Free Press Journal
  • BCCI

    CSA, CA chiefs invited for IPL final, to discuss CLT20

    New Delhi: The BCCI will discuss the fate of Champions League T20 with the Presidents of Cricket South Africa and Cricket Australia, who have been extended special invitations to watch the May 24 IPL final at the Eden Gardens.

  • Nitish Kumar

    IAS officers donate 1-day salary to help quake victims

    Patna: IAS officers in Bihar today donated their one-day salary to help the people hit by a series of quakes and aftreshocks in the state recently. A cheque of Rs 2,65,681 was handed over to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by president of Bihar IAS Association Vijay Prakash and secretary Vivek Singh, an official statement said. The Chief Minister appreciated their kind gesture and appealed to the officials of other services to follow suit. Kumar asked them to

  • Pranab Mukherjee

    President Mukherjee to address special session of Uttarakhand Assembly

    New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee will address the special session of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly in Dehradun on May 18. The President’s address will be a part of the two-day special session to be held on May 18 and 19. According to reports, the security arrangements have been tightened in the city in view of President Mukherjee’s visit.

  • RBI

    Dollar depreciation, RBI intervention leads to slower forex growth

    Mumbai: Depreciation in dollar value and intervention by the country’s apex bank to arrest the slide in rupee value led to a slower growth in India’s foreign exchange reserves in the week just ended.  According to the data furnished by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its weekly statistical supplement, India’s total foreign exchange reserves grew by $262.4 million to touch a new record high of $352.13 billion for the week

  • nick cannon and mariah carey

    Mariah Carey is an amazing person: Nick Cannon

    Los Angeles : Actor Nick Cannon says he isn’t trying to get attention by praising Mariah Carey and says the singer is an “amazing person”.

  • Manish Sisodia

    With Gamlin’s appointment, Jung has sidelined Delhi Government : Manish Sisodia

    New Delhi : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday accused Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung of ‘unconstitutionally’ appointing senior bureaucrat Shakuntala Gamlin as the acting Chief Secretary of the state government and said that he does not have any right to directly talk with any of the state government officials. “Yesterday, the BJP has tried to topple the elected government in Delhi through the LG. For the first time, it has happened

  • Nitin Gadkari, Rajya Sabha

    Laser technology to monitor nation’s road assets: Nitin Gadkari

    New Delhi : Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has launched an integrated data collection system for monitoring of national highways. The system will collect and maintain information of the nation’s road assets with the help of laser technology. Gadkari said the system will help to develop an accurate and scientific maintenance plan for national highways and also be helpful in finalizing road safety measures. “At present, we will have data from around 3000-kiolometers of

  • R K Pachauri

    Court to hear R K Pachauri’s plea to enter TERI office on May 21

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today adjourned for May 21, the hearing of TERI Director General R K Pachauri’s plea seeking permission to enter his office after the complainant submitted that she has filed a plea before High Court for cancellation of his anticipatory bail. Additional Sessions Judge Raj Kumar Tripathi said judicial propriety demands that the matter be heard only after the Delhi High Court decides plea for cancellation of anticipatory bail of accused.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi expresses gratitude to people, BJP colleagues on year in office

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday revisited his memories of May 16, 2014, when, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received a resounding mandate to form the government at the Centre. The Prime Minister took to Twitter to share his thoughts. “16th May…this day last year…great memories.” “The people’s faith in Government has increased & the world’s optimism about India & our growth is at an all-time high.” “Credit for this major shift

  • Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping

    BJP hails Narendra Modi’s ‘historic’ visit to China

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to China as ‘historic’, claiming that his one trip had achieved what the Congress party had failed to do for many years. “Prime Minister Modi has constantly maintained that the people-to-people contact between India and China needs to increase as more than a third of the global population live in these two countries. It is only by coming closer

  • Shakuntala Gamlin

    Appointing Shakuntala Gamlin as Chief Secretary unconstitutional

    New Delhi: Former Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) secretary Ashish Joshi on Saturday termed Shakuntala Gamlin’s appointment as Delhi Chief Secretary by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung as ‘unconstitutional’, adding that the tarnished image of a civil servant questions the efficiency of bureaucracy as an institution.

  • Fuel price hike

    Fuel price hike: Centre has failed at economic management, says Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress party on Saturday accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre of failing at economic management and questioned the promise of ‘acche din’ to the people of the country. The grand old party was reacting to the steep hike in fuel prices, the second in May. “In the May 2008, when crude oil prices were almost touching 140 USD a barrel, the UPA government was compelled to

  • CCTV

    Mumbai to install 6,000 CCTV cameras by 2016

    Mumbai : The Maharashtra government has stated that it shall install over 6,000 CCTV cameras in Mumbai over a period of one year in order to beef up security in the city. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government, after coming into power in 2014, formed a high-power committee for the project. The city has been divided into two zones, with work in the south zone, which will have 1,400 cameras, to be completed

  • Jayalalithaa

    Suicides after Jaya sentence: AIADMK gives Rs 7 cr to families

    Chennai: AIADMK today said that it has disbursed over Rs 7 crore as relief to families of 244 persons who died allegedly by committing suicide following Jayaalithaa’s conviction in a graft case by a lower court last year. The AIADMK supremo was subsequently acquitted by the Karnataka High Court on May 11. “So far, Rs 7.32 crore has been given away to families of 244 persons who committed suicide and Rs two lakh to

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal asks Gamlin not to take charge as acting Chief Secy

    New Delhi: The confrontation between Delhi Lt Governor and the AAP government today intensified with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking senior bureaucrat Shakuntala Gamlin to not take charge as acting Chief Secretary of the city,a day after she was appointed to the post by Jung. A senior Delhi government official said that in his letter to Gamlin, Kejriwal has said that her appointment is against the set rule. In view of this, she should not

  • Deepika in piku

    People want to adopt me: Deepika Padukone on ‘Piku’ success

    Mumbai : Her act as a selfless daughter, who spends more time listening to her father’s constipation tales than on her professional or marital pursuits in “Piku”, has garnered an “overwhelming” response for actress Deepika Padukone. But the most heartening has been the response from people who have expressed a wish to “adopt” her.