Free Press Journal
  • Kejriwal invites Modi for open discussion in Varanasi

    New Delhi:  Amid the controversy of Narendra Modi’s rally being denied permission in the temple town, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal today “invited” the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate for an “open discussion” in Varanasi.

  • BJP should govern Bihar if Nitish falls: Thakur

    Patna: BJP leader C.P. Thakur Thursday said his party should form a government in Bihar if the Nitish Kumar government falls after the Lok Sabha election.

  • Mayawati

    BJP, SP enacting drama in Varanasi for poll gains: Mayawati

    Lucknow: Terming Narendra Modi’s rally being denied in the temple town and the ensuing protests from the saffron party leaders in Varanasi as a “new drama”, BSP supremo Mayawati has alleged that BJP in connivance with SP were “doing” this to influence the elections on the remaining seats in the state.

  • Babulal Marandi

    EC lets off Marandi with warning

    New Delhi:  The Election Commission today let off former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi with a “warning” for making a “deemed appeal” to pastors and bishops of various churches in Dumka for support in the Lok Sabha elections.

  • BJP protests in Varanasi against Election Commission

    Varanasi:  Thousands of BJP activists protested here Thursday against the Election Commission’s decision to cancel its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rallies. The party later said one of two rallies will be held following an eleventh hour green signal.

  • Husband, in-laws get 10 yrs jail in dowry death case

    New Delhi:  A man, along with his father and brother, have been sentenced to 10 years jail term by a Delhi court in a dowry death case in which his wife had died within a year of their marriage due to the torture meted out to her.

  • Political volunteers stream in ahead of high-profile battle

    Varanasi:  As political temperature hots up in this ancient temple town for the blockbuster fight, large number of volunteers of all three major players –Congress, BJP and Aam Aadmi Party– have streamed into the city from across the country to add muscle to the campaign of their candidates.

  • Meem Afzal

    BJP has proved that it does not respect constitutional bodies

    New Delhi: Commenting on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) decision to stage a protest against the Election Commission in Varanasi and Delhi, the Congress on Thursday said the former has proved that it does not respect constitutional bodies.

  • Eight Indians held with gold in Nepal in a week

    Kathmandu: The arrest of Indians involved in smuggled gold in Nepal has increased in recent times with the police arresting at least eight of them from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) within a week.

  • Immigrants in US ask Obama to end deportations

    Washington:  Thousands of immigrant mothers in the US Wednesday visited Washington urging President Barack Obama to use his executive power to halt deportation of immigrants.

  • Six under-trials booked for assaulting police personnel

    Nashik:  Six under-trials at the Nashik Central Jail, who were charged under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) last year, have been booked for attacking police personnel on duty and attempting to snatch their service revolver at a court here, police said today.

  • BJP mounts all-out attack on EC, RO over Modi rally

    Varanasi:  The BJP today mounted an all-out attack on the Election Commission over refusal of permission for holding a rally to Narendra Modi who questioned its neutrality while protests were held here and in Delhi demanding removal of the Returning Officer.

  • Road fatalities in Goa: 79 deaths in Jan-Mar

    Panaji:  The number of fatalities in road accidents across Goa have been swelling each day since the beginning of this year, with 79 deaths reported in the first three months, according to official data.

  • P. Chidambaram

    Chidambaram lauds NGO Asha’s efforts to empower slum dwellers

    New Delhi: The activities of Asha Society, an NGO established in 1988 to help Delhi’s slum communities, received a shot in the arm at a function hosted by the Australian High Commissioner, Mr. Patrick Suckling, on Wednesday evening.

  • Bomb kills eight in Pakistan

    Islamabad:  At least eight soldiers were killed Thursday when a remote-controlled bomb exploded in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region, a media report said.

  • BJP hits out at EC; calls it timid

    New Delhi/Varanasi:  Hitting out at the Election Commission, BJP today said “timid men can dwarf high offices” as the party protested against the refusal of permission for Narendra Modi’s rally in Varanasi.

  • Marines issue discussed during UN Chief’s visit to Italy

    United Nations: The issue of the two Italian marines currently awaiting trial in India over the killing of two Indian fishermen came up during Ban Ki-Moon’s meetings with Italian officials in Rome, a spokesperson for the UN Chief said here.

  • Berhampur MLA provided security after bomb blast

    Berhampur (Odisha): Security has been provided to Berhampur BJD MLA R C Chyaupatnaik after the bomb blast near his house here on Monday, police said today.

  • International media descends to cover Varanasi poll battle

    Varanasi:  As election juggernaut rolls on, the international media has descended in large number on this temple town to cover the most high-profile battle involving Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal, both of whom figure in a recent Time magazine list of the world’s 100 most influential people.