Free Press Journal
  • Jawaharlal Nehru: His story is not simply history

    In January 1889, or so the story goes, Motilal Nehru, a 27-year-old lawyer from Allahabad, travelled to the Hindu holy town of Rishikesh, weighed down by personal tragedy. Married as a teenager, in keeping with custom, he had soon been widowed, losing both his wife and his first-born son in childbirth. In due course he had married again, an exquisitely beautiful woman named Swarup Rani Kaul.

  • Rajapaksa Sri Lanka

    Rajapaksa orders release of all Indian fishermen

    Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapaksa today mordered the release of all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody as a goodwill gesture ahead of his visit to India to attend the swearing-in of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi.

  • Money

    Modi effect: Forex reserves up $11 billion since April

    Mumbai: India’s forex reserve rose by close to USD 11 billion so far this fiscal on the back of massive inflows from overseas investors, who pumped in dollars into the domestic market on expectation of a strong and stable government under Narendra Modi.

  • 10,000 security personnel for Modi swearing-in

    New Delhi: Around 10,000 security personnel will be deployed in and around Rashtrapati Bhavan when Narendra Modi takes oath as India’s new prime minister Monday.

  • Hemraj’s widow condemns invite to Sharif

    Mathura: The invitation extended to Nawaz Sharif for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony has not gone down well with the widow of martyred Indian soldier Hemraj, who today demanded that the Pakistan premier either bring back her husband’s head or condemn the barbarous killing.

  • India, Pak must resolve Kashmir issue once for all: Hurriyat

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference today said the leadership of India and Pakistan need to “boldly” move forward towards the start of a full-fledged peace process for resolving Kashmir issue “once for all”.

  • Engage Modi but be on guard: former Pakistani diplomat

    Islamabad: It is good to engage a Narendra Modi-led India but Islamabad must remain on guard vis-a-vis New Delhi, a former Pakistani ambassador to the UN said in remarks published Sunday.

  • Moroccan king congratulates Modi, pledges cooperation

    Rabat: King Mohammed VI, the King of Morocco, has sent a congratulatory letter to Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister-designate, on the victory of his Bharatiya Janata Party in the parliamentary elections and conveyed his sincere wishes for success of his “noble mission”.

  • Ukrainians vote to elect new president

    Kiev: Voting started in Ukraine Sunday to elect a new president after months of unrest in the country following ouster of president Viktor Yanukovych in February.

  • Pakistan frees 59 Indian prisoners

    Islamabad: Pakistan Sunday released 59 Indian prisoners as a goodwill gesture ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi, officials said.

  • Islamabad blasts a warning from militants: Police

    Islamabad: The twin bombings in the Pakistani capital were a warning by militants against a military operation in North Waziristan that killed more than 80 rebels, a media report said Sunday.

  • Global events to mark 25 years of Dalai Lama’s Nobel Prize

    Dharamsala: Nobel Peace laureates will attend a programme in India in October to mark the silver jubilee of the conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, an organiser said here Sunday.

  • See something wrong in NDMC area? Just click!

    New Delhi: People in the NDMC area here need not fret any more. If they see poor civic amenities, they only have to click and use a photo-based app to alert the civic agency.

  • Modi’s vision bodes well for a clean India

    I run a think tank where we focus on the image and imagination of India and, among many other issues related to leadership development, we are passionate about a clean India.