Free Press Journal
  • Senior CPI (M) leaders to tour TN from April 12

    Chennai: Senior leaders of CPI(M), including Prakash Karat, Sitaram Yechury, Manik Sarkar, Brinda Karat, K Varadarajan, A K Padmanaban and Sudha Sundarraman would tour across Tamil Nadu between April 12 and 21 for campaigning for Left parties ahead of the April 24 Lok Sabha polls.

  • NDFB calls for bandh in Sonitpur to protest Rahul’s rally

    Tezpur: Banned terrorist organistaion NDFB(S) has called for a 12-hour bandh in Sonitpur district tomorrow, protesting the election rally by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi at Biswanath Chariali.

  • Heavy security for Modi’s rallies as Maoists call bandh

    Patna: With the Maoists calling a bandh tomorrow to coincide with the back to back rallies of the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at Sasaram and Gaya, the state police and paramilitary forces are taking additional measures to counter any threat from the ultras.

  • Chavan, shooter Rajyavardhan, Muthalik enter fray on last day

    New Delhi: Adarsh scam tainted Ashok Chavan, former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, ace shooter Rajyavardhan Rathore and BJP rebel Lal Muni Choubey were among candidates who entered the poll fray today as nominations closed for 127 seats in fourth and fifth phases of Lok Sabha poll.

  • Former SIMI activist convicted for communal propaganda

    Indore: A local court today sentenced a former activist of the banned organisation Students Islamic Movement of India to two years’ rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 for spreading communal hatred.

  • Pak govt negotiators meet Taliban; ceasefire to continue

    Islamabad: The banned Pakistani Taliban today agreed to continue its ceasefire after holding first-ever direct talks with government negotiators at an secret location in the restive tribal region of North Waziristan.

  • ​Case against Arvind Kejriwal for violating poll code

    Varanasi: An FIR has been registered against Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal for alleged violation of model code of conduct by using vehicles above the permissible limits in his convoy here.

  • 225 candidates, including Sriramulu, Kumaraswamy enter fray

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, former minister B Sriramulu and state senior Congress leader Janardhana Poojary were among 225 candidates who plunged into the fray on the last day of filing of nominations for the April 17 Lok Sabha polls in the state.

  • Srinivasan should have resigned long back: Bindra

    New Delhi: Former BCCI president I S Bindra feels current chief N Srinivasan should have resigned long time back and said it was his continuation at the helm of affairs which brought Indian cricket to a “sorry state”.

  • RBI extends ECB borrowing window for airlines till March 2015

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank today extended the deadline for aviation sector to raise funds through external commercial borrowings (ECBs) route till March 2015, a move that would provide relief to the cash-crunched sector.

  • MNS leader joins Aam Aadmi Party with his followers

    Yavatmal: The Vidarbha regional president of MNS’ front organisation State Transport Kamgar Sena, Jitesh Rathod of Bothbodan village resigned from his party and joined the Aam Admi Party today along with his supporters.

  • EC’s single window system for party campaigns, contestants

    Lucknow: The Election Commission (EC) Wednesday instructed officials to ensure a single window system for granting permission for campaigns, processions, public rallies and other election-related issues.

  • Man gets seven years for allegedly raping 22-year-old girl

    Thane: A 32-year-old Navi Mumbai resident who was found guilty of allegedly raping a 22-year-old girl in October 2011 was sentenced to seven years’s rigorous imprisonment by Thane Sessions Court Judge V V Virkar here today.

  • SC rejects govt plea against forming probe team on black money

    –SC rejects govt plea to modify court’s order on black money
    –Govt moved SC against forming probe team on black money
    –SC pulls up govt for not taking steps on black money issue
    –SC: Per capita income would’ve risen if black money brought back
    –SC observes black money adversely affecting country’s economy

  • No role played by cops in builder Loharia’s murder:State to HC

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Government today informed the Bombay High Court that nothing incriminating had been found against the then Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Ashok Sharma or any other officer in regard to their alleged nexus with the accused in the murder of builder Sunil Loharia.

  • Zardari wants Benazir’s jewellery seized by Swiss authorities

    Islamabad: Fifteen years after the Swiss authorities seized slain former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s USD 300,000 worth jewellery in connection with a graft case, her husband and ex-President Asif Ali Zardari wants them back.
    The PPP leader has applied for the return of the jewellery through an offshore company.

  • Committed to positive ties with Afghanistan: Pak

    Islamabad: Pakistan today said it was committed to building a positive and mutually beneficial ties with Afghanistan, days after Kabul hinted at its involvement in a deadly terror attack on a hotel that left nine people dead.

  • Flesh trade racket busted, 6 arrested

    Hoshiarpur: Six persons, including two women, were arrested for their alleged involvement in flesh trade after police raided a hotel in Mukerain town in the district, an official said today.