Free Press Journal
  • Jayalalitha, DA case

    Jaya’s DA case: SC verdict on appointment of SPP on Apr 27

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will pronounce on Monday its decision on the issue of legality of appointment of advocate Bhawani Singh as special public prosecutor(SPP) to argue before Karnataka High Court against the appeal filed by AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa challenging her conviction and four-year sentence in the disproportionate assets case. The apex court which reserved its judgement noted that the appointment of the SPP prima facie appears to suffer from irregularities but

  • Rahul Gandhi mentions Obama’s praise for Modi in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday mentioned US President Barack Obama’s praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in latest issue of Time magazine and called it a “first time”.  The Congress vice president, speaking as soon as the zero hour started in the lower house, said: “I was at the Congress president’s (Sonia Gandhi) house and I saw Time magazine… Obama ji has written a long article praising Modi,” said the

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Government handing over internet to corporates: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the NDA government of trying to hand over the internet to “some corporates”, as he raised the issue of net neutrality in Lok Sabha.  “Every youth should have a right to the net… But the government is trying to hand over the the internet to some corporates,” Gandhi said, raising the issue during zero hour.  He had also served notice to suspend

  • Delhi-High-Court

    Rajya Sabha TV appointments: HC seeks RS, Centre response

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought responses from Rajya Sabha secretary and the Centre on a PIL on alleged irregularities in the appointment of senior officers in the Rajya Sabha secretariat.  The plea had alleged irregularities in appointment of senior officers of the rank of joint secretary and above as well as the officer on special duty to Vice President Hamid Ansari and Rajya Sabha Television chief executive officer

  • B S Bassi

    AAP’s notice to Delhi Police to keep media at bay at Jantar Mantar rally is confidential: Bassi

    New Delhi : Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Wednesday said communication about the AAP notification issued to police to keep the media away from the rally held at Jantar Mantar was confidential. “Communication with governmental agencies and police are confidential. So, I will not like to discuss that. Media, if identified, can go to any function,” Bassi told.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Govt. will strive to ensure non-discriminatory availability of internet: R S Prasad

    New Delhi : Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that the Centre is serious about the net neutrality issue and will strive to ensure the non-discriminatory availability of internet to the public. “The government is serious about the net neutrality issue. The Telecom Commission will look into the recommendation of TRAI and then take final decision,” Prasad told ANI and other media here.

  • Manohar Parrikar condoles passing of Chennai defence pro N. Andavan

    New Delhi : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and other senior officials of the Ministry of Defence have condoled the passing of Natesan Andavan, the public relations officer of the defence ministry in Chennai, following injuries suffered in a road mishap on Monday. Andavan passed away on Wednesday. He was 52.

  • Narendra Modi

    Use ‘Earth Day’ to reaffirm commitment to keep planet clean, green: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said ‘Earth Day’ is the perfect occasion to reaffirm India’s commitment to keep the planet clean and green, and focus on sustainable development. “#EarthDay is the perfect occasion to reaffirm our commitment to keep our Planet clean, green and focus on sustainable development,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

  • Narendra Modi

    ‘India can show way in mitigating climate change’

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India can show the way to the world in mitigating climate change.  On the occasion of Earth Day, the prime minister in a series of tweets, said: “Caring for the environment is an integral part of our ethos. India can truly show the way to the world in mitigating climate change.”  “Earth Day is the perfect occasion to reaffirm our commitment to keep

  • Storm kills four, disrupts traffic in Purnia

    Purnia: Four persons were killed in a severe storm in Purnia that uprooted trees, destroyed crops and disrupted traffic. “Four persons were killed in different parts of the district due to the storm. Standing crop of maize, wheat and pulses have been destroyed in over thousands of hectares. Traffic on NH 80, 107 and 57 is obstructed as trees along them have been uprooted,” Purnia District Magistrate Rajesh Kumar said.

  • Naqvi offers ‘chadar’ at Ajmer Sharif on behalf of PM Modi

    Ajmer (Rajasthan) : Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, on Wednesday offered a ‘chadar’ at the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, Ajmer Sharif, on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi had earlier on Tuesday handed over the ‘chaadar’ to be offered to Naqvi.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi seeks suspension of question hr on net neutrality issue

    New Delhi: Raising the issue of net neutrality, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today sought suspension of Question Hour in Lok Sabha and gave a notice for an adjournment motion to discuss the matter immediately. An adjournment motion involves an element of censure against the Government. However, it is up to the Speaker to decide on taking up the motion.

  • Modesto Roma

    Santos president Modesto Roma Junior to fly to Milan for Robinho talks

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian football club Santos’ president Modesto Roma Junior will fly to Italy next week to negotiate a permanent deal for AC Milan loanee Robinho.  Roma Junior said on Tuesday that he has scheduled a meeting with AC Milan officials to extend Robinho’s stay beyond August when the forward’s current loan agreement expires, reports Xinhua.

  • Amit Shah

    HNLC calls for shutdown in Shillong ahead of Amit Shah’s visit

    Shillong : The Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Wednesday called for a complete shutdown ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah’s maiden visit. The HNLC is a militant organization operating in Meghalaya and claims to be a representative of the Khasi-Jaintia tribal people. According to reports, the Thma U Rangli-Juki (TUR), a pressure group, will be organising the ‘beef party’ near the BJP office here. Shah, who is presently on a week-long

  • Operation Decisive Storm, Yemen

    Saudi Arabia ends ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ in Yemen

    Riyadh : The Saudi Arabia-led coalition command on Tuesday announced the end of the military campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen after they received a message from President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday.

  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s fate unclear post US-led airstrikes in Iraq

    London : Conflicting reports have emerged about the fate of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is believed to have been grievously injured in a coalition air strike in March. A western diplomat and an Iraqi adviser were quoted as saying that the airstrikes took place in western Iraq, reported the BBC.

  • Neymer

    Neymar hailed by Brazil media

    Rio de Janeiro: Footballer Neymar was hailed in Brazil as Paris Saint-Germain’s ‘executioner’ after his two goals against the French outfit guaranteed Barcelona’s passage into the Champions League semifinals.  The 23-year-old took his Champions League tally against Laurent Blanc’s team to five from four matches this season as Barcelona won 2-0 at Parc des Princes on Tuesday, completing a 5-1 aggregate victory in the quarterfinal, reports Xinhua.

  • Ashutosh, AAP

    BJP pursuing anti-farmer policies, obliged by industrial houses: AAP

    Noida (Uttar Pradesh) : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is pursuing the anti-farmer policies because they have been obliged by the industrial houses.

  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s yoga session inspires European Parliament

    Brussels: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call at the UN for an International Day of Yoga reverberated in the European Parliament, the world’s largest legislative body, on Tuesday, with internationally known guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar leading a major yoga event.  The event titled “The Yoga Way” was organised by the Indian embassy in Brussels in cooperation with the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with India.