Free Press Journal
  • India moves to scrap chopper deal, to send CBI team to Italy

    New Delhi: As it braces for an opposition onslaught in Parliament next week, government today cracked the whip by moving to scrap the 12 helicopter deal with AgustaWestland and decided to send a CBI team to Italy to probe the charges that kickbacks to the tune of Rs 362 crore were paid to bag it.

  • Delhi gangrape victim's father

    Two months on, father of Delhi rape victim remembers last meeting with daughter

    New Delhi:  His face has lined overnight and he looks haggard, but he keeps a brave front before his family. The façade however shatters when he recalls his last meeting with his 23-year-old daughter, who was brutally gang-raped on a cold December night in New Delhi. Tears are not far off and they fall freely.

  • Former air hostess Geetika Sharma’s mother commits suicide

    New Delhi: In a new twist in the sensational Geetika Sharma case, her mother also committed suicide today, six months after the former airhostess ended her life due to alleged “harassment” by former Haryana Minister Gopal Kanda.

  • Over 500 injured as meteor shower hits Russia

    More than 500 people, including 84 children, were injured when a meteorite shower rained down on three regions of Russia, and neighbouring Kazakhstan, officials said on Friday.

  • Governor should stop behaving like IPS officer: Trinamool MP

    Kolkata: Criticising West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan for questioning the sudden transfer of police chief R K Pachnanda, Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed today said he should “behave in consonance” with his gubernatorial responsibilities and not as a “former IPS officer”.

  • Responsibility of Cong to preserve RS dignity: Brinda

    Ranchi: CPI-M Politburo member Brinda Karat today said it was the responsibility of the Congress to protect the dignity of the Rajya Sabha and see that Deputy Chairman P J Kurien step down before the government moved the anti-rape ordinance.

  • Now children being banned from economy class too

    Families watch out. The no-kids campaign is spreading to the economy class on planes. From now on, no babies or children are allowed between rows seven and 14 (now renamed “The Quiet Zone”) in economy cabins on AirAsia X routes. Adults who want a seat in that block have to pay an extra US$11.

  • BJP & JDS have overt understanding to forge an alliance

    Bangalore: Karnataka Janata party leader B S Yeddurappa today charged the ruling BJP and opposition JDS with having an ‘overt understanding’ between them for forging an alliance for the coming Assembly elections.

  • BJP & JDS have overt understanding to forge an alliance

    Bangalore: Karnataka Janata party leader B S Yeddurappa today charged the ruling BJP and opposition JDS with having an ‘overt understanding’ between them for forging an alliance for the coming Assembly elections.

  • Suryanelli rape case: Absconding convict arrested in Karnataka

    Thiruvananthapuram: Dharmarajan, the absconding convict in the Suryanelli gangrape case over which Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien is facing heat, was today arrested by Kerala Police from Sagar in Karnataka.

  • Pak soldier killed after intruding into Indian territory

    New Delhi: In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, a Pakistani soldier who intruded into the Indian territory was killed by the army in the Naushera sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Pakistan owns about 90-110 nuclear warheads: report

    Washington: Pakistan’s atomic arsenal probably consists of between 90 to 110 nuclear war heads, a latest Congressional report has said, informing the American lawmakers that Islamabad is interested in concluding a nuclear cooperation deal with the US, which would require their approval.

  • Iran nuke issue: France wants India to convince Tehran

    New Delhi:France, a key player in the P5+1 talks with Iran on its contentious nuclear programme, today asked India to “convince” its “close friend” Tehran to enter into serious negotiations and respect international obligations with regard to nuclear non-proliferation.

  • BJP demands SIT probe in chopper scam

    Hyderabad: Doubting the UPA government’s intentions in conducting an impartial probe into the VVIP chopper deal, BJP today demanded that a Special Investigation Team be set up to investigate the matter under a monitoring mechanism.