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Woman gang-raped by 12 near Ludhiana, police conduct raids
11.02.19 - Team PT

The Punjab Police on Monday conducted raids at various places in Ludhiana district after a young woman alleged she was gang-raped by 12 men at a farmhouse near Jagraon town after she and her male friend were attacked and abducted.
 
No arrests have been made so ...
  


15th Fin Comm notifies committee to resolve Punjab’s 31000 Cr food account legacy issue
11.02.19 - Team PT

To resolve the pending Rs. 31000 crore food legacy issue of Punjab, 15th Finance Commission today set up a committee.
 
Commission chairman NK Singh, who had during a recent meeting with the Punjab Government conceded the gravity of the issue, today gave approval to the issuance ...
  


CBI transfers SP investigating Chanda Kochhar case
ICICI BANK SCAM
27.01.19 - Team PT

The CBI has transferred the investigating officer in the ICICI Bank case as its "discreet inquiry" suggested his role in leaking information related to searches, officials said on Sunday.

Superintendent of police Sudhanshu Dhar Mishra was transferred to Ranchi, a day after filing the FIR in ...
  


Ayodhya hearing deferred; SC judge 'unavailable' on Tuesday
27.01.19 - Team PT

The hearing of the Ayodhya title suit case in the Supreme Court on Tuesday has been deferred following the non-availability of one of the five judges on the constitution bench.

The disputed matter won't be taken up due to the non-availability of Justice S A Bobde. ...
  


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra enters active politics, appointed in-charge of UP East
23.01.19 - Team PT

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the sister of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, has finally taken the plunge into politics. Just months ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress appointed her as general secretary of Uttar Pradesh East. She will take charge in the second week ...
  


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 ...
  


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 ...
  


'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 ...
  


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 ...
  


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, ...
  



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