Free Press Journal
  • CVC seeks clarity on mandate to probe political corruption

    The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has sought “more clarity” in a legislation governing its mandate in probing complaints of corruption against politicians or civil servants.

  • No prime ministerial ambitions: Advani

    As several party leaders came to wish him on his 85th birthday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday announced he is not in the race for becoming the party’s prime ministerial candidate.

  • Obama’s political skills helped him: daily

    Washington: Barack Obama’s political skills and reservoirs of support “in very many an American heart” helped him reclaim the American presidency, a New York daily said Thursday.

  • China wants stronger military, better economy

    Beijing: China needs a stronger technology-driven military and an economy focussed on per capita besides a peaceful end to rows with other countries, President Hu Jintao declared Thursday

  • ​Man accused of creating ruckus in IndiGo flight sent to jail

    New Delhi: A man, who was arrested for allegedly creating a ruckus on board an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Delhi, was today sent to jail for a day by a Delhi court which was told that he was “mentally unstable”.

  • ‘Pakistan would have preferred Romney’

    Most Pakistanis desired a Mitt Romney victory, a newspaper said Thursday, adding Islamabad will now have to again work with Barack Obama despite “an unhappy (US-Pakistan) marriage”.

  • Don’t worsen smog with crackers, appeal Delhi residents

    New Delhi: As Diwali approaches, Delhi’s residents have reason to dread about. Already a thick smog envelopes the national capital, and rampant bursting of fire-crackers could worsen air pollution.

  • ‘Man created mid-air scare, talked threateningly’

    New Delhi: It was a scary and harrowing time for passengers onboard the Mumbai-Delhi IndiGo flight when a man created mid-air scare by shouting, talking threateningly, assaulting a cabin crew and trying to run into the cockpit.

  • Pakistan would have preferred Romney: daily

    Islamabad: Most Pakistanis desired a Mitt Romney victory, a newspaper said Thursday, adding Islamabad will now have to again work with Barack Obama despite “an unhappy (US-Pakistan) marriage”.

  • No immediate plan to meet Modi: US envoy

    Gurgaon: US Ambassador Nancy J Powell today said she did not have any plan “right now” to meet Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of poll-bound Gujarat.

  • My conscience was always clear: Azharuddin

    New Delhi: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin said he always believed in the “almighty allah” and his conscience was clear as his 12-year-long battle to clear his name of the match-fixing charges ended Thursday.

  • India wants liberalising visas for disaster relief teams

    New Delhi: Advocating liberalised grant of visas for disaster relief teams, India Thursday asked the 18 member nations of East Asia Summit to create a framework for coordination of international assistance during natural disasters such as earthquakes.

  • Two chargesheeted in social welfare scam

    Muzaffarnagar: Two persons were chargesheeted today for their alleged involvement in the multi-crore social welfare scam, police said today.

  • Govt’s achievements ‘quite impressive’: Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Ahead of the meeting of Congress top brass to take stock of the progress made in implementation of the 2009 election manifesto, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said the achievements of the party-led coalition are “quite impressive”.
    “You take a list of achievements, that is what we will reflect on tomorrow, I think achievements in three years and nine months are quite

  • Hazare to raise issues of farmers’ interests

    Guwhati: Noting that country’s agrarian community continued to suffer due to apathy and ignorance, Gandhian Anna Hazare today said he will embark on a nation-wide tour from January to raise issues related to farmers’ interests.

  • Addl spectrum allotted during Mahajan’s tenure without coordination

    New Delhi: Additional spectrum beyond 6.2 Mhz was allotted during the late Telecom Minister Pramod Mahajan’s tenure to cellular operators Airtel, Vodafone and Idea without due coordination with Defence agencies, CBI has claimed in a probe report.

  • Digvijay takes a dig at Rai; asks him to stop leaks

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh took a dig at CAG Vinod Rai today asking why does he not stop leak of reports from his office, a day after the latter deprecated the “brazenness” with which the decisions were being taken by the government.