Free Press Journal
  • Khemka in plot row of his own, HC issues notice to HUDA men

    Chandigarh: Ashok Khemka, the whistleblower IAS officer, was in news for a different reason today with the Punjab and Haryana High Court issuing notice of contempt against two HUDA officials over his plea alleging that he was wrongly denied plot under service quota.

  • Gunman kills 3 women at US salon, then shoots self

    New York: A “lovesick” gunman has shot dead three women and grievously injured a fourth as he stormed a hair salon in central Florida and then drove to a nearby house to commit suicide, police said.

  • Starbucks opens first India store in Mumbai

    Starbucks, an American global coffee company and Italian-style coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. inaugurated its first store in Mumbai, India on Friday in a historic building in southern Mumbai

  • Attorney General advises govt not to seek legal immunity for PM in coal scam: Report

    The Attorney General GE Vahanvati has advised the government against going to court to seek exemption for Dr Manmohan Singh from FIRs or police complaints being registered by the opposition BJP across the country in connection with the coal swindle reports NDTV . The government is likely to accept his opinion said the NDTV report

  • Shot Pakistani teenager Malala ‘standing with help’: Doctors

    London: Pakistan’s teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, shot in the head by Taliban, has managed to stand with help for the first time and is also able to write, doctors treating her at a UK hospital said today, while warning that “she is not out of the woods” yet.

  • Controversial NCTC may take some more time

    New Delhi: The controversial NCTC, a pet project of former Home Minister P Chidambaram, may take some more time to actualise with his successor Sushilkumar Shinde directing Ministry officials to wait till Parliament approves the proposed amendment to the anti-terror law UA(P)A.

  • Scam in delay in cancelling coal blocs allocation: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today sought to resurrect the coal allocation issue, alleging there is a “huge scam” in the cancellation of the allotments where no mining has been done well past the deadline and “undue delay” is being caused by the coal ministry and the Inter-Ministerial Group.

  • Virbhadra denies role in land deal with DLF

    Shimla: Congress leader and five-time Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh Friday denied the allegation that he violated land laws to favour his brother-in-law to sell land parcels to realty major DLF for an ultra-luxury housing project in the state.

  • New York bomb plotter son of Bangladeshi banker

    London: A Bangladeshi student who allegedly planned to blow up the US Federal Reserve is the son of a prominent banker who spent all his savings sending him to the US, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.

  • Obama, Romney trade witty barbs at charity dinner

    New York: Despite two bitter debates and the countdown having begun to next month’s presidential election, President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney showed that American politicians do have a sense of humour when both took a short break from the campaign trail to trade playful jabs at a charity dinner here.

  • Digvijay Singh says he did no wrong on Treasure Island

    New Delhi:  Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Friday said he was ready to face punishment if he had done anything wrong in permissions related to Indore’s Treasure Island Mall. His remarks came after the Madhya Pradesh High Court ordered a CBI probe into the case.

  • Deccan Chargers out of IPL, SC refuses to stay its termination

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped Deccan Chargers are out from the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the Supreme Court today refusing to stay termination of the Hyderabad team by the Indian cricket board from the cash-rich IPL and paving the way for filling its slot by fresh auction on October 25.

  • India-China trade blooms, but trust deficit festers (50 years after 1962)

    New Delhi:  Fifty years after the 1962 war, India has fashioned a pragmatic model of cooperation with China, placing economics above politics, but it has to bolster its diplomatic game and military capability to deal with an assertive Beijing, say China watchers.