Free Press Journal
  • Hardik Patel bribe bid: Probe sought

    New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday demanded a thorough probe into an attempt made by a top aide of Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani to buy out Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel who came out in open only a day earlier to back the party in the assembly elections.

  • GST was implemented with nod from all political parties, says Sitharaman

    Gandhinagar : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented with the agreement of all political parties and is making changes based on the needs, adding the Congress Party is trying to interpret the fact, reports ANI.

  • Cong inciting Surat traders over GST: Irani

    Ahmedabad : Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday alleged that though small businessmen and traders in Surat are ready to embrace GST, Congress leaders are trying to “incite” them against the BJP government in Gujarat, which goes to polls next month.

  • Shah launches BJP’s door-to-door campaign in poll-bound Gujarat

    Several Union ministers – Smriti Irani, J P Nadda, Nirmala Sitharaman, V K Singh, Mansukh Mandaviya and Prakash Javadekar – would also visit Gujarat during the drive and interact with voters at their designated places.

  • Accused in 2002 Gujarat Akshardham attack nabbed

    Ahmedabad : Crime Branch officials on early Saturday arrested Ajmeri Abdul Rashid, one of the accused in the 2002 Gandhinagar Akshardham Temple terror attack case, from near the airport. Rashid, one of the 28 absconding accused in the case, had returned from Saudi Arabia and was picked by the Crime Branch sleuths from near the airport.

  • 3,500 VVPAT machines fail in EC test in Gujarat: Hardik Patel

    Ahmedabad : Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Friday said that over 3,500 VVPAT machines had “failed” in the first level test of the Election Commission, and alleged that the ruling BJP would indulge in “fraud” in the upcoming Gujarat elections, reports IANS.

  • Person responsible for security threat on Jet Airways flight identified, should be on no-fly list

    New Delhi: Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said the person responsible for the security threat on the Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight had been identified and should be immediately put on the no-fly list. Flight 9W 339, carrying 122 people, made an emergency landing at the Ahmedabad airport early this morning “following detection of an onboard security threat”, the airlines said.

  • Karad-Chiplun rail line funds diverted to bullet train: Chavan

    Mumbai : Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday alleged that the state government is in the process of diverting the funds of the proposed Karad-Chiplun railway line project to the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.

  • Court summons The Wire publishers over Jay Shah story

    Ahmedabad : The Ahmedabad Metropolitan Court on Tuesday issued summons to all the accused in a criminal defamation case filed by Jay Shah, son of BJP President Amit Shah, against news portal The Wire for publishing a story that the turnover of Jay Shah’s company jumped 16,000 times after the Modi government took office.

  • PM Modi in Gujarat today to address party workers

    Ahmedabad : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit his home state Gujarat on Monday and address a gathering of BJP workers at a village near Gandhinagar, a senior leader of the party’s state unit said in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

  • Determined to oust BJP in Gujarat, says Hardik Patel

    Ahmedabad : Firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Sunday asserted that he was determined to work for the defeat of the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat.

  • Dalits protest over crime against community members, detained

    Ahmedabad : Enraged over the recent incidents of crime against Dalits in Gujarat, activists from the community on Wednesday held a protest outside the state secretariat in Gandhinagar, during which some of them were detained.

  • Creating efficient airports network is our goal, says ‘infrastructure man’ Guruprasad Mohapatra

    Guruprasad Mohapatra, a Gujarat cadre IAS officer of 1986 batch, is known as an ‘infrastructure man’ due to several unique projects he has executed in Gujarat. His list includes projects like the Sabarmati River Front at Ahmedabad and the BRTS. Be it the power sector, urban development or industry, Mohapatra has excelled in most of the assignments. During his tenure as the Municipal Commissioner in Surat and Ahmedabad, he played an integral role in

  • Remove your Italian specs to see progress: Amit Shah to Rahul Gandhi

    Ahmedabad : BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi needed to remove “Italian glasses” and wear “Gujarati glasses” to see the kind of development that had taken place under the BJP in Gujarat.

  • Bullet train project will be demonetisation-like move: PC

    New Delhi : Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday criticised the bullet train project, saying it will be a demonetisation-like move “which will kill everything else”, and suggested that the money should instead be spent on improving rail safety.