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'You must have needed boats to get here': John Kerry to IIT students
31.08.16 14:48 as Politics -

 Hit by heavy Delhi showers for the second time, US Secretary of State John Kerry applauded IIT Delhi students for turning up large numbers despite the deluge on Wednesday. 

"Don't know how you all got here. You must've needed boats to get here," Kerry quipped in ...
  


12-year-old dies on father's shoulder after hospital denies admission, stretcher
30.08.16 17:35 as UP - TEAM PT

A father lost his ailing son on his shoulder after he was allegedly turned down at the government-run Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital in this Uttar Pradesh industrial city Kanpur on Monday.

The hospital’s emergency section refused to admit Sunil Kumar’s 12-year-old son, Ansh, neither did the ...
  


Two dead, several feared trapped in hospital fire
27.08.16 16:16 as West Bengal - TEAM PT

Two persons were killed and several were injured after a fire broke out at the government medical college hospital in Murshidabad district of West Bengal today morning. Several patients are feared to be trapped inside the hospital.

"A fire broke out in the hospital. Two causalities ...
  


Haji Ali dargah must allow women to enter the inner sanctum : High Court
26.08.16 18:12 as High Court - TEAM PT

In a significant judgment, the Bombay High Court today lifted the ban imposed on women from entering the sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali dargah here, saying it contravenes the fundamental rights of a person.

A division bench of Justice V M Kanade and Justice Revati Mohite-Dere ...
  


Mehbooba Mufti walks out of press conference as Rajnath tries to pacify her
25.08.16 18:32 as J&K - TEAM PT

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today lost her cool and abruptly ended a press conference being addressed by her and union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here when journalists asked questions about her role in dealing with the current unrest. She suddenly got up, ...
  


Just rewards for Modiji’s immense sacrifice: Rahul Gandhi
21.08.16 21:07 as Politics - TEAM PT

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a dig at Narendra Modi over a suit worn by him making it to the Guinness World Records, saying it was a "just reward” for the Prime Minister’s "immense sacrifice”.

"Just rewards for Modiji’s immense sacrifice,” tweeted the Congress ...
  


Official denied leave after panic call from home; ailing son commits suicide
19.08.16 17:32 as Maharashtra - TEAM PT

In a tragic incident, a state Agriculture Department official's pleas for a half day leave to attend his depressed son were turned down by his superior who nudged the official to continue working, following which the boy allegedly committed suicide. The incident took place last ...
  


Pakistani Spy Arrested
19.08.16 12:53 as Spy - TEAM PT

In a breakthrough, A Pakistani spy Nandlal Maharaj was on Friday arrested in Jaisalmer by a combined operation of Intelligence Bureau, RAW and other intelligence agencies of Rajasthan.

He admitted that 35 kilo of RDX has been brought in India so far. As per sources, ...
  


Union Minister VK Singh's wife alleges blackmail; says man threatens to leak audio
17.08.16 01:57 as General - team pt

Bharti Singh, wife of Union Minister VK Singh, has registered a case of extortion against a man who she alleged was trying to blackmail her with the help of ‘doctored audio and video recordings.’ The case has been filed at the Tughlaq Road police station ...
  


Leaders sleep while Prime Minister speaks
15.08.16 18:38 as Delhi -

Several politicians, including Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal appeared to doze off as Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his Independence Day speech in Delhi on Monday. Modi spoke for 94 minutes flat, addressing issues ...
  


Akhilesh has ruined the entire Samajwadi Party: Mulayam Singh Yadav
15.08.16 17:19 as UP - TEAM PT

Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav today slammed his son CM Akhilesh Yadav for ruining the whole Samajwadi party.

 Addressing his party workers after unfurling the tri-colour at the party office in Lucknow, Yadav said, "The present government in Uttar Pradesh doesn’t want to work. Akhilesh ...
  


Ashok Chakra for Havildar Hangpan
14.08.16 19:43 as Defence - TEAM PT

A soldier who died in May while killing four suspected armed intruders in north Kashmir won India’s top peace-time army award as the government announced gallantry medals for more than 1,000 personnel on the eve of Independence Day.

Havildar Hangpang Dada of 35 Rashtriya Rifles(Assam Regiment), ...
  


Punish minister Azam Khan; Minor victim in Bulandshahr gang-rape case appeals to SC
13.08.16 04:31 as UP - team pt

A 14-year-old girl who was gang-raped near a highway in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr has moved the Supreme Court seeking police complaint against minister Azam Khan for his outrageous comments.
 
In her petition, the victim also demanded the transfer of this case to New Delhi, a court-monitored ...
  


5 Doctors Including CEO Arrested In Kidney Sale Racket.
10.08.16 11:37 as Mumbai - TEAM PT

Five doctors of L H Hiranandani Hospital, including chief executive officer Sujit Chatterjee and medical director Anurag Naik, were arrested on Tuesday evening for alleged involvement in the kidney transplant racket unearthed at the trust-run facility on July 14. This may be the first time ...
  


2 Dalit brothers Beaten Allegedly By Cow Vigilantes In Andhra Pradesh
10.08.16 11:14 as Andhra Pradesh - TEAM PT

Amid huge uproar over the flogging of a Dalit family at Una in Gujarat over cow vigilantism, a mob of 'gau rakshaks' allegedly beat up two Dalits in Andhra Pradesh after they skinned a cow which had died due to electrocution.

On Monday in Amalapuram, Mokati ...
  


Government agrees to discuss Kashmir issue in Rajya Sabha
09.08.16 19:54 as Rajya Sabha - TEAM PT

Opposition parties on Tuesday once again sought a discussion in the Rajya Sabha on the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir. The government agreed and said a discussion will take place on Wednesday.

Raising the issue, Naresh Athawale of the Samajwadi Party (SP) wanted to know when ...
  


IT Dept recovers Rs 130 crore unaccounted wealth from AAP MLA
09.08.16 19:28 as Delhi - TEAM PT

Bringing fresh trouble for the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi, the house of an MLA of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was raided on Tuesday by income tax officials, resulting in recovery of unaccounted wealth worth Rs. 130 crore.

The department has already seized unaccounted cash ...
  


Ex-Arunachal CM Kalikho Pul, who led rebellion against Cong, found dead
09.08.16 01:41 as Arunachal Pradesh - team pt

Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister and Congress rebel Kalikho Pul was found dead at his residence on Tuesday. He allegedly hanged himself.

No suicide note was found from Pul's residence, news agency ANI reported quoting Union home ministry sources.

Further, the situation is tense in Itanagar as ...
  


Gangster killed in Major Encounter
08.08.16 17:02 as Hyderabad - TEAM PT

A former Maoist turned gangster was killed on Monday during an exchange of fire with police at Shadnagar town near Hyderabad, officials said.

Late on Sunday night, the special police team of Telangana State police had rounded up a house located at millennium Township in Shadnagar ...
  


Allahabad school principal, 8 teachers quit after ‘ban’ on national anthem for being 'un-Islamic'
07.08.16 16:43 as Allahabad - TEAM PT

The principal and teachers of a school in Allahabad have reportedly resigned after the school authorities refused them permission to organise a programme on Aug. 15 on the occasion of Independence Day. The programme would have included singing of the national anthem and a Saraswati ...
  



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