Free Press Journal
  • Laxman Behre new chief of RSS Goa unit

    Panaji: In a stern message to rebels under sacked Goa RSS head Subhash Velingkar, the Sangh on Saturday appointed Laxman Behre as its new chief of the state unit, a day ahead of scheduled convention of the breakaway group near here.

  • Cauvery protests abate in K’taka basin districts

    Bengaluru: Protests against the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu showed signs of abating in Mandya, the epicentre of agitation, and other districts in the basin, as Karnataka government braced for the next step in the tussle.

  • Romeo held for stalking school girl for months

    Bhayandar : The Uttan coastal police have arrested a 34-year-old Romeo who had been stalking and harassing a 16-year-old school girl for the past more than eight months.  Identified as Avinash Borges (34) the accused had been stalking and misbehaving with the standard IX student since January 2016. As he continued the harassment, despite warnings, the terrified family relocated to another locality. After finding out that the girl’s new address, Avinash began stalking

  • Beggars have a free run in Mira Bhayandar

    Bhayandar : Asked about statistics on serious crimes and other petty offences, the law enforcement agencies can dole out a long list of cases registered in their respective jurisdiction. However, when it comes to the issue of beggars, the Mira Road division of the Thane (rural) police has not lodged a single case under the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959 in the last 15 years.

  • BJP’s pointsman on J-K points finger at Salahuddin, Geelani

    New Delhi: The BJPs national general secretary and its Kashmir point person Ram Madhav on Saturday said Pakistan-based militant commander Syed Salahuddin was masterminding the ongoing unrest in the valley through Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

  • NGOs must fall on line, work under law: Rijiju

    New Delhi : Amidst the ongoing crackdown on NGOs, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said all voluntary organisations must fall on line and abide by law and no genuine organisation should be fearful of government action. Rijiju said thousands of NGOs, which were registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act were functioning in a very casual approach and disregarding law.

  • Horror mom starved, battered step-daughter

    New York : An Indian-origin woman, found guilty of brutally abusing and starving her 12-year-old step-daughter for more than a year and half, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the US.

  • Andhra shutdown over special status near total

    Vijayawada : The day-long Andhra Pradesh shutdown called by the opposition parties on Saturday to protest denial of special category status to the state evoked near total response, affecting normal life.

  • DUSU polls: ABVP bags 3 seats, NSUI makes comeback with one

    New Delhi: RSS’ student outfit ABVP continued its dominance in the DUSU polls, bagging three seats and describing the thumping victory as the “triumph of nationalism”, while Congress’ NSUI made a comeback, winning the post of Joint Secretary in the results announced on Saturday. ABVP’s Amit Tanwar was elected the new president of Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU), defeating NSUI candidate Nikhil Yadav by a margin of 4,680 votes. Priyanka and Ankit

  • Mulayam woos Muslims at start of ‘Sandesh Yatra’

    Lucknow : To woo Muslims, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said minorities helped his party come to power after the Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya and claimed that SP will return to power in the state again. “When BJP pulled down the Babri masjid in Ayodhya, Muslims helped my party form government …Muslims are not against us…we did not kill anyone in Ayodhya yet case was lodged against us,”

  • The Great Khali won’t mind a biopic on him

    Noida : He was an officer in the Punjab Police, went on to be a bodybuilder, a professional wrestler and even won the Mr. India title. Now, wrestler Dalip Singh Rana, better known by his ‘The Great Khali’ moniker, says he wouldn’t mind if someone approaches him with the idea of a movie on his life.

  • Cornered, Zakir plays Indian Muslim card

    New Delhi/Mumbai : The Mumbai-based 50-year-old Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is staying put abroad to avoid arrest if he returns to India, on Saturday slammed the “vicious campaign” launched against him and his organisation – Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).

  • Now, here come Baba Ramdev’s jeans!

    New Delhi : Patanjali, the multi-crore “swadeshi” consumer goods empire of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, is going into the new venture of branded apparels as “Paridhaan” and they will also include office-wear and even jeans that may be possibly produced in a factory it is setting up in Bangladesh.