Free Press Journal
  • PollDance: Once ‘CEO of Andhra’, TDP’s Naidu battling for survival

    Hyderabad: After having stayed away from power for almost a decade, Telugu Desam Party president and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu has been reduced to fighting a battle of survival in the ongoing parliamentary and assembly elections.

  • Himachal HC reserves judgement on HPCA’s plea

    Shimla: Himachal High Court today reserved its judgement on a petition filed by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) to implead Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and others as respondents in individual capacity in HPCA lease cancellation case.

  • Winsome may get wilful defaulter tag soon

    Mumbai: Troubled jewellery exporter Winsome Diamonds, which owes Rs 6,000 crore to a consortium of 15 lenders, may be declared as a “wilful defaulter” soon, a bank official has said.

  • Jaya ducks query on support to NDA

    Chennai: Keeping BJP guessing on the possibility of her party’s support to BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said she would reveal her mind after the results of the Lok Sabha elections were announced.

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    Turkey mine disaster toll rises to 205

    Ankara: The toll in Turkey’s coal mine explosion rose to 205 Wednesday with hundreds of people still trapped under ground, the prime minister’s office said Wednesday.

  • Delayed Afghan election result to be released tomorrow

    Kabul: Afghanistan’s presidential election result will be announced tomorrow, officials said, after a one-day delay over fraud investigations into the first round of voting to find a successor to Hamid Karzai.

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    No central role for me, says Parrikar

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is known to be a part of the Narendra Modi camp in the BJP, Wednesday ruled out a stint in the central government if the party is voted to power.

  • Expulsion of journalists by Pak a retrograde step: India

    New Delhi: In a strong reaction, India today termed as “regrettable and unfortunate” expulsion of the two Indian correspondents in Pakistan and said not allowing independent journalists to function was a “retrograde step”.

  • New govt should remove obstacles for Internet growth: IAMAI

    New Delhi: Industry body IAMAI wants the new government to ensure that Internet growh in India is not hampered by rules that give room for intermediaries, including telcos, Internet and web-hosting service providers and search engines, to be harassed.

  • India needs hybrid seeds to increase rice production: IRRI

    Patna: Taste is one of the main reasons Indian farmers are not taking to cultivation of high-yield hybrid rice varieties developed by scientists and research institutes across the globe, experts said today.

  • Beware! Early menopause increases risk of heart failure

    New York: In a first, researchers have found that women who go through menopause early – at ages 40 to 45 – have a higher rate of h`eart failure because of the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs.

  • Coal transportation from rat-hole mining stopped: DGP

    Shillong: Following the interim order of the National Green Tribunal, transportation of coal using the primitive and unscientific method of rat-hole mining in the state has been stopped, Meghalaya Director General of Police PJP Hanaman today said.

  • Nasscom helps two start-ups raise Rs 20 lakh in funding

    New Delhi: IT industry body Nasscom has helped social fashion e-commerce portal VioletStreet and ride sharing app developer Ziffy raise Rs 10 lakh each as part of its plan to help entrepreneurs turn ideas into successful businesses.

  • 77 abducted Nigerian girls identified in video

    Abuja: Out of the over 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls, 77 have been identified in a video posted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, an official said Wednesday.

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    NDA govt may review some decisions of UPA: Venkaiah

    Hyderabad: The BJP-led NDA, projected to come to power by exit polls, may review some of the decisions taken by the present UPA government, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said today.