Free Press Journal
  • Amit Shah

    Amit Shah ticks off Haryana minister on farmer suicide remarks

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah today disapproved of the controversial remarks of Haryana Agriculture Minister O P Dhankar who had said farmers who commit suicide were “cowards” and asked party leaders to refrain from making such comments. “I don’t agree with the remarks at all. These are his personal views. I feel party leaders should avoid making such comments,” he told journalists when asked whether he and the party agreed with what

  • Three country-made bombs found near Chidambaram

    Cuddalore (TN): Three country-made bombs were found in a village near Chidambaram in the district and they were later defused, police today said. Some round objects were found by people behind the wall of a temple at Periyakumati village two days ago and bomb disposal squad personnel were summoned, police said. No arrests have been made and investigations are on, Inspector R Rajan told reporters here.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Modi Govt stands for crony capitalists: Rahul Gandhi

    Tongalabad (Maha): Stepping up the attack on the Narendra Modi Government, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today accused it of “abandoning” farmers at a time when the country is faced with an agrarian crisis, and backing “crony capitalists”. Setting off on his day-long ‘padyatra'(foot march) through the affected villages of the Vidharbha region of Maharashtra, he told reporters, “The situation is very disturbing.There is a feeling of abandonment. The role of the Government

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Mufti wants to promote Gulmarg as India’s Davos

    Mumbai: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said he has a vision to promote Gulmarg as India’s Davos where country’s top business and policymakers can hold annual summits. “Gulmarg is a world-famous tourist destination. We have state-of-the-art cable car, high-end hotels, skiing and heli-skiing activities and great road connectivity. I wish we host Indian Davos at Gulmarg,” Sayeed said during an interactive session with prominent tour and travel operators of

  • Acid Attack

    Acid attack victim to undergo surgery in hospital at govt cost

    Mumbai: Acid attack victim Aarti Thakur, who has sought compensation from the Maharashtra government, will undergo a plastic surgery in a city hospital on May 19, her lawyer informed the Bombay High Court today. The high court had earlier ordered the government to bear the expenses of the surgery after 25-year-old Thakur filed a petition seeking compensation, as prescribed in the state government’s ‘Manodhairya Scheme’.

  • Maharashtra to set up Cow Progeny Protection Board

    Mumbai: Stating that conservation of cow and its progeny was important as per science, constitution of India and religion, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said his government will set up a cow progeny protection board. “Don’t look at prevention of cow slaughter just as beef ban. Cow is a live animal and has emotions. One can’t see cow in an insensitive manner like just beef. Cow and its progeny is important in

  • Sena dares Centre to start land acquisition from J-K

    Mumbai: Taking a jibe at central government over the contentious Land Bill, NDA constituent Shiv Sena today dared it start land acquisition from Jammu and Kashmir. The party said the central government had made the bill a prestige issue and while it can take away land from farmers elsewhere in the country ignoring their pleas, it cannot show the “same courage” in Jammu and Kashmir due to Article 370.

  • Black buck case: Salman gets another chance to present his side

    Jodhpur: A court here trying Salman Khan in an Arms Act case related to shooting of black bucks in 1998 has given another opportunity to the actor to present his side after recording of statement, in which he pleaded innocence and alleged that he was framed by Forest officials.

  • Rani denies being on social media platforms

    Mumbai: Actress Rani Mukerji has confirmed that she is not on any social media platform and has asked her fans to be cautious of “several imposters”.

  • A Raja - 2G Spectrum case

    2G scam:SC concern over leakage of info placed in sealed cover

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed concern over the leakage of name given to it in a sealed cover relating to alleged interference in a 2G spectrum scam case. “How has the name of the person which was provided in a sealed cover found mention in some newspapers,” a bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu asked senior advocate K K Venugopal, who is the counsel for CBI and Enforcement Directorate

  • German mag uses ink infused with HIV+ blood to print issues

    Berlin: A men’s monthly magazine in Germany has used ink infused with HIV-positive blood to print 3,000 copies of its latest work, in a bid to end the social stigma surrounding HIV. The front covers of 3,000 copies of Vangardist’s Spring issue are printed with ink infused with HIV-positive blood donated by three individuals living with the virus. The magazine has been produced according to the most stringent controls and using processes developed

  • Red sanders smugglers

    Order CBI probe into killing of 20 people on TN-AP border

    New Delhi: Several members in Rajya Sabha today sought a thorough probe by CBI or by a senior Judge into the alleged killing of 20 Tamil “wood cutters” in a forest by Andhra Pradesh police. After the House assembled for the post-lunch session, CPI member D Raja raised the issue following which Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement quoted reports from Andhra Pradesh government, saying Red Sanders Anti Smuggling Task Force (RSASTF)

  • India ranks 13th in generating power from nuclear source

    New Delhi: India stands at the 13th place world-wide in generating electricity from nuclear source and expects to increase the installed nuclear power capacity from 5,780 MW to 10,080 MW by 2019, government today said. According to the data published in 2014 by Power Reactor Information System of International Atomic Energy Agency, “India ranked 13th position in terms of generation. However, it stood at 7th position in terms of number of reactors in

  • Landslide,

    300 people from Odisha stranded after landslide in Uttarakhand

    Bhubaneswar: About 300 people from Odisha were among many pilgrims standard at a place between Joshimath and Govindghat along the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway since April 28 last due to a landslide followed by heavy rains at Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand.

  • Mekedatu dam: Karnataka CM leads all-party delegation to PM

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today led an all-party delegation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the Centre’s “cooperation” for implementing the Mekedatu dam project in his state, which is being opposed by neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

  • Amit Shah

    Land bill will be passed, let Harsimrat answer Rahul: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah today rejected opposition charge that the land bill was anti-farmer and asked parties not to oppose it for political reasons. He expressed confidence the land bill and the Goods and Services Tax bill would pass muster in the current budget session of Parliament. “Let the session be over. I don’t think they will not be passed,” Shah said when asked about the fate of key reforms measures

  • Subhash Chandra

    Petro-gate: Jubilant Energy’s Subhash Chandra gets bail

    New Delhi: Jubilant Energy’s official Subhash Chandra, who along with 12 others has been charge sheeted in the Petroleum ministry documents leak case, was today granted conditional bail by a Delhi court. The court allowed his bail plea on furnishing of personal bond of Rs two lakh and a surety of like amount.

  • States need not worry over the end of backward region fund

    New Delhi: With the centrally-sponsored Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) coming to an end with the Planning Commission, Centre today assured the states not to worry as they would stand to benefit even more with devolution of taxes.

  • Fidel Edwards

    Edwards replaces injured Bird at Hampshire

    Winchester (England) : West Indies pacer Fidel Edwards will join English county side Hampshire earlier than planned after the withdrawal of Australian strike bowler Jackson Bird.