Free Press Journal
  • Sunder Raman to continue as COO of IPL 2014

    New Delhi:  The Supreme Court Wednesday said that Sunder Raman will continue as the chief operating officer of the IPL-7 as, it said, any other course would disturb the ongoing cricketing event.

  • No queues in Jalpaiguri’s 28 model poll booths

    Kolkata: The electorate in 28 polling booths of West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district will be in for a pleasant voting experience Thursday sans the hassle of queues, thanks to the Election Commission’s decision to declare them as model polling stations.

  • Six dead in Karnataka after tourist bus catches fire

    Chitradurga (Karnataka): Six passengers were burnt to death on Wednesday after a tourist bus they were travelling in caught fire in Chitradurga district of Karnataka.

  • Cong candidate Krishnam lodges an FIR for extortion

    Sambhal (UP): Congress candidate from Sambhal constituency Acharya Pramod Krishnam has lodged an FIR against an unidentified person for alleged extortion of Rs 25 lakh from him, police said today.

  • Detrimental for US to look to punish India: think tank

    Washington:  It would be detrimental for the US to look to punish India for policymaking decisions at a time when the world’s largest democracy is electing a new government, a top American think-tank has said.

  • Kerala zoo to have blue bulls & bark deer from Delhi

    Thiruvananthapuram: After anacondas, the city zoo here is all set to welcome a host of new animals, including blue bulls and barking deer, and  birds to its enclosure.

  • Putin warns Ukraine on brink of civil war as Kiev sends army

    Izyum (Ukraine): Russian leader Vladimir Putin warned that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, the Kremlin said today, after the Kiev government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country.

  • GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

    Detroit:  General Motors revealed in court filings that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

  • BJP criticizes Rahul for his ‘Toffee model’ remark

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday criticized Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for labeling the Gujarat Development Model as a ‘Toffee Model’, and charged the latter with trying to deviate from issues affecting the people.

  • Modi running away from giving an apology: Cong

    New Delhi:  Lashing out at Narendra Modi for sidestepping the issue of apologising for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Congress today said that he is someone who “runs away” from giving an apology.

  • BJP fields ‘Mahal’ opponent to keep Scindia in check in Guna

    Guna (MP): Though Gwalior and Guna Lok Sabha seats have been considered as bastions of the royal Scindia family, the BJP with its ‘Mission-29’ (seats) in Madhya Pradesh has fielded former Bajrang Dal chief Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya from Guna to challenge his powerful rival Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.

  • CDs of Azam Khan, Amit Shah hate speeches being examined

    Lucknow:  Uttar Pradesh Police have begun probing the hate speeches made by BJP general secretary Amit Shah and senior Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan, officials said Wednesday.

  • Former home secretary battles caste in Bihar

    Ara:  Having shed his official attire for dhoti and kurta, former Indian home secretary R.K. Singh has realized that caste matters most in elections — certainly in Bihar.

  • Jharkhand votes for six seats Thursday

    Ranchi: Jharkhand will vote for six Lok Sabha seats Thursday in the face of a boycott call given by Maoist guerrillas.

  • Naveen Patnaik facing his toughest battle yet

    Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seems to be facing his toughest political battle as he bids for a fourth straight term in Odisha and struggles to retain his party’s 14 Lok Sabha seats out of the state’s total of 21.