Free Press Journal

    In view of the belief that Narendra Modi will focus on development if he becomes prime minister, it is possible that the private sector is no longer an anathema as before. (more…)

  • Woman succumbs to burn

    Betma: A seriously injured woman and a man of were admitted to the hospitals of Dhar and Indore on Friday night in burn condition. The woman succumbed to burn injuries on Saturday, while the man is reported critical.

  • Rajan ideal to continue as RBI chief: Yashwant

    New Delhi : Senior BJP leader and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha today said Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan is a good economist and should continue in his position.

  • Car falls into under contruction road, three hurt

    Betma: A four- wheeler vehicle fell down in a road- side hole at under construction highway near Methwara Fata on Saturday. In the mishap, three persons were reported injured and were taken away to a private hospital of Indore by 108 Ambulance. According to 108 ambulance, the four- wheeler vehicle MP- 09- NH- 0019 fell in the road- side hole as the vehicle driver could not see the under- construction road near

  • Will deport illegal Muslim migrants from Bangla: BJP

    Kolkata : Clarifying Narendra Modi’s comment on Bangladeshi migrants, the BJP on Saturday said the party would deport illegal Muslim migrants from Bangladesh in the event of coming to power.

  • JD(U) divided over support to Kejriwal

    Patna : Opinion appears to be divided within JD(U) over extending support to AAP candidate Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi with Bihar party chief Basistha Narayan Singh saying the organisation should have been consulted before going public on the issue.

  • One hurt in vehicle collision

    Sanwer: A speeding Eicher vehicle GA- 03- T- 4786, coming from Indore collided with a motorcycle rider of bike no MP- 09- MB- 5023 near here on Saturday evening. In the mishap, the motorcycle rider Radheshyam Bagari injured seriously and admitted to hospital.

  • ‘Ready to serve life term if ill-gotten money is proved’

    New Delhi : Former Telecom Minister A Raja, accused in the 2G spectrum case, has said he is ready to live his entire life in jail if any ill-gotten money is found with him. Raja, who is contesting the Lok Sabha Elections from The Niligiris in Tamil Nadu, cited a report published an English daily in 2011 quoting CBI sources that he had kept Rs 3,000 crore abroad.

  • Mamata rules out allying with BJP

    Kolkata : Dismissing claims that Trinamool Congress would ally with BJP, party chief Mamata Banerjee On Saturday said it ‘will never happen’.

  • Tarun Tejpal to get unedited CCTV footage

    Panaji : The Goa Police Crime Branch has been directed by a fast track court on Saturday to submit copies of all evidence, including unedited CCTV video footage, to former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, who faces charges of rape.

  • Gulzar receives Phalke Award, overwhelmed

    New Delhi : Veteran lyricist Gulzar received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema, here Saturday. The 77-year-old was overwhelmed and thanked a string of ‘gurus’ and musical geniuses of the past and current generation for contributing to his success story.

  • State govt in damage control mode after anti-Dalit incidents

    Mumbai : In an apparent damage control exercise after recent incidents of “honour killing” of a Dalit boy in Ahmednagar district and boycott of Dalits in Buldhana district, two senior Maharashtra ministers on Saturday visited the concerned villages and announced relief measures.

  • Congress will be reduced to a two-digit party, says Jaitley

    New Delhi : Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday claimed that the Congress was likely to be reduced to a 2-digit party in the current elections and hence “it cannot wildly dream of being a part of the ruling combination.”


    Banaras is an unpredictable city and the outcome too will be unpredictable. Notwithstanding all the talk of wave and hype and hoopla, people of Varanasi will decide a day before polling who they wish to crown from the holy city. No pundit, religious or the ones watching electoral trends, will be able to fathom this city. Kamal Swaroop, film maker (more…)

  • BJP, Sangh polarising UP, Bihar voters: Karat

    New Delhi : The CPI(M) on Saturday charged BJP and Sangh Parivar with creating a ‘highly communally-charged’ situation in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar through their electioneering and this was not being taken seriously by the Election Commission.

  • DD struggling to keep its professional freedom: Modi

    NEW DELHI : Narendra Modi on Saturday seized the opportunity of the World Press Freedom Day to pity Doordarshan for the government pressure to drastically edit his interview and remembered similar acts during the Emergency.