Free Press Journal
  • ‘GDP forecast not in sync with tax collection, credit growth’

    New Delhi: Raising questions about the new methodology pushing up the GDP forecast to 7.4 per cent for the current fiscal, economists have said it is not in sync with key parameters such as tax collections and credit growth.

  • India Sensex

    Sensex gains 126 points; bank stocks rise

    Mumbai: A day after it fell 491 points due to negative global cues and uncertainty over the Delhi assembly election results, a benchmark index of the Indian equities markets closed Tuesday’s trade 126 points or 0.45 percent up.

  • South Africa slowly building up momentum: Du Plessis

    Christchurch :  South African batsman Faf du Plessis Tuesday said they are slowly building up intensity ahead of their opening match of the World Cup against Zimbabwe in Hamilton Sunday.

  • Amrita, Ansu register wins in tennis 

    Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) Local talent and top seed Amrita Mukherjee breezed past qualifier Disha Satish Agarwal in the opening round of the women’s singles draw at the ongoing Central Excise Open AITA Grass Court Tennis Championships here Tuesday.

  • India is a far superior side than Pakistan: Irfan

    New Delhi: Having played a stellar role many a time in India-Pakistan clashes, all-rounder Irfan Pathan feels that the defending champions have a far superior unit and will do well against the arch-rivals in the high-voltage opening World Cup encounter on February 15 in Adelaide.

  • Mumbai to host Ranji Trophy final

    Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Mumbai will host the final of the Ranji Trophy March 8-12. The semi-finals of the country’s top-tier domestic cricket tournament will be played in Bengaluru and Kolkata from Feb 25 to March 1, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement Tuesday.  Following the end of the league phase, the quarter-finals will be played Feb 16-20 at Indore, Cuttack, Jaipur and

  • Narendra Modi

    BJP’s Delhi debacle a personal defeat for Modi?

    New Delhi: He campaigned like a local leader, handpicked his own chief ministerial candidate for Delhi and made it a personal referendum on his leadership. Yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not halt the AAP juggernaut in these assembly polls and in the process lost his first election since his winning streak began with the Gujarat assembly polls in 2002.

  • Sisodia trounces Binny from Patparganj

    New Delhi: Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia today triumphed over his former colleague Vinod Kumar Binny by a margin of over 28,000 votes in the high-stakes Patparganj. In an impressive show of strength, the AAP leader recaptured the crucial seat, more than doubling the margin of victory in 2013 polls.

  • Ram Gopal Yadav

    BJP’s false promises exposed: SP on Delhi poll results

    Firozabad/Lakhimpur Kheri: Targeting BJP over its humiliating defeat in the Delhi Assembly polls, the Samajwadi Party today said the mood across the country was changing as people have realised that the saffron party is only good at making false promises.

  • Mr ‘Anarchist’ turns into to a ‘pragmatic idealist’

    New Delhi: It will be long debated in political circles whether Arvind Kejriwal’s image as a political non-conformist was carefully co nstructed, or it was a product of his own dystopian reality. Possibly both, but Kejriwal’s real success lies in his ability to successfully get out of this straitjacket ‘anarchist’ groove, rise above the political stereotype and convince the cynical electorate that he was a beacon of hope and honesty. Ironically, in

  • Bedi ‘apologises’ for not living up to party’s expectations

    New Delhi: A crestfallen BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, who herself suffered a shocking defeat from party’s traditional bastion Krishna Nagar, today sought forgiveness from the party and workers for not living up to their expectations.

  • Kiran Bedi

    Bedi an outsider to Krishna Nagar, says winning AAP candidate

    New Delhi: Having got the better of his more fancied opponent in the BJP stronghold of Krishna Nagar, Aam Aadmi Party’s SK Bagga said that the saffron party’s chief ministerial nominee, Kiran Bedi, was an outsider to the constituency. “I was confident of winning from day one. I belong to the area of Krishna Nagar, but Bedi was an outsider. This is a victory of the common man and not any particular

  • Kiran Bedi

    Bedi puts both her feet in her mouth

    New Delhi: Some people are just not cut out for politics: they may be sincere, honest, upright and all that rot, but they cannot tread through what is often a political minefield during elections without tripping like Inspector Jacques Clouseau, the bumbling French detective of Pink Panther series.

  • Delhi Hurricane: 3 Reasons Why BJP Lost & AAP Won

    So, finally, the juggernaut of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has been stopped by Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi.

  • Nitish Kumar congratulates Arvind Kejriwal

    Patna: Former chief minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar on Tuesday congratulated Arvind Kejriwal for sweeping victory in Delhi assembly elections.Nitish said like Delhi,BJP will meet the same fate in Bihar assembly elections too as Delhi results have set the trends. Nitish alleged Kejriwal won despite personal hatrated campaign of the prime minister, abuse of money power against the BJP.”It is big swing since the last Lok Sabha elections in delhi”,he said. Nitish alleged BJP was playing a dirty game

  • Kejriwal: ‘Anarchist’ turns into to a ‘pragmatic idealist’

    New Delhi: It will be long debated in political circles whether Arvind Kejriwal’s image as a political non-conformist was carefully constructed, or it was a product of his own dystopian reality. Possibly both, but Kejriwal’s real success
    lies in his ability to successfully get out of this straitjacket ‘anarchist’ groove, rise above the political stereotype and convince the cynical electorate that he was a beacon of hope and honesty. Ironically, in the process, he has come to be

  • Narendra Modi

    Arrogance, poor strategy BJP’s Achilles heel

    New Delhi: The comprehensive drubbing that the Aam Aadmi Party has handed out to the BJP and the Congress in the Delhi assembly elections is mind-boggling. Naturally, several factors have contributed to the result and it would be foolhardy for both parties to find scapegoats for their crushing defeats.

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    Poll mandate against offensive, negative politics: AAP

    New Delhi:  AAP today described its electoral win in Delhi as a “victory of honesty” and said the mandate was against “ignorant, offensive and negative politics”. Urging the supporters to maintain restraint, the AAP leaders said the party will not leave its “decency” and will not tease those who lost.

  • Exit polls got it wrong in Delhi

    New Delhi: The exit polls were way off the mark in the Delhi assembly election, with trends Tuesday indicating that the AAP has swept through the national capital and was set to win about 60 seats. To their credit, exit polls did show Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was going to return to power in Delhi.