Free Press Journal
  • prithviraj Chavan

    Maha’s decision granting 5% quota to Muslims historic: Min

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Minority Affairs Minister Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan today termed as “historic and revolutionary” the state government’s decision to provide 5 per cent reservation to Muslims in government jobs and educational institutions.

  • Another complaint lodged against Dwarka Peeth Shankarachaya

    Hyderabad: A complaint was today lodged against Shankaracharya of Dwaraka Peeth Swaroopananda Saraswati, accusing him of hurting religious sentiments by his alleged remarks against Saibaba, police said here.

  • Debut novel brings up inheritance rights of women

    New Delhi: The tale of a single woman’s fight to be recognised as a daughter forms the main plot of Ratna Vira’s first novel “A Daughter by Court”.

  • Social media usage enabling citizen engagement in Arab region

    Dubai: The growth of social media in Arab nations has helped the governments there to engage people on enhancing public services when the public sector in the region suffers from deficiencies, according to a survey.

  • Japan carries out first execution of 2014

    Tokyo: Japan Thursday hanged a man on death row in the first execution of the year and the ninth since the government of the Liberal Democratic Party came to power at the end of 2012, the government said.

  • DU Row

    Delhi University moves to end standoff over course

    New Delhi: Delhi University Thursday said it had told the UGC it was ready to restore the earlier three-year undergraduate course in a bid to end a row sparked by a controversial four-year programme.

  • Sushma Swaraj’s visit is important: daily

    Dhaka: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit is “important” for Bangladesh as it will hopefully open a “new horizon” in bilateral ties, a leading Bengali daily said Thursday.

  • Cong walks out of WB House demanding discussion on law & order

    Kolkata: The Opposition Congress today staged a walkout from the West Bengal Assembly demanding discussion on law and order in the state following the death of a hotel owner in Howrah town allegedly due to a threat call by a local gangster.

  • Rasool pins hopes on India A’s team’s Oz tour

    Srinagar: Cricketer Parvez Rasool today said the upcoming India A’s tour of Australia is very important for him and would try to put in his best efforts to secure a place in the senior side.

  • Principal issue figures in Assembly again

    Thiruvananthapuram: The alleged vindictive action against Principal of a government school here for criticising the Education Minister for coming late for a campus function figured in the state assembly for the second day today with CPI-M-led LDF Opposition staging a walkout.

  • 2 persons held with 125 kgs of banned herb in Doda

    Jammu:  Two persons have been arrested for allegedly carrying banned rare medicinal herb, Nag Chatri, from Doda district here and 125 kgs of the herb recovered from them, police said today.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    MPPEB scam: CM says Cong suffering from “Shivraj phobia”

    Bhopal:  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that opposition Congress was suffering from “Shivraj phobia” as it is levelling “baseless” allegations of wrongdoings against him in connection with the state examination and recruitment scam.

  • Toll climbs to 3 in TN fireworks unit explosion

    Sivakasi (TN): The death toll in the accident at a fireworks manufacturing unit near here has risen to three with a 19-year-old boy today succumbing to his injuries at the local government hospital, police said.

  • Students protest over university row, detained

    New Delhi: Amidst the standoff over Delhi University’s four-year undergraduate course, some 30 students were detained here Thursday while trying to march towards Rashtrapati Bhawan.

  • Indian-origin man gets top Australian banking job

    Sydney:  An Indian-origin man has been appointed non-executive director of National Australia Bank (NAB), one of the largest financial institutions in Australia, media reported Thursday.

  • Sushma Swaraj - Sheikh hasina

    Swaraj holds talks with Bangladesh counterpart; meets Hasina

    Dhaka:  India and Bangladesh today made forward movement on key issues like visa simplification for certain categories as well as cooperation on supply of electricity from a Tripura-based power plant.

  • EWS housing, rural development to qualify for CSR norms: Govt

    New Delhi:  Promising a liberal regime for the newly-implemented Corporate Social Responsibility law, the government has allowed the companies to include housing for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under their CSR programmes.