Free Press Journal
  • Chai Pe Charcha: Serving free tea is a violation of Model Code of Conduct, rules EC

    Lucknow: The ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as part of Narendra Modi’s efforts to contrast his humble roots with those of his political rivals, received a blow when the election authorities ruled that free distribution of tea as amounting to bribing voters.

  • Cong, BJP spar over Naxal attack

    New Delhi: Congress and BJP were today involved in a war of words over the Naxal attack on security personnel in Chhattisgarh, with the ruling party at the Centre rejecting contentions that such incidents do occur ahead of elections.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    People who are building Patel’s statue, should have read about him: Rahul

    Rahul Gandhi
    Balasinor (Gujarat): Taking a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for usurping the legacy of Sardar Patel, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that those who are building a statue of Sardar Patel should have read about him.

  • India’s exports fall by 3.67% in February 2014

    New Delhi: The February 2014 trade deficit for India came in at USD 8.13 billion versus USD 14.12 billion in the corresponding period last year. The reduction was driven by a 17.09 percent fall in imports, which came in at USD 33.82 billion while exports fell by 3.67 percent to USD 25.68 billion.

  • BJP, allies stuck in non-negotiable seats imbroglio

    Chennai: Efforts to iron out glitches and finalise identification of seats in Tamil Nadu made little progress today with the BJP and its allies continuing to show rigidity in parting with certain constituencies, sources said.

  • Shami, Dinda steer Bengal to semifinals of Vijay Hazare

    Kolkata: Pacers Mohammed Shami and Ashok Dinda shared seven wickets between them to trigger a collapse that saw Bengal beat Tamil Nadu by 77 runs and storm into the semifinals of the Vijay Hazare one-day cricket tournament at the floodlit Eden Gardens here today.

  • Criminal lawsuit filed against Thai PM over protesters death

    Bangkok: Thailand’s beleaguered premier Yingluck Shinawatra could face legal action after relatives of two anti-government protesters, who died during deadly clashes with police, filed a criminal lawsuit against her.

  • Would love to be India bowling coach again: Prasad

    New Delhi: Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad, who was sacked by the BCCI in 2009 as the country’s bowling coach, Tuesday said he would love to return to his former role.

  • 48 nominations files from 277 wards from Krishna district

    Machilipatnam: A total of 48 nominations were filed today from 277 wards, on the second day of accepting nominations for the civic polls in five municipalities and three town councils as well as the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation in Krishna district.

  • LIC warns of ‘all measures’ to get dues from Unitech

    Mumbai: Life insurance major LIC today said real estate developer Unitech’s Rs 200-crore loan account continues to remain sub-standard and it will pursue all options to recover the money.

  • Attack on CRPF part of Naxal call for poll boycott: Centre

    New Delhi: Killing of 16 security personnel by Naxals in Chhattisgarh today seem to have been a well coordinated plan of CPI-Maoist which called for boycott of Lok Sabha polls as well as threatened to target leaders of Congress and BJP.

  • Ex-Navy chief’s resignation treated as voluntary retirement

    New Delhi: The sudden resignation by Admiral D K Joshi as Navy Chief in the wake of a spate of mishaps has been treated by the government as “voluntary retirement, which will ensure that he will not be deprived of any retirement benefits.

  • US for intl convention to resolve nuclear liability issue

    New Delhi: Seeking to fast-track Indo-US civil nuclear energy cooperation, Washington today suggested that the two countries opt for international convention to resolve impasse over liability in case of accidents, a stand that may not be in tune with New Delhi’s position.

  • Cases of missing plane

    New Delhi: The baffling disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines aircraft has been the focus of global attention for four days now, but there have been quite a few such incidents in the past when planes have vanished without trace.

  • Notification of polls in Arunachal on March 15: state CEO

    Itanagar: Notifications for the April 9 elections to the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly along with the Lok Sabha polls will be issued on March 15, state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Chandra Bhusan Kumar said today.

  • Cong MLA alleges ticket sale, quits party posts

    Jaipur: Accusing party leadership of selling tickets and committing irregularities in deciding candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a Congress MLA in Rajasthan quit party posts today.

  • Raj’s Modi pitch delays Third Front formation in Maha

    Mumbai: With Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray throwing his weight behind BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi, the plan to prop up the Third Front, mainly comprising fringe players in state politics, is delayed for now.