Free Press Journal
  • Best Reads of 2016

    FPJ asked its reviewers to speak about books that captured their hearts and ruled their recommendations lists

  • Akhilesh may have returned, but won’t to power, says BJP

    New Delhi : Mocking the Samajwadi Party’s decision to revoke expulsion of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, BJP said he may have returned to the party but will not to power after the assembly polls as his five-year report card is rife with “failures”.

  • Cong Booklet To Demolish Demonetisation

    New Delhi : The Congress on Saturday released a 16-page booklet titled “Arthquake,” using the Hindi word “Arth” meaning economy with the quake, to dub the November 8 demonetisation as an “attack on India’s economy” and describe it as a “Modi-made” disaster, wiping away 86% of the currency in circulation.

  • Rahul asks PM to compensate people’s loss

    New Delhi : Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asked Prime Minister Modi to compensate the people’s loss due to demonetisation and posted an 8-point charter of demands on his Twitter account.

  • Gujarat govt invites Hardik’s rival for talks on quota

    Ahmedabad : Gujarat government said it had invited the convener of Sardar Patel Group (SPG), Lalji Patel, for discussions on the demands of the Patel community including that of reservations in educational institutes and government jobs, reports PTI. SPG and Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti are two prominent Patel organisations which are demanding quota for the community in OBC category. Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said the BJP government had invited Lalji

  • Cannot help Iranian woman due to court order: Sushma

    New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj expressed inability in helping a British woman charity worker of Iranian origin who has been sentenced to one year imprisonment by a court in Odisha on charges of causing death of a tribal child due to negligence.

  • Man dies while standing in bank queue to get cash

    Howrah (WB) : A middle aged man died reportedly while standing in a queue to withdraw money from a rural bank’s branch at Hatbasudevpur in this district on Saturday.

  • Oppn targets Modi over cash withdrawal curbs

    New Delhi : With his self-imposed 50 day deadline having ended, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued to be targeted by the opposition on demonetisation as both the Congress and the Trinamool Congress on Saturday assailing him over the continued restrictions on cash withdrawal, reports IANS.

  • Patanjali among most unruly FMCG forces of 2016, says ASSOCHAM-TechSci study

    New Delhi : Patanjali Ayurveda, steered by Baba Ramdev has turned out to be the most disruptive force in India’s fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market which is expected to reach the USD billion mark by 2020, according to an ASSOCHAM– TechSci Research paper.

  • Missionaries lack strength to convert Hindus: Bhagwat

    Navsari (Guj) : Raking up the issue of conversions, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, on Saturday, said such attempts are unlikely to be successful in the country as the missionaries “do not have the strength”.

  • 5 convicts escape from Central jail

    Patna : Five notorious criminals escaped from the high security Buxar central jail during midnight of December 30-31.The criminals escaped through the broken window of the lavatory, Buxar district magistrate Raman Kumar said.

  • Poll date delayed for Modi’s Monday rally?

    New Delhi : Delay in announcement of the elections in the five states completing their terms in the next few months is being linked by the Opposition parties to the Election Commission waiting for Prime Minister Modi’s rally in Lucknow on Monday.

  • Clan battle in SP, will help BJP in UP polls: Athawale

    Raipur : Republican Party of India (RPI) president and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale, on Saturday, claimed that the “ongoing rift within Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh will certainly benefit BJP” in the upcoming assembly polls in that state.