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How Modi's decision to buy 36 Rafales raised price of each by 41%?
19.01.19 - Team PT

THE MODI GOVERNMENT’s decision to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France instead of 126 as asked for by the Indian Air Force for six squadrons led to an increase in the price of each jet by more than 41 percent, The Hindu has claimed ...
  


Supreme Court reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Chief
SETBACK FOR MODI GOVERNMENT
08.01.19 - TEAM PT

IN A BIG setback to Modi government, the Supreme Court today reinstated Alok Verma as the CBI chief, three months after the government divested him of his powers and sent him on forced leave in a midnight swoop.
 
Alok Verma can go back to his office ...
  


Congress ready to go alone in UP, after SP-BSP snub
ALLIANCE?
05.01.19 - TEAM PT

THE CONGRESS ON Saturday indicated that it was willing to go alone in Uttar Pradesh after BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met in Delhi to agree on seat sharing arrangements on Friday.

PL Punia, a Rajya Sabha member ...
  


PM Modi attacks Congress over 1984 riots, Karzamaafi
MODI IN PUNJAB
03.01.19 - TEAM PT

PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi on Thursday attacked the Congress over the party's involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and took a jibe at Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath while speaking at a rally in Punjab's Gurdaspur.
 
Modi said, "Jinka itihaas hazaron Sikh bhai behno ko ...
  


Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie move SC, say Rafale verdict relies on centre's 'Incorrect' claims
RAFALE ROW
02.01.19 - TEAM PT

Former BJP ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, have requested the Supreme Court seeking a review of its December 14 verdict in Rafale case.
 
The three are also asking for 'recalling of Rafale's judgement' and for a granting of an oral ...
  


'Stop The Criminalisation of Triple Talaq'
OPEN LETTER BY SOCIAL ACTIVISTS
27.12.18 - TEAM PT

We, the undersigned individuals, women’s rights activists and allies of the women’s movements, are opposed to the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 in its present form. We appeal to the Members of Rajya Sabha to completely withdraw the Bill and significantly ...
  


Former bureaucrats in an open letter slam Modi, call for Yogi's resignation
BULANDSHAHR VIOLENCE
22.12.18 - TEAM PT

IN A SHARP criticism of the Uttar Pradesh government over 80 retired bureaucrats on Tuesday in an open letter, said the death of a cop in the Bulandshahr incident was a killing with intent and a murder most foul that amplifies the lawlessness in Uttar ...
  


Setback to BJP in West Bengal; Calcutta HC cancels order allowing Rath Yatra
‘SAVE DEMOCRACY’ Rath Yatra
22.12.18 - TEAM PT

A DIVISION BENCH of the Calcutta High Court Friday quashed a single bench order that had allowed BJP’s ‘Rath Yatra’ in West Bengal and asked it to hear the case afresh to consider intelligence inputs by state agencies.

The bench comprising Chief Justice Debasish Kargupta and ...
  


Alka Lamba asked to quit AAP over resolution over 1984 anti-Sikh riots
RAJIV GANDHI BHARAT RATNA ROW
21.12.18 -

SENIOR Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and MLA Alka Lamba was reportedly asked by her party to resign as MLA and also from and also from the party on Friday after a controversy erupted over a resolution in the Delhi Assembly seeking withdrawal of the Bharat ...
  


Long Road To Justice For Victims Of 1984 Massacre
LIVES IN A DISARRAY
21.12.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

FOR 34 YEARS after the massacre of about 3000 Sikhs in Delhi, the investigating agencies, the prosecution and the judiciary would have us believe that the marauding mobs were on their own and that no senior political leader was instigating them.

This was despite hundreds of ...
  


Three Women of 1984
17.12.18 -

Now that Sajjan Kumar is on his way to jail for life and the senior Congress leadership is in the dock once again, it is time to revisit aspects of the 1984 pogroms.

Ironically, Sajjan Kumar was given the life imprisonment on the day Kamal Nath ...
  


Now listen to ‘Janta ke MANN KI BAAT’
AFTER ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS RESULTS
15.12.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

CONGRESS PRESIDENT Rahul Gandhi would not have got a better gift on the first anniversary of his taking over as the party president. The news of Congress wresting power in three states was made sweeter for the party by the fact that the BJP could ...
  


Central govt reluctant to take inputs from defence experts for evolving strategy, rue veterans
08.12.18 - Team PT

WAR VETERANS and defence experts on Saturday regretted the reluctance of the central government to take inputs from them in drafting the country’s defence strategy and called for brainstorming for a long-term cohesive combat and defence plan. 

At a session on `Evolving Challenges in Indian Defence’, ...
  


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 ...
  



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