Free Press Journal
  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi greets people of Bangladesh on their Independence Day

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people of Bangladesh on their Independence Day. “Independence Day greetings to the people of Bangladesh, a Nation that has always been an enduring and important friend for India”, the Prime Minister said. President Pranab Mukherjee had also earlier extended his greetings on the eve of the People’s Republic’s National Day.

  • Railways to increase train reservation period

    New Delhi : The Indian Railways has decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period for booking of tickets in trains from the existing 60 days to 120 days. However, there will be no change in case of certain day time Express trains like Taj Express, Gomti Express and other special trains. There will also be no change in case of 360 days limit for foreign tourists. The revised norms will come into effect from April

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Venkaiah Naidu favours a share of GST revenue for urban local bodies

    New Delhi : Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu has favoured a share of GST (Goods and Services Tax) revenue for the municipalities across the country to ensure predictable and guaranteed flow of funds to enable them take up urban reconstruction initiatives. He expressed concern over the huge urban fiscal gap while addressing a ‘National Workshop on Governance, Administrative Reforms and Capacity Building’ here today. The Workshop was organized by the Indian Council

  • Sensex down

    Sensex plunges by 215 pts on F&O expiry, weak global cues

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex plummeted by 215 points to slip below the 28,000-level in early trade today as participants indulged in offloading positions in view of monthly expiry in the derivatives segment amidst weak global cues. The 30-share barometer, which had lost 624.55 points in the previous six sessions, dipped below the 28,000-mark by falling 215.03 points, or 0.76 per cent, to 27,896.80.

  • Rupee down

    Rupee falls 31 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee weakened by 31 paise to 62.64 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on month-end demand for the American currency from banks and importers. Forex dealers attributed the fall in the rupee to increased demand for the dollar from importers and a lower opening of the domestic equity market but the Greenback’s weakness against other currencies overseas, capped the rupee’s losses.

  • Australia, India

    Michael Clarke wins toss, Australia to bat in second WC semifinal

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat first against India in the second semifinal of the cricket World Cup at the SCG, here today. Both India and Australia have fielded unchanged sides.

  • India ready for pace, is Oz ready for spin?

    Sydney : India have not beaten Australia in any form of cricket in four months they have been Down Under. Does that count for anything in the context of the World Cup? It does not appear so seeing the unbeaten run of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men on their way to Thursday’s semi-final.

  • Shane Warne gives Aussies net practice

    Sydney : With the threat of in-form off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin looming large, Australian captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday summoned Shane Warne at the team’s nets ahead of their ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final clash against India.

  • Air waves net govt Rs 1.1 lakh crore

    New Delhi : The e-auction of radio frequency spectrum, or airwaves, for telecom operators concluded on Wednesday after 19 days and 115 rounds of rigorous bidding with officials placing the provisional estimate of commitments at Rs.109,874 crore — the highest ever.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Dear Rahul, na chitthi, na sandesh…

    Lucknow : The extended leave of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has led to another embarrassment for the party in his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi.

  • India votes to block gay rights at UN

    United Nations : India on Wednesday sent a message to the global community that it is a regressive nation and out of sync with the global trend on gay rights.

  • Mysterious death of MP Governor’s scam accused son

    Lucknow : The raging controversy over the infamous Vyapam recruitment scam is expected to snowball after the sudden death of Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav’s son Shailesh.

  • CAG frowns at ‘undue favours’ to Vadra deals

    Chandigarh : The CAG has blamed Haryana’s previous Con-gress government led by then Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for showing undue favours to Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in his multi-million rupee controversial land deal with realty giant DLF.

  • Navy plane crashes, two crew missing

    PANAJI: A Dornier surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy with three personnel on board crashed into the Arabian Sea off the coast of Goa on Tuesday night. One navy officer has been rescued, but the other two — including a woman officer whose husband is also in the navy — are still missing, officials said on Wednesday.

  • PM to visit France, Germany in April

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay official visits to France, Germany and Canada from April 9 to 16, the external affairs ministry said on Wednesday. This is part of Modi’s ‘Link West’ policy that will focus on investments and technological tie-ups. Modi’s first destination would be France from April 9 to 12, where he will have meetings with French President Francois Hollande. His second destination will be Germany from April

  • Autonomous institutions need freedom from Govt

    Indore : A study by Indian Institute of Management Indore on higher education in the State reveled that there is unwarranted interference of the State Government in autonomous institutions.

  • Women to get free driving licence from April 1

    Indore : It’s good news for women as they will not have to pay for getting a driving licence from April 1. The Transport Department has issued orders to all the Regional Transport Offices of the state and it will be implemented from the new fiscal.

  • IIMM to open branch in city, seeks support from DAVV

    Indore : With elite institutes like IIM and IIT already in Indore, Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM), which has nearly 45 branches and 18 chapters across the country, is also reportedly looking forward to open its branch in Indore.

  • Dist Admn order: No petro sans helmet

    Indore : Two-wheeler riders sans helmet would not get petrol from April 1. The district admn issued order in this regard on Wednesday. Action will be taken against petrol pump owners who defy the ban order. The Collector said that under the MP Motor Speed and High Speed Diesel Oil (License and Control) order 1980, petrol pump manager will ensure that only riders with proper helmets get petrol. If any pump dealer

  • Rs 2.2-cr collected by RTO in a single day

    Indore : Continuing the intense drive against vehicles plying sans registration and without depositing the tax, the RTO on Wednesday seized 260 vehicles. The RTO has collected Rs 2.20 crore on the day. The RTO started checking drive from more than 10 places in the city, including Vijay Nagar, Mhow Naka and Choithram Mandi.