Free Press Journal
  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Followed procedure on collecting information: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that Delhi Police followed standard procedure to collect information about Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.  Reacting to, Congress leader of the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge’s request to suspend the question hour till the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a clarification regarding the alleged snooping on Rahul Gandhi, Naidu said the government followed procedure laid down since 1957.

  • Asking staff to fill out a proforma is not snooping: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi : Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that snooping is keeping a watch on someone silently, and added that visiting someone’s office in an official capacity to ask staff to fill out a proforma did not constitute snooping. “Snooping is keeping a watch on someone silently, visiting someone’s office and asking staff to fill out per forma is not snooping,” Jaitley said in the Rajya Sabha. “Delhi Police

  • Religious place not an object or place to express frustration, says BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday expressed its concern over the vandalising of an under construction church by miscreants in Hisar, and said any religious place of worship cannot be treated as an object where public frustration can be taken out or voiced. “Any religious place of worship cannot be treated as an object that people can take out their frustration, anger and vandalisms against. It is in incorrect,”

  • Arun Jaitley, Rahul Gandhi

    No snooping on Rahul, it is “transparent profiling”: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Government today countered the Congress charges of snooping on Rahul Gandhi saying it was making a “mountain out of what is not even a molehill” as information collection was part of a transparent security profiling used on 526 VIPs, including Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Ministers. Responding to charges of snooping and spying on political opponents by Opposition Congress and SP in Rajya Sabha, Leader of the House Arun Jaitley said the

  • Aircell - Maxis deal

    Aircel-Maxis case: Marans challenge CBI court’s jurisdiction

    New Delhi: Former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran today filed separate petitions challenging the jurisdiction of special 2G court to try the Aircel-Maxis deal case in which they have been summand as accused along with others. Special CBI judge O P Saini issued notice to the CBI seeking their response on the pleas field by the Maran brothers on August 3.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Delhi CP briefs Kiren Rijiju, likely to make statement in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: Amidst a row over the alleged snooping of Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Police chief B S Bassi today briefed Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, who is expected to make a statement in Parliament on the matter. Rijiju will make a statement on behalf of his senior Rajnath Singh, who is in Japan. Bassi briefed Rijiju and top Home Ministry officials, including Home Secretary L C Goyal, about the circumstances leading to the visit of

  • Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin was ready to put Russian forces on nuclear alert

    London: Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly gone on record to say that he was ready to put Russia’s nuclear weapons “on standby” amid tensions over the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea. According to the BBC, Putin said in a documentary aired on state TV on Sunday that Russians in Crimea were in danger before Russia annexed it. He also conceded that the life of ex-Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych had been in danger.

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Nawaz Sharif condemns Lahore church attacks

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the bomb blasts at two churches in Lahore city that killed at least 15 people and injured over 70, a media report said on Monday.  Two powerful explosions on Sunday rocked the Catholic Church and Christ Church in the city”s Youhanabad area, home to the country”s biggest Christian population.  Jamatul Ahrar, an offshoot of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), claimed responsibility for the deadly

  • Congress, protest rally, land acquisition bill

    Congress holds protest rally against land acquisition bill

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday took out a protest march against the land acquisition bill. Hundreds of Youth Congress workers led by MP Raj Babbar and party leader Randeep Surjewala marched towards parliament raising slogans against the bill and the government.  “The BJP is anti-farmer and it stands exposed today… farmers and Congress will win this fight,” Surjewala said.  The contentious land bill has smoothly sailed through the Lok Sabha due to

  • Yuvraj Singh

    New field restriction rules affected Yuvraj’s bowling: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Melbourne: Yuvraj Singh’s 15 wickets in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was one of the major factors which contributed to Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifting the coveted trophy but the Indian captain says last edition’s ‘Player of The Tournament’ is no longer as effective as he used to be in the current set-up. Dhoni points to the change in field restrictions (with only four fielders outside the 30-yard circle) being precisely the reason why India

  • Chris Harris would love to see great WC final between India and Kiwis

    Wellington : Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Harris believes that it would be a mouth-watering spectacle to see reigning champions India take on favourites New Zealand in the World Cup final in Melbourne. Harris, who retired in 2004, said that it would be “a great final” to see the reigning champions take on New Zealand in Melbourne. Heaping praises on the Brendon McCullum-led side, Harris observed that the skipper is leading from the front;

  • Don’t meddle with faith, Shiv Sena tells courts

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Monday advised the courts to refrain from meddling in matters of faith and religion in the larger public interest. The party’s comments came in the wake of a recent order of Bombay High Court, banning marquees (mandapas) in congested localities or high-traffic areas.

  • Chris Gayle double ton

    Windies confident of Chris Gayle fitness for New Zealand clash

    Wellington: West Indies believe Chris Gayle will have a major impact on Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand even if he’s only half fit. Gayle missed Sunday’s six-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates in Napier, which secured the West Indies’ place in the last eight, after failing to shrug off his latest back problem. In his absence, Johnson Charles, originally summoned to replace Darren Bravo, seized his opportunity to impress with a fine

  • Real Madrid, Barcelona

    Gareth Bale gets Madrid back to winning ways

    Madrid: Gareth Bale ended a nine-game goal drought by scoring twice as Real Madrid moved back to within a point of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 2-0 win over Levante. The Welshman silenced his critics as Madrid snapped a three-game winless streak yesterday to ensure they go into next weekend’s El Clasico at the Camp Nou on Barcelona’s tails. However, Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t appear overjoyed to see his teammate get back on

  • India, Women Hockey

    Indian women’s hockey team wins HWL Round 2

    New Delhi: The Indian women’s hockey team defeated Poland 3-1 in the final to emerge Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2 champions at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Sunday.  India scored through Vandana Katariya (15th minute), Rani Rampal (44th) and skipper Ritu Rani (59th), while Poland got their goal from Oriana Walasek (17th).  With this win, India qualified to the HWL Round 3. If they finish within top six

  • P C Chacko

    Secret surveillance at VIPs residence unacceptable, similar to ‘espionage’

    New Delhi : The Congress party on Monday said that conducting a secret surveillance at a VIPs residence is unacceptable and added that the act was almost similar to espionage. “If police is conducting a secret surveillance at a VIPs residence, it is unacceptable. We need an answer on this. It’s almost similar to espionage,” said senior Congress leader PC Chacko. Meanwhile, party leader Ashwini Kumar said that the Congress would certainly raise the

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Venkaiah Naidu criticises Congress over Rahul Gandhi snooping allegations

    Hyderabad : Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu criticised the Congress party over allegations of snooping against their vice-president Rahul Gandhi and said it is not fair on the part the party and its allies to make an issue out of a non-issue. “During your regime, people use to say that there used to be surveillance. Lots of such complaints were received at that time. People used to speak about it inside Parliament also.

  • Rape

    TMC gives notice to Rajya Sabha to raise nun gang-rape issue

    Kolkata : The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday gave a notice to the Rajya Sabha to raise the issue of the alleged gang-rape of an elderly nun West Bengal’s Nadia district. “Given notice in RS to raise unfortunate incident of the alleged rape of a 72 year old nun in Ranaghat. Such issues are beyond politics,” tweeted TMC spokesperson Derek o’ Brien. The West Bengal police have announced a cash reward of Rs one