Free Press Journal
  • TMC to take out rally against BJP’s land policy

    Kolkata: Upping the ante against the land policy of the BJP government, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is all set to take out a rally against the land policy on April 8. “We will take out a rally here against the draconian land policy on April 8,” TMC leader and state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee told PTI.

  • SAARC countries take part in cultural fair in Delhi

    New Delhi: Cultural troupes of eight SAARC nations participated in a four-day-long fair aimed at empowering artisans and performers. The South Asian Festival titled the ‘SASIAN Journey’ was held in Delhi.

  • VHP to approach Calcutta HC over Togadia ban

    Kolkata: The VHP said it will approach the Calcutta High Court against the Mamata Banerjee government issuing prohibitory orders to ban the entry of VHP leader Praveen Togadia into West Bengal.

  • Brett Lee took time off commentary to dance in film

    Los Angeles: Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who is making his acting debut with “UnIndian”, took time off his cricket World Cup commentary to shoot a dramatic dance sequence for the upcoming cross-cultural film, the shooting of which was wrapped up.

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    Super typhoon weakens after entering Philippines

    Manila: A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has weakened after entering Philippine waters and is expected to further lose strength as it approaches the country’s northeastern coast. Esperanza Cayanan, an official of the government’s weather bureau, said as of this morning Typhoon Maysak was 915 kilometres northeast of Borongan city, packing winds of 175 kilometres per hour and gusts of up to

  • Arun Jaitley

    RBI’s professionalism has served India well: Jaitley

    Mumbai: Lauding the efforts of the Reserve Bank in improving macro-economic conditions in last eight decades, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the central bank’s professionalism has served the country well. “Starting from 1935 till today, a large part of the country’s sovereign functions rests on shoulders of the RBI. From management of the country’s monetary policy, inflation, rates… (to) banking sector regulator, manager of public debt…

  • Boris Nemtsov

    Boris Nemtsov killing: Suspect claims was tortured, forced to confess murdering Putin’s rival

    Washington  : A man charged with the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has reportedly told the court that he was tortured and forced to confess the crime. Zaur Dadaev claimed that he had been abducted on March 5 by unknown men and did not know where he was being kept. He said that before he was arrested on March 7, he was beaten and told what to say and how to

  • RBI

    RBI unlikely to change repo rate at policy review

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is widely expected to leave the repo rate, at which it lends to commercial banks, unchanged at 7.50 percent at its first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the new fiscal on Tuesday.

  • Right time for talks on India-EU free trade pact: Kher

    New Delhi: It is the right time for European Union to resume negotiations for the free trade pact from the point where they were left in 2013, but if EU is “more ambitious”, then there might be “some reservations”, a top Indian official said today. “What is the point at which EU will feel satisfied? In our perspective, we have already arrived at that point and EU should (also) feel satisfied. If EU

  • Set concrete targets for financial inclusion: Modi

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the Reserve Bank of India to encourage financial institutions to set concrete targets for financial inclusion over the next 20 years.

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    Nudge staff to give up LPG subsidy: PM to banks, corporates

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked banks and industrial houses to nudge their employees to give up subsidised LPG, saying if one crore people surrender it, an equal number of poor families would get the benefit of this clean energy. Modi had recently launched ‘Give It Up’ campaign, asking well-off people to surrender their LPG subsidy. Addressing the 80th anniversary of the Reserve Bank here, he said so far about two lakh

  • Delhi Metro

    ‘Leakage’ in Railways must be plugged

     A shocking revelation made by the man behind the Delhi metro, E. Sreedharan, that cartels in procurement loot the Indian Railways of Rs 10,000 crore a year should make one of the world’s largest employers sit up and take immediate remedial action.

  • Raj Babbar

    I am ready to bear charges of your psychological treatment: Raj Babbar to Giriraj

    New Delhi: Outraged by Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh’s ‘white-skinned’ remark on Sonia Gandhi, Congress leader Raj Babbar on Thursday offered to bear the charges for the BJP leader’s treatment in any mental asylum in the country.

  • Giriraj Singh

    BJP downplays Giriraj Singh’s ‘white skinned’ racist remarks

    New Delhi: Attempting to downplay Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh’s ‘white skinned’ remark on Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the party MP from Bihar has expressed regret over his statement.

  • I prefer to ignore such narrow minded people: Sonia or Giriraj Singh

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday refused to express her opinion on Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and BJP leader Giriraj Singh’s ‘white-skinned’ remark, saying she did not want to comment on a ‘narrow mindset’.

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Conduct fresh surveys to assess farmers losses and compensate accordingly: Sonia

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today took up the cause of farmers of Uttar Pradesh who have been hit by the recent unseasonal rains, saying a fresh survey needs to be done to assess the losses and compensation be paid accordingly. Gandhi wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying that during her recent visit to Rae Bareli she had seen for herself the extent of damage to the

  • Ashok Khemka

    Ashok Khemka terms his transfer as ‘painful’ in twitter

    Chandigarh: A day after he was abruptly transferred by the Haryana’s BJP government headed by Manohar Lal Khattar, senior Haryana cadre IAS officer Ashok Khemka Thursday tweeted that the action was “painful”.

  • Congress

    Congress protest against Giriraj Singh’s “racist” remarks

    Bengaluru: Congress and NSUI workers today staged a protest here, demanding dismissal of Union Minister Giriraj Singh for his “racist” and “distasteful” remarks against party President Sonia Gandhi. Singh had kicked up a major row with his remarks, wondering if Congress would have accepted Gandhi’s leadership if she was not white-skinned.