Free Press Journal
  • PTI Leader Imran Khan

    Imran returns to negotiating table; party lawmakers resign

    Islamabad: In a two-pronged strategy, 34 lawmakers of Imran Khan’s party today resigned to step up pressure on the Nawaz Sharif government but followed up with an offer to resume talks after the failed first round.

  • Ice Bucket Challenge

    Sardar takes up Ice Bucket Challenge, nominates Sachin

    New Delhi:  India hockey captain Sardar Singh is the latest to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actor John Abraham and former Netherlands skipper Teun de Nooijer to take up the dare.

  • Cong slams govt over handling of Kashmir issue, talks with Pak

    New Delhi: Slamming the government over its handling of Kashmir issue and the recent row over cancellation of Indo-Pak foreign secretaries meet, Congress today said the “very complex, historical problem” cannot be solved by giving “half-baked and shortsighted” statements.

  • Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi

    Indo-Pak stand offs hit SAARC’s efficacy

    Srinagar: The biggest obstacle to the efficacy of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) as a regional body has been the frequent stand-offs between its two largest members, India and Pakistan, former Indian Ambassador Amitava Tripathi said today.

  • DoPT cancels extension of DU Registrar’s deputation

    New Delhi: The government has terminated the extension given to Delhi Delhi University Registrar Alka Sharma who has been under attack for her role in the controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) scrapped in June.

  • Support staff changes could have been made after ODIs: Dravid

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid has said that he would have preferred to wait till the end of India’s England tour to make changes to the support staff as such decisions could be “tough on everyone concerned”.

  • rajnath singh

    Rajnath steers clear of UP law & order issue

    Gorakhpur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today steered clear of queries on recent incidents of rape and communal violence in Uttar Pradesh, saying law and order is the primary responsibility of the state government and the Centre only provides assistance to deal with such matters.

  • Bhubh to be knowledge centre for Kol-Vizag-Chennai corridor

    Bhubaneswar: With Odisha endowed with huge mineral base, its capital city Bhubaneswar would be a knowledge Centre for the proposed Kolkata-Vishakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today.

  • amit shah

    Calling off talks is a message to Pakistan: Amit Shah

    Hyderabad: By calling off the scheduled Foreign Secretary talks, the Modi Government has sent out a message to Pakistan that bilateral dialogue cannot be held if it continues to engage separatists in Kashmir vis-a-vis India, BJP President Amit Shah said here today.

  • Modi to begin Japan visit Aug 31

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Japan from Aug 31 to Sep 3, it was announced Friday.

  • Second Mumbai Metro project to take off Aug 26

    Mumbai: Mumbai will get its second Mumbai Metro Line, between Colaba and SEEPZ, with Japanese assistance, union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu said here Friday.

  • V K Singh

    DoNER ministry not responsible to control Assam floods: Singh

    Guwahati: At a time when Assam is reeling under floods, Union minister V K Singh today said such a situation is “nothing new” to the state and the DoNER ministry, which he heads, “is not responsible” to deal with it.

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Pakistan Senate extends support to PM Sharif

    Islamabad: Even as the protests against the government in Pakistan by two political parties continued, the country’s Senate or upper house of parliament Friday unanimously passed a resolution rejecting the demands for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the dissolution of the assemblies.

  • Govt to spend about Rs 69,500 cr on IT, Telecom infra by 2019

    New Delhi: Government will initially spend Rs 69,524 crore on various IT and telecom projects under the ‘Digital India’ programme.
    The government has identified broadband and mobile networks as key growth pillars under Digital India.

  • Force-feeding row: HC junks PIL to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena MPs

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today dismissed a PIL seeking directions to the Lok Sabha Speaker and Chairman of Rajya Sabha to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly force-feeding a fasting Muslim employee at the new Maharashtra Sadan here, saying steps have already been taken by the concerned authorities and departments.

  • Indrajit Bindra

    Inderjit Bindra to withdraw from cricket affairs

    New Delhi: Inderjit Singh Bindra, who played a pivotal role in India hosting three World Cups, has decided to withdraw from cricket affairs and as a first step he is likely to hand over the reins of the Punjab Cricket Association to fellow-Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer D.P. Reddy.