Free Press Journal
  • 2016 Recap: Sporting glory for India; citizens brave terrorists, demonetisation

    One cannot deny that 2016 was a year of shocks and surprises. The year 2016 witnessed the better and bitter India, with success at Rio Olympics 2016 and terror attack at the Pathankot Air base followed by the unexpected demonetisation move by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While it is the time to look forward and see what the New Year has in store for us, it is also the time to look back

  • Narendra Modi is practicing TRP politics: Rahul Gandhi at CPP meet

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi today chaired the meeting of Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) for the firsttime and launched an all-out attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of practising TRP politics and making the country suffer due to his “vanity and incompetence”.

  • Machil encounter: Raheel’s anti-India legacy may continue

    The latest escalation in border violation from Pakistan including the beheading of one of the three Indian soldiers killed in the Machil sector of Jammu and Kashmir reflects the last hurrah of the Pakistan Army chief, General Raheel Sharif, who is all set to retire later this month. This would be the first time in two decades that an Army chief would retire after completing one term without seeking another.

  • Kashmir bursts into life after four months of closure

    Srinagar: After 132 days of closure, the Kashmir Valley burst into life on Saturday morning with a large number of vehicles out on the roads, and markets, schools, offices and businesses open for the first time in the last over four months of separatist-sponsored shutdown and protests.

  • No curfew in Kashmir ahead of Friday prayers

    Srinagar: With situation improving in Kashmir, there was no curfew anywhere in the Valley for the first time on a Friday since it was hit by unrest in July.

  • Separatists using children as cannon fodder: Mehbooba Mufti

    Udhampur: Lashing out at the separatists, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today alleged they were not allowing schools in the Valley to function because they wanted a new generation of uneducated youths who can pelt stones and can be used as “cannon fodder”.

  • Kashmir by and large peaceful, daily activities pick up

    Srinagar: The situation in unrest-hit Kashmir, which continued to be curfew-free for third day today, was by and large peaceful as security forces foiled separatists’ plans to hold protests in the city and elsewhere.

  • Student’s protest outside CM Mehbooba Mufti’s house

    Srinagar: As the Kashmir unrest enters 101st day post the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, students on Monday protested outside Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s house demanding reopening of their schools and colleges.

  • Resolving Kashmir issue will end terrorism: Farooq Abdullah

    Srinagar, India and Pakistan must talk and solve the Kashmir issue to end terrorism in the region, former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said, speaking for the first time since the ongoing unrest erupted in the Kashmir Valley.

  • Farooq Abdullah calls meeting of opposition parties in Kashmir

    Srinagar: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah today called a meeting of opposition parties of Kashmir to discuss the prevailing situation in the Valley which has crippled normal life for more than three months.

  • Curfew in parts of Kashmir ahead of Friday prayers

    Srinagar, Curfew continued today in interior parts of Srinagar and some other areas as a precautionary measure in view of violence witnessed after Friday prayers last week.

  • Srinagar remains under curfew ahead of Muharram

    Srinagar: Curfew remained in force in parts of Srinagar today as a precautionary measure in view of the tenth day of Muharram, even as normal life remained affected in the Valley for the 96th day due to the ongoing unrest.

  • Pampore attack encounter enters third day

    Srinagar: The operation to flush out holed up militants inside a government building in Pampore on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway today entered the third day as security forces continued to pound the multi-storey structure with mortars and rockets to bring it down.