INDIA
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 ...
  


Patanjali to shift Rs 2000 crore food park from UP, blames Adityanath Govt
BABA VS YOGI?
06.06.18 - TEAM PT

Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Limited said it was relocating its Rs 6,000-crore food park project out of Uttar Pradesh. The firm cited lack of cooperation on part of the state government.

Acharya Balkrishna, Managing Director of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd and co-founder of Patanjali Yogpeeth, tweeted that the ...
  


To woo sugarcane farmers, Govt may announce Rs 7000 crore bailout package
Sweet deal?
04.06.18 - TEAM PT

NEW DELHI, June 5: Concerned over mounting cane arrears to the tune of Rs. 22,000 crore, the government is expected to announce a bailout package of over Rs. 7,000 crore to clear dues of farmers.

A decision in this regard is expected to be taken in ...
  


Cobrapost revelations: How Zee Punjabi made a deal to harm Akali Dal?
A YOUNG GIRL WITH A STING V/S A COBRA
29.05.18 - kanwar manjit singh

Q: "THE WORD: MANIPULATION. DO YOU BELIEVE IN IT?"

Zee TV honcho and BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra was on the stage, dishing out secrets to become a successful entrepreneur and a pure person dedicated to serving the motherland and becoming prosperous and successful when ...
  


Ceasefire! Yes, but where's the spadework?
COOLING DOWN THE VALLEY
22.05.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

AFTER SOME hesitation by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on accepting the appeal by its coalition partner and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the Central government has gone ahead with a unilateral declaration of a ceasefire against militants during the holy month of ...
  


Most humourous Yeddyurappa jokes in Karnataka Assembly today
19.05.18 - By Team PT & Hona’ble Mr BS Yeddyurappa

THE WODEHOUSE PRIZE for comic fiction this year has been withheld after judges did not find enough mirth in the 62 novels submitted for the 2018 award. If only they would allow the speech by Mr BS Yeddyurappa in the Karnataka Assembly today, he would ...
  


With Nadda watching, defiant Punjab minister refuses to sign Modi's pet health scheme
AYUSHMAN BHARAT - MODI'S PET PROJECT
15.05.18 - PT BUREAU

Cannot sign away Punjab's interests, Centre must address my concerns first, says Brahm Mohindra 
 
J-K, HP, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh ministers sign, Mohindra says no, leaves dais

In a display of political defiance and strong reservations, Punjab has refused to sign the much-touted National Health Protection Scheme, Ayushman ...
  


A Punjabi living in Bangalore explains why BJP should not win Karnataka elections
11.05.18 - AMANDEEP SANDHU

TWO DECADES AGO, at JP Nagar Bar, a dear friend said to me, "You will always be an outsider here." Bengaluru was then called Bangalore but I had known it only through Mysore Sandal soap and from my school friends hailing from militancy-ridden Punjab, who ...
  



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