Free Press Journal
  • Jayalalithaa enters into alliance with CPM for Lok Sabha polls

    Seeking to capitalize on the large number of non-Congress and non-BJP parties having “substantial support and strength in the country,” AIADMK and CPM on Monday entered into an alliance in Tamil Nadu for Lok Sabha polls.

  • Four rounds of bidding in 900 MHz, 1,800 MHz band auction

     Four rounds of bidding were completed by late afternoon Monday in the second generation (2G) spectrum or airwaves auction that began in the morning, an official here said. Eight mobile phone service providers are participating in the auction for 46 MHz in 900 MHz band and 385 MHz in 1,800 MHz band.
    “Bids have been received in all 22 service areas in 1,800

  • Cong, BJP spar over BPL issue

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi was today attacked by the Congress after the Gujarat government suggested that it was using Rs 10.80 a day as the limit to identify subsidy beneficiaries, drawing a sharp retort from BJP which claimed states were only following the criteria set out by the Centre.

  • More gas for cities, CNG price cut by Rs.15/kg

    The government Monday raised the allocation of domestic natural gas to city gas distributors (CGDs) from the current 80 percent to 100 percent spelling thereby lowering of prices of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) by Rs.15 per kg and of piped natural gas (PNG) by Rs.5 a cubic metre on account of larger availability.

  • Government keen to pass anti-corruption bills: Kamal Nath

    New Delhi: The government Monday sought the cooperation of the opposition parties in passing anti-corruption bills as well as the women’s reservation bill in parliament. But the BJP and the CPI-M said the Congress should restrain its own members from causing disruptions.

  • Maken questions Gujarat’s BPL criteria

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Ajay Maken Monday questioned the Gujarat government and Chief Minister Narendra Modi for setting a new criteria for identification of below poverty line (BPL) families at daily consumption expenditure of Rs.10.80.

  • SC asks residents, civic body to resolve Campa Cola flats row

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the Campa Cola Residents Association and the civic body in Mumbai to find out within four weeks a solution to the row over certain illegal and unauthorised flats which face demolition in view of its earlier order.

  • Dinsgruntled legislators do a u-turn, will support govt

    New Delhi: A day after threatening to withdraw support to the AAP Government, JDU MLA Shoaib Iqbal and Independent MLA Rambeer Shokeen today did a u-turn and said they will not go ahead with their threat.

  • ​AAP hits back at Modi

    New Delhi: Aam Admi Party today hit back at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his remark that humiliation of the African woman by AAP-led government had brought “disgrace” to India globally, saying citizens of all countries living in Delhi were safe.

  • Gandhi caps turn a symbol of protest

    New Delhi:The Gandhi cap, revived by the Anna Hazare movement and now adopted by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has become a visible symbol of protest for political parties and other social organisations as well.

  • Jaitley rubbishes AAP lawmaker’s allegation

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Monday rubbished claims by an AAP lawmaker that the BJP was trying to buy him off and topple the AAP government.

  • Wife of slain former CPI-M leader on hunger strike

    Thiruvananthapuram: K.K. Rema, wife of slain former CPI-M leader T.P. Chandrasekheran, Monday began an indefinite fast in front of the secretariat demanding that the state government order a CBI probe into her husband’s murder.

  • HC takes suo motu cognisance of killing of Arunachal’s student

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today took suo motu cognisance of media reports about the killing of an Arunachal Pradesh student, who was allegedly beaten by some shopkeepers here, and asked the Centre to file a report on the incident.

  • Man sentenced to 3-yr RI for sexually assaulting minor

    New Delhi: A 30-year-old man, accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl while she was asleep, has been sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court, which said such offences against children are on the rise at “alarming proportion”.

  • Another Cong MP writes to Chavan on power tariff issue

    Mumbai: After Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt, another party MP from Mumbai, Gurudas Kamat has approached Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, seeking relief for power consumers.

  • Ajay maken

    Cong attacks Modi on Guj BPL figure

    New Delhi: Latching on to a BPL criteria of people earning below Rs 10.80 daily found on a Gujarat government website, Congress today made a stinging attack on Narendra Modi asking him to apologise to the poor for “insulting” and making a “mockery” of them.

  • Two killed in Uttar Pradesh school bus accident

    Lucknow: Two people, including a student, were killed Monday when a school bus met with an accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar district, 330 km from here.