Free Press Journal
  • Iraq kidnapping: Punjab NRI Commission takes note

    Chandigarh: Punjab State Commission for NRIs today took suo-motu cognisance of reports about 40 Indians abducted in Iraq and directed Union ministries to immediately apprise it of the latest details of the rescue operations.

  • Systemic failure, says probe report on Beas tragedy

    Shimla: There was a systemic failure in releasing water into the Beas river without a warning from a dam, and the warning system itself was inadequate, a magisterial inquiry report said Thursday.

  • Cong candidate wins Arunachal RS seat

    Itanagar: Ruling Congress nominee Mukut Mithi has won the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Arunachal Pradesh by a margin of 37 votes defeating Tapen Siga of the BJP.

  • China moving 2nd oil rig closer to Vietnam

    Beijing: Unfazed by a diplomatic standoff with Hanoi, China today said it was deploying another oil rig close to Vietnam, even as it expressed willingness to work with the ASEAN to promote a code of conduct in disputed waters of the South China Sea.

  • NDA to bring broad changes in MNREGA

    New Delhi: The NDA government has decided to bring broad changes in the rural job guarantee scheme launched by UPA by proposing at least Rs 25,000 crore of investment into agriculture alone.

  • Jayalalithaa

    Stranded TN nurses in Iraq: Jaya writes to Modi

    Chennai: As 46 Indian nurses, including six from Tamil Nadu, are stranded in a hospital in strife-torn Iraq, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to personally intervene in the issue and ensure their safe return home.

  • Gulbarg fund case: HC stays Teesta’s arrest till July 9

    Ahmedabad: Extending relief to activist Teesta Setalwad, her husband Javed Anand and slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri’s son Tanvir, the Gujarat High Court today stayed their arrest till July 9 in connection with the Gulbarg society fund embezzlement case.

  • Perform or perish: Railway Minister Gowda to GMs, DRMs

    New Delhi: Seeking a “comprehensive change” in the national transporter’s functioning, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda today said it “stands much behind in efficiency, punctuality, cleanliness and services”, and warned senior officials to “perform or perish”.

  • Himachal seeks central funds for modernisation of airports

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Board vice-chairman Vijay Singh Mankotia Thursday sought central funds for modernisation of airports and starting regular flights in the state, an official statement said.

  • Chile coach not to forget win over Spain

    Rio de Janeiro: Chile coach Jorge Sampoali could not contain his happiness after his team defeated Spain 2-0 in the FIFA World Cup here Wednesday, saying that he will never forget the victory.

  • MHA gets new handle on ‘Twitter’

    New Delhi: Union Home Ministry today got a new handle on micro-blogging site ‘Twitter’ — @HMOIndia — to ensure a transparent and responsive government.

  • Housing.com raises Rs 115 crore from VC firms

    Mumbai: Property portal Housing.com today said it has raised Rs 115 crore from various venture capital firms in its fourth round of funding.