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DSGMC to lodge FIR on Napoleon painting issue
Amarinder Govt Galloping Towards More Trouble
28.12.17 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH, December 28: Punjab's Amarinder Singh government has more trouble coming its way as the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK has said he now plans to lodge an FIR against the state government and also take up with the Akal ...
  


BJP’s new line - We voted against Israel, so Muslims should vote for us?
24.12.17 - PT Bureau

INDIA's EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER Sushma Swaraj, a diehard tweeter, has landed in a controversy when she asked a Muslim Member of Parliament to vote for the BJP since the BJP has voted against Israel on the issue of Washington's unilateral stance on Jerusalem.

M Badruddin Ajmal, ...
  


Number-Crunching Gujarat: How people get a government they do not vote for
MATHS TELLS A POLITICAL STORY
21.12.17 - Sanehead

AFTER THE POLITICAL analysis, the moral high ground claims of Rahul Gandhi and the we-are-still-the-victor claims of Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi, here is an analysis based on  a science most pure - Mathematics. You can quibble about politics, and rhetoric, but it is ...
  


How Dhumal was assassinated politically, by the BJP
18.12.17 - S Pal

HIMACHAL - The land awashed in the blood of Prem Kumar Dhumal, stabbed in the back by his own party, the BJP
 
ON MARCH 24, 1998, Prem Kumar Dhumal was beaming, his cheeks more radiant than his trademark maroon Himachali topi, as Narendra Modi stood next ...
  


Rahul Gandhi: Good speech in bad English
16.12.17 - HARCHARAN BAINS

BAD ENGLISH APART, the script of Rahul Gandhi's latest speech as he took over as Congress president was one of the best one came across over a long long time.

He spoke about India being pushed back into "medieval past where people are butchered because of ...
  


Yogendra Yadav, the psephologist, puts his reputation at stake, says BJP will lose Gujarat
POLITICAL EARTHQUAKE IN GUJARAT?
14.12.17 - kanwar manjit singh

RAHUL GANDHI WILL defeat Narendra Modi in Gujarat, says one of India's top psephologists, Yogendra Yadav. Now leading Swaraj India as a political force, Yogendra Yadav said there is no way the BJP can form the next government in Gujarat. He based his claim on ...
  


Meet Mankar. Sorry, he’s dead. Modi met him, though - for Chai Pe Charcha
CHAI PAR SUICIDE?
12.12.17 - PT Bureau

YAVATMAL: Meet farmer Kailas Kisan Mankar, native of village Dabhadi, Tehsil Arni. No, sorry, you can’t meet him. He died on Monday, December 11. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was fortunate to have met him, or Mankar was fortunate to have met Modi, who was still ...
  


Rajasthan, where they write poems hailing Shambu Lal Regar - Jaane Kya Dikh Jaaye!
AFTER PADMAWATI, RAJASTHAN’S NEW ICON OF PRIDE
11.12.17 - Kamjaat Singh

HUNDREDS OF MESSAGES hailing Shambu Lal Regar as the saviour of Hindu pride and izzat and a warrior against love jihad are now doing the rounds in Rajasthan while several campaigns have been initiated to collect funds for extending monetary help to his family. Shambu ...
  


PUDR slams Tihar jail authorities for attacks on Kashmiri inmates
18.10.17 - PT Bureau

The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) has expressed "grave concern" at incidents it viewed as "specific targeting of   Kashmiri Muslims" in Tihar and other jails and slammed the jail for failure to protect the vulnerable.

In a statement, Cijo Joy and Anushka Singh, both secretaries ...
  


Report says firm of Amit Shah's son made crores after BJP came to power; he hits back with Rs 100 crore defamation notice
08.10.17 - PT Bureau

AFTER ONE OF India's top online journalism portals today made explosive revelations about BJP President Amit Shah's son's company making whopping profits after the BJP came into power, India's Railway Minister and senior BJP leader hit back saying Jay Shah, son of Amit Shah, will ...
  


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" ...
  


Chandigarh journalists protest violence against fraternity
29.08.17 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH; Journalists of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Tuesday (August 29) staged a protest over the violence against their fraternity in Panchkula on August 25. The protest was at the call of the Chandigarh Press Club.  

Carrying placards and raising slogans, journalists demanded action against ...
  


Baba? Gurmeet Ram Rahim? Gurmeet? Beast? Indian TV climbs moral pedestal
DEMONISATION A LA NEWS TELEVISION
29.08.17 - PT MEDIA CRITIC

DEMONISATION COMES EASY to the media, particularly when the media has been an active conduit of utter trivia and shenanigans of the same man whose legal description and status was of a rape accused with a duly framed chargesheet following an extensive investigation done by ...
  


Read Complete Judgement: All details of “20 years in jail plus Rs 30 lakh fine” order
28.08.17 - Punjab Today Legal Bureau

ON AUGUST 28, most sections of the media initially misunderstood the judgement of the CBI Special Judge Jagdeep Singh and reported the jail term as 10 years, only to correct themselves hours later, clarifying that the rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh will spend 20 ...
  


TOTAL TRANSPARENCY: Journalists get Rs 500 bribe in media kit
22.07.17 - PT Bureau

BHUBANESWAR: FINALLY, a political party seems to have decided to adopt transparency in its dealings with the media. As a result, journalists in Odisha found Rs 500 currency notes in their media kits when they went to cover an event of the National Highway Authority ...
  


Jaitley gives no Prasad of GST exemption to Amarinder
20.07.17 - PT Bureau

NEW DELHI: Forced by the incessant pressure from the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) and the opposition Akali Dal, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today took up the issue of GST on langar and prasad in his meeting with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and ...
  


Both articles that rankled the Adani group will remain available on The Wire
After EPW editor's exit, The Wire stays defiant
18.07.17 - PT Media Critic

New Delhi: In a show of defiance, one of India's leading online voices in the realm of independent journalism, The Wire, virtually challenged the powerful Adani group, saying it will continue to make available to readers the two articles that the Economic & Political Weekly ...

  


Newspaper depicts turbaned Sikh smoking cigar, angers community
SIKH WITH CIGAR
14.07.17 - PT BUREAU

IN A RATHER poorly-executed attempt to recreate a modern, Sherlock Holmes-style detective in a comic strip, but in a Sikh avatar, India's leading national English daily, Hindustan Times, has ended up rubbing the Sikh community on the wrong side as it depicted the turbaned, bearded ...
  


Pakistan’s ISI thwarted the dream of this Punjabi, reveals Pak scribe
The story behind the sabotage operation
08.07.17 - PT Bureau

THIS IS the story of how Pakistan's ISI thwarted the efforts of a Punjabi to set up a futuristic think-tank in Lahore that would have brought Islamabad and Delhi closer. So few know of this Lahore-born Punjabi and hardly anyone knew till date why his ...
  



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