Free Press Journal
  • PM-led panels to meet again to choose CIC, CVC chiefs

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister-led selection committees could not arrive at a decision on the appointment of chiefs of Central Information Commission (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) at its meeting today and decided to meet again.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Manohar Parrikar visits forward areas, reviews security situation

    Jammu:  Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today visited forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) and reviewed the security situation and anti-infiltration measures in place in Rajouri-Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. On his maiden visit to the state after becoming Defence Minister, Parrikar accompanied by Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Northern Command Chief Lt Gen D S Hooda, 16 Corpscommander Lt Gen K H Singh visited forward posts along the LoC in Hamirpur

  • Arun Jaitley

    Credibility of Prime Minister’s office restored by BJP : Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: In an apparent attack at Congress leadership creating a separate power centre during UPA, BJP today said it has restored the credibility, dignity and stature of Prime Minister’s office during its one-year rule and the last word now rests with the Prime Minister. Addressing a press conference to mark the first anniversary of BJP-led government, senior BJP leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asserted that the party has become the central pole of

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Congress to pressurise govt to act on one-rank-one-pension issue

    New Delhi: Attacking the government over non-implementation of ‘one-rank-one-pension’ scheme, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today said he will “pressurise” the Centre to act on the issue at the earliest. After meeting a delegation from the ex-servicemen cell of the party, Gandhi said the UPA government had made provisions for the scheme and had even allocated money but the Narendra Modi government failed to implement the scheme.

  • Siddaramaiah

    State law department examining HC judgement on Jayalalithaa: Karnataka CM

    New Delhi: Even as AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa returned to power today, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the state law department is examining the judgement of the High Court which acquitted her of all charges and the government would take a decision on filing an appeal in the case after receiving the report. “Our law department is examining the judgement of Karnataka High Court. After getting the report from law department, we will decide,” Siddaramaiah told reporters

  • Rahul Gandhi

    ‘New colour, new style’ Rahul attracts attention in Amethi

    Amethi: His 57-day political sabbatical in unknown land may have made him the butt of many a joke, but for the faithful in Amethi, Rahul Gandhi is a changed man – more accessible and more focused.  For hundreds and thousands of party loyalists and Gandhi followers in the family pocketborough, which he has represented thrice, the recent three-day visit of the Gandhi scion to Amethi has left a “fresh feel” among those

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    IPL spot-fixing: Court order June 29 on framing charges

    New Delhi: A court hearing the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case on Saturday set June 29 for its order on the issue of framing of charges in the matter. Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna deferred the delivering order on the issue of framing of charges in the case for June 29.  Delhi Police on July 30, 2013, filed a chargesheet in the IPL spot-fixing case, alleging that absconding don

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    NDA has erased ‘marks of failure’ left by UPA in last one year: Naqvi

    New Delhi : Lauding the NDA Government’s achievements in the last year, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that the Centre has erased all ‘marks of failure’ left by the UPA in the last ten years. “The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has been moving ahead on the path of inclusive prosperity and security. Prosperity, security and dignity have reached villages, poor and farmers because of good governance.

  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy

    Rajiv Pratap Rudy hails NDA’s clean governance, targets corrupt Congress

    New Delhi : Minister of State for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Saturday took on the Congress Party over its ‘suit boot ki sarkar’ remark, and said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government has not indulged in white collar corruption unlike the previous UPA regime. “If looks and appearance is the philosophy of the Congress Party, I think, they have lost track completely. When the Congress says ‘suit boot ki

  • Loksabha, Venkaiah Naidu

    Congress indulging in ‘cheap criticism’ of NDA’s pro-poor initiatives: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi : Dismissing the Congress Party’s charge against the NDA Government as ‘cheap criticism’, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the Centre has taken pro-poor and pro-farmer initiatives during its first year of governance. “Everywhere, it is a pro-poor, pro-farmer, pro-women and pro-youth initiatives that are being taken by this government and people are feeling that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a messiah of the poor,” Naidu told ANI. Reacting

  • AAP Government

    AAP to hold ‘Jan Samvad’ to celebrate 100 days of Kejriwal Govt

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a ‘Jan Samvad’ at the Central Park in New Delhi’s Connaught Place on Monday as the Aam Aadmi Party Government completes 100 days in power. Kejriwal, who has had a very public spat on administrative matters with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, has accused the NDA Government at the Centre of trying to run Delhi through the backdoor. He has also criticised the Ministry of

  • Arun Jaitley

    Decisiveness in face of obstruction has been NDA’s hallmark: Jaitley

    New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that decisiveness in the face of obstruction has been the hallmark of the NDA Government at the Centre in the last one year, adding that decisions taken were aimed at augmenting growth and promoting development. “Decisiveness, even in the face of obstructionism, has been a hallmark of this government. Decisions are being taken in the direction which augment growth and promote development.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Arvind Kejriwal accusations not worth responding to: Kiren Rijiju

    New Delhi : Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s accusations about the NDA Government are not worth responding to, and added that Kejriwal just wants to create drama around himself. It’s not worth responding to Arvind Kejriwal. He just wants drama, we don’t want drama; we want governance,” Rijiju told the Media here. Earlier on Friday, Kejriwal accused the NDA Government at

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    Landmark gay marriage study retracted over ‘fabricated’ data

    Washington: A path-breaking study into same-sex marriage that stunned political scientists last year has now been retracted, leaving the scientific community in shock.  The landmark Columbia University study, appeared in the journal Science in December last year, had claimed that one brief conversation with a gay or lesbian rights activist can change someone’s mind about same-sex marriage.

  • Chicken Vaccine

    Vaccines developed against new avian influenza strains

    New York: The US researchers have developed vaccines that can protect chickens from two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. “We focused on avian influenza virus subtype H5N1, which can get transmitted from chickens to humans (zoonotic strain),” explained one of the researchers Juergen A Richt, professor of veterinary medicine at the Kansas State University.  “So far it has infected more than 700 people worldwide

  • Suriya

    Suriya’s friendly gesture for actor Rahman

    Chennai: Tamil star Suriya is set to travel to Kochi to promote upcoming Malayalam film “Lavender”, which features actor Rahman, who recently played an important role in the former’s Tamil home production “36 Vayadhinile”. “As a friendly gesture for working in ’36 Vayadhinile’, Suriya is returning the favour by planning to promote Rahman’s film ‘Lavender’. Suriya will grace the audio launch of the Malayalam film in Kochi on Sunday,” a source told

  • Jason Derulo

    Jason Derulo ‘tired of playing nice’

    Los Angeles: Singer-songwriter Jason Derulo, who ended his relationship with Jordin Sparks after three years of dating, believes he was “gentlemanly” about their breakup, even though she later accused him of leasing a BMW he gave her, instead of buying it.  “I do get tired of playing nice. Especially when people think I did something wrong, or that she broke up with me. But it’s so behind me,” Derulo said. The 25-year-old

  • Dwayne Johnson

    Dwayne Johnson titled World Selfie Champion

    London: Actor Dwayne Johnson was titled World Selfie Champion at the world premiere of “San Andreas”.  The former wrestling champion attempted the most selfies to be taken in three minutes and smashed the previous attempt to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records, reports femalefirst.co.uk.  Speaking before the challenge at the Odeon here at Leicester Square, he said: “I gotta tell you, I consider myself the selfie king and I’m

  • Jayalalithaa

    Jayalalithaa bounces back to power with a bang

    Chennai: The induction of J. Jayalalithaa as chief minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time on Friday last following her acquittal in the disproportionate assets case is evidence of her extraordinary ability to bounce back every time she seems down and out.

  • Amber Rose

    Amber Rose’s beau hates being in spotlight

    Los Angeles: Model-actress Amber Rose’s new boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly struggles to cope “every day” with the pressures of dating her because he hates being in the spotlight. The rapper said: “I had no idea what came with (Rose’s lifestyle). I’d be lying if I didn’t say that it’s not like a struggle every day doubled with the fact that it is like one of the most anti-spotlight people ever and one