Free Press Journal
  • Stock mkt rally due to strong economic fundamentals: Congress

    New Delhi: Rejecting the BJP hypothesis that the stock market was rallying because of likely change of the government, Congress today said it was due to the strong macro economic fundamentals and improvement in the Current Account Deficit (CAD) position.

  • In Gurgaon manifesto, AAP vows to battle corruption

    Gurgaon: The AAP Wednesday released its Gurgaon election manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls, saying it was determined to battle endemic corruption in this business hub bordering Delhi.

  • Parrikar was in Ayodhya as `karsevak’ in 1992, says Congress

    Panaji: The Goa unit of Congress today alleged that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was present in Ayodhya in 1992 when the Babri Masjid was demolished, while BJP termed the allegation as “a manufactured lie”.

  • Pakistan rejects Musharraf’s application to lift travel ban

    Islamabad: Pakistan government today rejected the application of former dictator Pervez Musharraf, indicted for treason, seeking to lift travel ban on him so that he could go abroad for treatment and meet his ailing mother.

  • A “good” budget will help in disinflation, allow rate cut: RBI

    Mumbai: If the disinflationary process continues at a faster-than-anticipated pace, the Reserve Bank can go in for a cut in interest rates, Governor Raghuram Rajan today said as he hoped the post-election Budget will push ahead with fiscal consolidation and boost investments.

  • Modi carries stigma of communal bias, says Omar

    Poonch: In a blistering attack on Narendra Modi and BJP, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today wondered over the assertions made by them to look at the problems of the state through a prism of “humanity” when Modi had himself failed to express apology for 2002 riots.

  • Court issues production warrants against Yasin Bhatkal, others

    New Delhi: A special NIA court today issued production warrants against Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, his aide Asadullah Akhtar and two others for their presence before it on April 15 in connection with a case of alleged conspiracy to carry out terror acts in India.

  • 36 percent Delhi kids malnourished: Report

    New Delhi: About 36 percent of the children in Delhi are malnourished with a nutritional scheme targetted at the 0-6 age-group reaching only 30 percent of the intended beneficiaries, a report released Wednesday said.

  • Raja, EVKS Elangovan file nominations

    Chennai: Former Telecom Minister and 2G scam tainted A Raja of DMK was among the 120 candidates who filed their papers today for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, taking the total number of nominations so far to 318.

  • WW II bomb explodes in Bangkok, kills 7

    Bangkok: At least seven persons were killed and 19 others injured today in a freak accident at a scrap metal shop here in the Thai capital when some workers accidentally detonated a massive World War II bomb.

  • HC not happy with probe into Birbhum panchayat member murder

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today expressed displeasure at the progress of investigation into the murder of an independent panchayat member in which some Birbhum district Trinamool Congress leaders are accused, and said that an extraordinary situation had cropped up to think about a CBI probe into the issue.

  • Bharti Airtel, IBM join hands for 5 years

    New Delhi: Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel and IBM Wednesday inked a pact to manage Airtel’s infrastructure and application services in India over the next five years, a company statement said here.

  • Gold, silver decline on global cues

    Mumbai: Gold prices declined further on sustained selling from stockists and investors amidst subdued retail offtake on the back of weak global cues today.

  • Cong doesn’t have competent candidate for PM’s post: BJP

    Indore: Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu today said Congress has not nominated any leader for the top post as they have no one to match the stature of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

  • LS poll:Priya Dutt faces stiff challenge on North Central seat

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party candidate from Mumbai North Central parliamentary constituency, Farhan Azmi today claimed that sitting MP Priya Dutt was feeling the heat for the first time as she is locked in a fierce contest.