Free Press Journal
  • Egypt’s Moussa says army chief will run for president

    Cairo: Egypt’s military chief and Defence Minister Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi will run for president’s post, Amr Moussa, head of the country’s constitutional panel, said Tuesday after meeting Sisi.

  • Rail passenger services to Katra soon: Kharge

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge Wednesday said passenger services up to Katra are expected to commence shortly as the construction of rail line on the Udhampur-Katra section has been completed and trial runs begun.

  • IPL Auction: Yuvraj, Karthik go for record price

    Bangalore: India’s flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for a staggering Rs.14 crore while Dinesh Karthik was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping Rs.12.5 crore in the players’ auction for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here Wednesday.

  • US scotches speculation on visa for Modi

    Washington: US today scotched speculation that tomorrow’s meeting between its Ambassador Nancy Powell and Narendra Modi would lead to lifting of the visa ban on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, insisting there was no change in its nine-year old policy that came in the aftermath of 2002 Gujarat riots.

  • Turmoil in RS over Telangana

    New Delhi: Turmoil over Telangana statehood and a variety of other issues paralysed proceedings in Rajya Sabha today prompting a comment from the Chair that he was “disturbed” and “disappointed” over lack of consensus to run the House.

  • Rajya Sabha disrupted again

    New Delhi: Disruptions continued in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday over the proposeed formation of Telangana state and the issue of Tamil fishermen.

  • Gadkari visits Krishi Vasant agri expo

    Nagpur: Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari visited the ongoing ‘Krishi Vasant’ national agriculture exhibition here.

  • TRS disrupts proceedings, AP House adjourned

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly was adjourned for an hour today after agitating TRS members raised slogans in support of the demand for separate statehood for Telangana and disrupted the proceedings.

  • Police station ransacked in China

    Beijing: A group of people ransacked a police station in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province over a local environmental dispute, state media reported today.

  • Bharara’s office recovers nearly USD 4 billion since Jan 2013

    New York: Indian-origin US prosecutor Preet Bharara’s office has recovered nearly USD four billion from  criminal and civil cases since January 2013, including significant forfeitures from JPMorgan Chase, SAC Capital Advisors and jailed hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam.

  • No decision on setting up of ‘Payments Banks’ yet: Rajan

    Mumbai: A decision on setting up ‘Payments Banks’ or specialised banks to provide services to small businesses will be taken only after looking into various aspects including arbitrage issues, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said today.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

    New Delhi:The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday following protests over the Telangana issue.

  • CCI chief for balanced approach in tackling unfair practices

    New Delhi: Underlining the importance of  corporate ethics, Competition Commission chief Ashok Chawla today said there should be a balance between penalties, sanctions and incentives while tackling unfair business practices.

  • Pandemonium in Odisha house over Phailin funds

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly was today adjourned for about an hour following an uproar over the Centre’s directive to the state to return a part of its assistance given for Cyclone Phailin.