Free Press Journal
  • Rahul Gandhi calls his first Congress leaders’ meeting

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has called his first formal meeting with all general secretaries and senior functionaries of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Thursday, party sources here said.

  • Shiv Sena, MNS have incompatible ideologies: NCP

    Mumbai: Commenting on Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray’s purported extension of olive branch to MNS chief Raj Thackeray, NCP today said if the estranged Thackeray cousins wanted to come together, one of them would have to shed his ideology.

  • Setback for Kamal Haasan; HC stays release of Vishwaroopam

    Chennai: Screening of Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vishwaroopam’ in Tamil Nadu has been deferred again with the Madras High Court today setting aside a single judge’s order giving the green signal for the release even as the actor agreed to delete certain scenes considered offensive by Muslim outfits.

  • `Chocolate a tool for defending biodiversity’

    Madrid:  Chocolate is not only a food that allows artistic expression, but also a tool for defending biodiversity and sending the message that we have to take care of our planet, according to acclaimed French chocolatier Patrick Roger.

  • Oppose efforts aimed at derailing democracy: Pak PM

    Islamabad: As Pakistan moves towards its next general election, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf today warned that “anti-democratic forces and anti-state elements” were bent on creating a situation detrimental to democracy and stability.

  • ​US Senate confirms John Kerry as Secretary of State

    Washington: Veteran Senator John Kerry, known for his relationship-building skills, is all set to replace Hillary Clinton as the new US Secretary of State after the Senate overwhelmingly confirmed his nomination.

  • Akbar Owaisi sent to police custody

    Hyderabad: A court in Andhra Pradesh’s Nizamabad district Wednesday sent MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi to police custody for two days in another case related to his hate speech.

  • Transfusion of wrong blood leads to death, doc to pay Rs 5.38L

    New Delhi: A Kolkata-based doctor has been directed by the apex consumer commission to pay Rs 5.38 lakh to the son of a patient who died after he was given transfusion of a wrong blood type during surgery 12 years ago.

  • Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 65th death anniversary

    New Delhi: The nation on Wednesday remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 65th death anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leading the country in paying homage to the Father of the Nation.

  • Consultation process on Telangana still on: Shinde

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Wednesday refused to give any fresh deadline for making any announcement on Telangana, saying discussion on the issue was still on.

  • Internal intrigue in BJP denied second term to Gadkari: Vaidya

    Nagpur: Some senior BJP leaders conspired together to deny second consecutive term as party president to Nitin Gadkari and were also instrumental in supplying “material” to media against him, claimed RSS ideologue M G Vaidya.

  • SRK security row: Pak should worry about itself, says Naidu

    Panaji: Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s statement demanding security to Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan is an attempt by that country to hide its failures, senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu today said.

  • Congress stares at humiliating defeat in 2014 polls: Naidu

    Panaji: Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu today said Congress would be decimated in 2014 Lok Sabha elections owing to its failure on all fronts notwithstanding the emphasis that party is laying on projecting gen next leaders.

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    Post-Vishwaroopam debacle: Kamal Haasan threatens to shift to ‘secular’ lands

    Chennai: Veteran actor Kamal Haasan says that if the ban on his controversial film Vishwaroopam is not lifted, he might have to look out for a “secular state” and that can be out of the country. “I have lost all my property for the film, so I have nothing to lose, but choose now. If the judgment is not favourable for me, I have to look out for a secular state abroad.

  • Will welcome alliance offer, Uddhav Thackeray on Raj

    Mumbai: In signs of a thaw, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray today said he would welcome any offer of an alliance between his party and the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in the interests of the Marathi people.