Let's not repeat it
14.09.19 - VIPIN PUBBY

Now that the unnecessary but huge damage to the environment has been done by unscientific widening of Kalka-Kumarhatti stretch of the Kalka-Shimla Highway, the government and the National Green Tribunal must step in to learn lessons and avoid similar damage in the second stretch of ...

Another IAS Officer Quits, Says
06.09.19 - Team PT

S. Sasikanth Senthil, a 2009 batch Karnataka cadre IAS officer and Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district, has resigned from the civil services on Friday.

According to The Hindu, he said it was "unethical” on his part to continue as civil servant when "fundamental ...

Stand up for him now, or you'll get only Godi Media
03.09.19 - Team PT

A journalist who reported that the school children, who come from very poor families, were being given just rotis with salt, is now being targeted by the Yogi government. The same District Magistrate who earlier had claimed that he had inquired and found ...

When a health report becomes Hawala Report
30.08.19 - Team PT

Prominent Delhi based cardiologist Dr Upendra Kaul was summoned on Friday by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to explain a SMS exchange he had with his patient Yasin Malik, the Kashmiri Hurriyat leader in jail.

While surprise and outrage ...

When his heartbeat dropped
27.08.19 - ADIL AKHZER*

A journalist normally tells tales of other people, but at times, a moment arrives when his own tale becomes a representative of the life experience of millions. With his pregnant sister in hospital, this journalist could travel in the Kashmir valley more freely than ...

Now, Trump says India, Pakistan can handle Kashmir dispute on their own
26.08.19 - Team PT

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over occupied Kashmir on their own, but he was there should they need him.

Trump has previously offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on ...

Restrictions won’t help convince people of Kashmir: IAS officer who quit service
26.08.19 - Team PT

Days after resigning, IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan, who says he quit as he wanted to express his views against the "denial of freedom of expression” in Kashmir, on Sunday said people of the Valley have to be convinced on the Article 370 decision, but it ...

Shashi Tharoor tweets in support of Chidambaram with yet another big word
22.08.19 - Team PT

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has come in support of his party colleague P Chidambaram. In a tweet posted late Wednesday evening, Tharoor hailed Chidambaram for 'standing up to persecution' and 'character assassination'. And true to his style, he took the opportunity to treat his followers ...

Activists express solidarity with Kashmiris, demand immediate rollback of Modi govt’s moves on Art 370, 35-A
Resist Majoritarianism & Threats to Federalism & Constitutional Values
18.08.19 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH: Giving a resounding clarion call to India’s wider citizenry that believes in Constitutional values and democratic principles, a widely attended conclave of region’s activists, intellectuals, academicians, religious and political leaders demanded immediate roll back of Modi government’s move on Article 370, restoration of Art ...

Top Indian writers launch scathing attack on Modi govt on Art 370 move, exhort people to resist
16.08.19 - PT Bureau

In a boldly worded joint statement that amounts to scathing criticism of the Narendra Modi government's handling of the Kashmir issue, more than 200 top writers and cultural activists of India said the BJP regime has made "a mockery of democracy," "violated (its) solemn promises" ...

Not in accordance with due constitutional and judicial process: Punjab AG
05.08.19 - Team PT

Constitutional propriety apart, the Presidential Order revoking Article 370 is patently illegal as it would defeat the very legal structure of Article 370, which has in fact been laid down by the apex court to be ‘not temporary’, according to Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda.

Reacting ...

Revocation of article 370: Totally unconstitutional & undemocratic, says CM Amarinder
05.08.19 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 5 - Terming it as totally unconstitutional, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday flayed the manner in which the Centre had imposed its decision on Kashmir, saying the democratic fabric of the nation had been ripped apart with this unprecedented violation of ...

New law on Triple Talaq challenged in Supreme Court
02.08.19 - Team PT

The newly enacted law which makes the practice of instant divorce through 'triple talaq' among Muslims a punishable offence was challenged in the Supreme Court on Friday.

A day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, ...

Amarinder bats for Priyanka as Congress president
29.07.19 - Team PT

Reposing his full confidence in the party general secretary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would get all-round support if chosen to take over as Congress president.

Speaking to some journalists here, the Chief Minister regretted the decision of Rahul ...

Amarinder suggests all-party meeting under PM to tackle water crisis
15.07.19 - Team PT

To evolve consensus and formulate a national strategy for tackling the deteriorating water situation in the country, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday suggested an all-party meeting under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister.

The Chief Minister made the suggestion during a courtesy call ...

After Goa, Karnataka, who is next please?
14.07.19 -

Will the BJP manage to pull off a Goa in Karnataka after all? And then pull the rug from under the feet of Kamal Nath in Madhya Pradesh and Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan? The former survives on the blessings of the Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi ...

Inter-state meeting of all northern states on drugs to be held on July 25
12.07.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, July 12: The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana met here on Friday to discuss greater coordination in the battle against drugs, and agreed to hold an inter-state meeting of all the northern states on July 25.

The meeting will be hosted by Punjab, Chief ...

All Congress ministers 'voluntarily' resign to make way for rebel MLAs in government
08.07.19 - Team PT

In a desperate attempt to save the coalition government in Karnataka, all Congress ministers on Monday morning tendered their resignations from the Kumaraswamy Cabinet. 

With this, the Congress has made an open offer to 13 disgruntled MLAs who had tendered their resignations and have been staying ...

Rahul Gandhi's Resignation Letter - Full Text
04.07.19 - Team PT

Rahul Gandhi formally resigned as the Congress president. Here's the complete text of his resignation letter:

It is an honour for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation. I owe the country and my ...

Amarinder decides to send delegation to Meghalaya
15.06.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, June 15: Urging Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to ensure all necessary steps to provide protection to Punjabi settlers in the North-Eastern state, Captain Amarinder has decided to immediately rush a four-member delegation to the state to resolve the issues concerning the settlers.

The delegation, ...

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