Free Press Journal
  • Listening to Modi address voluntary, clarifies Irani

    New Delhi :  HRD Minister Smriti Irani clarified on Monday that listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to students on Teachers’ Day on September 5 was “completely voluntary”.

  • Nippon Life to partner Reliance Bank; launches retail investment funds

    Tokyo : As Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought greater investments from Japan, financial sector giant Nippon Life said it will partner Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group for a proposed ‘Reliance Bank’ and launched two India-focussed funds for Japanese investors.        The funds would direct investments by Japanese retail investors into Indian equity and bond markets, Nippon and Reliance Life said in a joint statement, while welcoming Modi on his first official visit to Japan

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    Hurdles in sarkar-citizen interface

    At a book release last week, Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley referred to the new Narendra Modi principle that is driving the Union Council of Ministers: na sowta, na sowne deta (I don’t sleep; I don’t let others sleep).

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    I understand government-investors coordination

    Tokyo:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday attracted Japanese investors to India, stating he knew the coordination that is needed between investors and government for development.

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    Narendra Modi wants Japanese language to be taught online

    Tokyo:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday urged Japan to take the initiative to introduce teaching of Japanese language online and said Indian languages could also be introduced in Japan.

  • Modi to hold summit talks with Abe today

    Tokyo :  India and Japan are likely to agree to launch a “two-plus-two” security consultative framework involving their foreign and defence ministers during crucial summit talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe here tomorrow.

  • The arithmetic of growth

    A sense of cautious optimism is definitely warranted that the latest numbers for April-June 2014 augur a revival of the India growth story. A major positive is that foreign and domestic investor sentiment remains bullish. This is the key to reversing the successive quarterly deceleration in GDP growth that set in since 2011-12.  After eight back-to-back quarters averaging below 5 per cent, growth was the highest at 5.7 per cent in April-June.

  • Govt to sack I-Dirs of ONGC, HPCL, MRPL

    New Delhi:  After sacking four independent directors of IOC, the Narendra Modi-government is now seeking to remove nine similar Congress-appointees from the board of ONGC, HPCL and MRPL.  The NDA government is reviewing all appointments made by the previous UPA regime during its last year in office and is removing the political appointees wherever possible, sources said.  After getting Indian Oil Corp, the nation’s largest oil firm, to drop four independent directors

  • Letters to the editor

    Accounts-for-all plan Modi’s masterstroke

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    Modi seeks Japan’s help on sickle cell disease

    Kyoto: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday discussed cooperation with Japan to combat sickle cell anaemia that is prevalent in India’s tribal regions, an official said.

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    Modi regretting axing talks with Pakistan?

    Islamabad: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be having second thoughts on his decision to cancel foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan, a newspaper said Sunday.

  • Power situation in state improved: CM

    Indore : The power situation in the state has improved a lot during the BJP rule and remaining problems in electricity would be solved. We will not allow the state to remain in dark,” said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan while speaking to reporters here at the city airport on Saturday.

  • Modi at Japan

    Modi charms Japan, extracts a pact for facelift of Varanasi

    Kyoto :  Nursing the ambition of creating 100 smart cities in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his Japan visit on Saturday on a significant note with a pact being signed under which his constituency Varanasi will be developed as a ‘smart city’ in partnership with Kyoto.

  • Growth rate spurts, Govt says ‘acche din’ ahead

    As govt marks 100 days in office, GDP growth rate in the April-June quarter of 2014-15 improves to 5.7 per cent, the highest in nearly two-and-half years