Free Press Journal
  • Rahul Gandhi’s Berkeley speech: Did Yuvraj of Congress jump the gun or state harsh facts?

    Rahul Rajiv Gandhi, the vice-president of Indian National Congress (INC) is a polarising politician. The ‘Yuvraj’ of Congress has been a parliamentarian for the past 13 years and has always been talked about as the natural heir of the Congress party. Congress, which was in power during 2004-14 suffered a colossus defeat in the 2014 general elections, and could only muster 44 seats and were wiped out of the electoral map of

  • Karnataka government sends to MHA report on Gauri Lankesh murder

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has received a report from the Karnataka government on the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh by unidentified persons in Bangalore, an official said. The state chief secretary in his factual report gavedetailed account of the sensational killing and the follow upaction by the police.

  • Unfair to politicise Gauri Lankesh murder

    It is most unfortunate how the murder of a Bengaluru-based journalist, Gauri Lankesh, is being politicized by vested political interests to suit their ends. The cold-blooded murder as she got down from her car and sought to enter her home on returning from her office is being used to sway potential voters in the Assembly elections slated in Karnataka in a few months. It was unseemly how Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, CPI(M) chief Sitaram

  • Mumbai: Two bouncers arrested for assaulting photographers who clicked Shilpa Shetty’s pictures

    Mumbai: On Thursday night, two media photographers were brutally assaulted by bouncers hired by Bastian Hotel after they clicked pictures of actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra at Bandra, Mumbai. According to latest reports, the two accused have been arrested. Reportedly, Shilpa and Raj were spotted at the place for their dinner date. However, when they came out of the hotel, many shutterbugs started clicking their pictures.

  • Twitter war begins, “#BlockNarendraModi” trends, over abusive tweets against Gauri Lankesh

    New Delhi: Following the unsavo-ury controversy swirling around Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wherein it was suggested that he was following accounts which had posted vicious and abusive messages celebrating or justifying the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, the BJP on Thursday clarified that  “Mr Modi has never blocked or unfollowed anyone on Twitter” and his following someone is “not a character certificate.”

  • Gauri Lankesh murder: US-based media watchdog urges Karnataka Police for a probe

    Washington: A US-based media watchdog today urged the Karnataka Police to thoroughly investigate the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh who was shot dead at her residence in Bangalore. Lankesh, 55, known for her left-leaning outlook and forthright views on Hindutva politics, was shot dead by unidentified assailants yesterday. “We urge police in Karnataka to thoroughly investigate the murder of Gauri Lankesh, including whether journalism was a motive,” said Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ)

  • Gauri Lankesh murder: Journalists, citizens express serious concerns by protesting in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Journalists and citizens along with media organisations like the Bombay Union of Journalists, Network of Women in Mumbai and the Press Club expressed serious concerns over the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh. Lankesh was shot dead at her Bangalore residence on Tuesday evening. There were protests at Carter Road, Bandra, Thane, Pune and a candle night vigil at the Mumbai Press Club.

  • Bhopal: Protests over Gauri Lankesh murder; tributes paid

    Bhopal: Many different organisations of journalists, the Congress and others paid tributes to senior journalist Gauri Lankesh and gave expression to their anger and resentment over her murder. A demonstration was held under the leadership of Youth Congress chief Kunal Chaudhary in the city on Wednesday.

  • Gauri Lankesh Murder Case: Politics of murder comes into play

    New Delhi: Journalists, accompanied by artists and writers, held protest meetings and demonstrations across the country on Wednesday against the gruesome murder of Gauri Lankesh (55), editor of popular Kannada tabloid “Gauri Lankesh Patrike,” by three unidentified gunmen at her residence in Bengaluru the previous night.

  • Modi’s New India is about silencing dissent: Congress

    New Delhi : Condemning the murder of senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, the Congress on Wednesday said “muzzling the voice of ordinary citizens and silencing dissent” is the slogan of ‘New India’ under the Modi government.

  • Thousands bid tearful farewell to journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru: Thousands of people bade tearful farewell to renowned Kannada journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh as she was laid to rest with full state honours here on Wednesday. A police honour guard gave a gun-salute to the slain journalist. Her mortal remains were buried at a cemetery in Chamarajpet in central Bengaluru. Gauri Lankesh hailed from the Lingayat community that does not cremate its dead.