Free Press Journal
  • Jaswant should reconsider decision to contest: Venkaiah

    New Delhi: The decision of Jaswant Singh to contest as an independent from Barmer is unfortunate, senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said today while appealing his colleague to reconsider it.

  • Pressure mounts on BCCI chief Srinivasan to quit

    New Delhi: Pressure is mounting on Narayanaswami Srinivasan to quit as BCCI president after the Supreme Court Tuesday made it clear that he has to step down to enable a fair investigation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting scandal.

  • RSS sees ‘nothing bad’ in personality cult

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological fountainhead of the BJP, has said it is not worried about Narendra Modi’s rising stature and it sees “nothing bad in promoting somebody who could get you votes”.

  • Goa Cricket Association official asks its president to quit

    Panaji: Hours after the Supreme Court observation that BCCI chief N Srinivasan should step down to ensure a fair probe into IPL spot-fixing scandal, a Goa Cricket Association (GCA) official said here today that GCA president Vinod Fadke must also resign.

  • Jaya case: recording of prosecution witnesses continues

    Bangalore: A special court here today continued to record the statements of prosecution witnesses in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others.

  • Retired IPS officer Farooq Khan likely to join BJP

    Jammu: BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will kick start “Bharat Vijay Rallies” tomorrow by addressing a rally here tomorrow after paying obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine.

  • Cong to announce ‘strong’ candidate against Modi from Vadodara

    New Delhi: Congress will announce a new candidate from Vadodara against Narendra Modi after Narendra Rawat, who was elected in the primaries today, withdrew his name to enable party to put up a strong contender against BJP’s PM nominee.

  • ​Three policemen, one civilian injured in Maoist violence

    Ranchi: As the security forces stepped up anti-Maoist operation in Jharkhand ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, three securitymen and a civilian driver were injured in violence and nine suspected Maoists were arrested in separate districts of Jharkhand today.

  • BJP launches its campaign anthem

    New Delhi: BJP today launched its campaign anthem for Lok Sabha elections with the focus on Narendra Modi taking a pledge not to let the nation bow down.

  • Vitamin D deficiency risk to 84 % Indians, says a report

    Mumbai: Changing lifestyle, increasingly odd working hours and limited outdoor activities are leaving a bad impact on human health as 84 per cent of the country’s population was found vitamin D deficient, a recent study said here today.

  • Four youths held for gangrape of teenaged friend

    Mumbai: Four youths have been arrested for allegedly gangraping their teenaged friend twice on different occasions after spiking her drink with alcohol in suburban Jogeshwari, police said today.

  • Adopt a stray dog, get a tax break

    Rome:  Residents of the coastal town of Fiumicino near Rome in Italy can encash on their love for petsafter local authorities announced a 50 percent discount on their trash collection tax on adopting a cat or dog from the local pound.

  • China to send special envoy to Malaysia to get info on MH370

    Beijing: China will send a special envoy to Kuala Lumpur to seek more information on the mysterious crash of a Malaysian airliner even as Beijing today demanded the handing over of the satellite data that showed the plane “ended” in the Indian Ocean.

  • Digvijay a better PM candidate than Rahul, says Sushma

    Bhopal: Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj today said Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh was a better prime ministerial candidate than party’s vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

  • Bangla seeks ban on Jamaat-e-Islami for 1971 war crimes

    Dhaka: Bangladesh today sought a ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, the country’s largest fundamentalist party for its alleged involvement in genocide and other atrocities during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan.