Free Press Journal
  • ​Ignoring Rahul, Khurshid stands by his ‘impotent’ remark

    Farrukhabad: Notwithstanding Rahul Gandhi’s disapproval, Union minister Salman Khurshid today said he stood by his remark, in which he had dubbed Narendra Modi as “impotent” due to his “inability” to control riots.

  • Laxman: BJP’s Dalit face felled by `sting’ journalism

    Hyderabad: Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman, who died here this evening, would be remembered as one of the party’s leading Dalit face who was brought down by `sting journalism’ and never recovered from the blow.

  • Nitish beats utensil to protest denial of spl status to Bihar

    Patna: On the eve of Bihar bandh called by ruling JD(U), Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today led his cabinet colleagues and party activists in beating utensils to protest against the Centre denying special category status to the state on the lines of the one given to Seemandhra.

  • Baloch rights activist hopes to trace ‘missing persons’ soon

    Islamabad: Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi march, a 72-year-old Pakistani rights activist who has walked over 2,000 km to seek justice for “missing people” in the restive Balochistan province, today said he believed the issue would soon be resolved.

  • HC asks Tiruvallur collector to look into encroachment charges

    Chennai: Madras High Court has directed the District Collector of neighbouring Thiruvallur district to ascertain whether land falling in the course of Koasthalai River in Tiruverkadu locality had been encroached.

  • Minor Dalit girl raped

    Moga: A case of abduction and rape of a minor Dalit girl has come to light here with police registering a complaint in the matter.

  • Kejriwal should apologise for not sacking Bharti: Cong

    New Delhi: Delhi Congress today demanded an “unconditional apology” from AAP leader and former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for backing Somnath Bharti over the latter’s role in the midnight raid episode involving some women from Africa.

  • Parrikar amending Act to allow Sahara’s offshore casino: Cong

    Panaji: Goa Congress today accused Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of proposing to amend the Gambling Act to allow the Sahara Group-owned offshore casino vessel to operate in the state waters, a charge dismissed by ruling BJP as “cheap election gimmicks”.

  • NCP leader Mete lashes out at Bhujbal over PAC report

    Mumbai: Member of Legislative Council and NCP leader Vinayak Mete today lashed out at his senior party colleague and state PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal after the latter called him a traitor over the report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

  • Pakistani Taliban announces ceasefire, govt welcomes move

    Islamabad/Peshawar: The Pakistani Taliban today announced a month-long ceasefire to facilitate the resumption of peace talks suspended by the government over the recent execution of 23 troops.

  • Parrikar quotes Ramayana to defend Modi cult in BJP

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar drew a parallel with the Ramayana Saturday to defend the cult within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vis-a-vis its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

  • Ex-BJP president Laxman passes away in political wilderness

    Hyderabad: Bangaru Laxman, the first dalit leader to head BJP, who had to make an ignominius exit after being caught on camera taking bribe of Rs one lakh to push a fictitious defence deal, died today aged 74.

  • Cong downplays Gen’s move, parties demand ‘cooling off’ period

    New Delhi: With former Army Chief V K Singh joining BJP, political parties today demanded that government frame rules for ‘cooling off’ period for officials, who wish to affiliate with political parties after retirement, even as Congress downplayed the development.

  • Yasin’s perfume shop used to set up IM’s Darbhanga module: NIA

    New Delhi: A perfume shop of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal in Karnataka became the hub in 2001 for establishment of the Darbhanga module which plotted a string of terror attacks in the country, the NIA has said.

  • Mid-day meal scheme should not be teachers’ responsibility: HC

    Mumbai: In a significant order, the Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government not to impose the burden of managing mid-day meal scheme for students on teachers, calling it “non-educational work”.

  • Cong woman killed by husband for ‘kissing’ Rahul, SP denies

    Jorhat (Assam): A controversy has arisen over the death of a woman allegedly killed by her husband for “kissing” Rahul Gandhi, but top police officials and the local Congress MLA have denied her presence during his interaction with women party workers in Jorhat this week.