Free Press Journal
  • Will contest Guj assembly polls: Hindu Mahasabha

    Vadodara: Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha has said it will contest the Gujarat Assembly Polls to be held next year. “We have decided to field our candidates for next year’s Assembly election in Gujarat. The BJP government after coming to power at the Centre has betrayed the people on the issues of Ram temple, checking infiltration from Bangladesh, and involved itself in minorities appeasement like Congress,” the Hidutva group’s chief Chandraprakash Kaushik said.

  • India trims American govt securities exposure to USD 118.8 bn

    Washington:After hiking its exposure to US government securities in the past few months, India trimmed the holdings to USD 118.8 billion in February even as neighbouring China purchased more such instruments. All the BRIC nations, except China, cut their exposure to these securities in February, with Russia reducing its holding by USD 9 billion to USD 87.6 billion. Latest data available with the US Treasury Department shows that India’s holding came down

  • Struggling Mumbai Indians take on laggards Kings XI Punjab

    Mohali: Even as they struggle to find the winning formula, laggards Kings XI Punjab will still fancy their chances when they host Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League cricket here tomorrow. Mumbai Indians have so far had a mixed bag having won two games against Kings XI Punjab at home and Royal Challengers Bangalore while losing four. On the other hand, KXIP, whose performance in the tournament so far has been pedestrian,

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    India needs a robust judiciary: Justice T S Thakur

    New Delhi: India cannot achieve its economic growth without a robust judiciary overseen by an adequate number of judges, Chief Justice T.S. Thakur said on Sunday.

  • Govt to invite bids for developing 8 waterways in a month

    New Delhi: Government is set to invite bids for developing eight rivers as National Waterways within a month, a move that will boost movement of goods and passengers through rivers. The development comes barely a month after Parliament gave its nod to a bill to convert 106 rivers across the country into National Waterways. Prior to this, the country had only five river stretches designated as National Waterways. “We will invite bids

  • Central govt schemes may soon have ‘PM’ prefixed to them

    New Delhi: All central government schemes may soon have ‘PM’ or the names of nationalist leaders prefixed to them and films highlighting the achievements of Narendra Modi dispensation shown “mandatorily” before screening of movies in every theatre. These are among a set of recommendations by the Group of Ministers set up to suggest ways for increased visibility of central government schemes and achievements in states and districts. The internal note circulated at

  • ISA vows to lower finance cost, talks of $1 trn investment

    United Nations: India and France announced ambitious plans under their solar alliance initiative to ensure affordable financing and help facilitate investment of more than a trillion dollars in solar assets besides scaling up solar applications for agricultural use. Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal and French Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea, in charge of International Relations on Climate and President of COP21 Segolene Royal co-chaired a ministerial side

  • SAT raps Sebi for ‘blind’ support to adjudicating officers

    Mumbai: Sebi has got a rap on the knuckles from Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT), which has termed the regulator’s conduct as “disgraceful” in “blindly supporting” certain penalty orders passed by its adjudicating officers. Remanding the case back to the market regulator for “fresh decision on merits and in accordance with law”, SAT said it hopes the adjudicating officers of Sebi would ensure that “the fresh order to be passed is in the

  • Summer heat fans eye infections in Odisha

    Berhampur (Odisha): With summer peaking, eye infections like dry eye and catarrhal conjunctivitis are spreading fast, mostly in urban areas of Odisha’s Ganjam district, doctors said. Around 40 to 50 persons with eye ailments are coming to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, said B Nageswar Rao Subudhi, head of the eye department at the hospital. Dust pollution is the cause of dry eye while catarrhal conjunctivitis is caused due to

  • G7 agree on cooperation to prevent animal diseases

    Tokyo: The agriculture ministers of the G7 countries agreed on Sunday to deepen cooperation to combat diseases that affect livestock by creating a system to rapidly exchange information on cases of this kind. Ministers from Japan, Canada, Germany, Italy, the US, Britain and France issued a joint statement during the G7 ministerial meeting, which began on Saturday in Niigata, northeastern Japan. During the meeting, which focused on strategies to ensure food safety amid

  • Flamingo Count in Danger at Sewri ?

    Mumbai : Alarmed by the possibility of the lesser flamingos, which throng Mumbai as part of their winter retreat, decreasing in number due to the construction of the ambitious Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link, Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) is conducting a baseline survey to ascertain the change in the number of the birds, both before and after the construction.

  • Almost month after Dalit woman’s rape, accused surrenders

    Chandigarh: Almost a month after a young Dalit woman was dragged out of her office and later allegedly raped in Punjab’s Muktsar district, the main accused, Jagdeep Singh, has surrendered, police sai.

  • Militant Bhullar out on 21 days’ parole

    Amritsar : Punjab’s dreaded separatist outfit Khalistan Liberation Force militant Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar, a convict in 1993 Delhi bomb blast case, was on Saturday released on 21-day parole after nearly 23 years.

  • Facebook, Google’s HQs face flood risk: Report

    LONDON : At a time when global warming is threatening a rise in sea levels across the world, Silicon Valley giants Facebook, Google and Cisco may be more concerned as their campuses are now at the risk of being flooded.

  • Yet another landslide, Rijiju visits Arunachal

    Itanagar : Two people died in a fresh landslide on Saturday in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, taking the death toll in two days to 19, officials said.

  • RS nomination intends to keep Sidhu away: wife

    Amritsar : Dismissing reports that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had nominated Navjot Singh Sidhu for the Rajya Sabha because of his reported threat to join the Aam Aadmi Party, his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Saturday said if her husband wanted to join the AAP, he would have done so and nobody could have stopped him.

  • Karuna slams Jaya for running ‘queen’s rule’

    Chennai : Fighting a tough electoral battle ahead of the May 16 Assembly polls, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi on Saturday charged arch rival and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa with running “queen’s rule” and called for a change of guard.