Free Press Journal
  • Vijay Mallya reveals Kingfisher revival plan to employees

    Mumbai: Kingfisher Airlines’ chairman Vijay Mallya Thursday wrote to the employees, intimating them of a two-step plan submitted to the aviation regulator to re-start the cash-strapped passenger carrier.

  • MFN-status to India: Pak speaks of ‘some reservations’

    Islamabad: Certain stakeholders in Pakistan have “some reservations” about giving Most Favoured Nation-status to India and the issue will be discussed at an upcoming meeting between the two sides, Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said today.

  • Perdaman drags ICICI Bank to Aus court in Lanco issue

    New Delhi: Locked in AUD 3.5 billion legal battle with Lanco, Perdaman Industries has approached a court in Australia against ICICI Bank, a lender to the Indian infrastructure company which termed the move as a “desperate attempt in frustration”.

  • Bansal rules out any roll back of fare hike

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal today ruled out any possibility of partial reduction of the proposed hike in train fares saying “there is no scope for roll back”.

  • Court summons Owaisi on Feb 4 in another hate speech case

    Hyderabad: In fresh trouble for jailed Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, a local court today took cognisance of a complaint against him for his alleged “hate speech” and issued summons directing him to appear before it on February 4.

  • NCP for district-wise study groups to curb communal tensions

    Mumbai: Expressing concern over the recent riots in Dhule where six people were killed and over 100 injured, the NCP today demanded formation of study groups in sensitive towns and cities in each state district to prevent communal tensions and maintain harmony.

  • Asaram’s camp vandalised, visit to Kumbh Mela opposed

    Allahabad: A camp set up at Kumbh Mela ground for Asaram Bapu’s discourse was vandalised while several outfits have opposed the proposed visit of the self-styled godman, who has drawn flak for his remarks on the Delhi gangrape victim, at the religious congregation here.

  • ​Nawaz Sharif dismayed at Indo-Pak escalation on LoC

    Lahore: Former premier Nawaz Sharif today expressed dismay at the deaths of Indian and Pakistani soldiers in clashes along the Line of Control and said both countries should ascertain why such incidents were happening.

  • Beware: Hot air blowers can cause allergies

    New Delhi: It is bitterly cold in north India. But while you shield yourself against the chill with a heater or hot air blower, be careful about taking certain precautions. Excessive use of blowers can push you towards various allergies, doctors say.

  • Delhi gang-rape: Scrutiny of papers on January 14

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday fixed January 14 as the day when scrutiny of documents filed along with the charge sheet will be taken up in the case of the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student.

  • ‘Bills of exchange seized from TN businessman fake’

    Chennai: The international bills of exchange with a face value of Rs 28,000 crore seized from a Tamil Nadu businessman seem to be “fake”, according to a senior Income Tax official.

  • Fire in multi-storeyed building

    Mumbai: Fire broke out on the 17th floor of a residential building in suburban Wadala today, fire officials said.

  • Sikh-Americans demand protection of minorities in Pakistan

    Washington: Strongly condemning the murder of Sikh-Canadian woman Rajvinder Kaur Gill and the beheading of Mohinder Singh in Pakistan, the Sikh community in the US today demanded protection of minorities in that country.

  • India rejects Pak proposal for UN probe

    New Delhi: India today outrightly rejected Pakistan’s proposal for UN probe into the incident in which two Indian soldiers were killed across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, making it clear it does not want to internationalise the issue.

  • Like Father, Like Son: Arjun Tendulkar in Mumbai’s U-14 squad

    Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar has been selected in the Mumbai team for the under-14 West Zone league matches that will be played in Ahmedabad from 20 January to 1 February reports  ABP News.

  • Muslim panchayat bans cell-phone use by girls

    Jaipur: After the khaps in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, a Muslim community panchayat in Rajasthan Thursday banned girls from using cell-phones and also from dancing and singing at weddings, ostensibly in an effort to prevent incidents like Delhi gang-rape.

  • Increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2012: NSA

    New Delhi: Ceasefire violations by Pakistan increased during the past year, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon said here Thursday, a day after India lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over the killing of two of its soldiers by Pakistani troops.