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Withdrawal of SPG security cover for Sonia and Rahul
WHY THIS HUE & CRY?
08.11.19 - Markandey Katju

A big hue and cry has been raised by Congressmen over withdrawal of SPG ( Special Protection Group ) security cover for Sonia and Rahul Gandhi (though they will still get Z+ security), alleging it is an act of political vendetta. Indian official sources say ...
  


Why are policemen scared of lawyers in India?
05.11.19 - Markandey Katju

RECENTLY some policemen in Delhi were said to have been physically assaulted in Tees Hazari, Karkardooma and Saket district Courts in Delhi, which instigated them to hold a demonstration of several hours before the headquarters of the Delhi Police Commissioner near the ITO building demanding ...
  


Punjab's farmers get a certificate from Supreme Court
"You do not care if other people die"
04.11.19 - S Pal

INDIA HAS FINALLY rewarded Punjab's farmers. And the pronouncement on the doings and character of Punjab's farmers have come an authority no less sublime than the Supreme Court of India.

Also, if the period of Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi was the worst that the country ...
  


Punjab govt to institute Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji Award for promotion of peace and interfaith understanding
550th PARKASH PURB
01.11.19 - Team PT


The Punjab Cabinet on Friday approved the modalities of the Special Session of the 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha, to be presided over by the Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, on November 6, to commemorate the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ...
  


What should Indian Muslims do?
A WARNING
28.10.19 - Markandey Katju

Many Muslim youth are being attracted to the AIMIM (All India Majlis e Ittehadul Muslimeen) as they feel that since Muslims are oppressed and have been deprived of any political space in India, the only way out for them is to have their own political ...
  


Why did Sr Adv Rajeev Dhawan tear papers in Supreme Court?
A CLARIFICATION
17.10.19 - Markandey Katju

Recently the Senior Supreme Court lawyer,, Dr Rajeev Dhavan, whom I had praised in my article 'Rajeev Dhavan, the Atticus Finch of our times' was criticised by some people for tearing some paper in the Courtroom in the Supreme Court when the Babri Masjid Ram ...
  


Phir siyaasi roti kaise sikegi, Gen Shah?
BABRI RAM JANAMBHOOMI DISPUTE
12.10.19 - Markandey Katju

I did not know that Lt Gen Zameeruddin Shah, former Vice Chief of Staff of the Indian army, and former Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, whom I know well, could be so naive.

Gen Shah is a highly decorated Indian army officer, and has an ...
  


The fatuity of the J&K Administration
KASHMIR CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
11.10.19 - Markandey Katju

The Jammu & Kashmir Administration, headed by that modern Nero, has issued full page advertisements in local Kashmiri newspapers asking the people to end their 'self imposed' shutdown, and resume normal lives. This fatuity really takes the cake.

Does that fat caporegime (whose Don and Consiglieri ...
  


What is this great fanfare and hoopla about?
DELIVERY OF THE FIRST RAFALE JET TO INDIA
08.10.19 - Markandey Katju

The delivery of the first Rafale jet fighter by France to India is being celebrated with great fanfare and hoopla, as if India has secured a huge triumph. The Indian Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, was shown in Indian Air Force uniform going on the plane's ...
  


Another IAS Officer Quits, Says
06.09.19 - Team PT

S. Sasikanth Senthil, a 2009 batch Karnataka cadre IAS officer and Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district, has resigned from the civil services on Friday.

According to The Hindu, he said it was "unethical” on his part to continue as civil servant when "fundamental ...
  


Stand up for him now, or you'll get only Godi Media
SHOUT BACK PLEASE
03.09.19 - Team PT

A journalist who reported that the school children, who come from very poor families, were being given just rotis with salt, is now being targeted by the Yogi government. The same District Magistrate who earlier had claimed that he had inquired and found ...
  


When a health report becomes Hawala Report
CARDIOLOGIST QUIZZED BY ANTI-TERROR AGENCY
30.08.19 - Team PT


Prominent Delhi based cardiologist Dr Upendra Kaul was summoned on Friday by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to explain a SMS exchange he had with his patient Yasin Malik, the Kashmiri Hurriyat leader in jail.

While surprise and outrage ...
  


When his heartbeat dropped
SRINAGAR LOCKDOWN, A REPORTER AND HIS SISTER'S MISCARRIAGE
27.08.19 - ADIL AKHZER*

A journalist normally tells tales of other people, but at times, a moment arrives when his own tale becomes a representative of the life experience of millions. With his pregnant sister in hospital, this journalist could travel in the Kashmir valley more freely than ...
  


Now, Trump says India, Pakistan can handle Kashmir dispute on their own
26.08.19 - Team PT


US President Donald Trump said on Monday that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over occupied Kashmir on their own, but he was there should they need him.

Trump has previously offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on ...
  


Restrictions won’t help convince people of Kashmir: IAS officer who quit service
26.08.19 - Team PT

Days after resigning, IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan, who says he quit as he wanted to express his views against the "denial of freedom of expression” in Kashmir, on Sunday said people of the Valley have to be convinced on the Article 370 decision, but it ...
  


Shashi Tharoor tweets in support of Chidambaram with yet another big word
22.08.19 - Team PT

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has come in support of his party colleague P Chidambaram. In a tweet posted late Wednesday evening, Tharoor hailed Chidambaram for 'standing up to persecution' and 'character assassination'. And true to his style, he took the opportunity to treat his followers ...
  


Activists express solidarity with Kashmiris, demand immediate rollback of Modi govt’s moves on Art 370, 35-A
Resist Majoritarianism & Threats to Federalism & Constitutional Values
18.08.19 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH: Giving a resounding clarion call to India’s wider citizenry that believes in Constitutional values and democratic principles, a widely attended conclave of region’s activists, intellectuals, academicians, religious and political leaders demanded immediate roll back of Modi government’s move on Article 370, restoration of Art ...
  


New law on Triple Talaq challenged in Supreme Court
02.08.19 - Team PT

The newly enacted law which makes the practice of instant divorce through 'triple talaq' among Muslims a punishable offence was challenged in the Supreme Court on Friday.

A day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, ...
  


Amarinder bats for Priyanka as Congress president
29.07.19 - Team PT

Reposing his full confidence in the party general secretary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would get all-round support if chosen to take over as Congress president.

Speaking to some journalists here, the Chief Minister regretted the decision of Rahul ...
  


Amarinder suggests all-party meeting under PM to tackle water crisis
JAL SHAKTI
15.07.19 - Team PT

To evolve consensus and formulate a national strategy for tackling the deteriorating water situation in the country, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday suggested an all-party meeting under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister.

The Chief Minister made the suggestion during a courtesy call ...
  



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