Free Press Journal
  • 9 policemen suspended for dereliction of duty

    Lakhimpur: Nine policemen have been suspended on charges of dereliction of duty, a senior officer said here. “Two head constables and seven constables were reported to be absent from their duties for the past several months without any leave or intimation at their stations,” Superintendent of Police Arvind Sen Yadav said. The suspended policemen were posted at different police stations.

  • Narendra Modi

    Delhi polls: PM Narendra Modi to address rally in Karkardooma today

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally on Saturday in east Delhi’s Karkardooma, as part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ongoing election campaign in the city. According to reports, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also roped in as many as 120 Members of Parliament to address over 250 public meetings in the national capital. The BJP is also posing five questions everyday to its arch-rival Aam Aadmi Party

  • 2 BSF personnel injured in attack by smugglers

    Malda (WB): Two BSF personnel were critically injured after they were attacked by a group of smugglers on the Indo-Bangla border near here, BSF sources said today. Ghulam Rasool (35) and Harinder Singh (27) of the 125 battalion were on patrol duty last night at Mirik Sultanpur under Kalichak police station on the border when they intercepted about 30 smugglers trying to smuggle out bottles of cough syrup to Bangladesh, the sources said.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    People worried about discrepancies in EVMs, says Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said people are worried about discrepancies in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), adding that his party had sought time from the Election Commission to know what procedure must be followed in such a scenario. People worried about EVMs. While voting, if u press “A” party but light against “B” party lit, what should you do?” tweeted Kejriwal.

  • Trains, Fog

    Cold wave persists in Delhi,fog disrupts schedule of 17 trains

    New Delhi: Delhi residents woke up to another chilly morning today with icy winds sweeping across the city and fog disrupting the schedule of 17 trains. The minimum temperature recorded this morning was 7.2 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal, a MeT official said. The visibility recorded at 8.30 AM was 800 metres and the humidity levels oscillated between 42 and 76 per cent. According to a Northern Railway official, 17 north-bound trains including Mahabodhi

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Devendra Fadnavis sanctions Business District for Thane on lines of BKC

    Thane: Close on the heels of the plush Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai, the Maharashtra government has decided to set up a Central Business District (CBD) in Thane. In an official release here, Guardian Minister of Thane Eknath Shinde said that following persistent demands by elected representatives of Thane to undertake various development projects in the district on priority, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was urged to sanction one more business district in the MMR

  • liquor bottles seized

    Over 5000 liquor bottles seized ahead of Delhi polls

    New Delhi: Election Commission officials seized 5,964 bottles of illicit liquor from a godown allegedly owned by AAP’s Uttam Nagar candidate Naresh Balyan last night. “A total of 5964 bottles (4473 litres) of Haryana-made liquor was seized from a godown by flying squad and police in a late night joint-operation,” said a senior EC official. As per initial investigations, the godown belonged to AAP’s candidate Balyan, but they are yet to ascertain the ownership of the godown located

  • Agni-5

    Agni-5 successfully test-fired

    Balasore (Odisha): India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Agni-5’, which has a strike range of over 5000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne, from Wheeler’s Island off Odisha coast. The three stage, solid propellant “missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher from the launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 8.06 hours,” ITR Director M V K V Prasad said.

  • Maharashtra Government approves trials for GM food

    New Delhi : The Maharashtra government has given permission for field trials in some crops in genetically modified (GM) lines of rice, chickpeas, maize, brinjal and cotton. As per reports, state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the government won’t take any further steps only after closely monitoring and waiting for the results of these trials. Fadnavis also stated that the decision was based on the recommendations of a state-level committee, headed by Anil Kakodkar,

  • Jayanthi Natarajan

    Under-pressure Jayanthi Natarajan claims she stopped mining in Goa

    Panaji: Former union minister for environment and forests in the erstwhile UPA government Jayanthi Natarajan Friday became the second senior politician to claim credit for the closure of Goa’s tainted, multi-billon dollar iron ore mining industry, after former chief minister Manohar Parrikar. Natarajan, who made a stormy exit from the party Friday, said in an interview to a leading news channel, late yesterday (Friday), that in 2012 she suspended environment clearances (ECs) to all

  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy

    Strategic partnerships big step to scale skilling initiatives in India

    New Delhi : Minister of State Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that strategic partnerships with organisations that express deep interest to promote entrepreneurship and encourage skill development initiatives in India is a big step towards scaling skilling initiatives in India.

  • 35th National Games: PM Narendra Modi gives best wishes to all athletes

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday gave his best wishes to all the athletes participating in the 35th National Games that commence today in Kerala. “My best wishes to all athletes participating in the 35th National Games that commence today in Kerala,” the Prime Minister said. The 35th National Games will start today at the Green Field Stadium in Kerala with master blaster Sachin Tendulkar as the chief guest.

  • Independent candidate shot at, hurt

    Indore : A day before the civic body elections, an independent candidate was shot at and injured by two unidentified miscreants. The incident occurred on Friday under MIG police circle. The shooters allegedly called the victim outside his office to meet them, then shot him and fled the spot.

  • Jayanthi mouthing lines of her political bosses: Cong

    New Delhi :  The Congress on Friday raised questions about the timing of Jayanthi Natarajan’s resignation and asserted that she was only trying to save her own skin, as there were serious corruption charges that had led to her removal from the then UPA Government.

  • Not Jayanthi Tax, It was Rahul’s Axe

    New Delhi :  It is seldom that the Congress ‘Yuvraj’ is put in the pillory: but with the party almost rudderless, Rahul Gandhi’s detractors are coming out of the woodwork and speaking up on issues on which they had maintained a stupefying silence earlier.

  • Three violences, several injured

    Indore : Indore civic elections are taking violent turn with candidates, their supporters and campaigners being attacked. So far three incidents of such violence have been reported under three police circles which resulted in injuries to at least half-a-dozen persons.

  • Some hope for Campa Cola residents

    Mumbai :  The Supreme Court on Friday lobbed the ball in the Campa Cola building case in the state government’s court by directing it to consider the residents’ plea for regularization of the illegal floors within the four corners of law.

  • India big flop in OZ World Cup dress rehearsal

    Perth: In what was being touted as the dress rehearsal for the World Cup, India miserably failed to reach the tri-series final Down Under as they lost the virtual semi-final by three wickets to England at the WACA here on Friday. England will now play the final against hosts Australia here on Sunday.

  • Nearly 90% colleges under DAVV lack NAAC accreditation

    Indore : Colleges affiliated to the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya continues to overlook ‘mandatory accreditation regulation’ despite the University Grants Commission (UGC)’s warning of discontinuing their development grants if they were not accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

  • Voters’ expectations…

    Indore : Backbone of any developing county is its youth and they play a major role in selecting the government. The city will go to polls on Saturday to selects its mayor and the civic body. Free Press tried to sense their preferences on the eve of the voting and following are some of the expectations and preferences of the youth.