Free Press Journal
  • Mamata’s CPI-M, Congress nexus speech under EC scanner

    Kolkata: The Election Commission is scrutinising the images and tapes of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s speech at a public rally, alleging that the transfer list of 23 officials was drawn up the at the Delhi residence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel, an official said Thursday.

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    110 million vote in India, BJP says it’s ‘Modi tsunami’

    Some 60 percent of the 180 million electorate exercised their franchise in 201,735 centres to elect 117 MPs from 2,098 candidates, from political parties big and small as well as innumerable independents.

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    Maharashtra records 57 percent polling, Mumbai 54 %

    Mumbai:  Maharashtra recorded an average of 57 percent voting in the 13 Lok Sabha constituencies while Mumbai notched 54 percent in its six constituencies as the third and final phase of polling Thursday, officials here said.

  • Congress seeks FIR against Modi, BJP; alleges EC inaction

    New Delhi:  The Congress Thursday demanded the Election Commission file an FIR against Narendra Modi and the BJP for “violating” the poll code by telecast and publicity of his road show ahead of filing nomination papers for the Lok Sabha election from Varanasi.

  • Tamil Nadu voters seal fate of 845 candidates, turnout 73 percent

    Chennai: Around 73 percent of Tamil Nadu’s voters turned out to vote Thursday, sealing the political fate of 845 candidates including 55 women and one transgender in the state’s 39 Lok Sabha seats, said Election Commission.

  • Monsoon to be below normal with 95 per cent rainfall

    New Delhi: In news that is not pleasant for the farming community, India is expected to see below normal monsoon this year with Met department forecasting 95 per cent rainfall after a good spell of four years.

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    Nearly 82 per cent polling recorded in West Bengal

    Kolkata: A voter turnout of nearly 82 per cent was recorded in six parliamentary constituencies in the second leg of the five-phase elections in West Bengal today.

  • Modi, Kejriwal, Arundhati Roy among Time’s 100 influential people

    Washington: Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal have made it to Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people along with Indian novelist Arundhati Roy.

  • Geo News slapped with shut down notice

    Islamabad:  Following complaints from the defence ministry and ISI, Pakistan’s media regulator has slapped Geo News with a notice asking why its operations should not be shut down.

  • Modi files nomination in Varanasi, invokes “Maa Ganga”

    Before filing the nomination from Varanasi, the second seat he is contesting besides Vadodara in Gujarat, BJP’s prime ministerial nominee literally took this ancient spiritual centre on the banks of Ganges by storm.   

  • India faces below normal monsoon under El Nino effect

    Monsoon rainfall in India this year is likely to be below average and there is a 60 percent chance that El Nino will affect farm output and economic growth, the weather office said Thursday.

  • SC entrusts Padmanabhaswamy temple to committee

    The Supreme Court Thursday entrusted the administration of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala to a five-member committee headed by the district judge of Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Coal scam: ED registers money laundering, forex violation case

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered money laundering cases against those firms which are under the scanner of CBI, including Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) and Rathi Steel and Power.

  • 110 million vote in India, BJP says it’s ‘Modi tsunami’

    Nearly 110 million people peacefully voted Thursday in 117 Lok Sabha constituencies in 12 states in a staggered election that will see three more rounds to decide who gets to govern India the next five years.
    Some 60 percent of the 180 million electorate exercised their franchise in 201,735 centres to elect 117 MPs from 2,098 candidates, from political parties big and small as well as innumerable independents.

  • Millions vote in seventh phase of Indian election

    Barring the Kashmir Valley, millions voted Thursday across a dozen states in India to elect 117 MPs even as the BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi filed his nomination in Varanasi, turning the Hindu holy city into a sea of saffron.

  • Bollywood celebrities choose IIFA over voting

    Mumbai: Many leading faces from Indian cinema flaunted their inked fingers at the Mumbai polls today but celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar and Sonakshi Sinha skipped the electoral process to attend IIFA awards in the US.