Free Press Journal
  • Economy, global issues discussed at 24th Asean Summit

    Nay Pyi Taw: Bridging inequality, tackling regional disputes and pushing the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) forward on its integration deadline remained the focus at the two-day 24th Summit that concluded in Myanmar Sunday.

  • 41 killed in spate of deadly attacks in Iraq

    Baghdad: Over 41 people were killed and 30 others injured across Iraq in separate insurgent attacks that mainly targeted security forces, police said Sunday.

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    EC drops case against BJP office in Varanasi

    Varanasi/New Delhi: The Election Commission Sunday directed that the material seized from a vehicle at the BJP office in Varanasi be released and also dropped further action in the case.

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    BJP’s Shah demands paramilitary in four UP constituencies

    New Delhi: Taking on the Election Commission yet again, BJP leader Amit Shah Sunday said that despite the party’s repeated demands, the poll panel has failed to deploy paramilitary personnel in each polling booth in the constituencies of Azamgarh, Ghosi, Jaunpur and Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh or provide for videography facilities and observers.

  • Lok Sabha battle, overshadowed by Modi, ends Monday

    New Delhi: India’s most bitterly fought parliamentary elections end Monday when the last lot of 41 Lok Sabha constituencies vote in three major states, bringing the curtains down on a five-week-plus process widely expected to end a decade of Congress rule.

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    Congress won’t have any role in government formation: Jaitley

    New Delhi: BJP leader Arun Jaitley Sunday attacked the Congress, saying it will not have any role in government formation, and that the principal causes of its defeat would be its “mismanagement of the economy”, “image of encouraging corruption” and “failure of its leadership”.

  • Assam Clashes

    Meerut violence: FIRs against 200 rioters lodged

    Meerut: A dozen criminal cases were filed Sunday against 200 unidentified rioters for violence here Saturday in which about 50 people, including a senior police officer and two media persons, were injured.

  • Mauritius official to observe LS poll last phase in Bengal

    Kolkata:A top official from Mauritius will visit the eastern metropolis during the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal Monday to get an insight into the management of elections, an Election Commission official said here Sunday.

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    Mamata accuses opposition of ‘malicious campaigns’

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday blamed her rivals of spreading canards and urged people not to fall prey to provocations ahead of the last phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state Monday.

  • Rs.2,000 crore assets in poll affidavit, but only on paper?

    Kolkata: An independent candidate fighting from two Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal has declared assets worth a whopping Rs.2,000 crore, making her one of the richest in the fray in the general election across the country. However, Shamali Das says her ownership of the vast wealth is only on paper.

  • Trinamool candidate violated child rights: Netaji family

    Kolkata: A section of family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has complained against Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha candidate Sugata Bose, also a Netaji kin, to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights accusing him of violating child rights by using a kid in his poll campaign.

  • Ship with Rs 1,600 cr heroin sailed from Gujarat coast: Cong

    New Delhi: Congress today alleged that heroin worth Rs 1,600 crore seized by Australian maritime force off the Kenya coast last month originated from Gujarat and sought to punch holes in Narendra Modi’s claims of providing strong national security.

  • A dreamy wedding affair

    Wedding planners vexed by long polls

    Kolkata: It is not just politicians who seem to be affected by long elections, wedding planners in Kolkata too are opposed to the idea as it puts a lots of restrictions while doing business especially in faraway areas.

  • Nine Indians among 13 killed in Dubai bus accident

    Dubai: At least nine Indian nationals were among the 13 people killed in Saturday’s road accident in the UAE, the Indian consulate in Dubai confirmed Sunday.

  • AP: Counting of votes for local body polls begins tomorrow

    Hyderabad: Ahead of counting of votes for elections held to Lok Sabha and undivided Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on May 16, the results of local body polls would be announced in the state.


    Relaxed Manmohan Singh winds down, no holiday plans

    New Delhi: It has been business as usual for Manmohan Singh – with back-to-back appointments, official meetings and clearing off pending files. But the prime minister is a much relaxed man these days with just five days left for him to demit office after a decade at the helm as India prepares to swear in a new prime minister later this month.

  • Forced intercourse in marriage not rape: Delhi court

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has acquitted a man accused of raping his wife, stating that forced intercourse with a woman does not amount to rape if she is married to the accused.

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    EC notice to Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: A notice has been issued to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks against the Congress during a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi, the Election Commission said Sunday.