Free Press Journal
  • Article 35-A: After panchayat polls, NC threatens to boycott assembly, LS polls

    Srinagar : Days after the National Conference announced its decision to not participate in the panchayat and urban local bodies (ULB) elections, the party on Saturday threatened to boycott the assembly and parliamentary polls too if the Centre does not take effective steps for protection of Article 35-A.

  • J&K: PDP too will stay away from civic polls

    Srinagar : Two days after the National Conference announced its decision to stay away from the local body polls, the Peoples Democratic Party on Friday too decided not to participate in the upcoming municipal and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah says, politics is not bad but politicians can be bad

    New Delhi: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has said that “politics is not bad but politicians can be bad”. Speaking at an event in Delhi on Thursday, he further said that since Independence, each election has divided India instead of uniting.

  • J&K: NC and PDP take out protest rallies ahead of SC hearing on Article 35A

    Srinagar : The National Conference (NC) and its arch rival PDP on Saturday took out separate protest rallies here ahead of the August 6 Supreme Court hearing on petitions challenging Article 35A of the Constitution, which confers special status to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Article 35A: NC, PDP take out protest rallies ahead of Supreme Court hearing

    Srinagar: The National Conference (NC) and its arch rival PDP today took out separate protest rallies here ahead of the August 6 Supreme Court hearing on petitions challenging Article 35A of the Constitution, which confers special status to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Mamata Banerjee, Omar Abdullah hold alliance talks to oust BJP in 2019

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah hobnobbed in Kolkata on Friday. It was not exactly a meeting of two like-minded leaders, but it has set the grapevine abuzz about the non-BJP jigsaw that is beginning to fall in place.

  • Pointless censure in Kashmir

    Even as Kashmir continues to erupt in gun-fire between the security forces and the jihadis, even after the take-over of the State administration by the Centre, fresh hostilities of the verbal kind have broken out between the erstwhile alliance partners who had together ruled the State for over three years. The bitter recriminations between the BJP and the PDP do not help either, though they certainly foul up the atmosphere in the

  • Mehbooba Mufti was helpless in Haseeb Drabu sacking

    The dismissal of J and K finance minister Haseeb Drabu by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is unfortunate. It eliminates the intelligent and credible voice from the State Government. And also snaps a trustworthy link between the PDP and the BJP, which together manage a patchy arrangement of governance in the troubled State. The immediate trigger for Drabu’s removal was his remark during the course of an address to a chamber of industry

  • Ujjain: National conference held at Madhav Science PG College

    Ujjain: A two-day national conference on “New Frontiers in Science: A paradigm shift to policy planning”, was held at the Government Madhav Science Post Graduate College. Senior scientist and director of IISER, Kolkata, Dr Saurabh Paal was the key note speaker. He motivated students to bring innovation in research. Prof Rajneesh Mishra of IIT, Indore, addressed research scholars on ‘stimuli response material’. More than 70 research papers from six universities were received

  • Bhopal: Govt to come up with MSP for tribal products

    Bhopal: In a bid to empower the tribal, the government has decided to declare the minimum support price of the forest products. The announcement to this effect would be made by the ministry of tribal affairs and Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation (TRIFED ) at a national conference in New Delhi on September 25.

  • Manmohan Singh-led team arrives in Kashmir

    The group was set up by the Congress in April after situation worsened in the valley due to widespread violence by protesters following death of eight persons in firing by security forces during bypolls to the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency.

  • Omar wants Indo-Pak talks to resume soon

    Jammu : National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Monday pitched for resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, saying if India and China can talk, why can’t New Delhi and Islamabad?

  • Farooq Abdullah should not make irresponsible comments: BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that National Conference (NC) supremo Farooq Abdullah should refrain from making irresponsible comments. The BJP’s statement came after Adbullah on Thursday alleged that country was not facing threat from foreign forces and the forces operating inside the nation were more dangerous.  BJP leader S. Prakash said that Abdullah should clarify his comments and should not brew any confusion.