Free Press Journal
  • Pachauri hospitalized

    New Delhi: Environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, who is facing charges of sexual harassment, was Wednesday admitted to a hospital here, a source said. “Yes, he (Pachauri) has been hospitalized,” they added. Pachauri stepped down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) following a complaint of alleged sexual harassment.

  • Committed for all round development: Rajasthan Governor

    Jaipur: Hailing Raje government’s plans and achievements in last one year, the Rajasthan Governor Kalayan Singh today said the government was committed for all round development of the state. Besides development, Rajasthan has set up a mile stone by making education mandatory for contestants in Panchayat Raj elections which went very peacefully the Governor said in his address on the opening day of the budget session of the state assembly here.

  • M Venkaiah Naidu

    Govt ready to go the extra mile on land Ordinance: Naidu

    New Delhi: Faced with fierce attack on the land acquisition ordinance, government today said it was ready to deliberate on opposition suggestions and “go the extra mile” to prevent any injustice to farmers and to strengthen their hands. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu also said in Lok Sabha that the Ordinance was brought “in the need of emergency” as it was important to kick start the economy which was facing a “developmental

  • Congress launches ‘Zameen Waapsi Aandolan’ in Delhi

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Wednesday cornered the Centre on the Land Acquisition Ordinance and began a ‘Zameen Waapsi Aandolan’ protest at the Jantar Mantar here highlighting that the government’s move is anti-farmers. “Yeh ek zameen waapsi aandolan hain, ghar waapsi sarkaar ke khilaaf. (This is a protest of bringing back the land against the government which campaigns for home coming)” said Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.

  • Power tariff to go down by 50% in Delhi

    New Delhi: Fulfiling two major poll promises, the AAP government today announced a 50 per cent subsidy on monthly power consumption of up to 400 units and 20,000 litres of free water per month to all households that would cost the exchequer around Rs 1,670 crore annually.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal meets CAG on audit of discoms

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today met Comptroller and Auditor General Shashi Kant Sharma and discussed the status of scrutiny of finances of the private power distribution companies by the auditor which was ordered by the AAP government during its first stint. Sources said Kejriwal conveyed to Sharma his government’s view on the CAG audit of the finances of the discoms and its plans to review the electricity tariff after the

  • PIL for CBI inquiry into AIIMS graft: HC seeks Centre’s reply

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court toda issued notice to Union Health Minister J P Nadda on a PIL seeking CBI inquiry into various cases of alleged irregularities and corruption in AIIMS raised by then Chief Vigilance Officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw also issued notice to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Central Vigilance Commission (CVC),

  • Budget 2015

    Rail Budget: Improved facilities, safety, hygiene on passengers’ wish list

    New Delhi: Passengers across the country have been demanding improved facilities at higher fare ahead of the presentation of Rail Budget 2015-16 in the Parliament. Among their wish lists are improved facilities, passengers’ safety, hygiene in the railway compartments and strict adherence to train timings.

  • Suresh Prabhu

    Rail Minister hints hike in rail fares and freight rates

    New Delhi: With Railway finances under terrible strain, all eyes will be focused on whether Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will hike the fares and freight rates in the Rail Budget tomorrow which may contain proposals for ‘Make in India’ initiatives besides enhancing safety and security. Minister of State for Railway Manoj Sinha had earlier ruled out a reduction in fares in the context of lowering of diesel rates but Prabhu is expected to

  • Cigarettes kill two in every three smokers: Study

    Melbourne: Up to two in every three smokers would die from their habit if they continue to smoke, warns a large Australian study of more than 200,000 people. Compared with non-smokers, smoking 10 cigarettes a day doubles the risk of dying and smoking one pack a day increases the risk four to five-fold, the findings showed.

  • hillary

    Clinton says she would push problem-solving if she runs

    Santa Clara (US): Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that if she decides to seek the White House again she would try to encourage Republicans and Democrats to solve problems. Clinton, the leading Democratic contender should she run, referred to her likely presidential campaign in hypothetical terms during an interview on stage at a women’s conference in Silicon Valley.

  • Ram Naresh Yadav

    MP governor Ram Naresh Yadav resigns

    Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav tendered his resignation after the Union home ministry asked Yadav to step down after he was named in an exam scam in the state.

  • Mohan Bhagwat

    Shiv Sena hails RSS chief for Mother Teresa remarks

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has patted Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat for his remarks on Nobel laureate Mother Teresa terming them as a “national service”.

  • Injured Jeevan Mendis ruled out of WC

    Wellington: Sri Lankan all-rounder Jeevan Mendis has been ruled out of the World Cup with a hamstring injury on Wednesday and will be replaced by seasoned batman Upal Tharanga in the squad.

  • Anwar’s maiden ODI ton propels UAE to 276/9 against Ireland

    Brisbane: Little-known Shaiman Anwar became the first UAE batsman to notch up a World Cup hundred as the Asian minnows punched above their weight to post a commendable 276 for nine against European giant-killers Ireland in their pool B ODI cricket match here today. Electing to bowl after winning the toss, the Irish kept it tight for most part of the match and had the UAE tied up in knots before the 35-year-old

  • Sonia Gandhi congratulates L K Advani on 50th wedding anniversary

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi today congratulated L K Advani on his 50th wedding anniversary, saying it was also a “special day” for her as it was on this day 47 years ago that she got married to Rajiv Gandhi. “On the auspicious occasion of your 50th wedding anniversary, I send my warm felicitations to you and Mrs Kamala Advani. Over half-a-century you have enjoyed a close companionship, giving strength and support to each other through all life’s ups and downs and that is

  • Sri Lanka’s Mathews wary of Bangladesh

    Melbourne: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews is not taking Bangladesh lightly in World Cup clash despite a superior record, saying he expects a tough game against the South Asian rivals. “This will be a pressure match for all of us,” Mathews said of the Pool A encounter at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. “It will certainly be a tough game. Bangladesh have performed well in the recent past. They have a good set

  • Narendra Modi

    Co-operative federalism a challenge to states

    True to its promise of devolving more powers on states, the Narendra Modi government’s rare alacrity in accepting the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission to enhance the share of states in the Central allocation of funds from the current 32 per cent to 42 per cent is a decisive and bold initiative.

  • Chris Gayle double ton

    Age definitely catching up on him: Chris Gayle

    Johannesburg: West Indies opener Christ Gayle has claimed that age is definitely catching up on him, after he became the first batsman to score a World Cup double ton in their clash against Zimbabwe on.