Monthly Archives: JULY 2017

India carried out Surgical Strike 14 km deep into Pak, brought back bodies, reveals Arun Shourie
30.07.17 - PT Bureau

IN A SENSATIONAL DISCLOSURE, former Union Minister and now a strong critic of Narendra Modi government, Arun Shourie has said he had "personal knowledge” that Indian army conducted a surgical strike 14 kilometres inside Pakistan during Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime, killed 10-15 persons and brought ...

No more blankets in AC coaches as railways faces CAG heat
29.07.17 - team pt

Indian Railways will discontinue providing blankets in their air-conditioned (AC) coaches after an inspection from the Comptroller Accounts General (CAG) criticised it on cleanliness and hygiene, according to a Business Standard report.
Instead, the Railways is set to increase the average temperature of AC coaches from ...

Fearing more defections, Congress flies over 40 Gujrat MLAs to Bengaluru
Game of polls
29.07.17 - team pt

Rattled over its six MLAs submitting their resignations ahead of upcoming Rajya Sabha elections on August 8, with one more likely to leave soon, the Gujarat Congress flew off over 40 of its remaining MLAs to Bengaluru in party-ruled Karnataka on Friday night.
"All our Gujarat ...

Kejriwal used abusive words far worse than 'Crook': Ram Jethmalani in letter to Jaitley
Defamation Drama
28.07.17 - TEAM PT

Days after quitting as Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's counsel in the defamation cases filed against him by Union minister Arun Jaitley, senior advocate Ram Jethmalani has fired a fresh salvo at his erstwhile client, saying the CM has asked him to use abusive words ...

Apologise or face Rs 50 crore defamation suit, DIG Roopa told
Sasikala jail perk row
27.07.17 - team pt

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Roopa was on Thursday served with a legal notice by transferred Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) HN Satyanarayana Rao, who asked her to either apologise for the controversial report on the alleged special treatment being given to AIADMK (Amma) leader ...

Nitish Kumar quits as Bihar CM, says 'Conscience pricked me'
Modi welcomes decision
26.07.17 - TEAM PT

Nitish Kumar has resigned as the chief minister of Bihar. The Janata Dal (United) leader submitted his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Wednesday.
He cited irreconcilable differences with ally RJD on the issue of corruption charges against his deputy Tejashwi Yadav for his decision.
"In the ...

Army Colonel serves legal notice over withdrawal of free rations
25.07.17 - TEAM PT

A senior Army officer has served a legal notice to the Union government protesting against the alleged withdrawal of free ration to Army officers in peace areas and sought restoration of the benefit within 60 days.

Col Mukul Dev, Deputy Judge Advocate General, HQ 12 Corps, ...

Delhi cop suspended for masturbating before women constables, touching them inappropriately
25.07.17 - TEAM PT

A Delhi Police constable was allegedly caught masturbating in front of a female constable in the mess of a police training centre in Jharoda Kalan in south west Delhi. The incident was then reported by the woman officer who informed her seniors on Saturday night.

The police ...

8 dead as building collapses in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar, 30 feared trapped
25.07.17 - TEAM PT

A four-storied building located in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area collapsed this morning, killing at least eight people. According to  reports, the incident took place at around 10.40am at Damodar Park on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg. The building housed a nursing home on the ground floor and ...

Nithari killings: Pandher, Surinder Koli get death penalty in Pinki Sarkar murder case
24.07.17 - team pt

A special CBI court on Monday sentenced to death businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surinder Koli in one of the sensational Nithari killings cases.
Pandher and Koli were found guilty of rape, murder and abduction by special judge Pawan Kumar in the killing ...

Railways food 'Unsuitable for human consumption', says CAG report
22.07.17 - team pt

If a recent audit report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is anything to go by, then one should watch out for what one consumes while travelling on an Indian train.
The report on the Indian Railways’ catering services, has claimed that food items "unsuitable ...

Army jawans thrash J&K cops inside police station in Kashmir
22.07.17 - team pt

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and six personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir Police were injured after they were allegedly thrashed by armymen in Ganderbal following an altercation on Friday night.
According to the police, over 30 personnel of the Army’s 24 Rashtriya Rifles in civvies were ...

TOTAL TRANSPARENCY: Journalists get Rs 500 bribe in media kit
22.07.17 - PT Bureau

BHUBANESWAR: FINALLY, a political party seems to have decided to adopt transparency in its dealings with the media. As a result, journalists in Odisha found Rs 500 currency notes in their media kits when they went to cover an event of the National Highway Authority ...

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 ...

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