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Samajwadi Party U-turn: Akhilesh, Ram Gopal Yadav reinducted into party
31.12.16 - TEAM PT

In a dramatic turn of events, the Samajwadi Party on Saturday revoked the expulsion of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav, a day after they were ousted from the party for six years over anti-party activities.

The latest decision was taken soon after meetings ...
  


Exile Mulayam Style; Expels son Akhilesh and cousin Ram Gopal for 6 years
30.12.16 - TEAM PT

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav dropped a bombshell on Friday evening expelling his son and chief minister Akhilesh Yadav from the party for six years just ahead of crucial elections in Uttar Pradesh. He has also expelled his cousin and senior party leader Ram ...
  


Coal Mine collapses in Jharkand; 10 Dead, Over 40 still Trapped
30.12.16 - TEAM PT

At least 10 workers are confirmed dead and over 40 of them trapped along with some machineries belonging to a private coal mining company Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) after a heap of mud caved-in at the entry point of Latmatia mines in Godda district of ...
  


Rahul, Mamata call for Modi's resignation 'if note ban situation doesn’t improve after 50 days'
27.12.16 - TEAM PT

A group of opposition parties, including the Congress, wondered on Tuesday if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would resign if a nationwide financial chaos following the recall of high-value didn’t normalise after the December 30 deadline set by him.

Addressing a joint press conference of eight Opposition ...
  


Demonetization a short-term pain, won't shy away from taking tough decisions: Modi
24.12.16 - TEAM PT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that his government would not shy away from taking more tough steps to tackle black money, while speaking at the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) in Raigad.
 
Addressing a gathering, Modi said that the demonetization is a short-term ...
  


SC dismisses plea against Justice Khehar’s appointment as next CJI
23.12.16 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition filed by a group of lawyers against elevation of Justice J S Khehar as Chief Justice of India, saying that the plea has become infructuous as the President of India has already cleared his appointment ...
  


Rajasthan Police officer shoots woman dead, kills self
23.12.16 - TEAM PT

An additional superintendent of police (ASP) of the anti-terrorist squad (ATS) in Rajasthan has allegedly committed suicide after killing a woman. Before killing himself from his service revolver, Ashish Prabhakar also allegedly shot dead a woman in his car. The bodies were recovered from his ...
  


One more Shocker: Now you CAN'T Deposit above Rs5000 more than once
19.12.16 - TEAM PT

On the 41st day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 50-day promise to get back normalcy in common man’s life post 8 November demonetisation announcement, yet another promise is broken.
 
The government has in new restrictions said that deposits of more than 5,000 rupees in old 500 ...
  


Buying petrol, insurance via digital mode to be cheaper: Arun Jaitley
08.12.16 - TEAM PT

In bid to promote less-cash economy, the government today announced discount on an array of services from buying petrol to insurance and railway tickets through the digital mode and waived service tax on card transactions of up to Rs 2,000.
 
The government said for those using ...
  


Modi inaugurates Heart of Asia confrence
04.12.16 -

PM Modi addresses the inaugural function of the 6th ministerial 'Heart of Asia conference - Istanbul Process on Afghanistan' in this Punjab city being attended by leaders from south and central Asia and several western countries.

Modi said that the flow of trade, people and ideas ...
  


Sartaj Aziz’s Heart of Asia Summit visit preponed; to arrive in Amritsar today
03.12.16 - TEAM PT

In a last minute change in schedule, Pakistan’s foreign secratary  Sartaz Aziz’s visit to Amritsar for Heart Of Asia summit has been pre-poned by a day. The Pakistan NSA, who was scheduled to arrive on Sunday, will now come to India by Saturday evening.
 
Pakistan Foreign ...
  


India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan, for bilateral trade
03.12.16 - TEAM PT

India and Afghanistan could firm up an air corridor connectivity project to enable the landlocked country to trade with India, the biggest country and market for Afghan goods in South Asia, given that Pakistan has refused direct trade between the two countries through its territory.

The ...
  


Modi prisoner of his image, doing TRP politics: Rahul Gandhi
02.12.16 - TEAM PT

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday tore into the BJP-led NDA government’s demonetisation and Kashmir policies and asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi based his entire policy making strategy on TRPs.

Addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting in the Parliament House in the absence of his ...
  


Cash crunch will ease by year end: Arun Jaitley
02.12.16 - TEAM PT

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that the cash crunch that followed the scrapping of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes would ease by December 30 with the release of new Rs. 500 and Rs. 2,000 notes.

Mr. Jaitley, however, said the amount of new ...
  



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