Free Press Journal
  • India could be promoting mass labour vulnerability

    The prime minister has lauded the efforts of people to seek out some form of self-employment.  One example he gave was that of a pakoda-wala selling food on the streets.

  • Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, modi, External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, sushma swaraj's birthday, modi wishes shushma swaraj

    PM Modi wishes Sushma Swaraj on her birthday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on her birthday and called her an outstanding leader. “She has distinguished herself as an outstanding leader. As an EAM, she plays a vital role in shaping India’s foreign policy. Her proactive and compassionate nature has endeared her to Indians globally. I pray for her long life and good health,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

  • Modi reaches out to West Asia

    Pundits and politicians inclined always to look for reasons to criticise the Prime Minister, rushing to berate him even for crimes he did not commit, have reason to revise his view of how he has conducted India’s foreign relations. Thus, last year when Modi paid a State visit to Israel, the entire secularist-leftist crowd came down with a tonne of bricks, accusing him of not visiting the Palestine territories.

  • Technology must be used for progress, not destruction: PM

    Dubai : In a powerful message before a global audience, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday cautioned the world against mankind fashioning tools of destruction through technology and misuse of cyberspace for radicalisation.

  • Amidst rising unemployment, PM Narendra Modi gives India ‘pakoda’ for thought

    The food obsession of Indians has now taken a political angle. Nowadays, beef, khichdi and even pakodas are being discussed in Parliament. Well, why not. Even, our beloved Prime Minister himself thinks that selling ‘pakodas’ is a way of employment. Even the pakoda sellers across the country never thought that a snack will be nation’s debate point.

  • Silence the shouting brigade

    Parliamentary democracy is poorer due to the constant confrontation between the ruling and the Opposition parties. Unless both sides draw some red lines, and commit themselves not to breach them, the democratic process will remain hostage to wasteful hostility and tensions. The case in point is the refusal of the Congress Party to hear the Prime Minister speak in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind bids for simultaneous polls for Lok Sabha, State Assemblies

    New Delhi: In a clever spin, aimed at portraying the Government’s weaknesses as strength, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday defined social justice in terms of toilets and cleanliness, advertised Prime Minister’s inclusive politics by explaining ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’ in terms of the presence of so many guests at the R-Day function and talked about doubling the farmers’ income by 2022, instead of dwelling on the agrarian distress at hand.

  • In pursuit of change and leadership

    THE  failure, in turn, has contributed to the larger narrative of the Modi government being extremely vulnerable to the political backlash against agrarian distress. Since perception is all-important in politics, any failure to address this issue will create political complications for Modi and the BJP.

  • Nawaz Sharif names brother as PM candidate for 2018 election

    Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif has nominated his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as the candidate for the Prime Minister’s office in the next parliamentary elections.

  • Amit Shah debuts in Parl, sits in front row

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Friday made his debut in the Rajya Sabha and was seated in the front row, right next to the seats reserved for the Leader of the House and the Prime Minister.

  • Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: PM Modi sees Pakistan-Congress collusion

    Gujarat: The political discourse in the ongoing Gujarat election campaign touched a new low when Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged that former Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyer, along with some senior Congress leaders, had met senior Pakistani leaders before making the “neech” comment against him.

  • Air India seeks Rs 1,100 cr loan for VVIP planes

    New Delhi  : Disinvestment-bound Air India (AI) is seeking a loan worth over Rs 1,100 crore for the modification of two Boeing aircraft scheduled to be acquired next month, for ferrying VVIPs, according to an official document. The two Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft are to be delivered in January 2018 and the cost for “modification in its (planes) interior configuration” is estimated to be USD 180 million.

  • Rohingya crisis: Hasina seeks Cambodia’s help

    Cambodia : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday called for Cambodias support in developing a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis and the minorities’ persecution in Myanmars Rakhine state.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends greetings on Navy Day

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted Indian naval personnel on the occasion of Navy Day.  “On Navy Day, greetings to all navy personnel and their families,” Modi tweeted, attaching a video of the Indian Navy showing its prowess in the sea.  Navy Day is celebrated annually on December 4 to celebrate the Indian Navy’s achievements and commemorate the sacrifices made by the personnel.