Free Press Journal
  • Politics now ruled by personalities, not ideas

    Indian politics has perceptibly shifted from an idea-based to a personality-based orientation. Most parties have been unable to evolve an effective agenda to inspire voters. Most regional parties revolve around a single personality, as we see around us. Now the Bharatiya Janata Party too has jumped on to this bandwagon, by anointing Narendra Modi, the Gujarat chief minister, as its prime ministerial candidate. Its old agenda failed to garner votes

  • Pak teen who stopped bomber declared ‘great hero’

    Peshawar : The government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in northwest Pakistan declared Aitzaz Hasan, a 14-year-old student who sacrificed his life to stop a suicide bomber at his school, a “great hero”. 

  • Govt may roll over Rs 400 bln of FY14 fertiliser subsidy

    NEW DELHI :  Faced with severe financial crunch, the government may roll over a record 400 bln rupees of fertiliser subsidy to the next financial year starting April, two government officials said.

  • Priyanka Chopra – The artful dodger!

    Being a pageant winner has its own benefits. Recently at a press conference Priyanka Chopra was confronted with a persistent journalist who wanted her to say something that would bring the name Shah Rukh Khan to her lips. The bizarre question went something like, how King Khan is always late for press conferences and given Priyanka Chopra too

  • Iraq army recruits bombed, 23 killed

    Baghdad : A suicide bomber targeted Iraqi army recruits in central Baghdad on Thursday, killing 23 people and wounding 30, officials said, updating an earlier toll, reports AFP. 

  • Breast cancer cases may cross 2 L/yr

    Mumbai : Over two lakh women in India face the risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer every year over the next decade, according to a study here.

  • DGFT in talks with RBI for making it sole remittance data repository

    NEW DELHI :  Director General of Foreign Trade Anup K Pujari said his department is in talks with the Reserve Bank of India for making DGFT the sole foreign exchange data repository.  He was speaking on the sidelines of a press conference organised on the occasion of signing of a memorandum of understanding. The MoU was signed between the enforcement directorate and the DGFT for sharing of foreign exchange realisation data, also

  • NIA may take custody of surrendered Naxal leader

    New Delhi : The NIA is likely to seek custody of a key Maoist leader, who along with his wife surrendered before Andhra Pradesh Police, as he may have some important information on Chhattisgarh’s Darbha valley Naxal attack being probed by it.

  • 6-yr-old boy branded by father

    Aurangabad: In a startling revelation, it has come to light that a six-year-old boy was repeatedly branded with hot iron rod by his father in Samata Nagar slum area of the city.
    According to details, Manayk (name changed) was visibly upset and in chronic mental and physical pain for last few days. His neighbours were able to understand his helplessness over the pain and informed members of the Child and Women Welfare Committee

  • Politician Priyanka

    Since Congressmen cannot think beyond the Family — they are programmed that way, you see —, the mere appearance of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at a meeting of party leaders convened by Rahul Gandhi was enough to lift their spirits. In her they see their latest saviour, particularly when the mother-and-son duo of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi had failed miserably in the recent Assembly polls. Afraid of a similar hammering in the general

  • Jan Lokpal Bill by Feb: Kejriwal

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his government will bring the promised Jan Lokpal bill by first week of February. 

  • Sebi bars cash transactions for CIS

    Mumbai : Market regulator Sebi made it compulsory for all investments into CIS (Collective Investment Scheme) funds to be made through banking channels, and not in cash, to thwart any money laundering through such schemes.

  • Compat seeks Jet, Etihad replies on plea against deal

    New Delhi :  The Competition Appellate Tribunal will hear an appeal against fair trade regulator CCI’s approval of the Rs 2,060 crore Jet-Etihad deal after three weeks.

  • Indian Food Special

    What: Enjoy a large variety of delicious Indian specials only at Flamboyante. Treat your taste buds to an enormous variety of veg & non veg dishes. Indulge in black pepper potatoes, dum subz biryani, sultani dal, Lahori Paneer, Lehsuni khadha palak, Tulsi paneer tikka, Bhutte methi ke seekh, Tandoori Sarso Hari Gobi, Dum biryani, Kakori kebabs, and

  • Mumbai is the safest haven for drivers, says survey

    Mumbai : Mumbai has emerged as the safest city to drive and is also voted as the city with most disciplined traffic, says a road safety survey on drivers conducted in key cities. 

  • your day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Dashing and exciting as your actions may be you are easily distracted. Those fond of reading writing and lecturing will find ample time. Journalists have an exciting day today.
    Taurus:- There should be many opportunities to learn new skills. Conferences held at a distance could provide opportunities for wielding more responsibility than usual.
    Gemini:- There may be some issues with your extended family members or former relationships, but you will successfully maintain a

  • Salman, Madhuri defend Saifai performance

    Under all round criticism, Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit today justified their participation in the Uttar Pradesh government’s cultural event in Saifai village, saying they were there for charity, reports PTI.

  • Italian Marines may be booked under SUA

    New Delhi : A high-level meeting was chaired on Thursday by Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to discuss NIA’s request seeking sanction to prosecute Italian marines accused of killing two Kerala fishermen under a law which provides only death penalty. 

  • Corporate Briefs

    Reliance Jio can continue with 1% SUC under old permit: COAI
    New Delhi: Locking horns with Reliance Jio Infocomm, GSM industry body COAI has said it is “illogical” that for offering same technology on different bands, operators pay different charges. It has also said that Mukesh Ambani-led RJIL — which has been opposing telecom regulator Trai’s recommendation for a uniform annual spectrum fee — can continue paying current charges by operating only as