Free Press Journal
  • AFC Asian Cup will help Indian team discover itself, says Chhetri

    New Delhi : Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri believes the upcoming AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 will help make the team realise the areas they need to work upon and improve. Chhetri, who has scored 55 goals in international football, said, “The top 2-3 teams in Asia like Iran, South Korea and Japan are in…

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  • Jaitley’s high-octane PR exercise

    THE other problem with this budget is that it hardly dreams big. There are no problems he has solved and so one expert on television called it a ‘munimji’s budget’. Of course he is waiting for the biggest moment in his life when the GST would be announced and the first step towards making a…

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  • BJP, Congress battling rebellion in Uttarakhand

    Dehradun : With just two days left for withdrawal of nominations in Uttarakhand, both BJP and Congress have intensified their efforts to persuade rebel party candidates who have thrown their hats into the ring as independents to withdraw. The two major players of Uttarakhand’s largely bi-polar politics are grappling with rebellion in more than half…

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  • RSS training also produces a Shanmuganathan

    Meghalaya governor V Shanmuganathan, 68, a RSS pracharak has resigned after 80 staff members of the Raj Bhavan wrote a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee that he had converted the place into a young ladies club. Trouble began for the bachelor governor when he had invited a young aspirant for the PRO’s job on the…

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  • Let us laud RSS for clarity on quota

    The reservation issue would continue to haunt the BJP and the RSS all throughout the UP poll campaign and in the wider national debate. It is true that even the chief architect of the constitution Dr B R Ambedkar had hinted that there should be a time limit on reservations, but this was with the…

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  • Third year the real test for Narendra Modi

    The last two and half years have seen a marked reluctance on prime minister Modi’s part to drive home this parliamentary advantage. On the floor of the house, more time has been spent on explaining as to why he should not speak than the time he has spent speaking. Nowhere was the reluctance more forthcoming…

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  • Demonetisation flops: What next?

    Modi is confronted by a lacklustre opposition that cannot even derive political advantage from the monumental note ban failure. It is for this reason that the polls in different parts of the country show that the BJP’s fortunes have not been impacted by the demonetisation woes. When he stunned the nation by his decision to…

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  • No full stops in Samajwadi politics

    It is clear that Akhilesh is deciding the new order, and while he is prepared to respect his father, he is not willing to let him dictate his politics. Mulayam’s frustration at this development is visible from the letter he sent out after the ‘national convention’ anointed Akhilesh as the party president. He called the…

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  • Cynicism over corruption charge against PM Narendra Modi

    The morality scale in Indian politics has taken a sharp shift in favour of cynicism. No longer do politicians lose their sleep when faced accusations of wrong doing or amassing illegal wealth. So, the prime minister is least bothered that there are charges against him for taking Rs 65 crores during his days as Gujarat…

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  • UP polls: Congress-SP alliance likely

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s desire to have simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the Vidhan Sabhas is quite understandable. As a person who virtually rules like a US president, he is surely irritated by these frequent tests of democracy in different states. For instance, the loss for the BJP in Bihar state assembly elections…

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  • Jayalalithaa’s legacy lacks right inheritors

    People are known to discover hidden springs of talent when they are catapulted into significant positions of power. It is quite possible that Panneerselvam as chief minister and Sasikala in whatever party position she gets to occupy may turn out to be good leaders. But their starting points are not very encouraging. With the demise…

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  • INDIA-ECONOMY-CURRENCY

    Demonetisation: A new equilibrium may be found after 30 December

    You have to be a believer of miracles in this country. This implies implicit faith in the power of one man to fix a problem that has been eluding a solution for a long time. If you go by the television news coverage of 24×7 news channels, then the people of this country believe that…

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