Free Press Journal
  • Afghan deputy minister kidnapped: officials

    Kabul:  An senior Afghan government official was kidnapped along with his driver on his way to work in Kabul today, an interior ministry official said.

  • Youths mercilessly beat doctor to death over eve-teasing

    Meerut: A 42-year-old doctor has been mercilessly beaten to death allegedly by three youths, after the victim had protested harassing of his daughter by the accused in the district’s Inchauli area, police said today.

  • Bengal casts first votes for Lok Sabha Thursday

    Kolkata:  Will the ruling Trinamool Congress further consolidate its position in West Bengal and emerge as a force nationally? Or will the communists succeed in reversing their downward slide? Or will the BJP make the difference between their success and failure in the Lok Sabha polls, beginning Thursday in the state?

  • SC declines to stay trial court proceedings against Kejriwal

    New Delhi:  The Supreme Court today declined to stay the proceedings in the trial court in a defamation case filed by Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal’s son Amit against former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leaders Shazia Ilmi, Prashant Bhushan and Manish Sisodia.

  • AAP’s low-cost, high-impact campaign in Karnataka

    Bangalore:  The AAP, which shot to national fame after an impressive showing in the Delhi assembly elections, is racing against time to woo voters with a “low-cost but high-impact campaign” for the Lok Sabha election in Karnataka where polling is due Thursday.

  • Transgenders socially, economically backward: SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday said that transgenders should be treated a third category and would be considered as socially and economically backward classes and as such entitled to job reservation.

  • It is ‘comedy of errors’ by Varun Gandhi: Cong

    Sultanpur: Varun Gandhi contesting from BJP and describing this seat as his late father Sanjay Gandhi’s ‘karambhoomi’ is seen as “comedy of errors” by his opponent Congress’ Amita Singh, who asserts that while bringing in these emotions, he forgets that his father was a Congressman.

  • Jaitley takes pot shots at Cong over Sonia’s TV messages

    New Delhi:  BJP leader Arun Jaitley today took potshots at Congress over the televised messages of Sonia Gandhi, saying that the party had been forced to change its principal communicator since Rahul Gandhi’s speeches to the people were “not working”.

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav

    Poll panel unfair, prejudiced against SP: Mulayam

    Lucknow:  Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has targeted the Election Commission (EC) by saying the gag order on SP leader Azam Khan was “unjust and prejudiced”.

  • Eunuchs be treated as 3rd gender: SC

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court today recognised transgenders or eunuchs as third category of gender and directed Centre and states to grant them all facilities including voters ID, passport and driving licence.

  • Modi becoming PM is fantasy: Mamata

    Kolkata:  Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister is a “fantasy”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said while dismissing any comparisons with her state and Gujarat as a comparison between a rich, privileged child and an undernourished, neglected one.

  • Uttarakhand govt taking steps for smooth Char Dham yatra

    Dehradun: With just a fortnight to go for the start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage, Uttarakhand government is giving final touches to preparations for the yatra route to ensure a smooth and trouble-free journey for the devotees en route to the four Himalayan shrines.

  • Jogi’s political fate, Raman’s image at stake

    Raipur: The three parliamentary constituencies of Chhattisgarh that go to polls Thursday assume significance as the  outcome would determine the political fate of Congress veteran Ajit Jogi as well as the public image of Chief Minister Raman Singh.

  • Robotic submarine aborts its first search for missing plane

    Perth: A robotic submarine deployed to locate the missing Malaysian plane’s black boxes on the floor of the Indian Ocean today aborted its first search as it encountered water deeper than its operating limits of 4.5 km.