Free Press Journal
  • L K Advani with M M Joshi

    Advani, Joshi put in old age home by BJP: Cong

    New Delhi: Congress today reacted with sarcasm and derision to BJP’s decision to drop its founder leaders L K Advani and M M Joshi from the Parliamentary Board, saying they have been put in an “old age home” and their ‘Margdarshak Mandal’ will only be a ‘mookdarshak’ (mute spectator).

  • Sharif’s brother in China amid political turmoil

    Lahore: Amid deepening political crisis in Pakistan, Punjab province Chief Minister and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shahbaz has left for China with reports suggesting that he may seek Beijing’s support for the embattled PML-N government.

  • Tatra case

    CBI files closure report in Tatra vehicle purchase scam

    New Delhi: CBI today closed its probe into alleged irregularities in Tatra all-terrain vehicle supply to the army, saying there was insufficient evidence to file a charge sheet in the case.

  • International celebs to make public announcements on DD

    New Delhi: International celebrities like Beyonce, Nicole Kidman, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder and Antonio Bendaras will be seen on Doordarshan making public service announcement on the United Nation’s Millennium Goals.

  • Vladimir Putin

    Putin sits down with Ukrainian president for talks

    Minsk: The presidents of Russia and Ukraine sat down for talks today, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine’s separatist east.

  • Floods

    Rains: HP incurs loss of about Rs 600 crore crops, property

    Shimla: Excessive rains and floods this season have claimed 33 lives, perished 610 heads of cattle in Himachal Pradesh, while the loss to crops and property was estimated to be around Rs 600 crore.

  • PM to launch Jan Dhan Yojana on Aug 28; 1cr bank A/Cs on day 1

    New Delhi: The government plans a mega launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 28, which is likely to see opening of one crore bank accounts on the first day itself.

  • Desertion in Congress due to Lok Sabha poll results: Adhir

    Kolkata: In the wake of party MLAs, leaders and workers regularly deserting the party, state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury today said the trend is due to the party’s performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

  • Three Indian techies win Freescale design contest

    Bangalore: Three smart Indian techies Tuesday won the design challenge contest leading chip maker Freescale Semiconductor ran this year for the electronics design engineer community, including professional electronics engineers, hobbyists and budding engineers.

  • Air India to celebrate merger with IA

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India Tuesday said it will be observing Aug 27 (Wednesday) as Air India Day, the day erstwhile Indian Airlines and Air India were amalgamated into one airline.

  • Saina, Jayaram progress; Kashyap bows out of WBC

    Copenhagen: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the third round of the World Badminton Championship with a commanding straight game win over Natalia Perminova of Russia in women’s singles here today.