Free Press Journal
  • Sharad Yadav emerging as rallying point for rebels within the JD(U)

    New Delhi: Has Nitish Kumar, who has turned resigning when the going gets tough and then returning as chief minister with renewed vigour into a fine political art, committed a blunder by joining the NDA in his pocket borough? Was he pushed to the wall by the BJP’s shrewd strategists who tightened noose around Lalu Yadav and his family, forcing Nitish with no option but to fall in line and dump the RJD?

  • Congress MLAs in Gujarat make a beeline for the BJP

    Gandhinagar : After the Congress’s setback in Bihar, Gujarat, too, is slipping away just before the polls in the state. The immediate fallout of three Congress lawmakers quitting the party on Thursday — Congress strongman Shankersinh Vagela resigned a few days back — is that Ahmed Patel could miss a berth in the Rajya Sabha from the state.

  • Memorandum to LS Speaker for passing women quota Bill

    New Delhi : Several women’s rights groups on Thursday sent a memorandum to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, reiterating their demand for the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in Parliament.

  • WhatsApp has 1bn daily active users across globe

    New Delhi : WhatsApp has garnered one billion daily active users around the world who transfer over 55 billion messages and one billion videos everyday, the company said on Thursday.

  • Gorakhpur riots: Final hearing in Allahabad High Court today

    Allahabad : The Allahabad High Court on Thursday fixed Friday as the final date of hearing on a petition seeking a CBI investigation into the 2007 Gorakhpur in which Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is one of the accused.

  • Many JDU members including Sharad Yadav unhappy with Nitish Kumar’s tie-up with BJP

    New Delhi: A section of Bihar’s ruling JD(U) is unhappy about Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s decision to walk out of the Grand Alliance and form a new government with the BJP, with two party MPs openly criticising it. JD(U) Rajya Sabha MPs Ali Anwar and M P Veerendra Kumar met senior leader Sharad Yadav here amid reports that he was also displeased with Nitish Kumar’s action. Yadav, a former party chief and

  • Gujarat: Three Congress MLAs resign, join BJP

    Gandhinagar: In a setback to the Congress in Gujarat, three of its MLAs, who resigned from the party earlier in the day, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday evening.