Free Press Journal
  • Can’t satisfy ‘everyone’ in a democracy: Manohar Parrikar on OROP row

    New Delhi : With the resurgence of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) row, Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that every one had the right to put forth their demand in a democracy, but that did not mean that ‘every demand’ could be satisfied.

  • PM’s diwali bonanza

    Announces Rs 80,000 crore package for Jammu & Kashmir

  • Arun Jaitley

    Frittering away the people’s mandate

    Arun Jaitley is a privileged member of the all powerful trika – Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley and Amit Shah – of the ruling coalition that presides over the destiny of India. He has dismissed the protests against ‘rising intolerance’ as ‘manufactured rebellion’, betraying ideological intolerance of Narendra Modi.  It looks Arun Jaitley – the fire brand opposition leader in Rajya Sabha – and Arun Jaitley – the Union Finance Minister- are a

  • Abide by declaration in South China Sea, says India

    Kuala Lumpur: India on Wednesday hoped that all states in the South China Sea region will abide by the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea.

  • Ex-servicemen hold OROP rally at Azad Maidan

    Mumbai : Ex-servicemen on Saturday protested against the delay in issue of official notification by the government to ‘one rank one pension’ (OROP) scheme as announced by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in September. The ex-servicemen, under the banner of United Front of Ex-Servicemen Movement (UFESM), held a rally at Azad Maidan.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Ministries agree on streamlining approvals for urban construction projects

    New Delhi: The Central Government has decided to come out with necessary notifications by the end of next month for streamlining approvals for construction projects in urban areas. This is being done to ensure time bound and hassle free clearances for projects. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting convened by Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu.

  • OROP notification after Bihar poll process ends, says Parrikar

    New Delhi : The notification on One Rank One Pension scheme will be issued “within days” of the Bihar poll process coming to an end as the model code of conduct is currently in place, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.

  • Indian Air Force

    Government clears take off, women to fly IAF fighters by mid-2017

    New Delhi: The induction of women as fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force was cleared today by the government in a landmark move for the armed forces which have so far dithered over combat role for women. As per the plan, the first women pilots would be selected from the batch which is presently undergoing flying training at Air Force Academy. After successful completion of ab-initio training, they would be commissioned in the fighter stream in June 2016. Thereafter, they would

  • Maria Couto

    ‘Language controversy may communally polarise Goa’

    Panaji: A brewing controversy over instruction of medium in schools, where factions backed by Goa’s Roman Catholic Church and the RSS are at loggerheads, could polarise Hindu and Catholic communities, Padma Shri awardee Maria Couto has warned.

  • efence Minister Manohar Parrikar

    Defence Minister calls for special attention to R&D

    Bengaluru: Observing that there is a “mad rush” for IT engineers, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said Research and Development (R&D) is a very important field and it needs special attention. Noting that former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s greatest contribution was in building “scientific temperament” by striking chord with young minds, which, Parrikar said, “is very important for any country particularly in the research and development field, because nowadays we have that mad rush for IT engineers, then the rush

  • No more commissions for arms agents: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: Arms agents earning sales commissions could soon be passe, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said, adding that agents would have to be paid fixed fees while representing foreign defence manufacturing companies.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Dadri-like incidents will damage BJP, NDA: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: Incidents like the lynching in Dadri, near the national capital last month, will actually damage the BJP and the NDA, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said, even as he gave a clean chit to the RSS vis-a-vis rising incidents of communal violence.

  • Policy decision on combat role for women soon: Parrikar

    Mumbai: Close on the heels of the Indian Air Force mooting a proposal to induct women as fighter aircraft pilots, another male bastion may give way with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today stating that his ministry was looking at combat role for women in the armed forces. “My ministry is working out (how) to assign combat role for women in the armed forces, and a policy decision will soon be made,” Parrikar said,

  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar addresses the media on Wednesday at the commissioning ceremony for INS Kochi,in Mumbai. AFP

    Aircraft carrier INS Viraat at just Re 1

    Mumbai : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday that the defence ministry had decided to sell INS Viraat, the flagship aircraft carrier proposed to be decommissioned in 2016, at  a price of Re 1 to any coastal state of India which will promise to convert the warship into a museum ship and preserve it as a part of national heritage.