Free Press Journal
  • Harping on achievements, not omissions

    With 2019 general elections on his mind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the last Independence Day speech of his term to launch the re-election campaign of his party from the ramparts of the Red Fort last week. Given the fact that the PM’s speech was telecast live on news channels and reached millions of captive viewers, the prime minister made full use of the opportunity to present himself as the leader the

  • Ujjain: 72nd Independence Day celebrations held

    Ujjain: The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated with full enthusiasm on Wednesday. Programmes were organised across the city to commemorate the Independence Day. Main event was organised at Dussehra Maidan where Energy Minister Paras Jain along with Collector Manish Singh and SP Sachin Atulkar were present.

  • Bhopal: Students celebrate the spirit of freedom on Independence Day

    Bhopal: City students celebrate 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday with zeal and spirit befitting the occasion. Flag hoisting ceremony, cultural events evoking patriotism marked the celebrations at schools all across the city. Students presented march past, staged skits showcasing the bravery of freedom fighters who scarified their lives for the country.

  • Mumbai: First-ever Humboldt baby penguin born on Independence Day

    Mumbai: India’s first-ever Humboldt Penguin was born on Wednesday night at Veermata Jijabai Udyan while India was celebrating its Independence Day. Sanjay Tripathi, veterinary doctor and in-charge of the zoo, told the Free Press Journal that the new-born baby penguin’s health is good and that it is being taken care of by Mr Molt and Flipper (the father and mother penguin) and the doctors.

  • A good report card

    The Prime Minister addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Wednesday, the last Independence Day before he returns to the people for a fresh mandate, devoted most of his time listing what all the Government had done in last four-plus years. It was a dhobi list of big and small things meant to ameliorate the condition of the underprivileged and to set the economy on the path to

  • A great vision for healthcare, if…

    The present government should soon announce (maybe on Independence Day)  the Ayushman Bharat—National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) which could make India have the world’s largest health insurance programme.  The scheme could also have a multiplier impact on allied sectors like pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical devices and the overall Indian economy by way of employment generation.

  • Loaded I-Day electoral message

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s persuasive India-rising speech at Red Fort carried an electoral message, with a subtext of continuity-with-change. The country’s rapid growth trajectory, he hinted, must not be compromised by political upheaval. A masterful balance of fact and dream-mongering, it was aimed at ramping up the feelgood factor induced by a satisfactory monsoon.

  • PM speech ‘hollow’, should have spoken ‘truth’ in last I-DAY address: Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have spoken “the truth” in the last Independence Day address of his term instead of making a “hollow” speech and urged him to accept party chief Rahul Gandhi’s challenge of a debate on issues such as corruption, mob lynching and Chinese incursions.

  • PM Modi hails all-women crew of INSV Tarini for circumnavigating the globe

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day address today, hailed the all-women Indian Navy team that successfully circumnavigated the globe on board the INSV Tarini. The “daughters of our country” returned home after spreading the hues of the tricolour across the oceans of the world, the prime minister said from the ramparts of the Red Fort here.

  • It will cost less than Rs 10,000 crore for first manned space mission: ISRO chief

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: Technologies that will help in sending an Indian astronaut to space by 2022, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address today, have already been completed, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said. “We have already done development of crew module, crew escape, environment control, life-support system and space suite, as also GSLV-Mark III (the rocket to be used for the mission,” Sivan told PTI.

  • Independence Day 2018: 1100 feet-long flag unfurled in Surat

    Surat: With the country engrossed in the celebrations of the 72nd Independence Day, one of the longest national flags in the country was on Wednesday unfurled in Gujarat’s Surat city.

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    Sara Ali Khan makes her Instagram debut on Independence Day; check out her first Insta post

    After an undying demand from her fans to have her on social media, Sara Ali Khan finally makes her debut on the photo-sharing site on 15th August 2018. There was immense anticipation around her launch on this social media platform from a couple of days before her birthday, which falls on 12th August but as a mark of respect to our country, the debutant actress decided to