Free Press Journal
  • Railways saves Rs 77 crore from ‘Give it up’ scheme on discounted rates

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded 40 lakh people for voluntarily giving up age-related train fare concessions, the Railways today said it had saved Rs 77 crore in 19 months from the government’s “Give it up” initiative, which encouraged senior citizens not to buy tickets at the reduced rates they were entitled to.

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    Mumbai: Shielding perpetrators by government is inexcusable, says Shashi Tharoor

    Mumbai: The recent incidents of rapes of two minor girls and the delay shown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the problem has not gone down well with the Congress party. Dr Shashi Tharoor the Congress Member of Parliament (MP) while addressing the members of All India Professionals Congress (AIPC) said the government shielding the perpetrators is inexcusable.

  • PM ‘solely responsible’ for cash crunch: Cong

    New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “solely responsible” for the cash crunch in the country, claiming that it was a result of his demonetisation decision.

  • Prince Charles and Narendra Modi visit the Science Museum, see pics

    London: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prince Charles at an exhibition on Indian science and innovation here on Wednesday. Modi welcomed Prince Charles at “Illuminating India: 5,000 Years of Science and Innovation” at the Science Museum here, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

  • PM Modi lauds achievements of Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal during his Sweden visit

    Stockholm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded the achievements of Indian athletes at the Commonwealth Games and especially mentioned pugilist MC Mary Kom and shuttler Saina Nehwal in his address to the Indian diaspora in Sweden. Addressing the Indian community at the Stockholm University here yesterday, Modi said that India’s stature has increased at the world stage.

  • PM Narendra Modi meets British PM Theresa May

    London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning met with his British counterpart Theresa May at 10 Downing Street in London.

  • India, Sweden to strengthen defence and security coop

    Stockholm: India and Sweden today decided to strengthen their defence and security cooperation, and agreed on an innovation partnership for a ‘win-win” outcome as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Swedish counterpart. In a joint press statement after his talks with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, Modi said they focused on how Sweden can help India in its development journey.

  • India cash crunch updates: ‘Notes of Rs 2000 amounting to Rs 7 lakh crore have gone out of supply’

    Two years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation, a cash crunch has been reported in several states of India, including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh. Many people are tweeting about the non-availability of cash at ATMs. Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister, Jayant Kumar said, “It is true that the notes of Rs 2000 which amounts to a currency of 7 lakh crore have gone out of supply leading to

  • Rahul Gandhi on Cash crunch: ‘Achche din only for likes of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi’

    Amethi: With ATMs suddenly running dry in several states, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what he described as destroying India’s banking system by ushering in “achche din” for fugitive jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi. Gandhi also criticised Modi for his silence on the banking frauds allegedly committed by the diamond merchants who have fled the country.

  • Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi to fast track cases of rape of minors if serious about justice

    New Delhi: Amid public outrage over Kathua and Unnao rape cases, Congress President Rahul Gandhi today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fast-track cases of rapes of minors and punish the guilty if he was serious about providing justice to the country’s daughters. Gandhi pointed out that there were as many as 19,675 cases of rapes of minor children in 2016, terming

  • Kathua and Unnao rape cases: PM Narendra Modi talks tough on crime

    The resignation by two J and K ministers belonging to the BJP is a direct fall-out of the ongoing controversy resulting from the rape and murder of an eight-year girl in Kathua, Jammu, last month. The two, Industries and Commerce Minister Chander Prakash Ganga and Forests Minister Chaudhary Lal Singh, sent their resignations to the State BJP chief on Friday evening. The two were accused of participating in a rally which sought

  • Kathua-Unnao rape cases: Has India’s political class and system let India’s daughters down?

    India is world’s largest democracy and 50% our population consist of women. The India of 21st century believes in equality and on one hand, we have young girls winning medals and becoming doctors, engineers, and scientists and making our country proud, but we also have cases of young girls getting raped, murdered and silenced just because they are different and not men.