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Letting Dalai Lama Visit Arunachal Will Damage Relations, China Warns India
28.10.16 -

China today hit out at India's statement saying the Dalai Lama was "free to travel" to Arunachal Pradesh, warning that any visit would "damage" relations.

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader has been invited to visit the state in March 2017, and the Ministry of External Affairs ...
  


15 Pakistani Rangers killed in retaliatory firing : BSF
28.10.16 - TEAM PT

The Border Security Force (BSF) said on Friday it killed 15 Pakistani Rangers while retaliating to a ceasefire violation on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Yesterday, too, one Pakistani Ranger was killed and another injured in retaliatory firing by the BSF, as Pakistani troops ...
  


SC raps Centre over delay in appointing judges to high courts
28.10.16 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Friday rapped the government for not appointing judges despite recommendations made by the collegium in this regard.

"There should not be a deadlock in appointment of judges. You (Centre) cannot bring the institution to a grinding halt," said the top court hearing ...
  


Train confiscated over compensation dispute
26.10.16 - TEAM PT

Indian court officials confiscated a passenger train after the railway department failed to pay compensation to a farmer for acquiring his land.

The train had more than 100 passengers on board when the officials confiscated it at the Harihar station in southern Karnataka state on Monday.

The ...
  


SC asks Sidhu to face trial for 'wrongdoings' in 2009 Lok Sabha elections
26.10.16 - TEAM PT

Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday received a setback from the Supreme Court.
 
Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Sidhu to face trial for seeking assistance of a government servant during the 2009 general elections while partially dropping charges of corrupt practice and submission of ...
  


Arvind Kejriwal's Spat With Amarinder Singh Gets Uglier With Every Tweet
24.10.16 -

Twitter has now become the preferred sparring platform for many, and the past week has been rather eventful for us Indians. Take, for instance, Twitter wars between tennis champion Sania Mirza and cricket commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, then the several bouts between cricketer Virender Sehwag and ...
  


Haji Ali Dargah to give complete access to women
24.10.16 - TEAM PT

In a landmark decision, the Haji Ali Trust told the Supreme Court on Monday that it will grant women access into the sanctum sanctorum of the iconic dargah and asked for four weeks to implement the order.
 
A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and ...
  


24.10.16 -

Twitter has now become the preferred sparring platform for many, and the past week has been rather eventful for us Indians. Take, for instance, Twitter wars between tennis champion Sania Mirza and cricket commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, then the several bouts between cricketer Virender Sehwag and ...
  


Varun Gandhi rebuts Defence leaks allegation, asserts did not attend defence deal meets
22.10.16 - TEAM PT

Sultanpur MP Varun Gandhi on Saturday came out with a two-page long response to the allegation about him leaking classified defence information to arms manufacturers, saying there is "not one grain of truth or shred of evidence” against him.
 
A former partner of arms dealer Abhishek ...
  


Major setback to Kejriwal as HC dismisses plea to dismiss defamation case
19.10.16 - TEAM PT

In an another embarrassment to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal, a Delhi court on Wednesday rejected the plea to dismiss the defamation case filed against him and other party leaders by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
 
"No illegality or question of ...
  


Akhilesh Yadav to be CM face in Uttar Pradesh
17.10.16 - TEAM PT

The Samajwadi Party on Monday announced that Akhilesh Yadav will be its chief ministerial face in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections again.

Briefing the media, party vice-president Kironmoy Nanda said the announcement had the approval of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.
 
Addressing a press conference in the ...
  


Varanasi stampede: 24 killed; During Overcrowded Religious Event
15.10.16 - TEAM PT

At least 24 people were killed and many were injured in a stampede at a religious gathering on the outskirts of Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi on Saturday. 

The incident took place when thousands of followers of religious leader Jai Gurudev were on their way to Domri village ...
  


Will India's tax evasion amnesty scheme curb 'black money'?
14.10.16 - Sanjoy Majumder*

Earlier this month, the Indian government announced that tens of thousands of people had taken advantage of a tax evasion amnesty scheme to declare more than $9.5bn (£7.3bn) in undisclosed incomes and assets.

It's being seen as a financial windfall for the government and also being ...
  


Centre opposes triple talaq, polygamy; urges SC to see practice in light on gender justice
07.10.16 -

In a first such instance in the history of independent India, the central government today told the Supreme Court that it is against the practice of triple talaq that allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife by pronouncing the word ‘talaq’ three times.

The Ministry ...
  


Every Indian wants Surgical Strikes Against Pak but not a fake one: Sanjay Nirupam
04.10.16 - TEAM PT

Just a day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal questioned the authenticity of India’s  ‘surgical strike’ claims,  another Indian politician has demanded credible evidence of the incident from the Indian government.
 
Courting a massive controversy earlier in the day, Nirupam called on the Centre to give ...
  



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