Free Press Journal
  • First swine flu death in Dehradun

    Dehradun: Swine flu has claimed its first victim in the city this year with the death of a 50-year-old man at a private hospital here.

  • Kejriwal takes oath, promises to act against graft

    New Delhi: Capping a momentous election victory journey, Arvind Kejriwal was today sworn-in as Delhi Chief Minister along with six other ministers, and, in a first, decided not to keep any portfolio with himself. Four days after his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) crushed both the BJP and the Congress by winning 67 of the 70 Assembly seats, Kejriwal took oath of office in the presence of over a lakh people who packed the

  • Ram Vilas Paswan

    Manjhi includes Paswan in Mahadalit category

    Patna: Going ahead with his efforts to shower largesse, Bihar Cabinet today approved a politically sensitive proposal of including the Paswan caste in the ‘Mahadalit’ category.

  • Smriti Irani

    Cultural tolerance should be a key part of education: Irani

    New Delhi: Cultural tolerance and respect for women should be the key in educational models, HRD Minister Smriti Irani today said while strongly favouring imparting education that inculcates values and develops good character among students.

  • M Venkaiah Naidu

    Delhi poll timing wrong, not setback for Modi: Naidu

    Kolkata: Acknowledging the AAP’s landslide victory in the Delhi assembly polls, union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Saturday admitted that the timing of the election was a “tactical” mistake and the BJP must prepare itself for other parties coming together.

  • Kejriwal to make Delhi corruption-free, denounces arrogance 

    New Delhi: Sounding more mature and pragmatic in his second innings, AAP leader and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday vowed to make Delhi the country’s first corruption-free city and end “VIP culture” even as he warned party colleagues against “arrogance” after the AAP’s thumping victory.

  • Bihar cabinet approves pension scheme for journalists

    Patna: The Bihar cabinet today approved a pension scheme for journalists to provide them social security, an official said. “In a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, he has approved a pension scheme for journalists,” Principal Secretary (cabinet secretariat) B. Pradhan said here.

  • Aam aadmi crowds Ramlila as Kejriwal crowned as Delhi CM

    New Delhi: It was AAP all the way from Metro stations to bus stops to roads as streams of joyous supporters headed to the historic Ramlila Maidan where Arvind Kejriwal took oath today as the eighth chief minister of Delhi. For hundreds of AAP volunteers, who had toiled for the party not only in the recently held assembly elections but in the previous assembly and Lok Sabha polls too, the venue was like

  • Rajnath-Singh

    Rajnath asks NE insurgents to shun violence

    Agartala: On a visit to Chittagong Hill tracts areas along the Indo-Bangladesh border, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today termed insurgency as the biggest problem facing the Northeastern region and asked militants to shun violence.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal not to retain any portfolio: Manish Sisodia

    New Delhi: Manish Sisodia, who took charge as the deputy chief minister of Delhi earlier today, on Saturday said that he would be heading the departments which are yet to be allocated and added that Arvind Kejriwal will not be keeping any portfolio with him.

  • We will play with more intensity against Pakistan: Dhoni

    Adelaide: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the “high-voltage” match against Pakistan is bound to bring in “more intensity on the field” from the defending champions.

  • Vaiko meets Achuthanandan to drum up support against INO

    Aluva (Ker): MDMK General Secretary Vaiko today met CPI(M) Veteran and Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Assembly V S Achuthanandan to seek his support against the Centre’s proposed India-based Nutrino Research Centre in Tamil Nadu’s Theni District, bordering the state.

  • Abhishek Manu Singhvi

    Politics of revenge will backfire: Cong to AAP

    New Delhi: With the AAP making it clear that it will pursue allegations of corruption against ex-Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Congress today warned it that “politics of revenge” always backfires. “Those who practise politics of revenge have the voting public taking political revenge on them”, party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said in a series of tweets.

  • Australia hammer England by 111 runs

    Melbourne: Australia beat England by 111 runs on opening day of the Cricket World Cup at the MCG here today.

  • Indian man loses court bid to stay in UK

    London: A 40-year-old Indian national, who has been living in Britain illegally for nearly 18 years, has lost his latest court battle to stay on in the country and faces deportation back to India. The man, identified as “Mr Singh” in court documents, arrived in Britain from India in June, 1997 and claimed asylum.

  • Bahrain police fire tear gas as protests mark uprising

    Dubai: Bahraini police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of Shiite protesters who took to the streets today on the fourth anniversary of an uprising that deeply divided the key US ally. Police deployed heavily as men and women carrying Bahrain’s red and white flag alongside portraits of detained activists chanted “Down Hamad”, in reference to the Sunni king, witnesses said.

  • A.R Rahman’s nephew makes music debut

    Chennai: , nephew of double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, is making his musical debut with the Tamil single titled “Kannaley”, which was unveiled on Valentine’s Day Saturday.