Free Press Journal
  • Lankesh case: SIT releases suspect sketches

    Bengaluru : The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the killing of Gauri Lankesh on Saturday released the sketches of suspects, along with footage obtained from CCTV cameras installed near the slain journalist’s house. Lankesh was gunned down by unidentified assailants in front of her residence here on September 5. The 21-member SIT released the sketches, prepared on the basis of information collected from witnesses, and the CCTV footage more than five weeks

  • ‘Dangerous’ trend of eliminating opposition & liberal values: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Voicing its concern over the ‘dangerous trend’ of targeting people who hold ‘liberal values and principles,’ the Bombay High Court on Thursday said that such a tendency is bringing disrepute to the country. The court even made a reference to the shocking murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead last month at her residence in Bengaluru.

  • “I am not such a fool to give back my national awards”: Prakash Raj

    Veteran actor Prakash Raj has been making news since yesterday when it emerged that he claimed that he’s going to give back his National Awards. As per reports, he said so to protest against the murder of Gauri Lankesh. The senior journalist was assassinated outside her house by unknown persons on September 2. She was a good friend of Prakash Raj and both knew each other since 30 years.

  • Got clues about Gauri Lankesh murder case: Min

    Bengaluru : Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Monday claimed the Special Investigation Team probing the killing of senior Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh has got clues and is in the process of gathering evidence, reports PTI.

  • 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)