Free Press Journal
  • Fresh rains in Odisha due to low pressure add to flood woes

    Bhubaneswar: Plight of the flood-hit in Odisha was compounded by fresh rains triggered by low pressure though water level receded slowly after claiming 37 lives and affecting over 24.28 lakh people, relief department officials said.

  • Stronger Indo-US partnership critical for global peace: Chuck Hagel

    New Delhi: Stressing on the importance of the Indo-US relationship, United States Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel today said that a stronger partnership between both the countries is critical for sustained peace and prosperity around the globe.

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi

    Alliance to decide on CM candidate: Manjhi

    Patna: Claiming that his comments about Nitish Kumar being the next Chief Minister if JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance came to power in the Assembly elections next year were “wrongly interpreted”,  Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today said that the alliance leaders will decide the Chief Ministerial candidate.

  • Amit Shah

    Nation not yet Cong-free, BJP ideology should be all over: Shah

    New Delhi: Wanting the country to be “Congress-free”, new BJP chief Amit Shah today said Congress culture needs to be replaced by that of his party whose foremost priority is to win the upcoming assembly elections in four states with big majority.

  • ‘China aggressively expanding to catch up with West’

    Kochi: The “aggressive expansion” of China in markets across the world is because of their strong aspiration to have power, wealth, and to catch up with the West in the race to dominate the world, according to renowned Chinese historian and visual artist Dr Tong Lam.

  • Escaped murder convict arrested in Bengal

    Kolkata: A man convicted of murder, who fled from a jail here with two undertrials, has been arrested, a West Bengal minister said Saturday.

  • James Anderson

    Is Anderson’s foul language a part of the game?

    Humour has no barrier, so long as certain unparliamentary words are uttered in jest. When a Test cricketer unleashes a barrage of invectives against an opponent when they were leaving the field after a hard session, it is not banter, it is unacceptable foul mouth.

  • Water level rises in Chambal river

    Agra: The water level in the Chambal river has risen alarmingly after heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, and heavy discharge by barrages in Kota in Rajasthan.

  • Jaswant Singh

    Jaswant Singh still critical

    New Delhi: Former cabinet minister and former BJP leader Jaswant Singh continued to be on life support systems and under constant monitoring Saturday, a day after he was admitted to a hospital here in a highly critical condition.

  • Amit Shah BJP

    BJP a party for the poor: Amit Shah

    New Delhi: The BJP is now moving ahead as a party for the poor, said Amit Shah who was installed as the party president Saturday.

  • Al-Qaeda

    Al Qaeda militants behead 14 Yemeni soldiers

    Aden: Al Qaeda militants ambushed an army convoy in Yemen’s Hadramout province and captured and beheaded 14 soldiers, an official said Saturday.

  • Rajnath Singh

    Amit Shah suited for BJP chief’s position: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: Amit Shah is suited for the position of the BJP chief due to his leadership in Uttar Pradesh that saw the party bagging 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state during the general election, outgoing BJP chief Rajnath Singh said Saturday.

  • Indian FOREX

    India’s forex reserves down $573.5 mn

    Mumbai: India’s foreign exchange reserves declined by $573.5 million to $319.99 billion due to a sharp fall in the currency assets for the week ended Aug 1, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed.

  • Housing

    Aadhar Housing aims to disburse Rs 600-cr new loans in FY15

    Vadodara: Mumbai-based Aadhar Housing Finance is looking at fresh loan disbursements to the tune of Rs 600 crore this fiscal for affordable housing, including to those from the lower income group across Gujarat.