Free Press Journal
  • Jaitley digs out old UPA replies to defend mantri

    New Delhi : In a bid to show the mirror to the opposition, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dug out replies given by UPA ministers on different occasions quoting ”love affairs, impotency and barrenness, drugs, personal disputes” etc as reasons for farmer suicides. These replies were given during different parliament sessions ranging from 2012 to 2014. While quoting these old replies, Jaitley defended Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh who came under opposition fire on

  • Cong, TMC and BJD to seek total withdrawal of land bill

    New Delhi : With the deadline of the Parliamentary panel on land bill  nearing to a close, at least three opposition parties, including Congress have decided to seek total withdrawal of NDA’s contentious land bill.

  • Rape convictions can rest on victim’s testimony: High Court

    Mumbai : Observing that conviction in rape cases can solely rest on the testimony of the victim if it inspires confidence, the Bombay High Court has upheld the life sentence awarded to a 42-year-old man for raping his step-daughter for over a year.

  • Focus on then Delhi CP Neeraj Kumar

    New Delhi :  A Delhi court’s verdict dropping all charges against former India paceman S Sreesanth and two other cricketers in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal has brought back the spotlight on former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar.

  • Won’t allow another Kargil: Army Chief

    Drass (J-K) : Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday said the armed forces will not let another Kargil-like conflict to take place.     After paying tributes to the Kargil war martyrs at a memorial here, he said the “Army won’t allow another Kargil”. Though the celebrations to mark the 16th anniversary of India’s victory in the Kargil War, also called Vijay Diwas, began on July 20, the main functions will

  • Oltmans appointed India hockey coach till Olympics

    New Delhi :  High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans was appointed coach of the Indian hockey team, replacing Paul van Ass, who was sacked after a bitter spat with Hockey India President Narinder Batra.

  • Bengaluru Bulls ram their way to third spot

    Kolkata :  Bengaluru Bulls staged a remarkable comeback to defeat Puneri Paltans 31-26 in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) encounter at the Netaji Indoor Stadium on Saturday.

  • ‘No regrets over sacking incompetent Van Ass’

    New Delhi :  Hockey India chief Narinder Batra conceded that the premature exit of Paul van Ass was a setback to the national team’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics but made it clear that he had no regrets for letting go of “an incompetent coach”.

  • Environmental volcano waiting to erupt, says Ashwani Kumar

    New Delhi : Congress MP Ashwani Kumar on Saturday criticised the Environment Ministry over its “flawed” regulatory regime and lack of enforcement of green norms and allegied “an environmental volcano is waiting to erupt.”

  • Kashmir can never be taken nor given, Sharif told scribe

    Srinagar : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had long ago admitted that his country can neither take away Kashmir nor can India give it away, veteran journalist Kuldip Nayyar claimed on Saturday.

  • It is states’ duty to set up human rights commissions: Supreme Court

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has said that it was the statutory duty of the state governments  to set up state human rights commissions as their absence makes access to justice by the victims of the human rights violation an “illusion”.

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    Manohar Parrikar accused of land grab in Goa for ministry

    New Delhi : Goa’s Congress MP Shantaram Naik on Saturday accused Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of not helping the state as a Goan to make the Indian Navy release at least part of its unauthorisedly occupied land at Dabolim to enable expansion and upgradation of the Dabolim Airport by the Airport Authority of India (AAI).

  • Lot to be done at Rashtrapati Bhavan: President

    New Delhi : There is a lot to be done at Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Pranab Mukherjee today said as he ushered in his fourth year in office dispelling notions that life in the President’s Estate was in a “realm of boredom”. Mukherjee, who has launched many initiatives to bring Rashtrapati Bhavan closer to the masses, said it has been his idea to keep doing something which is “primarily concerned with the people” and

  • Sourav Ganguly happy for trio

    Kolkata :  Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said he was happy for the three cricketers cleared by a Delhi court of spot fixing charges and insisted that the Board should not have a problem with the order.

  • Governor consults top officials on Memon’s plea

    Mumbai : Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday held consultations with Home and Law Department officials on the mercy petition submitted by 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon.

  • Indian Muslims can lead the way in the times of ISIS, says RSS

    New Delhi : Amid growing radicalisation of a sect of Muslims and the rise of ISIS, RSS organ ‘Organiser’ has said Indian Muslims can lead the way for global peace and prosperity as shown by the community in Maharashtra town by Eid celebrations for Vaishnavite pilgrims.

  • IAS officer charged for concealing information on Priyanka land

    Shimla  : The Himachal Pradesh Information Commission issued notices to ADM-cum-PIO, Shimla, and others asking them why penalty should not be imposed on them for ‘concealing’ information in a supplementary plea filed by an RTI activist in the case relating to purchase of land by Priyanka Vadra here.