for increasing people-to-people contacts between India and Pakistan to improve ties.

The call was made by the PPP leader during a meeting with a three-member delegation of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which met him at the Zardari ...

SLIET's students missing while trekking in Himachal located, Rescue efforts on
13.03.16 - Anand Kumar Patel / NDTV

Six of the eight trekkers -- who went missing in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh on Friday -- have been located. Rescue efforts have started after they were seen during an aerial survey of the area.

According to a report by NDTV the seven students -- ...

Avalanche warning in J&K, HP, Uttarakhand for another 24 hours
13.03.16 - pt team

An avalanche warning was again issued today for higher areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, advising people not to venture into these places over the next 24 hours. 
The advisory was issued by the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), part of the ...

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