Free Press Journal
  • Only urgent issues to be referred to EC: Cabinet Secretariat

    New Delhi: With ministries routinely referring to the Election Commission notes and proposals they wish the Cabinet to take up, the Cabinet Secretariat has ordered that only proposals requiring urgent decisions should be routed to the poll watchdog through it.

  • Another major round of LS polls tomorrow

    Over 18 crore voters in 11 states and union territory of Puducherry will  vote in the sixth of the nine- phased elections tomorrow in which there are 2076 candidates. 

  • ‘Save Ganga’ gets support from Modi, other Varanasi contenders

    Varanasi: Thirty two years and thousands of crores of rupees later, the fight to clean Ganga is now pinning hopes on a high-profile Lok Sabha battle in Banaras, where this sacred river becomes million-times more polluted than the level fit for bathing.

  • Need to be alert in Punjab ahead of LS polls: EC

    Chandigarh: The Election Commission has emphasised the need to be more alert during last 48 hours before the Lok Sabha polling in Punjab impending chances of distribution of cash and liquor to woo voters.

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    Encouraged’ by Modi’s remarks on ties: Pak envoy

    New Delhi: Pakistan today said it was “encouraged” after BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s remarks regarding ties with foreign countries and asserted that it was looking forward to a stable government here to engage “quickly, comprehensively and meaningfully”.

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    FIR against Ramdas Kadam for inflammatory speech

    Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam for allegedly giving an inflammatory speech during a political rally here two days back, police said today.

  • Indian Spiderman climbs on buildings while campaigning

    Mumbai: An independent candidate, also known as the Indian Spiderman, hangs from balconies and climbs buildings to campaign for parliamentary polls in Mumbai, which is due to vote in an election this week.

  • How bariatric surgery can help control diabetes

    London: That bariatric surgery, or obesity surgery, leads to weight loss is well known, but researchers have now identified the mechanism why obesity surgery also leave positive effects on diabetes and heart diseases.

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    Priyanka seeks to corner Modi on ‘snoopgate’

    Rae Bareli (UP): Seeking to corner Narendra Modi, Priyanka Gandhi today raked up the “snoopgate” controversy surrounding him and questioned his credentials of talking about empowering women.

  • NC banking on ‘bloodshed and boycott’ for survival: PDP

    Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today accused the ruling National Conference (NC) of “orchestrating” the latest spate of killings, and said the party is solely banking on “bloodshed and boycott” for its survival.

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    Malinga is Sri Lanka’s new T20 skipper, Chandimal gets axe

    Colombo: Paceman Lasith Malinga, who led Sri Lanka to World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, has been rewarded with the captaincy in the shortest format as struggling batsman Dinesh Chandimal got the axe today.

  • CPI-ML candidate arrested in Bihar

    Gopalganj: CPI-ML candidate from Gopalganj Lok Sabha constituency Jitendra Manjhi was today arrested from the district collectorate premises soon after he filed his nomination papers in Bihar.

  • Sensex hits record high for third straight day

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets touched a record high of 22,912.52 points Wednesday for the third straight day, surpassing a new high of 22,853.03 points it touched Tuesday.

  • Manual scavenging: Hardly an election issue

    New Delhi: There are possibly over a million of them, but they hardly matter to our politicians and manual scavenging, though banned, was never an election issue.

  • Pepsi IPL on set to break all records

    New Delhi: The video streaming of Pepsi IPL on, India’s first multi-sports digital service, has garnered unprecedented traction attracting more than a million visitors everyday during the first week of the tournament.

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    Ilmi seeks to defend her controversial remarks

    “This comment has been picked up from a casual conversation and in an informal setting. It is quite clear that I said that in an ironic manner”, Shazia said.

  • Powerful sonar tojoin jet search;’object of interest’ found

    Perth: A powerful sonar equipment similar to the one that found the wreck of the Titanic could be deployed in the next phase of the search for the crashed Malaysian jet, officials said today, even as an “object of interest” was recovered on the coast of western Australia.

  • Over 60 sexual harassment cases against Delhi Police personnel

    New Delhi: From showing porn film to use of filthy language were among the 62 sexual harassment charges levelled against Delhi Police personnel including an Assistant Commissioner of Police who was “compulsorily retired”.

  • RJD candidate goes missing after arrest warrants

    Patna: Apprehending arrest after issuance of two non-bailable warrants against him in election related cases, Maharajganj sitting MP and RJD candidate Prabhunath Singh has gone missing.