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Congress a sinking ship, is history; says PM Modi at Jalandhar Rally
27.01.17 - TEAM PT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday came down heavily on the Congress, comparing it with a sinking boat. "Will Punjab even think of getting into a sinking boat, which has nothing to offer,” Modi said at a joint election rally with Punjab Chief Minister and ...
  


Modi’s duplicity on corruption, communalism exposed by sharing stage with Akalis: Rahul
27.01.17 - TEAM PT

Rahul Gandhi on Friday lashed out at Narendra Modi on his duplicity on the issues of corruption and religious harmony, asking the prime minister how he could share the dais with the corrupt Akalis while claiming to be fighting corruption.
 
Addressing his first public rally in ...
  


Vinay Katiyar's sexist remarks exposes BJP's mindset: Priyanka Gandhi
25.01.17 - TEAM PT

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said BJP MP Vinay Katiyar has "exposed the mindset" of his party with his alleged sexist remarks against her.
 
Scoffing at Vinay Katiyar for his sexist remarks against her, Priyanka said, "He's right...they do! If that's all he sees in my ...
  


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 ...
  


Manmohan Singh comes to rescue of RBI Governor as House panel criticises him
18.01.17 - Agencies

Members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on Wednesday criticised Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel for his inability to answer queries related to demonetisation. 

"Patel was unable to tell us how much money has come back to the banks," said Trinamool Congress MP ...
  


Akhilesh Yadav to ride Cycle: Election Commission
16.01.17 - TEAM PT

The Election Commission of India alloted the Samajwadi Party’s ‘bicycle’ poll symbol to the faction led by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
 
The 43-year-old has been facing off with his father Mulayam Singh Yadav for control of the party.  

Both sides filed competing claims with ...
  


ATM withdrawal limit raised from Rs. 4,500 To 10,000 a day,says RBI
16.01.17 - TEAM PT

The Reserve Bank of India on Monday increased the withdrawal limit from ATM's from Rs 4,500 to Rs 10,000 per day per card. However, the weekly withdrawal limit from banks remain at Rs 24,000 per week.

"The limit on withdrawals from ATMs has been enhanced from ...
  


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) ...
  


After calling Narendra Modi 'bigger brand' than Mahatma Gandhi, Haryana Minister Anil Vij takes back comment​
14.01.17 - TEAM PT

After facing backlash from all quarters, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Haryana Minister Anil Vij on Saturday has taken back his comments on the new Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC) calendar featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"The comment I made on Mahatma Gandhi is my ...
  


No probe into Sahara diaries case against PM Modi: Supreme Court
11.01.17 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court today rejected a probe into the Sahara-Birla diaries, which Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has used to allege that Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted kickbacks from corporate houses during his time as Gujarat Chief Minister.
 
The purported diaries were recovered from the business house ...
  


Shiv Sena lashes out at Parrikar; says no reduction in terror attacks post demonetisation
10.01.17 - TEAM PT

Hitting out at Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on rising militant attack, the Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamna' on Tuesday slammed demonetisation drive while urging the government to release the deaths of soldiers post demonetisation.
 
"Even after informing that demonetisation drive has reduced the rising militant attack, Akhnoor ...
  


YouTube ‘kissing prankster’ case: FIR filed against Youth for forcibly kissing women in Public
10.01.17 - TEAM PT

The Delhi Police on Monday registered a case against a person for running a YouTube channel named ‘The Crazy Sumit’. The channel had uploaded a video of him forcibly kissing women in Connaught Place of the national Capital in the name of a prank.
 
The video ...
  


Customers won’t have to pay transaction fees at petrol pumps, assures govt
09.01.17 - TEAM PT

Credit and debit cards will continue to be accepted at petrol pumps even after January 13 without customers having to pay transaction charges, the government said on Monday.

Banks and oil companies are in discussions as to who should bear these charges, it said a day ...
  


PM Modi thinking of next generation, Rahul Gandhi of disrupting next Parliament session: Arun Jaitley
08.01.17 - TEAM PT

Ahead of the budget session of parliament, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has attacked Rahul Gandhi, saying he is interested only in disrupting parliament. In his blog today on the ban on 500 and 1000 rupee notes announced on November 8, Mr Jaitley also used ...
  


BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj booked for ‘population control’ remark; EC seeks report
07.01.17 - TEAM PT

An FIR has been filed against controversial Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj on Saturday for his remark on population control. Earlier on Friday in Meerut, Sakshi, in a veiled attack on the Muslim community, blamed them for the population explosion in the country.
 
He ...
  


Bengaluru again: Stalker molests, bites girl near bus stop, flees
07.01.17 - TEAM PT

A woman was allegedly molested after being pinned to the ground near her home in Bengaluru early on Friday, an incident that sent shock waves across the IT city which was reeling due to allegations of mass molestation on New Year’s Eve and the subsequent ...
  


Shiv Sena terms Centre Government as 'Worst Govt In 10,000 Years'
07.01.17 - TEAM PT

The Shiv Sena attacked its ally BJP over the issue of notes ban and described it as the "worst regime in 10,000 years". In an editorial, the Sena claimed that instead of eradicating black money, the notes ban measure has only caused distress to the ...
  


EC asks Govt to respond to Opposition’s Budget delay demand
07.01.17 - TEAM PT

The Election Commission has sought government's reply on opposition's demand to postpone the Budget, which is set to be presented just three days before five states including Uttar Pradesh start voting on February 4.
 
The EC has written to Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha seeking the government's ...
  


Markandey Katju issues unconditional apology to SC; it closes contempt proceedings against him
06.01.17 - TEAM PT

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju today tendered unconditional apology to the Supreme Court over his contemptuous remarks in his blog. The Court has accepted the apology and closed the contempt proceedings against him.
 
"I offer my unconditional apology for publishing the above captioned writings and ...
  


President Mukherjee says demonetisation may lead to temporary slowdown of economy
05.01.17 - TEAM PT

In his first remarks after the 50-day deadline to deposit old notes lapsed on December 30, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday warned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive may lead to a temporary slowdown of the economy. "Demonetisation, while immobilising black money and fighting ...
  



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