Free Press Journal
  • Triple Talaq ordinance a huge step towards ‘women empowerment’: BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP Monday described the government’s decision to bring an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence as a huge step towards “empowering women”. Taking a dig at the Congress, BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra said Kapil Sibal, a leader of the opposition party, defended this practice in the Supreme Court.

  • It was just a hug, not Rafale deal: Navjot Singh Sidhu hits back at Nirmala Sitharaman

    Chandigarh: Asserting that his hug to Pakistan’s army chief has been blown out of proportion, Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu targeted the BJP on Wednesday saying it was just a “jhappi” (hug) and “not a Rafale deal”. The cricketer-turned-politician’s Congress party has been attacking the BJP-led government at the Centre over the Rafale fighter jet deal and alleged a scam worth several crore rupees in the matter.

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    Congress party not to name CM candidate in Telangana

    Hyderabad: The Congress would not name the Chief Ministerial candidate in poll-bound Telangana, where it would fight the Assembly elections jointly with the TDP, CPI and Telangana Jana Samithi, a key party leader said Wednesday. The AICC In-charge of Telangana, R C Khuntia maintained that the usual practice in the Congress was not to name the party’s Chief Ministerial candidate before any Assembly election.

  • Congress leaders meet CAG on Rafale fighter jet deal, demand early report on ‘irregularities’

    New Delhi: A delegation of senior Congress leaders Wednesday met the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the Rafale fighter jet deal and asked the auditor to prepare a report on alleged irregularities in it. The Congress delegation handed a memorandum to the CAG and said it expects the truth to prevail after the report on the Rafale deal is made public.

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    Dictatorship has become a profession under PM Narendra Modi government: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: A day after Congress workers were lathicharged in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district, party President Rahul Gandhi attacked the Narendra Modi government saying that dictatorship has become a “profession” and the attack would be remembered as an act of “political atrocity”. “Under Narendra Modi’s regime, dictatorship has turned into profession. The attack on Congress workers’ fundamental rights by Raman Singh’s government in Bilaspur will be remembered by citizens as an act of political atrocity,”

  • Delhi HC rejects plea seeking formula ‘behind’ petrol pricing

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed an application seeking direction to the Centre to disclose the formula on the basis of which daily prices of petroleum and diesel are fixed. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao refused to interfere with the government policy on fixing petrol prices.

  • Each road in UP urban local body to be named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee: CM Yogi Adityanath

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said every urban local body in the state will develop an attractive road, which will be named as the “Atal Gaurav Path” after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Along with the beautification of these roads, all necessary and modern facilities should also be provided, he said here on Tuesday, adding that the urban local bodies should also make arrangements for cleaning the drains

  • ISRO spy case: Former scientist K Chandrasekhar dies before SC verdict

    Bengaluru: It was a verdict he had been longing for with anguish after nearly two and half decades of wait in the ISRO espionage case. But it was not to be. Former space scientist K Chandrasekhar slipped into coma hours before the Supreme Court delivered its judgement on Friday, dismissing the espionage case as a frame-up.

  • Rewari rape case: AAP Haryana chief offers Rs 20 lakh compensation to any BJP leader who gets raped by 10 people

    Chandigarh: AAP’s Haryana unit chief Naveen Jaihind Tuesday provoked a controversy over the alleged gang rape of a woman in the state, saying he will give Rs 20 lakh to any BJP leader who gets sexually assaulted by 10 people. Jaihind, the husband of Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal, made the remarks while condemning the BJP government in Haryana for giving only Rs 2 lakh as compensation to the

  • Rafale deal: Congress leaders meet CAG, demand early report on ‘irregularities’ in it

    New Delhi: A delegation of senior Congress leaders Wednesday met the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the Rafale fighter jet deal and asked the auditor to prepare a report on alleged irregularities in it. The Congress delegation handed a memorandum to the CAG and said it expects the truth to prevail after the report on the Rafale deal is made public. “We have given a detailed memorandum along with enclosures on

  • Cabinet approves ordinance to make Triple Talaq penal offence

    New Delhi: The Union cabinet has cleared an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Wednesday, citing compelling necessity for the move as the practice annulled by the Supreme Court continues unabated.