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Monthly Archives: JANUARY 2018


No orange coloured passports, will retain last page with address
Facing Flak, Govt Withdraws Plan
30.01.18 - Team PT

The Narendra Modi government has made a u-turn on its proposal to change the passport colour from blue to orange for people with Emigration Check Required (ECR) status.
 
After facing criticism, the government on Tuesday decided to rollback the decision to print orange-coloured passports for "emigration ...
  


Tytler claims Rajiv Gandhi travelled with him during 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Sukhbir says ex-PM 'supervised killings'
'VERY SERIOUS ISSUE'
29.01.18 - TEAM PT

Former Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Congress party citing a recent statement by former Union minister and Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Akali Dal leader has alleged that ...
  


Ruchika Girhotra's molester Rathore shares pride of place at R-Day function. Raise your voice pl.
28.01.18 - PT Bureau

On January 26, Republic Day, when a Shardhanjali Sabha was on in Panchkula to pay tributes to Shri Anand Prakash, the untiring public-spirited citizen who fought for justice for Ruchika Girhotra, her convicted molester & former DGP of Haryana, SPS Rathore, shared the stage & ...
  


One dead, several injured in communal clashes during 'Tiranga Yatra'
TENSION IN UTTAR PRADESH
26.01.18 - TEAM PT

A man was killed and several other injured after communal violence broke out at Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh on Friday morning.

Police said the incident occurred when members of a right-wing organisation had an altercation with members of another community while taking out a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ ...
  


Muslims, Dalits done, now 'they' are targeting our children; end the silence: Kejriwal
PADMAAVAT ROW
25.01.18 - TEAM PT

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday it was imperative to speak against the forces that "killed Muslims and burnt Dalits” and are now "intruding into our homes, coming after our children” as he condemned the attack on a school bus by a mob ...
  


Bike-borne men shoot school van driver, kidnap student in Delhi
AMID REPUBLIC DAY HIGH ALERT
25.01.18 - TEAM PT

Two bike-borne assailants shot at a school bus driver and kidnapped a Class I child after intercepting the bus of a leading school in New Delhi on Thursday morning. This, on a day when the national capital is on high alert and the entire city ...
  


AAP MLAs disqualification: HC asks EC to not announce bypolls until Monday
REFUSES TO STAY DISQUALIFICATION OF MLAS’
24.01.18 - TEAM PT

The Delhi High Court has directed the Election Commission to not issue any notification on bypolls to the Delhi Assembly till 29 January, which is when it will hear a plea on the matter of disqualification of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs over the "office ...
  


Three men assaulted by mob for opposing 'virginity tests' of brides
‘STOP THE V RITUAL’
23.01.18 - TEAM PT

A group of 40 people from the Kanjarbhat community thrashed three persons from the same community on Sunday night for protesting against forced virginity tests for brides on wedding night. The incident occurred during a marriage at Bhat Nagar in Pune’s Pimpri-Chinchwad area.

The three attacked ...
  


BH Loya case: This is serious matter, will look into all documents; says SC
TRANSFERS PENDING PIL'S ON JUDGE LOYA'S DEATH TO ITSELF
22.01.18 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Monday said the controversy surrounding the death of special CBI judge BH Loya is "serious" and it will look into the circumstances leading to his death in November 2014.

Judge Loya was holding the trial into the staged shootout deaths of Sohrabuddin ...
  


After top judges' dissent, bench headed by CJI to hear Loya case
THREE JUDGE BENCH TO HEAR CASE ON MONDAY
20.01.18 - TEAM PT

A three-judge Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra will on Monday begin hearing the pleas seeking an investigation into the allegedly suspicious death of CBI Judge BH Loya.

The case is listed for Monday following the recusal last week ...
  


‘Blood will spoil patrol car’: UP cops suspended for abandoning 2 teens to die
CHILLING INDIFFERENCE
20.01.18 - TEAM PT

Two 17-year-old boys who met with an accident died on the roadside where they lay on Thursday midnight as police from UP Dial 100 refused to take them to hospital. The cops were worried that the blood of the seriously wounded kids would soil their ...
  


No AAP MLA will face immediate disqualification even if Prez signs order
19.01.18 - NISCHAY PAL

New Delhi, January 19: NOT A SINGLE MLA of Aam Aadmi Party will face immediate disqualification even if the President of India signs off on the letter of recommendation of the Election Commission of India before the MLAs in question are able to procure relief ...
  


EC disqualifies 20 AAP MLAs, HC denies relief
OFFICE OF PROFIT ROW
19.01.18 - TEAM PT

In a big setback for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commission on Friday recommended that 20 of its MLAs be disqualified for holding 'office of profit'.

The EC has sent its recommendation to the President for his assent, which he's fully expected to give. ...
  


Jind rape: Haryana top cop says 'rape is part of society'
PROVOKES OUTRAGE
17.01.18 - TEAM PT

In a shocking statement, a Haryana top cop on Wednesday claimed that rape was a part of society and police's role was limited to nabbing criminals. 

"It's part of society. Such incidents have been taking place since forever. Role of police is to probe, nab criminal ...
  


Jallikattu: 19-year-old gored to death by bull, 28 Injured
15.01.18 - TEAM PT

Jallikattu, a bull-taming sport played during Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu, turned fatal when a 19-year-old man bled to death during the game in Madurai on Monday.
 
Despite foolproof arrangements, some spectators came in the way of a running bull near the collection point, nearly half ...
  


Army chief should do what he's supposed to do, not give us sermons on education: J&K govt
CONCENTRATE ON YOUR JOB
13.01.18 - TEAM PT

Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Altaf Bukhari on Saturday hit back at Army Chief General Bipin Rawat for hinting that students in the Kashmir Valley were being ''radicalised'' in the schools, saying the ‘well-decorated officer’ should not give sermons on issues that are not his ...
  


Why is India's Supreme Court the most powerful apex court of any country in the world?
IN PUBLIC INTEREST
12.01.18 - PT Bureau

INDIA’S SUPREME COURT is the most powerful Supreme Court in the world. Yes, of course, the US is the most powerful country in the world and it also has a Supreme Court. But remember, the US Supreme Court has nine judges, and all these 9 ...
  


Amid Privacy concerns, UIDAI announces virtual Aadhaar ID
TO KEEP ACTUAL NUMBER SAFE FROM PRYING EYES
10.01.18 - TEAM PT

Amid outcry over reported Aadhaar data breach, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has come up with a 2-layer safety net to limit the use of the 12-digit code. 
 
The UIDAI today said that it will create a Virtual ID and limit the Know Your ...
  


1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: SC directs re-investigation of 186 cases closed earlier by SIT
THE THREE-MEMBER SIT WOULD BE HEADED BY A FORMER HIGH COURT JUDGE
10.01.18 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court today said it would constitute a fresh three-member SIT, to be headed by a former high court judge, to monitor probe into 186 anti-Sikh riot cases, that followed the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984, in which investigations were ...
  


BJP MP demands narco test of Kejriwal, alleges he sold 2 RS seats for 100 crore
THE NEGOTIATION STARTED FROM 30 CRORE AND WENT UP TO 50 CRORE PER SEAT
04.01.18 - TEAM PT

BJP MP from West Delhi Parvesh Verma has claimed that Aam Aadmi Party supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took Rs 100 crore for his party's two Rajya Sabha seats.

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sahib Singh Verma's son has even challenged Kejriwal to undergo a ...
  



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