Free Press Journal
  • R N Bhaskar

    Stressed assets: Sometimes crooks squeal loudest

    Over the last fortnight, most headlines talked about Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), deciding to go back to academics after his term with the RBI got over this September. Attention then moved on to people who were clamouring for a reduction in borrowing rates. That was before attention shifted to Brexit.

  • Vote on Delhi statehood has no statutory backing!

    New Delhi : The AAP government’s move to hold a referendum in Delhi for full statehood does not have a constitutional backing, say experts and also note that there was no provision for the Delhi assembly to summon the city’s Lt. Governor.

  • Raghuram-Rajan

    Raghuram Rajan gets massive online support for second term

    Chennai : Nearly 60,000 people want Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan offered an extension, according to Change.org, an online petition platform.This is perhaps for the first time in the RBI’s history that a public petitioning is happening on whether the incumbent governor should be given a service extension.

  • Good policy essential to India’s stability: Rajan

    “RBI has been moderating periods of extreme volatility in the currency through exchange  intervention, though only when the movement is excessive, and increasing access to foreign exchange reserves, including pooling of reserves,” -Raghuram Rajan// Governor RBI

  • Sonowal resigns as Union Minister

    New Delhi: Assam’s Chief Minister designate Sarbananda Sonowal today resigned from the Union Council of Ministers. The resignation letter of 53-year-old Sonowal was forwarded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the President, who accepted it.

  • Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa called on Governor K Rosaiah and staked claim for forming the next government at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Saturday.

    Jaya meets TN governor, stakes claim to form govt

    Chennai : AIADMK general secretary and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday met Governor K Rosaiah and formally staked claim to form the next government in the state.

  • Justice Navin Sinha sworn-in as new CJ of Raj High Court

    Jaipur: Justice Navin Sinha was today sworn-in as the new chief justice of the Rajasthan High Court. Governor Kalyan Singh administered the oath to the new chief justice. Sinha was earlier the chief justice of the Chhattisgarh high court.

  • Encouraging any industry is surest way of killing it: Rajan

    London : In a strong disapproval of sector- specific sops, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said that “encouraging” any industry may be the surest way of killing it and policymakers should refrain from dictating the course of a business. He also disagreed with the frequent demand made by industry bodies to authorities to “do something”, such as lowering the value of rupee to boost merchandise exports and said the currency valuation might not

  • Rajan: IMF sees emerging market innovations as ‘crankiness’ of Governor

    Mumbai:  In a veiled criticism of IMF getting influenced by monetary policies of the developed world, Reserve Bank chief Raghuram Rajan has said that the policy innovations from emerging markets are more likely to be seen by it as “crankiness of the Governor or the government”.

  • Misplaced outrage over choice of words

    Before he was described as the rock star governor of the Reserve Bank of India who had put ‘sex back into the sensex’, Dr Raghuram Rajan was known all over the globe as an economist who was the oracle of the financial crisis’ that hit the world in 2008. He is a learned professor who has the gift to explain complex economic theories to lay people with almost no grounding in the

  • U’khand crisis: Harish Rawat to meet Congress top brass today

    New Delhi: Amid the growing power tussle in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat will arrive in New Delhi today to meet the Congress leadership, apprising them of the current political condition in the state and discuss the next course of action. Meanwhile, rebel Congress MLA Harak Singh Rawat has written to Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul, urging him to call an Assembly Session tomorrow for the floor test.

  • SC allows photos of governor, CM, ministers in ads

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the publication of the photos of governor, chief minister and the ministers of the department concerned in government advertisements.The apex court bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi allowed the publication of photos of governor, chief minister and ministers of departments concerned while modifying their earlier order by which the court had permitted photos of president, prime minister and Chief Justice of India only in the

  • Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao along with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Legislative Assembly Chairman Haribhau Bagde and other dignitaries during the joint session of the Maharashtra Legislature on the opening day of the budget session in Mumbai on Wednesday. PTI

    Maha Governor hails drought-relief measures

    Mumbai : Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, hailed the drought relief measures undertaken by the State government as well as the ‘Jalyukta Shivar’ mission being undertaken to ensure water conservation, as he addressed the joint session of the state legislature here on Wednesday.

  • We can set clock back, SC to Cong on Arunachal row

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday refused to pass an interim order on a fervent plea of Congress against ‘illegal’ swearing-in of its rebel leader Kalikho Pul-led government in Arunachal Pradesh, saying it can ‘set the clock back’ if the Governor’s actions are found unconstitutional.

  • Nikki Haley’s endorsement boosts Rubio

    Washington: South Carolina’s Republican Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley endorsed Marco Rubio for president, giving the son of Cuban immigrants a huge boost just days before the state’s crucial primary on Saturday. Born Nimrata ‘Nikki’ Randhawa, the daughter of Sikh immigrants from India told a crowd of supporters Wednesday night that she chose to back a candidate who can “show my parents that the best decision they made for their children was coming

  • Arunachal Guv wasn’t the aggrieved party, says SC

    New Delhi : Arunachal Pradesh Governor was not the aggrieved party, the Supreme Court said on Monday as it focussed on the decisions of Governor J P Rajkhowa to advance the assembly session and fix the agenda of the House.

  • Guv, CM condole death of Balram Jakhar

    BHOPAL: Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, and ministers expressed grief over the death of former Madhya Pradesh Governor and Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar on Wednesday.