Free Press Journal
  • If not for 2014, is Rahul rebuilding Congress for 2019 or 2024?


    In his interview with Arnab Goswami, Rahul Gandhi came across like Hamlet in the TV age, wanting his soliloquies to be discussed, to become part of the nation’s mainstream discourse. Arnab, on his part, was stuck in a groove: “You are avoiding a direct face-off with Narendra Modi Â…Â… with ModiÂ…Â… Modi”

  • WB to withdraw cases against Singur and Nandigram activists

    Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government which catapulted to power because of the Singur and Nandigram agitations, today decided to withdraw cases filed by the previous Left Front regime against activists there, including a present minister.

  • Mamata should first fulfill her duties as CM : Cong

    Kolkata: Mocking Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee’s ‘Delhi Chalo’ call, Congress today said she should first learn to fulfill her duties as Chief Minister and only then dream of becoming Prime Minister.

  • Jaitley takes a dig at Chidambaram

    New Delhi: The slanging match between P Chidambaram and Arun Jaitley refuses to end with the BJP leader today taking a dig at the Finance Minister saying he appears to be planning a life after retirement and practicing writing columns which will make “excellent” reading.

  • Government lowers 2012-13 economic growth to 4.5 pc from 5 pc

    New Delhi: The government today said the economy may have expanded by 4.5 per cent in 2012-13, compared with the earlier estimate of 5 per cent, on account of subdued performance in agriculture, mining and manufacturing.

  • Smoking rooms health hazard for kids, spouses

    New York: Non smokers beware! Frequently visiting smoking areas in houses, apartments, offices and hotels is just as deadly as first-hand or second-hand smoke, shows research.

  • Pawar, Digvijay, Goel among 37 elected unopposed to RS

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Congress leaders Motilal Vora, Digvijay Singh, Murli Deora and Kumari Selja, RPI’s Ramdas Athavale and Vijay Goel of BJP were among the 37 candidates elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha today from various states in the biennial polls.

  • Pakistani court issues warrant for Musharraf

    Islamabad: Pervez Musharraf’s legal woes mounted today as a Pakistani special court conducting his treason trial issued a bailable arrest warrant for the beleaguered former dictator and ordered his production on February 7.

  • No hurdle in creation of Telangana: Shinde

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today made it clear that there will be no hurdle in creation of Telangana during the tenure of UPA-II and the statehood bill will be passed in the coming session of Parliament beginning February 5.

  • Bappi Da, TV personalities join BJP

    New Delhi: Veteran Hindi music director of ‘Disco Dancer’ fame, Bappi Lahiri, and a few other film and TV personalities joined BJP today in the presence of party president Rajnath Singh here.

  • ​Hiccups in Cong’s Primary selection experiment;2 seats dropped

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi’s experiment of choosing Congress candidates for Lok Sabha polls through the “primary” system on the lines of the US appears to have suffered initial hiccups with two constituencies being dropped from the list of 16.

  • BJP has shown it wants social change: Athawale

    Nagpur: Republican Party of India leader Ramdas Athawale today said that the fact that BJP offered him the votes needed for getting elected to Rajya Sabha, instead of putting up its own candidate, meant it really wanted a social change.

  • Five elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Bihar

    Patna: Five candidates — three from the ruling Janata Dal-United and two from opposition BJP — were Friday declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar, an official said.

  • Six elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu

    Chennai: Four candidates of Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK and one each from DMK and CPI-M have been elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed from the state, an official release said Friday.