Free Press Journal
  • Bad loans during UPA, highly optimistic bankers and slow growth rate responsible for NPA: Raghuram Rajan

    New Delhi: Over optimistic bankers, slowdown in government decision making process and moderation in economic growth mainly contributed to the mounting bad loans, said former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan in a note to Parliamentary panel. In a note to Chairman of Estimates Committee Murli Manohar Joshi, he said: “A variety of governance problems such as the suspect allocation of coal mines coupled with the fear of investigation slowed down government decision making in Delhi,

  • Perhaps nature silenced Vajpayee,  says MM Joshi

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Murli Manohar Joshi has said perhaps nature has silenced the voice of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, currently under treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. “What could he say about the present political situation? He had his own style of speaking on big issue in simple words which he cannot now,” Dr Joshi said after visiting Vajpayee who is hospitalised since

  • 700 troopers committed suicide in last six years: MHA

    New Delhi: Nearly 700 personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces committed suicide in the last six years, more than those killed in action, the Union Home Ministry has told a parliamentary panel. The reasons include “lack of stability, loneliness and domestic strife”, senior officials of the ministry, led by the Union home secretary, told the Parliament’s Committee on Estimates, headed by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi.

  • Babri Masjid case: CBI court frames ‘criminal conspiracy’ charges against Advani, Joshi and Uma

    Lucknow: Special CBI court on Tuesday framed orders against BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi, Uma Bharti and three others in Babri Masjid demolition case. There is enough evidence on record against L K Advani, M M Joshi, Uma Bharti and others for framing of criminal conspiracy charge, the CBI court said. Earlier, the CBI special court rejects applications of discharge moved by BJP stalwarts Advani, Joshi, Uma Bharti and three

  • Spl CBI court to resume Ayodhya case trial today

    Lucknow : The trial in the politically- sensitive 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case by a special CBI court will resume here on Monday, following a Supreme Court order to it to hear the case on a daily basis and deliver the verdict in two years.

  • Supreme Court to hear Babri Masjid demolition case today

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court, on Thursday, is likely to examine whether to revive the conspiracy charges against senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leaders, Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and several others of the party in connection with the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case.

  • SC defers Babri hearing to April 6

    No hearing could be held on THursday as such since senior advocate KK Venugupal, appearing for Advani, sought permission to rush to another Bench in a part-heard matter (more…)

  • Many memorable firsts in UP poll battle

    Lucknow : The long, staggered assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, whose results are to be announced on March 11, would be remembered for innumerable reasons. While, like most similar tests at the hustings, this one too had its share of the avoidable — be it the use of words like KaSaB, gadha (ass), or below the belt jibes against political opponents, there were many firsts in the staggered, seven-phased polls spread over a

  • Varun Gandhi in 2nd list of top BJP campaigners

    New Delhi: Some noted omissions, including Varun Gandhi, Murli Manohar Joshi and Vinay Katiyar, from the first list of BJP’s star campaigners for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, figure in the second list of top campaigners submitted by the party with the Election Commission.

  • Murli Manohar Joshi all praise for ancient Indian medicine

    BHOPAL: Former Union Minister Murli Manohar Joshi inaugurated a two-day conference on “Role of Ancient and Modern Science” in the development of the country at RKDF College here on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Joshi emphasised on the need for making education affordable for accessible to all. Dr Joshi said that it was because of liberalisation that today’s institutions are able to provide better education to the students. He said that

  • Why not an exclusive question hour for PM?

    NEW DELHI : Why not a question hour once a week in the Lok Sabha for the Prime Minister to answer questions concerning all ministries? The idea came from Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Prof. K V Thomas of the Congress at the release of the book ‘The Indian Parliament — Beyond the seal and signature of democracy’ written by Devender Singh, Joint Secretary of the Lok Sabha.

  • Snub to MM Joshi: Nowhere in posters at BJP National Exec

    Allahabad: Once one of the three pillars of the BJP along with Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi is now nowhere on the party’s leadership spectrum here at the National Executive meeting.

  • Inter-linking of rivers not feasible, says Murli Manohar

    New Delhi : Inter-linking of rivers may not be feasible in most parts of India as a majority of the rivers are themselves short of water, BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said on Wednesday.  Joshi was speaking to the media after the Estimates Committee of the Lok Sabha presented a report on the Ganga rejuvenation.  Asked if inter-linking of rivers can be a solution to India’s water woes, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

  • Babri case: Supreme Court judge recuses from hearing

    New Delhi : A Supreme Court judge on Thursday recused from hearing appeals pertaining to dropping of criminal conspiracy charge against L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and other BJP-VHP leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case.