Free Press Journal
  • Show some spine, Cong tells Modi

    NEW DELHI : The Congress on Saturday blasted the Modi government for trying to blame the previous UPA government instead of owning up the decision to effect an unprecedented hike in rail fares and freight rates. It staged a demonstration in the capital, asserting that the hike demonstrates how Narendra Modi grabbed power (more…)

  • Defensive Jaitley fends off blame

    NEW DELHI : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday came out in strong defence of the steep hike in the rail fare and freight rates, asserting that a “difficult but correct” decision was necessary lest the very survival of the Railways becomes difficult.

  • ‘Boycott Israeli products’

    Hyderabad : Palestine’s Grand Mufti Mohammed A.H. Hussein and parliamentarian Abdullah M.I. Abdullah on Saturday called upon India to participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel for its continued illegal occupation of Palestinian land. Hoping that the new government in India will continue the country’s principled stand on the Palestinian issue, they urged the government and the people of India to participate in the global movement.

  • Himachal seems headed for further trouble

    Shimla : Facing universal censure after the sudden release of water from a dam resulting in the death of 24 students of an engineering college and a tour operator from Hyderabad, the Himachal Pradesh government seems to be headed for further trouble.

  • fizz has gone, but spirit is strong

    Mumbai : The Campa Cola residents once again refused entry to the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) officials when they came to cut the water and electricity supply to the illegal flats in the building. The BMC is going to make another attempt at the exercise on Sunday morning.

  • NIA takes over investigation into terror plot, files FIR

    Chennai : Taking over the probe into a terror plot allegedly hatched to target US and Israeli consulates in South India, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed an first information report (FIR) in a special court on Saturday, PTI reports.

  • Talking Movies by Ervell E. Menezes

    For me and a host of others of my generation Grace Kelly is a Hollywood icon in the best tradition of Greta Garbo and Elizabeth Taylor and I clearly remember her roles in the three Alfred Hitchcock films “Rear Window,” “Dial M for Murder” and “To Catch a Thief” so, as a cinema buff, not critic, I just wouldn’t miss “Grace of Monaco.”

  • 6 Punjabis return home; others are safe: Sushma

    CHANDIGARH : Six Punjabis hailing from Gurdaspur district, who were stranded in strife-torn Iraq, have returned home safely even as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday assured that all the Punjabis in Iraq were safe.

  • SAF jawan quarrels with youth in inebriated condition

    Ujjain : A brawl between two youths ended in closure of Mahananda Nagar shopping complex here on Saturday afternoon. Incident followed after Abhishek Pathak of 32nd SAF Battalion area reached Mahananda Nagar shopping complex at around 12.30 pm in inebriated condition and started arguing with Satish, son of Raju Yadav over money. Later, blows were exchanged between both the parties. Shopkeepers from the area Continue Reading ...-->

  • We feel being in jail: Kerala carpenter in Iraq

    Thiruvananthapuram :  “It’s been two days since we feel we are in jail. Every time the phone rings, we wish it’s one with good news, but so far that has not come,” a carpenter from Kerala working in Iraq’s Basrah told IANS over the phone.

  • Six jute mills close in a week in West Bengal

    Kolkata : Suspension of work has been declared in yet another jute mill in West Bengal citing labour unrest, which took their number to six following the lynching of a mill CEO in Hooghly district on June 15.

  • Forging Contemporary Identities Through History

    An essential and necessary book at a time when sectarianism, bogus ‘nationalism’ and the muddying of historical facts are increasingly becoming a feature of our public, private and intellectual lives. (more…)

  • Keen on promoting children’s films: Javadekar

    Mumbai : The government is keen on promoting children’s films by facilitating expansion of their reach, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar here said on Saturday.

  • ‘My challenge was to put comedy into everything’

    Last seen opposite Kangana Ranaut in ‘Revolver Rani’, Vir Das has proved his mettle as an actor in B-town. The stand-up comedian turned actor would now be seen on the big screen in his next film ‘Amit Sahni Ki List’ for which he has also sung two songs.

  • CEO lynching: Onus on mgmt

    KOLKATA : West Bengal Labour Minister Purnendu Bose on Saturday put the onus on the management of a jute mill for the lynching of the mill’s CEO by agitating workers.

  • CM’s former PA Premchandra, daughter get anticipatory bail

    BHOPAL : Premchandra Prasad, former personal assistant to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and his daughter Ankita Kumari were given anticipatory bail on Saturday. Prasad’s anticipatory bail plea was pending in the court of ADJ Ramkumar Chaubey. STF had opposed the plea stating that it will send a wrong message. (more…)

  • Pooja Bhatt to launch brother Rahul

    Buzz is that actor-turned-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is now going to launch brother Rahul in B-town. This would be Rahul Bhatt’s debut film titled ‘Bad’. Pooja confirming these developments said, “The script is being worked on. We will decide the director once the script is done.”

  • Militants seize border post, kill 30 troops

    Baghdad: Sunni militants have seized an Iraqi crossing on the border with Syria after a daylong battle in which they killed some 30 Iraqi troops, security officials said on Saturday, reports AP.