Free Press Journal
  • Thackeray FB post: IG says act against policemen

    Mumbai: The Mharashtra Government is likely to take action against police officers and personnel responsible for arresting two women in Palghar for posting a ‘derogatory’ comment on Facebook questioning the need for a shutdown following the death of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray.

  • Jagan misguided court while seeking bail in DA case: CBI

    Hyderabad: CBI, probing the corruption charges against jailed YSR Congress leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, today accused him of misguiding a special court here while seeking bail “by giving a different interpretation of the apex court’s order”.

  • Chidambaram meets Sushma, Jaitley on financial legislations

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram today met Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitley to discuss the passage of some crucial financial legislations in the on-going Parliament session facing a deadlock on FDI in retail issue.

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    Director CBI chosen in ‘fair manner’: Narayanasamy

    New Delhi: With BJP demanding annulment of the government’s decision to appoint Ranjit Sinha as the new CBI director, Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy today said his selection has been done “in a fair manner following the due process”.

  • Govt hopeful of achieving Rs 30,000 cr disinvestment target

    New Delhi: Encouraged by the success of Hindustan Copper disinvestment, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today exuded confidence that the government would be able to meet the Budget target of raising Rs 30,000 crore from stake sale in public sector undertaking during the current fiscal.

  • World’s worst hotel is surely somewhere in Asia (The Funny Side)

    Frequent travellers in Asia (i.e., this columnist and his readers) are outraged that staff at the Hans Brinker Hotel of Amsterdam are now marketing their hostelry as “the world’s worst hotel”. How dare they? Hotels in Asia are WAY worse.

  • 2G losses: Law Minister questions integrity of govt auditor

    New Delhi: With a former CAG official making fresh allegations about 2G allocation losses, Law Minister Ashwani Kumar today questioned the integrity of the government auditor and demanded that truth behind the CAG’s presumptive loss estimate of Rs 1.76 lakh crore be made public.

  • Five years gone, Taslima still waiting to return to Kolkata

    Kolkata: Five years after Taslima Nasreen was forced to leave Kolkata following protests by fundamentalists, the exiled controversial Bangladeshi author is still waiting to return to her adopted home.

  • Egyptian President assumes sweeping powers, dubbed new pharaoh

    Cairo: Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has assumed sweeping powers, drawing flak that he is acting like a “new pharaoh” and is endangering the gains of the popular uprising which ousted Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorial regime.

  • 2 more arrested over attack on Lt Gen Brar

    London: British Police have arrested two more persons, including a woman, in connection with the assassination attempt here on Lt Gen (retd) K S Brar, the hero of the 1984 Operation Blue Star.

  • Pondy Chaddha murder: Namdhari taken into custody

    Sacked Uttarakhand Minorities Commission Chairman Sukhdev Singh Namdhari was today taken into custody by a Delhi police team from his residence here in connection with the killing of liquor baron Ponty Chaddha and his brother Hardeep.

  • UPA ready for FDI debate without vote: Shinde

    New Delhi: The government is ready for a debate to end the parliament row over FDI in retail but will not agree on a vote, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Friday.

  • Another day lost as FDI logjam continues in parliament

    New Delhi: It was another day of disruptions in parliament Friday with both houses adjourned as differences between the government and the opposition continued over the issue of foreign investment in multi-brand retail.

  • HC admits Nooriya’s appeal challenging 5-year sentence

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today admitted an appeal filed by Nooriya Haveliwala challenging the five-year rigorous imprisonment sentence awarded to her for killing two persons under the influence of alcohol nearly three years ago.