Free Press Journal
  • EC bans exit polls between Apr 7 and May 12

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has banned the publication and dissemination of exit polls of any kind from April 7, the first phase of Lok Sabha elections, till May 12 when the last phase of the polling ends.

  • HC slams SDM for rejecting 1984 riot victim’s compensation plea

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today slammed a Sub-Divisional Magistrate here for rejecting the compensation claim of a 1984 anti-Sikh riots victim, saying the official’s order suffers from “complete non-application of mind”.

  • Karbala land dispute: HC for resolving matter amicably

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today asked the Anjuman-e-Haideri trust which manages the Karbala lands and their people who run a nursery there to sit together and resolve their dispute so that peace can be maintained in the area which is located close to Jor Bagh here.

  • Rahul hits out at Modi, takes on BJP in mining heartland

    Bellary: Taking potshots at Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi today accused him of ignoring corruption in BJP-ruled states while harping on graft and trashed his “Congress free India” slogan, saying those who thought so themselves were wiped out.

  • 244 incidents of poll-related violence in Bengal till now: EC

    Kolkata: As many as 244 incidents of violence related to poll campaigning and political rivalry have been recorded in West Bengal since the March 5 announcement of Lok Sabha elections, an Election Commission official said Friday.

  • Money-for-voters sting claims three Ghaziabad officials

    Ghaziabad:The Ghaziabad district magistrate Friday sacked three Block Level Officers (BLOs) following a sting operation showing them accepting bribe to add names of fake voters in the electoral list.

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    Modi has destroyed Gujarat’s farmers, says Rahul

    Yavatmal: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday attacked the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, accusing him of “ruining” the farmers of Gujarat.

  • Why UAE for IPL matches, sports ministry asks BCCI

    New Delhi: The sports ministry Friday asked the Indian cricket board why non-regular venues in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were selected ahead of regular ones for Indian Premier League (IPL) matches and what steps are being taken to check match-fixing and betting.

  • Awareness ‘yatra’ highlights pension-related issues

    New Delhi: Issues like capping of pension allocations, meagre amount and whimsical delivery of pension were identified during a week-long awareness campaign here that concluded Friday.

  • No info on whether Shakti Mills owners summoned during probe

    Mumbai: An RTI activist has claimed that Mumbai police could not provide any information as to whether owners of Shakti Mills premises in central Mumbai, where two gangrapes took place last year, were summoned during the investigation.

  • 4 VCK workers held for stoning Anbumani’s convoy

    Dharmapuri: Four workers of Dalit-based Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK) were today arrested in connection with stone pelting at the convoy of former Union Minister and PMK candidate for Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency Anbumani Ramadoss, damaging his car.

  • BJP stalwarts, Mulayam, Amar Singh, Amarinder file nominations

    New Delhi: BJP stalwarts Sushma Swaraj, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav and Congress leader Amarinder Singh were among the prominent candidates who filed nominations today for the sixth and seventh phases of Lok Sabha polls.

  • HC moved against ‘hate speech’ of BJP candidate

    Madurai: Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court was today moved seeking action against BJP candidate in Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency H Raja for posting a video of his alleged hate speech on the internet.

  • Hardcore Maoist held

    Aurangabad: A hardcore Maoist was arrested today from a village in Bihar’s Aurangabad district days ahead of parliamentary polls,  police said.

  • Modi favourite to be PM but India deserves better: Economist

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi was favourite to become India’s next prime minister but it would be wrong for a man “who has thrived on division” to become prime minister of a country as fissile as India, The Economist magazine has said.

  • BSP terms Bukhari’s criticism of it as strange

    Lucknow: BSP today termed Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Ahmed Bukhari’s support to Congress and criticism of BSP as “strange”, even as it welcomed his declaration that secular forces need not support Samajwadi Party.