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Monthly Archives: JULY 2016


Flood fury in Assam: 26 dead, 36 lakh people affected
30.07.16 - TEAM PT

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal and Union Minister Jitendra Singh conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit areas in Assam on Saturday.

Twenty six people have lost their lives and nearly 36 lakh have been affected due to floods across more than ...
  


Army foils infiltration bid, 2 terrorists, 2 jawans killed in Kupwara
30.07.16 - TEAM PT

The Army on Saturday foiled yet another infiltration bid at the Line of Control in Naugam sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, killing two terrorists but two soldiers were also killed in the encounter, while a third was injured. The injured jawan has been rushed ...
  


'Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui held guilty of raping an American national
30.07.16 - TEAM PT

Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui was convicted by a special fast-track court on Saturday for raping a 35-year-old American woman at his south Delhi residence last year.
 
Farooqui has been taken into police custody and the court has fixed August 2 for arguments on the quantum ...
  


Father dies at dinner table, family members commits suicide in distress
30.07.16 - TEAM PT

Four family members of a Housing Board engineer Satyanarayana(55) ended their lives by jumping before a running train at Ghatkesar on Hyderabad outskirts hours after his sudden death, police said on Saturday.

Police said the family was traveling by car to Hyderabad last night. They halted ...
  


Bengaluru rains: Heavy downpour causes water logging, boats used, People Seen Fishing
29.07.16 - TEAM PT

After Gurugram, Bengaluru today witnessed heavy downpour causing traffic jam in the city. Vehicular movement was affected in many parts of Bengaluru due to the rains on the fourth consecutive day. In Bilekahalli area of Bengaluru, boats were used to rescue people trapped in water ...
  


10 labourers killed, several injured after under-construction building collapses in Pune
29.07.16 - TEAM PT

10 people were killed and several seriously injured after an under-construction building collapsed in Pune today.

The incident took place in Balewadi area when a construction slab on the 14th floor of the under-construction building collapsed.

Thirteen labourers were on present on the 14th floor when the ...
  


Bengaluru rains: Heavy downpour causes water logging, boats used, People Seen Fishing
29.07.16 - TEAM PT

After Gurugram, Bengaluru today witnessed heavy downpour causing traffic jam in the city. Vehicular movement was affected in many parts of Bengaluru due to the rains on the fourth consecutive day. In Bilekahalli area of Bengaluru, boats were used to rescue people trapped in water ...
  


Youth who set himself on fire outside Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh's house dies
27.07.16 - TEAM PT

A physically challenged youth, Yogesh Sahu, 28, who had set himself ablaze in front of official residence of Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh in Raipur on July 21, died early Wednesday.

He was being treated at a private hospital with severe burn injuries.

"Yogesh Kumar Sahu breathed ...
  


Pilibhit Jail case: SP govt withdrew case against staff 9 yrs ago, didn’t inform killed prisoners’ kin
27.07.16 - by Manish Sahu/The Indian Express

It was in 2007 that a local court in Pilibhit accepted the then UP government’s application for the withdrawal of criminal case against 41 jail officials and staff members who were accused of killing seven Sikh TADA prisoners and injuring 21 others inside Pilibhit district ...
  


Irom Sharmila to break 16-year fast, contest Manipur election
26.07.16 - TEAM PT

Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for the past 16 years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) on Tuesday announced her decision to end the fast on August 9 and contest state Assembly elections.

"I will ...
  


Can't justify Jallikattu because it is 5000 years old: Supreme Court
26.07.16 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court today said that just because the bull-taming sport of Jallikattu is a centuries-old tradition, it can't be justified.

Rubbishing the Tamil Nadu government’s plea that the ban on Jallikattu should be lifted because it is a centuries old tradition, the bench of Justices ...
  


Four terrorists killed, another apprehended during encounter in Kupwara
26.07.16 - TEAM PT

Four militants were killed and another was caught alive by security forces during an encounter in Naugam sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir's Kupwara district today.

The incident occurred when Border Security Forces (BSF) exchanged fire with terrorists in the region.

"Four terrorists have been ...
  


26.07.16 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court today said that just because the bull-taming sport of Jallikattu is a centuries-old tradition, it can't be justified.

Rubbishing the Tamil Nadu government’s plea that the ban on Jallikattu should be lifted because it is a centuries old tradition, the bench of Justices ...
  


Quit Rajya Sabha as I was told to stay away from Punjab : Navjot Sidhu
25.07.16 - team PT

BJP leader and cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Monday that he was asked to stay far away from Punjab - which goes to the polls next year - which is why he quit the Rajya Sabha. In angst-ridden comments punctuated by his trademark couplets, ...
  


AAP Lawmaker Detained For Threatening Woman; Kejriwal Blames PM
24.07.16 - team pt

Amanatullah Khan, a lawmaker from Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, has been detained by the Delhi Police for allegedly threatening a woman.

Earlier, an FIR was registered against unknown persons after complaint of misbehaviour was filed by a woman against AAP MLA Amantullah Khan.
 
Amanatullah Khan is ...
  


Someone at home stopped Advani from attending meet that named Modi PM candidate: Ex-aide
22.07.16 - team pt

BJP veteran L K Advani was ready to attend the parliamentary board meeting in September 2013,.in which Narendra Modi was declared the party’s primeministerial candidate, but was stopped by people at his home, his former aide Vishwambhar Srivastava claimed on Friday.
 
Srivastava made this claim at ...
  


Indian Air Force's AN-32 Plane With 29 On Board Goes Missing
22.07.16 - team pt

An Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 plane with 29 people on board has been missing for hours after it took off from Chennai on Friday morning.
 
According to NDTV report, the plane took off from the Tambaram air base near Chennai for Port Blair at 8.30 ...
  


Aishwarya is not my son, claims Jaidev Thackeray in High Court
20.07.16 - team pt

The war over Bal Thackeray's will got murkier today with Jaidev Thackeray, son of the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, claiming in the Bombay High Court that Aishwarya Thackeray, the son from his former wife Smita, was not his child.
 
According to a Firstpost report, ...
  


AAP Activist Commits Suicide, magisterial probe ordered
20.07.16 - TEAM PT

A woman activist of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi, who had accused her party colleague of sexually harassing her, committed suicide on Tuesday.

Her family claims she had been depressed since the man she had complained against was released on bail. AAP has disowned ...
  


15-year-old brain-dead boy's heart airlifted, successfully transplanted
20.07.16 - TEAM PT

The heart of a 15-year-old boy Vishal who was declared brain-dead at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College has given life to a 27-year-old  woman named Sandhya suffering from a rare disease.

After his family's consent, Vishal's heart was airlifted from Thiruvananthapuram by an Indian Navy Dornier aircraft.

Accordingly, four doctors ...
  



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