Free Press Journal
  • PM’s birthday events set 3 world records

    Navsari: Three world records were set at two events held to celebrate the 66th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Navsari in south Gujarat, Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said on Saturday. While one record- most persons (989) lighting earthen lamps within 30 seconds- was set last evening, another two feats were achieved today in the presence of Modi, he said.

  • Muslim attacked by cow vigilantes dies

    Ahmedabad : A 25-year-old Muslim man who was thrashed brutally allegedly by cow vigilantes on September 13 died at a hospital here on Friday night, police said on Saturday.

  • ‘China willing to enhance coop with Maharashtra’

    Beijing : China is ready to further enhance cooperation with Maharashtra to achieve mutually beneficial and win-win results, State Councilor Yang Jiechi has said.

  • Is India dumping NAM to align with America?

    New Delhi : At a time when the developing world looks at India for leadership in the Non Aligned Movement (NAM), a 55-year old legacy of Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is quietly deserting it in his lust for friendship with the United States.

  • 2G court has jurisdiction to try Aircel-Maxis matter

    New Delhi : The Aircel-Maxis deal “fairly and squarely falls within the description of 2G scam”, a special court on Saturday said while holding that it has the jurisdiction to try the matter against ex-Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi and others. Special Judge O P Saini passed the order while dismissing the pleas of the Maran brothers and other accused challenging the jurisdiction of the special 2G court to try two

  • Kejriwal granted exemption from court appearance

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Saturday granted exemption from personal appearance for the day by a court here in a criminal defamation complaint filed by Union minister Arun Jaitley against him and others. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass fixed the matter for October 24 after counsel for Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders, who are also accused in the case, submitted that it’s earlier order refusing to stay

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    Mend ways or no poll ticket: Mamata to errant TMC MPs

    Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday slammed party parliamentarian Aparupa Poddar and other party leaders for their “conduct in public life” and asked them to “mend their ways” or they would not get nominations in the next elections.

  • After Rohit, another suicide in Hyd varsity

    Hyderabad: A fine arts student at the University of Hyderabad, which was rocked by the suicide of PhD scholar Rohith Vemula earlier this year, allegedly committed suicide in his hostel room in the wee hours on Saturday apparently under depression, police said.

  • Lalu prefers Nitish over Rahul as the next PM

    Patna : A section of Bihar’s ruling Grand Alliance, comprising JD-U, RJD and Congress, has disapproved of the projection of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as the likely prime ministerial candidate in the next parliamentary election.

  • Jaya govt to build ‘Amma Marriage Halls’

    Chennai: In yet another ‘pro-people’ initiative under the ‘Amma’ brand of schemes, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday announced “Amma Marriage Halls” at 11 locations in the state at an estimated cost of Rs 83 crore.

  • Asaram to be flown to AIIMS for medical check

    Jodhpur : Self-styled godman Asaram will be flown to Delhi today under police custody for medical examination at AIIMS. Asaram would be taken to New Delhi by an Air India flight tomorrow afternoon in pursuance of the directions of the Supreme Court, Police Commissioner, Jodhpur, Ashok Kumar Rathore said.

  • Swamy believes he’ll be a better FM than Jaitley

    New Delhi : BJP leader Subramanian Swamy believes he will be a better Finance Minister than the incumbent Arun Jaitley. “I am an economist. He is a lawyer. How can he be better than me?” Swamy, whose antagonism for Jaitley is open, said at an event here on Saturday. Swamy was replying to a query on whether he will make a better Finance Minister than Jaitley at the India Today Mind Rocks Summit.

  • Keralite women participate in ‘Pulikali’, creating history

    Thrissur (Ker) : A group of Keralite women on Saturday created history by taking part in ‘Pulikali’ (Dance of Tigers), a famous folk art which has been an exclusive bastion of male artistes, here along with over 500 male counterparts, donning the garb of symbolic tigers.

  • Rahul to break his yatra after reaching Lucknow on Sept 23

    New Delhi : Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will give a break of four or five days to his Kisan Yatra after reaching Lucknow on September 23 to attend to the organisational matters that have piled up, particularly concerning Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa that too are going to polls along with Uttar Pradesh in January or so.

  • Putin says Syria rebels using truce to regroup

    Moscow : Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Syrian rebels today of using a fragile ceasefire to regroup, as diplomatic tensions between Moscow and Washington simmered over a lack of humanitarian aid access, reports AFP.