Free Press Journal
  • UP govt drapes all statues of Mayawati, BSP poll symbol

    Lucknow: The draping of statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief Mayawati and BSP poll symbol elephant was today completed by the authorities at various parks and memorials in Lucknow and Noida, even as the Allahabad High Court dismissed a PIL challenging the Election Commission order.

  • Growth rate has to be related to social indicators: Rangarajan

    Tiruchirappalli: Following the footsteps of his boss, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Chairman C Rangarajan said that economic growth has to be related to social indicators like “life expectancy and level of nutrition”.

  • Govt will not bail out private carriers

    New Delhi: Giving a clear message to ailing Indian carriers, Government today asked national carrier Air India to pull up its socks and become competitive as it “cannot keep on pouring money” and told private carriers that there would be no bailout for them.

  • Steel Min for empowering BCCL to manage coking coal assets

    New Delhi: The Steel Ministry today said Bharat Coking Coal should be demerged from parent Coal India and be empowered to manage all coking coal assets to give a boost to production of the dry fuel.

  • Ajit Singh bats for FDI in agriculture sector

    New Delhi: Supporting foreign investment in agriculture sector, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh today said it will benefit farmers as investment in this sector is diminishing and the sector has become non-profitable.

  • Indian bureaucracy rated worst in Asia

    Singapore: Indian bureaucracy is the worst in Asia with a 9.21 rating out of 10, according to a report by a prestigious consulting firm based in Hong Kong.

  • Rs 2 lakh crore sought by ministry to tackle malnutrition

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said child malnutrition was a “national shame”, Women and Child Welfare Minister Krishna Tirath today said her ministry has sought nearly Rs 2 lakh crores in the next plan to for schemes to eradicate the problem.

  • Naxal-hit Gadchiroli to have ZP polls in 2 phases

    Mumbai: In view of the naxal threat in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, Zilla Parishad elections there would be held in two phases — on February 7 and 12 respectively.

  • No rift in Indian dressing room: Dravid

    Perth: India’s veteran batsman Rahul Dravid Wednesday rubbished Australian media reports of a rift in the dressing room and defended the decision of some of the players to go for a go-karting session here at a time when the team has suffered two embarrassing losses in the first two Tests.

  • Uma’s criticism of subquota highly deplorable: Cong

    New Delhi: Congress today termed as “highly deplorable” BJP leader Uma Bharti’s criticism of the sub-quota for backdward Muslims that it could lead to another Partition.

  • BJP to oppose religion-based reservation through mass movement

    New Delhi: Terming religion-based quota for Muslims as a “dirty gameplan” of the Congress to divide the nation again, BJP today said it will oppose any such move by launching a nation-wide mass movement and exposing the “dirty face” of its rival party.

  • Pak Army, govt on head-on collision; defence secretary sacked

    Islamabad: A confrontation between the army and the government came to a head in Pakistan today with the powerful army chief warning the Prime Minister’s critical remarks against him and the ISI chief over the memo scandal could have “very serious ramifications” for the country.

  • Trio detained in 13/7 blasts, granted bail

    Mumbai: Three persons, who were arrested in a forgery case and extensively questioned in connection with the serial blasts here in July last year, were today granted bail by a local court.

  • US resumes drone campaign, 4 killed in fresh strike

    Islamabad: US drones, breaking an undeclared lull, today resumed their campaign over Pakistan’s tribal territory carrying out a strike that killed four militants.

  • Iran nuclear scientist killed in car bomb blast

    Tehran: An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed today in a Tehran car bomb assassination blamed on Israel that threatens to ignite a dangerously tense international standoff over Iran’s atomic programme.

  • Frost; Sullivan

    Frost & Sullivan: The Middle East and North Africa Membrane Bioreactor Market to Grow at a CAGR of 17.77 per cent by 2015

  • Cong sees chance in UP polls to strengthen UPA at the Centre

    Bareilly: Amid strains with some of its allies, Congress sees a chance in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls not just to form the government in the state but also to stabilise the UPA at the Centre.

  • No comments on new generation of BJP leaders: Thackeray

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray finds Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani “great leaders” but clams up when it comes to describing the new generation of leaders in BJP, his party’s oldest ally.