Free Press Journal
  • Independence Day 2018: 8 tricolour recipes to celebrate the spirit of patriotism

    Independence Day is a day to feel patriotic and proud. From songs to movies to several programmes on television and radio, the day is all about remembering history and paying a tribute to our freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to free us from the British rule. Nowadays, people have started celebrating the Independence Day in a very elaborate way. They love to wear all things tricolour: From dresses to accessories to youngster

  • Ujjain: International youth camp focuses on non-violence, patriotism

    Ujjain: Youths shared their experiences in the International youth camp organised at Sevadham Ashram on Thursday. Over 400 youths are participating in the camp. Bhadursingh, who was involved in anti social activities earlier in the Chambal region said in his address that youth should not resort to violence. Many other youth also shared their views in the youth camp.

  • Maharashtra, RTI, RTI report, Infant deaths, Malnutrition, causes of death

    Probe panel ascribes deaths to oxygen shortage

    The probe panel which was appointed by the Uttar Pradesh government to go into the deaths of over 60 children in a Gorakhpur hospital has confirmed that there was lack of oxygen for the patients and has blamed ‘financial irregularities’ at the hospital for the delay in payments to the oxygen supplier. One can only hope that at least now the Yogi Adityanath government would stop harping on lack of oxygen not being a

  • Decks cleared for AIADMK merger

    The decks have been cleared for the merger of the two factions of the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu with Chief Minister E. Palaniswami announcing that a judicial probe will be conducted into the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who had died mysteriously in a Chennai hospital on December 5 last year. After Jayalalithaa’s protégé V.K. Sasikala’s nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran was ousted from the post of deputy general secretary of the party recently,

  • Chief Justices dogged by controversies

    Two controversies dogged the judiciary this month which did not make it to the news columns of the major newspapers. The first was that Punjab MP Harinder Singh Khalsa’s  writ petition challenging Justice Dipak Misra’s being sworn in as the 45th chief justice of India (CJI) will become infructuous because there is no doubt that the soft-spoken Justice Misra will be sworn in on August 27  and will head the Indian judicial family till

  • Patriotism does not need ‘song’ test

    Patriotism is too sublime and spontaneous an emotion to inhabit the narrow confines of a song; or to be tethered to catchwords; to be held captive by a political discourse that is tribal and toxic; and to be anchored to an idiom of hate. Provoking a community — which took a conscious decision not to migrate to Pakistan at the time of partition — and subjecting it to a patriotic ‘song test’ is absurd;

  • Bhopal: Patriots of Sangh Parivar spied for the British

    BHOPAL: “During British rule, the patriots of the Sangh Parivar used to spy for the British. Now, in MP, baring of the ISI spy ring has exposed the patriotism of the Sangh Parivar. And these patriots are not stopping at that. They are also mining sand illegally and raping women, besides earning tons of money through dubious means,”  said former MP Subhashini Ali, CPI state secretary Arvind Shrivastava and Satyabhan, member of

  • I don’t make films to change people’s mindsets, says Akshay Kumar

    New Delhi: Action, comedy, patriotism, satire, romance, drama — in a career spanning over 25 years and and a 100plus filmography, Akshay Kumar has highlighted the concept of “good over evil” through many of his movies. However, the actor says he has never intended to preach anything to the audience or to change anybody’s mindset with his work.

  • President Trump signs first bill into law

    Washington D.C: White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that President Donald Trump has signed his first bill into law that would allow retired General James Mattis to serve as defense secretary by waiving the legal requirement that he be out of the military for seven years before doing so.

  • Day of bold ideas at Tata LitFest

    Mumbai : Blaming the Left parties for being unpatriotic, historian Ramchandra Guha today said there is a need to redefine patriotism that goes beyond being deferential to the government of the day and should also criticise the army objectively.

  • JNU row: Senseless on sedition

    Quite clearly, some people are taking this business of nationalism and patriotism a bit too far. Neither should be hostage to the whims of crazies and others who rush to brand anyone disagreeing with them as traitors. Slapping sedition charges at the drop of a hat, in fact, cheapens patriotism. The Indian nation can survive an honest difference of opinion as to what constitutes patriotism. As a vibrant democracy of a billion-plus

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Patriotism spirit has risen Big B post India win over Pakistan

    Kolkata: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was present at the Eden Gardens on Saturday to motivate the Indian cricket team for the crucial World Cup Twenty20 match against Pakistan, says the spirit of patriotism has climbed across an entire nation after the match.

  • Bharat Mata safe, with or without Waris Pathan

    The least that can be said about the suspension of Waris Pathan, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA from Byculla, Mumbai, is that it is most controversial. The fact that all parties, including the Congress and the NCP, unanimously sought his suspension for not chanting Bharat Ma Ki Jai even when asked to do so by fellow MLAs, does not make the suspension any the less controversial.

  • BJP shouldn’t give certificates of patriotism: MNS on JNU row

    Pune: MNS chief Raj Thackeray today said that the BJP should not issue “certificates of patriotism” by politicising the issue of alleged sedition in Jawaharlal Nehru University. “While anti-national sloganeering in JNU has to be  condemned, it is not for BJP to issue certificates of patriotism or treason,” Thackeray said at a function here.