Free Press Journal
  • BJP blames Cong for all noise to cover up

    New Delhi  : The blame game being played between the Congress and the ruling BJP on the PNB scam since past three days acquired a new dimension on Saturday on defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s sensational disclosure of a senior Congress leader’s relationship with absconding diamond czar Nirav Modi.

  • Sitharaman flies high in Sukhoi

    Jodhpur : India’s first woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday donned an olive-green flight suit to fly in Indian Air Force’s frontline aircraft, Sukhoi Su-30 MKI – an indigenously-built twin-engine fighter jet capable of carrying out nuclear strikes.

  • Army Day 2018: Respect the silent soldier

    Harsha Kakkar, Major General (Retd) talks about the problems faced by the soldiers of The Indian Army and how can they be benefitted by offering incentives to them from the government

  • We got better pricing for Rafale jets: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    New Delhi: The government said today that there cannot be any comparison between the cost of the 36 Rafale fighter jets it inked with France and the price negotiated by the previous UPA regime for the original 126-fighter aircraft deal as the deliverables were different.

  • Cyclone Ockhi: Nirmala Sitharaman assures rescue operations won’t stop

    Ahmedabad (Gujarat): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday assured that the rescue operations in the aftermath of cyclone Ockhi are making every attempt to bring back stranded fishermen in the sea. Sitharaman’s statement comes after she recently visited Kerala and Tamil Nadu where she held talks with the chief ministers of both the states, and also held meetings with police personnel and Indian Navy officials to discuss the rescue operations.

  • Withdraw order capping educational aid to martyrs’ kids: RS MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar to Nirmala Sitharaman

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar has written to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking the reversal of a government order that has capped educational expenses paid to children of martyrs or disabled soldiers at Rs. 10,000 per month. The cap was imposed earlier this year following the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission report.

  • Cyclone Ockhi: Death toll, fishermen rescue; all that we know so far

    Cyclone Ockhi, which has caused widespread damage in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts, has till now taken lives of 19 people according to authorities. The state department also said that at least 690 people have been rescued so far while 96 were still missing.

  • Cyclone Ockhi: 357 fishermen have been rescued so far, says Nirmala Sitharaman

    Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday informed that, so far, 357 fishermen, including 71 from Tamil Nadu, who had been stranded in sea due to Cyclone Ockhi, have been rescued. Defence Minister reached Kanyakumari on Sunday to take stock of the situation in the wake of the cyclonic storm, which has tormented the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and now Lakshadweep islands.

  • Rafale Deal: UPA sat over IAF’s urgent need for a decade?

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday justified Prime Minister Modi striking a deal during his France visit to buy 36 Rafale fighter aircraft, a matter that had been kept hanging by the UPA for a decade, jeopardising national security.

  • Allegations relating to Rafale deal shameful: Nirmala Sitharaman

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today that allegations relating to the procurement deal for 36 Rafale fighter jet were “shameful” and that such bickering was a “disservice” to the armed forces. Her remarks came a day after the Congress accused the prime minister of changing the “entire deal” to benefit a businessman.

  • Sitharaman visits forward areas along LoC in Kupwara

    Srinagar: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today visited the forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and was briefed by the top military brass on counter-infiltration operations.

  • Nirmala Sitharaman begins 2-day Jammu and Kashmir visit

    Srinagar: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is visiting Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to review the preparedness of the soldiers on borders and security in the hinterland.  The two-day visit would be her first since she assumed office as the Defence Minister of the country.