Free Press Journal
  • Maharashtra: Education department orders more books on Modi, fewer on Shivaji Maharaj

    Mumbai: The Education department has ordered over 1.30 lakh books on personalities like Narendra Modi, Shivaji Maharaj, APJ Abdul Kalam, Shahu Maharaj, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Babasaheb Ambedkar and other leaders. But there is a catch: The number of books ordered on Modi is disproportionately high — 1.5 lakh units purchased at a cost of Rs 59.42 lakh.

  • Maharashtra: Education department orders 1,49,954 books on Modi, 4,343 on Gandhi and 1,635 on Nehru

    Mumbai: School students in Maharashtra will soon get to read about various facets of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the state education department ordering a purchase of nearly 1.5 lakh books on his life. The order was placed last month and most of these books, meant for extra reading for students, will be delivered to state government-run schools by this month-end, a department official said.

  • Lal Bahadur Shastri not hostile to RSS, often consulted Golwalkar: L K Advani

    New Delhi: Lal Bahadur Shastri was not ideologically hostile towards the RSS like Jawaharlal Nehru and would often invite its chief Guru Golwalkar for consultations when he was prime minister, veteran BJP leader L K Advani has said. Describing Shastri as a “dedicated Congressman” in an article in the 70th anniversary edition of the RSS-affiliated weekly Organiser, Advani said his personal qualities won him the goodwill of the nation.

  • When Indira sought Osho secy’s help to persuade Rajiv to enter politics

    New Delhi : After Sanjay Gandhi’s death in a plane crash, his mother Indira Gandhi wanted her other son Rajiv to give up being a professional pilot and enter politics and sought the help of Osho’s secretary Laxmi to persuade him, claims a new book.

  • PM misleading people of Guj: Cong

    Perhaps Modi has also forgotten that it was Nehru who decided after an agitation in Gujarat to constitute the State Reorganisation Commission because of which Gujarat was established as a new state on May 1, 1960 Anand Sharma Former Union Minister.

  • Dynasty a ‘lazy’ word for political succession: Jairam Ramesh

    Mumbai: Dynasty is a “lazy” word coined to describe succession in politics, but public representatives have to ultimately go back and get elected, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday. He said the country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru did not launch a dynasty, and that the people who overwhelmingly voted for then premier Indira Gandhi in 1971, threw her out of power in 1977.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru

    Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru: An unfair target of critics or just a flawed genius?

    November 14, is celebrated as ‘Children’s Day’ or ‘Bal Diwas’ a known fact, though globally children’s day has been celebrated on November 20. Why did India break away from the world to celebrate ‘Children’s Day’ six days in advance? The answer to the question is also Chacha ji. Until 1964, India also celebrated Children’s Day on November 20 but soon after Nehru passed away his birthday November 14 began to be observed

  • Children’s Day Special: Revisit the child in you

    Childhood stories change with generation but the innocence of those days remains the same, Pritha Banerjee reminiscences while we celebrate Children’s Day

  • PM Narendra Modi greets soldiers on Infantry Day

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his greetings to the Indian Army on the 70th Infantry Day. “Greetings to all infantrymen on Infantry Day. We are proud of our infantry’s exceptional courage and dedicated service to our nation,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

  • Pranab Mukherjee: The Prime Minister India never had

    India, which got independence in 1947, has seen 14 prime ministers so far and from the days of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to the incumbent Narendra Modi, the office of prime minister is highest that anyone can attain. The job and designation of being the prime minister is the top most job and he is the supreme leader of the Indian republic. This topic comes on the back of former president and

  • Bhopal: ‘Pandit Nehru lacked capability to lead freedom struggle’

    Bhopal: Senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi on Sunday said that while late prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru lacked capability to ensure independence of the country, Mahatma Gandhi was not capable of becoming prime minister of independent India. He was speaking at MP Youth Conclave organised by Yuva Sansad here on Sunday.