Free Press Journal
  • Kashmir border

    Govt regularly takes up issue of ceasefire violation with Pak: LS told

    New Delhi: The government today said it has regularly taken up with Pakistan at the highest level the issue of ceasefire violation along the International Border and the Line of Control and the need for upholding sanctity of the border and abide by the ceasefire commitment of 2003. In the bilateral talks held on May 27, 2014 during the visit of Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif to India for swearing-in of the new government,

  • Rajnath Singh

    Rajnath takes strong exception to interview of Dec 16 convict

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today took strong exception to a British film maker interviewing December 16 gangrape convict Mukesh Singh in Tihar jail, and sought a detailed report from the jail chief on the whole issue. Taking the incident of the convict being interviewed in custody very “seriously”, the Home Minister spoke to Tihar jail Director General Alok Kumar Verma and sought a detailed report on it urgently, official sources said.

  • unborn baby

    UP sarv khap panchayat launches drive against female foeticide

    Lucknow: Khaps, the body of village elders in northern India often associated with regressive social diktats, may be turning a new leaf after widespread criticism of their practices. At least a start has been made in a western Uttar Pradesh village where a sarv (larger) khap panchayat decided to launch a campaign against female foeticide and has announced a cash reward of Rs.2,100 for families with three daughters.

  • Nearly 21 pc of undertrials from Muslim community: Govt

    New Delhi: Nearly 21 per cent of undertrial prisoners in the country are from the Muslim community while 21.30 per cent belong to the Schedule Castes, Lok Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Home, Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, said that as per the data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau, at the end of 2013, out of a total of 2,78,503 undertrials, 57,936 (20.80 per cent) were from the Muslim community.

  • BSP members stage walkout from UP Assembly over farmers’ issue

    Lucknow: Raising the issue of losses to farmers due to hailstorm, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members today staged a walkout from the Uttar Pradesh assembly. The BSP members raised the issue during Question Hour and demanded a discussion on it terming it as urgent. Leader of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya said that farmers of the state had suffered huge losses due to hailstorm and demanded that government should initiate a discussion on the

  • Complaints of mis-utilisation of scholarship funds received: Govt

    New Delhi: The government has received complaints about mis-utilisation of funds in post-matric scholarships for Scheduled Caste students in Uttar Pradesh and functioning of some “fake non-governmental organisations”, Lok Sabha was told today. In a written reply today, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla said complaints against misutilisation of funds in Post Matric Scholarships for Scheduled Castes in Uttar Pradesh have been received.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi asks BJP to create Budget Awareness among people

    New Delhi: Stating that the 2015-16 Budget had something in it for every Indian, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked BJP MPs to make people aware of its features. At a parliamentary party meeting of BJP legislators, the party which leads the government also reiterated its resolve about getting various Bills passed in Parliament. Addressing BJP members at the meeting, Modi asked them to pick out target groups like youths, women and the

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP’s internal conflicts do not come as a surprise to Kiran Bedi

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiran Bedi on Tuesday said that Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) internal conflicts do not come as a surprise to her. “It’s not coming as a surprise to me, I think the question was, when and how does it happen,” said Kiran Bedi.

  • Man, wife arrested on their return from Pak after 24 years

    Jammu: A man who returned to Kashmir after spending 24 years in Pakistan has been arrested along with his Pakistani wife in Poonch district, police said. The man identified as Mohammed Sashir Bhat, a resident of Saujian in the Mandi tehsil, and his Pakistani wife were arrested yesterday after they returned here, with their four children, through the Nepal route, a senior police officer said. “Bhat returned to his village along with his

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Modi

    After protests over Sayeed comments, Lok Sabha sees peace 

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha resumed normal business Tuesday after a second day of protests sparked by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s comments crediting Pakistan and militants for the state’s peaceful elections. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said the government decision to disassociate itself from Sayeed’s remarks and the appreciation of the work done by the security forces and the Election Commission must be seen as “the sense of

  • Celebratory firing of arms during weddings a killer: Court

    New Delhi: Celebratory firing of arms during marriage processions is proving to be a killer for innocent people and there is a need to tighten the procedure for grant of arms licence and also ensure that it is not misused, a Delhi court has observed. Additional Sessions Judge Manoj Jain made the observation while handing down a 25-month jail term to 35-year-old Jasbir Chauhan, who fired in the air at his friend’s wedding

  • New nanodevice defeats drug resistance

    New York: Scientists have developed a nano device that can block the genes that make tumors drug resistant and then launch a new chemotherapy attack against the growth. Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment tumors can grow back.

  • Iran, US envoys wrap up n-talks

    Geneva: Negotatiors from Iran and the US have wrapped up the first round of fresh talks over Tehran’s nuclear programme in the Swiss city of Montreux.

  • Chair to decide whether bill pending in RS can be tabled in LS

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien today said he would study the rules and give a ruling on whether a legislation, pending in the Upper House, can be introduced in Lok Sabha, even as the bill to allow 49 per cent FDI in the insurance sector was tabled in Lok Sabha. Kurien said he needed to study parliamentary rules and the constitutional provisions before deciding on the issue. “I reserve

  • Salman Khan,

    2002 hit-and-run case: Court asks Salman’s driving licence

    Mumbai : A Mumbai trial court on Tuesday rejected the prosecution’s plea for actor Salman Khan to produce his driving licence in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case. Earlier, a Regional Transport officer had deposed in court, saying that Khan did not possess a driving licence when his car met with an accident in 2002. Khan is accused of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the hit-and-run case, a charge that carries a

  • Pakistan eye an improved show against UAE

    Napier: Squeezing out a narrow win against minnows Zimbabwe in their last game, Pakistan would now look to put up an improved batting display in order to raise their net run-rate when they take on another ICC’s Associate nation, UAE in the World Cup Pool B match here tomorrow. Pakistan’s batting woes continued even against Zimbabwe, before they managed to eke out a scrappy 20-run win in their last tie at Brisbane, to

  • S. Jaishankar

    Jaishankar in Islamabad, holds talks

    Islamabad: Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Tuesday held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary during his visit to Islamabad.  Jaishankar, who arrived in Islamabad earlier in the day as part of his SAARC yatra, is also slated to call on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.  He is expected to meet Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate two 600 MW power units in MP on Mar 5

    Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation two units each of 600 MW of Shree Singaji Thermal Power Plant in Khandwa district on March 5. “The Prime Minister will arrive in Khandwa via Indore on March 5 to inaugurate two units each of 600 MW of the thermal power plant,” Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Limited’s (MPPGCL) Managing Director Vijendra Nanawati told PTI. He will also lay the foundation stone of two units each

  • DMK raps govt for ‘delay’ in filling vacant posts in depts’

    Puducherry: Opposition DMK today lambasted the AINRC government here for ‘delay’ in filling 151 posts of Office superintendents, lying vacant for several years. Party’s local unit convenor M A S Subramanian said in a release here that High Courts and the Supreme Court had upheld the amalgamation of Grades I and II of Superintendents posts in government departments. But the government had not filled 151 vacant posts in departments for years, embarassing the staff awaiting

  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha witnessed an uproar on Tuesday over the introduction of certain bills in the Lok Sabha which are identical to the ones pending in the upper house.  The objections were raised by opposition members as The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015, and Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 were listed for introduction in the Lok Sabha Tuesday.  While the government, as well as Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien, said the