Free Press Journal
  • Omar’s ‘make-up kit’ remark sparks women’s protest

    Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s “make-up kit” remark on Saturday led to a protest by state’s women panchayat members, who termed the statement as an “insult” to women, reports PTI.

  • Transforming Trash To Terrific Art

    “We can recycle your Electronic waste. Nature cannot!” shouts a fifteen feet huge skull at the entrance of India Art Festival, Mumbai. The voice behind this installation is that of a young social entrepreneur, Mr. Gaurav Mardia, proprietor of E-Incarnation Recycling Pvt. Ltd. (ERPL), willing to help you build a greener future. The sculpture is created with the help of practiced artist Mr. Sukant Panigrahy using primarily E-waste and scrap components, and

  • Siddhu calls Keshubhai anti-national

    Gandhinagar : If Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s ‘maut ka saudagar’ line cost her party heavy in the 2007 polls in Gujarat, BJP MP Navjyot Singh Siddhu’s incendiary remark calling his onetime Gujarat party patriarch and present GPP president Keshubhai Patel anti-national is likely to extract a heavy price for the ruling party this time over.

  • Time for Sachin to retire?

    Tendulkar has been performing below par and someone would say badly in the last ten Tests. Time for him to hang up his boots, say his critics. No, he has a lot of cricket left in him say his admirers. SUMEET NAIK takes a look at the brewing controversy.

  • Modi is fit: Sushma

    Vadodara : Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj today said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is fit to become the Prime Minister of the country, reports PTI.

  • Beed blast leaves agencies clueless

    Mumbai : The Anti-Terrorist Squad and the National Investigating Agency which is probing the Beed blast of a radio set have not refrained the terror angle in the case uptill now. However, the remaining samples found from the house of bus conductor Om Ramesh Nimbalkar (32), where the blast took place, has been sent to a forensic laboratory for testing.

  • Kaun banega PM? Mulayam a good choice: Tiwari

    Lucknow :  Senior Congress leader and former CM of Uttar Pradesh Narayan Dutt Tiwari on Saturday said he wished Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav to lead the country as the Prime Minister. Both Yadav and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had come to meet Tiwari, who is on a visit to Lucknow. Tiwari has been quite vocal in the recent past over his growing disillusionment on being ignored by the Congress

  • Khurshid writes to Clinton seeking Headley extradition

    New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has written to his US counterpart Hillary Clinton requesting for extradition of Pakistani-American LeT terrorist and Mumbai terror accused David Headley and his accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana, reports PTI.

  • UP CM orders probe into honour killing

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged dishonour killing of Abdul Hakim in Bulandshahar district. Abdul was shot dead by some persons in the Aroli village of Bulandshahar on Thursday last (November 22).

  • Swamy threatens to move court: cash transfer

    New Delhi : A day after BJP moved the Election Commission aga-inst the UPA’s direct cash transfer scheme, NDA constituent Janata Party today threatened to approach court terming the scheme as “unconstitutional, reports PTI.” Addressing party convention, its chief Subramanian Swamy said the whole issue smells of another scandal and it is something one should oppose.

  • Deal struck: Mittal’s French plant takeover averted

    Paris/London : In a deal that averts nationalisation of its Florange plant, ArcelorMittal has committed to the socialist French government it will not lay off any worker at the steel facility and make a fresh investment of 180 million euros (USD 233.6 million), reports PTI.

  • Mani Shankar Aiyar faces privilege motion

    New Delhi : Three BJP MPs have moved a notice for breach of privilege in the Rajya Sabha against Mani Shankar Aiyar, a nominated MP of the House who later declared Congress as his party, for calling MPs “Jaanwar” in a TV debate on Thursday night.

  • Zee case: DCP to explain lapse

    New Delhi : The hearing on bail pleas of Zee group editors, accused of attempting to extort Rs 100 crore from a firm of Congress MP Naveen Jindal, was deferred today by a Delhi court to December 3 due to absence of the prosecutor and the investigating officer. Irked over the non-appearance of the two, Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao also asked a senior police officer to explain the lapse.

  • Raided builders had links with top politicos, bureaucrats

    BHOPAL: The income tax ( IT) raids on four big builders of the city have sensationalised the political and administrative circles. Indus Builders, Saumya Builders, Fortune Builders and Amrit Homes have connections with leaders of BJP and Congress and they are also close to some bureaucrats, who are said to have invested their black money in the projects of these builders.

  • ‘Chinese leaders lack wisdom to resolve border rows’

    New Delhi : China wants to resolve territorial disputes with its neighbours including India but the country’s leadership do not have the “wisdom” to solve them, a Beijing-based think tank said today, reports PTI.

  • Varsity officers call meet, to strike work from Dec 5

    Bhopal: While the semester examinations are going on in almost all state universities, the MP State University Service Officers’ Association decided to hold an emergency meeting on Sunday on DAVV premises in Indore and announce strike from December 5. All registrars, deputy registrars and assistant registrars will participate in a token strike for three days from December 5 and will go on indefinite strike from December 10.