Free Press Journal
  • Celebrations after Modi’s swearing in, congratulations pour in

    New Delhi: Celebrations erupted in the national capital and other parts of the country as Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister this evening with BJP workers and supporters distributing sweets and setting off firecrackers while greetings poured in for the new government.

  • Barrack Obama

    Obama looks forward to working with Modi-led govt

    Washington: US President Barack Obama today congratulated Narendra Modi on being sworn-in as India’s 15th Prime Minister and said he looks forward to working with the new leader to strengthen the strategic partnership.

  • UP, Maha get lion’s share in Union Cabinet

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh, where BJP’s stunning performance in Lok Sabha elections helped it come to power on its own, has got the lion’s share of nine members in the 46-member council of ministers which was sworn in today.

  • Modi’s mother watches son’s coronation

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Hiraben, who could not attend her son’s swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan today, ensured she keeps pace with the developments on television.

  • Smriti Irani

    The bahu on small screen makes it big in Modi ministry

    New Delhi: From being one of the most popular faces on the small screen to taking on Rahul Gandhi in a high-profile Lok Sabha poll battle in Amethi, Smriti Irani’s induction in the Narendra Modi ministry represents a crowning glory in her political career.

  • V K Singh, a former Army Chief now a Minister

    New Delhi: Controversial former Army Chief Gen V K Singh, who was made the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Narendra Modi government, has somewhat of chequered past with one episode being a long unsuccessful battle with the UPA government over his age issue.

  • Sadananda Gowda

    Sadandanda Gowda: A veteran parliamentarian

    Bangalore: Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda, the 61-year-old ever-smiling veteran parliamentarian from Karnataka, who took oath as a union cabinet minister Monday, was elected from the prestigious Bangalore North constituency in the Lok Sabha election.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi chucks trademark half-sleeve kurta for swearing-in ceremony

    New Delhi:BJP leader Narendra Modi chose to dress up in a full-sleeve kurta instead of his trademark half-sleeve attire for his swearing-in ceremony as the country’s 14th Prime Minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan here Monday.

  • BJP has never cared about Sena’s views on Pak, taunts Congress

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress today mocked Shiv Sena for muting its “aggressive” stand on Pakistan and getting ready to join the NDA government, saying that BJP had never cared about its ally’s views on how to deal with the neighboring country.

  • Kolkata savours ‘NaMo sandesh’ as Modi swears-in

    Kolkata: To celebrate the swearing-in of Narendra Modi as the prime minister today, a sweet shop here came up with a special ‘NaMo sandesh’ with the BJP leader’s face inscribed on it.

  • Kochadaiyaan

    ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ collects Rs 42 Crore worldwide

    Chennai:  Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth’s latest film ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ has generated collection of Rs 42 crore worldwide in the opening week, producers said today.

  • Bhanwari case: Court frames murder charges against all 17 accused

    Jodhpur: Almost three years after the murder of auxiliary nurse Bhanwari Devi, a court here will commence the trial from June 23 while it framed murder charges against all the 17 accused in the sensational murder case today.

  • Rajapaksa orders release of 29 Indian fishermen

    Sri Lanka, India united against terrorism: Mahinda

    New Delhi: Praising new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “inspirational qualities of leadership”, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Monday that Colombo was one with New Delhi against terrorism.

  • Gopinath Munde

    Munde: OBC face of BJP in Maharashtra

    New Delhi: A former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Gopinath Munde, the OBC face of BJP in the state, makes his entry in the Union cabinet for the first time.

  • Akshardham terror case: Acquitted demand compensation

    Mumbai: Six men, convicted in Akshardham temple terror attack of Sep 24, 2002, but acquitted of all charges by the Supreme Court last week, Monday demanded compensation, rehabilitation and punishment to officials who falsely implicated them in the case.