Free Press Journal
  • M Venkaiah Naidu

    Govt committed to Land Ordinance, open to suggestions: Naidu

    Hyderabad: Asserting that the NDA government is committed to the Land Acquisition Ordinance, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said they are open to considering meaningful suggestions from Opposition on it. “As far as Land Acquisition Ordinance is concerned, the government is committed to this Ordinance. But, if meaningful suggestions come (from political parties), definitely they will be considered and we are there to protect the interests of farmers,” Naidu told reporters here.

  • Narendra Modi

    PDP-BJP govt. in J-K ‘historic’ opportunity to fulfil public aspirations: PM Modi

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir was a ‘historic’ opportunity to fulfill the aspirations of the people. “Witnessed the oath taking ceremony of Shri Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Congratulations and best wishes to him and his team,” tweeted the Prime Minister.

  • BJP-PDP must provide mature, efficient Govt. in J-K: Congress

    New Delhi:: The Congress Party on Sunday congratulated the BJP and the PDP for the formation of the new coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, adding that the two parties must provide a mature and efficient goevrnment in the state.

  • Kiran Bedi

    ‘Salute sagacity of BJP-PDP for coming together’, says Kiran Bedi

    New Delhi: BJP leader Kiran Bedi on Sunday saluted the sagacity of her party and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for coming together for the sake of the country’s integrity and unity. “We salute the sagacity of BJP+ PDP for coming together for sake of integrity and unity of India. Now stay on course and take d State forward,” Bedi tweeted.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Narendra Modi

    PDP-BJP Govt formed in Jammu and Kashmir

    Jammu: Ending 49-days of Governor rule, Jammu and Kashmir today got a new government with veteran PDP leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed taking oath as Chief Minister of a 25-member cabinet which marked the entry of BJP for the first time in the state government. 79-year-old Sayeed was administered oath of office and secrecy by Governor N N Vohra at Zorawar Stadium where the ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sworn-in as J-K chief minister

    Jammu: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was on Sunday sworn-in as the 12th chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir. He was administered the oath of office by Governor NN Vohra at the General Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu University.

  • Thirimanne, Sangakkara help Sri Lanka hammer England by 9 wickets

    Wellington: Lahiru Thirimanne (not out 139) and Kumar Sangakkara (not out 117) compiled graceful centuries to help Sri Lanka crush England by nine wickets in a World Cup Pool A game at the Westpac Stadium here on Sunday.

  • Life will be dear now, My Dear

    Mumbai :  Come April, your monthly bills are going to swell. The hike in service tax and education levy, which has been consolidated from from 12.36 per cent to 14 per cent, is going to impinge on your shopping, eating out, phone bills and purchase of property. Already, the Rail budget has jacked up freight charges for many consumables. And indications are that a ‘Swachh Bharat’ cess of two percent is also

  • Arun Jaitley

    Steps to nail black and benami assets

    New Delhi :  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday unveiled a slew of harsh steps to battle black money stashed abroad, including a new law that will entail rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years and a penalty of 300 percent for offenders.

  • On road to ‘ACHHE DIN’ without map

    New Delhi :  In his first full-fledged Budget for the Modi government, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has unveiled a blueprint for accelerating growth with a plan for macro-economic stability. He has also anchored several incremental reforms like promising to bring in the consolidated Goods and Services Tax in April 2016 and using the direct benefit transfer route for transferring subsidies in a leak-proof, well-targeted and cashless manner.

  • Gold

    Unlocking ‘idle’ gold

    Mumbai : The Finance Minister’s gold monetisation proposal has elicited much cheer in the market. Though stocks of gold in India are estimated to be over 20,000 tonnes, mostly this gold is neither traded, nor monetised. But the new scheme will allow the depositors of gold to earn interest in their metal accounts and the jewellers to obtain loans in their metal account. Banks/other dealers would also be able to monetize this

  • India overpower lightweight UAE

    Perth :  India virtually assured themselves of a quarterfinal berth in the World Cup after spanking minnows UAE by nine wickets, recording their third successive win with yet another flawless display, on Saturday.

  • Bowlers have stepped up: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Perth :  On a roll after three successive wins in the ongoing World Cup following on Saturday’s nine-wicket spanking of minnows UAE, India captain MS Dhoni said his “complete unit” has been doing well with consistent performances in all departments of the game.

  • Security net for all, fillip for Insurance

    New Delhi :  The Modi government, which had brought an Ordinance to hike foreign investment in insurance companies from 25 to 49 per cent, on Saturday announced a further push to insurance. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the Lok Sabha that the government will be ushering in a universal social security system at par with the Jan Dhan Yojana that brought 12.5 crore families into the banking system.

  • diesel petrol

    Post-budget blow: Petrol price hiked

    New Delhi :  Within hours of the budget being presented, the government owned oil companies announced a hike in diesel and petrol prices with effect from Sunday night. The increase in retail selling price of petrol is up by Rs 3.18 per litre and diesel by Rs 3.09 per litre.

  • 7-day long Bhagoriya begins in Nirmar region

    Jhabua : The 7 days long festival Bhagoriya was started on February 27. The preparations for the festival were commenced one week back.

  • We were outplayed: UAE skipper

    Perth :  United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir admitted that the Indian bowling attack led by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completely outplayed his side.

  • Unseasonal rain causes problems for farmers

    Sanwer :The unexpected raining in the Saturday evening left the area farmers worrisome since the ripen crops are still in fields. The raining started at 4:45 pm lasted till around 5:30 pm with lightening and storm may harm the ripen wheat and gram crops. The farmers said that due to rain the crop will loose shine and color. The weather became cold again and raining caused deep trouble to the people celebrating

  • I focussed on my basics: Ashwin

    Perth :  India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who was Man-of-the-Match in the World Cup Pool B match against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday, said he only aims to put in his best effort in every game without thinking about the results.