Free Press Journal
  • ‘Anti-Modi’ Mamata should be anti-black money: BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Wednesday that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is only interested in ousting Prime Minister Narendra Modi because he wants to end the menace of black money and corruption, and has never resisted nor opposed any illegal or anti-social activities.

  • Farooq, Omar wish speedy recovery to Sushma Swaraj

    New Delhi: National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday wished speedy recovery to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who is undergoing tests at AIIMS here for a kidney transplant.

  • NCTC kept in abeyance: Govt

    New Delhi : The National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), an anti-terror agency proposed by the previous UPA government, has been kept in abeyance due to opposition by some states, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said on Wednesday.

  • Indigenous drone takes maiden flight

    New Delhi : India’s DRDO on Wednesday successfully carried out the maiden flight of indigenous unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) Rustom-II, an official statement said.

  • Quota for disabled: SC raps states, UTs for not filing report

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up some states and Union territories (UTs) for not filing the status report with regard to implementation of its verdict and the legal scheme to grant of reservation to differently abled people and asked them to furnish the same within two weeks. “Let the response be filed with two weeks failing which this court will be compelled to direct presence of secretaries of the

  • No water sharing; Punjab confronts SC verdict with assembly resolution

    Chandigarh : Refusing to accept the recent Supreme Court ruling on the SYL canal which held the termination of water sharing agreements as “unconstitutional”, the Punjab government took a defiant stance with an assembly resolution on Wednesday stating clearly that Punjab would not spare any water for Haryana.

  • Amarinder calls it irrational

    Chandigarh: Terming the resolutions passed in the special session of Punjab Assembly as “irrational and illogical”, state Congress chief Amarinder Singh, on Wednesday, hit out at the Badal government’s “refusal” to acknowledge that the state has no surplus water. Asserting that Punjab is facing acute water crisis, he said the question of giving water to its non-riparian neighbours does not arise. “But for some inexplicable reason, the SAD government’s resolution is completely

  • Pargat Singh, 3 other MLAs resign

    Chandigarh : Former SAD leader Pargat Singh, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu and two other legislators resigned from Punjab Assembly on Wednesday protesting the Badal government’s “failure” to protect the state’s rights over river waters.

  • Sinha’s report on J&K unrest trashed

    New Delhi : The Centre has trashed a Track II effort made by a private team headed by senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha for tackling the Kashmir unrest, dismissing it as one-sided and without any clear pathway to peace and order in the troubled valley.

  • Bhopal: Section 144 clamped for assembly session

    BHOPAL: Collector Nishant Warwade has issued order regarding imposition of section 144, following Assembly session for maintaining of law and order. Section 144 would be effective from December 5 to December 9 in various areas.

  • Self-regulated media makes responsible media, says PM

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the media is responsible for upholding the right to freedom of speech and stressed that self-regulation by the Fourth Estate. “The press is responsible for upholding free speech,” Modi said while speaking at an event commemorating the National Press Day at Vigyan Bhavan here.

  • Bail to Rahul nothing big, says RSS

    New Delhi : Bail granted to Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi by a magistrate’s court in Bhiwandi on Wednesday in defamation case for his comment against RSS on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, prompted RSS ideologue M G Vaidya to assert that “getting bail is not something big.”

  • SC rejects Tamil Nadu’s plea for review of jallikattu verdict

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of the Tamil Nadu government seeking review of the 2014 judgement banning use of bulls for jallikattu events in the state and bullock-cart races across the country.

  • Blockade disrupts railway services in Northeast

    Agartala/Silchar : A rail blockade called by tribal students hit railway services in parts of northeast India for the second day on Wednesday, snapping the crucial rail link of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and southern Assam with the rest of the country.

  • Leh engineer who inspired ‘3 Idiots’ movie bags global award

    New Delhi : Viewers would remember having been left awe-struck by Aamir Khan’s many science experiments in the 2009 blockbuster ‘3 Idiots’ – now Sonam Wangchuk, the inspiration behind Aamir Khan’s “Phunsukh Wangdu” character in the film, has gained further global recognition bagging the prestigious Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2016.