Free Press Journal
  • Sedition case against Manmohan, others on April 7: Court orders police report

    New Delhi : A city court on Thursday ordered Delhi Police to file an action taken report (ATR) before the next hearing on April 7 on a complaint of sedition and conspiracy filed against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Vice-President Hamid Ansari and others who attended a meeting with Pakistani officials at the residence of suspended former Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar here on December 6.

  • Address human development issue on priority basis, says Former vice president Hamid Ansari

    Nagpur: Former Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday said no effort at seeking socio–economic equality between citizens is possible unless the state, as the implementing agency, is secular in letter and spirit. He said justice and social peace demand that human development be addressed on a priority basis and made equitable.

  • Bhopal: Devil sits inside Hamid Ansari, says Indresh Kumar

    Bhopal: In an objectionable and controversial comment, RSS leader Indresh Kumar said here on Monday that devil sat inside persons like former vice-president Hamid Ansari. He was speaking at a function organised by Hind Baloch Forum.

  • After Ansari, US report claims Muslims in India feel vulnerable

    Washington : There was an increase in violent incidents by cow protection groups mostly against Muslims in India in the year 2016, an official US report on international religious freedom said on Tuesday, noting that authorities often “failed” to prosecute cow vigilantes.

  • Is there a method in Vice President Hamid Ansari’s madness?

    The out gone Vice President and the Chairman of Rajya Sabha Hamid Ansari stirred a hornets’ nest on the last day of his ten-year long tenure as the incumbent of the second highest Constitutional position of the nation. In an interview to Rajya Sabha TV, Ansari struck a note of caution, warning that Muslims in the country are feeling insecure amid a sense of growing intolerance – “the ambience of acceptance” is at risk,

  • Hamid Ansari’s remark creating row only because he is Muslim: NCP

    New Delhi: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday backed outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari’s statement over the growing uneasiness among the country’s minority community, stating that only because the latter is a Muslim so it’s creating a row otherwise wouldn’t have been noticed.

  • Successor Venkaiah Naidu hits back, says Ansari comment political agenda

    New Delhi: Hours before taking oath as Vice-President, M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday crossed sword with outgoing V-P Hamid Ansari, rejecting as “political propaganda” the view that there is a sense of security among the minorities. Though the 68-year old former Union minister did not name anybody, his attack was aimed at a television interview of Ansari telecast by the Rajya Sabha TV on Thursday.

  • Hamid Ansari’s parting message draws angry response from BJP

    New Delhi: In his last address as the Vice-President, Hamid Ansari on Thursday said that democracy would turn into tyranny if opposition groups are not given the right to free criticism, adding that a democracy is distinguished by the protection it gives to minority.

  • Hamid Ansari playing politics by making remarks on sensitive issues: BJP

    New Delh: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari is playing politics by making remarks on sensitive issues. Ansari on Wednesday said that the Muslims in the country were experiencing a “feeling of unease.”

  • Praises and poetry: MPs pay emotional goodbye to Chairman Ansari

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the diplomatic insights of Vice President Hamid Ansari, a career diplomat, as Rajya Sabha members lavishly lauded him and bid an emotional farewell to the outgoing Chairman whose term ended on Thursday.

  • Hamid Ansari Farewell speech: Calling spade a spade or exaggerating facts?

    India’s 12th Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari completes his second term today. Hamid Ansari was elected in 2007 under the Congress led UPA and completed two terms as Vice-President and will be succeeded by Bharatiya Janata Party’s M Venkaiah Naidu. Naidu will become 13th Vice-President after defeating opposition’s nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi by a wide margin.

  • Feeling of unease among Muslims, ambience of acceptance under threat: Hamid Ansari

    New Delhi: Outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said there is a feeling of unease and a sense of insecurity among the Muslims in the country, asserting the”ambience of acceptance” is now under threat. Ansari, whose second five-year term as the Vice-Presidentends tomorrow, made these remarks in the backdrop of incidents of intolerance and cow vigilantism and comments made by some saffron leaders regarding the minority community.

  • Now I am not a BJP man: Vice President-elect Venkaiah Naidu

    Tirupati: Vice president-elect M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said he will uphold the dignity and decorum of the vice presidential institution, as his appointment speaks the beauty of the Indian parliamentary democracy. After offering prayers to Lord Venkateswara here, the Vice President-elect said he is grateful to the Members of Parliament belonging to different political parties who in an overwhelming manner have supported his candidature cutting across party line.

  • NDA leaders to meet tomorrow ahead of Vice-Presidential polls

    New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders will tomorrow meet in Delhi a day before the Vice-Presidential polls. The lawmakers will vote on August 5 to elect 13th Vice President of India.

  • Will go home and eat fish, says Derek O’Brien after veg fare at vice-president’s farewell

    Vice-President Hamid Ansari is about to retire and the new Vice-President is elected on August 5. In such a way, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan yesterday hosted a farewell dinner for him. It was a dinner arrangement for all the MPs including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the talk of the dinner was Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien’s tweet.