Free Press Journal
  • SMSes, social network websites to be under EC scanner

    Shillong: Election campaign for the February 23 Assembly polls in Meghalaya through SMSes or through social networking websites will be under the scanner of the Election Commission.

  • ‘Vishwaroopam’: Kamal thanks CM, rules out SC move for now

    Chennai: Clutching on to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s statement, actor Kamal Haasan today virtually ruled out moving the Supreme Court for now, saying he was thankful to Jayalalithaa’s offer to break the impasse over ‘Vishwaroopam’.

  • Hit and run: Salman to be tried for culpable homicide

    Mumbai: In a major setback to Bollywood actor Salman Khan, a Magistrate’s court here today accepted the plea of the Maharashtra government that he should be tried under section 304 (II) of Indian Penal Code (culpable homicide not amounting to order), a graver offence, in the 2002 hit and run case.

  • High Court orders winding up of Dunlop India

    Kolkata:The Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered winding up of tyre manufacturing company Dunlop India Limited, which had set up its first factory at Sahaganj near here in 1936.

  • India to seek access to Headley associate Rana

    New Delhi: India today said it will seek access to Tahawwur Rana, an accomplice of convicted terrorist David Headley from the US and maintained that its demand for their extradition “continues to stand” to take forward its legal processes in Mumbai terror strike cases.

  • Central govt has survived on CBI’s lack of integrity: Jaitley

    Mumbai: Alleging that the UPA has survived on the strength of CBI’s lack of integrity, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley today said a parliamentary panel has made recommendations which will liberate CBI partly from the clutches of the government.

  • Why a censor board, ask B-town celebs

    Mumbai: In the wake of the controversy surrounding actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan’s multi-lingual offering “Vishwaroopam”, Bollywood celebrity Farhan Akhtar raised a question over the authority of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), while Abhishek Bachchan said viewers must be free to choose films they want to see.

  • Cabinet had no right to approve amended Lokpal Bill: BJP

    New Delhi: As the union cabinet Thursday approved most of the amendments made by a Rajya Sabha select committee to the Lokpal Bill, the BJP said the government had no right to approve or reject the amendments under the rules of parliament.

  • Mumbai: MNS protest disrupts traffic on Western Express Highway

    Mumbai: Office goers and students were affected due to the blockade of traffic movement at Kherwadi junction by the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers in protest against the poor management of traffic rules.

  • Pawar bats for Telangana; raises issue with PM

    New Delhi: Making a strong pitch for separate Telangana, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar today told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that a delay in the matter would not be helpful.

  • Cannot trust PM, Sonia to bring stringent Lokpal bill : Anna

    Patna: Questioning UPA government’s commitment to root out corruption in the country, anti-graft activist Anna Hazare today said he does not trust Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi for enactment of a stringent Lokpal Bill.

  • Jaya joins issue with Manish Tewari

    Chennai: Taking on Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today asked him to do his “homework” before commenting upon the Cinematography Act.

  • Samajwadi Party not for ‘Vishwaroop’ in UP

    Lucknow: The ruling Samajwadi Party Thursday said it won’t let “Vishwaroop” – the Hindi version of the Kamal Haasan movie – to release in Uttar Pradesh until it ceased to be controversial.

  • Anna raises question on Modi as PM

    Patna: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare today questioned Narendra Modi as a prime ministerial candidate in the next general elections saying the Gujarat Chief Minister was not sincere about rooting out corruption as he has not taken steps for setting up a Lokayukta, a post lying vacant since 2003 in the state.

  • Cabinet approves Lokpal bill amendments

    New Delhi: The cabinet Thursday approved amendments to the Lokpal bill suggested by a select committee of the Rajya Sabha.

  • Death toll in Gujarat accident climbs to 23

    Ahmedabad: The death toll in the Gujarat road accident, which claimed 18 lives when the open loading van in which they were travelling collided with a state transport bus at Patan, has risen to 23, police said today.