Free Press Journal
  • SP deadlock persists as fresh patch-up bid fails

    Lucknow : The deadlock in Samajwadi Party on Saturday showed no signs of easing with warring factions led by Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav failing to reach any agreement despite fresh confabulations.

  • Triple talaq evil, use it to divorce the gun: RSS senior

    New Delhi : Amid a raging debate on triple talaq, senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Saturday described the practice as “evil” and used it as a metaphor to appeal to the youth of Kashmir to divorce the gun and shun violence.

  • BJP hails notebandi and follow-up steps

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party’s national executive on Saturday lauded the Prime Minister Modi’s visionary leadership in successfully carrying out a “historic step” of demonetisation to recall the high-value bank notes.

  • Shahabuddin’s ‘selfie’ inside jail triggers row

    Siwan/Patna : Jailed RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin has created yet another controversy with his purported selfie showing his changed look inside Siwan prison going viral on the social media.

  • BJP to shower leaflets on Modi achievements

    New Delhi : The Bhartiya Janata Party has hired private helicopters and para-gliders to airdrop leaflets in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh on achievements of the Modi Government.

  • Sakshi invites massive backlash from Muslims

    Lucknow/New Delhi : Following Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP, Sakshi Maharaj recent shocker blaming Muslims for population boom in the nation, the minority community has come down heavily on the controversial leader attacking him for his ‘irresponsible’ remark.

  • Note ban to further hit GDP growth: PC

    Chennai : With the country’s GDP growth being projected to slow down to 7.1 per cent, former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said demonetisation will further hit the economy.

  • Note seizure case: Court denies bail to Delhi lawyer

    New Delhi : Controversial lawyer Rohit Tandon, arrested in connection with a money laundering case post demonetisation, was today denied bail by a Delhi court which said he is alleged to have been involved in a “white collar crime” with other co-accused in “well-planned” manner.

  • Ex-army chief joins SAD, will take on Amarinder

    Chandigarh : Former Army Chief Gen (retd) J J Singh, on Saturday, joined the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and is set to take on Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh from Patiala Urban seat in the February 4 state assembly elections.

  • ‘Cards, ATMs, POS will be redundant by 2020 in India’

    Bengaluru : Amid the big push being given to digital transactions post demonetisation, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant today said cards, ATMs and POS machines would become redundant in the country by 2020.

  • Make voters aware of SP feud, Maya to party

    Lucknow : With the sound and fury in Samajwadi Party catching the fancy of its archrival BSP, its supremo Mayawati, on Saturday, told senior leaders and party candidates to make voters aware of the family feud in the ruling party and not fritter away their ballots to indirectly help BJP.

  • Arunachal BJP trashes report of replacing Pema Khandu as CM

    Itanagar : The Arunachal Pradesh Unit of BJP today denied any move to replace incumbent Chief Minister Pema Khandu as speculated in a section of media. “Pema Khandu enjoys absolute support of 47 BJP and 2 Independent MLAs in the 60 member House. The state BJP endorsed full support to the leadership of Khandu,” state BJP President Tapir Gao in a statement said.

  • Initiative to engage with young diaspora kicks off

    Bengaluru : The 14th edition of the three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, billed as the largest convergence of Indian diaspora, began in the country’s IT hub today with the spotlight on the role of youth in transforming the society and India’s potential to play the role of a ‘Vishwa Guru’ again.

  • Track found damaged near Kanpur, Railways seek probe

    New Delhi : Fish plates and elastic rail clips were found removed on the track near Kanpur on January 1 with railways suspecting it to be an act of sabotage and seeking a CBI inquiry into the incident. A patrol team comprising gang-men detected the missing fish plates and elastic rail clips on the busy track near Kanpur on January 1 which averted a possible derailment.

  • How about wedding at a railway station?

    New Delhi : The fund starved Railways have struck a novel idea of encouraging marriages and other social functions on the station premises as part of the target set to generate at least Rs 2,000 crore a year from the non-fare revenue.

  • BJP rejects talk of PMO role in seat denial to Lalu

    Patna : BJP on Saturday rebutted allegations that the PMO was behind the denial of a seat to RJD chief Lalu Prasad at the podium of the Prakash Parva and put the blame squarely on Nitish Kumar government, in an attempt to further fuel rumblings within the grand alliance on the touchy issue.

  • Shimla, Manali cut off after snow

    Shimla: Popular tourist destinations Shimla, Manali and Dalhousie remained cut off throughout Saturday from the rest of Himachal Pradesh following continuous snowfall, officials said.  Electricity supply was snapped here and Manali as power lines were damaged badly due to falling trees.

  • Delhi cops on trail of ‘Kiss’ prank molester

    New Delhi : Amidst an outrage over New Year Eve mass molestation in Bengaluru and similar incidents here, a “prank” video posted on Youtube in which a youth tries to kiss girls randomly has invited criticism and prompted Delhi Police to start an investigation into the matter.

  • Sindh Guv returns Minorities Bill against forced conversion

    Karachi : In a setback for Hindu and other minority religious communities in Pakistan, the Sindh Governor sent back to the provincial Assembly for reconsideration a recently-passed Minorities Bill which criminalises forced conversions in the Muslim-majority country, reports PTI.