Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Rahul Gandhi, Kerala floods

    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,”

  • 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.

  • Maharashtra: 13-year-old girl raped outside Ganesh pandal in Dahanu

    Palghar (Maha): A teen-aged girl was allegedly raped by a 24-year-old man when she went to offer prayers at a pandal during the ongoing Ganesh festival here in Maharashtra, police said Wednesday. The incident occurred Monday night when the 13-year- old girl along with other children had gone to the Ganesh pandal set up at Agar village in Dahanu area, Palghar police spokesperson Hemant Kumar Katkar said.

  • Congress claims it has numbers to form government in Goa

    Panaji: The opposition Congress in Goa on Wednesday claimed that it had the support of over 21 legislators in the 40-member Assembly, giving it enough strength to form the government in the state.

  • Biplab Kumar Deb

    Myanmar based drug peddlers have hatched plot to kill Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb: BJP

    Agartala: Tripura’s former minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ratan Chakraborty has claimed that Myanmar-based drug peddlers have hatched a plot to kill state Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. Chakraborty further claimed that the drug kingpins recently had a meeting in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw to eliminate Deb. Deb, after coming to power, had earlier launched a massive operation against drugs.

  • Babul Supriyo loses cool, threatens to break man’s leg at event in West Bengal

    Asansol (West Bengal): Union Minister Babul Supriyo stirred a controversy after he threatened to “break a man’s leg” during a public event in West Bengal’s Asansol city on Tuesday. Interestingly, Supriyo was invited at Samajik Adhikarita Shivir, an event organised to donate wheelchairs and other equipment for the differently-abled people.

  • Forces within JNU ‘waging war against India’, says Nirmala Sitharaman

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has alleged that there are forces within the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) which are “waging a war” against India. Continuing her claim, the Defence Minister, an alumnus of JNU, said that such forces have often been seen with elected representatives of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU).