Free Press Journal
  • Guru wanted quick end, UPA govt denied him that!

    New Delhi : Stressing that he wanted a quick end to his ordeal, parliament attack convict Afzal Guru had in 2008 doubted if the UPA government could ever reach a decision on his case. In what was perhaps his last interview, the death row convict had told India Abroad News Service that life had become hell and he did not wish to be “part of the living dead”.

  • Afzal was remorseless till the end

    New Delhi : After an immediate reaction of being “shaken up” on getting the news of his impending execution on Friday evening, Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was “remorseless” when taken to the gallows this morning.

  • Kin of martyrs ready to take back medals

    New Delhi/Jaipur : Nearly seven years after they returned the gallantry medals protesting delay in hanging of Afzal Guru, family members of Parliament attack martyrs today said they were now ready to accept the honour.

  • Afzal goes UPA scores

    Govt hangs Kashmiri militant Afzal who was on death row for the last 10 years after his conviction in the abortive Parliament attack case.

  • Decision apolitical, says Govt

    Chennai : The government today rejected any political or electoral considerations behind hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and said the decision “furthers the cause of justice and national security.” “There has been some narrative in media that the decision (to hang Guru) was motivated by electoral considerations. Nothing is more false. The government decisions on internal security are devoid of political considerations,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told reporters

  • Masterstroke for Shinde

    New Delhi : Sushilkumar Shinde’s nearly six months in office as Union home minister have seen hangings of two major terror convicts – Ajmal Amir Kasab and Afzal Guru – depicting a sense of determination of the UPA government to deal with terrorism cases and signalling his firmness on the issue, say officials and analysts.

  • Amrita thanks people for loving her character

    Ujjain:  ‘ I love you all for loving my character and love the earth most,’ Bade acche lagte hain, ( Sony TV) child artiste Amrita Mukherjee alias Pihu candidly told a press conference held at Press Club here on Saturday night.

  • 30,000 sq ft land handed over to industries dept

    UJJAIN: As per the directives of Collector BM Sharma, 30,000 square feet government land located at Naagziri Dewas Road was handed over to the industries department.

  • People’s Conference wants Farooq to pull out of UPA

    Mumbai: Condemning Afzal Guru’s hanging, the People’s Conference has termed it as a political decision aimed at gaining political dividends for the next general elections in 2014. The party led by Sajjad Lone though has not called for any agitation in protest of this, but has appealed to National Conference led by Farooq Abdullah to withdraw support to the UPA government.

  • Loading vehicle hits motorbike; one killed, two hurt

    Ujjain: A loading vehicle hit a motorbike leaving one dead and two others injured at Shastri Nagar on Saturday evening. Agitated mob damaged the vehicle after its driver escaped from the spot.

  • Rs 10 lakh more seized from kin of Agrawal

    Indore : The Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI), on Saturday, seized Rs 10 lakh more from a relative of tax consultant Mahesh Agarwal. The money was obtained to be distributed as bribes.

  • My Dear Bapu

    Complied, edited and annotated by Gopalkrishna Gandhi, in a manner he believes his father, Devadas, would have approved, these letters are accompanied by a deeply felt and illuminating introduction. They  offer us a rare glimpse into the lives of two of the tallest Indians of our age,  when idealism rode strong but was  also challenged.

  • 16 labourers hurt in road mishap

    Ujjain : Sixteen labourers sustained injuries after a matador turned turtle near Mahidpur on Saturday.  According to Dongla police, the matador carrying 20 labourers to Dongla village turned turtle near Mahidpur Road on Saturday morning after the driver lost control over the vehicle. More than 16 labourers received injuries in accident.

  • This yr’s drought is worse than that of 1972: Chavan

    Mumbai : Stating that the drought in the State this year is more severe than that of 1972, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday asked Congress workers to reach out to the people and inform them about the government’s efforts to bring relief.

  • Clown workshop tickles the unabashed and the shy

    Mumbai : “When we encounter anything that is not logical, we call it an act of God. But when things stop being logical, then humour comes out. It is all the doing of the divinest entity of all – The Clown God. Each one of us have his gifts.”

  • Lisbon The flavour of a bygone era

    UDAY K. CHAKRABORTY says that Lisbon, the capital of Portugal is just not about visiting a city but experiencing a flavour of an early era.

  • Four Score & More

    The book is a chronicle of the institution in the past eighty years, its growth, the various personalities who were at the helm of affairs and the incidents and episodes that went into the making of a unique cultural icon.

  • No end to BRTS woes

    Indore : The work on BRTS Corridor never seems to end. When citizens thought that work on the corridor is nearing completion, now work has began on widening the motor vehicle lane from Industry House to LIG Trisection.