Free Press Journal
  • AAP cracks the whip in Punjab, suspends MPs

    New Delhi : Cracking the whip on dissidents, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday suspended two of its Punjab MPs — Dharamvira Gandhi, who had supported expelled leader Yogendra Yadav, and Harinder Singh Khalsa — for anti-party activities and alleged that they had joined hands with ruling BJP-SAD combine in the state.

  • British MPs urge action against UP rape punishment

    London : British MPs have led calls for governmental intervention in a case in which two sisters in a Uttar Pardesh village were threatened with rape as a punishment.

  • Farooq calls for end of cross border shelling

    Jammu : Former J&K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday expressed solidarity with the border dwellers along the IB and LoC, who are under the ‘line of fire’ in the wake of the series of ceasefire violations.

  • DNA barb: Shotgun stops short of attacking Modi

    Patna : Sulking BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, who has been at loggerheads with the party, has reportedly disapproved of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s DNA remarks about Chief Minister Nitish Kumar but later sought to do some damage control by claiming that he did not attack Modi.

  • Jaya in lead over others for CM post: Survey

    Chennai : An opinion survey by students of Loyola College here released on Saturday predicted the AIADMK would retain power with J.Jayalalithaa turning out to be the popular choice as the chief minister again.

  • GSAT-6 satellite orbit raised second time

    Chennai : The Indian space agency on Saturday said it has raised the orbit of its military communication satellite GSAT-6 successfully for a second time.

  • Indrani case has led to shock, horror among women in Assam

    Guwahati/New Delhi  : For a society known to treasure family bonds and social values, the sordid Indrani Mukerjea, nee Pari Bora, saga has triggered shock and horror, particularly among Assamese women. “It is utterly horrible,” Akashitora, well known actress and social activist told IANS over phone from Guwahati referring to the alleged murder of Sheena Bora by her mother Indrani Mukerjea, wife of former Star TV CEO Peter Mukerjea.

  • Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar himself checking out last minute preparations for Sunday’s rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Saturday.

    Jolt to grand alliance: SP to skip Patna Swabhiman rally

    Patna : The grand alliance against the BJP in Bihar for the coming assembly elections seems to have disintegrated as the Samajwadi Party has declined to join the Sunday’s Swabhiman rally organised by the RJD and the JDU at Gandhi Maidan here. Neither SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav nor his representative would attend the rally as Congress president Sonia Gandhi is coming to participate.

  • BJP mocks at Nitish

    Patna : BJP mocked linking the rally by secular alliance here on Sunday with ‘swabhiman’ (self-respect) of Bihar and questioned Chief Minister Nitish Kumar how he would protect honour of the state by joining hands with RJD of Lalu Prasad and the Congress, reports PTI. “Nitish Kumar is organising a ‘Swambhiman rally’ by joining hands with those who soiled the honour and self-respect of Bihar … By taking Lalu Prasad’s support, JD(U)’s 

  • BMC focuses on repair of pipeline leakages

    Mumbai : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is in the process of chalking out a plan to repair leakages in drinking water pipelines in the city in order to save water. This has come after the civic body recently resorted to 20 per cent water cuts in the city due to a dry monsoon so far. Senior officials announced earlier this week that repairing pipelines and preventing theft of water are part

  • PM’s gift to Varanasi: Accidental insurance for 51,000 women

    Varanasi  : On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Union minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said here that as many as 51,000 women and girls of Varanasi will be insured under the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana as a gift from the Prime Minister.

  • Fadnavis to visit drought-affected areas from Sept 1

    Mumbai: With Maharashtra facing a drought-like situation, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will visit affected areas of the state including Marathwada, Ahmednagar and  Solapur districts from September 1 to take stock of situation.

  • No fresh violence in Gujarat

    Ahmedabad  : Normalcy is gradually returning to Gujarat where authorities on Saturday lifted curfew from all affected parts of the state as no major incident of violence was reported for two days after the Patel quota agitation turned violent early this week. “As no violence was reported in the state, curfew has been lifted from all the parts of the state, where it was clamped on August 25,” Additional Director General of

  • Jazeera scribes jailed for three years in Egypt

    Cairo : Three Al-Jazeera journalists were sentenced to three years in prison by an Egyptian court for spreading false news and endangering national security, in a case that has triggered an international outcry.