Free Press Journal
  • CPI-M meet on to elect new general secretary

    Visakhapatnam: The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Sunday began a crucial meet to elect a new general secretary.  On the final day of the 21st Congress, the party will choose the new Central Committee, which will then elect a new politburo and general secretary.   Party’s politburo met on Saturday night and finalised the names to the new Central Committee (CC). The CC meeting, which began at 9 a.m., will discuss the names.

  • Delhi Court

    Complied with orders on tribunal head’s salary: Government to High Court

    New Delhi: The city government has told Delhi High Court that it has complied with its directions to enhance pay of a retired additional district judge, the presiding officer of two tribunals, and to fix terms and conditions of his appointment. The submissions were made by Delhi government in an affidavit filed through advocate Zubeda Begum.

  • E-Visa

    Govt may offer e-tourist visa to Chinese nationals

    New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to China, India may extend the e-tourist visa facility to citizens of that country, despite strong opposition from an intelligence agency. The matter was discussed threadbare at a recent high- level meeting, chaired by Union Home Secretary L C Goyal, during which the intelligence agency expressed reservations and suggested a cautious approach before taking a final decision.

  • Operation Raahat, Yemen

    Operation Raahat: Pilots dealt with dust storm, damaged machines

    New Delhi: Blinding dust storms, damaged navigational aids and confusing instructions from the ATC were some of the challenges braved by Air India crew who took part in the recent mission to airlift thousands of people, including foreign nationals, out of strife-hit Yemen. Recounting the edgy operation, an Air India pilot who was part of the efforts said that they managed to evacuate nearly 2,900 people with the help of three aircraft and eight

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi demonstrates India’s stewardship at green talks

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama, in his 166-word eulogy in Time magazine that named Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the 100 most influential people in the world, termed him “India’s reformer-in-chief” who had “laid out an ambitious vision to …unleash India’s true economic potential while confronting climate change”.

  • Transgenders

    DU working on policy for transgender admissions

    New Delhi: After introducing the transgender option in the gender column of its admission forms, Delhi University is now working to draw up the modalities for them to enrol at the varsity. DU’s Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) has taken up a project — “The Third ‘I’: Dignity of Being” — under which it is focusing on accommodating the members of the transgender community within the varsity’s academic space.

  • Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi to address Kisan Rally today

    New Delhi : Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi will address a ‘Kisan Rally’ at the Ramlila Ground in the national capital today, during which they are expected to target the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill. During the rally, the two leaders are also expected to highlight the losses and problems faced by farmers.

  • Church Vandalised

    Hire outside experts to finish corruption probe on time: CVC

    New Delhi: Citing delay in probe into cases of corruption in construction projects, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has asked government departments to hire independent and reliable engineers to finish these investigations on time. The Chief Technical Examination (CTE) wing of the Commission conducts intensive examination of works or procurement of various central government departments or organisations.

  • Khau Galli comes to Saptami

    INTRO: Adhering to its distinctive zing and instant preparation style, Saptami gives a zhakas street fare punch to its guests, writes GITA HARI.

  • Hafiz Saeed

    As Kashmir burns, Saeed cries ‘Jihad’

    Lahore :  Amid growing tension in Jammu and Kashmir, Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has pledged full support to the Kashmiris in their struggle for freedom and said he backed ‘jihad’ in the troubled state in concert with Pakistani government and the army.

  • Srinagar unrest

    Teen Killed in Cross fire in Kashmir Valley

    Srinagar :  A teenager was shot dead by security forces in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday during a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference against the recent killing of two youths in an army operation in Tral, prompting the authorities to register a murder case and order a magisterial probe.

  • Farmers ‘mob’ their messiah

    New Delhi :  Ahead of a Kisan Rally convened by the Congress at the Ramlila Maidan here on Sunday, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi interacted with farmers arriving for the rally to note that they were more concerned over the recent nature’s fury than the land acquisition ordinance.

  • Smriti Irani

    ‘I am a hard nut to crack, ‘too fat’ to be cut to size!’

    New Delhi :  In the news for all the wrong reasons, HRD Minister Smriti Irani comes across as a no-nonsense hard-nosed politician. In an interview, she refuses to believe that she is at fault with regard to the several controversies she has courted in recent times. She opens up, saying “I am a hard nut to crack,” and also asserts that she is “too fat” to be cut to size.

  • Major administrative shake up anytime now

    BHOPAL : The state government is preparing for a major reshuffle of IAS officers. This will be the second major reshuffle of IAS officers after the one that was effected after the 2013 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Temp crosses 40°C; heat wave waiting in the wings

    BHOPAL : Mercury crossed the 40°C mark in the state capital for the first time on Saturday. The day as well night temperature soared by three and four degree Celsius respectively. Temperature is expected to touch 42 degree Celsius on Monday. Within a week, a heat wave may strike the state.

  • CM to fete journalists today

    BHOPAL: National and state-level journalism awards distribution function will be held on April 19 at CM House at 5 pm. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan will present the awards. Public Relations Minister Rajendra Shukla will preside over the function. Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa will also be present. Vidyaniwas Mishra National Journalism Award will be conferred on Rajnath Singh Surya, Lucknow, Asim Kumar Mitra, Kolkata, Dhirendra Nath Chakravarti, Assam and Shekhar Gupta,

  • Vyapam: Cong accusing STF of going soft on ‘Big Fish’

    BHOPAL : Congress spokesman KK Mishra, interacting with the media on Saturday, alleged that the Special Task Force (STF) probing the Vyapoam scam was protecting the ‘Big fish’. Mishra said, “Raghavendra Singh Tomar, who is close to CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan, has been made prosecution witness instead of accused in the case”

  • Police arrest six for planning to loot Reliance petrol pump

    BHOPAL : Hanumanganj police has swooped down six accused while they were planning to loot at Reliance Petrol Pump at Qazi Camp. They have been identified as Javed, Shohail, Shahzad, Shahwar, Sanjay, and Shahrukh.

  • Pipes worth lakhs gutted in fire at BMC depot

    BHOPAL : Water works material worth lakhs of rupees was gutted in a fire that erupted in Bhopal Municipal Corporation’ Shamla Hills depot on Saturday evening. The reason behind the fire is reported to be short circuit.