Free Press Journal

    New Delhi : Half a century after the formation of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), the curtains are descending on what the comrades once saw as the beginning of a Leftist transformation of India.

  • Even seniors won’t be spared, hints Karuna

    Chennai : After suspending 33 leaders in a post-poll shake-up, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today hinted that he will not hesitate to crack the whip even against seniors if charges of indiscipline against them were proved true.

  • India takes Pok rail link issue to China

    BEIJING : India flagged its concerns to top Chinese leadership over Beijing’s new feasibility study launched to build a rail link between Pakistan and China through PoK and the ballooning trade deficit. During talks visiting Vice President Hamid Ansari had with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, a variety of issues were discussed including the border, the proposed rail link through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), trade and investment.

  • Angry Puri seer will boycott chariot visit

    Puri/Bhubaneswar : Accusing the Odisha government of interfering in religious matters, Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati on Saturday announced that he would not visit the chariots before they were pulled for ‘Rath Yatra’ on Sunday. “It is enough. The state government has dared to dictate terms to the Shankaracharya of Puri. I will not visit the chariots tomorrow before they are pulled for Rath Yatra,” Saraswati told reporters at Govardhan Peeth at Puri.

  • Woman not ‘thrown out’ of the train:Rlys

    Kolkata : Angry passengers ransacked a railway station and roughed up two officials on Saturday claiming a woman passenger was thrown off a moving train in West Bengal’s Howrah district.  However, the South Eastern Railways (SER) claimed the passenger was not thrown off but jumped out of the train after being caught travelling without a ticket. The SER has ordered a probe into the matter.

  • Case against Dwarka seer for anti-Saibaba remarks

    Muzaffarpur (Bihar): A case was filed in a local court on Saturday against the Shankaracharya of Dwarka Peeth, Swaroopananda Saraswati, for his alleged remarks against Saibaba of Shirdi. The first hearing of the case, filed by local lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha, would be held in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate S P Singh on July 9.

  • Pune youth donates liver to save dying mom

    Mumbai : A comatose Pune woman with a sudden and total liver failure got a new lease of life thanks to her son who promptly donated his liver. The operation was successful and both mother and son are recuperating at home after having been discharged from hospital, doctors said.

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    MEA officials weed out old files, papers, junk

    New Delhi : The suited and booted officials of the Ministry of External Affairs had a different job at hand on Saturday – weeding out old files and papers and removing unusable and obsolete furniture.

  • Fresh DU admissions likely from Tuesday

    New Delhi : Fresh admissions for the 2014-15 academic session in Delhi University is likely to commence from Tuesday with the varsity formally scrapping the controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) even as uncertainty continued to plague B.Tech students.

  • Pipeline fire: GAIL faces fresh charges

    Rajahmundry (AP) : Andhra Pradesh Police on Saturday filed a fresh case against the state-run GAIL in connection with Friday’s blaze, apparently caused by leakage in its gas pipeline in East Godavari district, even as the death toll rose to 16 with a child succumbing to injuries.

  • Some locals leave village after fire tragedy

    Nagaram (AP) : Parts of Nagaram village wore a deserted look on Saturday, a day after the massive blaze caused by a gas pipeline burst claimed 16 lives here in the East Godavari district. A pall of gloom descended over the village where some people are yet to come to terms with the tragedy and are still in a state of shock.  Some of them have left the village, while others said they

  • PV deserves Bharat Ratna: Telangana CM

    Hyderabad : Long ignored by the Congress leadership, late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao has found recognition with the ruling dispensation in the newly-created state of Telangana, a region from which he hailed, PTI reports.

  • Cong charges against Chauhan ‘unfounded’

    Bhopal : State Health Minister Dr Narottam Mishra described some allegations made against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and his family members as false and baseless.

  • Man blinded, shot dead over love affair

    Patna: In a barbaric act, a 22-year-old man was blinded and shot dead on Saturday in front of his girlfriend’s house allegedly by her close relatives in a suspected ‘honour’ killing case, police said. Two people have been arrested. Rahul Kumar was first mercilessly beaten up, both his eyes gouged, before he was shot dead at Daulatpur.

  • Train halted after passenger suffers rat bite

    Tirunelveli (TN): A Tirunelveli-bound express train had to halt for about half-an-hour at Madurai junction after a 54-year-old passenger was bitten by a rat. Charles, travelling by Chennai-Tirunelveli Nellai Express, woke up from sleep after he was bitten by the rat on the ear around 4.30 am when the train was nearing Madurai. At Madurai station, doctors treated the passenger for injuries. The train left Madurai after half an hour.

  • Tripura govt bans plastic bags

    Agartala: The Tripura government has imposed a total ban on the manufacture, import, storage and sale of plastic bags in the state in view of its harmful effect on environment. A fine of Rs 100 to Rs.1,000 has been fixed for people who violate the ban. For repeated violators, the authority will impose a fine of Rs 1 lakh or jail for a maximum term of five years or both.

  • Woman paraded naked in UP village

    Pilibhit (UP): A woman was allegedly stripped and forced to walk around naked while her husband was severely beaten up for opposing local goons in Andryan village of Jehanabad area. The couple was allegedly made to go through the ordeal by Shanti Swarup and his associates on June 24 after they objected to uprooting of trees from their fields and destruction of their hut by the accused, police said.

  • Blasts rattle nurses in Iraq

    Thiruvananthapuram : Already coping with reports of Iraqi rebels stepping up their operations, the 46 nurses from Kerala holed up in Tikrit were further unnerved when bombs went off in the hospital compound where they are staying, one of them said on Saturday.

  • Protests as black board turns green

    Malappuram: A black board has been replaced by ‘green board’ in a primary school in Malappuram District in Kerala, sparking protests from different quarters since green is the colour of the flag of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) whose representative is the Education Minister.  It was in the Government Upper Primary School in Kakkad in Tirur where the black board in a class room was replaced as part of the infrastructure development

  • On BJP website’s list of MPs, no mention of Modi

    Lucknow : Social media and internet interface may be the buzz words for Prime Minister Narendra Modi but the BJP seems to be caught up in some embarrassing time warp. Its official website’s parliamentary sections have no mention of Modi being an MP.