Free Press Journal
  • Sheila Dikshit

    “Oh…! I pity him”: Sheila Dikshit on Ajay Maken

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said she ‘pitied’ Ajay Maken, who was the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the recently held Delhi assembly polls, adding that his ‘style’ had not helped the grand old party.

  • Arvind Kejriwal meets Modi, seeks statehood for Delhi 

    New Delhi: Two days before he takes oath as Delhi’s chief minister, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and raised the issue of granting full statehood to the capital. Kejriwal, who is reaching out to the Modi-led central government after weeks of bitter election campaign, also invited the prime minister to his oath taking but the latter politely declined the request.

  • L K Advani

    Advani congratulates Kejriwal for spectacular win in Delhi polls

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Thursday congratulated Delhi chief minister designate Arvind Kejriwal for his party’s spectacular win in the capital, according to sources.

  • Cricket World Cup launched with quirky opening ceremony

    Christchurch: Children mingled with cricketing greats in “backyard” matches and Maori warriors shared the stage with morris dancers as the Cricket World Cup opened today with a vibrant and quirky ceremony in Christchurch.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi appalled by temple dedicated to him,followers shelve plan

    New Delhi/Rajkot: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he was shocked and appalled by reports of a temple dedicated to him being built in his home state Gujarat following which his supporters dropped the plan and have decided to remove his bust.

  • Swiss woman dies of swine flu in Jodhpur

    Jaipur: A 70-year-old woman from Switzerland today died of swine flu at a hospital in Jodhpur, an official said. The deceased identified as Animarie succumbed to the flu this morning, Jodhpur Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr Y V Singh Rathore told PTI on phone.

  • APCC meet from tomorrow to review party’s failures

    Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee will hold a two-day meeting here from tomorrow to review the party’s failures during the last state Assembly elections. The Congress aims to prepare a strategy to strengthen the party and also plans to take up agitation in support of the people against the Centre and the state government, PCC spokesman Kolanukonda Shivaji said today.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi won’t attend Kejriwal’s swearing-in

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be able to attend AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister-elect Arvind Kejriwal’s oath taking ceremony here Saturday, party leader Manish Sisodia said. Sisodia told media that owing to the prime minister’s schedule, Modi will not be able to attend the swearing-in ceremony.

  • Kayla Mueller

    Family, friends mourn American aid worker held by militants

    Prescott: Kayla Mueller tried to find the good in everything even while being held hostage by Islamic State extremists, according to her family and friends. A portrait of the 26-year-old humanitarian aid worker from Prescott, Arizona, came as her death was confirmed by the US government. Family members spoke fondly of her free spirit and efforts to ease the suffering of others as a small memorial of flowers and handwritten notes took shape in her hometown near

  • Ebola Vaccination

    Barack Obama orders pullback of troops fighting Ebola in West Africa

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has announced withdrawal of all but 100 American troops deployed in West Africa to fight the Ebola epidemic, ending a 10-month mission. “I’m announcing that by April 30, all but 100 who will remain to help support the ongoing response, will also be able to come home – not because the job is done, but because they were so effective in setting up the infrastructure that we are now equipped

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama asks for war powers, says IS ‘going to lose’

    Washington: Asserting that it will take time to dislodge Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama has sought a three-year Congressional authorisation of military action against the terror group which he said was on the defensive and “is going to lose”. Make no mistake this is a difficult mission, and it will remain difficult for some time. It’s going to take time to

  • Shashi Tharoor

    Sunanda case: Shashi Tharoor quizzed again

    New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was today questioned by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) for the second time in last four weeks in connection with the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Tharoor was quizzed at the SIT office in Vasant Vihar in south Delhi on various aspects leading to Sunanda’s death.

  • Narendra Modi, Temple

    Appalled at temple built in my name: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said he was appalled after he came to know that a temple dedicated to him was built in Gujarat. He said it made him “very sad”.  “Have seen the news about a temple being built in my name. I was appalled. This is shocking and against India’s great traditions. Building such temples is not what our culture teaches us.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Aam Aadmi Party: Victory of Common Man

    The stunning victory of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi state assembly elections within a span of less than a year after it relinquished office is indeed historic. Its re-emergence is a milestone in Indian politics. With the arrival of Arvind Kejriwal as Chief Minister 2.0 of Delhi, be

  • Rupee down

    Rupee down 17 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: Extending losses for the fourth straight session, the rupee fell by 17 paise to 62.42 against the dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market as the American currency strengthened overseas amid persistent foreign capital outflows.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal not to accept Z plus security: AAP

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal, whose security has been enhanced after the party’s decisive victory, refused to accept Z Plus security saying that it would hinder his interaction with people.

  • Manish Sisodia

    Manish Sisodia likely to be deputy CM in Delhi

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal is likely to appoint his trusted colleague Manish Sisodia as the deputy CM, sources said Thursday, adding that cabinet ministers in AAP’s Delhi government are almost decided.
    The decision was taken at a meeting of Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Political Affairs Committee (PAC) Wednesday night at Kejriwal’s residence in Kaushambi in Ghaziabad, party sources said.  Among those likely to be included in the cabinet are: Satyendra

  • Arvind Kejriwal, Narendra Modi

    Arvind Kejriwal likely to meet PM Narendra Modi today

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 10:30 a.m. today. During the meet, Kejriwal is expected to invite PM Modi for his swearing-in ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan on February 14.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi, Cabinet get oath invite

    New Delhi : It will be quite a sight when Arvind Kejriwal takes oath on Saturday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet colleagues, all of whom are being extended an invite for the event at Ramlila Ground, where the AAP leader first came into national spotlight during his anti-corruption crusade.