Free Press Journal
  • Poll panel lauded as India records highest voter turnout

    New Delhi: With the 2014 general election registering a record high voter turnout of 66.38 percent — with as many as 15 states and union territories returning their highest polling percentage, the Election Commission of India, a constitutional body, is being credited for its efforts to reach out to the voters, especially youth and women.

  • CBI probe begins into Saradha chit fund scam begins

    New Delhi: CBI has begun its probe in the over Rs 10,000-crore Saradha chit fund case as its seven-member Special Investigating Team (SIT) started collecting documents pertaining to the cases from four states and other agencies.

  • Gung-ho BJP says it won’t need allies, expects 300 plus

    New Delhi: A day after several exit polls predicted a BJP-led government in India, with only the margins of victory differing, party leaders said Tuesday they were confident of an easy win, perhaps crossing the 300 mark, and would not need allies.

  • Two key Taliban commanders killed in Afghanistan

    Kabul: Two key Taliban commanders, Mullah Mansoor and Mullah Halim Zabulwal, were killed in Afghanistan’s southern Zabul province Tuesday, police said.

  • Whistleblowers Protection Act gets Prez nod

    New Delhi: People who expose corruption in government or irregularities by public functionaries can now be free of any fear of victimisation.

  • Take joint action against wilful defaulters: Chidambaram to banks

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram Tuesday advised public sector banks to form a consortium and take joint action against wilful defaulters, especially in the cases where the “promoter is prosperous but the company is sick.”

  • Chennai Super King team celebrating their clinical win against Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2014

    Dhoni takes Super Kings to a clinical win

    Ranchi: Chennai Super Kings jumped to the top of the table with a fine five-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the JSCA International Stadium Complex here Tuesday.

  • IPL 2014

    IPL tweets cross over 2.8 million

    New Delhi:With close to two and a half weeks of Indian Premier League (IPL) action still left, the excitement on Twitter has been boiling over. More than 2.8 million tweets related to the IPL have been sent out so far this season.

  • Godman held for raping TV actress, duping her of Rs 25 lakh

    Mumbai: A self-styled godman has been arrested for allegedly raping a television actress and duping her of Rs 25.70 lakh under the pretext of exorcising her and her property in suburban Kandivali, police said today.

  • LBT

    Maha mulling over scrapping of LBT, may offset with VAT hike

    Mumbai: With an eye on Assembly elections scheduled later this year, Maharashtra government is mulling over scrapping of controversial Local Body Tax (LBT) which is in force except Mumbai and is being stridently opposed by the traders.

  • Shome panel identifies issues to bring clarity on tax laws

    New Delhi: The government today said it has clarified on 76 issues related with direct and indirect taxes based on suggestions of Parthasarathi Shome panel that was set up to address the grievances of the industry.

  • Voting

    UP: Repolling ends peacefully with 94.24 pc turnout

    Lucknow: Around 94.24 per cent voters today exercised their franchise in repolling at 11 booths falling under Muzzafarnagar, Badaun and Firozabad Parliamentary constituencies.

  • Resveratrol in red wine, chocolate not tied to better health

    London: Health benefits associated with red wine and chocolate may be exaggerated, according to a new study which found no proof that the antioxidant resveratrol stops heart disease or prolongs life.

  • Polio

    Polio virus found in Pakistani sewage samples

    Islamabad: Samples taken from sewage from different parts of Karachi and Lahore, the country’s most populated cities, have tested positive for the polio virus, officials said Tuesday.