Free Press Journal
  • Power snag hits Channel services

    A France-bound shuttle train broke down in the Channel Tunnel Monday morning, leading to long delays and evacuation of more than 300 passengers, traffic authorities said Monday.

  • Congress firm on leader of opposition post, speaker mum

    The Congress Monday again asserted its right to lead the opposition in the Lok Sabha, saying it is “entitled” for it, even as the government and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan evaded the issue.
    Congress president Sonia Gandhi, speaking on the issue for the first time publicly, said her party was entitled to the post as it was the second largest party in the lower house.

  • Nitish Kumar

    BJP attacks Nitish over purchase of “sub standard” medicines

    Patna: Opposition BJP today tried to corner former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by raising the issue of purchase of “substandard” medicines from “blacklisted” companies and supplied to hospitals which resulted in death of a person recently and demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

  • CBI arrests I-T Dy Commissioner in bribery case

    New Delhi: CBI today arrested a Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax from Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs three lakh in lieu of closing a few tax liability cases.

  • Businessman shot dead in Pratapgarh

    Pratapgarh (UP):   A 40-year-old businessman was allegedly shot dead today and his bag containing cash around Rs five lakhs looted in Upadhayaypur village here, police said.

  • After resignation, Wanchoo called Goa’s best governor

    Panaji: Contrary to his party’s stand, a BJP MLA has paid former Goa governor B.V. Wanchoo glowing tributes, referring to him as “Ajatshatru” and calling him the best governor the state ever had.

  • Proposal for Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension approved: Govt

    New Delhi: Government has approved minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by the retirement body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Parliament was informed today.

  • Mulayam slams govt for price rise

    New Delhi: Slamming the government on the issue of price rise, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today said inflation has further increased after the Narendra Modi government came to power.

  • Mayawati slams NDA govt over Rangarajan panel report

    New Delhi: The new report of Rangarajan Committee on poverty today drew flak from BSP chief Mayawati who attacked the government saying the panel’s estimations were nothing but “making a joke of poor people”.

  • JD(U), RJD, Cong protest BJP’s Dhankhar remarks on Bihar girls

    Patna: Signalling close cooperation among them, JD(U), RJD and Congress today made a strong protest in both Houses of Bihar Legislature against Haryana BJP leader O P Dhankhar’s controversial remarks “Bihari bride for Haryana boys” forcing adjournment in both places, but BJP described it as a non-issue.

  • K.Chandrasekhara Rao

    Hyderabad needs two more airports, says KCR

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao Monday said Hyderabad need two more airports in the near future as the city’s population was expected to triple to three crore with the development of proposed Information Technology and Investment Region (ITIR).

  • Javadekar, Sitharaman take oath in RS

    New Delhi: Union ministers Prakash Javedkar and Nirmla Sitharaman and senior JD-U leader Sharad Yadav and NCP’s Praful Patel today took oath as members of Rajya Sabha.

  • New method can predict floods 11 months in advance

    New York:  Scientists have found a new method to predict disastrous floods up to 11 months in advance, based on satellite monitoring of minute changes in the gravitational field of river basins.

  • Murdered Israeli teen’s parents condemn revenge killing

    Jerusalem: Amid spiralling violence and growing tension over the killing of three Israeli teens and the burning of an Arab boy in retaliation, a bereaved Jewish family has emerged as a steady and calming voice trying to instill reason among people calling for revenge.