Free Press Journal
  • Pakistani province short of polio vaccine, seeks time from WHO

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s tribal province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa faces an acute shortage of oral polio vaccine (OPV) and has sought a two-week “grace period” from the WHO to put its mechanisms in place before the restrictions laid down by the global health agency are enforced on the country’s travellers.

  • Lalu tweets about stopping Modi like Advani’s rath yatra

    Patna: RJD president Lalu Prasad today claimed to halt BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s political ambition the way he had stopped the “rath yatra” of L K Advani in Bihar in 1990.

  • Chidambaram slams Modi for ‘outrageous’ attack on EC

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram today slammed Narendra Modi for his “outrageous” attack on the Election Commission, saying it showed BJP’s desperation in the elections.

  • Heavy rains batter Kerala, claim two lives

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two women were killed in separate rain-related incidents as heavy rains lashed several parts of Kerala, police said today.

  • Jiram valley attack: Cong to observe May 25 as martyrdom day

    Raipur: The main opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh has decided to observe ‘martyrdom day’ on May 25 to pay homage to the victims, including senior state party leaders, of Jiram valley Naxal attack.

  • Rahul mocks Modi over Gujarat ‘toffee’ model

    Gopalganj (Bihar): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today took a swipe at Narendra Modi saying the Gujarat development model, touted by the BJP prime ministerial nominee, is synonymous with ‘toffee model’ and ‘Adani model’.

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    FM pitches for more investments to attain higher growth

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram today made a strong case to encourage foreign and domestic investment to boost growth and said PSUs alone are expected to pump in Rs 1.33 lakh crore in the current financial year.

  • Prohibitory orders imposed around EC ahead of BJP protest

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police today imposed prohibitory orders around the Election Commission complex as BJP workers sought to hold a protest against the denial of permission for Narendra Modi to hold rally at a venue of his choice in Varanasi.

  • Security stepped up to thwart possible Bru violence in Mizoram

    Aizawl: In the wake of reports that Bru militants may unleash violence ahead of the proposed repatriation of refugees from six relief camps in Tripura from May 17, the district administration of Mamit has stepped up security, official sources said today.

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    BJP, SP enacting drama in Varanasi for poll gains: Mayawati

    Lucknow: Terming Narendra Modi’s rally being denied in the temple town and the ensuing protests from the saffron party leaders in Varanasi as a “new drama”, BSP supremo Mayawati has alleged that BJP in connivance with SP was “doing” this to influence the elections on the remaining seats in the state.

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    Communal polarisation will sharpen divide among people: CPIM

    New Delhi: CPI(M) today said the sharpening of “communal polarisation” by the BJP-RSS ahead of the last phase of polling clearly shows that the alleged mainstay of Narendra Modi’s campaign is to increase the divide among the people.

  • Modi accuses EC of being partial

    Azamgarh (UP): Keeping up the attack on the Election Commission, Narendra Modi today alleged that polling in the last three phases of Lok Sabha elections in UP, Bihar and West Bengal had not been fair and accused the poll body of being biased.

  • ‘Reporters Sans Frontier’ honours Tongam Rina

    Itanagar: Itanagar-based journalist Tongam Rina has been honoured by the ‘Reporters Without Borders’ (Reporters Sans Frontier-RSF), the international organisation that works for freedom of the press and information.

  • I-T dept conducts raids at premises of 2 companies

    Jaipur: The Income-Tax department today conducted raids at premises of two manufacturing companies located in Rajasthan as well as outside the state country for suspected tax evasion, I-T sources said.

  • Post-poll violence in Jhargram

    Jhargram (WB): Three persons were critically injured today and 12 houses vandalised in post-poll violence in Gopiballavpur area of West Midnapore district, about 22 km from here, police said.

  • Riots

    Indian national gets 30 months’ jail, 3 strokes of the cane

    Singapore: An Indian national has been sentenced to 30 months’ jail and three strokes of the cane for rioting and setting a bus on fire in Little India last year, the worst street violence in four decades in Singapore.