Free Press Journal
  • Evacuations ordered in US over dam erosion

    Los Angeles, Officials have ordered over 162,000 residents near the Oroville dam in Northern California to evacuate the area, after an emergency spillway severely eroded, the media reported.

  • Uma Bharti must not shoot her mouth off

    The shocking admission of senior BJP leader Uma Bharti that she had ordered the public torture of “rapists” during her tenure as Madhya Pradesh chief minister in 2003-04 does little credit to her sense of responsibility and respect for the rule of law. In a spirit of misplaced bravado she told an election rally in Agra town of Uttar Pradesh: “I told those police officers that human rights are meant for humans and not

  • False promises in polls must be reined in

    It is emerging as a hard reality that in these unscrupulous times of political gamesmanship, the Election Commission is proving to be a pale shadow of the awe-inspiring body that it was in better times. When T. N. Seshan was the Chief Election Commissioner he was castigated for his impulsiveness and eccentricities but there can be no doubt that the commission invoked greater fear among wrongdoers. Today, its dictates are flouted with impunity because

  • Demometisation delays rate cuts

    The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at its last meeting of the current fiscal has decided to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 6.25 per cent. The MPC, which is a six member committee with three of the members appointed from outside the RBI, is a new institution and has now behind it three meetings. The first saw a lowering of rates while the second and third

  • Modi’s battle cry for Mandate 2019

    PRIME Minister Modi has long believed voters make rational choices that are rooted in real-life experiences, rather than abstraction. They tend to compare — or subliminally factor in — the record of an incumbent government against that of its immediate predecessor. This is not always the case, of course, and occasionally other motivations and emotions can sway a mandate. Yet, the Prime Minister’s political logic cannot be altogether dismissed.

  • OPS forced to quit? BJP wants probe into charge

    Chennai : Tamil Nadu BJP on Sunday said Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao should order a probe into O Panneerselvam’s allegation that he was forced to resign even as it questioned the “necessity” of keeping AIADMK MLAs supporting V K Sasikala in “one particular place”.

  • Video: Rishi and Neetu meet Mrs Ranbir Kapoor on The Kapil Sharma Show

    Mumbai: Sony Entertainment television’s most popular show, The Kapil Sharma Show welcomed Bollywood’s evergreen couple Rishi Kapoor And Neetu Singh Kapoor on Saturday night. Rishi Kapoor came to the show to promote his autobiography Khullam Khulla, where Neetu joins Rishi and Kapil on the show.

  • Swamy puts pressure on Guv

    Chennai: A day after calling on Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said the former has to decide on the issue of government formation by Monday else a court case “can be filed charging abetment of horse trading”.

  • Quote of the day

    “Doosre ki bhakti naapne ka adhikar kisi ko nahin hai, mujhe bhi nahin hai (No one has the right to measure anybody’s patriotism. I too don’t have the ight).” “Even if you think that you are running the show in the country, you cannot measure anybody’s patriotism, or  after evaluating it come out with a       judgment on it that if this is the kind of ‘bhakti’ (devotion) you have, then it is

  • All Indians safe here, Jamaica assures India

    New Delhi: Jamaica has assured India that special care would be taken to safeguard the lives of Indian nationals in the country after an Indian youth was shot dead in a case of suspected armed robbery in Kingston.  The assurance came a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had sought information from Indian High Commission regarding a report that a youth from Mumbai’s Vasai was shot dead and two other Indians

  • ITBP troops get snow scooters to patrol Chinese border

    New Delhi : Expensive and sleek snow scooters, usually found at ice-capped tourist spots for adventure sport lovers, have for the first time been inducted for patrol by ITBP troops along the Sino-Indian frontier.

  • ‘Bridal’ message at Agra poll booth

    Agra : Shweta Kushwaha was the head turner at a polling booth set up in the Taj city as she cast her vote decked in bridal finery in the first phase of UP polls. All set to leave her parents’ house Shweta, who got married on February 10, decided to exercise her franchise before leaving for the groom’s house on Saturday.