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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 ...
  


SC reserves verdict on pleas challenging validity of Aadhaar law; Judge recalls personal experience
10.05.18 - Team PT

NEW DELHI, May 10: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved verdict on a clutch of 27 petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar law on the ground that it violated human rights and right to privacy in every possible way and subjected the citizens to ...
  


Azadi will never happen, you can’t fight us: Army Chief to Kashmiri youth
ARMY, AZADI & KASHMIRI YOUTH
09.05.18 - Team PT

The forces haven’t been "so brutal”; look at Syria and Pakistan "how they are using tanks and air power in similar situations.” - General Rawat.
 
The Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat, in a message to Kashmiri youth, has said that Azadi [freedom] is not possible ...
  


Either move privilege motion against Javadekar for misleading or quit ministry: Sarna to Harsimrat Badal
DYAL SINGH COLLEGE CONTROVERSY
04.05.18 - Team PT

NEW DELHI, April 4: The RSS has audaciously shown the Badals their place, with a small-time chairman of a DU institution over-riding their central minister’s widely-circulated letter of protest over the renaming of Delhi’s Dyal Singh College, SADD chief Paramjit Singh Sarna said today.

"Courtesy of ...
  


Asaram in jail: The unsung heroes of this disgusting saga
PEOPLE WE MUST CELEBRATE
26.04.18 - kanwar manjit singh

A RAPIST BELONGS in the jail, and someone like Asaram needs to remain there for the rest of his life. But a society that celebrates the fact that one so well connected socially and politically can also be made to face the deserving denouement must ...
  


Judge Loya's Death: Top academicians, civil society leaders urge SC to order probe
26.04.18 - PT BUREAU

A NUMBER OF leading civil society activists and academicians across India have appealed to the Supreme Court to "reconsider the verdict" on Justice Loya's death, claiming that the "rejection of probe does not satisfy people's conscience."

Addressed to the Chief Justice of India and his companion ...
  


VP Venkaiah Naidu Rejects 'Untenable' Impeachment Motion Against CJI Misra
READ COMPLETE ORDER
22.04.18 - Team PT

VICE PRESIDENT OF India and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra by seven opposition parties.

"The motion presented by the MPs indicates a mere suspicion, conjecture or an assumption in the Prasad Education Trust ...
  


At a presser about sex-scandal, His Excellency touched woman journo's cheeks. Now says sorry. In Writing.
HIS PERVERTED EXCELLENCY
18.04.18 - PT BUREAU

HE TOUCHED HER on her face. She has since washed her face several times. "Still not able to get rid of it,” she wrote. That’s how deep the stench of an unwanted touch goes. That’s how stupid even a resident of a Raj Bhawan can ...
  



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