Free Press Journal
  • Has Modi forgotten he is prime minister, asks Chidambaram

    New Delhi, Congress leader P Chidambaram today hit out at the prime minister and said the elections were not about “Mr Modi, the individual” but the promised “achhe din” that had not arrived even after 42 months. In a series of posts on Twitter, the former finance minister also asked if Modi had forgotten he was prime minister. “Mr Modi’s campaign is about himself, his past and the

  • Gujarat Assembly Polls: Emotional Modi harps on a ‘son of Gujarat’ theme

    Gandhinagar: The emotional pitch that was expected in the penultimate days of campaigning marked the start of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 3-day election tour of his home state on Monday when he asserted that he has a spotless political career and the people of the state would not forgive those who are insulting this ‘son of Gujarat’.

  • GDP growth to rise in Q2, Q3: FICCI

    New Delhi : Ahead of the release of official data on Indian GDP growth in the second-quarter, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (Ficci) said on Monday that July-September’s GDP growth rate is expected to improve to 6.2 per cent and rise further to 6.7 per cent in the third-quarter of the ongoing financial year. Pulled down by sluggish manufacturing, growth during the first-quarter of the financial year fell

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to flag-off Hyderabad Metro Rail tomorrow

    Hyderabad: The much-awaited Hyderabad Metro Rail will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow and start commercial operations from November 29. The 30-km-long first phase of the metro rail project between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations, would be launched by the prime minister at 2.15 pm tomorrow at Miyapur station.

  • PM Modi to address several rallies in Gujarat today

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday continue his Gujarat campaign with a rally in Bhuj. This will be followed by several public meetings in Kutch, Jasdan, Dhari and Kamrej. Prime Minister Modi is expected to attend at least 20 public meetings and rallies in the next 15 days ahead of the assembly polls to be held on December 9 and 14.

  • Bhopal: ‘Vajpayee wanted a mosque too at disputed site, but I refused’

    Bhopal: Shankaracharya of Puri Nischalananda Saraswati criticized former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his desire to build a mosque along with the Ram temple at Ayodhya. Shankaracharya, who was interacting with people here at MP Prabhat Jha’s bungalow, said that Vajpayee had sent film star and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha seeking his consent for construction of mosque but he refused.

  • Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: BJP leaders serve chai with rhetoric for snack

    Gandhinagar: Seeking to raise the electioneering pitch in Gujarat, the BJP latched onto a meme mocking Narendra Modi’s tea moment and organized a ‘man ki baat, chai ke saath’ programme in the state, wherein 99 party leaders and an assorted workforce listened to his radio talk while sipping tea with people across the poll bound state. “This was followed through across all the 50,128 polling booths in the 182 Assembly seats,’’ the party

  • Constitution and citizen are key: PM Modi

    New Delhi: Citizens and the administration must work in accordance with the Constitution and the message it must convey is that “no one should be harmed in any way”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. His politically loaded statement comes against the backdrop of the controversy relating to ‘Padmavati’ and cases of vigilantism.

  • As CJI and law minister spar over issue of judicial activism, PM Modi urges them to work together

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed that the legislature, the judiciary and the executive were part of the same family and should work to strengthen each other, even as the Chief Justice and the law minister sparred over the issue of judicial activism. The prime minister also said that the three wings need to brainstorm on how to move forward in the changed scenario.

  • Congress vs BJP in Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections

    BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi for his ‘hugplomacy’ jibe at PM Modi

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit back at Rahul Gandhi for his “failed hugplomacy” jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the release of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, saying the Congress Vice President should stand with the country and not with the mastermind of the Mumbai massacre.

  • Riding a socio-political bandwagon

    It’s not only because of Narendra Modi, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping that future historians may call this the Age of the Social Media. The Washington-based Freedom House think tank reckons that on-line disruption tactics played an important part in the election campaigns of at least 18 countries in the past 12 months. Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, is on the warpath accusing Vladimir Putin of waging the Cold War in cyberspace.

  • After 8 months, ‘Modi Ka Gaon’ cleared for release

    Mumbai, Eight months after it was denied a censor certificate on various grounds, the producers of the Hindi feature film “Modi Ka Gaon”, loosely inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development agenda, has finally cleared all hurdles for release.

  • Nation should ensure digital space does not become playground of dark forces: PM Modi

    New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the nation should ensure that digital space does not become a playground of dark forces. “Cyber attacks are significant threat to the global community. We need to ensure that the vulnerable section of the society does not fall prey to it,” Modi said while addressing at the inaugural session of the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS).

  • Bhopal: Slugfest between two departments over Modi’s Matru Vandana Scheme

    Bhopal: The health services may be in dire straits in the state but the health department is not ready to allow the woman and child development department to execute the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Matru Vandana Scheme. Both the departments have come face-to-face on the issue.