Free Press Journal
  • Bihar lacks in implementation of rural schemes, says Centre

    New Delhi : As Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the Rural Development Ministry on Saturday termed Bihar as one of the least performing states in implementing the central government’s rural housing project or in creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts.

  • Indigenous Scorpene submarine test-fires torpedo: Jaitley

    NEW DELHI: The indigenous Scorpene class submarine has successfully test-fired a torpedo, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday, congratulating the scientists and engineers for it. Defence Ministry sources said this was the last major test that was required before the submarine could be handed over to the Indian Navy. Jaitley said in a series of tweets that the test was done by the first Scorpene class submarine Kalvari, but did not

  • Will consult Oppn before picking presidential candidate: Shah

    New Delhi : BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday said his party would consult opposition parties, which have been working to forge unity over a joint presidential candidate, before deciding on the ruling alliance’s pick for the top constitutional post.

  • Power-packed 60th birthday bash for Gadkari in Nagpur

    Nagpur : Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had a power-packed 60th birthday celebration here on Saturday, showcasing his influence across the political spectrum and the respect he commands within his Bharatiya Janata Party.

  • India gives $500 mn credit to Mauritius, maritime deal inked

    New Delhi : India on Saturday announced a USD 500 million line of credit to Mauritius as the two countries decided to firm up cooperation in the field of maritime security in the Indian Ocean region.

  • BJP states spent Rs 2,000 crore on ads praising Modi, claims AAP

    New Delhi : The AAP on Saturday accused BJP-ruled states of spending over Rs 2,000 crore on advertisements praising three years of the Narendra Modi-led government and said the money should have been utilised to build schools and hospitals instead.

  • Another fake doctor arrested by CID in West Bengal

    Kolkata: Tightening its noose around “fake doctors”, the CID has nabbed yet another physician who passed himself off as an allergy and asthma specialist in one of Kolkata’s top private clinics, officials said on Saturday. “One fake doctor namely Naren Pandey (Narendra Pandey) attached with Bellevue Clinic Kolkata and Medland Diagnostic Institute, Entally Kolkata, was arrested on May 26 from his Entally chamber and diagnostic centre,” a Criminal Investigation Department official said.

  • No access to Su-30 debris site yet

    New Delhi : A day after the missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet’s wreckage was found, efforts by search and rescue teams to reach the spot have been hampered by inclement weather, rugged terrain with a steep gradient and thick foliage, defence sources said on Saturday.

  • Mishra claims Rs 300 crore scam in medicine purchase

    New Delhi : Sacked Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday accused Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain of misappropriating health funds and claimed three health scams, including one involving Rs 300 crore.

  • Army chief reviews Lucknow situation

    Lucknow  : Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited the Central Command here and took stock of the armed forces preparedness in case of an emergency, an official said.

  • ‘Never promised hackathon, only EVM challenge’

    New Delhi : Dismissing the AAP charge that the Election Commission (EC) was “running away” from organising a no-holds barred hackathon, the poll panel on Saturday said it never made any such promise.

  • Modi, Rahul pay tribute to Nehru

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid their tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 53rd death anniversary.

  • Madhesi alliance set to launch protest in Nepal

    Rastriya Janata Party Nepal will launch a series of protests aimed at obstructing the second round of local polls. The alliance has also called for strikes on June 2 and 3, the days set by the Election Commission to file nominations for the second phase of the local polls. (more…)