INDIA
Hours Before Inauguration by CM, Dam Crashes
DAMNED BY THE DAM
20.09.17 - Team PT

A PORTION OF a dam in Bhagalpur came crashing down on 19 September night, inundating areas of the township, only a few hours ahead of its inauguration by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
 
According to a thequint.com report, Kumar was scheduled to inaugurate the Ganga pump ...
  


Officer who probed Gujarat riot cases named NIA chief
18.09.17 - TEAM PT

YC Modi, an IPS officer who was part of a Special Investigation Team that inquired into the 2002 Gujarat riots, will head the country's top anti-terror body, the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The Indian Police Service (IPS) officer had been named Director General of the agency ...
  


Car, bike owners not starving, can pay more for petrol: BJP minister
THE BUREAUCRAT-TURNED-POLITICIAN'S COMMENT
16.09.17 - TEAM PT

Bureacrat-turned-Union Minister KJ Alphons on Saturday yet again stoked a controversy when he said that people who own bikes and cars are not starving and can afford to pay higher prices for fuel.
 
Speaking to media at the Kerala state capital, Alphons said the Union government ...
  


Jain couple give up 3-year-old daughter, property worth Rs 100 crore to become monks
THE MONK WHO SHOCKED HIS WORLD
16.09.17 - TEAM PT

A Jain couple from Madhya Pradesh has decided to leave behind their three-year-old daughter and property worth around Rs 100 crore to become munis (monks), stunning the community that is no stranger to acts of renunciation.
 
Sumit Rathore, 35, and his wife Anamika, 34, will reportedly ...
  


PEHLU KHAN CASE - Golden Day in the History of Indian Police
THE INNOCENT SIX
15.09.17 - By BHAGT KESRIYA

Will govt now compensate The Magnificent Six? The nation needs to know
 
SEPTEMBER 14 will be written in golden letters in the history of Indian police's investigation skills, its probity, its ability to stand up for truth in the face of massive pressure, and its commitment ...
  


Mr Home Minister, will you be visiting Farooq Ahmad Dar's house?
Or are you worried what will Arnab Goswami say?
12.09.17 - kanwar manjit singh

Five months after the ruling BJP defended, and some of its ministers and footsoldiers celebrated an Army officer who tied a man to a jeep as a human shield against stone pelters, India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh has now said  the controversy over Article 35-A ...
  


Smriti Irani on RaGa's speech: A failed dynast talked about his failed political journey
Rahul Gandhi’s UC Berkeley Address
12.09.17 - TEAM PT

Union Minister Smriti Irani hit out at Rahul Gandhi’s statements at University of California, Berkeley, calling him a "failed dynast” who chose to speak about his "failed political journeys in the United States of America”. Tearing into his statements on dynasty politics, Smriti Irani said ...
  


SC bans entry of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR for Dussehra and Diwali
Delhi Air Pollution
12.09.17 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned transportation of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR for Dussehra and Diwali, with an emphasis on "health of children should be of foremost concern in this regard."

Issuing a 16-point order, a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur noted there is enough ...
  


11-year-old girl sent to boys’ toilet as punishment
Child Safety In Schools
11.09.17 - TEAM PT

An 11-year-old girl was allegedly sent to the boys’ washroom as a punishment for not wearing the school uniform by a teacher at a private school in Hyderabad.

The Telangana government ordered an inquiry into the incident on Monday after the Andhra Pradesh Child Rights Association ...
  


One killed, 11 injured as under-construction flyover caves in
Several Feared Trapped
10.09.17 - TEAM PT

A portion of an under- construction flyover collapsed near Bomikhal in Odisha's capital Bhubaneswar, killing at least one man and injuring 11 persons, official sources said. 
 
About three-four persons were suspected to be trapped under the rubble, they added.

Around 15 labourers were working on the flyover ...
  


5-year-old girl raped in school; peon arrested
Another School Horror
10.09.17 - TEAM PT

Just two days after the gruesome murder of a 7-year-old boy from Ryan International School in Gurugram, a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a peon inside the premises of Tagore Public School on Saturday in Gandhi Nagar area of Shahdara, reported PTI.
 
The accused, Vikas ...
  


One dead in police firing, curfew imposed after cop assaults couple
Internet Suspended
09.09.17 - TEAM PT

One person was killed and 20 others, including eight policemen, were injured after clashes broke out between minority community and police force over thrashing of a couple in Ramganj area of Jaipur.
 
The clashes began after a police constable allegedly assaulted a motorcycle-borne couple for unknown ...
  


Hairstylist Jawed Habib Booked For 'Insulting' Hindu Gods
09.09.17 - TEAM PT

A case has been registered against hair stylist Jawed Habib at the Saidabad police station for allegedly insulting Hindu Gods in a newspaper advertisement published in Kolkata two days ago.
 
The ad showed Hindu gods Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha and Kartikeya getting their hair fixed, applying makeup, ...
  


Illegal explosives factory found inside Dera premises
Dera HQ Search Day 2
09.09.17 - TEAM PT

An illegal explosives factory has been found inside the headquarter of the Dera Sacha Sauda premises in Sirsa, after forces continued search operation for the second day on Saturday. The factory has already been sealed.
 
Haryana’s Information and Public Relations Deputy Director, Satish Mehra said ...
  


Army plans to induct 800 women in military police
Lifting Gender Barriers
08.09.17 - TEAM PT

In a significant move viewed as a major step towards breaking the gender barriers in the armed force, the Army has finalised a plan to induct women in the military police.
 
The move come just two months after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had said in ...
  


Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead at her house
05.09.17 - TEAM PT

Gauri Lankesh, a senior journalist and activist in Bengaluru, has been shot dead at her residence in Rajarajeshwari Nagar.

The Bengaluru Police Commissioner has confirmed the incident; top police officers have rushed to the spot.

"We learnt that the victim was shot dead from close range when ...
  


Haryana BJP, Govt calculated death toll at 40-50 before firing first bullet
DERA VIOLENCE: EXPLOSIVE REVELATIONS
04.09.17 - PT Bureau

Chandigarh: TOP ECHELONS OF BJP and Haryana's Khattar government were not only aware but had actually planned, much in advance, to take strong deterrent action against dera premis who had gathered in large numbers in Panchkula and even calculated the possible death toll as "40-50 people" ...
  


India gets first woman Defence Min as Nirmala replaces Jaitley; Piyush gets Railways
Cabinet Reshuffle
03.09.17 - TEAM PT

Nirmala Sitharaman was on Sunday named the new defence minister, she has become the first dedicated woman defence minister of India and only the second woman to hold the crucial ministry after Indira Gandhi.
 
Sitharaman emerged as the biggest gainer of the cabinet reshuffle on Sunday ...
  


New ministers in, but suspense increases: Jaitley leaves on Defence trip in a few minutes, Sushma to go to Russia as Foreign Minister in 48 hours!
Ministers In, Suspense Remains
03.09.17 - PT Bureau

NEW DELHI, Sep 3: As nine new ministers took oath at the Rashtrapati Bhawan this morning, suspense continues as speculation remains rife about portfolios and the fate of some heavyweights like Sushma Swaraj and Suresh Prabhu.

That is because many questions will be answered only when ...
  


Top questions on the political grapevine as 9 new ministers take oath
Ministers In, Suspense Remains
03.09.17 - PT Bureau

NEW DELHI, Sep 3: As nine new ministers take oath at the Rashtrapati Bhawan this morning, and the country's eyes are riveted on the television screens beaming the ceremony live, suspense will remain perhaps for a few more hours.

That is because many questions will be ...
  



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