Free Press Journal
  • PM Modi to chair NITI Aayog meeting on Sunday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday (June 17).

  • Mumbai: Central Railway shuts 6 ‘one rupee’ clinics at its stations

    Mumbai: Central Railway has shut six medical clinics operating at its stations after the Railways claimed that service provider operating them had failed to meet stipulations laid down for them. These clinics, popularly called “one rupee clinics”, were shut at Kurla, Ghatkopar, Wadala, Govandi, Vashi and Mulund stations and their premises were sealed by respective station masters, a senior official said today. “We took the decision to shut these six one-rupee clinics as the contractor

  • Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister, D. Jayakumar

    Party will have to decide on taking back 18 disqualified MLAs: TN Minister D Jayakumar

    Chennai: A day after the Madras High Court gave a split verdict on disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs, senior leader and Tamil Nadu Minister D Jayakumar today said it was for the party to take a decision on accepting them back. He, however, asserted that sidelined leader T T V Dhinakaran and his aides would not be admitted into the party.

  • UK peers demand end to ‘scandal’ of Indian professionals’ visa row

    London: Peers from Britain’s House of Lords have backed Indian professionals caught up in a visa row over their right to live and work in the UK, terming the government’s treatment of skilled workers from countries outside the European Union (EU) as a “national scandal”.

  • Ajinkya Rahane after winning one-off Test against Afghanistan: We wanted to be ruthless in our approach

    Bengaluru: India’s stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane today said his side were determined to be “ruthless” in their approach after the hosts demolished Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs inside two days in its debut Test match here. The Afghans’ dream of scripting a fairytale turned into a virtual nightmare as they were found to be painfully short of experience for the longest format and were bowled out for 109

  • Nobody can touch me till at least till Lok Sabha polls; Kumaraswamy

    Bengaluru: As questions over the longevity of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka lingered, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said no one can ‘touch’ him at least till the 2019 Lok Sabha polls are over. “This coalition government will function with stability. I know, no one can touch me for one year. I will be there at least for one year, until the Lok Sabha election is over. Until then, no

  • Nonagenarian moves Supreme Court against life term in 1978 murder case

    New Delhi: A 93-year-old man today moved the Supreme Court challenging the life sentence awarded to him in a 40-year-old murder case. The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a vacation bench of justices U U Lalit and Deepak Gupta. “You mention this matter before the next vacation bench (which would sit from June 18),” the bench told the counsel appearing for petitioner Rohtas. Advocates Yadunandan Bansal and Amit Kumar, who have filed the

  • Kerala landslides: Death toll goes up to 8

    Kozhikode: The death toll in the landslide in Kattipara, Kerala has risen to eight. Search and rescue operations are still on for six more people.

  • Jet Airways connects Nashik with New Delhi under Regional connectivity scheme

    Nashik: Jet Airways today began a direct tri-weekly flight from the Ojhar airport here to the national Capital under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS). With this, 30 small towns are connected under the RCS. Jet will operate a 168-seater aircraft on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from the city, Raj Sivakumar, senior vice- president, network planning and revenue management at the airline, told reporters. A flight carrying 119 passengers departed Ojhar for New Delhi at 1435

  • Mayawati on Shujaat Bukhari killing: Centre should review its Kashmir policy

    Lucknow: Voicing concern over the killing of a journalist and securitymen in Kashmir, BSP president Mayawati today asked the Narendra Modi government to shun its “stubborn attitude” and review its Kashmir policy. The BSP supremo alleged the BJP’s Kashmir policy seems to be guided more by “narrow politics” of the party rather than being guided by the welfare of the people.

  • Ramdas Athawale to visit Maharashtra village where 2 backward caste boys were paraded naked

    Mumbai: Condemning the parading of two minor boys from a backward community naked in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district, Union minister Ramdas Athawale said he would visit the village, where the incident took place, tomorrow to ensure the victims get justice. Ahead of his visit, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Athawale demanded that strict action be taken against the perpetrators.

  • Race 3: Salman Khan’s film receives mix reactions from his fans; Twitterati troll the star with funny memes; check out

    Salman Khan’s ‘Race 3‘ has hit the theatres but unfortunately for ‘Bhaijaan’ fans, the film has opened up on negative review. Even, film critic Taran Adarsh labelled the movie as a ‘Disappointment’. On the first day, the film received mix reactions from fans on Twitter. While many liked the action in the film, there were many fans who think the movie is a waste of time. Many did not

  • BJP MP Udit Raj demands quota in government’s lateral entry scheme

    New Delhi: Advocating reservation in all contractual jobs, BJP MP Udit Raj today demanded quota for OBC, SC and ST candidates in the government’s lateral entry scheme for appointment of 10 joint secretary level officials in the bureaucracy.

  • Jammu and Kashmir Police issues picture of suspect in Shujaat Bukhari killing

    Srinagar: J-K Police today released a screen grab showing a suspect in connection with the killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari and his two personal guards here yesterday and have sought help of general public in identifying him. The police issued the picture from a video, which was purportedly recorded by a passerby following the attack on Bukhari outside his office, showing a bearded man surveying the inside of the journalist’s vehicle.