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98.96% of banned Rs 1000, Rs 500 notes returned after demonetisation: RBI
RBI Annual Report
30.08.17 - TEAM PT

Reserve Bank of India’s annual report shows that 98.96% of Rs 1000 notes and Rs 500 notes that were banned on 8 November had returned to it by the end of June.
 
According to RBI estimates, a total of Rs. 15.28 lakh crore in banned 500- ...
  


Chandigarh journalists protest violence against fraternity
29.08.17 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH; Journalists of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Tuesday (August 29) staged a protest over the violence against their fraternity in Panchkula on August 25. The protest was at the call of the Chandigarh Press Club.  

Carrying placards and raising slogans, journalists demanded action against ...
  


Baba? Gurmeet Ram Rahim? Gurmeet? Beast? Indian TV climbs moral pedestal
DEMONISATION A LA NEWS TELEVISION
29.08.17 - PT MEDIA CRITIC

DEMONISATION COMES EASY to the media, particularly when the media has been an active conduit of utter trivia and shenanigans of the same man whose legal description and status was of a rape accused with a duly framed chargesheet following an extensive investigation done by ...
  


Read Complete Judgement: All details of “20 years in jail plus Rs 30 lakh fine” order
28.08.17 - Punjab Today Legal Bureau

ON AUGUST 28, most sections of the media initially misunderstood the judgement of the CBI Special Judge Jagdeep Singh and reported the jail term as 10 years, only to correct themselves hours later, clarifying that the rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh will spend 20 ...
  


Ram Rahim sentenced for 20 years in jail
CASE OF RAPE OF 2 WOMEN FOLLOWERS
28.08.17 - TEAM PT

Self-styled spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was on Monday sentenced to 20 years in jail — 10 years each for two rapes that will run consecutively, and not concurrently as was understood initially. He was sentenced at a jail in Haryana's Rohtak by Judge ...
  


PM Modi announces Rs 500 crore relief for flood-hit Bihar
After Aerial Survey
26.08.17 -

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced an immediate relief of Rs 500-crore for flood ravaged Bihar.

Modi made the announcement after an aerial survey of flood affected Araria, Purnia, Katihar and Kishanganj districts in northeast Bihar and review of relief and rehabilitation schemes with chief ...
  


10 dead, violence breaks out in Punjab, Haryana as Dera supporters turn violent
Ram Rahim Found Guilty
25.08.17 - TEAM PT

At least ten people have been killed and more than 200 injured in Panchkula as Dera Sacha Sauda followers have gone on a rampage after a CBI court convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of rape charges on Friday.
 
More than 50 private and government vehicles were ...
  


Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offers to quit, PM Modi asks him to wait
Twin Derailments Rock Railways
23.08.17 - TEAM PT

As Indian Railways witnessed two derailments within days, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu took 'full moral responsibily' and offered to resign form his post. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, though, has asked Prabhu to wait. 
 
"I met the Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking full moral responsibility. Hon’ble ...
  


Man kicks, punches woman in gym
Caught on CCTV
19.08.17 - TEAM PT

A shocking CCTV video footage, released from inside an Indore gym, shows an angry man brutally kicking and punching a woman after she had filed a complaint with the authorities against his behaviour, reported news agency ANI. 
 
In the video from Thursday, the woman can be ...
  


Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) to formally join NDA
Will get berths in Modi cabinet
19.08.17 - TEAM PT

The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday passed a resolution to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) during the party’s national executive meeting chaired by leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Party general secretary K C Tyagi confirmed that JD(U) under Nitish will become part ...
  


Yogi Adityanath targets ‘Yuvraj’, says Gorakhpur not a 'picnic spot'
Gorakhpur Tragedy
19.08.17 - TEAM PT

Ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit to Gorakhpur on Saturday, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath mounted a veiled attack on the Congress vice-president and said the city wasn't a picnic spot.

"There's a 'yuvraj' (prince) sitting in Delhi, who doesn't understand the significance of a Swachhta ...
  


Bihar floods claim over 150 lives, over 1 crore people affected
Floods triggered by heavy rain
19.08.17 - TEAM PT

The flood situation in Bihar seems to have worsened further, with the toll mounting to 153. Seven out of 11 major rivers, other than the Ganga, Burhi Gandak, Bhutahi Balan and Laloakeya, continued to flow above their danger levels affecting more than one crore in ...
  


200 cows die of starvation at a shelter run by BJP leader
18.08.17 - TEAM PT

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has been arrested in Chhattisgarh a day after nearly 200 cows died at a bovine shelter, being managed by him, allegedly due to starvation and lack of medicines in Dhamdha block of Durg district. Though Chhattisgarh animal husbandry department's ...
  


Delhi 5 star hotel employee ‘molested’ by colleague, fired for complaining
18.08.17 - TEAM PT

A manager at a five-star hotel in Delhi is seen yanking an employee's saree and dragging her to him in an aggressive act of sexual harassment caught on CCTV camera. The shocking footage from Pride Plaza near the airport has been shared by the 33-year-old ...
  


81 lakh Aadhaar cards deactivated: Here's how to find out your status
16.08.17 - TEAM PT

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has deactivated approximately 81 lakh Aadhaar accounts till date for reasons which stated in Section 27 and 28 of Aadhaar (Enrollment and Update) Regulations, 2016. As per Aadhaar Act, 2016, the deactivation of Aadhaar numbers was done as ...
  


Nitish Kumar removes Sharad Yadav as JD(U) party leader in Rajya Sabha
12.08.17 - TEAM PT

The Janata Dal (United) has decided to remove rebel Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav as the leader in the House. The decision comes in the wake of Sharad Yadav revolting against Nitish Kumar after he joined hands with the BJP to form government in Bihar.

Announcing ...
  


2 Bareilly sisters set ablaze by attacker while they were asleep
Role of a stalker suspected
12.08.17 - TEAM PT

Two teenage girls in Bareilly were set ablaze by unidentified persons, while they were asleep at their home early Friday morning. They have been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of the district hospital, where the elder sister was described as being in a very ...
  


Woman killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan army in Poonch
12.08.17 - TEAM PT

A 45-year-old woman was killed in ceasefire violation and shelling by Pakistan early on Saturday morning in Mendhar sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
 
"The Pakistani army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons and mortars from 0515 hours in Poonch sector ...
  


30 kids die in 48 hours at a hospital in Yogi Adityanath's hometown Gorakhpur
11.08.17 - TEAM PT

At least 30 child deaths in 48 hours were reported in BRD medical college, the largest government hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district, as a private firm contracted to supply oxygen cylinders allegedly withdrew over non-payment of outstanding dues to the tune of Rs 60 ...
  


Congress expels 8 Gujarat MLAs for cross-voting in RS polls
After Effects
09.08.17 - team pt

A day after the Gujarat Rajya Sabha poll results went in the Congress' favour, the party has expelled eight MLAs including former chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela for six years for anti-party activities.

"We have expelled them for six years as they defied the party whip and ...
  



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