Free Press Journal
  • Key party functionaries in districts where AIADMK lost sacked

    Chennai: Cracking the whip in the backdrop of her party losing in three Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry,AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa today relieved key party office-bearers of their posts in three districts.

  • Pakistani court dismisses case against FBI agent

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court Monday dismissed a case against an FBI agent, who was arrested for allegedly carrying ammunition and three knives onto an airplane.

  • Karnataka CM lists one-year achievements

    Bangalore: Unfazed by the drubbing the ruling Congress got in the Lok Sabha elections, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Monday showcased the achievements of his government in the past one year.

  • Not committed any wrongdoing: Ravi Ruia tells 2G court

    New Delhi: Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia, facing trial in a case arising out of the investigation into the 2G spectrum allocation scam, today told a Delhi court that he had not committed any wrongdoing and many facts were not properly probed by CBI.

  • We are taking one match at a time: Saina

    New Delhi: High on confidence after India’s 5-0 thrashing of Canada in the ongoing Uber Cup badminton tournament, Saina Nehwal said it was a great start by her team but added they would be concentrating on one match at a time.

  • Kalam awarded honorary degree by Edinburgh University

    London: Former president of India A P J Abdul Kalam has been awarded an honorary degree by Scotland’s prestigious University of Edinburgh for his contribution to science and technology.

  • Odisha Assembly to have 76 crorepati MLAs

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha assembly this time will have at least 76 crorepatis while their were only 32 after the 2009 elections, according to a report by Odisha Election Watch (OEW).

  • ICICI Bank announces cut in home loan rates

    Mumbai: ICICI Bank, the largest private sector lender, has announced a 0.10 per cent reduction in home loan rates for a limited period, bringing them on par with bigger rival State Bank of India.

  • Virbhadra to brief Congress leaders on poll debacle

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is heading to Delhi to apprise the top leadership of the reasons for the state party’s drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls, party leaders said here Monday.

  • None has contacted me to join Modi cabinet: Sreedharan

    Kochi: Popularly called “Metroman”, E. Sreedharan who revolutionised commuter travel in the national capital through the Delhi Metro Rail system, Monday dismissed reports that he will join the cabinet of prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi.

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    Naveen to take oath as CM on May 21

    Bhubaneswar:  Naveen Patnaik will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Odisha for the fourth consecutive term with his new council of ministers on May 21.

  • Left outfit condemns Modi fans’ joke on Ananthamurthy

    Thiruvananthapuram: A leading pro-Left cultural outfit in Kerala has condemned the act of a group of Narendra Modi fans in Karnataka sending a travel itinerary to eminent writer U R Ananthamurthy for his controversial comment that he would leave the country if the BJP icon became the Prime Minister.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Shocking that Cong doesn’t have courtesy to greet Modi: Naidu

    Hyderabad: Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu today said it is shocking to see Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi not having the courtesy of greeting Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi following the massive mandate received by him.

  • Retain Rajan as RBI Governor, Jagdish Bhagwati advises Modi

    New Delhi: Describing the BJP’s election victory as an “astonishing triumph of Narendra Modi”, noted economist Jagdish Bhagwati today advised him to retain Raghuram Rajan as RBI Governor and to hold monthly press conferences to articulate the government’s agenda.

  • Shah, Jaitley meet RSS leaders

    New Delhi: A host of BJP leaders, including Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley, today met top RSS functionaries and held discussions even as the party turns to the formation of the next Union Cabinet.

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    NSEL scam: Jignesh Shah, Javalgekar get judicial remand

    Mumbai: A sessions court today remanded MCX promoter Jignesh Shah and former managing director and chief executive of the commodity exchange Shreekant Javalgekar in judicial custody till May 31 in connection with the alleged Rs 5600-crore NSEL payment scam.

  • Putin orders troops near Ukraine to return home

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin today ordered troops deployed near Ukraine to return to their home bases, while fighting continued in the eastern parts of the country.

  • Model Code of Conduct ends

    New Delhi: After being in force for over two months, the Model Code of Conduct has ended during which the Election Commission took several major decisions, including giving the nod to the government to appoint the next Navy and Army chiefs and asking it to defer notifying doubling of prices of natural gas.

  • China hits out at ASEAN for backing Vietnam in SCS conflict

    Beijing: China today lashed out at the ASEAN for backing Vietnam over tensions in the South China Sea sparked by Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in disputed waters and asked the 10-member grouping to stay neutral to avoid “detrimental” impact on bilateral ties.