Free Press Journal
  • APP for blind

    Quota for persons with disabilities; SC seeks Centre’s reply

    New Delhi: Supreme Court today asked the Centre to reply within four weeks to a fresh plea of an NGO seeking initiation of contempt proceedings for not complying with an earlier order of providing three per cent quota in jobs to persons with disabilities.

  • Rupee rises 16 paise to one-month high of 62.16 vs US dollar

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee continued to rule firm against the greenback for the fourth successive session, gaining another 16 paise today to end at over one-month high of 62.16 on persistent selling of dollars by banks and exporters on hopes of capital inflows into domestic markets.

  • Ravikant Ruia, Sunil Mittal

    Additional spectrum case: Court to hear matter on January 28

    New Delhi: The special 2G court today fixed January 28 for hearing the additional spectrum allocation scam case of 2002 after it was informed that the Supreme Court has quashed the order summoning Bharti Cellular Ltd CMD Sunil Bharti Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia as accused.

  • LS polls

    Delhi election Feb 7, result Feb 10

    New Delhi: Delhi will vote to elect a new assembly Feb 7, a year after the AAP government resigned after 49 days in power, and the votes will be counted Feb 10, it was announced Monday.

  • NC won’t align with BJP to form next govt in J&K

    Srinagar: The National Conference today said it would not enter into a coalition with BJP to form the next government in Jammu and Kashmir, while reiterating the party’s offer of support to PDP.

  • Sensex rises 127pts to 1-wk high ahead of retail inflation,IIP

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex today extended its gains for the third straight session, rising 127 points to end at one-week high on fag-end buying in capital goods, FMCG and IT shares ahead of retail inflation and IIP data releases.

  • BJP shocked in Agra, Mathura cantonment board polls

    Agra:  The BJP won only one out of eight seats in the Agra Cantonment Board, and two out of seven in neighbouring Mathura in the elections held in the two places Sunday.

  • Vedic maths gets vote of confidence from students, teachers

    New Delhi: It takes 11-year-old Aditya Ray only seconds to multiply a five-digit number with a four-digit one. This, he says, is because of Vedic mathematics, “which has made my calculations quicker and accurate”. By traditional method, Ray would have taken over a minute to get the answer.

  • Sadhvi Prachi

    Congress criticises Sadhvi Prachi’s remarks

    New Delhi : The Congress on Monday strongly criticised Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi for her remarks regarding family planning, adding that an increasing population is one the greatest problems facing India.

  • Sakshi Maharaj, Loksabha

    VHP leader echoes Sakshi’s remarks on four kids

    Bhilwara (Raj): BJP may have distanced itself from party MP Sakshi Maharaj’s remark that Hindu women should have four children, but VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi has come out in support of his view.

  • ‘Bomb scare’ spreads panic in Manipal

    Mangaluru: A ‘bomb scare’ spread panic at Manipal, about 60 km from here, for about three hours after local people heard a sound from a dustbin near a hostel and reported the matter to police.

  • ‘Modi-Obama’ kites a hit in Guj this Makar Sankranti

    Vadodara: With the country all set to welcome US President Barack Obama for the Republic Day in New Delhi, the ‘Modi-Obama’ kites are the flavour this season in Gujarat for the upcoming Makar Sankranti festival.

  • Raj CM condoles death of Panagariya’s mother

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today visited the house of noted economist and Deputy Chairman of the newly formed Niti Ayog, Arvind Panagariya, to express condolence over the death of his mother here.

  • CIC directs Delhi Chief Secretary to review circle rates policy

    New Delhi:  The Central Information Commission (CIC) on Monday directed the Delhi Chief Secretary to review the policy of circle rates in the national capital and put them on the website of the national capital.

  • FIR against policemen

    Sambhal (UP): An FIR has been registered against two sub-inspectors (SI) and three constables for allegedly looting and misbehaving with a man after a court order.

  • Glass door breaks in airport

    Chennai: In yet another incident involving breakage of glass at the domestic airport here, a glass door shattered at the departure area today.