Free Press Journal
  • dalit

    Centre to release Rs 8.60 cr to Gujarat for Dalit welfare

    New Delhi, The Social Justice Ministry has proposed release of 90 per cent of the total allocated funds to Gujarat for various welfare schemes for Dalits, two months after seven youths of the community were flogged by cow vigilantes’ in the state leading to widespread protests there.

  • Swine fever confirmed in Manipur

    Imphal, Animal health experts in Manipur on Friday confirmed the outbreak of swine fever in Moreh on the India-Myanmar border.

  • Modi govt neglecting farmers: Rahul

    Ambedkar Nagar (UP),  Sharpening his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of farmers’ plight, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said the erstwhile UPA government had “waived their Rs 70,000 crore loans” even when the shape of the country’s economy was not “all that bright”.

  • Partisan politics over river waters

    The on-going water wars between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka go back more than a century. There was a time soon after independence when the same party was in power in all the States as well as at the Centre. If it had foresight it could have resolved all such issues since its central leadership was in a position to enforce its will over all the States. It did not. The result is

  • Saradha accused Madan Mitra gets bail

    Kolkata, Former West Bengal minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra was on Friday granted bail by a court here, over 21 months after his arrest in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam.

  • Rise against blind faith, not religion

    We are not a society that wholeheartedly believes in rational ideas. A personal belief is, to some extent, excusable. When it becomes institutional, or organisational, or social and affects the lives of others or even results in death, then it is dangerous and has to be fought.

  • Row over Kapil Sharma’s bribe allegation

    Mumbai, A controversy erupted today after popular stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma alleged that he had been asked to pay a bribe of Rs 5 lakh by an official of the civic body BMC which, in turn, claimed that the actor had carried out “illegal construction” at his office for which a notice had been served on him.

  • Patidar activists create bedlam at Shah’s show

    Surat : The first Vijay Rupani-led BJP government’s show of strength against the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) came a cropper here on Thursday following bedlam at the public meeting, compelling national BJP president Amit Shah to cut short his speech and the police to resort to lathi charge and teargas to quell violence.

  • Is PM shedding hardliner image?

    History has an uncanny way of repeating itself. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first saffron leader to become the Prime Minister; for 13 days in 1996, 13 months between 1998 and 1999 and between 1999 and 2004. What propelled him to 7 Race Course Road were BJP’s good electoral performance and the sorry state of affairs in the Opposition. But why was it Vajpayee and not Advani or any other senior BJP

  • Kashmir Ringside View: The angry valley

    Even as the separatists have spurned the offer of talks, the Narendra Modi government must keep the dialogue going, having overcome the initial drift when the Valley was engulfed in prolonged disturbances. It has become imperative for the BJP-led NDA government to realise that an Angry Kashmir is a reality and administrative measures in soothing more than the ruffled feathers has failed miserably.

  • Eco-friendly immersions a distant dream in twin-city

    Bhayandar: After mysteriously scrapping the project of creating eco-friendly ponds for three consecutive years, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) had finally woken up from slumber to replicate the Pune model of mixing of ammonium bi-carbonate (baking powder) with water to dissolve idols made of Plaster of Paris (PoP). However, thanks to the half-hearted eleventh hour attempts, the concept failed to attract Lord Ganesh devotees as it managed to appeal only a couple

  • Ganesh festival: Want to see ‘Mysore Palace’ ? Visit Abhyudaya Nagarcha Raja

    Mumbai: The Abhudaya nagar residents of Cotton Greens area have welcomed their ‘Abhyudaya Nagarcha Raja’ in its 60th year in a royal and grand Mysore Palace where lakhs of devotees are coming in to offer prayers. The Mumbaikars have a great smile on their faces these 11 days of the Ganesh festival.

  • Cherish girl children, says play in pandal

    Mumbai: In a bid to motivate people to say no to female foeticide, a 30-minute skit was organised in Virar on Wednesday to send a strong message to support the girl child.

  • India’s first death penalty in acid case

    Mumbai : In a landmark judgment, a special women’s court awarded death penalty to Ankur Panwar, the lone accused in the infamous Preeti Rathi acid attack case of 2013.

  • At Deonar, meat traders complain of stray dogs

    Mumbai: As Bakra Eid comes closer, traders at the Deonar abattoir remain dissatisfied with the services given by the civic body and allege that their complaints to the corporation are unheard.

  • US tells Pakistan it can’t pick and choose terror

    Washington : In a blunt message, the US on Thursday told Pakistan it cannot “pick and choose” the terrorist groups it goes after and has to target militants who seek to harm its neighbours by taking refuge on its territory.