Free Press Journal
  • Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani

    Smriti slams Sonia for “Hawabaazi” barb against

    New Delhi: BJP today took on Sonia Gandhi over her barbs at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying she was targeting him to hide her failures, and likened her praise for Rahul Gandhi over his stir against land ordinance with the case of a mother patting her son’s back for “usurping” farmers’ land, a reference to the recent Amethi land row. Seeking to turn the tables on Congress over its president’s ‘hawabaazi’ (empty talk)

  • Shahnawaz Hussain

    No fight between Manjhi and Paswan: Shahnawaz Hussain

    New Delhi : BJP national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on Tuesday rubbished reports of the tiff between Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan and former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.“There is no fight. Once we all sit together and talk, it will all get sorted,” said Hussain. He reiterated the good relationship between the members of the alliance, saying, “We are different groups but we have the same

  • Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman is the new global ambassador for Qantas

    Melbourne: Australian actor Hugh Jackman has become the new global ambassador for Qantas airline. The 46-year-old actor said that Qantas has always played a vital role in promoting Australia as a tourist destination and now they will together showcase their amazing cities, landscapes and experiences in the US, Asia and beyond, News.com.au reports. The ‘X-Men’ actor will team up with the airline to work on community projects and will provide opportunities for Australians to

  • Beef Ban

    Gujarat beef ban should not be given much weight: NCP

    New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Tuesday said the issue of the Gujarat Government banning the sale and consumption of beef should not be given much weightage. I am not an Islamic scholar, but it is possible that there is mention of it. I think it should not be given so much of weightage,” Anwar told ANI. On Monday, billboards with pictures of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel

  • Arun Jaitley

    Mahatma Gandhi’s writings getting global prominence: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday launched an e-version of the collected works of Mahatma Gandhi, and described them as a national treasure that has acquired global prominence and will continue to do so.

  • Sanjay Raut

    Jains cannot enforce their beliefs on us:  Sanjay Raut

    Mumbai : Questioning the Maharashtra Government’s beef ban order ahead of a Jain festival, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said that one cannot impose beliefs and opinions on others just because they (Jains) consider it to be wrong. “If this is according to your religion, then keep it with yourself. You cannot impose your opinions or beliefs on others. We know the law of this country and we don’t need to

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Maharastra CM Devendra Fadnavis embarks on four-day Japan tour

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today embarked on a four-day visit to Japan where he will inaugurate a memorial and statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and also hold consultations with captains of Japanese trade and commerce for investment opportunities back home. Fadnavis is accompanied by top officials of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) as well as Industries Minister Subhash Desai, on the

  • Sharad Pawar

    Government should take Sharad Pawar’s guidance in tackling drought: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government should have no hesitation in taking advice from an “experienced” Sharad Pawar in tackling drought, the Shiv Sena today said, but at the same time it criticised the NCP chief for “not using his position” as agriculture minister for betterment of farmers.

  • Anupam Kher

    Anupam Kher receives Honored Guest Of Texas award

    Houston: Veteran actor Anupam Kher has been presented with the “Honored Guest” award by Deputy Mayor of Houston Ed Gonzalez on behalf of Texas Governor Greg Abbot.

  • Sirajul Haq

    Jamaat-i-Islami chief says no talks with India until Kashmir issue is resolved

    Karachi : Pakistan’s Jamaat-i-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq has said the Nawaz Sharif-led government should not hold any talks with India unless the Kashmir issue is included on the agenda and resolved. According to the Dawn, he said at a function organised by the Al-Khidmat Foundation, that India and Israel were constantly conspiring against Pakistan but such efforts would be thwarted by the country. Haq also said that the country should strongly react to

  • Dalai Lama

    Dalai Lama a cruel ruler

    Beijing: Tibet will help improve China’s image, said a state-run Chinese daily as it went on to describe Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama as a “cruel ruler in exile”.

  • China

    China foreign trade declines

    Beijing: China’s foreign trade in August dropped 9.7 percent year on year, official data showed on Tuesday. The trade dropped to 2.04 trillion yuan ($320.8 billion), a steeper decline than the 8.8 percent contraction in July, Xinhua quoted the data as showing. Exports fell 6.1 percent year on year to 1.2 trillion yuan, compared with an 8.9 percent drop in July. The imports slumped 14.3 percent to 836.1 billion yuan, compared with

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Narendra Modi government failed abysmally: Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said the central government had failed abysmally to match its words with deeds and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s electoral promises were nothing more than “hawa baazi” (hot air).

  • Sartaj Aziz

    Talks with India only if Kashmir on table: Sartaj Aziz

    Islamabad: National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday said Pakistan will hold talks with India only if the Kashmir issue is on the agenda. He said the entire world has supported Islamabad’s stance that the two countries need to hold dialogue on all the outstanding issues including Kashmir, Radio Pakistan reported. Aziz rejected Indian allegations about the presence of wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan. He said a befitting reply would be

  • Raheel Sharif

    Pakistan Army chief says Swat Valley now terrorist-free

    Karachi : Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, has said that terrorists have been driven out of the Swat Valley and they will not be allowed to return. According to the Dawn, General Sharif’s statement came at a large gathering of elders of Swat and tourists from across the country on the concluding day of the Swat Tourism and Trade Festival being held at Kalam on Monday. The army chief praised the

  • Robert Fico

    Immigration quotas irrational: Robert Fico

    Bratislava: Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has said that the quotas fixed for immigrants from the Middle East and elsewhere are irrational.

  • Economy

    Indian economy full of potential

    Beijing: The Indian economy is full of potential, but how to ensure real growth will test “the wisdom of leaders”, said a Chinese expert in a state-run daily.

  • Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput

    Shahid Kapoor becomes party planner of Mira’s 22nd birthday

    New Delhi : ‘Much in love’ Shahid Kapoor made his newlywed wife’s 22nd birthday a lot more special with a self-organised surprise party. According to sources, the 34-year-old actor took a half day break on Sunday, became a party planner for Mira Rajput and personally supervised the decoration of their Juhu pod, where he threw Mira’s surprise party. Though, the ‘Haider’ star presented her lots of gifts, the best one was calling Mira’s parents

  • Going beyond water for hydration

    While one part of India is suffering from drought, the other part is fighting floods. It is proof enough that while a lack of water can kill, more of it can be fatal as well.

  • Budget

    South Korea to raise 2016 fiscal budget

    Seoul: South Korea plans to raise its 2016 fiscal budget by 3 percent compared with this year, bolstering worries about rising fiscal debts, a government report showed.