Free Press Journal
  • Still 35 per cent less currency in circulation

    New Delhi : Not withstanding the government’s denial of cash crunch and empty ATMs, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has let out the secret that the currency in circulation was still 35% less than one before the ban on the high-value notes on November 8.

  • Mukhtar Ansari’s shooter son aims at double target

    The 25-year-old son of jailed don Mukhtar Ansari, Abbas Ansari is contesting from Ghosi as the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate and is confident of victory riding the crest of the work done by his father in the region.

  • PM’s twist triggers social media troll

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday twisted a comment of Rahul Gandhi in the Manipur Assembly election campaign, triggering a huge attack on the latter in the social media.

  • Deploy women police to check burqa-clad voters: BJP to EC

    Lucknow : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday urged the Election Commission to ensure deployment of women police and para-military forces at “sensitive” polling booths in the last two phases of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls to examine burqa-clad female voters.

  • From 300-plus rallies to two, this time for Mulayam Singh

    Lucknow : Campaigning is at its peak in UP but SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav has stepped out only for two public rallies this election, a stark contrast to the over 300 rallies he addressed in the 2012 assembly polls.

  • Campaigning ends for Manipur polls Phase 1

    Imphal : Campaigning for the first of the two-phase Manipur Assembly election, scheduled for March 4, ended at 3 PM on Thursday.

  • ‘If India bat first, won’t be easy’ – Michael Clarke

    New Delhi  : Former Australia captain Michael Clarke feels that India will be “tougher to beat in Bengaluru” unlike Pune where winning the toss worked wonderfully in favour of Steve Smith’s men.

  • Yogi drives BJP Hindutva campaign in eastern UP

    Gorakhpur : Construction of the Ram temple may not be on the BJP’s manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls but Yogi Adityanath makes it clear that a saffron government in Lucknow will pave the way for it.

  • Exit non-core businesses Finance Ministry tells banks

    New Delhi : As part of capital raising exercise, the Finance Ministry has advised state-owned banks to prepare a list of their non-core assets and look at disposing them at opportune time.

  • Captain Mushfiqur to play as specialist batsman vs Sri Lanka

    Dhaka : Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was on Thursday relieved of his wicketkeeping role for the upcoming two-Test cricket rubber against Sri Lanka, but will continue to play in the side as a specialist batsman, team manager Khaled Mahmud confirmed.

  • Modi’s hope of bonus votes in UP imaginary: Maya

    Chandauli (UP) : BSP supremo Mayawati termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s expectation that the BJP would get ‘bonus’ votes as “hawa-hawai” (imaginary) and claimed that people have made up their mind to vote for her party.

  • India-origin cartoonist told to shut S Africa school

    Johannesburg : Famed Indian-origin South African cartoonist Nanda Soobben has been asked by the country’s Education Department to shut his design school, a media report said.

  • Indian Eves outclass Belarus 5-1 

    Bhopal : Indian eves spanked a hapless Belarus 5-1 win in the first hockey Test, here on Thursday.

  • Small, new parties bank on core issue of Manipuri identity

    Imphal : With the BJP and the Congress locking horns over the economic blockade and Naga Accord ahead of the Manipur assembly polls, the state’s new and smaller parties are stressing on local issues and hope to play a decisive role in case of a fractured mandate.