Free Press Journal
  • Cong blames Centre for Russia’s military excercise with Pakistan

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday squarely blamed the Modi government over Russia’s decision to go in for a military exercise with Pakistan for the first time, terming it as a “failure” of India’s foreign policy.  “First time in the history of Russia, they are having a joint military exercise with Pakistan. According to me, it is a failure of our foreign policy,” former Defence Minister A K Antony told reporters.

  • War should be the last option for India: Diggy

    Panaji: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said war with Pakistan should be “the last resort” for India as both the countries are nuclear-armed. “Both the countries (India and Pakistan) are nuclear-armed. Therefore, war should be the last resort (before India). All efforts should be made to negotiate and put pressure on Pakistan,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a Congress workers’ meeting here.

  • ‘Pak isolated on Kashmir’

    India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin says world more focused on combating terror (more…)

  • Post-Uri, How Can India Tackle Pak?

    Since a gentleman is always at a disadvantage when dealing with a rogue, India will have to devise ways of neutering its demented neighbor (more…)

  • Youth forced to carry father’s body in cart!

    Pilibhit (UP) : A youth had to carry his father’s body in a hand cart as he was allegedly refused a vehicle by the district hospital to take the body home in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit town.

  • Goa polls: Cong decision on candidates next week

    Panaji: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) will hold a meeting on September 26 here, wherein the process to shortlist the candidates for upcoming state legislative Assembly elections will begin, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said on Saturday.

  • Name Vadodara airport after Sayaji Gaekwad III: Athawale

    Vadodara : Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale has demanded rechristening of the Vadodara airport after late visionary king Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad III, who ruled the erstwhile princely state of Baroda from 1875 to 1939.

  • Southern discomfort : Natesan upset with BJP over unfulfilled promises

    Thiruvananthapuram: Confusion prevails in the recently-formed Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) – the political outfit floated last year with the support of the powerful Hindu Ezhava leader Vellapalli Natesan – over its alliance with the BJP. Natesan is the General Secretary of the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam, which is the social and cultural arm of the Hindu Ezhavas. While Natesan said on Saturday that the BDJS got nothing from the

  • Kashmiri Pandits demand smart city for them in Kashmir

    Jammu : An organisation representing Kashmiri Pandits on Saturday demanded that the Centre announce a smart city in Kashmir for the displaced community members who have been living a life of “refugees in their own country”.

  • In Bihar, landgrab does not spare a Bharat Ratna’s birthplace

    Patna : Its the house in Dumraon, some 110 km from here, where shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan was born and lived for the first six-seven years of his life. Over time, sundry Chief Ministers have promised to preserve the house and develop the town, one of Bihar’s oldest municipalities – but to no avail.

  • Fresh family planning drive soon in 145 dists

    New Delhi : Concerned over the BIMARU states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh pushing up India’s population fast, the Health Ministry is planning to soon launch a new family planning drive in 145 districts in these states having the “total fertility rate” quite high compared to other states.

  • Small gas cylinder with a cook top for sale from November

    New Delhi : The Government is launching afresh sale of 5-kg cooking gas (LPG) cylinders from November with a difference that they will come with a stove as a cook top directly fixed on it. The new cylinder with the cook top has been developed by Bengaluru-based LPG Equipment Research Centre. The government had earlier also in 2014 launched the sale of the 5-kg cylinders from selected petrol pumps across the country

  • China drones to patrol disputed waters SCS

    Beijing :  China plans to deploy its indigenously built drones for surveying and mapping in the disputed South China Sea and along the contentious islands with Japan.

  • Syria conflict: Strikes kill 25 in Aleppo

    Aleppo : Heavy Syrian and Russian air strikes on rebel-held eastern areas of Aleppo city killed at least 25 civilians today, a monitor said, overwhelming doctors and rescue workers, reports AFP.

  • 2 million people in Aleppo are without running water    

    Beirut: A UN official says nearly 2 million people in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo are without running water as security conditions deteriorate. Hanaa Singer, UNICEF representative in Syria, says intense attacks after midnight Thursday have damaged the Bab al-Nairab station that supplies some 250,000 people in rebel-held eastern parts of the contested city with water.   Singer said that in retaliation, the Suleiman al-Halabi pumping station, also located in the

  • Corbyn re-elected Labour leader in UK

    London : Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of Britain’s opposition Labour party, comfortably defeating his challenger Owen Smith.