Free Press Journal
  • Don’t alienate middle class: Sonia Gandhi

    People were fed up with corruption, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi told party workers here Friday, noting an increasingly assertive middle class can’t be allowed to be alienated from the political process.
    “Aided by the tools of the modern world- television, social media, mobile phones and the internet, today’s India is better informed and better equipped to communicate,” said Gandhi while addressing the ‘chintan shivir’ here.

  • Armstrong at last admits to doping

    Cyclist Lance Armstrong has finally admitted that he used performance enhancing drugs during his racing days, including the time when he won seven Tour de France titles.

  • Civilised behaviour must, says Sonia after Khar’s talks offer

    With beheading of an Indian soldier by Pakistani troops clearly weighing on her mind, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi today said India’s dialogue with its immediate neighbours must be based on accepted principles of civilised behaviour.   “Better and closer relations with our immediate neighbours will not only make for regional peace – they will also have apositive impact on some of our own border states.

  • Avoid pompous display of wealth: Sonia to party leaders

    Don’t indulge in pompous displays of wealth, lead a simple life and be rooted, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi told party workers at a meeting here Friday.”Celebrating weddings, festivals and happy events is one thing. But what of lavish and ostentatious displays of wealth, pomp and status? Does this not beg the question, where is this wealth coming from,” Sonia Gandhi told party leaders at the meeting.

  • When freedom fighters made Mahatma Gandhi cry

    Mahatma Gandhi once wept when some freedom fighters told him that after seeing a victim of mass rape, they deviated from non-violence against the British, President Pranab Mukherjee said at an event Friday.

  • Asian investors worried about buying homes with ghosts (The Funny Side)

    Asian investors are outraged after a US court last week said home-sellers no longer have to reveal that their houses were the locations of “shocking or terrible deeds”, which one presumes means murders, suicides, massacres, people watching Glee, people eating bacon ice cream sundaes, etc.

  • You can now buy annual Railway pass

    Mumbai : The Central Railway has launched a new scheme for suburban commuters in which they can take a second class season ticket for six months to a year.

  • Actress-VJ Sophiya Haque passes away in London

    London : Actress and popular VJ Sophiya Haque died in a hospital on Thursday. She was 41. Haque was suffering from pneumonia and had been undergoing tests during which she is believed to have developed a clot in her lungs; she passed away in her sleep.

  • Headley’s aide Rana gets just 14 yrs in jail

    Chicago : Tahawwur Rana, an accomplice of convicted terrorist David Headley, was on Thursday night sentenced to 14 years in jail followed by five years of supervised release by a US court for providing material support to Pakistan-based LeT and for backing a plot to strike a Danish newspaper.

  • HALF-BAKED REFORM

    New Delhi : In a bold reform gambit, the Union Cabinet has decided on partial deregulation of diesel to allow oil companies to raise the price on their own, as is the case with petrol, until they stop incurring losses.

  • Air India grounds its dream fleet

    New Delhi : The entire 50-strong global fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner, including six aircraft of Air India, were grounded on Thursday as US regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration, asked airlines to cease operations of these planes temporarily till a battery fire risk was corrected.

  • VIP security: SC wants list

    Why are ‘all and sundry’ being given police protection, SC asks govt.

  • India plays hardball

    New Delhi refuses to take Hina Rabbani Khar’s bait: After accusing India of war mongering, Khar seeks foreign-minister-level talks.

  • Army itching to rule Pak

    Whatever the grievance, it does not make sense to seek the dissolution of  Parliament a few months before the end of its five-year term and, then, to hand over the charge of Pakistan to an interim government backed by the army. But that is exactly what the Canada-returned cleric, Tahir-ul-Qadri, demands of the present civilian government in Islamabad.