Free Press Journal
  • Sikkim areas cut off, toll rises in Assam, Arunchal

    Gangtok/Guwahati: The headquarters of Sikkim’s North district today remained cut off from rest of the state as rescue teams struggled to access remote areas as the toll in floods rose to nine in Assam and four in Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Decision on FDI taken under foreign pressure: BJP

    Muzaffarnagar: Continuing its attack on the UPA government over its decision on FDI in retail, the BJP has alleged that the decision was taken under pressure from foreign countries.

  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan questions key witness’s conduct

    New Delhi: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, facing trial in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, today questioned the conduct of the key witness and complainant in a court here that she did not tell any authority for 22 years about her not having faith in the Delhi Police probe.

  • A peek into an ancient past – through ghost walls

    They were walls that existed hundreds of years ago – of buildings to house royalty and even deities. Today they are reduced to ”ghost walls”. In Lathiya, Uttar Pradesh, the existence of a bustling temple complex has been traced by archaeologists just by unearthing these invisible walls.
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  • “No talks with Mulayam on third front”

    Chandigarh: Following speculation over his meeting with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav in New Delhi Saturday, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal Sunday said that there was no talk about a third front formation then.

  • Gandhi wants UPA govt, party to work in tandem

    New Delhi: With a cabinet reshuffle and party restructuring in the offing, Congress president Sonia Gandhi is keen that both the government and the organisation work in tandem to fight as many as 11 upcoming assembly polls before hitting the 2014 general elections.

  • Cong files complaint against Parrikar in geologist suicide case

    Panaji: Goa Congress today filed a police complaint against state Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for allegedly abetting suicide of a suspended mines and geology department official. Congress leader Sudip Tamankar lodged a complaint at Ponda police station alleging that the harassment meted out to assistant geologist Dattatray Bhave, along with other five officials who were suspended for their alleged involvement in illegal mining activity, prompted Bhave to commit suicide.

  • Monsoon set to withdraw from northern and western India

    New Delhi: The southwest monsoon, which accounts for more than 70 percent of India’s annual rainfall, is set to withdraw from northern and some western parts of the country in the next 48 hours after bringing bountiful showers since August in a late rally that cheered millions of farmers.

  • Team Anna in row over IAC funds

    New Delhi: Team Anna members and Arvind Kejriwal are embroiled in a row over the use of India Against Corruption funds. It is understood that these funds run into crores and were collected during the anti-corruption rallies.

  • Kejriwal hopeful of unifying with Anna in 3-4 years

    New Delhi: Four days after a bitter split on the issue of forming a party, Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday expressed hope that Anna Hazare will be back with his group in another “three-four months” if it can work honestly in politics.

  • Denying visa to India was a deep wound: Rushdie

    London: Describing not being able to visit India for over 12 years as a “long exile,” controversial India-born writer Salman Rushdie says that being denied a visa and Indian embassies abroad keeping away from him was a “deep wound” inflicted on him by India, PTI reports.

  • Andhra Pradesh minister resigns after CBI chargesheet

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh roads and buildings minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, who resigned after his name figured in a CBI chargesheet in a corruption case, today expressed confidence that he would come out clean.

  • Catholics threaten to stop film screening over wrong potrayal

    Mumbai: Catholics have threatened to stop the screening of a forthcoming Hindi movie directed by Priyadarshan, “Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal” if certain scenes making a “disresptful portrayal” of the community and its priests are not deleted, an official said here Sunday.

  • Bhajji stars in big Indian win

    Colombo : Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh made a memorable comeback as India relied on a clinical all-round performance to thrash defending champions England by a whopping 90-run margin in their final group league match of the ICC World Twenty20 Cup here on Sunday. Put into bat, India posted a challenging 170 for four, riding on a superb unbeaten 55 from under-fire

  • Khanduri comes to the rescue of cornered PM

    Departing from BJP’s official line, the ex-U’khand CM goes on to say that the PM, a good economist, is under coalition pressure and unable to “deliver”

  • When taxis came, did you want tongas back

    Planning Commission Deputy Chairman debunks claim that one WalMart store would replace 1,400 small retailers at the cost of 5,000 jobs.