Free Press Journal
  • Tamil Nadu seeks contempt proceedings against Karnataka CM

    New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu government Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar for the failure of his government to release 9,000 cusecs of water daily as ordered by the court Sep 28.

  • Modi a publicity stunt expert: NCP

    Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was called a “publicity stunt expert” today by NCP whose leader and Union Minister Sharad Pawar accused him of misguiding people on expenses towards Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s foreign tours.

  • SP minister abducts CMO to ensure inclusion of aides

    Vinod Kumar Singh alias Pandit Singh, minister of state for revenue and rehabilitation, created a scare by abducting the Chief Medical Officer of Gonda Dr S.P. Singh from his Officers’ Colony residence on Monday, to force him to include the names of his aides in the list of newly appointed contractual doctors under the National Rural Health Mission(NRHM).

  • S&P cuts SBI rating on weak asset quality concerns

    New Delhi: Global rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) today revised downward credit rating of State Bank of India (SBI) by a notch to ‘BBB-‘ on expected deterioration in the asset quality.

  • Maha govt mulls policy to make slum dwellers pay housing cost

    Mumbai: Concerned over the loss the state exchequer may suffer due to allocating free houses to slum dwellers till 2000, the Maharashtra government is mulling over framing a policy whereby the slum dwellers will have to pay for the cost of housing.

  • SGPC honours kin of Gen A.S. Vaidya’s killers

    Amritsar: In a controversial move, the SGPC Wednesday honoured the kin of two terrorists who had killed former army chief General A.S. Vaidya two years after Operation Bluestar, close on the heels of Sep 30 attack in London on Lt.Gen (retd) K.S. Brar.

  • Jailed Pussy Riot members appeal to Russian court

    Moscow: Three jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot told a Moscow appeals court today that they should not be imprisoned for their irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin, insisting that their impromptu performance inside Moscow’s main cathedral was political in nature and not an attack on religion.

  • Gorshkov to be delivered to India towards end of 2013: Russia

    New Delhi: Aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov will be handed over towards the end of next year, Russia said today as India conveyed its “serious concern” over the prolonged delay and asked it to adopt a “wartime approach” for ensuring its early delivery.

  • Congress defends Haryana government on spurt in rape cases

    New Delhi:The Congress Wednesday defended the Haryana government over the spurt in rape cases in the state, saying that steps were being taken to nail the guilty and provide relief to victims.

  • No irregularities in DLF-Vadra deals: Moily

    New Delhi:  Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily Tuesday rose to the defence of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law, saying there were no irregularities in Robert Vadra’s deal with realty major DLF.

  • BJP demands fair probe into charges against Vadra

    New Delhi: Seizing an opportunity to attack the Congress, the BJP Tuesday called for a “fair” probe into India Against Corruption member Arvind Kejriwal’s allegations about Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra’s property deals with realty major DLF.

  • Lefkowitz, Kobilka share 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Stockholm: Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka, both from universities in the US, won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, announced Staffan Normark, permanent secretary of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Wednesday.

  • Taliban bullet extracted from Pakistani girl

    Islamabad: A bullet that pierced the head of child peace campaigner Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban, was removed in the early hours of Wednesday, a day when Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani vowed to fight terror “regardless of the cost”.

  • Australian PM charges opponent with ‘sexism’

    Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s attack on opposition leader Tony Abbott as “sexist and misogynist” in parliament has gone viral.