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#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 ...
  


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 ...
  


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 ...
  


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 ...
  



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