INDIA
Let's Meet in Lucknow: No tricks, and please do not do anything vulgar
IT'S NOT A NIGHTCLUB, IDIOT
17.04.18 - S Pal

"Kuch samajh hi nahi aayaa...us samay wahan koi sandigdh gatividhiyan dikhi bhi nahi."

"कुछ समझ ही नहीं आया ... उस समय वहां कोई संदिघ्द गतिविधियां दिखी भी नहीं।”

Meet Sachchidanand Hari Sakshi. Journalists often refer to him as Sakshi Maharaj. If You have heard the man before, ...
  


Speak up, and save India, or people will never forgive you: Yashwant Sinha tells BJP leaders
AB TO BOLO, KUCHH TO BOLO
17.04.18 - PT BUREAU

EXHORTING BJP LEADERS to speak up within the party, former Union Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has said the Modi government has lost its way and voters' confidence, scamsters are fleeing India, rapes have become the order of the day, democratic institutions ...
  


49 ex-bureaucrats tell Narendra Modi: You are responsible for Kathua, Unnao. Say sorry, Mr PM, they said.
BREAK THE DEAFENING SILENCE
16.04.18 - PT BUREAU

WHEN 49 of India's retired bureaucrats spoke directly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they minced no words, pulled no punches.

"You, more than anyone else, have to be held responsible for this terrifying state of affairs," they put it in writing as they addressed the PM, ...
  


Tassaduq Mufti, we needed someone to say these words. Thank you.
A POLITICIAN SPEAKS – YOU SHOULD HEAR
14.04.18 - Nischay Pal

REMEBER THE GREAT speech by Rabindranath Tagore on the crisis of civilization? It was the April of 1941, and Tagore was at his beloved Santiniketan. He wasn't in the pink of health, but his words ring across decades:

"As I look around I see the crumbling ...
  


Between two rapes in UP and Jammu, something this shocking escapes headlines. Is media's nationalism a reason?
ENCOUNTER, JULOOS & SELFIES
12.04.18 - Kanwar Manjit Singh

BETWEEN THE TWO tragedies competing for television time and claiming headline space in newspapers — the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu and the rape, kidnapping and criminal intimidation of a 17-year-old girl whose father was allegedly tortured to death at ...
  


IT'S SUPREME COURT, AGAIN
12.04.18 - PT Bureau

IN A PECULIAR comment that underlined the faultlines within the top Supreme Court judiciary, Justice J Chelameswar, the second most senior judge of the Supreme Court, refused Thursday to hear a petition filed by former law minister Shanti Bhushan regarding allocation of cases to judges, ...
  


Rahul Gandhi fasts, but brings along friends who spell trouble for Amarinder Singh
09.04.18 - PT BUREAU

RAHUL GANDHI FASTED, and landed Amarinder Singh in hot waters.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who was once seen virtually hailing the clean chit by CBI to Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar and then had to clarify his stand after Sikhs' protests forced the party high ...
  


In panel v/s panel, Rawat-Rana trounces Pradeep-Sukhbir-Nalin
CHANDIGARH PRESS CLUB
25.03.18 - PT BUREAU

CHANDIGARH, March 25: In a clean sweep, the Rawat-Rana panel bagged all nine posts of Chandigarh Press Club management in a fiercely fought election here on Sunday, March 25, results of which were announced late in the evening.

For the Pradeep Sharma-Sukhbir Bajwa-Nalin Acharya panel, the ...
  


If all of UK, or France, or Canada lost their entire ambulance network for 5 days, will it make news?
24.03.18 - PT BUREAU

THE PEOPLE OF Rajasthan and those passing through any area of the state should have been warned not to fall sick, not to meet with any accident and not to get into any activity that may result in any injury since ambulance services in the ...
  


Shocking by-poll results & Sonia’s dinner diplomacy
ELEPHANT LIFTS CYCLE
14.03.18 - Team PT

20 Opposition parties attend hoping ‘Achhe Din Aayenge!’
 
AN EXCITED OPPOSITION today watched with glee as voters kicked BJP in the shins, toppling it from what Team Amit Shah saw as its eternal winning pedestal. The ruling party lost all 3 Lok Sabha bypolls in Gorakhpur ...
  


Someone sent gold biscuits to Modi's top officer who knew about demonetisation in advance
GOLD BISCUITS, iPHONE 7 IN DEMO DAYS!
08.03.18 - PT BUREAU

He did not accept, but why did he not say thank you to the benefactor?
 
NEW DELHI: Someone was so worried about the financial condition of one of India's top bureaucrats responsible for its economy, Union finance secretary Hasmukh Adhia, that he/she sent two gold biscuits, ...
  


'Go to hell': Karti's reply to CBI over phone passwords
07.03.18 - Team PT

Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, refused to reveal his phone passwords and replied 'go to hell' during interrogation by the officials in INX Media case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused Karti Chidambaram of not cooperating with the probe agency.

"After ...
  


Rahul Gandhi promises special status to Andhra if elected to power in 2019
"OUR STANCE HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR"
06.03.18 - TEAM PT

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday reiterated his party's support to special category status for Andhra Pradesh, saying it would top the list of priorities "when we come to power in 2019."
 
Taking to Twitter, Gandhi attached a video of the protest and said that the ...
  


Punjab National Bank detects Rs 11,360-crore fraud
TEN EMPLOYEES SUSPENDED
14.02.18 - TEAM PT

Punjab National Bank (PNB), the country's second-largest lender on Wednesday said that it has detected "fraudulent and unauthorised" transactions worth more than Rs 11,360 crore at one of its branches in Mumbai.
 
The bank said in a regulatory filing the transactions were "for the benefit of ...
  


Chandrababu Naidu emerges as richest CM of India, Amarinder ranked 3rd
25 OUT OF 31 CM'S ARE CROREPATI
13.02.18 - TEAM PT

Extreme inequality in India is evidently not restricted to the general population, going by an analysis of the assets of Chief Ministers.

It extends to top politicians as well, with the richest Chief Minister found to be 680 times wealthier than the ‘poorest’ one.
 
A total of ...
  


Nagaland's Baptist Church's anti-RSS Stance, a la Akali Dal-SGPC’s anti-Congress rhetoric. Will it succeed?
Polls in Nagaland, Lessons from Punjab
13.02.18 - S Pal

Nagaland is Christian country, and Christians as a minority in India are very suspicious of the rise of the Hindutva. On the 27th of this month, Nagaland is going to elections, and BJP, a party of resurgent Hindutva, is making a major play for power.
How ...
  


Indian Railways to sack 13,000 employees
RAILWAYS HAS INITIATED DISCIPLINARY ACTION
09.02.18 - TEAM PT

Over 13,000 Group C & D employees of the Indian Railways are likely to face termination of services for remaining absent from duty for a long time without authorisation.
 
The move came after railways minister Piyush Goyal asked the top brass to launch a massive drive ...
  


I’ve begun to fear as even girls have started drinking beer: Goa CM Parrikar
THE TOLERANCE LIMIT IS BEING CROSSED
09.02.18 - TEAM PT

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is a worried man these days as girls have started consuming alcohol.

"I have begun to fear now because even the girls have started drinking beer. The tolerance limit is being crossed," said Parrikar, whose coastal state is one of most ...
  


IAF officer arrested for passing on secret information to Pak's ISI
SEDUCED ON FACEBOOK
09.02.18 - TEAM PT

Delhi Police on Friday said it has arrested Indian Air Force (IAF) Group Captain Arun Marwaha on charges of espionage for passing secret information to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

"He was arrested on Wednesday after a case was registered against him under the Official Secrets ...
  


Judge Loya death: 114 Opposition MPs approach President demanding SC monitored probe
NEITHER THE NIA NOR THE CBI SHOULD BE ENTRUSTED WITH INVESTIGATION
09.02.18 -

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday led a delegation of Opposition MPs to President Ram Nath Kovind, demanding a Supreme Court-monitored special investigation into justice BH Loya’s death.
 
Congress President Rahul Gandhi met reporters outside Rashtrapati Bhavan after the meeting, and said as many as 114 ...
  



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