Free Press Journal
  • Govt committed to moderate tax rates, says Chidambaram

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said the government is committed to moderate tax rates and is working towards modernising administration to minimise transaction cost and maximise taxpayer convenience.

  • SC criticises VIP security culture, questions usage of beacon lights

    The Supreme Court on Thursday criticised the culture of providing security to VIP personnel, questioning the usage of beacon lights by Sarpanches, Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) and Members of Parliament (MPs) reports CNN-IBN site.

  • Anti-graft body refuses to arrest Pak PM

    Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency on Thursday refused to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on suspicion of corruption, saying there was not enough evidence to arrest him, Xinhua reported.

  • Govt increases LPG subsidy cap from 6 to 9, allows oil companies to revise diesel price

    The government on Thursday raised the cap on supply of subsidised LPG cylinders to nine bottles from six per year and allowed oil companies to hike diesel prices by a “small quantum” periodically.There will be no change in LPG and kerosene rates, oil minister M Veerappa Moily told reporters here after the meeting on cabinet committee on political affairs (CCPA).

  • Dr Qadri has a Modi connection

    Gujarat Chief Minister has played host to the Islamic cleric who has laid siege to Islamabad.

  • Ahmedabad also says ‘no’ to Pak eves

    Gandhinagar : After Mumbai, it is now the turn of Ahmedabad to turn down a proposal for hosting a one-day cricket match of the women’s world cup featuring the Pakistani team.

  • Qadri, Pak Govt on collision course

    Islamabad : Thousands of protesters led by Canada-returned cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri rallied in Islamabad for the third day, giving the government time till Wednesday night to quit and dissolve the national and provincial assemblies to pave the way for electoral reforms.

  • Rs 700-cr land grab case against Asaram

    Mumbai: Self-styled ‘god man’ Asaram Bapu has run into fresh trouble with the Serious Fraud Investigating Office seeking his prosecution in a Rs 700 crore land grab case in Madhya Pradesh.

  • The pot is calling the kettle black

    New York : Even as Pakistan’s army decided to de-escalate the tension, the country’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar continued to talk with a forked tongue.

  • CRY BABY IS QUIET, FOR NOW

    New Delhi : Engaged in a war of brinkmanship, eyeball to eyeball, Pakistan has blinked. It has reportedly ordered its Army to strictly uphold the cease-fire and exercise restraint at the Line of Control.

  • Om Prakash Chautala

    Chautala, son are new VIPs at Tihar

    New Delhi : Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay were taken into police custody on Wednesday after a CBI court convicted them in a recruitment scam involving junior teachers.

  • Nations using terror as ‘state policy’ are short-sighted, envoy tells UN

    United Nations : Talking tough on terror in the backdrop of tension on the Indo-Pak border, India told UN Security Council that nations using terror as an “instrument of state policy” are “short-sighted” and have invariably themselves suffered immensely from the “Frankenstein monster.”

  • Army chief visits slain soldier’s family in UP

    Mathura : Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh on Wednesday visited the family of Lance Naik Hemraj, who was beheaded by Pakistani troops.  The army chief, his wife and senior army commanders visited Hemraj’s village in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, and placed a wreath at a memorial in honour of the soldier.

  • Fast News

    Student commits suicide for inability to speak English fluently

  • Court dismisses Zee News plea in extortion case

    New Delhi : The Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of Zee News Ltd. seeking a direction to the CBI to lodge an FIR against Congress MP Naveen Jindal for allegedly trying to influence the hearing before the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) in connection with an alleged extortion bid case.

  • Jaipur Police draws flak for crackdown on young lovers

    Jajpur : Young girls and boys were made to kneel down in front of police station for allegedly “kissing, cuddling and holding hands” in public places by cops in Jajpur district, sparking criticism from activists.

  • Even Indian PM faced corruption charges, says Khar

    New York : Even as corruption charges threatened to topple Pakistan’s second Premier in a row, the country’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar drew a parallel with India, saying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had also faced “very big” allegations.