Free Press Journal
  • Indo-Pak DGMOs agree not to escalate tension along LoC

    New Delhi: Top military commanders of India and Pakistan today agreed not to allow escalation of tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) with the Pakistan Army asking its troops to observe ceasefire strictly and exercise restraint.

  • Finmin requests RBI for relaxing capital adequacy norms

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has requested the Reserve Bank to relax capital adequacy norms for banks in line with the recommendations made earlier this month by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

  • Diageo-USL deal hits CCI hurdle; regulator suggests changes

    New Delhi: Fair trade regulator CCI is believed to have expressed reservations over a proposed Rs 11,166 crore purchase of a majority stake in UB group’s United Spirits Ltd, as it has found certain clauses of the deal to be based on probabilities and not definitive in nature.

  • RCom awards over Rs 5,400 cr contract to Alcatel-Lucent

    New Delhi: Reliance Communications (RCom) today awarded over USD 1 billion (around Rs 5,481 crore) contract to telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent for enhancing its telecom network in Eastern and Southern India till 2020.

  • Pak PM unlikely to be arrested soon; ‘several procedures left’

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf is unlikely to be arrested soon on graft charges despite a Supreme Court order for the same as sources and government today maintained that the court had not set any deadline.

  • NIA claims Samjahuta bombers behind Joshi murder

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the case relating to sensational murder of right wing activist Sunil Joshi, the NIA today alleged Lokesh Sharma and Rajen ra Chowdhary, accused in Malegaon and Samjhauta Express blast cases, had killed him.

  • Pak army act is unpardonable, but war is undesirable: Kejriwal

    Bhopal (MP): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal said here today that whatever Pakistan Army had done to two Indian soldiers is totally inhuman and unpardonable, but war should not take place between the two nations on the issue.

  • Zee News plea for lodging FIR by CBI against Jindal rejected

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today dismissed the the Zee News Ltd’s plea for direction to CBI to lodge an FIR against Congress MP Naveen Jindal for allegedly trying to “influence” the hearing before the News Broadcasting Standards Authority in connection with the alleged extortion bid case.

  • GCA refuses to host Women’s Cricket World Cup

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has refused to host the upcoming Women’s Cricket World Cup after it was approached by the BCCI, who are skeptical about hosting the event in Mumbai due to Pakistani players’ presence in the quadrennial extravaganza.

  • Two killed as chopper rams into crane in London

     London: At least two people were killed and as many injured when a helicopter crashed into a crane on top of a building in London, The Sun reported.

  • Arrest warrant issued for Qadri

    Islamabad/Lahore: An arrest warrant has been issued for the fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, who is leading thousands of supporters in a protest demanding the ouster of the Pakistan government, after police here registered a case against him.

  • Pakistan firing hits life on Kashmir border

    Poonch:  Life has turned full circle for many villagers whose homes virtually hug Jammu and Kashmir’s porous border with Pakistan.

  • One month since gang-rape: Delhi by night – many cops but so few women

    New Delhi:Many more policemen but far fewer women. That’s Delhi by night where insecurity has tightened its grip in the month since the gang-rape of a 23-year-old on her way back home from a movie and where women are cutting back on work and leisure because they are scared of travelling by public transport.

  • Budget will outline amendments to Constitution on GST: FM

    New Delhi: Finance minister P Chidambaram today said he would outline amendments to the Constitution on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in his Budget speech if there is consensus among states on the issue.

  • US-Indian jumps into 100-ft mine shaft to ‘appease gods’

    Washington: A 28-year-old Indian-American jumped into a 100-foot mine shaft at a meteor impact site in Arizona to “appease the gods” and was pulled out following a massive eight-hour rescue operation.

  • Wave of Iraq attacks kill 23

    Kirkuk (Iraq): A wave of attacks in Baghdad and north of the capital today left at least 23 people dead a day after a Sunni MP was killed in a suicide bombing, amid a worsening political crisis engulfing Iraq.

  • Rana sentencing foreshadows similar fate for Headley?

    Chicago: By seeking a prison term of 30 years for Tahawwur Hussain Rana, US federal prosecutors are probably foreshadowing a similar length of imprisonment, if not longer, for David Coleman Headley, a key plotter behind the Mumbai terrorist attacks of November 26, 2008.

  • Karna police asked to book rapists under Goondas Act

    Bangalore: Karnataka Government is contemplating amending laws to ensure that rapists do not get bail and police have been directed to book them under Goondas Act and take steps to prevent atrocities, including rape, against women, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said today.