Free Press Journal
  • US to work with Israel to support two-state solution: Obama

    Washington:  The US will continue to work with close ally Israel to support a two-state solution, President Barack Obama said today, as he wished the Jewish people on their 66th Independence Day.

  • Voting

    EC takes steps to ensure fair polling in remaining phases

    New Delhi: Amid allegations of largescale rigging and booth capturing in various states, the Election Commission has taken steps like deploying poll tracking teams and activating quick response system to ensure free and fair balloting in the last two phases of Lok Sabha polls.

  • Sahar Chief Subrata Roy

    Sahara disappointed with SC verdict

    New Delhi: Sahara Group today expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court judgement dismissing its chief Subrata Roy’s petition against the order jailing him.

  • Narendra Modi as PM will be a disaster: Buddhadeb

    Baruipur (WB): It would be a disaster, if Narendra Modi became the next prime minister, CPI(M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today said, alleging that the RSS wants only Hindus to stay in the country.

  • Gujarat land acquisition model is the best: Commerce Min

    New Delhi: A Commerce and Industry Ministry sponsored report today showcased the Gujarat model of land acquisition as the best practice, which can be emulated by other states with some modifications, to improve the business environment.

  • Can meditation empower us to regulate immune system?

    London: The power of meditation may be much more than what is generally thought as researchers have now found that with behavioural training like breathing exercises people can learn to modulate their immune system.

  • Complacency causing asthma deaths in UK: report

    London: People suffering from asthma are dying unnecessarily due to complacency among both medical staff and patients, according to the findings of the first national study of asthma deaths in the UK.

  • CBI can prosecute senior bureaucrats without govt sanction: SC

    New Delhi: Scrapping the protection given to senior bureaucrats in corruption cases, the Supreme Court today ruled that CBI can probe and prosecute them without Centre’s sanction, saying that corrupt public servants,whether high or low, are birds of the same feather and must be treated equally.

  • RTE Act not applicable to minority institutions: SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today held that the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, which mandates 25 per cent seats in all schools be reserved for the economically disadvantaged, is not applicable to minority institutions as it is “ultra vires” of the Constitution and will “abrogate” their right.

  • Assam Clashes

    Protestors against BTAD violence turn unruly in Nagaon

    Nagaon: Supporters of the Non-Bodo Security Samiti which called an Assam bandh today, attacked small businessman in the town while taking out a peace procession against the Bodoland Territorial Areas districts violence in which 34 persons got killed on Thursday.

  • Discounted airfares fail to yield airlines’ expectation

    New Delhi: The much-touted discounted airfares by Indian carriers did not draw many passengers in March as the actual passenger traffic and average revenue earned from it slid by almost one per cent.

  • mamata banerjee

    Mamata’s Bengal a ‘scam Bengal’: BJP

    Kolkata: Castigating Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her attacks on his party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad Tuesday described her regime in West Bengal as “scam Bengal” and said good governance was the biggest casualty.

  • Mayawati

    Maywati banking on Muslim candidates to take her to PM’s post

    Deoria (UP): Hoping to fulfil her prime ministerial ambitions with support from Muslims and Dalits, Mayawati today said a victory for BSP’s 19 Muslim candidates will ensure a “balance of power” for the community and that a ‘Dalit ki beti’ becomes PM in the next government.

  • BJP an acute case of premature celebration: Ramesh

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today mocked BJP calling it “an acute case of premature celebration” and asked whether Narendra Modi would take sanyasa if Congress gets “significant three digits” in the Lok Sabha polls.

  • FMC notifies new ownership, shareholding norms for commexes

    Mumbai: Commodities market regulator Forward Markets Commission (FMC) today issued new ownership and shareholding norms for commodity exchanges under which at least 51 per cent of their paid-up equity share capital will have to be held by the public.

  • BJP, TMC engaged in ‘shadow war of words’: Left parties

    New Delhi: BJP and Trinamool Congress are engaged in a “shadow war of words” to divide the people on religious lines, with the former trying to woo the ruling party in West Bengal to seek its support post-elections, Left parties said today.

  • Srini still calling shots: Abdi

    Jaipur: Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi’s lawyer Mehmood Abdi today alleged that N Srinivasan was still calling the shots in the BCCI and interim chiefs Sunil Gavaskar and Shivlal Yadav were “toeing his line”.

  • election commission of india

    Over 3000 complaints of Model Code violation received: EC

    Coimbatore: The state Election Commission has received over 3000 complaints of Model Code violation in Tamil Nadu and efforts are on to file maximum chargesheets before May 16, state Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar said today.