Free Press Journal
  • Narendra Modi has assets worth over Rs 1 crore

    The value of assets owned by Gujarat CM, Narendra Modi, has crossed the Rs 1 crore mark in 2012, from Rs 40 lakh five years ago, as per his affidavit accompanying the nomination papers for Assembly elections.

  • Strauss-Kahn, US hotel maid to settle

    New York: Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her have reached an agreement to settle her lawsuit, likely ending a legal saga that forced the one time French presidential contender’s resignation and opened a floodgate of accusations against him, a person familiar with the case said.

  • Egypt’s CA approves draft constitution imposing Islamic values

    Cairo: Egypt’s Constituent Assembly today in a marathon session approved a draft constitution imposing Islamic values, a move opposed by Liberals as an attempt to restrict freedom of speech and religion in the country.

  • Palestine wins historic UN General Assembly vote

    United Nations: Palestine overwhelmingly won a historic UN General Assembly vote which will upgrade its status to non-member observer state at the world body, a stinging diplomatic setback to the US and Israel which had strongly opposed the bid.

  • Chinese school principal fired over sex abuse

    Beijing:  The principal of a private school in China has been fired after he allegedly sexually abused a student, a media report said Friday.

  • Apex court to hear Sahara plea on investors’ money Monday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court said that it would hear Monday the petition by two real estate companies of the Sahara Group challenging the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) rejecting their plea to direct its registrar to accept its pay order of Rs.5,120 crore.

  • CBI files chargesheet against Abhishek Verma

    New Delhi: The CBI Friday filed a chargesheet against Abhishek Verma, an accused in the leakage of naval secrets, and two others including his wife.

  • Indian economy grows at a slower 5.3 percent in Q2

    New Delhi: India’s economy grew at a sluggish rate of 5.3 percent in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, government data on the gross domestic product (GDP) Friday showed.

  • Rajeev Shukla apologies for Aiyar’s comment

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla Friday apologized in the Rajya Sabha Friday after Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar called protesting MPs “animals”.

  • Zee journalists sent to 14 days’ judicial custody

    New Delhi: A Delhi court Friday sent two senior Zee News journalists, arrested on an extortion complaint filed by Congress MP Naveen Jindal, who owns Jindal Power and Steel Ltd. (JPSL), to 14 days’ judicial custody.

  • On a bull run, Sensex rises another 169 points

    Mumbai: A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Friday made further gains of 169 points with good buying in metal, banks, public sector undertakings (PSU), consumer durables, and capital goods stocks.

  • Textbooks reveal communities’ true feelings (Funny Side Up)

    People who are not vegetarians “easily cheat, tell lies, they forget promises, they are dishonest and tell bad words, steal, fight and turn to violence and commit sex crimes”, according to a new school textbook. This is a LIE. We do not commit sex crimes. New Healthway, a book given to schoolchildren in India, also explains that non-veg people are “lazy, sluggish and short-lived”. So how do we get the time and

  • A suave Gujral made a mark in the country’s foreign policy

    New Delhi: A suave and sobre politician, Inder Kumar Gujral belonged to that genre of intellectuals who made a mark in the country’s foreign policy and a slice of luck catapulted him to the Prime Minister’s office, though briefly.