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Asaram in jail: The unsung heroes of this disgusting saga
PEOPLE WE MUST CELEBRATE
26.04.18 - kanwar manjit singh

A RAPIST BELONGS in the jail, and someone like Asaram needs to remain there for the rest of his life. But a society that celebrates the fact that one so well connected socially and politically can also be made to face the deserving denouement must ...
  


Judge Loya's Death: Top academicians, civil society leaders urge SC to order probe
26.04.18 - PT BUREAU

A NUMBER OF leading civil society activists and academicians across India have appealed to the Supreme Court to "reconsider the verdict" on Justice Loya's death, claiming that the "rejection of probe does not satisfy people's conscience."

Addressed to the Chief Justice of India and his companion ...
  


VP Venkaiah Naidu Rejects 'Untenable' Impeachment Motion Against CJI Misra
READ COMPLETE ORDER
22.04.18 - Team PT

VICE PRESIDENT OF India and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra by seven opposition parties.

"The motion presented by the MPs indicates a mere suspicion, conjecture or an assumption in the Prasad Education Trust ...
  


At a presser about sex-scandal, His Excellency touched woman journo's cheeks. Now says sorry. In Writing.
HIS PERVERTED EXCELLENCY
18.04.18 - PT BUREAU

HE TOUCHED HER on her face. She has since washed her face several times. "Still not able to get rid of it,” she wrote. That’s how deep the stench of an unwanted touch goes. That’s how stupid even a resident of a Raj Bhawan can ...
  


Let's Meet in Lucknow: No tricks, and please do not do anything vulgar
IT'S NOT A NIGHTCLUB, IDIOT
17.04.18 - S Pal

"Kuch samajh hi nahi aayaa...us samay wahan koi sandigdh gatividhiyan dikhi bhi nahi."

"कुछ समझ ही नहीं आया ... उस समय वहां कोई संदिघ्द गतिविधियां दिखी भी नहीं।”

Meet Sachchidanand Hari Sakshi. Journalists often refer to him as Sakshi Maharaj. If You have heard the man before, ...
  


Speak up, and save India, or people will never forgive you: Yashwant Sinha tells BJP leaders
AB TO BOLO, KUCHH TO BOLO
17.04.18 - PT BUREAU

EXHORTING BJP LEADERS to speak up within the party, former Union Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has said the Modi government has lost its way and voters' confidence, scamsters are fleeing India, rapes have become the order of the day, democratic institutions ...
  


49 ex-bureaucrats tell Narendra Modi: You are responsible for Kathua, Unnao. Say sorry, Mr PM, they said.
BREAK THE DEAFENING SILENCE
16.04.18 - PT BUREAU

WHEN 49 of India's retired bureaucrats spoke directly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they minced no words, pulled no punches.

"You, more than anyone else, have to be held responsible for this terrifying state of affairs," they put it in writing as they addressed the PM, ...
  


Tassaduq Mufti, we needed someone to say these words. Thank you.
A POLITICIAN SPEAKS – YOU SHOULD HEAR
14.04.18 - Nischay Pal

REMEBER THE GREAT speech by Rabindranath Tagore on the crisis of civilization? It was the April of 1941, and Tagore was at his beloved Santiniketan. He wasn't in the pink of health, but his words ring across decades:

"As I look around I see the crumbling ...
  


Between two rapes in UP and Jammu, something this shocking escapes headlines. Is media's nationalism a reason?
ENCOUNTER, JULOOS & SELFIES
12.04.18 - Kanwar Manjit Singh

BETWEEN THE TWO tragedies competing for television time and claiming headline space in newspapers — the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu and the rape, kidnapping and criminal intimidation of a 17-year-old girl whose father was allegedly tortured to death at ...
  


IT'S SUPREME COURT, AGAIN
12.04.18 - PT Bureau

IN A PECULIAR comment that underlined the faultlines within the top Supreme Court judiciary, Justice J Chelameswar, the second most senior judge of the Supreme Court, refused Thursday to hear a petition filed by former law minister Shanti Bhushan regarding allocation of cases to judges, ...
  


Rahul Gandhi fasts, but brings along friends who spell trouble for Amarinder Singh
09.04.18 - PT BUREAU

RAHUL GANDHI FASTED, and landed Amarinder Singh in hot waters.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who was once seen virtually hailing the clean chit by CBI to Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar and then had to clarify his stand after Sikhs' protests forced the party high ...
  



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