Free Press Journal
  • Kamtapur People’s Party to support BJP in LS polls

    Siliguri (WB): The Kamtapur People’s Party, which is agitating for a separate state of Kamtapur in West Bengal, has decided to support the BJP in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.

  • Muthalik breaks down, urges BJP to reverse decision

    Hubli: Controversial chief of right wing outfit Sri Ram Sene, Pramod Muthalik, today asked BJP’s central leadership to retrace its “hasty” step of rejecting his membership within hours after he had joined the party.

  • RBI likely to maintain status quo: Kidwai

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank is likely to keep interest rates unchanged in its annual monetary policy next week even as inflation has moderated, said HSBC country head Naina Lal Kidwai.

  • Joining election fray is like getting raped: Dev

    Kolkata: Bengali film star and Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha candidate Dev raked up a controversy by saying that joining election fray is like getting raped, but after facing flak from women’s rights activists and opposition parties he apologised for the comment.

  • BJP lodges complaint against Rakhi

    New Delhi: BJP today lodged a complaint with Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi against AAP leader Rakhi Birla, candidate from North-West Delhi seat, for the use of national flag on her cap while campaigning.

  • Kidnapped Pak Sikh duo released from captivity

    Peshawar: Two members of the minority Sikh community, who were kidnapped in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northwest Pakistan were released and have reached their home in Peshawar after remaining in captivity for 40 days, official sources said today.

  • Mechanism to monitor gas pricing in AAP’s economic agenda

    New Delhi: Better mechanism to monitor oil and gas pricing in the country, effective implementation of Jan Lokpal and stress on vocation skills and self-employment training as a measure to combat unemployment are going to be some of the main issues in AAP’s economic agenda, according to sources.

  • Egyptian court sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

    Cairo: A court in Egypt today sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on charges of killing a policeman and attacks on people and property, in one of the country’s largest mass trials.

  • Nokia yet to come up with concrete proposal to settle tax row

    New Delhi: Nokia India Pvt Ltd so far has not come to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) with a concrete proposal to settle its tax row with the department, a senior finance ministry official said today.

  • Jaswant case: Amit Shah justifies decision to deny ticket

    New Delhi: The denial of ticket by BJP to Jaswant Singh was today justified by Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah who said all decisions have been taken after careful thought and consideration.

  • Sebi issues strict disclosure norms for mutual funds

    Mumbai: Sebi today asked mutual fund houses to make monthly disclosures about assets managed by them and explain the rationale behind exercising their voting rights in companies, as part of long term policy for the industry effective from April 1.

  • Lanka shoot out Dutch for record lowest T20I total

    Chittagong: Sri Lanka shot out a hapless Netherlands for just 39, the lowest ever T20 International innings total, in a Super 10 match of the World Twenty20 with Angelo Mathews and Ajantha Mendis wrecking havoc with three-wicket burst each, here today.

  • Smart phones fast becoming means for terrorists: NSA

    New Delhi: Smart phones are fast becoming means for terrorists to recruit people and communicate with each other, National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon said today.

  • Voters have rejected Amarinder 9 times since 2007: SAD-B

    Amritsar: Senior Akali Dal leaders today slammed former Chief Minister and Congress candidate for Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Amarinder Singh, saying he had been rejected by the people of Punjab nine times in a row since 2007 assembly polls.

  • Pawar `sailing in two boats’, alleges Abu Azmi

    Jalgaon (Maha): Targeting the Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi today accused him of “sailing in two boats simultaneously”.

  • Pak CJ asks for report on threat to 150-yr-old Karachi temple

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Chief Justice today asked Karachi authorities to submit an impact assessment report within two weeks about the constructions endangering a 150-year-old Hindu temple in the port city.

  • HC seeks ECI reply on advocate’s plea to file her nomination

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought a response from the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a plea by a lady lawyer who alleged she was prevented from filing her nomination paper for coming Lok Sabha polls by an on-duty policeman outside the office of the Returining Officer.