Free Press Journal
  • Woman translator of Kalam’s book snubbed at seer’s behest!

    Thiruvananthapuram : The release of Malayalam translation of former President A P J Abdul Kalam’s book on Pramukh Swamiji on Saturday was abandoned following protests over denial of stage to the woman translator at the behest of a Hindu seer.

  • Maruti Suzuki workers clash at plant; 2 held

    Gurgaon : Workers at Maruti Suzuki’s plant in Manesar in Haryana’s Gurgaon district clashed on Saturday over the recent increase in wages of some employees, police said. Two former employees, who were sacked earlier for violence, were arrested for rioting, while more than 500 people have been booked.

  • Govt using CBI to harass Opposition leaders; Cong

    New Delhi : Congress reacted sharply to CBI raids against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, alleging that the Narendra Modi government was targetting opposition leaders by using the CBI against them.

  • Nitish slams Modi for not ‘fulfilling his poll promises’

    Samastipur(Bihar)  : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not fulfilling promises made to the electorates ahead of 2014 general election, saying that the latter only believes in giving speeches and will never do justice to the people of Bihar.

  • Rajnath Singh

    RSS does not seek report card from BJP: Rajnath

    Lucknow  : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the central government was not giving any presentations or report card to the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) as reported in some sections of the media.

  • Gogoi announces Rs 862 crore package for Assam

    Guwahati : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday announced that a Rs 862 crore ‘package’ will be distributed to the flood-affected people before the state Assembly polls, slated to be held in 2016. “We will give benefits to 76.41 lakh people across the state. The distribution will start from November this year before completion of our term,” Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told a press conference here.

  • Civic chief and cops clash in UP

    Gonda  : A clash broke out between supporters of municipality chairman and security forces here on Saturday following which six persons were arrested. Nirmal Srivastava along with over 30 supporters reached Bharat Milap crossing when MoS Vinod Kumar was on a visit to violence-hit areas. Srivastava allegedly misbehaved with Kumar and police had to step in.

  • From proxies to politicians: Bihar’s female MLAs

    New Delhi  : Thirty-five-years-ago, Bhagirathi Devi was a sweeper in the block development office in Narkatiyaganj, a town in Bihar’s West Champaran district.

  • Dalai Lama

    Dalai Lama cancels US trip on doctors’ orders

    New York : The Dalai Lama has cancelled a US trip next month after doctors advised him to rest, a decision sure to heighten concerns among the 80-year-old Tibetan leader’s supporters.

  • Prime Minister narendra Modi shakes hand with Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena at the meeting in New York on Friday, PTI

    India supports Lankan govt’s quest for justice

    United Nations : Noting a “sea change” in the approach of the new Sri Lankan government over the issue of alleged war crimes during the last phase of the civil war with the LTTE, India has said it supports the quest for justice while being respectful of the country’s sovereignty.

  • Constitution row: Top Maoist quits parliament in protest

    Kathmandu : Baburam Bhattarai, Nepal’s former prime minister and top Maoist leader sympathetic to Madhesis, on Saturday resigned as lawmaker and also quit the party to form his own political “force” amid differences with the major Nepalese political parties over the new Constitution.

  • EU, Iran discuss push for peace in war-hit Syria

    United Nations : The European Union’s diplomatic chief and Iran’s foreign minister met in New York to discuss the war in Syria ahead of a UN push for peace talks, an EU statement said on Saturday.

  • Last British Guantanamo detainee to be freed

    London: The last British terror detainee being held by the US in the Guantanamo Bay is to return home after spending over 13 years at the infamous military prison, the UK government said on Saturday. Shaker Aamer, who has been in the military prison in Cuba since 2002, has never been charged or been on trial, reports PTI.

  • Now, Zoya Akhtar in trouble!

    B-town director gets BMC notice after civic officers find presence of breeding spots at her residence