Free Press Journal
  • India must be No.1 in start-ups: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: India must be number one in start-ups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, adding that the government was looking for systems to enable start-ups in the country. “In the coming days, start-ups will be promoted in every corner of the country. Start-up India – Stand up India,” Modi said in his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort here. The prime minister said that in addition to the systems

  • One Rank, One Pension

    Talks on regarding OROP: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that talks are on regarding the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme. “The issue of One Rank One Pension came up in front on every government. Some even made small promises. Issue could not be solved,” Modi said from the ramparts of the Red Fort. “The way the talks are going on I am expecting something positive,” he said. “I assure the servicemen and I

  • Now a Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the agriculture ministry will now be known as Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare. In his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort, Modi said that welfare of farmers was as important as growth of agriculture.

  • Succeeded in bringing down inflation: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government has succeeded in bringing down inflation, and argued that there was a need to restructure agricultural practices.

  • India’s future linked with eastern India: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: India cannot develop till its eastern part develops, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday. “We are focused on the development of northeastern states. This was ignored for many years,” he said in his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort here. He also added that his government was committed to provide electricity to all those villages that do not have power.

  • Coal Scam

    Coal auction has curbed corruption: PM Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that around Rs.3 lakh crore will come into the government exchequer from the auction of coal blocks that helped curb corruption. In his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Modi said his talk about coal auctions should not be seen through the political prism. He said the Comptroller and Auditor General report on coal allocations during the previous United

  • Firing by Pakistan

    Pakistan fires at Indian positions in Kashmir

    Jammu: On India’s Independence Day on Saturday, the Pakistan Army used mortars and automatic weapons on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. Military spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS here that the Pakistani army “resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at our positions” at 7.30 a.m. in Poonch district. “They are using 82 mm mortars and automatics to target our positions in Mandi and Saujiyan sectors,” he said. “Our

  • Respect for labour should be national trait: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said respect for dignity of labour should be our national trait. “If someone wears a suit, long kurta, we stand up to greet him, but if a milkman or autorickshaw driver comes, we don’t treat him well. Dignity of labour should be our national character,” Modi said in his address to the nation on Independence Day. Modi said his government has introduced an identity

  • Gas Price

    Saved Rs.15,000 crore on cooking gas: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said over Rs.15,000 crore had been saved due to introduction of direct benefit transfer in cooking gas subsidies. The prime minister, in his speech from the Red Fort, also said that so far 20 lakh people had given up their LPG gas subsidy under the “Give it Up” movement. “We got the LPG gas subsidy under direct cash benefit transfer… We used the Jan

  • PM Narendra Modi unfurls tricolor at Red Fort

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unfurled the national flag at the Red Fort here on the occasion of the nation’s 69th Independence Day.

  • Tight Security

    Tight security in place for Independence Day celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir

    Srinagar : Elaborate and tight security arrangements have been put in place across Jammu and Kashmir to ward off the possibility of a terrorist or extremist strike during the 69th Independence Day celebrations that will be observed in the state today. The security arrangements within and outside Srinagar’s Bakhshi Stadium has been beefed up. All the roads around the Bakshi Stadium have reportedly been sealed for traffic and pedestrian movement. Concertina wire and

  • 69th Independence Day: Rajnath Singh unfurls national flag at his residence

    New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday unfurled the national flag at his residence here and wished the citizens of the country a very happy Independence Day. “On this Independence Day, I wish all Indians, living in India and abroad, a very happy Independence Day. I pray to God that he provides every Indian citizen with the ability to make India a ‘world leader’,” he told ANI.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    India seeks release of detained sailors in Iran

    New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Foreign Minister of Iran Javad Zarif in New Delhi on Friday and raised the issue of the nine Indian sailors detained in Iran. According to reports, Swaraj requested Zarif to waive off the 2.9 million dollar fine imposed on the sailors and sought their early release. The Indian External Affairs Minister also advised Indian Ambassador to Iran, Saurabh Kumar, to follow up on the issue

  • India can be free of corruption: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: India can be free of corruption but we “have to start from the top”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday. Battling corruption will “need lots of measures”, the prime minister said in his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort. “Some people like to remain in ‘nirasha’. And they are not satisfied till they have spoken about it to other people,” he said.

  • Keen to club 44 labour laws into four codes: PM Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that government was working towards clubbing 44 labour laws into four codes to simplify them for the people. In his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the prime minister said multiplicity of laws was not good for good governance. “The law should be clear, to the point. There are 44 labour laws. We have brought a change. We have

  • Financial inclusion will ensure development: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government is focused on financial inclusion of the poorest sections to ensure that the “base” of the pyramid of development is firm. The prime minister in his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort here said the government has announced schemes to ensure social security. “There is a school of thought that financial inclusion is not always good… but