Free Press Journal
  • Manohar Parrikar may dissolve Goa Assembly, Congress writes to Governor

    Panaji: Opposition Congress in Goa wrote to Governor Wednesday, expressing fear that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may dissolve the Assembly as he is “losing grip” over allies and facing intra-party politics. In a letter to governor Mridula Sinha, Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said in such a scenario, the Congress should get a chance to form the government, and the Assembly should not be dissolved before its term is over.

  • Rajiv Gandhi killers: Tamil Nadu Cabinet recommends their release

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday resolved to recommend to the Governor the release of seven life convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case using its powers under Article 161 of the Constitution. The development comes against the backdrop of the Supreme Court recently conveying that the mercy application of Perarivalan, one of the seven convicts, could be examined by the

  • Satya Pal Malik sworn in as Jammu and Kashmir governor

    Srinagar: Satya Pal Malik was sworn in as the 13th governor of Jammu and Kashmir today, ending the five-decade-long practice of retired bureaucrats being appointed to the post. Malik was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Gita Mittal at the  Raj Bhawan here.

  • All-party meeting underway at Jammu and Kashmir Governor’s residence

    Srinagar: An all-party meeting is underway at Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra’s residence here on Friday. Among those present are former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, state Congress chief G.A. Mir and Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Sat Sharma.

  • Urban women don’t breastfeed for fear of losing figure: Anandiben Patel

    Indore, Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has said that women in urban areas do not breastfeed their children as they fear it will spoil their figure.”Even today, women in cities believe that it (breastfeeding) will spoil their figure, which is why they do not breastfeed their children. They start bottle feeding their children,” Patel said yesterday during a programme at an anganwadi centre in Kashipuri here.”If the children are

  • RBI needs more powers to oversee public sector banks: Governor to panel

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank needs more powers to oversee public sector banks (PSBs), Governor Urjit Patel told a parliamentary panel today amid mounting bad loans in state-run lenders. The RBI governor, who appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Finance, faced tough questions from lawmakers on bad loans, bank frauds, cash crunch and other issues, according to sources. Sources said the governor assured the members that steps were being taken to strengthen the system.

  • Georgia nominates first black female for governor

    Washington, Voters in the US have chosen a black woman as nominee for state governor after former lawmaker and author Stacey Abrams declared victory in Georgias Democratic primary. Abrams, former state House minority leader, beat former state representative Stacey Evans on Tuesday, the US media reported.

  • Karnataka Elections 2018: Governors are not above the law

    Judges have declared themselves immune from prosecution by weaving in their own privileges as part of the basic structure doctrine. By refusing to grant any relief at all to the Congress at such an unearthly hour appeared that the bench erred on the side of caution.

  • Scout-Guide symbol of discipline and sense of service: Patel

    Bhopal : Governor Anandiben Patel on Wednesday addressed the 25th Scout-Guide rally and Investiture Ceremony. In her address, she said that the success of government’s welfare schemes and programmes are assured with the support of Scout-Guide.

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    Indore: Governor directs DAVV to carry out study on govt schemes

    Indore: Governor and chancellor of state universities Anandiben Patel on Friday directed Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) and other universities in the state to conduct study on government schemes to assess whether they were serving their purpose.

  • Two Telangana Congress MLAs disqualified for unruly behaviour

    Hyderabad: The Telangana Assembly Speaker on Tuesday disqualified two senior Congress legislators due to their unruly behaviour during Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan’s address at the joint session the previous day.

  • Ujjain: Governor inaugurates Vikram Amrit Mahotsava

    Ujjain: The 14th week-long Vikram Amrit Mahotsava, jointly organised by the Maharaja Vikramaditya Shodh Peeth, department of culture and Swaraj Sansthan Sanchalanalaya was inaugurated by Governor Anandiben Patel at Vikram Kirti Mandir in the city on Monday evening.

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    PSU bank recap plan ‘monumental step forward’: RBI Governor

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel today said the Rs 2.11 lakh crore bank recapitalisation plan is a ‘monumental step forward’ in safeguarding India’s economic future and a comprehensive policy would be put in place to address the challenges faced by the sector.