Free Press Journal
  • All-party delegation to J-K is days late: Azad

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said that the government’s decision to send an all-party delegation to Kashmir has come 40 days too late, and added that matters would not have come to such a pass if the decision had been taken earlier. “We have made this demand on July 18. It’s been 40 days now. Perhaps things would not have come to such a pass if the

  • Cong counters BJP on nationalism

    New Delhi : A week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the BJP leaders to make nationalism as the party’s ‘mantra’ for winning the elections, the Congress on Monday countered him with nearly two dozen tweets on “Rashtravad banaam Chunavi Rashtravad” (Nationalism vs. electoral nationalism.”

  • Varying hues of the Kashmir Valley imbroglio

    There are many themes that define the ongoing troubles in the Kashmir Valley and it is important to acknowledge the different strands.

  • Fuel tank falls off from MiG-29 during takeoff

    Visakhapatnam: A fuel tank accidentally fell from Indian Navy’s fighter jet MiG-29K while it was taking off from the naval air station INS Dega in this coastal city in Andhra Pradesh on Monday. A spokesman of Eastern Naval Command said there was minor fire on the runway but it was immediately put off by the ground support crew.

  • Middleman will meet Indian cops in Dubai

    New Delhi: Embattled middleman in the VVIP chopper scam Christian James Michel has written to CBI, saying he is willing to meet with Indian investigators in Dubai and has sought the withdrawal of Interpol Red Corner Notice against him in case the meeting takes place. In the letter to CBI on August 25, the English law firm representing him, said Michel is ready for a meeting at the Indian consulate in Dubai

  • Don’t downplay Scorpene data leak, Cong tells govt

    New Delhi : The Congress on Monday slammed Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for being in a state of denial about the Scorpene submarine data leak and claiming no sacrifice of the operational secrecy when the Navy chief calls it as very serious.

  • Green shoots of political realism and spine in Kashmir

    Over the last fortnight or so, it appears as though the initial fluster that characterised the response of both the state and central government to the unrest in Kashmir is giving way to a more equanimous and collected policy response to the challenges posed by the situation in the state. The roadmap is still inchoate, and the political, economic/development, and security policies that are going to be put in place remain a

  • Scorpene leak has Navy chief in a tizzy

    New Delhi : In his first comments on the Scorpene data leak, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Monday said the Navy is taking it “very seriously” and that “mitigation measures” will be taken based on the report of a probe panel.

  • I-T dept to ‘name & shame’ chronic defaulters

    The policy framework for putting the names of such entities in public domain has been in the making for quite some time and the proposal is now being vetted by the Central Board of Direct Taxes.

  • Hafiz Saeed does his bit for K-cause

    Lahore : Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed led Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) has set up various new fronts and established camps all over Pakistan to collect donations and sacrificial animals in the name of helping Kashmiris in India.

  • Jaya unveils ‘Amma Gyms, Parks,’ for villages in state

    Chennai : The latest in a series of initiatives under brand ‘Amma’, Tamil Nadu government will set up 500 ‘Amma Gyms’ for youth and develop as many ‘Amma Parks’ for the public in rural areas. In a suo motu statement in the Assembly, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said 500 ‘Amma Gyms’ would be set up in rural areas to promote physical and mental health of youth, at an estimated total cost of Rs

  • SC allows Asaram to be brought to AIIMS for medical

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the self-styled Godman Asaram Bapu to travel to Delhi from Jodhpur jail by air for his check-up by a medical board at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, after the institute declined to send the team to Jodhpur to check his health condition.

  • NIA summons Geelani’s elder son for questioning

    Srinagar/New Delhi : As part of its probe into suspected terror funds, the NIA has summoned Naeem Geelani, elder son of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, for recording his statement in connection with a Preliminary Enquiry registered by the probe agency.

  • Dadlani booked for tweet on Jain monk

    Ambala/Chandigarh : Music composer Vishal Dadlani has been booked by Haryana police for allegedly hurting religious sentiments with his sarcastic tweet on Jain monk Tarun Sagar, police said on Monday.

  • Principal gets 10 years jail for death of 23 kids

    Patna : Court of additional district and sessions judge ,Saran, Vijay Ananad Tiwari on Monday sentenced Ms Meena Devi, the then principal of Dharmshanti middle School, Gandaman to 17 years jail term for mid-day meal tragedy in which 23 children had died on July 16,2013.

  • Nitish asks officers to install TV sets in flood relief camps

    Patna : Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has directed the district collectors to install big TV screens in all relief camps of the flood affected people for entertainment of the people taking shelter in the camps.

  • Rahul to begin UP poll yatra from Sept 6

    New Delhi : Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is kicking off his poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh with a “Maha-Yatra” from Deoria district on September 6 that will conclude in Delhi after 2500 kms of road journey by car.

  • …’Rats are the first to abandon a sinking ship’

    Lucknow: In the backdrop of a number of leaders and MLAs deserting Samajwadi Party, senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Monday likened them to proverbial rats of the sinking ship, an expression that might cause embarrassment to the ruling party. “When rats feel that the ship might have developed a hole and is about to sink…rats are the first to desert it… (similarly) people who apprehend that they might be denied

  • MSD, PepsiCo end association

    New Delhi: The decade-long partnership between beverages and snacks major PepsiCo and Indian cricket skipper in limited overs format Mahendra Singh Dhoni has come to an end.