Free Press Journal
  • Ban on NDTV illegal: Katju

    New Delhi : Former Press Council Chairman and ex-Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju, on Saturday, said the one-day ban imposed on NDTV’s Hindi channel next Wednesday is illegal.

  • I&B Minister decries NDTV ban controversy

    New Delhi : Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, on Saturday, made it clear that the government will not back off from the ban imposed on NDTV India Hindi news channel “just for one day as a token”, saying it “cannot get away completely for being even unrepentant.”

  • “Clear message to media, get co-opted or get shot”

    New Delhi : The Congress on Saturday said the one-day ban slapped on NDTV is not just a message to NDTV but to entire Indian media to “either get co-opted or get shot,” or in other words “play on our terms or we won”t allow you to function.” (Hamare anusaar khelo, nahi to fir hum aapko chalne nahi denge.”

  • Ban, a security issue: Parrikar

    Panaji: With opposition and media criticising the government action against NDTV India, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today stressed that it was a security related issue and the channel appeared to have violated guidelines for coverage of terror attacks.

  • PILs filed against martyr status, `1 cr aid to Grewal

    New Delhi : Two PILs were filed on Saturday in the Delhi High Court against the AAP government’s decision to declare ex-serviceman, Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide over the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, a “martyr” and give his family Rs 1 crore financial aid.

  • Only 5% Army veterans facing problems over OROP: Parrikar

    Panaji : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, on Saturday, said 95 per cent of retired defence personnel have benefited from the implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme and problems being faced by the remaining 5 per per cent will be resolved in the next two months.

  • AFSPA extended in Assam by 6 months

    New Delhi : The Home Ministry on Saturday further declared the entire state of Assam and surrounding 20 km wide belt in Meghalaya as the “Disturbed Area” for another six months.

  • SIMI encounter: MP govt puts on hold cash reward for cops

    Bhopal : After ordering a judicial probe into the Bhopal jailbreak and alleged encounter of eight SIMI activists, the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has put on hold the cash rewards it had announced for the policemen who took part in the operation, throwing up questions about its veracity.

  • Laptops, bicycles to improve standard of education?

    Jaipur : The manufacturers of laptops and bicycles are vying with each other to bid for the huge number of laptops and bicycles that would be disbursed among students of the state run schools.

  • Alliance with SP will directly benefit BJP, says Mayawati

    Lucknow : Hours after SP brought members of the erstwhile Janata Parivar on one platform, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday warned that any alliance with the ruling party in the state will directly benefit BJP, reports PTI.

  • Congress wants Sonia to continue as prez: Sheila

    New Delhi : Amid suggestions in the party that Rahul Gandhi should be elevated as party president at the Congress Working Committee meeting on November 7, former Delhi Chief Minister and the party’s chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh Sheila Dikshit says the “party wants Sonia Gandhi to continue” as president.

  • 2 held for not allowing child to be breastfed

    Kozhikode:  A man allegedly did not allow his newborn baby to be breastfed for a day after his birth on the advice of a religious preacher following which both men have been arrested in Mukkam, police said, reports PTI. Wife of Omassery gave birth to a baby boy  at the E M S Cooperative Hospital. When the mother was asked by the authorities to breastfeed her baby, Aboobacker prevented her from doing

  • IAS officer turns chauffeur on driver’s retirement day

    Nagpur : In a touching gesture, a district collector drove his chauffeur to office in his government vehicle on the latter’s retirement day, reports PTI. G Sreekanth, the District Collector of Akola in western Vidarbha, gave a pleasant surprise to Digambar Thak, who retired on Thursday after serving as a driver in the Revenue Department for more than 33 years, by chauffeuring him to office on his last working day.

  • Row over removal of DERC chief; Kejriwal cancels LG’s order

    New Delhi : The removal of Krishna Saini as DERC Chairman has triggered yet another row between the Lt Governor and AAP government with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal “cancelling” the LG’s order, alleging it was part of a conspiracy to increase power tariff in the national capital, reports PTI.

  • MNS approaches EC for change of symbol

    Mumbai : After facing a routing in the last elections and fearing similar situation in the forthcoming civic Election, Maharashtra Navanirman Sena has tried using vaastu to better their chances. The party approached the election commission to permit them to use the changed direction of their party’s symbol – a railway engine that has been reversed from right to left. This change however, will be accepted by the Election Commission only after submitting