Free Press Journal
  • Sonia Gandhi has quiet 66th birthday

    New Delhi : Congress president Sonia Gandhi spent a quiet 66th birthday Sunday while her party workers distributed sweets and burst firecrackers to celebrate the occasion.

  • Zaheer, Yuvraj, Harbhajan dropped for fourth Test

    Kolkata :  The India team selectors Friday dropped senior players Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh in the wake of home side’s seven-wicket loss to England here Sunday. Parwinder Awana, Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja were named their replacements for the fourth and final Test beginning in Nagpur Dec 13.

  • Yeddyurappa launches party, pushes BJP ministry to the brink

    Haveri (Karnataka) : Former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Sunday launched his own party and virtually reduced the Jagadish Shettar ministry to a minority as over a dozen of the BJP’s 118 assembly members shared the dais with him at the event here.

  • Balasaheb’s security will be scaled down

    Mumbai : The Mumbai police will withdraw 25 police officials soon from Matoshree, who provided cover to the late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray. The police is waiting for the mourning ceremony of the late leader to end  after which the Z+ security will be withdrawn, said additional commissioner (protection and security) Madhukar Pandey.

  • Look who’s talking of patience: Sehwag

    Only God can save Kolkata Test, says the Indian opener as he lashes out at other batsmen for not applying themselves.

  • Indian nurse’s death sparks global outrage!

    London/Melbourne : Two Australian radio presenters who made a prank call inquiring about the medical condition of a pregnant Kate Middleton have been taken off air, amid growing anger over the suspected suicide of an Indian-origin nurse who transferred their hoax call. The unconscious body of Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found on Friday morning at an address yards away from King Edward VII Hospital in London. Saldanha was a mother of two


    Mumbai : Sensing the possibility of the removal of the makeshift memorial of their beloved Balasaheb by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration, around 700 Shiv Sainiks gathered at Shivaji Park on Saturday to prevent any such development.

  • Zee chairman, son grilled by cops for hours

    New Delhi: Zee Group Chairman Subhash Chandra and his son were on Saturday questioned for over seven hours by Delhi Police which confronted them with two arrested Editors in connection with the alleged Rs 100 crore extortion bid from Congress MP Naveen Jindal’s company.

  • Katju shocker: India, Pakistan should ‘unite’

    New Delhi : Press Council of India chairman Justice Markan-dey Katju kicked up yet another controversy, calling for unification of India and Pakistan as the only way to solve the Kashmir problem.

  • With fdi victory, upa on firmer wicket

    The UPA is now better placed than the BJP-led NDA. Considering that this is the NDA’s second defeat in a parliamentary contest – the first was on the nuclear deal in 2008 – the UPA’s position is obviously more secure

  • Confident that FDI in retail will benefit farmers, says PM

    Ludhiana : A day after winning Parliament’s approval for allowing FDI in retail, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today voiced confidence that it will benefit farmers and consumers and introduce new technology and investment in marketing agricultural produce.

  • Tata denies ‘venal’ biz climate remark

    New Delhi/Mumbai : Tata Sons on Saturday rebutted media reports quoting its chairman Ratan Tata of “warning the government of inaction” and the presence of a “venal business environment” in the country.  “Tata Sons clarifies that in Ratan N. Tata’s interview with the Financial Times, he spoke about coherence in implementation of government policy as a need rather than warning government of inaction or venal business environment,” the company said in a

  • UPA stronger after vote, no mid-term polls: Lalu

    Patna : RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Saturday ruled out mid-term polls in the country and said the UPA government has emerged stronger after the parliamentary nod on the government’s decision to allow the FDI in multi-brand retail.

  • Will meet Anna, rectify my mistakes: Kejriwal

    Kolkata : Two days after Anna Hazare commented that he would not vote for the newly launched Aam Aadmi Party, its leader Arvind Kejriwal Saturday said he would talk to the anti-corruption crusader and rectify the mistakes. “I will talk to Anna…(on) what has cropped up in his mind against us. A few days ago, he had said that he would only support my party,” Kejriwal told reporters when asked to comment

  • PM to address election rally in Gujarat today

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will campaign tomorrow for the assembly polls in Gujarat. Singh is expected to spell out the benefits of various central initiatives to the people of Gujarat at a public rally at Vansada in Navsari district.

  • Fatwa against even employment news

    New Delhi : Darul Uloom Deoband, one of the biggest Islamic institutions, that issued a “fatwa” (fiat) early this week against tatoos and use of alcohol-based perfumes, has now banned even reading or stocking of Rozgar Samachar in any part of a mosque.

  • ‘Mamataji a good neta, not a good adminstrator’

    Lalgarh (WB) : Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today attacked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee questioning her claim that the Centre was not providing funds to her government and said she was “not a good administrator”.

  • Yeddy’s sunday show : will bjp govt fall?

    The strongman has been claiming that between 4 to five lakh people will attend the rally. However the focus is more on the number of BJP ministers and legislators who will attend the rally, defying repeated threats by the leadership that they will be expelled