Free Press Journal
  • Lanka admits to torture of women recruits

    Colombo :  Sri Lanka’s military admitted on Saturday soldiers had abused and tortured female recruits, a rare admission of guilt after years of allegations over its personnel’s treatment of Tamil rebels during an uprising, reports AFP. ‘

  • Empowering people is not BJP’s forte: Rahul

    Pratapgarh :  Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a frontal attack on BJP, charging it with pursuing “politics of strife” and questioning its alliance with Shiv Sena even as he rubbished Narendra Modi’s claims of development in Gujarat, reports PTI.

  • Cong poll manifesto to be released on March 26

    New Delhi :  The much-talked-about Congress manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls will be out on March 26, reports PTI. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is expected to release the manifesto at a function at the AICC headquarters here in the presence of top party leaders, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, a senior party figure said.

  • Rajnath calls up Uddhav as ties head downhill

    New Delhi :  A day after Shiv Sena announced fielding candidates in UP and other states, BJP president Rajnath Singh on Saturday reached out to Uddhav Thackeray even as the Sena Chief ticked off BJP for “insulting” L K Advani over the ticket issue, reflecting strained ties, reports PTI.

  • Venue set for Pak, Taliban direct talks

    Islamabad :  Pakistan’s negotiators have agreed on a location to hold direct peace talks with the Taliban, the head of the militant group’s negotiation committee said on Saturday.

  • Digvijay accuses BJP of engineering defections

    New Delh : Questioning BJP’s claim of a wave in favour of its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Digvijay Singh on Saturday  accused the party of engineering defections, reports PTI.


    Party tickets to Kalraj Mishra, Jagdambika Pal, Hema Malini, V K Singh and Shyama Charan Gupta, among others, have caused serious heartburn and anger among workers.

  • Sena bats for ‘isolated’ Advani

    Its Saamna editorial advises the oldest ally to respect its senior leaders, particularly those who have ‘sacrificed a lot for building the party’.

  • Dharamshala : Rest house for the Exiles

    UDAY K. CHAKRABORTY says that Dharamshala is both, a spiritual experience for some and an excellent retreat from heat for others.

  • A Green Temple in the Desert

    India has thousands of temples, small and big. Unfortunately, most of them reek of waste and dirt around once the devotees leave. The Salasar temple in Rajasthan shows how there is possibility of eco-friendly temples, reports REKHA PAL.

  • ON Hinduism

    This book examines many of the most crucial and contestedissues in Hinduism, from the time of the Vedas to the present day.

  • Madrasa Medicine

    The confrontation between Mullahs of the Lal Masjid, supported by students of male and female ‘madrasas’ run by them, with Pakistani constabulary and soldiers caused heavy loss of life. It has lessons which we Indians would do well to keep in mind.


    Jaya goes all guns blazing for 40 seats

    TN CM has virtually placed herself as a messiah of the masses, making her 33-month governance initiatives th

  • Setback to NCP: Corporator Ravi Vyas joins saffron party

    Bhayandar :  Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Mira Bhayandar unit of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), suffered a major setback on Saturday after one of their prominent corporators and youth icons- Advocate Ravi Vyas quit the party and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with his supporters and hundreds of office-bearers of the local NCP wing.

  • Tribute to Khushwant Singh “Mayawati Phenomena”

    All kinds of explanations have been given by political analysts for the spectacular and unexpected triumph of Mayawati at the recently held state elections in Uttar Pradesh without getting to the bottom of the truth.

  • Sena in fix over Gholap conviction

    Mumbai :  The recent conviction of Shiv Sena leader Babanrao Gholap in disproportionate assets case has put the party in a fix.

  • First look into all cases pending against you: Chidu tells Amma

    Pudukottai (TN) :  In a blistering counter attack against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa a day after she questioned his victory in last polls and slammed his economic policies, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday accused her of making ‘sweeping charges’ ignorant of cases pending against herself.

  • Raj Babbar rebuffed by poll official

    Ghaziabad: Congress Lok Sabha candidate Raj Babbar was Saturday rebuffed by the Ghaziabad assistant returning officer (ARO) when the actor-turned-politician requested the official to file his nomination papers ahead of other applicants who were waiting in queue.