Free Press Journal
  • PM Narendra Modi condoles veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar’s death

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the death of veteran journalist Kuldip Nayaar, saying his “strong stand” against the Emergency, public service and commitment to a better India will always remembered. Nayar breathed his last at the Escorts Hospital at 12.30 a.m., and his cremation will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. He was 95.

  • Senior journalist, author Kuldeep Nayar passes away at 95

    New Delhi: Senior journalist, author and human rights activist Kuldip Nayar died at a hospital here, his family said on Thursday. He was 95. Nayar breathed his last at the Escorts Hospital at 12.30 a.m. The cremation will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee was no jaded carbon copy of a liberal

    One of the great tragedies of modern India is the relative absence of a sense of history. In television, this is often translated into a lack of footage. Consequently, when the life of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s venerable former Prime Minister died on August 16 after a prolonged illness, it was made out that the history of the man began in May 1996. More precisely, it began from the day the 13-day

  • We open the doors to new possibilities: Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    The poet-Prime Minister, an awarded parliamentarian, is renowned for his sparkling oratory, often laced with humour. He made many powerful and historic speeches; here are extracts from five of the most memorable ones.

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A man of dignified words and silence

    It was the summer of 1996. The Congress government of Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao had lost the general election and, for the first time, there was an opportunity for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), headed by the moderate and well-liked Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to take power. He lacked parliamentary majority but nevertheless made the bid to form a government and become Prime Minister — an ambition that he had long nurtured

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: BJP rode on Vajpayee’s appeal to win allies and power in 1990s

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose politics of moderation in a hard line party propelled the BJP to power for the first time in the 1990s, died on Thursday after long illness. The 93-year-old leader, who had faded from public life for more than a decade following health complications and was admitted to AIIMS with a urinary tract infection on June 11, breathed his last at 5.05 p.m., the

  • Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee passes away at 89

    Kolkata/New Delhi: Communist veteran and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away at a private hospital here this morning following multiple organ failure, a senior hospital official said. He was 89 and survived by wife, a son and two daughters. Chatterjee passed away at around 8.15 am after his condition deteriorated following yesterday’s “mild heart attack”, the official said.

  • Nobel Prize-winning author V S Naipaul passes away at 85

    London (United Kingdom): British novelist and Nobel Prize winner for Literature, Sir. V.S. Naipaul has breathed his last on Sunday. He was 85 and died at his home in London, his family has confirmed.

  • Ex-South Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong-pil passes away at 92

    Seoul: Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea’s spy agency whose political skills helped him also serve twice as prime minister, first under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency kidnapped, has died. He was 92.

  • Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar passes away at 67

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Pandurang Phundkar died on Thursday following a massive heart attack here, a BJP official said. Phundkar, 67, was admitted to the K.J. Somaiya Hospital on Wednesday where his condition reportedly deteriorated followed by the massive heart attack. He breathed his last at around 4.35 a.m. on Thursday.

  • American literary giant Philip Roth dead at 85: US media

    New York: Prolific novelist Philip Roth, a dominant force in American literature throughout the latter half of the 20th century, has died, US media said. He was 85. The New Yorker magazine first reported the death of Roth, who won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his acclaimed novel “American Pastoral.” The New York Times, citing a close friend, confirmed the death of the writer, who lived in New York and