Free Press Journal
  • Piyush Goyal

    Union Minister Goyal in Gujarat today to study state’s power model

    Ahmedabad: Union Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal is in Gujarat today to meet Chief Minister Anandi Patel  and energy and finance minister Saurabh Dalal, and study the state’s model for power sector reforms, sources in the state government told Cogencis.

  • SC extends stay on Jayalalithaa’s trial till June 16

    New Delhi:  The Supreme Court today extended till June 16 its order staying the trial in a disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa by a Bangalore court.

  • Sumitra Mahajan unanimously elected Speaker of Lok Sabha

    New Delhi:  Eight-term member Sumitra Mahajan was today unanimously elected Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha, becoming the second woman presiding officer of the Lower House after her predecessor Meira Kumar.

  • Arun Jaitley

    After unions, state finance ministers next for budget

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met representatives of trade unions Friday for discussions ahead of the upcoming national budget and said he would accord top priority to skill development to afford better employment opportunities for people.

  • Kerala assembly speaker expects more sittings

    Thiruvananthapuram:  With the Kerala assembly witnessing its lowest ever sittings last year, Speaker G. Karthikeyan Friday expressed hope that the next session, starting Monday, would have more sittings as all parties agreed to cooperate.

  • Jagdambika Pal fumbles while taking oath in LS

    New Delhi: Jagdambika Pal, who recently switched from Congress to BJP, today fumbled as he tried to take oath in the Lok Sabha without reading from a printed slip, leaving members amused.

  • 1200 litres illicit liquor seized, 3 held

    Arwal:  The police busted a gang involved in brewing illicit liquor and seized over 1200 litres  of distilled and non-distilled country liquor from Rohai village in Arwal district today.

  • Naxal attacks

    Chg: Decline in Naxal attacks on key infrastructure since 2011

    Raipur:  Maoist attacks on key infrastructure and government buildings including schools, roads and culverts, hospitals and railway properties have witnessed a sharp decline in the past couple of years in Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh, according to Intelligence Bureau statistics.

  • Tourist from AP among seven killed in Odisha

    Sambalpur (Odisha):  At least seven persons, including a tourist from Andhra Pradesh, were killed in separate incidents in Sambalpur district, police said here today.

  • Columbia students pay tribute to sexual assault victims

    New York:   Expressing solidarity with victims of sexual assaults in India and across the world, several students graduating from the Ivy League Universities like Columbia and Harvard wore a red tape on their graduation cap during their convocation ceremony.

  • Ambassador Kathleen Stephens Arrives In New Delhi

    Ambassador Kathleen Stephens arrives in New Delhi

    New Delhi: Ambassador Kathleen Stephens has arrived at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi to begin her tenure as the United States Chargé d’Affaires ad interim to India.

  • Kejriwal refuses to withdraw statement against Gadkari

    New Delhi:  AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal today refused to withdraw his statement in which he had levelled corruption allegations against Union minister Nitin Gadkari after a Delhi court suggested that they “bury the hatchet” and seek an amicable resolution on the criminal defamation complaint filed by the BJP leader.

  • US trade representative congratulates Nirmala Sitharaman

    Washington:  US Trade Representative Mike Froman has congratulated Nirmala Sitharaman on her appointment as the new Indian Minister of State for Commerce and Industry and discussed bilateral trade ties.