Free Press Journal
  • Masrat Alam

    Keep close surveillance on Masrat, Centre asks Sayeed

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the Jammu and Kashmir government has been told to keep “close surveillance” on separatist leader Masrat Alam, whose release from jail had sparked a political furore.  Making a statement in the Lok Sabha, Rajnath Singh said the home ministry has issued an advisory to the state asking it to vigorously pursue all 27 criminal cases against him.

  • Narendra Modi looks forward to ‘Mann Ki Baat’ with farmers

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who would address the farmers in his next ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme on March 22, on Thursday said that he looks forward to the interaction and asked them to write to him about their problems. “On March 22, I will talk to my farmer brothers and sisters during ‘Mann ki Baat’,” Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet. “I would like to hear from my farmer

  • Priya Pillai

    HC quashes look out notice against Greenpeace activist

    New Delhi: Granting relief to Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai, who was stopped from flying to London in January, the Delhi High Court on Thursday quashed the ‘look out’ circular issued against her. Justice Rajiv Shakdher also directed the central government to expunge endorsements made while offloading Pillai from a flight to London by immigration officials at the Delhi airport on January 11.  Pillai was invited to talk about her campaign with local

  • Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh

    Sonia Gandhi leads solidarity march to Manmohan Singh’s residence

    New Delhi: The entire top Congress leadership including Sonia Gandhi today took to the streets to express solidarity with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has been summoned as accused in a coal scam case, with the party President calling it “outrageous”. Sonia Gandhi collected leaders at the party headquarters early in the morning and led a march to Singh’s residence about half a km away in the heart of the capital in which

  • Ajay Maken

    ‘Honest’ Manmohan Singh’s name dragged in coal scam, says Ajay Maken

    New Delhi : Congress leader Ajay Maken on Thursday described former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh as an honest person and said it is extremely unfortunate that the latter’s name has been dragged into the coal blocks allocation scam. “With all the unity, we all stand with Dr. Manmohan Singh. Whosoever has seen him working can say that there cannot be an honest person like him. It is unfortunate the way his name

  • Congress fully behind Manmohan Singh ‘a man of integrity, probity’: Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday described former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh as a man of integrity and probity, adding that the party would fight the summons issued to the latter in the coal blocks allocation scam legally. Gandhi, who led a solidarity march to Dr. Singh’s residence, said the Congress is outraged at the news of summons being served to the former prime minister.

  • Manmohan Singh, coal blocks allocation scam

    Manmohan Singh not to attend CWC meeting

    New Delhi : Former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who has been summoned in the coal blocks allocation scam, will not attend the CWC meeting to be held at the AICC Headquarters at 24, Akbar Road.  According to reports, the Congress leaders will march to Dr. Singh’s residence after the meeting to express their solidarity with him. The CWC members and Congress MPs will be present in today’s meeting, which will be

  • sonia gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi to meet CWC members, party MPs

    New Delhi : Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be meeting the CWC members and her party MPs at the AICC Headquarters at 24, Akbar Road. According to reports, the meeting is likely to begin at 9:30 a.m. The meeting assumes significance as it takes place a day after former prime minister Manmohan Singh was summoned in the coal blocks allocation scam. The former prime minister, however, yesterday said that he is open to legal scrutiny

  • Markandey Katju

    RS condemns Markandey Katju for his remarks against Gandhi, Subhash

    New Delhi: Cutting across political divide, Rajya Sabha members today condemned former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju for calling Mahatma Gandhi a British agent and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose a Japanese one, with some even demanding action against him. The Zero Hour saw members from opposition and treasury benches coming together to condemn Justice Katju’s remarks in his blog with the entire House later unanimously adopting a resolution by a voice vote.

  • loksabha Parliament

    A hard grind for the BJP in Parliament

    New Delhi : The current session of Parliament has been, for the BJP, a lesson in conciliation and a warning of how obstructive the Opposition can be. That the ruling party at the Centre had to pander to the Opposition even in the Lok Sabha where it has a clear majority, accommodating its views even on nuances of the land bill that it would in the normal course not compromise on shows how much it has been

  • sonia gandhi

    Sonia misses Parliamnet session due to viral fever

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who did not attend the Parliament session today, is down with viral fever. Party sources said tonight that Gandhi could not attend the Parliament today as she was unwell and may skip it tomorrow as well. Incidentally, the contentious Land Acquisition Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha. Gandhi is a member of the Lok Sabha from Rae Bareli and is also the chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party

  • Manmohan Singh, coal blocks allocation scam

    Manmohan Singh summoned in coal blocks allocation scam

    New Delhi : A Delhi court has issued summons to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in connection with the coal blocks allocation scam. According to reports, former coal secretary PC Parakh, industrialist KM Birla and three others are also to be tried in connection with the case. All six have been summoned by the court on April 8 under the charges of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and under provisions of Prevention of Corruption

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP MLAs to urge Arvind Kejriwal to expel party ‘rebels’

    New Delhi : Legislators of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) drafted a letter for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, seeking the expulsion of party ‘rebels’ Shanti Bhushan, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.  Karawal Nagar MLA Kapil Mishra alleged that the actions of the three named in the letter have resulted in internal rifts within the party. “Party MLAs are all writing petition to Arvind Kejriwal, in which we have said that because of

  • Sunanda Pushkar, BS Bassi

    B.S.Bassi says exhibits being examined, data analysis under process

    New Delhi : Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Tuesday said exhibits related to the Sunanda Pushkar’s murder probe are being examined and added that some downloaded data is also being analysed. “The exhibits are being examined and it takes time to be examined. There are processes and procedures to be followed. The information will be given once the report comes out,” said Bassi. “Till the time investigation is not completed in this case,

  • AAP issued statement to dispel misconception of ‘one sided action’: Sanjay Singh

    New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh said the party came out with a statement justifying the expulsion of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the party’s top panel to dispel the misconception of ‘one sided action’ against the ousted duo. “The happenings over the last five to six days were sending a very negative message to the people. It had started to appear as if the party had taken

  • Prashant Bhushan,Yogendra Yadav

    AAP cites reasons for Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan PAC expulsion

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said that three of its senior leaders — Shanti Bhushan, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav — were working to ensure the party’s defeat in the recently held assembly elections in Delhi, and therefore, this was justification enough to expel them from the Political Affairs Committee (PAC). In a statement issued here, the AAP said, “During Delhi elections, three senior AAP leaders were working towards our defeat-Yogendra

  • Narendra Modi 1

    Uproar in Lok Sabha over Masarat Alam’s release

    New Delhi : The Lok Sabha was briefly adjourned till 11.30 a.m.on Monday after opposition parties tore into the BJP led-NDA government over the recent release of Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam.  The session after the Holi break witnessed a huge uproar with vociferous slogans of “PM Jawaab do” raised by the opposition leaders.

  • Is Delhi sustainable?

    New Delhi: When we talk of sustainable cities, a recent survey result comes handy to initiate a dialogue on Delhi. The capital of India is at a disgusting 49th number out of 50 in the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index done recently by a Dutch group. Frankfurt in Germany won the top slot followed by London. Chicago won the 19th rank. Mumbai comes at the 47th position.

  • AAP, Ashutosh

    Efforts were made to remove Kejriwal from national convener’s post

    New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Sunday said that efforts were made to remove Arvind Kejriwal from the national convener’s post after the party’s dismal show in the Lok Sabha polls last year. When asked to comment on his book ‘The Crown Prince, The Gladiator and The Hope’ in which he has written that Kejriwal broke down after AAP’s Lok Sabha debacle, Ashutosh said that he didn’t want the

  • Yogendra Yadav

    Yogendra Yadav asks AAP workers to put an end to infighting

    Panchkula (Haryana): Days after he was dropped from AAP’s Political Affairs Committee, Yogendra Yadav today said he wants an end to the infighting in the party even as he asked workers not to lose faith in the party and its idea and focus on eradicating corruption.  A lot of things have happened in the last few days…I have requested all party workers that whatever happens, do not lose faith and hope in the party