Free Press Journal
  • Rajnath Singh requests Bill Gates to concentrate on making “Model Villages” in India

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday requested Microsoft founder and head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, to concentrate on making “Model Villages” to inspire the local people. Singh, who met Gates here today, had requested him to initiate health awareness programmes in the country.

  • Karnataka: Private Doctors in Bengaluru calls off strike

    Bengaluru: The doctors of Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (PHANA) on Thursday called off their strike against the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act.

  • Jawan injured as Pak Army violates ceasefire in Poonch, Jammu

    Jammu, An Army jawan was injured as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Jammu districts, drawing heavy retaliation from the Indian Army, an official said today.

  • Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector

    Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir): The Pakistan Army on Friday violated ceasefire yet again along the Line of Control (LoC), initiating unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars. The Indian Army is strongly retaliating, and the firing is underway. This fresh attack comes a day after Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing in the same area on Thursday.

  • Rs 20 crore Ayodhya pay-off deal with Sunni Waqf board?

    Ayodhya: Vested interests have thrown a spanner in Sri Sri’s works: one of the stakeholders in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case – the chief of Nirmohi Akhada – has alleged that there is back-channel chatter about a deal to pay Rs 20 crore to the Sunni Waqf Board. This is supposed to be the pay-off to goad the board into relinquishing its claim to the disputed site in Ayodhya.

  • Cabinet lifts ban on export of pulses

    New Delhi : Citing the highest-ever production of 22.95 million tonnes of pulses during 2016-17, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Modi on Thursday lifted the ban on export of all types of pulses to enable farmers explore better remunerative prices.

  • Bid to improve lower judiciary gets Rs 3.3K cr fillip

    New Delhi : The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared an outlay of Rs 3,320 crore for improving infrastructure for the lower judiciary in a national mission mode over the next three years up to 2020 to improve judicial delivery and legal reforms. It also approved an online monitoring system with geo-tagging by the Department of Justice to collect data on progress, completion of court halls and residential units under construction.