Free Press Journal
  • ‘Nitish must explain his stand on Modi’s assistance offer’

    Patna: The BJP today asked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to publicly clear his stand on its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s offer of special assistance to the state if NDA came to power in the Centre.

  • State govt’s responsibility to avert Naxal attacks: Cong

    New Delhi: Congress today rejected BJP’s contention that incidents like the Naxal attack on security personnel in Chhattisgarh do occur ahead of elections, insisting that it is the primary responsibility of the state government to avert them.

  • Missing Malaysian plane: Interpol downplays terror link

    Kuala Lumpur: Interpol, the international police agency, today said that the mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 four days ago with 239 people on board, was unlikely to have been caused by a terror attack even as investigators were probing possibility of sabotage and hijacking.

  • Ambedkar rejects Congress offer to contest from Akola LS seat

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Democratic Front (MDF) convenor and Bharatiya Republican Party Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) leader Prakash Ambedkar said here today that he had rejected a Congress offer to contest from the Akola parliamentary seat.

  • India aviation show to be held March 12-16

    New Delhi: The fourth international exhibition and conference on civil aviation, India Aviation-2014, will be held at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad from March 12-16.

  • Bihar Congress leaders urged to close ranks for UPA’s success

    Patna: Seeking to quell rebellion by his predecessor Chaudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser and others, the Bihar Congress president Ashok Chaudhary has urged all senior party leaders to close ranks and work together for success of the UPA candidates in Bihar during the general elections.

  • CBI busts fake cyber recruitment gang promising jobs in agency

    New Delhi: CBI today arrested two persons claimed to have busted a recruitment racket promising jobs in the premier investigating agency through a fake website which had attracted over 80 lakh hits since its inception on February 20.

  • AAP gets Rs.15 million in 10 days

    New Delhi:  The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has received nearly Rs.15 million ($246,000) as donations in the first 10 days of March from within the country and outside, party sources said.

  • BJP rubbishes Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on RSS, Vallabhbhai

    NEW DELHI: Responding to Rahul Gandhi’s diatribe against the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the BJP today said that the Congress vice president as well as his speechwriters “should do proper homework”.

  • India can’t afford to have fractured mandate, says Jaitley

    Hyderabad: India cannot afford to have a fractured mandate as it would not lead to stemming of general pessimism and revival of the economy, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said today and emphasised the coming Lok Sabha elections would be fought mainly on issues of governance.

  • SC commences final hearing in gas pricing issue

    New Delhi: Final hearing commenced in the Supreme Court today on the pleas challenging the government decision to double the price of natural gas and seeking cancellation of Reliance Industries Ltd’s contract for exploration of oil and gas from the Krishna-Godavari basin.

  • Nursery admission: HC to hear plea against fresh draw of lots

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today agreed to hear a plea of some parents against the order of single judge bench asking the city government to conduct a fresh draw of lots among children having equal points for nursery admission in the national capital.

  • New Tendulkar silver coins to be launched on Mar 14

    Mumbai: Special edition Sachin Tendulkar silver coins, with his face, name and signature embossed on them, will be launched here on March 14 in the presence of the Indian cricket legend himself.

  • Moushumi Chatterjee says no to politics for now

    Kolkata: Veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee Tuesday ended speculation about contesting the Lok Sabha elections on a Trinamool Congress ticket, and also said no to campaigning for candidates.

  • Model code violations: FIRs lodged against political parties

    New Delhi: A total of eight first information reports (FIR) have been registered against political parties for violating the model code of conduct prior to the Lok Sabha elections, the poll panel said Tuesday.

  • Jaitley welcomes SC directive on trial of lawmakers

    New Delhi: BJP leader Arun Jaitley Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court directive on expeditious trial in criminal cases involving elected representatives, saying “it was a step in the right direction”.

  • 76 parliamentarians charged with serious crimes: Report

    New Delhi: Of the 162 parliamentarians involved in 306 criminal cases, 76 are charged with serious crimes like murder, attempt to murder and kidnapping, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) said Tuesday.