Free Press Journal
  • robert vadra

    Robert Vadra’s name dropped from VVIP, ‘no-frisking’ list

    New Delhi: Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, will now have to undergo security checks at airports with the government today dropping his no-frisking privileges after his frequent barbs over the issue on social media. Till now, 46-year-old Vadra, businessman husband of Priyanka Gandhi, an SPG protectee, was exempted from frisking at airports when he travelled with an SPG protectee.

  • V K Singh

    V K Singh rubbishes Assam protests over immigrants issue

    Guwahati: Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh today termed the ongoing agitation in Assam against the Centre’s decision to regularise stay of non-Muslim immigrants in India as “not normal” and “total misconception”. “It is a total misconception. When you politicise an issue too much, you get various polarisation. It is not normal,” Singh said at a press conference here.

  • Time for A R Rahman’s ‘ghar-wapsi’, says VHP over fatwa row

    New Delhi: Vishwa Hindu Parishad today asked A R Rahman, whose composition for a film on Prophet Muhammad has invited a fatwa against him, to re-convert to Hinduism, saying it was time for his “ghar-wapsi”. VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain said Hindus will “welcome” the noted composer with open arms and alleged that he had converted to Islam for commercial reasons.

  • Inland letters with image of Indira Gandhi may be discontinued

    New Delhi: Inland letters carrying the image of late Indira Gandhi may be discontinued, indications were available today, a day after it became known that stamps displaying her image as well as that of another former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi will not be printed. The Philately Advisory Committee (PAC) has recommended replacing the image of Indira Gandhi with yoga on inland letters but no decision has yet been taken, Communication Minster Ravi Shankar

  • Kondhane Dam scam: Tatkare fails to show up before ACB

    Thane: NCP leader and former Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare, who was summoned by the ACB in connection with Konkan Irrigation Development Corporation’s Kondhane Dam scam, failed to turn up before the investigators, a top official said here today. According to ACB DYSP Sanjay Mohite, the agency is carrying out an open enquiry in connection with the irrigation scam, and as part of their investigation, Tatkare was summoned yesterday over the alleged

  • Lalbaugcha Raja-Pehle Se Ab Tak

    One of the most awaited festivals which bring Lord Ganesha amongst his people is Ganesh Chaturthi. The idols of Lord Ganesha are welcomed in homes, temples and pandals with great splendour. The most famous Sarvajanik Ganapati is kept at Lalbaug in Mumbai where millions of devotees come to bow their heads in prayer.

  • TN against any move to allow SL internal probe on ‘war crimes’

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu today opposed any move to allow Sri Lanka hold an internal probe into alleged human rights violations and war crimes during hostilities in 2009 and urged the Modi government to take the lead at the UN and press for an international investigation on it. Mooving a resolution which was unanimously adopted by the Tamil Nadu Assembly, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa accused the previous UPA government of not fulfilling the

  • Meat ban

    Beef ban row: HC issues notice to state government

    Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir High Court today gave a week’s time to the state government to file its response to a writ petition seeking striking down of the provisions of law criminalising bovine slaughter in the state. The notice was issued by a division bench comprising justices Mohammad Yaqoub Mir and Bhansi Lal Bhat after hearing a writ petition filed by Afzal Qadri through his advocate Syed Faisal Qadri seeking striking down

  • Ranveer Singh

    Playing Bajirao was an intense experience for Ranveer

    Pune: Actor Ranveer Singh says he gave his best to justify the role of Peshwa Bajirao in his upcoming film “Bajirao Mastani”. “He (Bajirao) was a great man. The deeper I get into it the more I realise what a great man he was. It is a great honour to be selected to play this character,” Ranveer told reporters here at an event. “I did my best to justify what I was given

  • Govt mulls law for clarity on bail norms, says ‘all not well’

    New Delhi: Government is contemplating a comprehensive Bail Act clearly defining the conditions for grant of relief to the accused so as to no longer leave it to the discretion of courts. In an internal note to the Law Secretary suggesting statutory norms for grant of bail, Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has said that “all is not well with the way cases relating to grant of bail are being handled” and

  • NSCN-K banned by govt for five years

    New Delhi: The government today banned for five years Naga militant outfit NSCN-K, which has been involved in a series of attacks, including the killing of 18 soldiers of the Army in Manipur in June. The decision has been taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    India wants peace on the border: Kiren Rijiju

    Nagpur: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju asserted that India wants peace on the border and the safety of civilians is the government’s priority. He expressed his concern over the latest ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the Krishna Ghati Sector in Poonch District of Jammu and Kashmir this morning. “We want peace in the border and the safety of the civilians is our priority and it will be maintained,” Rijiju told

  • dengue virus

    Mounting cases of dengue trigger bed crunch in govt hospitals

    New Delhi: The surge in dengue cases in the national capital have led to a serious space crunch in government hospitals with a facility in east Delhi operating a fever clinic from the driver’s room while another prominent hospital has emptied its ortho and eye wards to accommodate patients.

  • Kids without access to garden likely to be obese

    London: Children aged between three and five years who have no access to a garden are at a greater risk of becoming overweight or obese by the time they turn seven, a new study has found. The research, which involved around 6,500 children from across England, found that even when taking into account factors like food consumption, physical activity, education and poverty, not having a garden was a major risk factor in putting

  • Nawaz Sharif,

    Sharif announces Rs 341 bn relief package for Pakistan farmers

    Karachi: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced a relief package of Rs 341 billion to revive the nation’s farm sector amid unfavourable weather conditions and falling incomes of farmers.

  • Brain

    ‘Smart’ chocolate may slow brain loss in the elderly

    New York: A novel chocolate made of dietary cocoa extract can promote brain health and prevent age-related neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s in the elderly, scientists have determined.

  • Malaysia’s ruling party organises rally to support Najib

    Kuala Lumpur: Thousands of Malaysia’s ruling party supporters rallied today to support the embattled government of Prime Minister Najib Razak following calls for the resigntion of the premier over a USD 700 million scandal. The rally carried out by supporters of United Malay National Organisation or Umno. Umno is a component of the ruling Barisan coalition party. The other two main components are Malaysian Chinese Association and the ethnic Indian Malaysian Indian Congress

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Power tariff to ease consumer tension: Kejriwal

    New Delhi: The Delhi Government, which is awaiting the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, on Wednesday announced that power tariff rates are likely to go down further and benefit the consumers.