Free Press Journal
  • Amartya Sen

    Professor Sen’s grounds for protest are slippery

    New Delhi: The unseemly controversy surrounding the purported delay in the appointment of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen as Nalanda University Chancellor for a renewed term has left a bad taste in the mouth of many. Professor Sen’s contention in a letter to the governing board of the University alleging interference by the government in the functioning of the university has been hotly contested by Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin who

  • Somnath Bharti

    Delhi Govt. will fulfill women’s security promises: Somnath Bharti

    New Delhi : Condemning the alleged gang rape of a Nigerian woman in the national capital, Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti on Saturday said the Delhi government will fulfill the promises it made about women’s security. “The incident is condemnable and heinous. Our promises made for women security shall be fulfilled. An environment needs to be developed where women are respected,” Bharti told here.

  • Indian Army firing

    Encounter breaks out in Baramulla

    Srinagar: An encounter broke out today between security forces and militants in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. On specific information about the presence of militants in Thak-Gund Village of Sopore area of the district, a joint team of army and police began a search operation this morning, police said. They said as the security forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants opened fire on them triggering an encounter. Firing was going on till

  • Dubai, fire, tower

    Massive fire rips through 1105 ft tall Marina Torch tower in Dubai

    Dubai : A massive fire has ripped through the 1105 feet tall Marina Torch tower in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. According to Gulf News, the Marina Torch is a residential skyscraper in Dubai’s Marina. Thousands of people have been evacuated while the fire is slowly coming under control. However, the fire flares whenever the wind blows in the area and it started again around the 70th floor and

  • Budget 2015

    Congress draws hard lines for the budget session

    New Delhi: With a very significant first full-fledged budget session of the Modi government all set to begin next Monday, the Congress has drawn a few hardlines that could pose mighty problems for the transaction of the parliamentary business, especially the need to get a clutch of ordinances issued after the previous winter session replaced by bills passed by both houses. There are eight such ordinances that await parliamentary approval or would

  • Vladimir Putin

    No country can ‘gain military superiority over Russia : Vladimir Putin

    Washington : Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that no country should be under “the illusion that they can gain military superiority over Russia”. According to the Washington Times, Putin said that the country would always answer back in any such cases where nations try to gain military superiority. Putin believes that Russian soldiers and officers are ready to act in defence and perform difficult tasks that would mark their military duty. Putin’s remarks come

  • Vyapam scam

    Delhi HC orders police protection for Vyapam whistle-blower

    New Delhi: Politically sensitive Vyapam scam has taken a serious turn with the Delhi High Court ordering police protection for the outside whistle blower ( digital forensic engineer) after he approached the court with a complaint that there is a threat to his life and limb. Justice Siddartha Mridul while passing the order directed that the Madhya Pradesh government shall not ‘remove him from the jurisdiction of this ( Delhi) high court except

  • Swine Flu

    Tests confirm police officer died of swine flu in J&K

    Jammu: A senior police officer of Jammu and Kashmir who died Feb 19 due to respiratory distress was suffering from H1N1 virus, doctors confirmed Saturday.  With this, the death toll in H1N1 virus infection in J&K has gone up to five. Four people suffering from the virus have so far died in the Valley.  A senior doctor at the hospital where Sunil Gupta, superintendent of police died Thursday told IANS in Jammu

  • Govind Pansare

    Activist Govind Pansare passes away in Mumbai

    New Delhi : Social activist and communist leader Govind Pansare, who was fatally shot at earlier this week, succumbed to his injuries in Mumbai last night. His mortal remains will be taken from Mumbai to his hometown Kolhapur (Maharashtra), today. Expressing his sympathies on Pansare’s death, BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said the Maharashtra government was committed to investigating the incident and apprehending the culprits.

  • Arms recovered

    Militant hideout busted in Jammu -Kashmir, arms recovered

    New Delhi: Security forces have busted a militant hideout in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir by launching a search operation in Amrai Nala near Chilli area. According to reports, one AK-47, four 12 bore rifles, one Pistol, four AK-47 magazines, two SLR Magazines, 150 rounds of 7.62 mm AK-47 and 100 Rounds of 7.62mm assorted ammunition were among the cache of arms recovered by the forces. The recovered arms reportedly belonged to a Hizbul

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal asks Delhi Police to reach top people

    New Delhi: Complimenting the Delhi Police for unearthing the corporate espionage racket, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said it should now target the “top people” benefiting from the leak. “Compliments (to the) Delhi Police for busting espionage racket. During interrogation, police should try to reach top people, who would benefit from leaked info,” he tweeted. Five senior executives from top energy firms and two consultants are among those arrested in the sensational corporate espionage scandal in

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi conveys birthday greetings to Nagaland CM

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang and conveyed his greetings on the latter’s birthday today. “Spoke to Nagaland CM Shri TR Zeliang and conveyed my good wishes on his birthday,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet. Zeliang, a Naga Peoples Front (NPF) leader, has been the Chief Minister of Nagaland since May 2014.

  • Four held for alleged gang rape of Nigerian woman in Delhi

    New Delhi : Four people have been reportedly held in connection with the alleged gang rape of a Nigerian woman in a moving car in New Delhi. As per reports, the 35-year-old woman was found unconscious by toll plaza workers at the DND toll plaza near Mayur Vihar late Friday night, who also took her for a medical check up. The accused men reportedly picked up the woman, who is in India on a

  • Nitish Kumar

    Manjhi gets cold feet, Nitish to be CM again

    New Delhi :  In an anti-climax of sorts, the trial of strength between former chief minister Nitish Kumar and his protégé turned adversary chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi did not take place at Patna on Friday, as the latter threw in the towel before the assembly could meet. Now Kumar will take oath as the Bihar chief minister for the fourth time on February 22.

  • Govind Pansare

    Govind Pansare is dead

    Mumbai: Communist leader and activist Govind Pansare, who was shot at in Kolhapur and ferried to Mumbai on Friday for treatment, has passed away.

  • Narednra Modi

    PM: Suit of Diamonds nets 4.31 Crore

    Gandhinagar :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pacesetter   pinstripe fetched a palpitation-inducing Rs 4.31 crore, which will help cleanse the sinfully polluted Ganga.

  • Coal, Power and Defence Ministries also burgled

    New Delhi :  The espionage ring unearthed on Wednesday was not confined to the petroleum ministry and the same gang had allegedly infiltrated ministries of coal, power and defence as well. The Delhi Police made this submission in a city court on Friday while it was seeking custody of four of the culprits for custodial interrogation.

  • reliance

    Modi makeover behind leak of espionage ring?

    New Delhi :  The selective leaks about involvement of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited and arrest of one of his executives in the alleged corporate espionage ring in the Petroleum Ministry may be part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image makeover plan to shrug the charge that he tweaks the government policies to benefit only a handful of industrialist friends.

  • Mahant Gyandas ‘approves’ CM’s initiatives

    Ujjain : The Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad (ABAP) chief Mahant Gyandas has seconded the initiatives of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to re-establish the pristine glory of Ujjain across the globe in the backdrop of hosting the Simhastha (Kumbh) Fair in 2016.