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Nitish Kumar leader without a party, Congress a party without a leader – both should wed: Ramachandra Guha
MASTER CHRONICLER OF INDIAN POLITICS SPEAKS
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 ...
  


Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit leader and Bihar Governor to be NDA Cadidate for President of India
19.06.17 - team pt

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has been made the National Democratic Alliance's presidential candidate, announced Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah on Monday at a press conference after the party's parliamentary body meet.

Shah further said that Kovind’s name was decided upon after consultations with Opposition ...
  


Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit leader and Bihar Governor to be NDA Cadidate for President of India
19.06.17 - team pt

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has been made the National Democratic Alliance's presidential candidate, announced Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah on Monday at a press conference after the party's parliamentary body meet.

Shah further said that Kovind’s name was decided upon after consultations with Opposition ...
  


Burhan Wani’s successor Sabzar Bhat gunned down by Army in Kashmir
27.05.17 - TEAM PT

Forces have shot down Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, in an encounter in Pulwama's Tral that has been going on since Friday.
 
Sabzar Ahmad Bhat is widely believed to have succeeded Burhan Wani, whose killing last year sparked months-long unrest and violence in ...
  


Indian woman who was 'forced' to marry returns; calls Pakistan 'maut ka kuan'
26.05.17 - TEAM PT

Uzma Ahmed, the Indian woman who was allegedly forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint during her visit there, dubbed Pakistan a "maut ka kuan" (well of death) while narrating her ordeal on her return to the national capital.
 
She returned home via the Wagah ...
  


Triple Talaq Important, Will Hear It During Summer Vacation: Supreme Court
30.03.17 - team pt

A decision on the legality of triple talaq - the practice of Muslim men to divorce their wives by saying talaq thrice, is crucial and a five-judge Constitution Bench will sit during the summer vacation to examine the issue, the Supreme Court said today.
 
The Supreme ...
  


Rahul Gandhi leaves for US to be with ailing Sonia Gandhi
16.03.17 - TEAM PT

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will leave India on Thursday to be with his mother Sonia Gandhi who is undergoing medical treatment abroad, the party announced.
 
A statement released by senior Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi is travelling abroad for a ...
  


Allegations of EVM tampering 'wild and baseless': Election Commission
16.03.17 - TEAM PT

The Election Commission on Thursday reiterated that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were tamper proof and termed the allegations by some political parties as "baseless, speculative and wild".

"It is not for the first time that such allegations and suspicions have been raised. But none of those ...
  


Registration open for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra
17.02.17 - team pt

Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India would organize Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, a pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake, this year from June to September. 26 batches are scheduled to go for this Yatra via Uttarakhand and Sikkim. Pilgrims interested in Yatra are advised ...
  


No need to stand up when National Anthem is played in films: SC
14.02.17 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court today clarified that the audience need not stand when the National Anthem is played as a part of the storyline of a film, newsreel or documentary.
 
A Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and R. Banumathi made this clear after one of the petitioners ...
  


Pakistan to return Indian soldier who crossed LoC; as a goodwill gesture
21.01.17 - TEAM PT

Pakistan said on Saturday an Indian soldier who crossed the Line of Control last year "has been convinced to return to his own country and will be handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border”.

Chauhan had crossed over in September last year as tensions rose ...
  


Former Punjab CM Surjit Singh Barnala Passes away
14.01.17 -

Former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala passed away after prolonged illness at PGI, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
 
He was 91 years of age. Barnala, who was Punjab Chief Minister from 1985 to 1987, was admitted to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) ...
  


Patna HC cancels Bihar govt’s prohibition law, terms it ‘illegal’
30.09.16 - team pt

Now one can enjoy his drinks in Bihar at his leisure as in a major blow to Nitish Kumar-led government, the Patna High Court on Friday struck down the state's Prohibition of Liquor Act. The court termed the act as 'illegal', reported ANI.
 
The Bihar Prohibition ...
  


Indian Army carries out surgical strikes across LoC, destroys terror launch pads
29.09.16 - team pt

India has carried out surgical strikes targeting "launchpads” for terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, said the Indian Army. According to a report by The Hindu, the strike was carried out on Wednesday night, senior military and diplomatic sources informed the media ...
  


Some Dude filed a RTI asking if the Indian government is prepared for a zombie attack.
22.09.16 - TEAM PT

The Indian government is no stranger when it comes to fielding some hella weird questions. There was an RTI asking if Prime Minister Narendra Modi had acted in Ramlila and what’s his number. An RTI was sought asking what was Mahatama Gandhi’s IQ, another asking ...
  


Union Minister VK Singh's wife alleges blackmail; says man threatens to leak audio
17.08.16 - team pt

Bharti Singh, wife of Union Minister VK Singh, has registered a case of extortion against a man who she alleged was trying to blackmail her with the help of ‘doctored audio and video recordings.’ The case has been filed at the Tughlaq Road police station ...
  


Quit Rajya Sabha as I was told to stay away from Punjab : Navjot Sidhu
25.07.16 - team PT

BJP leader and cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Monday that he was asked to stay far away from Punjab - which goes to the polls next year - which is why he quit the Rajya Sabha. In angst-ridden comments punctuated by his trademark couplets, ...
  


Indian Air Force's AN-32 Plane With 29 On Board Goes Missing
22.07.16 - team pt

An Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 plane with 29 people on board has been missing for hours after it took off from Chennai on Friday morning.
 
According to NDTV report, the plane took off from the Tambaram air base near Chennai for Port Blair at 8.30 ...
  


Arunachal Pradesh: Congress replaces Nabam Tuki with Pema Khandu
16.07.16 - TEAM PT

In a turn of events, Pema Khandu, the newly elected leader of the Congress legislative party in Arunachal Pradesh met Governor Tathagata Roy on Saturday and staked claim to form the next government in the state.

"I staked claim to the Governor, oath taking date not ...
  


ISRO's 20-in-1 mission successful, PM Modi congratulates scientists for ‘breaking new barriers’
22.06.16 - TEAM PT

Four years after placing 10 satellites into low earth orbits, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) now set another record. On Wednesday, ISRO launched in a single rocket a total of 20 satellites, including two student satellites from Indian universities and 17 satellites of four foreign ...
  



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