Free Press Journal
  • No FIR needed on complaint against PM, Maran: CBI

    New Delhi: The CBI today told a Delhi court that a complaint seeking registration of case against the Prime Minister and former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran in the 2G spectrum scam does not require registration of any FIR.

  • Akbar Owaisi moves high court for quashing hate speech cases

    Hyderabad: Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi, who returned to Hyderabad from London early Monday, has moved Andhra Pradesh High Court seeking quashing of the cases against him in various police stations over his alleged hate speeches.

  • Asaram says rape victim should have ‘begged’, draws flak

    New Delhi/Jaipur: Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu was Monday reported as saying that the Delhi gang-rape victim should have called her attackers “brothers” and recited the Saraswati mantra to avert the tragedy. This provoked both the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP to lash out at the comments as disturbing and condemnable.

  • Energy in India under-priced, says PM

    Kochi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said energy prices in the country are much below international prices and must be brought in line with them by curbing subsidies to achieve the goal of rapid and inclusive development.

  • Up to 50 percent cut in 2G spectrum base price recommended

    New Delhi: A ministerial panel headed by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday recommended up to 50 percent reduction in base price for second generation (2G) airwaves auction that will begin March 11.

  • Jharkhand government reduced to minority

    Ranchi: The JMM Monday withdrew support from the BJP-led Arjun Munda government here over the issue of “rotation of power”, reducing it to a minority in the 82-member house and plunging the state into a political crisis.

  • ‘Countries should take cue from Indian protests’

    New Delhi: Other countries could take a cue from India and follow the manner in which vociferous protests against violence on women have turned into a movement, said Eve Ensler, founder of the One Billion Rising Campaign, here.

  • Gandhi memorabilia arriving in Mumbai

    Mumbai:  A pair of iconic spectacles belonging to Mahatma Gandhi, a blade of grass and soil stained with his blood, and an autographed prayer book are among the 24 items which will be brought here from London by industrialist and former minister Kamal Morarka.

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones keen to attend Kumbh Mela in India

    Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones says she is planning to visit India to attend the Kumbh Mela, starting on January 27, in search of “peace and tranquility”. She is also sure she can fit into a Bollywood film if she gets a “good opportunity”.

  • Top 4 reasons why diets fail

    Washington: Losing weight is one of the top resolutions made each year, yet only 20% of people are able to achieve successful weight-loss and maintenance.

  • Rajnikanth, other actors on fast; Tamil industry comes to a hault

    Work in Tamil entertainment industry came to a grinding halt on Monday following a one-day fast by the stakeholders demanding scrapping of service tax levied by the Centre on artistes with superstar Rajnikanth joining other stars at the protest in Chennai.

  • Set up fast-track courts for crimes against women now: CJI to high courts

    New Delhi: Chief justice of India Altamas Kabir has asked all the high courts to set up fast-track courts immediately in order to deal with cases of offences against women. The CJI, referring to the brutal rape and murder of the Delhi girl said that delays in hearing of such cases may be a factor giving rise to the number of such cases in the country.

  • Kasab pleaded for ‘daya’ in a four-line plea

    New Delhi: Ajmal Kasab, the face of the dastardly 26/11 terror strike on Mumbai who was hanged on November 21, had begged for “daya” (mercy) from the President through his four-line clemency plea written in elementary Urdu, which was rejected.