Free Press Journal
  • It’s sedition to replace Bapu with PM: Lalu

    Patna : Replacing Mahatma Gandhi’s picture with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Khadi and Village Industries Commission’s (KVIC) calendar and diary is an “insult” to the Father of the Nation and a case of “sedition”, RJD president Lalu Prasad said here. “It is very unfortunate that the picture of Mahatma Gandhi has been replaced with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Khadi Udyog’s calendar.

  • Cash transfers only under police vigil: EC tells CEOs

    New Delhi : The EC has directed Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of five poll-bound states to ask top police brass that cash transfers during the election period be done under the protection of cops and that they be kept “informed” about such movements from banks or currency chests, reports PTI.

  • Bengal BJP leader arrested for job racket

    Kolkata : BJP’s West Bengal unit Vice President Jayprakash Majumdar was on Saturday arrested for allegedly taking money from School Service Commission candidates on the pretext of getting them jobs, police said.

  • Cold wave keeps up intensity

    New Delhi : The wintry chill kept up its intensity with Patna recording the season’s lowest at 4.8 degrees Celsius and water bodies freezing in Srinagar, which experienced the coldest night in January in the last five years, reports PTI.

  • Notice to AAP on Kejri’s ‘accept money’ remark

    Chandigarh : A day after Arvind Kejriwal asked voters in Punjab to take money “offered” by political parties, the returning officer in Jalandhar has served a notice to AAP, seeking its reply on the statement which is seen as a violation of the model code of conduct, reports PTI. “A notice has been served to AAP by the returning officer concerned seeking the party’s reply within 24 hours on the statement made by

  • TMC continues protest against ‘Centre’s atrocities’

    Kolkata : Trinamool Congress activists and party heavyweights took part in a rally here on Saturday to protest against the central government’s demonetisation move and the arrest of party MPs by the CBI.

  • Barnala: Moderate Akali politician who almost became PM

    Chandigarh :  Surjit Singh Barnala, who almost became Prime Minister in the mid-90s but for his party ditching him, was a moderate Akali politician and played a role in the Rajiv-Longowal Accord that catapulted him to the chief minister’s seat in Punjab during its worst period of militancy, reports PTI.

  • Promise temple, we’ll mobilise votes: Seers

    Ayodhya : The seers will support BJP in the upcoming UP elections only if Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises to get the Ram temple constructed in Ayodhya during his tenure, the chief priest of the makeshift temple at the Ram Janm Bhumi-Babri Masjid disputed site said here, reports PTI.

  • High-speed trains to link metros by 2019

    New Delhi : The Indian Railways have identified 11 corridors for running the trains at a “semi-high speed” of 160 km per hour by 2019 and sought sanction of Rs 22,000 crore from the finance ministry in the upcoming union budget. The average speed of the high profile trains like Rajdhani is at present 88 to 90 km per hour.

  • JD(U) feast invite to BJP leaves Congress fuming

    Patna : The BJP on Saturday declined to accept the invitation for annual “Chuda-Dahi” (flattened rice and curd) lunch on the occasion of Makar Sankranti extended by RJD president Lalu Prasad at his 10, Circular Road residence, but accepted the invitation to participate in the lunch hosted by Nitish Kumar who is also JDU president at 36, Hardinge Road residence of state party chief Bashistha Narain Singh.

  • Khandu extends cabinet, 3 new faces inducted

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday expanded his ministry with Governor V Shanmuganathan administering the oath of office and secrecy to three new faces at a function in the Raj Bhawan here.

  • Foreign firms not to be shunned for security risk

    Blaming the home ministry for hampering the “ease of doing business” by scuttling inflow of foreign investments, the Cabinet Secretariat has quietly put into operation a new mechanism. (more…)

  • Amarinder keen to contest against Badal from Lambi

    Amritsar : Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh on Saturday said he has sought the party high command’s permission to fight the upcoming Assembly election from Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s assembly constituency of Lambi to ensure the “total defeat” of the Akali leadership in the state.

  • No alliance with BJP even post-polls, clarifies MGP

    Panaji : Expressing confidence that the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) will form next government in Goa after the February 4 polls, the party on Saturday made it clear that they will not align with BJP “under any circumstances.”

  • Bengal drops ‘Ram’ in ‘Ramdhonu’, invites flak

    Kolkata : Even as Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen on Saturday dubbed as “Islamizing” the West Bengal government’s attempts to “secularise” school text books by replacing certain words, the government clarified the changes were introduced two years ago.

  • Merkel backs multilateral approach

    Berlin : German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing as she awaits Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president that the world’s problems need solving in cooperation, rather than by each country individually, reports AP.