INDIA
SAMBIT PATRA NE AB KEH DALA – हम छोड़ने वाले नहीं हैं।
MASJID, MANDIR, VISHNU & SAMBIT PATRA
14.11.18 - kanwar manjit singh

"Arrey Rakh Doonga Kisi Masjid Ka Naam Bhagwan Vishnu Ke Naam Pe...Chillao Mat!"….."Tumhari Himmat Nahi Hai" 

You can have an opinion on the spate of name changes spurred/effected/executed by the ruling BJP, from turning Agra into Aggarwala, Ahmedabad into Karnawati or Faizabad into Sri Ayodhya. The ...
  


CM Kejriwal under fire as Delhi smog hits ‘severe’ level
11.11.18 - Team PT


New Delhi chief minister came under fire following reports he had left the city for an overseas family trip, as pollution in India’s capital hit "severe” on the air quality scale on Sat­­urday. 

For a second year the chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has likened Delhi to ...
  


Jakhar flays SAD for rubbing salt into wounds of 1984 riot victims through political gimmicks
02.11.18 - Team PT

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President and Lok Sabha MP Sunil Jakhar called the proposed dharna at Jantra-Mantra in New Delhi against their own Union Government on Saturday by Sukhbir Singh Badal led Shiromani Akali Dal as a mere political gimmick.

In a statement issued here, the ...
  


Mona Darling, Jao Dekho, Bahar Jagga Jasoos Jaisa Aadmi Karamchand Jasoos Jaise Aadmi Se Baat Kar Raha Hai
THE ADHAR CARD-YUKT JASOOS - THE FOUR MUSKETEERS OF IB
25.10.18 - S Pal

IN 33 NOVELS and more than 50 of her short stories, Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot is a man eager to reveal himself to anyone looking for a detective.

"He could pass as a detective to an outsider but not to a man who was a ...
  


SC declines blanket ban, allows to burst firecrackers for two hours on Diwali, 35 minutes on New Year’s eve
23.10.18 - Team PT

People can burst low-emission firecrackers for two hours this Diwali,  the Supreme Court said on Tuesday, ruling against a blanket ban on fireworks. But the top court ordered that the firecrackers should not be too noisy or polluting.

A two-member bench said only "green crackers” — ...
  


#MeToo — MR PRIME MINISTER, DID YOU KNOW IT?
18.10.18 - S Pal

MJ AKBAR HAS resigned. It is after the resignation that the real loss to the reputation of the Narendra Modi government has begun. 

If anyone thought that the Modi government was losing face due to the presence of M J Akbar in the Council of Ministers, ...
  


A Private Members’ Bill To Decriminalise Natural Drugs and Our Parliamentarians
06.10.18 - AMANDEEP SANDHU

The debate on drugs is spinning towards farming of drugs. This article is a reminder on where it all started with Dr Gandhi. His appeal to amend the NDPS Act in November 2016. Now as we face perhaps the last assembly session before the Lok ...
  


Major Leetul Gogoi found guilty, likely to be court-martialled for Srinagar hotel incident
'HUMAN SHIELD' HERO
27.08.18 - Team PT


Major Leetul Gogoi who was in the news in April when he used a local, Farooq Dar, as a human shield and who is facing a Court of Inquiry (CoI) after being seen with a local woman in Srinagar hotel is likely to be court-martialled, ...
  


BJP set to revive J-K Assembly? Ram Madhav gives enough indications
KASHMIR ON MODI’S PLATE
26.08.18 - S Pal

IS THE BJP about to indulge in some kind of political adventurism in Jammu and Kashmir with a politician now in the Raj Bhawan and the state Assembly in suspended animation?

Top BJP pointsman and strategist for Jammu and Kashmir, Ram Madhav, made certain observations pregnant ...
  


Paragraphs that went missing from PM’s Red Fort speech could have pre-empted Opposition attack
14.08.18 - PT Deep Throat Desk

Was it President Kovind’s words which forced Team PM to drop these paras?
 
AS PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi came under instant criticism for not making any direct reference to minorities in his Independence Day message delivered from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Wednesday, sources ...
  


Resignations of Journalists: Issue snowballs; Now, Editors Guild hits out at Modi govt
High-Profile Journalists' Exit
08.08.18 - Team PT

The Editors Guild of India on Wednesday released a statement decrying "all attempts" by the NDA government to"interfere" with the independence of the media. It came after two senior journalists of different TV channels quit and said they were being asked to be less critical ...
  


On Camera Now:
LOK SABHA SET TO EXPLODE TODAY
06.08.18 - PT BUREAU

TWO HOURS AWAY from Delhi, they admit they lynched a Muslim to death. Now, they say their army of gau rakshaks is ready to kill more Muslims, but they will make sure that this time no video goes viral.

It is all on camera now. And ...
  


Women Safety in Haryana: Better Late Than Never
02.08.18 - VIPIN PUBBY*

THERE IS SOMETHING enigmatic about girls from Haryana. The state has the dubious distinction of having one of the poorest sex ratios in the country.
 
Girls are discriminated against and face physical and verbal abuse and yet they have excelled at national and international levels in ...
  


CPI welcomes SC decision on Jantar Mantar, Boat Club; asks to open Matka Chowk to protests as well
26.07.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JULY 26: Whole-heartedly welcoming the significant decision of the Supreme Court to allow protests at Jantar Mantar and Boat Club, CPI's National Executive Member Dr Joginder Dayal today said the ruling dispensation at the Centre and in various states should learn from the spirit involved in ...
  


Horrendous acts of mobocracy can't be allowed, create law against it: SC to Govt
MOB LYNCHING
17.07.18 - TEAM PT

AMID A RISE in number of mob lynching cases across India, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday said that "horrendous acts of mobocracy" cannot be tolerated and recommended the Centre to enact a separate law against lynching and vigilantism. Criticising government for its failure to stop ...
  


Narasimha Rao was first BJP prime minister, Vajpayee the last Congress PM: Mani
WHO WAS FIRST BJP PRIME MINISTER?
11.07.18 - ANITA PATHANIA

YOU CAN KEEP Mani Shankar Aiyar away from power or office, even from 10, Janpath, but you can't keep him away from controversy and books.

On Tuesday, the irrepressible Mani Shankar Aiyar, who once referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as 'neech aadmi' and before that ...
  


BJP govt leaves decision to SC judges, takes no stand on 377
11.07.18 - TEAM PT

THE CENTRE HAS put the onus on Supreme Court to decide on the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality in the country.
 
CJI-led five-judge Constitution bench is currently considering whether to strike down or read down provisions of Section ...
  


Modi regime's seven-step filter to find purest talent for top bodies
MODI FILTER SAB SE PURE
08.07.18 - Anita Pathania

IN A COUNTRY where aspirants move heaven and earth besides networking and encashing IOUs to get selected to crucial top jobs most IITs are awaiting a chairman for months and certain universities are managing without vice-chancellors?

Why is the UGC unable to find a vice chairperson ...
  


India is World’s Most Dangerous Country for Women: Survey
ACHHE DIN?
26.06.18 - TEAM PT

India is the most dangerous country in the world to be a woman because of the high risk of sexual violence and slave labour, a new survey of experts shows.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation released its results Tuesday of a survey of 550 experts on women's ...
  


Cobrapost editor takes on Shekhar Gupta on the ethics of sting operations
DIRTY WAR BREAKS OUT BETWEEN SHEKHAR GUPTA & COBRAPOST
06.06.18 - kanwar manjit singh

ANIRUDDHA BAHAL, the editor of Cobrapost and the man behind many journalistic scoops, scooped via sting operations, has slammed senior journalist Shekhar Gupta, president of the Editors Guild of India and former editor-in-chief of the Indian Express, for casting doubts over the efficacy of stings ...
  



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