Free Press Journal
  • High Court directs UMC not to demolish Hotel Shanti Palace

    Ujjain : The Indore bench of High Court (HC) has directed the Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) not to demolish the Hotel Shanti Palace till pending litigations are not disposed-off.

  • Rahul reaches out to Bangalore students who cheered for ‘Swachh Bharat’

    New Delhi : A candid conversation with the students of Bangalore’s Mount Carmel College, which earned him negative press as — contrary to his expectations, the participants gave a thumbs-up to prime minister Narendra Modi’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyan — has not deterred Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi from reconnecting with them.

  • Gujarat outcome a boost for Congress

    New Delhi : For the Congress, there could be no better proof of the Modi model going bust than its improved showing the in the civic elections in Gujarat. “We have won 20 out of the 31 district panchayats and by the time the final tally comes in, the number could go up to 25,” said party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi as he recounted that party’s tally of seats in various districts.

  • Modi showed huge tolerance by shaking hands with Sharif: Sena

    Mumbai : In a sarcastic take on Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif’s handshake on sidelines of the climate summit in Paris, the Shiv Sena today said the Prime Minister has displayed “huge tolerance” by shaking hands with his Pakistani counterpart.

  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Nepal’s Deputy PM, Kamal Thapa, in New Delhi on Wednesday.

    No hindrance of supplies from India to Nepal, asserts Sushma

    New Delhi : While asserting that there is no hindrance to supplies from India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked Nepal to normalise the situation in the Himalayan nation as soon as possible.

  • No beef festival on Osmania Univ campus

    Hyderabad: The Osmania University authorities late this evening made it clear that no “beef festival” would be allowed to be organised on the varsity campus.

  • Sack VK Singh says Opp as PM walks out

    New Delhi : The government’s hope of having a smooth Winter Session, a day after the storm over intolerance concluded, were dashed early on Wednesday as the opposition raised a ruckus in Lok Sabha over VK Singh’s controversial remarks.

  • British PM David Cameron talks to lawmakers inside the House of Commons during a debate on launching airstrikes against IS in Syria.

    Cameron makes case for UK to join Syria strikes

    London : UK will be a safer place if it answers the call from its allies to join in the air strikes on Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday as he asked lawmakers to take a more aggressive stance on Islamic State (IS) ahead of a crucial vote in the parliament, reports PTI.

  • ‘Lahore was a Hindu city that has disappeared’

    New Delhi : Canadian author and journalist of Pakistani origin, Dr Tarek Fatah (in pic) has expressed the view that the plight of minority communities in Pakistan can best be described as abysmal, if not non-existent.

  • Brazen Virat Kohli hits out at ICC

    New Delhi : India’s Test captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday took a dig at the ICC, which rated the Nagpur track as “poor”, and wondered why nothing is written when teams get out for under 50-100 runs on South African pitches. India won the series with a crushing 124-run win at Nagpur, a match that ended in two and half days, prompting ICC match referee Jeff Crowe to file a report terming the pitch

  • Opposition questions BMC over ‘ambiguous’ contract

    Mumbai : There was outrage among corporators in the civic body’s standing committee meeting as opposition leaders claimed that the administration had yet again used the more-expensive ‘rate contracts’ in place of e-tenders to acquire 16 marble-top round tables.

  • Chennai’s IT hub, Motown shut down

    Downpour halt auto companies’ production; operations of IT firms affected but companies say that they have invoked alternative measures to ensure there is no impact on critical services (more…)

  • State may start free buses to therapy centres for HIV patients

    Mumbai : Owing to the stigma surrounding the disease, many HIV positive patients travel from their homes to far-off Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) centres so that no one in their locality knows that they are suffering from the disease. Very often, they stop visiting these centres as they can no longer afford the travel expenses. In the wake of this issue, Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde has assured patients that the proposal

  • 120/80 blood pressure reading still works best for Indians

    New Delhi : At a time when researchers and health care providers globally are debating over an ideal blood pressure (BP) level for you – with changing lifestyles and stress being a major part of everyday life – the Indian health experts still vouch for the traditional 120/80 BP reading — even a tad lower — for all age groups, reports IANS.