Free Press Journal
  • Dalit student suicide

    ‘Raised anti-PM slogan to oppose atrocities on Dalit students’

    Lucknow: Two students, who had shouted slogans during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at a convocation function here, today said they took the step to ensure that no Dalit student faces the same fate as Hyderabad University’s scholar Rohith Veluma.

  • Rahul in Bundelkhand, says PM should show empathy for farmers

    Mahoba (UP): Holding a ‘padyatra’ in drought-hit Bundelkhand, Rahul Gandhi today took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he should think about farmers and labourers too and not just industrialists and give more funds for the backward region. The Congress Vice President reffered to Modi becoming “emotional” yesterday while expressing grief over the suicide by a dalit scholar Rohith Vemula at Hyderabad University and said the PM should also show empathy

  • Indian-origin man to be arraigned on sexual assault charges

    Washington: A 63-year-old Indian-origin businessman claiming to be a Hindu monk who performed healing rituals has pleaded not guilty after being ordered to stand trial in the US on charges of sexually assaulting three women. The Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Maren Dermody said yesterday Swami Gokula Nanda of West Hills California was ordered to stand trial on December 4 last year for six counts of sexual battery by fraud, three counts

  • Mamata Banerjee against fare hike

    Netaji must be given ‘Leader of the nation’ title: Mamata

    Darjeeling (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today demanded that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose be given the title of “Leader of the Nation”, and said the country has the right to know the truth about his mysterious disappearance.

  • Power

    No power cut till April, says Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: Despite a peak power shortage of about 500 MW, Odisha government has said there will be no load shedding in the state till April. “There will be no power cut till April this year. The next course of action will be decided after reviewing the situation after April,” Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das said after a meeting yesterday.

  • Internet’s openness, dynamism at risk: WEF report

    Davos: There has been a growing concern that the Internet may be in danger of splintering into a series of bordered cyberspace segments, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum. In a session ‘Keeping Worldwide in the Web’, participants discussed challenges facing the open global Internet, which has become a key driver of global wealth creation, socio-cultural enrichment and human empowerment in recent

  • Hinduja asks businesses to diversify to tackle global shock

    Davos: As headwinds from China and the US turn the mood gloomy here at the elite World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, top NRI industrialist G P Hinduja today asked corporate leaders to diversify their businesses across sectors and countries to sail through such turbulences.

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    ‘Saala Khadoos’ moves celebrities

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Dia Mirza got emotional after catching a special screening of the forthcoming sports drama “Saala Khadoos” here.

  • Bigg Boss

    ‘Bigg Boss’ to welcome general public in season 10

    Mumbai: The upcoming season of “Bigg Boss” will open its gates to the public as contestants, who will participate in the 10th edition of the reality show along with celebrities. For nine reasons in a row, the show has housed celebrities of all sorts, the hugely popular ones and the lesser known ones, national and international names.

  • NIA Team

    NIA arrests eight more terror suspects across six cities

    New Delhi – In a massive terror crackdown ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, the National Investigation Agency on Saturday arrested eight more suspects from 12 locations in six different cities, in connection with planning to carry out terrorist activities in various parts of India.

  • Nitish Kumar hints action against JD-U legislator

    Patna – Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday hinted of action against a legislator belonging to state’s ruling JD-U for allegedly misbehaving with a couple on a running train.

  • Dalit scholar suicide: Minister appeals to withdraw protest

    Hyderabad – Union Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha today appealed to the agitating students of Hyderabad Central University to withdraw their protest following the alleged suicide of a Dalit research scholar and assured them that they will get justice.

  • Netaji Files

    Newsalert – Modi declassifies Netaji files

    New Delhi – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday declassified Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose files at the National Archives of India here.

  • Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao

    US Congressional delegation meets Maharashtra Governor

    Mumbai – A five-member Congressional delegation from the US, led by Indian–American Congressman from California Ami Bera, met Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan here.

  • Freezing cold grips Punjab, Haryana

    Chandigarh – Punjab and Haryana reeled under freezing cold conditions today with the mercury hovering well below normal level in most areas even as a thick cover of fog engulfed the region, affecting normal life.

  • Senior Congress leader A.C. Jose dead

    Kochi – A.C. Jose, senior Congress leader and managing editor of Congress party organ Veekshanam, died on Saturday, party officials said.

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    BJP claims that AAP spending money on ‘self-glorification’

    New Delhi – Taking a dig at Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party Government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said it is spending money on advertisements for ‘self-glorification’ and ‘publicity’ and not bothered about the poor people of Delhi.

  • ISIS threatens attack on Spain in latest video

    London – The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has threatened to launch attacks on Spain and has asserted their claim on land in their latest propaganda video.