Free Press Journal
  • Pepper spray used in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: A Congress parliamentarian from Andhra Pradesh Thursday used pepper spray inside the Lok Sabha to disrupt proceedings, following which the house was adjourned till 2 p.m..

  • Sonia Gandhi to launch poll campaign in Kerala on Saturday

    Thiruvananthapuram: AICC chief Sonia Gandhi will launch the party’s Lok Sabha poll campaign in Kerala at a special convention to be held in Kochi on February 15 even as the state Congress is yet to complete seat-sharing within the ruling UDF it heads.

  • DMK,allies stage walkout in TN assembly

    Chennai:  DMK and its alliance parties today walked out of the Budget session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly alleging that certain traditions over budget were not being maintained.

  • Three Seemandhra legislators quit Congress

    Hyderabad: Three Congress party legislators from Seemandhra announced their resignations here Thursday, minutes before union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde rose to table the Telangana bill in the Lok Sabha.

  • Three Cong MLAs quit party over Telangana issue

    Hyderabad: The ruling Congress suffered a set back in Andhra Pradesh today as three MLAs from coastal region quit the party in protest against the bifurcation of the state.

  • Raj HC seeks explanation on creamy layer concept

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court has asked the state government to explain as to why the concept of creamy layer cannot be made applicable in benefits extended under reservation to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories.

  • Plea in HC against holding session outside Assembly withdrawn

    New Delhi:  A petition seeking to restrain AAP-led government from holding special assembly session in a stadium to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill was today withdrawn after the Delhi High Court termed it as “pre-mature” on the ground that no such decision has been taken so far by the LG.

  • Nancy Powell meets Modi, discusses US-India ties

    Gandhinagar: US Ambassador Nancy Powell Thursday met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is BJP prime ministerial nominee, in the state capital here and discussed US-India ties.

  • IIT Roorkee student commits suicide

    Dehradun: An IIT Roorkee student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan inside his room in the hostel premises at Roorkee in Haridwar, police said today.

  • Afghanistan frees detainees US calls ‘dangerous’

    Kabul: Afghanistan released 65 accused militants from a former US prison today despite protests from the American military, which says that the men are Taliban fighters who will likely return to the battlefield to kill coalition and Afghan forces.

  • AAP defers tabling Jan Lokpal bill

    New Delhi: The AAP government has decided not to table the Jan Lokpal bill in the assembly Thursday, a source said.

  • AP Assembly disrupted again over Telangana issue   

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Assembly was adjourned for an hour today after TRS members and some Congress and TDP legislators from Telangana region raised slogans in support of separate statehood, disrupting proceedings.

  • NGT seeks response from coal, power utilities on pollution

    Nagpur: The National Green Tribunal has taken serious note of alarming pollution caused by thermal power plants in Vidarbha using inferior quality coal, in violation of Ministry of Environment and Forests’ norms.