Free Press Journal
  • NC cites Tripura’s case, calls for lifting AFSPA from J-K

    Srinagar : Giving Tripura’s example, the National Conference on Saturday sought immediate revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Jammu and Kashmir, saying continuation of the Act was not in sync with the “significant” decrease in violence in the past six years.

  • NCP ready to agitate for drought-hit farmers

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who began a two-day visit to the drought-hit areas in the Marathwada region, has said the govt should announce a complete loan waiver for farmers and also support them for the Kharif season (more…)

  • Govt slams Antony over ‘One Rank, One Pension’ remarks

    New Delhi : The government on Saturday hit back at former Defence Minister A K Antony over his remarks that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “misleading” the nation on the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ issue.

  • Company secys can now act as whistle blowers

    Kolkata : With the new Companies Act in place, company secretaries (CS) like other statutory auditors can now act as whistle blowers if they detect any fraud.

  • Iran rejects site inspections in a N-deal

    Tehran : Iran said it would be “out of the question” for the UN atomic watchdog to question Iranian scientists and inspect military sites as part of a final nuclear agreement with world powers. “Interview with scientists is completely out of the question and so is inspection of military sites,” senior Iranian negotiator Abbas Araghchi told state television. The head of the UN’s atomic watchdog Yukiya Amano told AFP in an interview this

  • All school textbooks to be available on mobiles

    NEW DELHI : In a major help to the school students, the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT),  is releasing all its books for class 1 to 12 on mobile phone that can be downloaded free in either English or Hindi, next week. The only requirement is that one should have an Android-operating mobile. The NCERT has developed a mobile app for using these books, giving the options to select language,

  • War of words between ‘Saamna’ and Fadnavis

    Saamna, while targeting CM Devendra Fadnavis in one of its news pieces, had said the state is forcing policemen to contribute one day’s salary for the CM’s relief fund. The CM hit back at the newspaper saying that the paper should have counter-checked the information. (more…)

  • Blatter has given a new definition to corruption

     IANS : Is there a similar ring to Sepp Blatter’s shrill attack on the media when he thundered that it had been part of a conspiracy to throw him out as FIFA president? Hasn’t one N Srinivasan more or less used the same language to defend himself when things got hot for him as Indian cricket board chief?

  • China: Freedom of navigation in SCS should not be abused

    Beijing : As the US went on an offensive over the disputed South China Sea alleging the Chinese reclamation projects there may hinder freedom of navigation, China hit back saying that free movement in the tense region was never hindered but it should not be abused.

  • Cabinet clears two pacts with Bangla

    NEW DELHI : Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2-day trip to Dhaka from June 6, the Union Cabinet chaired by him cleared two pacts to be signed with Bangladesh during the visit.

  • Change in FIFA crucial: Platini

    Zurich : UEFA leader Michel Platini (pic) said that change at the scandal-tainted world football body remains “crucial” despite Sepp Blatter’s win in the FIFA presidential election on Friday.

  • MPCC dubs govt as ‘seth ji ki sarkar’

    MPCC claims the govt issued a notification that builders developing luxury towers have been exempted from paying a premium to the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai if they are building extra areas (more…)

  • Rajapaksa fears LTTE revival in Sri Lanka

    Colombo : Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is mounting a political comeback, has expressed fears that the separatist Tamil Tigers could regroup and revive terrorism in the country. “We are glad that terrorists are no more. But I have a suspicion that we may return to see terrorism,” Rajapaksa said, reports PTI.

  • ‘Not me, Saifuddin Soz behind Vajpayee government’s fall’

    Bhubaneswar : Considered to be one of the persons responsible for the fall of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1999, former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang on Saturay claimed that it was not his but the then National Conference member Saifuddin Soz’s cross voting that sealed its fate.