Free Press Journal
  • Centre set to allow bull taming sports

    New Delhi : The Centre is set to allow popular bull taming sport Jallikattu and a few other bullock races in the new year with Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar saying that the government will let such cultural practices continue while ensuring that the animals are not subjected to cruelty.

  • Goa archbishop quotes Vedas, slams BJP govt

    Panaji : In a severe critique of the BJP-led Goa government, Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao said far-reaching decisions were being taken without transparency and quoted from ancient Hindu scriptures to underline the importance of collective governance and universal brotherhood.

  • Hate comment on FB: Bajrang Dal leader held

    Mangaluru: A local Bajrang Dal leader has been arrested for allegedly posting hate comments on Facebook against a social worker who had filed a police complaint against the outfit for ‘stalling’ the screening of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Dilwale’ at three theatres here.

  • Bihar govt proposes ban on hooters in vehicles

    Patna  : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today proposed banning hooters in vehicles barring those of the Governor, Patna High Court Chief Justice, fire engines and ambulances to check increasing sound pollution.

  • Kalam’s memorial in TN: work set to begin today

    Chennai : The construction work on a memorial for former president A P J Abdul Kalam at his home town of Rameswaram is slated to begin tomorrow with the Tamil Nadu government allotting land as sought by the Centre and construction material having reached the site.

  • Seven people lose vision after botched eye surgery

    Rajkot: At least seven persons are feared to have lost vision in one of their eyes while four others developed serious complications after undergoing cataract surgeries at a charitable hospital here. However, according to an official from Sadhu Vasvani Trust Hospital where the surgeries were conducted on December 21, the loss of vision could be temporary. Confirming the incident, District Health Officer Dr Rupali Mehta today said, “It has come to our

  • No-confidence motion moved by directors passed

    SANAWAD : The no-confidence motion moved by the BJP directors against the irregularities committed by Lakshmibai Solanki of Congress was passed with 11 against 4 votes here in the farm produce market on Monday.

  • Shimla warmer than Chandigarh, Amritsar

    Shimla/Chandigarh :  It was another bone-chilling day on Monday and temperatures in many places in northern India plains like Chandigarh, Amritsar and Hisar remained colder than hilly tourist destination Shimla.

  • Cops seek CCTV footage inside hospital in Goa

    Panaji : Goa police investigating an allegation against famous pop singer Remo Fernandes that he threatened a minor girl, have sought CCTV footage of the ward at Goa Medical College Hospital where the incident took place.

  • Beards for Muslim cadets: Minority panel moves Prez

    Hyderabad : Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Commission on Monday sought the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee in the row regarding allowing Muslim NCC cadets to sport beards on the lines of the exemption given to Sikhs.

  • Talk on CPI(M)-Cong pact in Jan: Yechury

    Kolkata : A few months ahead of assembly elections in West Bengal and Kerala, where the party earlier ruled, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday clearly said that main focus of the ongoing plenum is to strengthen the organisationl set up of the party and not chalk out any election alliance with other political parties.

  • First-hand account of Kargil War in new book!

    New Delhi : Gripping accounts from the battle front during the 1999 Kargil war between India and Pakistan to capture the magnificent Tiger Hill have been recounted in a new book which was launched at Manekshaw Centre here today.

  • 131 yrs old, egg on face

    Goof up in party mouthpiece Congress Darshan; Nehru role criticized; Questionable remarks about Sonia.