Free Press Journal
  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal in apology mode over suicide

    New Delhi : Keen to allay misgivings that the suicide at Jantar Mantar was a stunt staged by the AAP that went horribly wrongChief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has apologised for continuing with his speech even after the incident. “I think I was wrong, I should not have spoken. I didn’t think of it at that time. I apologise if I hurt have anyone,” Kejriwal has said in an interview to news agency ANI.

  • Owaisi

    Shiv Sena slams AIMIM for playing communal card

    Mumbai: Apparently disturbed by the spectacular performance of Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in the Aurangabad civic polls, the Shiv Sena said on Friday it does not augur well for communal amity in Maharashtra. “It’s a matter of concern how the AIMIM has got strength from Muslim localities in Sambhajinagar where the Owaisi brothers had challenged to uproot the saffron flag and plant their green flag,” the Shiv Sena said.

  • Donald Tusk

    EU triples migrant rescue fundings

    London: European Union (EU) leaders have resolved to triple funding for search-and-rescue operations aimed at migrant boats in the Mediterranean, a media report said on Friday.  The decision was taken during a summit on migratory pressures held in the Belgian capital of Brussles on Thursday.  European Council (EC) President Donald Tusk said leaders had asked EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini “to propose actions in order to capture and destroy the smugglers’

  • Nalin Kohli

    Arvind Kejriwal is ‘king of blame games’, says BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday labelled Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as a ‘king of blame-games’ and said that the Aam Aadmi Party chief’s politics has been focused only on allegations and acquisitions.

  • Parthiv Patel

    Support-staff not hampering chances: Parthiv Patel

    New Delhi: Rebutting assertions that the large Mumbai Indians coaching entourage is hampering the team’s chances in IPL, wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel said that the results may not be coming but the star-studded support staff gives players space and their inputs are valuable.

  • Naxal Attacks

    Crackdown in Sukma vital for police to combat Naxal menace

    Raipur : Security forces need to make significant inroads into Sukma, considered the strongest military base of the outlawed movement in the country, to win the “war” against Maoists, experts and police officials feel.

  • Church Vandalised

    Agra church attack: Christian body demands fair probe

    Agra: The Christian community in Agra has demanded a fair probe into last week’s vandalisation of a church here, even as police claimed that a jilted lover was behind the incident.  On Thursday evening, a rickshaw puller was detained after it was found that he fell in love with a woman whom he used to ferry to the church.

  • Sitaram Yechury, Rajya Sabha

    Rare show of unity in Rajya Sabha

    New Delhi : There was a rare show of political unity in the Rajya Sabha as members from all parties demanded that a retired CPM member P Rajeeve be brought back to the house. Leader of the house and union finance minister Arun Jaitley led the members in expressing this sentiment and calling upon the CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury to consider bringing back Rajeeve whose six year term from Kerala ended on

  • Rahul Gandhi, Kedarnath

    Rahul takes cue from Modi, mixes politics with religion at Kedarnath

    New Delhi : Mixing politics with religion is an old and time tested formula, so it is not a surprise that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, on his comeback trail, has made a pilgrimage to Lord Shiva’s abode Kedarnath. Significantly, he was among the first devotees to enter the refurbished shrine, which opened today for the first time in an area that was devastated in heavy floods two years ago.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Following Gajendra’s suicide, was unable to sleep at night: Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that the suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh has affected him deeply, further saying that following the incident, he was unable to sleep at night. “This was not an ordinary function because a chief minister was present there. I am not able to digest the fact that such an incident took place in from of me. I was not able to sleep that

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi to address conference on National Panchayati Raj Day

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a conference on National Panchayati Raj Day on Friday in order to highlight the steps taken by the government for the real devolution of administrative and financial powers. Around 1,000 delegates, consisting of Panchayati Raj state ministers, senior officials from state government Panchayati Raj department and elected representatives for all three tiers of Panchayati Raj Institutions will be seen in attendance at the conference. The best

  • Aadhar Card

    Maharashtra electoral office to link voter IDs with Aadhaar cards

    Mumbai: With an aim of ridding the electoral rolls of bogus voters, the Maharashtra electoral office has started an aggressive drive to link people’s Aadhaar cards with their voter identity cards. The drive, which started last month, may also help in giving voters an option to cast their franchise online in future, an senior electoral officer in the state said.

  • Heavy rainfall

    Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashes Salem

    Erode/Salem: Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashed Salem bringing down the temperature while trees were uprooted in Erode district, officials said today. The hailstorm lashed Salem around five pm yesterday, much to the relief of people sweltering under the heat.

  • sensex down

    Sensex falls over 139 pts in early trade on capital outflows

    Mumbai: Extending yesterday’s losses, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 139 points in early trade today due to continued foreign capital outflows and persistent selling by investors amid muted corporate earnings. Besides, weakness in the rupee which fell to a fresh three-month low of 63.43 against the dollar, negatively impacted investor sentiments.

  • Rape

    Mumbai: Three policemen arrested for rape

    Mumbai : Three policemen have been arrested for allegedly raping a 29-year old model at a police station in Mumbai. The accused were arrested on Thursday after the victim complained to Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria. According to reports, the three police officers also extorted cash worth Rs 4.5 lakh and some jewellery from the model. Further details are awaited.

  • Mumbai Indians

    Struggling Mumbai Indians take on resurgent SRH in crucial IPL game

    Mumbai: Struggling to stay afloat following their fifth defeat in six outings, former champions Mumbai Indians clash with a resurgent SunRisers Hyderabad in a crucial Indian Premier League game at the Wankhede Stadium here tomorrow.