Free Press Journal
  • Centre’s no to IAS for non- SAS officers

    BHOPAL: The Union Public Service Commission and department of personnel and training of the Central government has, finally, dumped the state government’s proposal to award IAS rank to officers of nonstate administrative service for the seventh consecutive year.

  • Lanka salvages draw against Pak

    Abu Dhabi: The first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka ended in a draw on the fifth and final day in Abu Dhabi after Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad hit half-centuries on Saturday.Hafeez finished with 80 not out for his ninth Test half-century, his first in 11 innings, while Ahmed Shehzad notched his maiden fifty on his debut as Pakistan, set 302 runs in a possible of 67 overs, finished

  • Hindoostan Mills, Spica Elastic make final

    Mumbai: In a close contest, teams from Hindoostan Mills and Spica Elastic emerged winners on the first day of the Take Solutions World corporate Golf Challenge, Mumbai Leg played at the Aamby Valley golf course to enter the National final of the World Corporate Golf Challenge to be played in May in Malaysia.

  • Rahil scores big win over Aryan

    Mumbai:Fifth seeded Rahil Mehta scored an impressive 8-5 win over Aryan Sanghvi to move into the last eight of the Boys Under-16 singles of the All India Ranking Championships tennis tournament, hosted by Chembur Gymkhana at their courts here on Saturday. Though Rahil was ahead for major part of the match, Aryan gave him tough fight and was close on his heels (6-5) till halfway stage. But Rahil, who broke

  • Exams starts Monday, many students still without admit cards

    Indore: Thousands of students whose first semester exams are beginning from Monday are facing nervous moments not because of exam pressure but because they have still not received their admit cards due to hiccups in the online card allotment process. For past two days, their respective college authorities are trying to download admit cards from MPonline website, the portal which provides online services to Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya ( DAVV), but all their

  • Nirupam warns of stir if power tariff is not cut

    Mumbai :  Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam said a protest would be launched outside Reliance Energy’s office in Kandivli on January 13 if the company did not lower the power tariff in the metropolis.

  • Kejri will settle for a small flat

    New Delhi :  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday refused to move into a five-bedroom government flat here following criticism and demanded a smaller house instead for his family.


    New Delhi :  Giving shape to its national ambitions, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday announced it will contest the “maximum number of seats” in the April-May Lok Sabha polls and most of its candidates were expected to be declared by February-end.

  • Brigadier booked for fudging trial records

    New Delhi : In an offshoot of the VVIP helicopter deal scam, the CBI on Saturday registered a case against a Brigadier working with Army Aviation Corps for allegedly fudging trial flight records of the copters.

  • Deora wants rethink on MPLADS scheme, a la Adarsh

    New Delhi :  Raking up another issue after Adarsh and Ordinance on convicted lawmakers, Union minister Milind Deora has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking replacement of MPLADS scheme with a new programme to provide skill training and employability to people.

  • polls

    Polls in five phases from April to May

    New Delhi :  The Election Commission is ready with the draft schedule of the Lok Sabha elections to be held in five phases from April 16 to May 13 and the counting of votes slated on May 16, much ahead of completion of the present Lok Sabha”s term on June 1.


    Washington : The US has dismissed as a hoax a video purportedly showing CCTV footage of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade’s strip-search after her arrest, saying it is a “dangerous and provocative fabrication”.


    What the latest exchanges have done is to liven up the poll campaign because the belief till now has been that the Congress is wary of reviving the riots issue lest it consolidates the Hindu vote behind Modi (more…)

  • Rape victim’s family to meet Prez on Jan 7

    KOLKATA : Having denied justice in West Bengal, the family of the rape victim, who was twice gang raped and subsequently set ablaze, will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on January 7 and seek a CBI probe.

  • Clarify breakthrough with Pak on J&K, says Jaitley

    New Delhi : BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to clarify his remarks that “an important breakthrough was in sight” with Pakistan on Kashmir some years ago, reports IANS.

  • Cong mocks Kejriwal, says CM for six days can dream of being PM

    New Delhi : Congress on  Saturday sought to ridicule AAP and its leader Arvind Kejriwal after the fledgling party announced that it will contest Lok Sabha election, saying there is no bar on even a Chief Minister for six days to “dream” of being the Prime Minister, reports PTI.

  • Kejri should follow protocol: Khurshid

    Farrukhabad(UP): Union minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should follow the protocol and accept the official accommodation, vehicle and security provided to him, reports PTI.
    “Kejriwal should not desist from accepting the facilities provided to him as per the protocol,” the External Affairs minister told here. The local MP wondered whether the Aam Aadmi Party

  • Public grievance system within a week: Kejriwal

    New Delhi : Delhi Government on Saturday announced to launch a public grievance system in a week under which ministers will address the people’s problems.

  • Thinker’s treat to unfold at Jaipur literary fest

    Jaipur : The five-day Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) which begins on January 17, will see discussions on a range of topics, including the Second World War, the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai, history, religion and the art of short stories.