Free Press Journal
  • Saudi beggar dies leaving million-dollar fortune behind

    Jeddah: A 100-year-old woman in Saudi Arabia, who spent decades begging on the streets, has died leaving behind a secret fortune of gold coins, jewellery and a real estate portfolio worth a whopping USD 10,66,580.

  • EC sends Jindal’s complaint against 2 news channels to NBA

    New Delhi: The Election Commission today sent to the News Broadcasters Association a complaint lodged by Congress MP and chairman of Jindal Power and Steel Naveen Jindal against two new channels for allegedly running false news against him.

  • New and young voters to play important role this election

    Kolkata: New and young voters who have increased substantially in West Bengal are the target of the Election Commission this time to boost voter turnout, an official in the Chief Electoral Officer’s office said today.

  • Kejriwal moves poll panel on Reliance gas price hike

    New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Thursday asked the Election Commission to direct the central government to shelve its decision of hiking the gas price from April 1, terming it a violation of model code of conduct.

  • 297 cases of Model Code violation registered in UP

    Lucknow: As many as 297 cases of violation of Model Code of Conduct have been registered in Uttar Pradesh since it was enforced with the announcement of the Lok Sabha poll schedule.

  • Cong is a sinking ship: Badal

    Ludhiana: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the Congress was like a sinking ship with everybody in it trying to escape to a safer destination.

  • GMR shareholders approve issue of pref. shares, securities

    New Delhi: GMR Infrastructure today said its shareholders have approved issue of Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares (CCPS) worth Rs 1,136.67 crore to a group of investors, including an arm of Singapore-based investment firm Temasek Holdings.

  • Sri Lanka sees protests over war crime resolution in UNHRC

    Colombo: A group of pro-government protesters in Sri Lanka today staged noisy demonstrations outside the UN office and the embassies of the US and Britain here to protest a resolution against the country at the UNHRC over its alleged rights abuses during the ethnic war with Tamil Tiger rebels.

  • DP-BJP election alliance talks fail to make any headway

    Hyderabad: Talks between the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the BJP over a poll alliance to the Lok Sabha and the Andhra Pradesh assembly, failed to make any headway here today, after the BJP insisted on at least 50 per cent seats in the Telangana region, TDP sources said here today.

  • World T20: All eyes on India-Pakistan clash

    Mirpur (Dhaka): India face arch-rivals Pakistan in the tournament proper of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here Friday.

  • AAP shelves plans to take volunteers to Varanasi

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today shelved its plan of taking volunteers to Varanasi, ahead of its leader Arvind Kejriwal’s rally scheduled next week, following criticism that it was apeing other political parties.

  • US court reserves ruling in 1984 riots case

    ,New York: A US court has reserved its ruling on the Congress party’s plea for dismissal of a human rights violation case relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh violence filed by a US-based Sikh rights group.

  • iDoodhsagar scam:HC notice to state over Chaudhary’s bail plea

    Ahmedabad: Gujrat High Court today issued a notice to the state government on the anticipatory bail petition of Vipul Chaudhary, chairman of Mehasna-based Doodhsagar Dairy, in connection with an alleged Rs 22 crore cattle-feed scam.      Chaudhary has challenged the order of the Mehsana district court which rejected his anticipatory bail plea.

  • Allow only Art exhibits in Kala Ghoda festival, Panel tells HC

    Mumbai: A five-member committee, appointed by the Bombay High Court to monitor violation of conditions on holding the annual “Kala Ghoda Festival”, today recommended that only Art exhibits should be allowed and commercial stalls be withdrawn.

  • Bypass surgery performed on 13-year-old boy

    Kolkata: Doctors at a city hospital here have successfully performed a rare coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) on a 13-year-old boy suffering from life threatening triple vessel disease in the heart.