Free Press Journal
  • California to help India in reducing air pollution

    Washington: Known for its pioneering environmental effort, California has agreed to help India reduce air pollution and combat climate change, State Governor Jerry Brown said after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the weekend.

  • Civic polls: Congress & NCP eye tie-up; Sena awaits BJP’s response

    Mumbai: With just a month to go for the civic polls in Kalyan-Dombivli and Kolhapur, the Congress and NCP are eyeing to join hands, just as the Shiv Sena expects a”positive response” from the BJP for a pre-poll alliance for the two municipal bodies.

  • Patiala court to hear Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh’s plea for copy of FIR filed against him

    New Delhi : The Patiala House court here is to hear Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s plea to get a copy of the FIR filed against him and others in an alleged disproportionate assets case, two days after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted searches at various places owned by him and his family. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had earlier raided eleven locations in Himachal Pradesh and New Delhi

  • Jayalalithaa

    Jayalalithaa seeks time from PM Modi to implement Food Security Act

    Chennai : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has sought one more year to implement the National Food Security Act in her state. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said that the time limit set by the Centre to implement the act by the end of this month is unrealistic. Jayalithaa mentioned that the computerisation of the public distribution system and the seeding of Aadhaar Card details with family cards

  • Burdwan blast, NIA

    NIA arrests Bangladeshi in Jharkhand for role in Burdwan blast

    Ranchi : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Jharkhand Police have arrested a Bangladeshi national, alleged to be a member of the banned terror group – Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), for his role in a bomb blast case in Burdwan. Tarikul Islam alias Sadiq was arrested in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh District. Islam is alleged to be an important member of the ‘Shoora’, or the decision-making body of JMB. The NIA has already charge sheeted him for

  • EC rejects 28 Bihar poll second phase nomination papers

    Patna : The Election Commission (EC) in Bihar has rejected 28 nominations after scrutiny for the second phase of assembly elections in the state. In all, 471 candidates have been left in the fray after the scrutiny of papers for this phase. Candidates can withdraw their nominations till tomorrow. In all, 32 constituencies, spread over the six districts of Kaimur, Rohtash, Arwal, Jehenabad, Aurangabad and Gaya, will go to polls on October 16.

  • Amit Shah

    BJP president Amit Shah to address a rally in Begusarai

    Bihar : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will address a rally in Begusarai, Bihar on Wednesday. Elections for the 243-member Bihar Assembly will be held in five phases between October 12 and November 5. The counting of votes will take place on November 8. The term of the current assembly expires on November 29.

  • Mumbai Train blast

    2006 Mumbai blast case convicts to know their fate today

    Mumbai: A Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court is likely to pronounce the quantum of punishment on 12 convicts involved in the 2006 Mumbai train blasts. Seven blasts took place on local trains in Mumbai during a span of 11 minutes, killing nearly 200 people and injuring about 700 others. The examination of witnesses resumed after a span of two years after the country’s apex court lifted its 2008 stay order on

  • Indian Rupee

    Rupee gains 19 paise at 65.77 against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee rose by 19 paise at 65.77 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange after the Reserve Bank cut interest rates by 0.50 per cent yesterday. Forex dealers said besides a higher opening in domestic equity market, the dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas, supported the rupee. The domestic currency had gained nine paise to close at 65.96 against the US currency in yesterday’s trade on
    persistent selling of dollars

  • Oil

    Oil prices retreat in Asian trade

    Singapore: Oil prices retreated in Asia today as traders focus on US crude stockpile report, a day after growing concerns over China’s economy sparked a massive sell-off in shares of commodity firms.

  • Toss will play a major role in Dharamsala T20: Raina

    Dharamsala : Raring to show his big-hitting skills in the limited-overs matches, senior India batsman Suresh Raina today said toss will play a major role in the first T20 International against South Africa here on Friday.

  • Sourav Ganguly dodges questions on Manohar’s BCCI presidency

    Mumbai : Former India captain and incumbent Cricket Association of India (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday remained non-committal on his association’s support for Shashank Manohar as the BCCI president, keeping cards close to his chest.

  • Duminy defends bowlers despite loss

    New Delhi : The South African bowlers may have been thrashed by the India A batsmen in a Twenty20 warm-up match here on Tuesday, but J.P. Duminy is confident that they will be equal to the challenge when the series kicks off next month.

  • Shikhar Dhawan happy  with his current form ahead of  S Africa series

    Bengaluru : India A Captain Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday said the unofficial three-day match against Bangladesh A gave him an ideal opportunity to test his fitness and he is happy to have made most of the outing by scoring a sublime 150 at Chinnaswamy stadium here.

  • Raghuram Rajan Plays Santa

    Cuts short-term lending rate by 50 basis points, which will translate into lower home and car loan EMIs; SBI, ICICI take the cue, reduce base rate.

  • N. Srinivasan

    Jolt to N Srinivasan as SC junks BCCI’s plea

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed BCCI’s plea seeking review of its verdict by which a controversial amendment of a rule which permitted the cricket board administrators to acquire or hold commercial interest in events like IPL and champions league was struck down.

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