Free Press Journal
  • No addition to jewellery, Meira’s assets trebled in 5 years

    Patna: There was no addition to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar’s jewellery though their value increased while her wealth rose by over three-and-a-half times since the 2009 general elections with the total value of her assets declared to be more than Rs 36 crore.

  • Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests two cops for demanding bribe

    Gadchiroli: Two policemen of Chamorshi police station were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for demanding a bribe from a villager to release his motorcycle, kept illegally in the police station after illicit liquor was seized from him few days ago.

  • Gold, silver fall on sustained selling, global cues

    New Delhi: Extending losses for the fourth straight day, gold prices declined by another Rs 95 to Rs 30,330 per ten gram in the national capital today on sustained selling by stockists amid weak global trend.

  • Nilekani files nomination from South Bangalore

    Bangalore: Infosys co-founder and Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani today filed his nominations for the Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency, where he is locked in a tough battle against five-time MP BJP’s Ananth Kumar.

  • Miffed BJP ally Shiv Sena to contest in UP, Bihar and Delhi

    Mumbai: In an apparent riposte to BJP’s recent overtures to Raj Thackeray, Shiv Sena today said it will field candidates in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi for Lok Sabha election but at the same stressed that it will not contest against Narendra Modi and BJP chief Rajnath Singh.

  • Sebi to issue details of corporate governance norms

    New Delhi: Market regulator Sebi will soon come out with a detailed framework for the implementation of new corporate governance norms that pertain to protecting whistle-blowers, having orderly succession plans and keeping at least one woman director on company boards.

  • DA case: ED files prosecution complaint against three persons

    Hyderabad: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a prosecution complaint against three persons including an Electronic Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) official, before a local court for the offence of money laundering in connection with a disproportionate assets case.

  • BJP hopes alliance talks with anti-Cong forces clinches soon

    Vijayawada: Amid reports that talks between BJP and TDP in Andhra Pradesh failed to make a headway, BJP spokesman and MP Prakash Javadekar today hoped that parties opposed to Congress would quickly clinch an electoral understanding.

  • Lack of communication is collective failure: Sharma

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma has said it was the collective failure of the government in not communicating and rebutting the “false” allegations made against it.

  • No differences with Rajan, says Chakrabarty

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank Deputy Governor K C Chakrabarty today said there was no difference of opinion with the Governor and his resignation was a personal decision.

  • Missing Malaysia Plane

    Missing jet: Search may last several days

    Canberra/Beijing: Australian maritime authorities said Friday that the search in the southern Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysian airliner may last several days due to bad weather.

  • PMK embarrasses NDA, says it will contest LS poll in Pondy

    Puducherry:  The NDA combine in Puducherry has found itself in an embarrassing spot after one of its partner PMK today announced it would contest the lone Lok Sabha seat in the union territory, nine days after another ally, the ruling AINRC, announced its nominee.

  • Israel settlements led to peace talks impasse: Palestinians

    Ramallah (Palestinian Territories): US-sponsored peace talks with Israel have reached an impasse because of Jewish settlement activity, a Palestinian spokesman said, as plans for over 2,000 West Bank units were moved forward.

  • Satpal Maharaj quits Congress, joins BJP

    Dehradun/New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Satpal Maharaj Friday resigned from the Congress and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in presence of its national president Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.

  • Thail Constitutional Court declares Feb polls ‘unlawful’

    Bangkok: Thailand’s Constitutional Court today declared last month’s general election as “unlawful”, in a setback to caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and deepening the political crisis in the country.

  • Two sentenced to life term for murder

    Badaun: A local court here awarded life life sentence to two persons in connection with a four year old murder case.

  • Chidambaram had lost election last time also: Subramanian Swamy

    New Delhi: Reiterating his charge against Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said Chidambaram had lost the elections last time also, but the returning officer had made a false declaration about his win.