Free Press Journal
  • Manmohan government goes for major facelift; Khurshid is foreign minister

    Salman Khurshid was India’s new external affairs minister as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday effected a major revamp of his council of ministers, inducting 22 faces, including seven of cabinet rank, in what is said to be the last major ministerial shuffle before the 2014 general elections.
    Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi did not join the government – leaving the field open for him to play a larger role in the party.

  • List Of New Ministers After Cabinet Rejig

    Below is new list of ministers:
    CABINET MINISTERS
    1.    Shri K. Rahman Khan-    Minority Affairs
    2.    Shri Dinsha J. Patel –   Mines

  • 22 ministers take oath in jumbo reshuffle

    In a mega reshuffle, 22 ministers, including seven of Cabinet rank, were inducted into the Manmohan Singh government in what is seen as the last such exercise by UPA-II before the 2014 general elections.

  • Gadkari surfaces in Himachal, says he is a clean man

    Shimla : BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, who is facing allegations of dubious funding of his companies, on Saturday skirted any mention of the controversy surrounding him even as he attacked the Congress on issues of corruption and bad governance.

  • Now, Zee sues Jindal for 150 cr

    New Delhi : In a virtual tit-for-tat, Zee News said on Saturday it has sent a Rs 150 crore defamation notice to Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal, who too had filed a Rs 200 crore case against the media conglomerate claiming the TV channel had tried to extort money from his company.

  • Kejriwal gets nod for rally on Khurshid turf

    Lucknow :  The district administration of Farukkhabad, the parliamentary constituency of Law Minister Salmam Khurshid, on Saturday gave India Against Corruption (IAC) permission to hold a rally there.

  • Will expose owners holding benami flats in Adarsh: Digvijay

    Indore : Reminiscent of Arvind Kejriwal, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said he would soon expose “real owners” who are allegedly holding benami flats in controversial Adarsh building.

  • Sonia’s man Friday back in reckoning

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday evening got back her political secretary Ahmed Patel from Gujarat, cutting short his Eid functions, to help sort out the final nitty-gritty of the Cabinet reshuffle taking place on Sunday. She was closeted with him, going through the list before the final round of a meeting with

  • Not much Rahul imprint on key cabinet reshuffle

    He will have to live with a mix of senior leaders and some from his young brigade as his mother Sonia reportedly put down her foot, telling him that experience is not “dead wood’ as it is the senior party leaders who have helped the party flag fly high

  • BJP will decide Nitin’s fate: RSS

    Patna: Rubbishing reports that RSS plays “godfather” to BJP President Nitin Gadkari, the Sangh on Saturday said it was upto BJP to decide the fate of its president in wake of corruption charges against him, but there was no need to quit only on the basis of allegations. “You say it…it is not so,” RSS Sarkaryavah Bhayyaji Joshi told reporters when asked whether RSS is playing godfather to Gadkari. “This is not

  • Imran taken off plane in Canada, grilled!

    Toronto : Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was taken off a New York-bound plane here and claimed that he was questioned by American officials about his stance on US drone strikes in Pakistan.

  • How Pasta Lane won back its garden

    With the BMC now drafting the Development Plan for the city for the next 20 years, FPJ starts a series chronicling the movement to save open spaces.

  • Fire breaks out in Nagpada highrise

    Mumbai: Fire broke out on Saturday in an eleven-storeyed building in Nagpada area in South Mumbai, PTI reports.

  • Godman who killed self was duped by a bizman

    Swami Nitya had borrowed crores of rupees from a devotee to give to a businessman who was to invest it in the real estate business

  • Mayor gives ultimatum to Wadia Hospital

    Mumbai: City mayor Sunil Prabhu visited Wadia Hospital on Saturday to check on the hospital’s security measures and meet the distraught relatives of the kidnapped baby. BMC had leased the hospital’s land to the trustees. The mayor warned the trustees of the hospital, which is jointly managed by the state government, BMC and the trust, that if adequate security measures were not arranged for in time, the BMC would be forced to

  • Hours after registering FIR, complainant killed

    Mumbai : Barely three hours after registering an FIR at Kandivali police station on Friday evening, 24-year-old Bunty alias Rohit Gulab Chandra Pande was murdered near his residence in Gandhinagar at Kandivali (west) by four or five accused who could not be ‘traced’ in time by the police.  Around 6.30pm, the deceased Rohit and his friend Shailesh Singh had registered a FIR against the accused Aalam Khan (19) and his brother Aman

  • Mighty Sydney look to hit Lions for a six in finale

    Johannesburg : Invincible so far in the competition, Sydney Sixers are firm favourites for the title but South Africa’s enterprising Highveld Lions would look to upset the Australian powerhouse’s applecart when the two sides clash in the Champions League Twenty20 final here on Sunday.

  • It’s absolutely fair to play England on rank turners: Kohli

    New Delhi : Prolific middle order batsman Virat Kohli reckons that it will be “absolutely fair” if India take advantage of home conditions and make the visiting English side play on rank turners during their upcoming tour.

  • Roberts nets winner for Tata Power

    Mumbai :  Tata Power, comprising of former Tata Sports Club players, put to good advantage their vast experience to score a hard-fought 1-0 win against Saki Village Boys in a Second Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) League 2012-13, at St Xavier’s ground, Parel on Saturday afternoon. Seasoned Clarence Roberts netted the lone winning goal to help Tata Power claim all the three points.