Free Press Journal
  • Pak, China have ‘sin’ in their minds: Ahir

    PANAJI : India is making all efforts to ensure friendly relations with neighbouring countries, but some countries like Pakistan and China have “sin” in their minds, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said on Monday.  “There is sin in the minds of our neighbouring countries… in Pakistan’s mind, in China’s mind. That is why we have to deploy the armed forces and para-military force on the borders,” Ahir told a press

  • Conditions in child protection homes sub-human: CJI

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India T S Thakur on Monday termed conditions in child protection or observation homes as ‘sub-human’ and said the government machinery needs to be sensitive towards the issue of trafficked and missing children. He assured judiciary’s full support in ensuring justice for such children but said the responsibility of their rehabilitation rests with the government and use of technology was the only solution to deal with the

  • India grew faster under Nehru, Cong to Jaitely

    New Delhi : India grew much faster in the 1950s than many other countries, including China, Congress stated on Monday, debunking Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s claim that Nehruvian model held it back.

  • World leaders should follow what Modi did

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a ‘huge step’ by referring to the ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Balochistan, and other world leaders should now follow to highlight the ‘genocide’ and “ethnic cleansing” in the Pakistani province, says a prominent Baloch freedom movement activist.

  • CBI finalises charge sheet against Virbhadra, family

    New Delhi : The  CBI has finalised its charge sheet in the disproportionate assets case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his family members after its probe found that Rs 10 crore of ill-gotten assets were allegedly amassed during his stint as the Union Minister.

  • Debit card trail helped nail culprits

    New Delhi : The three convicts in the 2009 Jigisha Ghosh murder case had left a long trail of evidence that helped police nail them down.

  • Maya loses another stalwart to the BJP

    NEW DELHI : In a major setback to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati, her confidant Brajesh Pathak (52), a former MP from Uttar Pradesh, on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party at the party headquarters here in the presence of party president Amit Shah, within hours of his expulsion from the BSP for ‘anti-party activities.’

  • Trained dogs to check stray canines in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram : Taking a serious view of the growing incidents of stay dog attack on people, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today directed officials to take urgent steps to catch stray canine with the help of trained dog catchers.

  • Mysterious sale at horse auction sparks scandal in Poland

    Warsaw : Anette Mattsson had bid 200,000 euros ($226,500) for a prized gray Arabian mare but soon stopped.      With the price rising rapidly and no sign of other bidders, she sensed that something strange was going on at the annual Pride of Poland sale on August 14.

  • Japan’s first lady visits Pearl Harbor

    Tokyo : The wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited Pearl Harbor, bombed by Japanese planes nearly 75 years ago in an attack that brought the United States into World War II. It was not clear exactly when Akie Abe (in pic) made the visit. But she posted 11 pictures on her official Facebook page, apparently. “I offered flowers and my prayers at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor,” she

  • Govt hopes Patel will ‘rise to occasion’, curb inflation

    New Delhi :  The government on Monday hoped that Governor-designate Urjit Patel will “rise to the occasion” and use his experience of handling monetary policy at RBI to maintain a balance between inflation and economic growth.

  • AAP has no money to fight election: Kejri

    Panaji : Aam Admi Party does not have money to fight election despite running Delhi government, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal has said.

  • Urjit Patel competent economist, says Jaitley

    New Delhi: Calling Urjit Patel a “competent economist”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday expressed hope that as the next RBI Governor he will be able to contain inflation and contribute in country’s economic growth. The government has named Patel to succeed Raghuram Rajan as the next Reserve Bank of India Governor for a three-year period. He will replace Rajan on September 4. “Dr Patel is a competent economist, a monetary economist.

  • Jaitley may not read out new trains, lines after budget merger

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may do away with the age-old practice of reading out lengthy proposals on new railway lines and trains once the 92-year-old colonial practice of a separate Railway budget is scrapped and merged with the general Budget.