Free Press Journal
  • Shinde playing vote-bank politics, asserts Jaitley

    NEW DELHI : Rajya Sabha Opposition leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday lashed out at Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde announcing to write to all chief ministers to review terrorism cases against members of the minority community, saying it will be unconstitutional and illegal.

  • Hafiz Saeed against ‘secret deal’ on Kashmir

    Lahore : Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed on Saturday warned the Pakistan government against striking a “secret deal” with India on the Kashmir issue, reports PTI.


    Egg hurled at AAP’s  press conference
    Aam Aadmi Party’s press conference being addressed by Kumar Vishwas was briefly disrupted by a youth on Saturday who threw an egg and raised slogans against the poet-turned politician. The youth, Saif Jafari, is said to be the spokesman of Mulayam Singh Youth Brigade’s Bijnore unit.
    As the press meet started, Jafari threw an egg towards Vishwas and waived a paper stating that Vishwas had hurt religious sentiments

  • We work more but not good at marketing: Rahul

    Bangalore : Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said Congress works more but is not good at marketing, unlike opposition parties, reports PTI. 

  • CBI slacking in coal scam probe, says BJP

    New Delhi : BJP on Saturday demanded a speedy and fair probe into the coal block allocation scam, alleging that the CBI has not questioned the ministers of state in the coal ministry and officials in the PMO about their alleged role in the affair, reports PTI.

  • Survey identifies 13 Kalva buildings as dangerous

    Thane : Thirteen buildings in Kalva have been identified as ‘very dangerous’ in a survey carried out by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) in December. The survey came a month after the collapse of ‘Annapurna’ building and demolition of ‘Ruheen Manzil’

  • Muslim body demands special tribunals to probe terror cases

    Mumbai : Jamait Ulema Maharashtra, a Muslim religious organisation, on Saturday lamented that many Muslim youths were languishing in jails on false charges of terrorism, and demanded special tribunals headed by retired judges to probe such cases.


    Shatrughan Sinha’s omission from BJP committee raises speculation on whether he has been sidelined for shooting his mouth off on matters not in tune with party (more…)

  • PM lays foundation for cancer centre

    MUMBAI: Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has laid the foundation stone for the Hadron Therapy Centre in Mumbai to provide focused radiation therapy to cancer patients. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh said it was the first such facility in India. “This is the first such facility in India and it places India among the select group of countries in the world to offer this advance treatment method for cancer,” he said. The

  • Comatose Sharon gets final release

    Sharon was revered in Israel as “Mr Security” and reviled across the Arab world as the “butcher of Sabra and Shatila” (more…)

  • Non-Cong, non-BJP outfit likely by Feb, says Karat

    Kochi : To effectively counter Narendra Modi, non-Congress “secular” parties will finalise some concrete electoral alliance by early February, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday said, reports PTI. 

  • Mega block to be held today

    MUMBAI: A mega block will be carried out from 10.35 am to 15.35 pm on Sunday on Up and Down local slow line between Borivali and Bhayandar. During the block, all slow line trains will be diverted to fast lines between Borivali and Vasai Road. All Vasai Road, Nallasopara and Virar Down local line trains will be diverted to fast line from Goregaon. During the block period, all local trains terminating at

  • Gag on CPM cadres

    Kochi : General Secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday cautioned cadres against posting their views on party matters on social networking and blogging sites, saying such acts were against party discipline. 

  • Sena’s poll drive will start with Thackeray’s birth anniversary

    MUMBAI: Shiv Sena will kickstart its Lok Sabha campaign on January 23, the birth anniversary of the late Bal Thackeray, with a rally to be attended by party workers from all over the state at Somaiya Ground in central Mumbai. Sources said the party would start its campaign for the coming elections by paying homage to Thackeray, the late Sena patriarch. The elections are being seen as a big test for Uddhav

  • Ershad becomes oppn leader

    Dhaka: Raushan Ershad, a senior member of the Jatiya Party and wife of former Bangladesh president H.M. Ershad, was Saturday declared the leader of the opposition in the country’s 10th parliament.
    A gazette naming her as the leader of the opposition was published by the parliament secretariat, Bhim Charan Roy, additional secretary of the secretariat, told

  • Mystery shrouds death of college girl on tracks

    BHAYANDAR: Mystery shrouds the death of an 18-year-old college student who according to the railway police was run over by a local train between Mira Road and Dahisar Railway station at about 6:45 pm on Friday. The identity of the deceased has been ascertained as- Afsana Amir Smnani (18), a HSC student of a college in Andheri. A native of Yevatmal, Afsana stayed at a girl’s hostel near her college. The spot

  • High Five theme: Fathers

    The Road
    Based on a Pulitzer prize-winning Cormac McCarthy novel, a father (Viggo Mortensen) and son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) struggle for survival in a post-apocalyptic world after most humans have turned to cannibalism. They head for the coast and warmth but before they get to it they have to cross the vast deadly wasteland. In a flashback it is revealed that