Free Press Journal
  • Video address cancelled, "it”s awful", Rushdie tweets

    Jaipur: Controversial author Salman Rushdie’s planned video address to the Literature Festival here was cancelled at the last minute today over fears of violence following protests by Muslim groups, a decision that triggered an outrage in the literary community,

  • Krishna moves SC for quashing of complaint on illegal mining

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S M Krishna today moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of private complaint and probe by Lokayukta police against him over alleged illegal mining during his tenure as Karnataka Chief Minister from 1999 to 2004.

  • Rushdie episode exposed Cong’s communal votebank politics: BJP

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of the cancellation of video address by controversial writer Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literature Festival, BJP today said the entire episode had exposed the “worst communal vote-bank politics” of Congress.

  • Home Ministry downplays rift between Delhi Police, Maha ATS

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry today acknowledged there was a lack of coordination between Delhi Police and Maharashtra ATS in the probe into last year’s serial blasts in Mumbai but downplayed the rift between them.

  • Rushdie’s video address cancelled

    Jaipur: The much-anticipated video address by controversial writer Salman Rushdie was cancelled at the last moment today because of fears of violence as Muslim organisations staged protests.

  • U’khand, HP central industrial package will not be restored:FM

    Dehra Dun: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said the central industrial package (CIP) provided to the hill states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh will not be restored as it was a “distorted policy”.

  • UPA creating disparity between NDA-ruled and other states: BJP

    Dehradun: Criticising the UPA government for creating disparity between states ruled by NDA and others, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari today said that the Centre must understand the reality of federal structure of the country.

  • ISI chief secretly met Musharraf in Dubai: Report

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s ISI chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha held a secret meeting with former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Dubai and advised him not to return to the country, according to a media report.

  • No change in EMIs; banks to have more funds

    Mumbai: There is no immediate respite to home, auto and corporate loan borrowers in terms of their monthly equated instalments (EMIs) but with the RBI reducing the cash reserve ratio (CRR), banks will have more money to lend.

  • Obama faces flak over failure to shut Guantanamo

    United Nation: The UN human rights watchdog on Tuesday expressed “deep disappointment” that the Obama administration has not lived up to its promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, where individuals continue to be detained “indefinitely” in clear breach of international law.

  • India concerned over victory of "dark forces" of terrorism

    Washington: India has sought a cautious approach on the US-backed peace talks with the Taliban, warning against a victory for the “dark forces of terrorism” if such negotiations are put on a fast track.

  • Ramdev behind shoe-hurling act on Rahul Gandhi: Digvijay Singh

    Lucknow: Blaming yoga guru Baba Ramdev for the shoe attack on Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Dehradun, Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said the former is aiding such elements to create unnecessary disruptions while facing trials for holding into unaccountable money.

  • Rushdie should have been allowed to come: Arun Jaitley

    Chandigarh: Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Tuesday said author Salman Rushdie should have been allowed to come to India and given police protection.

  • US defends Jay Leno’s right to free speech; applauds Sikh-Americans

    Washington: Amid controversy over popular TV host Jay Leno’s remarks on the Golden Temple, the US has defended his right to free speech terming his comments as "satirical” while applauding contributions of Sikh-Americans.

  • 2G scam: Vinod Goenka moves HC against framing of charges

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today issued notice to CBI and sought its response on the plea of DB Realty MD Vinod Goenka challenging the order on framing of charges against him by the trial court in the 2G scam case.


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  • The new Rahat of success

    Once popular as the able disciple and nephew of the legendary late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan today is a known name in the industry.