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Indian woman who was 'forced' to marry returns; calls Pakistan 'maut ka kuan'
26.05.17 12:36 as General - 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 17:43 as General - 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 19:58 as General - 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 19:12 as General - 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 03:30 as General - 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 14:50 as General - 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 14:29 as General - 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 17:43 as General -

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 00:58 as General - 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 02:09 as General - 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 ...
  



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