Free Press Journal
  • Pak partly retracts statement over UN agencies after protest

    Islamabad: Pakistan has partly retracted its allegation that UN agencies were involved in CIA’s fake vaccination programme to trace Osama bin Laden in the country following a formal complaint lodged by the WHO.

  • Ramesh bats for ‘serious audit’ of poll expenditure by parties

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today demanded a “serious expenditure audit” of the money spent by parties in the just concluded Lok Sabha polls, claiming Narendra Modi’s campaign spending had reached an “obscene level” while Congress’ was “peanuts” in comparison.

  • Two get 14 years’ RI in contraband smuggling case

    Patna: A local court here today convicted two persons to 14 years’ Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) and slapped Rs one lakh fine on each in a two-year-old narcotics smuggling case.

  • Counting of votes to be held at 90 centres in Haryana

    Chandigarh: All arrangements, including tight security, have been made for the counting of votes at 90 centres in Haryana on May 16, Chief Electoral Officer, Shrikant Walgad said today.

  • Sushil Modi

    Nitish can’t stall Narendra Modi from becoming PM: Sushil Modi

    Patna: Buoyed by projections of a massive victory in Bihar in the Lok Sabha elections, BJP today said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will get very few seats and can’t stall Narendra Modi from becoming the Prime Minister.

  • Jayalalithaa’s trial in DA case to go on: SC

    New Delhi: The trial of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a corruption case for owning disproportionate assets, currently going on before a court in Bangalore, will continue as Supreme Court Tuesday declined to entertain a plea seeking its deferment.

  • Amit Shah

    Will welcome support from anyone: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today said the party will welcome the support of anyone in national interest, even as most exit polls and its own predictions give a majority to NDA led by it.

  • Backward Commission recommends transgenders for reservation

    New Delhi: Transgenders today moved closer to getting reservation in employment and education in public sector with the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) recommending their inclusion in the central list of the OBCs.

  • Narendra Modi

    Buoyant BJP eagerly awaits Friday

    New Delhi: A day after several exit polls unanimously predicted a BJP-led government in India, with only the margins of victory differing, party leaders said Tuesday that they eagerly await the vote count Friday and were confident of an easy win.

  • PM says goodbye to staff

    New Delhi: Preparing to demit office after 10 years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today met his office staff to say goodbye to them while thanking them for their assistance.

  • New telecom penalty regime likely to be in place in June

    New Delhi: Telecom operators can expect some relief in June from the harsh penalties imposed on them even for minor violations as the Department of Telecom is expected to notify the new relaxed rules by this month-end.

  • SC’s nod to Jal Mahal tourism development project at Jaipur

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has given its nod to the controversial Jal Mahal tourism development project near Jaipur’s Mansagar lake with certain modifications in the 2005 lease deed, executed by the state government and scrapped by the Rajasthan High Court in 2012.

  • Chavan stresses on need for vocational courses in education

    Mumbai: Stressing that it is necessary to provide skilled manpower to businesses coming to the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said vocational courses were required in school and higher education syllabus.

  • narendra modi on corruption

    BJP savours exit poll projections, Cong, JD(U) dismiss it

    New Delhi: Exit polls projections that the NDA would form the next governmment were savoured by BJP but dismissed by Congress and JD(U) which said parties should await the poll results on Friday, citing how such an exercise in 2004 and 2009 went wrong.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee rises to 9-mnth closing high of 59.68 vs USD on inflows

    Mumbai: Tracking rising stocks, the rupee today surged 37 paise to end at a nine-month high of 59.68 against the dollar on robust foreign capital inflows into equities after exit polls projected BJP-led NDA would form the next government at the Centre.

  • BHRC directs Rs 25,000 compensation for police atrocity victim

    Patna: The Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) today recommended Rs 25,000 compensation for a tyre repair shop owner, who was illegally detained and assaulted by the SHO of Dhansoi police station in Buxar district.

  • Omar Abdullah

    Hope new govt will carry forward dialogue with Pak: Omar

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today expressed hope that the new government at the Centre would carry forward the dialogue process with Pakistan to address long-pending issues, including Kashmir.