Free Press Journal
  • TDP promises to improve urban amenities if elected to power

    Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), has promised in its urban local bodies election manifesto released here today by TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, that it would turn municipal corporations into ‘navaratnas’ (gems) and create employment opportunities for youth in urban areas.

  • Third front a non-starter: Sushil Modi

    Patna: BJP today made light of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s claim that the third front would form the next government at the Centre, saying it would remain a dream due to conflict of interests arising from multiple contenders for the PM’s post.

  • CPI releases first list of LS, Assembly candidates in Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: CPI today retained sitting MP from Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha constituency Bibhuprasad Tarai while releasing the first list of candidates for four Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly seats in Odisha.

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    Raja says he is innocent; places faith in people’s court

    A raja Udhagamandalam (TN): Unfazed by criticism over his re-nomination by DMK, 2G spectrum scam accused and former Telecom Minister A Raja, seeking re-election from Nilgiris Lok Sabha seat in the April 24 polls, today said he would prove his innocence and he had faith in the people’s court.

  • Pawan Bansal, Nagma in Congress’ second list

    New Delhi: The Congress Thursday declared its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, fielding former minister Pawan Kumar Bansal from Chandigarh and actor Nagma from Meerut.

  • ‘Kidney diseases can be cured if diagnosed early’

    New Delhi: Around 600 million people worldwide have some kind of kidney ailment and chronic kidney diseases are predicted to increase by 17 percent over the next decade if not detected early, said a nephrologist here Thursday.

  • Lavasa gets PATWA award for ‘Emerging Destination in India’

    Mumbai: Lavasa, the hill station near Pune, has received the International Council of Pacific Area Travel Writers Association’s (PATWA) award for ‘Emerging Destination in India’ at the annual Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Convention held in Berlin recently.

  • EC concerned over complaints of Model Code violation

    Chandigarh: Taking serious note of “numerous complaints” of violation of Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission today directed senior officials concerned to enforce the order in letter and spirit.

  • Rly submits report to HC on platform height to avert mishaps

    Mumbai: The Railway authorities today submitted before the Bombay High Court a report of an expert committee to examine gaps between footboards of local trains and railway platforms here in view of mishaps occurring in the suburban route.

  • Nine elected unopposed to Bihar legislative council

    Patna: Nine candidates including Bihar Education Minister P.K. Shahi and Congress state president Ashok Choudhary were Thursday elected unopposed to the state legislative council after the deadline for withdrawing nominations expired, an official said.

  • Nifty ends below the 6,500-mark after slipping by 24 points

    Mumbai: The market struggled to maintain its gains, as selling in key infotech, realty and pharma counters took the below the 6,500-level, losing 23.80 points at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) here today.

  • HP High Court asks 137 judicial officers not to use beacons

    Mandi(HP): Following the Supreme Court order, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has asked 137 judicial officers, serving in various capacities in the state, not to use red or blue beacon atop their vehicles.

  • Bhabha bungalow on block at record base price of Rs1.45 L/sqft

    Mumbai: ‘Meherangir’, the iconic bungalow once owned by the Homi Bhabha family in the tony Malabar Hill area in south Mumbai, is up for grabs, and is likely to fetch Rs 250-275 crore, going by the base price.