Free Press Journal
  • Glitches in fight against saffron party in Bihar

    NEW DELHI :  With the Janata Parivar merger at the national level turning out to be a mirage, Bihar is witnessing glitches in unity of the Janata Dal (U) led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of former CM Lalu Prasad despite their repeated resolve to fight the saffron party together.

  • We have left AAP shadow behind, says Yogendra, Bhushan

    Allahabad :  Asserting that they have “left the shadow of AAP behind”, its expelled founding leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who have regrouped under the banner of ‘Swaraj Abhiyan’, on Saturday said that their “fight against corruption and policies which are leading to skewed employment generation and agrarian crisis” would continue.

  • Bridging the huge gap  between digital haves & have-nots is our goal – Ravishankar Prasad

    He is a well known lawyer but was a hands-on minister for Information and Broadcasting in the Atal Behari Vajpayee govt. Today, he runs the Telecom and IT ministry which figures at the top in Prime Minister Narendra Modi”s vision of a new India. While this has notched up his position in the cabinet, it has also made his job that much more challenging. On the eve of World Telecom Day, Minister

  • Antony talks of graft, sparks factional feud

    Thiruvananthapuram :  Veteran Congress leader A K Antony’s comments on the growing corruption have fuelled a factional feud in the Congress Party that heads the ruling United Democratic (UDF) in Kerala.

  • Modi vs Manmohan: Both global roamers

    New Delhi :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is executing his “fast-track diplomacy” -as his government calls it – with gusto: Including his current China visit, he will have been abroad for 53 of 365 days in 17 countries during his first year as prime minister.

  • Bank of China to start Mumbai operations soon

    Mumbai : Bank of China to start opera-tions from Mumbai soon, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said after his meeting with the top bank officials during his China visit on Saturday. Fadnavis held meetings with several industry heads in China throughout the day. The Beiqi Foton group would start production from their Pune facility by the end of this year, he said after meeting officials.

  • Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani in Mumbai on Saturday

    Advani, staunchest champion of democracy, liberty, says Rao

    Mumbai : Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao said here that former Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani remained the staunchest champion of democracy and liberty who steadfastly guarded dignity and decency in public life. Rao was speaking at a function here on Saturday where he felicitated Advani.

  • Prithviraj appointed on Assembly committees

    Mumbai : Former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has been appointed to the Rules Committee of the Maharashtra Assembly. Speaker Haribhau Bagde announced the appointments on the Rules Committee and Request Note Committee on Friday. Suman Patil who won the Tasgaon by-poll recently has been appointed as one of the members of the Request Note Committee.

  • Alcohol consumption increases by 55% in the country: Study

    Mumbai : The alcohol consumption in the country has increased by 55 per cent during 1992 to 2012; this was revealed by a recent report of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on May 12. Following which, this has raised concerns among the medical fraternity as alcohol consumption is a major health issue and is leading to serious diseases including cancer, liver cirrhosis and hypertensive heart disease.

  • Get vaccinated against swine flu, advice docs

    Mumbai : City health experts have advised people belonging to the high-risk categories including pregnant women, elderly, diabetics and high blood pressure to get vaccinated against swine flu virus. This has come after the city has once again started to witness swine flu cases and deaths. People falling under the high-risk category are the most vulnerable as their immunity level is weak which makes them prone to the virus, claim city doctors.

  • Ahluwalia to head par panel on land bill

    New Delhi :  Former union minister S S Ahluwalia, a BJP MP from Darjeeling, is tipped to be the chairman of the 30-member joint committee of the two Houses of Parliament constituted to examine the controversial land acquisition Bill.

  • Book Review: Dream With Your Eyes Open – Ronnie Screwvala

    Dream With Your Eyes Open is the exciting entrepreneurial journey of the inimitable Ronnie Screwvala constantly toying with new ideas and forging ahead with disruptive product or business idea. Notwithstanding the reverses he has had the strength and resolve to move on.

  • Mumbai face SRH in must-win match today Play for Play-Offs

    Hyderabad : Placed on an equal footing on the league table, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad face each other in a must-win IPL cricket match with a play-off berth at stake here today.

  • Vasai-Virar civic polls on June 14

    Mumbai : Elections to the 115-member Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation will be held on June 14, state election commissioner J S Saharia announced here on Saturday. By-polls to eight seats in six municipal corporations, too, will be held on the same day.