Monthly Archives: MARCH 2016

Flyover collapses in Kolkata
31.03.16 01:41 as Accident - pt team

An under-construction flyover in Kolkata collapsed on Thursday, triggering fears of many being trapped in the debris. One girder of the Vivekananda Road flyover near the old Ganesh Talkies collapsed and several vehicles are feared to be trapped underneath.
Official confirmation about casualties and injuries is ...

Kanhaiya, under fire for remarks on 1984 anti-Sikh riots, says he was misinterpreted
30.03.16 04:48 as Delhi - pt team

Jawaharlal Nehru University student union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Wednesday attempted to water down the controversy that erupted after he said there was a difference between 2002 riots and 1984 Sikh massacre.
In a Facebook post, Kumar said he was misinterpreted. Read his post here:
" I ...

Sedition accused Kanhaiya Kumar has no right to make comment on tragedies of Sikhs: GK
29.03.16 08:26 as Delhi - PT team

The decision of Government of India to scrap names of 36 Sikhs from the black list and directions of the Delhi High Court a rethinking on Santa Banta movie was welcomed by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and Shiromani Akali Dal today.Manjit Singh ...

Uttarakhand : Harish Rawat wins some, loses some
29.03.16 07:45 as Politics - by Shishir Prashant

The Uttarakhand High Court in Nainital on Tuesday ordered a floor test in the Vidhan Sabha on March 3. This is a major embarrassment to the Centre, which had imposed President's Rule in the state two days ago citing a breakdown of constitutional authority.

Harish Rawat, ...

President’s rule in Uttarakhand, Rawat says ‘Murder of Democracy’
27.03.16 06:45 as General -

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday condemned the imposition of President's rule in the state as a "murder" of democracy and the Constitution and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hands were dipped in the "blood" of the "trampled" aspirations of the people.
Alleging that central ...

Chhattisgarh has arrested an 'absconding' doctor who was a lifeline for the poor
26.03.16 07:42 as Intolerance - Raksha Kumar*

Lying on a bed in Apollo Hospital in the industrial town of Bhilai, Dr Saibal Jana smiles and welcomes swarms of colleagues who come to visit him. His high spirits belie the fact that he is under arrest.

Dr Jana, chief physician of Shaheed Hospital in ...

Will Mehbooba say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'? asks AAP leader
25.03.16 08:11 as Intolerance - pt team

Delhi water minister Kapil Mishra on Friday sought to know from the BJP if PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti will chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' before taking oath as the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister?
According to IANS report, both the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the ...

The story behind the woman in that haunting photograph of the Brussels attacks
25.03.16 02:10 as Indians Abroad - Muneeza Naqvi*

"By God’s grace she is alive,” said Nidhi Chaphekar’s family when they saw the photograph of her sitting dazed moments after the Brussels airport bombings.

A woman sitting bloodied and dazed just moments after the Brussels airport bombings was one of the most haunting images from ...

'The atmosphere of intolerance is growing' – public appeal by retired officers
21.03.16 08:58 as Intolerance - pt team

A group of retired civil servants 'urge a return to the civilised and civilisational discourse of the Constitution of India.' 
Full text of the statement issued by 17 retired civil servants belonging to different All India and Central Services who have worked in the Government of ...

BR Ambedkar is India's Martin Luther King Jr; Modi says reservation for Dalits will stay
21.03.16 05:13 as PM - pt team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed BR Ambedkar at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the BR Ambedkar National Memorial in New Delhi and said that Ambedkar was to Indians what Martin Luther King Jr was to the world.
"Sometimes, we insult Babsaheb Ambedkar by limiting ...

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