Free Press Journal
  • BJP plays safe over RSS leader’s remark

    New Delhi: The BJP Thursday played it safe on remarks made by RSS ideologue M.G. Vaidya that the party should make some progress on its three core issues – repealing article 370, constructing a Ram temple in Ayodhya and implementing a Uniform Civil Code.

  • Modi’s brother confident of his victory in Lok Sabha elections

    Ahmedabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s brother Prahlad Modi on Thursday seemed confident of his win a day before the declaration of poll results of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Uneasy calm in Kishanbagh; Guv orders magisterial probe

    Hyderabad (AP): Uneasy calm prevailed in violence-hit areas of Kishanbagh in Old city here where curfew continued to be in force today even as the State Governor ordered a magisterial inquiry into the police firing that left three persons dead.

  • Court acquits man of charge of attempting to kill wife

    New Delhi: A man, who was facing trial for trying to kill his wife by forcibly making her consume insecticide, has been acquitted by a Delhi court after the victim changed her statement before it.

  • Low representation doesn’t deter Indian women from voting

    New Delhi: They might not be getting their due when it comes to representation in parliament, but women have increased their participation in the voting process by nearly 10 percent in this general election, even surpassing men in eight states.

  • Ensure discipline at counting centres: Punjab CEO to officials

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V K Singh today directed the District Electoral Officers to maintain strict discipline in and around all the 30 counting centres throughout the state during counting of votes for the 13 Lok Sabha seats tomorrow.

  • Expecting big win, Maha BJP prepares 40K ladoos, giant cake

    Mumbai: Buoyed by exit poll predictions, Maharashtra BJP unit has prepared a giant cake and as many as 40,000 laddoos to distribute among the people after the Lok Sabha election results tomorrow.

  • BI’s best tool to control inflation is interest rate: Rajan

    Shimla: A fortnight ahead of the next bi- monthly monetary policy review, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today said the “best tool” available with the central bank to control price rise is interest rate.

  • Security up ahead of counting as caller says bombs will go off

    Chennai: With just hours to go before counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls, police were kept on tenterhooks after yet another call to the control room claimed that bombs would go off at five areas in the city, including three counting centres tommorrow.

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    Privacy of people in danger, separate law required: Sibal

    New Delhi: With cases of phone snooping surfacing during past few years, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said privacy of people is in “danger” and separate law may be required to check intrusion of individuals’ personal space.

  • Charges under TADA may not be framed against Tunda

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today indicated the charges under stringent Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) may not be framed against top Lashkar-e-Toiba bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda.

  • LSD worth Rs.55 lakh seized in Goa

    Panaji: The anti-narcotics cell here seized LSD worth Rs.55 lakh in the international market during a house search and arrested an elderly woman in this connection, a police spokesperson said Thursday.

  • Hasina asks intel agency not to be used by “vested” interests

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked Bangladesh’s top military intelligence agency to safeguard the democratic process in the country instead of being used as a “political weapon” by “vested quarters”.

  • BJP files complaint against inflammatory SMSes

    New Delhi: Former Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta today met Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi and submitted a complaint alleging circulation of malicious SMSes to instigate riots in the country on the day of vote counting.

  • Exporters unhappy with rupee rally, seek intervention: CII

    New Delhi: The recent rally in rupee vis-a-vis the US dollar has made a section of exporters unhappy, as the strengthening of the local currency makes Indian exports “uncompetitive” in the global marketplace, CII today said.

  • Sebi restrains Tria Fine Chem from securities mkt

    Mumbai: Sebi today barred Tria Fine Chem Ltd from securities market for failing to redress investor complaints as well as for not obtaining authentication in the regulator’s online complaint redressal system, SCORES.

  • Rupee at nearly 10-mth closing peak, up 39 p Vs USD at 59.29

    Mumbai: The rupee today gained 39 paise to close at a nearly 10-month high of 59.29 against the US dollar following sustained selling of the American currency by exporters and continued capital inflows, ahead of keenly-waited Lok Sabha poll results to be unveiled on Friday.