Free Press Journal
  • Karnataka elections 2018: CM Yeddyurappa vows to waive off farm loans

    Bengaluru: BJP’s 75-year-old Lingayat leader B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday took over as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka. After a brief prayer to the sun god in the morning preceded by a drama-filled night, the oath of office was administered by Governor Vajubhai Vala at 9 am in a brief ceremony. He took oath in the name of god and farmers. Interestingly, within hours of

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    Dynasty politics has ended, people rewarding hardworking leaders: PM

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Thursday that dynasty politics has “ended” and voters are rewarding hardworking leaders, as he set the tone for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, saying it is not the time to look back but to move ahead and work for a win in the next polls.

  • Cong call to ‘save democracy’

    New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday gave a call for protests across the country on Friday to “save democracy” in the light of the blatant murder of democracy in Karnataka to install a minority BJP government.

  • Senior IAS, IPS officers shunted

    Bengaluru: Hours after B S Yeddyurappa assumed office as chief minister, several IAS and IPS officers were on Thursday transferred in a top level reshuffle. The government appointed M Lakshminarayana, additional chief secretary, public works department, as the additional chief secretary to the chief minister.

  • ‘Signature of several Congress MLAs in letter to Guv forged’

    Bengaluru : The BJP on Thursday alleged that the Congress has forged the signatures of many of its legislators while submitting the party’s list of MLAs to the Governor claiming it had the numbers to form the government.


    In 1996, Janata Dal’s HD Deve Gowda, a regional satrap with just 44 seats toppled Vajpayee in the Prime Ministerial race; it was about a third of what the Congress had (136). Today, Yeddyurappa faces the same threat from his son, Kumaraswamy.

  • ‘Mockery of Constitution’: Shah hits out at RaGa

    New Delhi : BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday justified his party forming government in Karnataka with B.S. Yeddyurappa taking oath as Chief Minister and hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for terming the political developments as “mockery of Constitution”.

  • SC observations evoke mixed reactions

     New Delhi : The historic pre-dawn hearing on the Karnataka crisis in which the Supreme Court on Thursday dubbed as “preposterous” the arguments of Attorney General K K Venugopal that the anti-defection law was not attracted, has led to an open debate among jurists.

  • Lord Ram’s birthplace can’t be shifted, deity’s counsel tells SC

    New Delhi : There is no particular religious significance or importance attributable to the Babri Masjid structure in Ayodhya, while ‘janmasthan’ (birthplace) of Lord Ram is a particular place of religious significance for the Hindus, so it can’t be shifted, the deity’s counsel told the Supreme Court on Thursday.

  • After flyover collapse, begins blame-game

    Lucknow : As the families grieve the death of their kin in the Varanasi flyover collapse earlier this week, the local administration and the work agency are busy playing a blame game.