Free Press Journal
  • Note ban is an ‘unguided missile’, says Amartya Sen

    Mumbai : Nobel laureate Amartya Sen  termed note ban as an unguided ‘missile’ fired ‘unilaterally’ by the government without adhering to the democratic conventions. Professor Sen spoke at the three day conference on ‘Healthcare: A Commodity or Basic Human Need?’ organised by the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC).

  • BJP may use judiciary to scrap Article 370: Omar

    Jammu : National Conference chief Omar Abdullah, on Saturday, warned the Mehbooba Mufti-led Jammu and Kashmir government that BJP may use judiciary to scrap Article 370 as the “saffron party has understood that they cannot use legislation to scrap it.”

  • BSF clerk claims liquor for force sold to outsiders

    Gandhidham (Guj) : A BSF clerk has posted a video on Facebook in which he has alleged that liquor meant for its personnel was being sold to outsiders and claimed that despite his complaint in this regard no action has been taken. As the video by the clerk, Navratan Choudhary, went viral, BSF officials said it would order inquiry into his complaint.

  • ‘Even his unborn child will become Cong chief’

    Lucknow: Defending tickets given to kin of party MLAs and MPs, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday took a dig at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, saying if he were to get married, his yet-to-be-born child would be anointed the next leader of the opposition party. He was responding to a pointed query on whether giving tickets to family members of senior BJP leaders amounted to promoting dynastic rule.  He said Rahul Gandhi’s

  • Uttarakhand CM gets a EC notice for code violation

    Dehradun : The Election Commission on Saturday issued notice to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat and two other candidates for allegedly  violating the model poll code.

  • Maya: BJP will withdraw quota if voted to power

    Lucknow : BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday accused the BJP of ‘deceiving’ the people through its ‘false promises’ and warned that if the BJP was voted to power in Uttar Pradesh it would withdraw caste-based reservation.

  • Congress targets Kejri as threat in Punjab polls

    New Delhi : The Congress has turned its guns on the Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in the Punjab Assembly elections, suspecting it cutting into the party’s Dalit votes, especially in the rural areas. In its perception, the ruling Akali Dal-BJP combine is already on the losing wicket because of the anti-incumbency factor coming into play as it is in power for the past decade and so it should

  • Jolt to BJP in UP as HYV fields candidates in 6 seats

    Gorakhpur (UP) : In a jolt to BJP, Hindu Yuva Vahini, floated by its firebrand leader and Lok Sabha member Yogi Adityanath, has fielded candidates against the saffron party in six Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Akhilesh, Rahul to set out for joint campaign today

    Lucknow : With the catchline ‘UP ko yeh saath pasand hai’, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will set out for a joint campaign here tomorrow for the high stakes Assembly elections in the state.

  • Trump’s anti-migrant order evokes huge condemnation

    Washington : US President Donald Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ executive order to bar entry to the US to refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim-majority countries has evoked widespread condemnation, including from Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

  • Refugees detained at US airports after immigration order

    Washington: US President Trumps executive order closing the nations borders to refugees was put into immediate effect as those who were in the air on the way to the country were stopped and detained at airports, a newspaper reported.

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  • France, Germany ‘concerned’ about US decisions: French FM

    Paris : France and Germany are “concerned” over a number of decisions by US President Donald Trump, particularly his move to restrict refugee arrivals, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Saturday.