Free Press Journal
  • Bihar Speaker defends decision on RJD MLAs

    Patna: In the eye of a storm for recognising 13 RJD MLAs as a separate group, Bihar Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary today defended the decision and hit out at the party for throwing stones at his house to ‘browbeat a mahadalit’ holding constitutional chair.

  • Ministers from Seemandhra meet Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi: A delegation of ministers from Seemandhra region today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi seeking a good package for their region in the wake of the decision to create separate Telangana state by dividing Andhra Pradesh.
    AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh told reporters that special category status would be conferred on Seemandhra for five years and tax incentives would continue for a period of ten years.

  • Will hit terror HQ whenever an attack takes place: Minister

    Islamabad: Pakistan military will hit the headquarters of terror groups whenever an attack takes place, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said today while unveiling a new security document.

  • Over 100 rebels killed in Syria

    Damascus:  More than 100 rebels were killed Wednesday by Syrian troops in an ambush in the eastern countryside of the capital Damascus, media reported.

  • Thai minister seeks UN’s help to resolve crisis

    Bangkok: Amid violence and chaos, Thailand’s caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said he had spoken with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday to discuss ways out of the current political crisis.

  • Buddhadeb justifies 1993 police firing on Youth Cong. workers

    Kolkata: Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today justified police firing on Youth Congress workers, killing 13 people on July 21, 1993 during Left Front rule and asserted that he had never felt the need for a judicial inquiry into it.

  • Cong misusing CBI against Paswan, says BJP

    Vijayawada: Amid speculation of LJP joining hands with it, BJP today alleged that UPA was now misusing the CBI against Ram Vilas Paswan as it had targeted its other opponents.

  • Modi win unlikely to boost growth, says Moody’s Analytics

    Mumbai: Though downside risks to the economy have receded in recent months, it is likely that the growth engine will continue to sputter until 2015 even if “business-friendly” Narendra Modi becomes prime minister, says a report by rating agency Moody’s analytical arm.

  • Govt keeping watch on monsoon; El Nino may not impact severely

    New Delhi:  Amid reports of El Nino possibly impacting monsoon in India, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said the government will keep a close watch on monsoon progress this year and ruled out any major impact on foodgrain production.

  • India smartphone sales surge almost 3-fold to 44 mln in 2013

    New Delhi: Smartphone sales in the country grew almost three-fold to over 44 million in 2013, buoyed by a strong uptake of affordable devices made by local firms such as Micromax and Karbonn, research firm IDC said today.

  • US must closely watch China’s defence technology: Shear

    Washington: The US must do more than watch and analyse to tackle Chinese military’s effort to develop and field disruptive technologies for nuclear, space and cyber warfare among others, the nominee for Pentagon’s top policy post for the Asia-Pacific region has said.

  • Gold imports rise again, reach 38 tonnes in Jan

    New Delhi: Gold imports have started increasing again and rose to 38 tonnes in January, from a low of 3 tonnes in August, which prompted RBI and the government to continue with the restrictions on its inward shipments.

  • Airlines’ sale bonanza a steroid that may drain cos’ endurance

    MUMBAI – For the second time in less than three months, Chennai-based airline SpiceJet Ltd triggered a price war in Indian aviation space. Market watchers believe that even if airlines benefit in short-run from the discounts being offered, it will be at the cost of margins, as costs remain high.