Free Press Journal
  • Adityanath’s initial days a mixed bag

    The initial days of the Yogi Adityanath regime in Uttar Pradesh have been a mixed bag. There is indeed tangible headway on the administrative front with greater accountability of the bureaucracy and perceptible change in the way double standards were being practiced by the erstwhile Akhilesh Yadav government in favouring a certain caste and appeasing some religious interests for vote gains. There is a refreshing evenhandedness and a no-nonsense approach towards day-to-day issues. Nearly

  • Deliver or make room, the new Yogi mantra

    Lucknow:  Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has proved that he means business by taking 50-odd policy decisions within a week of taking over the reins of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Teen strangulated by lover in Kolkata

    Kolkata: A teenage girl was allegedly strangulated to death by her lover in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district. “An 18-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her lover in a forest at Murshidabad district’s Shamshergunj on Sunday. According to the complaint lodged by the girl’s family, she was going through a strenuous relationship with the accused,” said a senior officer from Shamshergunj police station. “The body of the girl had a stole fastened around

  • Vijayan govt needs to pull up its socks

    The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala, led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, is up against rough times in its initial phase. After getting flak for the killings of some BJP workers allegedly at the hands of its cadres, it is facing problems of sleaze and sex scandals in which its workers are embroiled. The latest is the resignation of 71-year-old State transport minister A K Saseendran on Sunday, hours after a vernacular

  • India’s nuclear policy: Keep the enemy guessing

    IS the Indian strategic thinking at the highest levels of policy making really so naive? Could it be the case that there is a difference between India’s actual nuclear doctrine, policy and posture, and what India states publicly for the consumption of the international community?

  • HC orders arrest of man who claimed to be Jaya’s son

    Chennai : The Madras High Court on Monday directed the police to arrest a middle-aged man, who had produced fabricated records to claim that he was born to late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and late Telugu film actor Shoban Babu but was given in adoption to a couple from Erode district in 1995.

  • Triple talaq: AIMPLB opposes PILs filed in SC

    New Delhi : The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Monday told the Supreme Court that pleas challenging the practices of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims were not maintainable as the issues fell outside the realm of judiciary.

  • Army recruiting 10,000 civilians as ‘sahayaks’

    New Delhi : Army chief General Bipin Rawat has ordered recruitment of 10,000 civilians to be provided as ‘buddies’ or ‘sahayaks’ to the officers posted in the peace locations to help them in their official work.

  • Echo chamber hysteria about Yogi

    ADITYANATH was (if BJP internal surveys are to be factored) always the most popular BJP leader in the state. He combined his militant Hindu credentials with a wide cross-caste appeal. Arguably, the BJP leadership could have chosen someone who was more low-key or even someone whose appeal was more caste specific. Instead it reposed faith in an authentic grassroots leader, one who had strong credentials in electoral politics.

  • Woman held thrice for trying to jump White House fence

    Washington : A 38-year-old woman in the US, who was apprehended twice for allegedly trying to jump the White House fence last week, has been arrested for scaling a fence at the Treasury Building.

  • Kushner to head new innovation office

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has picked his son-in-law Jared Kushner to head a new innovation office which will overhaul federal bureaucracy and fulfil key campaign promises, a media report said.

  • Brad Pitt keen to fix bond with Angelina Jolie

    Actor Brad Pitt reportedly wants to fix his relationship with actress Angelina Jolie for the sake of their six children. According to a source, Pitt is trying to figure out what’s best for their children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 — so they can have a normal life, reports “No matter how much Angie has hurt him, Brad was, and is,

  • Bangladesh military says ‘Op Twilight’ could last long

    Dhaka : Bangladesh’s military on Monday said their operations to flush out Islamist militants from a five-storey building in Sylhet could last long as there are several more “well-trained operatives” inside the hideout.

  • Now, Indian students skip US universities

    Washington : US universities have registered a hefty drop in the number of applications from Indian students amid a spate of hate crimes and fear about potential changes to visa policies by the Trump administration.