Free Press Journal
  • Jaya ridicules DMK’s poll promise of 27 pc reservation

    Sankarankoil (TN): Launching a sharp attack on archrival DMK, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today ridiculed its electoral promise of fighting for implementation of 27 per cent reservation, alleging party president M Karunanidhi was more inclined towards getting ministerial berths for family members and partymen.

  • Arson in Guj to avenge murders; 150 booked for rioting

    Mehsana (Guj): More than 150 people from Dangarva village here allegedly torched houses, shops and vehicles at nearby Vadu village to avenge the killing of two youngsters, triggering tension in the area, police said today.

  • VS poser to Cong leadership on death of Sunanda Pushkar

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala opposition leader and CPI(M) veteran V S Achuthanandan today sought to know as to why authorities were “reluctant” to take up the case in connection with the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.

  • Subhas Ghising says all parties asking for his support

    Darjeeling: After a gap of six years, GNLF supremo Subhas Ghising today returned to the Darjeeling hills claiming that political parties were asking for his support to counter BJP candidate S S Alhuwalia, supported by the GJM.

  • EC launches caller tune, mobile app to promote voting

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan Election department today introduced a special caller tune, Facebook page and a mobile application for increasing awareness among voters, particularly youths.

  • Does workplace flexibility exist for real?

    New York: An increasing number of companies might be flaunting their ‘workplace flexibility’ to lure and retain employees but the concept in their true spirit remains elusive for most employees, a study claimed.

  • Chocolate can reduce long-term stroke risk: Study

    Washington: Love chocolate? Here’s why you should love it even more! For the first time, researchers from Louisiana State University have proved how eating dark chocolate can benefit the heart.

  • Trinamool’s Umesh Mishra to contest against Sonia in Rae Bareli

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress Wednesday announced its candidates for 18 more Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, including Umesh Mishra for the prestigious Rae Bareli constituency which has been electing Congress chief Sonia Gandhi since 2004.

  • Former ISI chief Shuja Pasha knew of OBL’s hideout: NYT

    New York: Former ISI chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha knew of Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan and LeT founder Hafiz Saeed was in regular contact with the slain al-Qaeda chief, a media report said today.

  • India not to support Western sanctions against Russia

    New Delhi: With Russia facing sanctions from the US and some other countries after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine, India today made it clear that it will not support any “unilateral measures” against Russian government.

  • Former B’desh prime minister Khaleda Zia indicted over graft

    Dhaka: Bangladesh’s main opposition leader Khaleda Zia along with her fugitive son was today charged for corruption over illegally collecting more than USD 1 million in donations for charities named after her late husband.

  • NCP leaders to meet Pawar over tie-up with Cong in Goa

    Panaji: Congress and NCP leaders are keeping their fingers crossed over the future of alliance in Goa even though both the parties have already announced their nominees for two seats the state sends to Lok Sabha.

  • Gold, silver fall on selling, weak global cues

    Mumbai: Gold prices extended losses on consistent selling by stockists and speculators amidst lack of local buying interest in view of weak global cues.

  • Nearly 55,000 complaints received on Model Code violations: EC

    Chennai: Election Commission today said it has received nearly 55,000 complaints of violations of Model Code of Conduct regarding defacement of public and private property ahead of the April 24 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu.

  • ‘Lessons to be learnt from Henderson Brooks report on 1962 war’

    New Delhi: There are lessons to be learnt from the Henderson Brooks-Bhagat report, though it comes half a century after India’s humiliating defeat in the 1962 border war with China, and it is unlikely to have any effect on the warming electoral landscape, say experts.

  • ‘Not allocating land to homeless of U’khd will lead to exodus’

    Dehradun: Not allocating land to the homeless in the calamity-ravaged hills of Uttarakhand will lead to their exodus to the plains which does not augur well for the border state which is close to China and Nepal, Congress MP Satpal Maharaj said today.

  • IPL 2nd leg could be held in India

    Chennai: The second leg of the IPL, for which Bangladesh has been kept as a standby venue, could be held in India itself with the organisers today claiming that state governments want to host the matches once polling for general elections is completed in their areas.