Free Press Journal
  • Counting of votes for Guj polls tomorrow; crucial test for BJP

    Ahmedabad: Counting of votes for the crucial local bodies polls in Gujarat, a litmus test for the ruling BJP against the backdrop of Patel quota agitation, will be conducted tomorrow. Voting for six municipal corporations was held on November 26, while that for 31 district panchayats, 230 taluka panchayats and 56 municipalities was held on November 29.

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    Congress slams AAP’s Majboor Janlokpal Bill

    New Delhi: Delhi Congress today accused the ruling AAP and opposition BJP of hindering the setting up of a strong anti-graft ombudsman in the national capital by engaging in a war of words over the Janlokpal Bill issue. “AAP and BJP are fighting each other to divert the attention of the people as they do not want a strong Jan Lokpal,” Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said at a press conference here.

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    Stephen’s passes constitution amendment despite truncated GB

    New Delhi: In a move that may snap away its affiliation from Delhi University, St Stephen’s college has approved the amendments to the institution’s 102-year-old constitution despite a truncated Governing Body (GB) meeting with only ten out of eighteen members present. The move has been slammed by the teachers and alumni as “illegal” as according to the constitution no amendment can be passed without at least two-thirds of the members being present, and

  • Cong raises ‘fake seed’ issue in Hry Assembly, BJP hits back

    Chandigarh: Opposition Congress today raised the issue of “fake wheat seed” in the Haryana Assembly and demanded a probe in the matter. Raising the matter through a Calling Attention Notice, Congress’ Karan Singh Dalal said that the state government “is playing in the hands of private seed suppliers who are supplying fake wheat seed in the garb of certified seed” to the Haryana farmers.

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    Enjoy good time till it lasts: Ramos to Barcelona

    Madrid: Spanish football giants Real Madrid’s captain Sergio Ramos has warned eternal rivals Barcelona that their sensational recent form in La Liga and the European Champions League could end abruptly at any point.

  • India will remain tolerant: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: “India is, was, and will be tolerant”, Home Minister Rajnath Singh asserted in parliament. Replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the situation arising out of incidents of intolerance in the country, he said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was being targeted in the name of intolerance.

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    Don’t learn intolerance lessons from Pakistan: Rahul to PM Modi

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being silent on incidents of intolerance, and asked him not to learn “wrong lessons” from Pakistan, which according to him has failed as the neighbouring country’s leaders crush the voices inconvenient to them.

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    Over 2,000 raids, 210 detained since Paris attacks

    Paris: French police have carried out more than 2,000 raids without judicial warrants and detained 210 people since a state of emergency was enforced in the wake of the November 13 Paris attacks.

  • SAARC, CIRDAP sign MoU to foster collaboration

    Kathmandu: The SAARC and Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) on Tuesday signed an MoU to foster collaboration between the organisations in mutually agreed areas.

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    RBI policy underlines recovery in some exports

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday kept benchmark interest rates unchanged, even as governor Raghram Rajan said there were enough signs that the economy was on the path to recovery.

  • ‘Threatened’ Chidambaram trying to politicize ‘raid’ issue: BJP

    New Delhi: Targeting former finance minister P. Chidambaram for his statement in reaction to the raids being conducted on two firms in Chennai, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday asserted the former was feeling threatened and was trying to politicize the issue.

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    Debutant Santner sheds light on countering Aussie sledging

    Wellington: New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner has revealed how he responded perfectly to the Australian sledgers during the historic day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval.

  • Two officials killed as gunmen attack military police vehicle

    Karachi: Two officials of Pakistan’s military police were killed today as masked gunmen attacked their vehicle here. The gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire on the military police vehicle while it was passing through the Tibet centre area on the congested M A Jinnah road, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) police for southern region Jamil Ahmad said.

  • UK serial killer no longer mentally ill, may move back to jail

    London: One of the world’s most notorious serial killer, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, is no longer mentally ill and could be returned to jail in the UK. Peter Sutcliffe, who murdered 13 women in the UK in the 1970s, has been housed at high-security Broadmoor Hospital mental health facility in Berkshire. The 69-year-old was sentenced to 20 life terms in 1981 and move to the hospital from Parkhurst jail on the Isle of

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    Meeting fiscal deficit not impossible post govt pay hikes: RBI

    Mumbai: Stressing on the need to protect the quality of fiscal deficit, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said implementing the recommendations of the 7th pay commission is a hard task but not impossible. He said the hike in pay of central government employees will not upset the fiscal maths as additional expenditure will be offset by either surplus revenues or cut in spending.

  • Transport sector targets 2% contribution to GDP: Gadkari

    Kolkata: Construction of express ways on major routes and development of waterways are among the steps government is taking to achieve its target of raising transport sector’s contribution to the GDP to 2 per cent, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. “The ministry’s target is that two per cent of the country’s GDP will be contributed by the transport sector with the potential to create 15 lakh jobs”, Gadkari, Union Minister for Shipping,

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    Number of “communal” incidents down since NDA in power: Rijiju

    New Delhi: The number of communal incidents in the country have declined “substantially” since the NDA government has come to power, the government said in the Lok Sabha today. Responding to a series of supplementaries on communal incidents in various parts of the country, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said between 2013 and October this year, the number of communal incidents reported have come down “substantially.”

  • Govt floats idea of country’s first gold exchange

    Mumbai: Centre today floated an idea of a gold exchange, a transparent platform where jewellers can buy and sell the precious metal locally instead of depending on the international market. “This is just an idea… can we think of a gold exchange where there can be transparent trading. A platform where those who have surplus gold can sell it to those in requirement,” Shaktikanta Das Secretary Department of Economic Affairs Ministry of Finance