Free Press Journal
  • Kejriwal alleges opinion polls are a big scam

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday alleged that a big scam was going on in the country in the name of opinion polls.

  • SC commutes death sentence, jails rapist for 35 years

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence of a man convicted for raping a minor girl who later died of her injuries, but sentenced him to a minimum of 35 years’ imprisonment without remission.

  • Fashion designing student raped by her uncle

    New Delhi: A 19-year-old fashion designing student was allegedly raped by her uncle in Chanakypuri area of New Delhi a day before Valentine’s day, police said.

  • Prannoy stuns Kashyap in German Open badminton

    Mulheim an der Ruhr (Germany): Young H S Prannoy today pulled off one of the biggest upsets of his career as he overwhelmed his much higher-ranked Indian  compatriot Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold here.

  • Expedite ST status to Gorkhas, centre urged

    Kolkata: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Wednesday urged the central government to expedite the process of granting the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to all Gorkha communities hailing from Darjeeling hills of West Bengal.

  • Pak to set up Rapid Response Force to tackle terrorism

    Islamabad: Pakistan government today announced that it will set up a body to coordinate between its 26 security agencies and establish a Rapid Response Force backed helicopter gunships to fight terrorism.

  • Housing demand weak in second half of 2013: CBRE

    New Delhi:  Housing demand remained weak in the second half of 2013 due to high prices and steep interest rates coupled with slow economic growth, according to global property consultant CBRE.

  • ​Over 50,000 women cleared to work as domestic maids

    New Delhi: A total of 53,616 women have been granted emigration clearance to work as domestic workers in the Middle East in the last three years, the government said Wednesday.

  • Govt files objection to plea of suspension of sentence

    Kochi:  Kerala Government today objected in the High Court the plea by an accused in the murder case of RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan seeking suspension of the three year sentence given to him by a lower court.

  • Lone LJP MLA in Bihar resigns over BJP alliance

    Patna: Zakir Anwar, the Lok Janshakti Party’s lone legislator in Bihar, Wednesday resigned from the party to protest  the LJP’s likely alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party for the Lok Sabha polls.

  • BJP-LJP alliance talks now at advanced stage

    New Delhi: Talks for an alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) are at an advanced stage and the two parties are discussing seat-sharing agreement, sources here said.

  • Goa Budget may offer succour to people hit by mining closure

    Panaji: The forthcoming Budget (2014 15) is likely to provide a much-needed respite to people reeling under the ban for over a year on mining activity in the coastal state, with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today hinting at a slew of bailout measures being on the anvil.

  • Rajan says banks will not lower lending rates even if RBI does

    MUMBAI – Banks will not cut lending rates even if the Reserve Bank of India reduced its policy rate from its current level, which the central bank thinks is set “appropriately” as of now, Governor Raghuram Rajan said today.

  • Rajan says no differences between RBI, govt on India growth revival

    MUMBAI – There are no differences between the Reserve Bank of India and the government on reviving growth in India, with the central bank “committed” to getting the “strongest growth possible”, Governor Raghuram Rajan today said.

  • Govt should consider banning Chinese imports in power,telecom

    New Delhi: The government should consider banning imports of equipment related to power generation and telecom from China, the Indian Electrical & Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) today said.

  • South Africa march into U-19 cricket World Cup final

    Dubai: South Africa marched into the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup with a convincing 80-run win over Australia at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here Wednesday.

  • HC allows AAP plea against Sheila Dikshit

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday allowed a plea by the Aam Aadmi Party to withdraw a petition filed by the erstwhile Congress government against a trial court order for lodging a complaint against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit for allegedly misusing government funds.

  • Congress demands police case against Punjab minister

    Chandigarh: The Punjab Congress Wednesday demanded registration of a police case against state cabinet minister and senior BJP leader Anil Joshi and his family members for allegedly committing forgery and having dual votes at two places.

  • India’s balancing act in Middle East

    New Delhi: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived here Wednesday on a three-day official visit as India has actively begun engaging with major players in the Gulf region.