Free Press Journal
  • Sadhvi Prachi

    Sadhvi Prachi asks youth not to idolise Khan triumvirate    

    Dehradun: Suggesting that films starring Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan are spreading a culture of violence, BJP MP Sadhvi Prachi advised youngsters not to idolise the triumvirate. Speaking at a programme of Vishwa Hindu Parishad here yesterday, the Sadhvi, known for stoking controversies by her statements, said once she had been to a programme in Meerut where she asked a young boy what he wanted to become in life.

  • RBI may cut interest rates as early as this week: Analysts

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank may cut key interest rates as early as this week, as the fiscal measures announced in the Union Budget are unlikely to disturb the “disinflation” trend, say analysts. According to global financial services firm Morgan Stanley, “The budget does not have any measures that would disturb the current entrenched disinflation trend.” “We maintain our view that RBI will cut policy rates by 125 bps by the end of

  • ‘Individuals, state to collectively fight against swine flu’

    Kohima: Nagaland Health Minister P Longon has asked individuals and the concerned departments of the state to be well-informed about H1N1 virus causing swine flu and collectively fight against it instead of dishing out wrong information leading to fear. The state health Department was closely monitoring the situation to prevent its spread, he said in a statement yesterday.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    ‘Media making mountain of a molehill’: Mufti Sayeed

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday lambasted the media for the ongoing controversy surrounding his remark crediting Pakistan for peaceful elections in the state and said that he stands by his comment.

  • Ram Temple will be built through other means: Union Minister

    Ballia: Stressing that the ruling BJP has not gone back on the Ram temple issue, Union minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Hansraj Gangaram Ahir today said the temple would come up in Ayodhya and “it will be built through other means”. “BJP government has not gone back on the Ram Temple issue… Though it is not in our manifesto but it is the matter of our honour and dignity,” Ahir who

  • Charges against Geeta Johari dropped in fake encounter cases

    Mumbai: A special CBI court today dropped charges against Gujarat Additional Director General of Police Geeta Johari in connection with Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter cases, for want of mandatory sanction from Maharashtra government for her prosecution. “Prosecution against Johari stands dropped for want of sanction”, observed special CBI judge MB Gosavi.

  • AAP cracking the whip?

    New Delhi: Struck by internal differences, the AAP today appeared to be threatening to crack the whip against senior leaders like Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan at its national executive meeting on Wednesday, accusing them of attempting to “remove” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from the post of party convener. At a press conference here today, senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh also targeted party patron Shanti Bhushan for his comment in an interview

  • drought

    Debt-ridden farmer ends life

    Palgha: A 56-year-old debt-ridden farmer from Wada taluka here committed suicide after being unable to repay his crop loan, police said today. The farmer, identified as Laxman Bapu Thackeray from Einshet village took the extreme step yesterday by hanging himself from the ceiling in his house, PI Sanjay Hazare of Wada police station told PTI. Bapu could not repay his loan of Rs 6 lakh from the Seva Sahakari Society due to crop

  • AAP lacks internal democracy: Shazia Ilmi

    New Delhi: Taking a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) following reports that senior members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have offered to opt out of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shazia Ilmi on Monday said the Arvind Kejriwal-led party lacks internal democracy.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    NDA government dissociates itself from Mufti’s remark

    New Delhi: The NDA government on Monday “dissociated” itself from the comments of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed which credited Pakistan, separatist Hurriyat Conference and the militants for the peaceful conduct of assembly polls in the state.

  • Two liqour shop employees sustain burn injuries

    Madhubani: Two liqour shop employees sustained severe burn injuries after the hut in which they were sleeping was set on fire by unidentified assailants at a village in Madhubani district of Bihar, a police officer said today. The incident took place at Simri village late last night as the assailants set a hut on fire in which the two employees of a liqour shop, identified as Chandra Kumar Singh and Baiju Sah, were

  • 167 terrorists held in two months in Assam: Governor

    Guwahati: Security forces have arrested at least 167 terrorists and linkmen allegedly involved in the serial attacks on Adivasi people in many districts across Assam in the last two months. “The intensive operations by security forces in the aftermath of this gruesome killing has resulted in arrest of over 167 members and linkmen of the terrorist outfits,” Assam Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya said in his written speech on the first day of the

  • Mayawati

    Mayawati opposes Sayeed’s statement

    New Delhi: Opposing Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s statement crediting Pakistas and Hurriyat for the smooth conduct of Assembly elections in the state, BSP supremo Mayawati today said the credit should go to the Election Commission. “It (smooth conduct of polls) was because of the Election Commission and Chief Election Commissioner which had a major role in conducting elections sucessfully in Jammu and Kashmir,” Mayawati told reporters outside Parliament. That Sayeed, who

  • Sanjay Singh

    ‘Attempts being made to remove Kejriwal as national convenor’

    New Delhi: AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Monday said that attempts were being made to remove Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as the party’s national convenor. “There are attempts being made to remove Arvind Kejriwal as the national convenor of the party,” Sanjay Singh told reporters at a media briefing here.  He said that party’s mational executive would meet on March 4 to discuss the issue.  Sanjay Singh said that if there were

  • J P Nadda

    Relieve Nadda as Health Minister pending AIIMS probe: CPI(M)

    New Delhi : A demand for relieving Health Minister J P Nadda from his charge pending a probe into his alleged interference in working of the vigilance administration of AIIMS was made in the Rajya Sabha today. Raising the issue during zero hour, T K Rangarajan (CPI-M) said Nadda, as an MP between May 23, 2013 and 2014,had sought dismantling of the vigilance section of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) that was probing

  • Ajay Maken

    Ajay Maken appointed DPCC president

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Monday appointed its chief ministerial candidate for the recently held assembly elections in the national capital as the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president. “Congress President Sonia Gandhi has appointed Ajay Maken as the new president of the DPCC. Maken will take charge immediately and work will start very soon under his leadership,” Senior leader PC Chacko told .

  • Snowfall, Cold, Jammu Kashmir

    Heavy snowfall in Kashmir

    Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley witnessed heavy snowfall on Monday, disrupting surface and air traffic and the Met office has forecast more rain and snowfall till Tuesday. “Due to the Western Disturbances active over Jammu and Kashmir, weather conditions will remain the same. There will be more snowfall till Tuesday,” Met office director Sonam Lotus told here.  The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed for all sorts of vehicular traffic because of heavy snowfall in

  • Anurag Thakur, BCCI

    Anurag Thakur new Secretary of BCCI 

    Chennai: Veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya was today unanimously elected President of the BCCI but the N Srinivasan camp suffered a huge setbackwith rival faction’s Anurag Thakur beating Sanjay Patel for the post of Secretary at the Board’s Annual General Meeting here today. Barring Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association chief Thakur’s surprise win, ruling camp loyalists swept the elections for the other posts at the much-postponed AGM, where Srinivasan himself could not contest for the President’s post

  • Govt, BJP dissociate with Mufti statement; Oppn walks out

    New Delhi: Opposition in Lok Sabha today lambasted Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants with the smooth conduct of elections in the state, forcing the government and the BJP to “fully disassociate” themselves with the controversial statement. During Zero Hour, an angry Opposition also demanded a resolution to be adopted by the House condemning the statement of Sayeed at a press conference in Jammu

  • Lufthansa flight grounded

    Lufthansa flight grounded due to snag

    Chennai: A Frankfurt bound Lufthansa flight with 180 passengers on board was grounded here today due to a technical snag, airport authorities said. The flight was grounded just before take off when the snag was detected. Passengers were accomodated in hotels and the flight is likely to resume its onward journey later in the day, they said.