Free Press Journal
  • 10 soldiers killed in two Kashmir avalanches, four missing

    Srinagar, At least 10 soldiers were killed and four others were still missing after two avalanches hit an army post and a patrol in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district, officials said on Thursday.

  • Complete autonomy to IIMs a worthy move

    The Union Cabinet’s clearance of a bill to grant complete autonomy to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management and to allow them to award degrees and not diplomas in management as they do now is a long-overdue welcome move. The IIMs which are among the few centres of excellence in the country’s education field will have freedom in terms of administration, recruitment and daily functioning. After the obstructionist attitude towards IIMs and IITs of

  • Political funding must be cleaned up

    It is a hard reality that political funding has touched endemic proportions and lies at the root of generation of black money in the country. This truth is repeated ad nauseam by political leaders but there is no collective political will to cap it. The recent finding by an independent think tank Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) that in the 11 years between 2004-05 and 2014-15 political parties of all hues had more than

  • India to showcase military might on R-Day

    New Delhi : The nation’s military prowess and achievements in different fields, state-of- the-art defence platforms, its diverse cultural and social traditions, and the government’s emphasis on self-reliance and indigenisation will be showcased before the public at the historic Rajpath when the country celebrates its 68th Republic Day on Thursday.

  • The abject state of medicare in India

    How does medicare fare in India? The blunt answer is that nobody really knows. There is very little data available. Or at least, if the data is available with the government, little goes out to global organisations like WHO (World Health Organisation) where data is captured for comparison.

  • Priyanka Gandhi: Trump card or damp squib?

    ORGANISATIONALLY, the party in UP has long been in a shambles. It is banking on Priyanka’s charisma and is additionally hoping to ride on Akhilesh’s shoulders. But it is in a blind alley and could well fall on its face in seeking to run.

  • Women approach Guj HC for entry in dargah

    Ahmedabad : The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the state government, Waqf Board and trustee of the Hazrat Moulana Mehabub Ki Dargah on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by two women seeking women’s entry to the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine.

  • HC declines interim order over plea for CBI probe into violence

    Chennai : Madras High Court on Wednesday declined to pass any interim order on a petition which alleged police excesses during the crackdown on pro-jallikattu protesters on the Marina Beach here and sought a CBI probe.

  • New rules for civilians living in cantonments

    New Delhi : The Defence Ministry has gazetted the new rules applicable to the civilians living in the cantonment areas, specifying manner of service of notices on them along with 50 kinds of forms to remove any ambiguity and arbitrariness in decisions by the cantonment boards. It notes that the new Cantonment (Forms and Manner of Service of Notices) Rules are brought into force from January 24, after getting not a single objection

  • Cong, RJD regret Sharad’s comment on Beti and Vote

    Patna : Congress and RJD leaders here expressed their resentment over the derogatory remarks of senior JDU leader Sharad Yadav against women here on Tuesday. The NDA workers burnt effigies of Sharad and demanded an aplogy by him. In New Delhi, NCW sent a notice to Rajya Sabha member on Wednesday.

  • Elections are celebrations of democracy: PM

    New Delhi : Extending warm wishes to the nation on the occasion of National Voters’ Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, said that elections are celebrations of democracy, which communicate the will of the people.

  • Central school norms relaxed

    New Delhi : The Government has relaxed norms to allow establishment of the central schools (kendriya vidyalaya) on the smaller plots of land – 2.5 acres instead of 4 acres in the metropolis and 5 acres instead of 10 acres in other cities and towns.

  • BJP will have to do ulta asana after polls: Akhilesh

    Lakhimpur Kheri (UP) : Sharing the stage with Congress in their first joint campaign, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday hit out at BJP, saying the saffron party will have to do an ‘ulta asana’ after people will vote against it in large numbers in the upcoming Assembly polls.

  • Kejri skips annual NCC R-Day parade

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been away from the national capital campaigning for his party in poll-bound states of Goa and Punjab, skipped the annual customary National Cadet Corps Republic Day Camp this year.