Free Press Journal
  • ​Delhi polls: Congress not to launch blog for manifesto suggestions

    New Delhi: Fearing a deluge of suggestions, the Delhi unit of the Congress has decided against going ahead with its plan of launching a blog to invite suggestions from people for drafting its manifesto for the Dec 4 assembly polls, a party source said Monday.

  • Def Min issues notice to Agusta for cancelling chopper deal

    New Delhi: Armed with fresh details on the alleged kickbacks, India has initiated steps to cancel the Rs 3,600 crore chopper deal with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland by issuing a show cause notice to it in this regard.

  • RBI breaks tradition, not to meet bankers before policy, sources say

    MUMBAI – Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan and the deputy governors will not be meeting the heads of the county’s leading banks in the run up to the upcoming review of its monetary policy, three banking sources told Cogencis.

  • Rupee drops 48 paise to 61.55 against dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee ended two sessions of gains and fell 48 paise to 61.55 against the dollar after weak inflation and industrial output data amid fresh demand from importers for the US currency.

  • Relief centres like second home for victims in coastal Odisha

    Chatarpur (Ganjam): For many who have taken shelter in relief camps here in the wake of cyclone ‘Phailin’, rebuilding their lives from scratch after every few years is a harsh reality as storms are frequent predators in the region.

  • Cong claims credit for effective handling of cyclone

    New Delhi: Congress today appeared to claim credit for effective handling of cyclone ‘Phailin’, saying all steps are being taken under its rule to make the country “disaster-resilient” which was evident from IMD’s accurate prediction and “record” evacuation of over one million people in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

  • Jaiswal and Oppn party leaders invited for Modi’s Kanpur rally

    Kanpur: The district unit of BJP has invited leaders from all Opposition parties, including Union Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal, for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s first rally in the state in Kanpur on October 19.

  • Cong claims credit for effective handling of cyclone

    New Delhi: Congress today appeared to claim credit for effective handling of cyclone ‘Phailin’, saying all steps are being taken under its rule to make the country “disaster-resilient” which was evident from IMD’s accurate prediction and “record” evacuation of over one million people in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

  • Three of family killed by robbers in Kalyan

    Thane: Two persons were strangulated to death and another died of suffocation after a gang of armed robbers barged into their house and looted valuables before killing all the three family members in Kalyan town here, police said today.

  • Ancient humans used toothpicks!

    London: Early humans were using toothpicks almost 1.8 million years ago, scientists have discovered.

  • Planet with shortest ever orbit found?

    Washington: Scientists have discovered six new planetary candidates with super-fast orbits – as short as four hours – and so close to their host stars that they are nearly skimming the stellar surface at incredible speeds.

  • Expedition discovers 60 new species in Suriname

    San Juan: A scientific expedition has discovered 60 new species including frogs, snakes and fish, in the least accessible jungle region of southeastern Suriname, Conservation International said.