Free Press Journal
  • Kejri Mantra: Relax, ‘Chill’ For 2 Days

    For once, the man tipped to be the next Delhi CM by exit polls, put his duties as a husband and a father first as he spent most of the day in the company of his wife, son and parents (more…)

  • AAP vote share surges, nosedives for BJP, Cong

    New Delhi : The popularity of Aam Aadi Party and its chief Arvind Kejriwal appears to be on constant rise. If the poll predictions are to be believed, then the muffler man will sit on the Delhi’s political throne with a massive number of seats and vote percentage.

  • Third-party motor cover has industry in tizzy

    Mumbai : The new provision in the Insurance Ordinance making third-party motor cover mandatory has put the major general insurer players in a quandary as the move would increase their underwriting losses, prompting them to seek a hefty hike in the premium payout.

  • BJP sure of victory

    New Delhi : The BJP’s Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay on Sunday said the party will win by a comfortable majority in the Delhi assembly election under the leadership of Kiran Bedi. Upadhyay said the party will form the next government in Delhi.

  • Kosamattam Finance NCD offer– Risky bet

    Kosamattam Finance, a NBFC primarily engaged in gold loan business, is coming out with its fourth debt offer since April 2014 and has joined the list of frequent debt-market visiting company.

  • Filing tax return: Key is to start early

    With the financial year fast drawing to a close and the Union Budget round the corner, investors have started preparing for FY 2015-16 (of course after considering the proposals of the Budget). However, an issue that seems to be causing an increased amount of anxiety amongst taxpayers is the fact that the interest rate on PPF is no longer fixed. It will change from year to year. Though the current rate is

  • Loss or win, will take responsibility: Kiran

    New Delhi : In an attempt to distance PM Narendra Modi from the likely defeat of the BJP in the New Delhi polls, its chef ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Sunday said she would take the full responsibility for the party’s showing.

  • Community feast held

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam led a community feast organised in 309 temples in the State to  mark the 46th death anniversary of late Chief Minister  C N Annadurai on February 3. Panneerselvam participated  in special prayers and the community feast arranged at Maruntheeswarar temple.

  • A muffler versus suit battle

    Sartorial preferences have always defined contests between public figures. Thus the hand spun khadi dhoti of the half- clad Mahatma Gandhi was pitted against the well-stitched Saville Row suits of the well-dressed Qaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. There have been other contrasts, but none perhaps so striking as the recent one between the muffler man Arvind Kejriwal and the trendily well-dressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has made global headlines with his Rs.10

  • AAP prepares for results day

    New Delhi : Top AAP leadership on Sunday deliberated on the possible political scenario besides analysing the party’s performance in the Delhi Assembly polls. The party’s Campaign Committee took stock of the possible political scenario once the results are announced on Tuesday, a party leader said. “It was a general preparatory meeting. The meeting analysed the elections, took stock of the situation and micromanagement of polling booths at the grassroots level during the

  • Govt to set up railway SPV

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam communicated to the Central  Government saying the State would be prepared to sign a MOU to set up a Special Purpose  Vehicle (SPV) to promote three railway projects proposed in the Madurai-Tuticorin Industrial Corridor.  He said this in response to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s invitation to partner with the Indian Railways to form the SPV for raising funds for development of the rail network

  • Rate cartel: RBI must drop hint

    Governor Raghuram Rajan set out the Sixth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy for 2014-15 on February 3, 2015. Since the Reserve Bank of India had taken policy action on January 15, 2015, it was expected that the policy statement would be a mere narration of the current situation. What has surprised all is that the Policy Statement is far-reaching and not only covers monetary policy, but also Development and Regulatory issues.

  • Maken worried about poor show

    New Delhi : Ajay Maken, who led the Congress poll campaign for the Delhi assembly election, Sunday said the exit polls cannot be dismissed and if the forecast about the party’s performance comes out correct, it will be a matter of concern. “We cannot dismiss the exit polls. If these turn out to be true, it will be a matter of concern for us,” Maken said.

  • Steps to be taken to prevent Swine Flu

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Health Department will set up awareness cum counselling centres at the Chennai airport and railway stations to help those going to other States and those coming from other States to prevent the spread of swine flu and dengue fever.  An official release said similar awareness centres have been established in all Government medical colleges, primary health centres and general hospitals.

  • Assembly Session from Feb 17

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly will meet from February 17 with the customary address of Governor K Rosaiah. This would be the first session of the Assembly this year. An official release said the Business Advisory Committee will decide the duration of the session. It is expected that the Governor would give an outline of the State Government’s policies on various issues and make important announcements. Meanwhile, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam

  • ‘Aadhar’ is must for post matric scholarship for ST/OBC/ Minority students

    Bhubaneswar:  Seeding of Adhar number to the Bank Account of the beneficiary has been made mandatory to avail Post Matric Scholarship. All eligible ST/SC/OBC/Minority students studying at Post-Matriculation or Post-Secondary stages has to update the Bank Account who have applied for Post Matric Scholarship by seeding their Aadhar number at student level/institute level. The students have been asked to complete the process before 5th February 2015.

  • Furniture stolen from Tardeo RTO

    Mumbai: The Regional Transport Office (RTO) which is the custodian of road safety is dealing with safety issues itself. Its Tardeo office which deals with vehicular movement of the island city has reported several cases equipment theft over the past six months. There have been five cases of theft of computer monitors along with tube lights, fans reported from the office premises spread across six acres. An official from the RTO said,

  • Uncertainty in Bihar

    The drama in Bihar is being played out to a familiar script. Last May, Jitan Ram Manjhi was nominated chief minister by Nitish Kumar following the abject failure of the Janata Dal (U) in the Lok Sabha poll. Kumar picked Manjhi, a member of the Most Backward Caste, for the CM’s post, hoping it would help him win them back from the BJP. Modi’s grand success in the Lok Sabha poll had