Free Press Journal
  • LS polls

    Dead candidate wins Panchayat election in UP

    Gonda (UP): Rangilal, a Panchayat election candidate who died three days before polling day, has been elected as a member of Ksetra Panchayat after defeating his “alive” opponents in Dharmai village here. Rangilal who was one among the four candidates in fray for the Panchayat seat in Mujehna development block died three days before the October 13 polling, District Magistrate and Returning Officer Ajay Kumar Upadhaya said today. But since there is no

  • merger

    RCom acquires Sistema’s India unit in all-stock deal

    New Delhi: Reliance Communications (RCom), India’s fourth-largest telecom operator, today announced the acquisition of Russian conglomerate Sistema’s Indian telecom unit in an all-stock deal that will create an operator with 118 million subscribers. Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL) will hold about 10 per cent stake in RCom and pay off its existing debt before closing the deal.

  • Forcing others to wear extremist garments is crime: China

    Beijing: After banning burqa in restive Xinjiang province where the Uyghur Muslims have a majority, China has amended its criminal law stipulating that forcing others to wear “extremist garments” is a crime.

  • Less women in B-schools: Kochhar blames focus on QA in tests

    Mumbai: ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar today blamed excessive focus on quantitative aptitude (QA) in entrance tests for lower representation of girls in business schools, and stressed on need for the exams to be “all rounded”.

  • Keep spreading your magic: B-Town on SRK’s 50th birthday

    Mumbai: To some, he’s been an inspiration; to some, he’s like family. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been described as the “biggest star with the biggest heart” by the Hindi film fraternity, who have wished the ‘king of romance’ good health, more success and happiness on his 50th birthday on Monday.

  • Nepal police clear protesters from key trade point with India

    Kathmandu: Nepalese police baton-charged Madhesi protesters and burned down their tents, evicting them from the crucial Miteri bridge at Indo-Nepal border in a pre- dawn swoop, opening the main Birgunj-Raxaul border trading point for the first time in 40 days.

  • BJP, ShivSena

    Civic polls: Sena ahead in KDMC, BJP-led front in Kolhapur

    Mumbai : Shiv Sena is leading in 52 seats out of 122 as counting of votes began today for the keenly fought election to the Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC), while the BJP-led combine was ahead in Kolhapur civic polls.

  • shiv sena

    Pakistan stand vindicates our patriotism: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Seizing on Pakistan government’s call to the international community to take note of Shiv Sena’s activities, the party has prided itself saying the neighbouring country’s stand firmly vindicated its patriotism even though it would have brought cheers to its critics.

  • Jayalalithaa

    TN announces solatium to kin of victims

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government today announced a solatium of Rs three lakh each to families of three contract employees of state-run TANGEDCO who died while on duty.

  • Body with throat slit found in paddy field in Jalpaiguri

    Jalpaiguri: The body of a 50 year old man with his throat slit was recovered from a paddy field in Dhupguri today, a police officer said. Police identified the man as Nityananda Singha Roy but were yet to determine from where he hailed. A pair of handgloves and a knife were also found near the body in the field, the officer said. Sniffer dogs have been pressed into service to assist in the investigation, the officer

  • Panchayat poll results jolt for Samajwadi Party heavyweights

    Lucknow: In a major setback to Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party, relatives of many ministers and senior leaders were defeated in the panchayat elections. Counting of votes is underway on Monday.

  • Jungle Raj has angered Bihar’s women the most: Narendra Modi

    Purnia : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded the women of Bihar for coming out in large numbers to vote in the ongoing state Assembly elections and said that the ‘mothers and sisters’ of the state had the most reason to fight against the rampant ‘Jungle Raj’.

  • Giriraj Singh

    ‘Adamant’ Lalu only concerned about kith and kin: Giriraj Singh

    Patna : Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises  on Monday alleged that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has not yet accepted Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar because he is more concerned about his kinfolk.

  • No alternative to Congress-led UDF in Kerala: A K Antony

    Thiruvananthapuram; Former defence minister A.K. Antony said here on Monday there is no alternative to the Congress-led UDF in Kerala, and added it will emerge victorious in the polls to the state’s civic bodies.

  • Richa Chaddha

    All the women in his life knew that he was not a faithful guy – Richa Chaddha on Charles

    We had seen her a few weeks back in Masaan. While the film won all around critical acclaim, Richa Chaddha too had everyone rooting for her performance. In a realistic set up, Richa impressed, and how. Now in Main Aur Charles, she is being seen in an altogether different set up. A stylized account of Charles Sobhraj’s life is being narrated on screen by director Prawaal Raman and Richa (as a law student)

  • India to witness a ‘matured’ Virat Kohli in Tests: Sanjay Manjrekar

    New Delhi : Former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar believes that India will see a more mature side of Virat Kohli, who will play his first home series as skipper in the upcoming three Tests against South Africa. Lavishing praise on Kohli, Manjrekar said that the former can adapt himself into different conditions. He stressed that the 26-year-old is also willing to change his plans if require, which is the good quality of a leader, ESPNcricinfo