Free Press Journal
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    Jairam rubbishes Natarajan’s allegations

    New Delhi: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, who was the Environment Minister before Jayanthi Natarajan, today rubbished her allegations about Rahul Gandhi’s interference in the ministry’s work as “not just completely unfair but also preposterously baseless.”

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    No interference from Sonia, Rahul: Congress leaders

    Bangalore/New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi did not interfere with the working of ministers, Congress leaders said Friday after former minister Jayanthi Natarajan quit the party.

  • India a vibrant market for Pakistani art

    New Delhi: Pakistani works are drawing attention at the ongoing India Art Fair for the many obvious similarities they share with the Indian counterparts and for their subtle hint of sarcasm at the perennial conflict their country is engaged in.

  • Call to SP about ‘Maoists’ on train turns out to be hoax

    Erode (TN): A phone call to a top police official informing him that some “Maoists” were travelling in an Express train, turned out to be a hoax after a search of all coaches at the railway station here revealed nothing.

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    Jayanti met Amit Shah in November

    In the month of November, Jayanti Natarajan had met BJP president Ami Shah, sources have told a TV channel. This gives the entire Rahul-Jayanti controversy a different dimension. Incidentally, Jayanti had dashed her explosive letter to Sonia Gandhi some time in Noember. The Congress party, too, has questioned the timing of Jayanti’s revelations about Rahul’s micro-management of big industrial projects, more so in view of the impending elections in the national Capital.

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    Rahul Gandhi’s ineptitude exposed

    The release of former environment minister Jayanti Natarajan’s letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi protesting over how shabbily she was treated by the party high command  under the erstwhile UPA dispensation is not the first manifestation of brewing discontent in the party over fears that Sonia is on the verge of passing the mantle on to her heir apparent Rahul Gandhi.

  • Research shows who will join the richest one percent club

    Washington: Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis and Cornell University have revealed that there is a one in nine chance that a typical American will hit the jackpot and join the wealthiest one percent club for at least one year in her or his working life.

  • Yogendra Yadav

    ‘Non-interference’ of Gandhi family revealed through Natarajan’s letter: AAP

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday stated that the letter written by former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan to Congress president Sonia Gandhi has lay bare the role played by Gandhi family in the working of the UPA government. “We are getting a glimpse into what was really happening in the UPA regime. We get to know the truth of the so-called ‘non-interference’ of the Gandhi family during the UPA regime. We

  • CSTC to spend over Rs 6cr annually for new JNNURM fleet of bus

    Kolkata: The Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC) would spend over Rs six crore annually for the maintenance of the recently included fleet of AC and non-AC JNNURM buses in the city. The Corporation has appointed two outstation agencies – a Delhi-based and an Ahmedabad company — for the technical maintenance of the entire JNNURM fleet of 632 buses for CSTC.

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    ‘Jayanti tax’ under BJP scanner

    New Delhi: At the core of the entire Jayanthi Natarajan row is the so-called ‘Jayanti tax,’ an expression which none other than BJP leader Narendra Modi had first used at a pre-election party rally in Goa to slam the conduct of the then environment minister. The sum and substance of his charge was that projects were not getting green clearance from the ministry until bribes were paid to then minister.

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    Texting better than apps to treat mental illness

    New York: Simple texting via smartphones can be a more suitable treatment aid for those with mental illness than mobile apps, a study has found. “Cellphone technology is in the hands of millions and early research indicates that this technology can be useful to help people who are suffering from some form of mental illness,” said Kelly Caine, assistant professor at South Carolina-based Clemson University’s School of Computing.

  • Coal

    Coal India stake sale begins

    New Delhi: The government on Friday started the sale of 10 percent stake in state-owned Coal India in order to meet the fiscal deficit. The share sale that began at 9.15 a.m. will end at 3.30 p.m. It has been dubbed as the biggest ever offering in the domestic equity market.

  • Situation at border tense but under control: BSF IG Mishra

    New Delhi : Border Security Force (BSF) Inspector General Aditya Mishra on Friday stated that although the situation at the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir is a little tense, it is under control as the army has been effectively curtailing infiltration attempts by militants based in Pakistan.

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    Indian economy to be a USD 4-5 trn economy in 10-12 yrs: Jayant Sinha

    New Delhi: Stating its great time to invest in India, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha today said the Indian economy has potential to become a USD 4-5 trillion economy in the next 10-12 years. “You might not find a better opportunity to create
    wealth. It’s great time to invest in India…We are going to take India’s USD 2 trillion economy to USD 4-5 trillion economy in the next 10-12 years,” Sinha said at an event organised by the Indian Private and

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    RBI Dy Governer welcomes Airtel, Kotak Mahindra Bank tie-up

    Mumbai: Welcoming the tie-up between country’s largest mobile telephony player Bharati Airtel and Kotak Mahindra Bank for a payments bank, Reserve Bank of India deputy governor H R Khan has said such partnerships are crucial for the success of differentiated banks.

  • Arun Jaitley

     ‘India suffered because UPA practiced sadistic economy’: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi : In light of former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi while quitting the party, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday stated that India suffered in recent years due to the ‘sadistic’ economy practiced by the UPA government. “When whims overtake legal requirements, this becomes a textbook case of crony capitalism and this is exactly what the UPA government was practicing. The UPA was a practitioner of

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    SpiceJet plans to raise Rs 1,500 crore; Marans exit Board

    New Delhi: Low cost carrier SpiceJet, which is going through an ownership change, plans to raise Rs 1,500 crore by way of issuing securities and allotting non-convertible preference shares to Marans, its promoters, who will be exiting the company. The Board of SpiceJet, in its meeting on Thursday, has approved the entire 58.46 per cent stake sale of its promoter group, Marans, to Ajay Singh.

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    UNCTAD: India’s FDI increased by 26 percent in 2014

    New Delhi: The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has revealed that India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) for the year 2014 rose by around 26 percent to an estimated USD 35 billion. According to reports, the UNCTAD, in its ‘Global Investment Trade Monitor’ report, on Thursday stated that India has seen its maximum growth in the services sector, including waste management and information and communication.

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    Ceasefire violations have become a routine affair during BJP’s rule: Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress Party on Friday alleged that violations of the ceasefire agreement by Pakistani forces have become routine during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, stating that the Centre has failed to deal with Islamabad. “The ceasefire violation is a continuous thing that has been happening during Prime Minister Modi’s government. Inviting the Pakistan Prime Minister for the swearing-in ceremony and opening a new chapter, as they claim, in relations with

  • EC awareness campaign to target Metro, DTC commuters

    New Delhi: With an aim to encourage people to vote in February 7 Delhi polls, Election Commission will carry out an awareness campaign targeting commuters in Metro stations and buses of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)’s office will launch a campaign at all DMRC stations and trains as well as DTC’s buses across the national capital tomorrow.