Monthly Archives: APRIL 2016

Uttarakhand forest fires: NDRF teams sent to control blaze, PMO assures help
30.04.16 - pt team

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Saturday sought information on fires in forests in Uttarakhand from the state government and assured all possible relief. 

Raging forest fires in Uttarakhand prompted the Centre to send in three companies of the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF to ...

Digvijay Singh’s daughter Karnika Singh passes away
29.04.16 - pt team

Kannika Singh daughter of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh died due to cancer in New Delhi on Friday. 37-year-old Karnika is the youngest among the four daughters of Singh. She was admitted in Max Hospital, Saket, a few days ago and breathed her last at around ...

Kejriwal to CIC: Educational qualifications of NaMo should be released in public
28.04.16 - pt team

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has shown keen interest to seek the educational details of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader wrote to Chief Information Commission, demanding the educational qualifications of Modi to be released in public domain.
Despite several Right to ...

Uttarakhand: President’s rule to continue; No floor test on 29 April; SC poses 7 questions
27.04.16 - pt team

President’s rule will continue in Uttarakhand and an April 29 floor test in the Assembly, ordered by the Uttarakhand High Court will not take place, as the Supreme Court today extended its stay on the quashing of Central rule.
Hearing the Centre’s appeal against the High ...

JNU row: Kanhaiya fined Rs 10,000, Umar and Anirban rusticated
25.04.16 - pt team

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration on Monday announced rustication of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhhatacharya in connection with an event organised in the campus to mark the death anniversary of Afzal Guru.

According to The Hindu report, while Umar has been rusticated for one semester ...

Malegaon Blast: After 5 Years In Jail, All 9 Muslims accused discharged
25.04.16 -

A special court in Mumbai on Monday discharged all nine Muslim youths charge-sheeted in the 2006 Malegaon serial blasts case, a defence lawyer said. They included one who died recently.

"The Special MCOCA Court's verdict came this (Monday) afternoon on the discharge application filed by all ...

SC stays Uttarakhand HC order of lifting President's Rule till 27
22.04.16 - pt team

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed till April 27 the judgement of the Uttarakhand High Court quashing the imposition of President's rule, giving a new turn to the continuing political drama in the state by restoring the Central rule in Uttarakhand.
Before passing a brief order, ...

'No objection, My Lord'! 15 Judges sacked for “doubtful integrity”, “negligence” and “poor performance”
22.04.16 - pt team

Full Court of Allahabad High Court has reportedly punished 15 Judicial Officers of Uttar Pradesh with compulsory retirement for "doubtful integrity”, "negligence” and "poor performance”.
The meeting, conducted on April 14, and presided over by Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud divested twelve Additional Judges and three Additional ...

High court revives Harish Rawat govt, asks him to prove his majority on 29: Centre to move SC
21.04.16 - pt team

The Uttarakhand high court on Thursday struck down the central government decision to impose President’s rule in the state and ordered a fresh floor test on 29 April.

The court also ordered restoration of status quo as on date of proclamation of President’s rule and revival ...

'Achhe Din Door Ast'? India at 133 rank in World Press Freedom Index
20.04.16 - pt team

'Achhe Di'n are still far away for Indian media persons.
 India ranks abysmally low at 133 among 180 countries, in the latest annual World Press Freedom Index which says Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems "indifferent” to the threats posed to journalists.
The 2016 ‘World Press Freedom ...

After protests, New PF rules put on hold; Agitators attack police station, torch vehicles
19.04.16 - pt team

Confronted by protests - including a riot in Bengaluru that saw buses and police jeeps set on fire - the government has put on hold for three months controversial new rules on when you can withdraw money from your provident fund, which serves as a ...

Curfew in Modi’s home district Mehsana; Hundreds detained after Patel stir turns violent
17.04.16 - pt team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home district, Mehsana in Gujarat was brought under curfew and internet services suspended on Sunday after more than two dozen people were wounded as Patidar pro-reservation campaigners demanding the release of one of its leaders, Hardik Patel turned violent, as police ...

Under which law police ‘detained’ the girl: asks High Court
16.04.16 - pt team

Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir high court on Saturday directed the police to cite the law under which they have detained the girl, who was allegedly molested by a soldier in Handwara on Tuesday which led to violent protests resulting in the death of five ...

Journalists Feel Heat Under Modi’s Rule
15.04.16 - Soni Sangwan*

 Indian journalist Malini Subramaniam was forced to leave the restive state of Chhattisgarh after reporting articles that criticized the government.
Journalist Malini Subramaniam knew she was ruffling a few feathers when she published a series of articles criticizing a government shutdown of schools in central India’s ...

Heat wave in India: What to expect and how to survive it
15.04.16 - pt team

A gruelling heat wave, which continues to sweep many parts of India, has claimed 130 lives so far, the Times of India (ToI) reported on Friday.  

With the summer season yet to reach its peak, the astonishingly high number of casualties at such an early ...

Nitish Kumar is new Janata Dal (United) Chief
10.04.16 - pt team

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was on Sunday elected as Janata Dal (United) president, a move that would put him in complete command of the party as its seeks to expand beyond the state and prepares for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

His unanimous election to ...

Shoe Thrown At Arvind Kejriwal During Odd-Even Announcement
09.04.16 - pt team

An unidentified man threw a shoe at Arvind Kejriwal this afternoon when the Delhi Chief Minister had just begun giving out details of the odd-even scheme for cars which will run again from April 15. The shoe landed near Mr Kejriwal, missing him.

The shoe-thrower believed ...

Shiv Sena makes jibe at CM; says people need to be alive to say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'
07.04.16 - pt team

Taking a swipe at Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' remarks over 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' even as a grim spectre of drought looms over the state, ruling ally Shiv Sena on Thursday said people should be able to live first to chant the pro-India slogan.
"It ...

Kamla Advani, wife of BJP leader LK Advani, dies
06.04.16 - pt team

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani's wife Kamla Advani died today after she suffered a cardiac arrest.
Kamla Advani was admitted to Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences today morning after she complained of chest pain.
LK Advani had been married to Kamla for 51 years. 

What Punjab Can't Even Imagine - Bihar A Dry State!
05.04.16 - pt team

Bihar has today shown a path on which any Punjab government can not ever imagine to walk. A few days ago Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has announced that Punjab government will file a PIL in Supreme Court against the cultivation and sale ...

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