Free Press Journal
  • Shelar taunts Aaditya over LED, says colour of development is white

    Mumbai : A Twitter war between Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar and Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray over the installation of yellow-coloured LED bulbs at the iconic Marine Drive stretch intensified on Friday, with Shelar’s comment — while taking the credit for the mega infrastructure projects in the city and the state — that the colour of development is white.

  • Pitroda defends Rajiv, slams armchair critics

     “In India everybody wants to play Monday morning quarterback. The game is played, let us now analyse it. Tell me what Nehru did in 1951, what difference does it make?” Sam Pitroda/ Technocrat (more…)

  • Digvijay disagrees with President on temple opening

    Hyderabad : The decision to open the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya was not made by late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi but based on a Court order, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said here on Friday disagreeing with President Pranab Mukherjee’s “error of judgement” statement in his memoir.

  • Centre forms technical group to monitor Zika

    The Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the US and can infect upto four million people, the WHO said as it issued a warning to all countries, including India (more…)

  • Pro-quota Patel youth tries to immolate self

    GANDHINAGAR : A self-immolation bid by a pro-reservation Patel youth to press the demand for immediate release of the detained Patel leaders, was foiled by the police here on Friday.

  • Release of Godse book on Bapu anniv stalled

    Panaji : The BJP-led government in Goa on Friday disallowed use of its premises for the scheduled release of a book on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse on occasion of the former’s death anniversary on Saturday amid protest by a local political outfit and to possibly avoid a potential controversy.

  • For Beating the Retreat, Prez brings back the buggy

    New Delhi : The historic Presidential buggy made a comeback on Friday, after a year’s break, with President Pranab Mukherjee arriving in it to attend the Beating the Retreat ceremony.

  • Chandy’s son also closely involved in scam: Saritha

    Kochi : Saritha Nair, one of the main accused in solar panel scam, having first dragged Chief Minister Oommen Chandy into the case, on Friday claimed his son Chandy Oommen as the one who was closely involved in it.

  • Protests rage in Kerala over CM’s resignation

    Thiruvananthapuram : Students and youth activists on Friday staged protests in front of the Secretariat here and in other parts of the state demanding resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who is facing allegations in the solar scam, even as police used tear gas shells and water cannons to disperse the agitators.

  • ‘Indian IS module draws members from IM, SIMI’

    New Delhi : An Indian terror module pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) is a reorganised group of the virtually defunct Indian Mujaheedin and SIMI elements, recruiting new members to carry out a string of terror strikes across the country, highly placed intelligence sources said.

  • Elderly man taken to hosp in garbage truck in Shirdi, dies

    Mumbai/Shirdi : In a shocking incident, an 80-year-old sick man died in the pilgrim town of Shirdi after he was taken to hospital in the municipal council’s waste collection van by its workers, prompting demands for resignation of the state Health Minister.

  • Temps soar; another cold spell likely next month

    BHOPAL : The appointment to the post of Chairman of Madhya Pradesh State Cooperatives Tribunal, which is vacant for more than a year, is still hanging in balance.

  • Why cops are not people-friendly?

    Indore : ADG Vipin Maheshwari along with other officials visited Standard Public school on Friday. He addressed 500 students and also answered queries of children. In this programme, Akhilesh Jha and Monika Shukla were also present.

  • Clash over drinking bout, police disperse hoodlums

    Indore : A drunken brawl led to beating of a family in Heera Nagar area on Thursday night. Police team reached the spot and managed to disperse the hoodlums. No complaint was filed and no case registered.

  • Assam govt’s welfare scheme under SC lens

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has refused to give its nod to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s multi-crore welfare schemes for the poor, saying it first needs to lay down norms to identify beneficiaries of the cash disbursed from public funds.

  • Akshay’s ‘Airlift’ annoys foreign ministry

    New Delhi : Akshay Kumar’s blockbuster Bollywood movie ”Airlift” depicting evacuation of over 1.70 lakh Indians from Kuwait in 1990 has upset the External Affairs Ministry for portraying the country’s diplomats as selfish and unfeeling.