Free Press Journal
  • Earthquake in Andamans

    Port Blair: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale shook the Andaman and Nicobar Islands today, but there was no tsunami alert, officials said.     No casualty or damages were reported.

  • Will cripple NCP, says BJP as another leader joins party

    Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde today exuded confidence that his party would break the “backbone” of the Sharad Pawar-led NCP as many of its leaders are on way to joining BJP.

  • Are there guidelines for TPA to recommend claims, HC asks IRDA

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) to check whether the insurance companies had issued guidelines to third party administrators (TPA) on how to recommend claims amounts for mediclaim and health insurance policies.

  • HC pulls up JDA over land encroachment, directs eviction

    Jammu: J-K High Court has pulled up Jammu Development Authority for failing to check encroachments on prime land and directed it remove unauthorised occupation from the plots worth about Rs 150 crore in the city.

  • DoT may ask CAG to drop objections over entry-fee adjustments

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom (DoT) may ask the CAG to drop objections raised against four telcos, whose entry fee was adjusted against the money they had to pay for spectrum won in the November 2012 and March 2013 auctions.

  • BJP confident of tie-ups in Seemandhra, Telangana: Jaitley

    New Delhi: After having stitched up an alliance in Tamil Nadu, BJP today expressed confidence of entering into tie-ups with regional parties in Seemandhra and Telangana and claimed that NDA now represents the “real” federal character of India.

  • Anna hails jail term for Shiv Sena Lok Sabha candidate Gholap

    Ralegan Siddhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare expressed his satisfaction here today after a Mumbai-based Anti-Corruption Bureau special court sentenced former Maharashtra minister Babanrao Gholap to three years’ imprisonment.

  • Thail Constitutional Court declares Feb polls ‘unlawful’

    Bangkok: Thailand’s Constitutional Court today annulled last month’s controversial snap poll, dealing a setback to embattled Premier Yingluck Shinawatra and deepening the political uncertainty in the country.

  • Govt invokes guarantee for coal block allotted to DVC, TVNL

    New Delhi: The government today invoked a Rs 15.18 crore bank guarantee given by Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Ltd (TVNL) for failing to develop a coal mine in Jharkhand jointly with Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC).

  • Why is BJP fielding deserters if there is Modi wave: Cong

    New Delhi: Plagued by desertions, Congress today dismissed the contention that its leaders are quitting due to its bleak poll prospects and asked BJP why it was keen to field such candidates if there is a wave for Narendra Modi as claimed by the saffron party.

  • BJP denies rift with Sena, says ties won’t break at any cost

    New Delhi: Downplaying Shiv Sena’s decision to field candidates in UP and other states, BJP today asserted that the two parties are “inseparable” and any “shortcoming” can be resolved through talks.

  • 53 candidates file nominations for first phase Assam LS polls

    Guwahati: Altogether 53 candidates filed nominations in Assam for the first phase of the polls to five parliamentary constituencies on April seven for which nominations ended today, election office sources said.

  • Will BJP-allies upset the apple cart of Jaya?

    Chennai: As the mercury keeps moving up in the wake of rising temperature, poll fever is also soaring northward in Tamil Nadu which will witness a fierce fight for the 39 Lok Sabha seats between ruling AIADMK and DMK, even as a six-party BJP-led alliance is trying to play spoilsport.

  • N K Singh quits JD(U), may join BJP

    New Delhi: N K Singh, a JD(U) MP who has fallen out with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, today quit the party and gave clear indications that he may join BJP.

  • MH 370

    Suspected debris of missing plane may have sunk: Australia


    Kuala Lumpur: Suspected floating debris of the Malaysian jet may have sunk in a remote part of southern Indian Ocean as a multination team failed to spot them, dashing hopes of a breakthrough in locating the aircraft which mysteriously disappeared two weeks ago.