Free Press Journal
  • Cong unfazed by BJP demand for Ashwani Kumar’s resignation

    New Delhi: Unfazed by BJP’s persistent demand for resignation of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, Congress today rejected the charge of interference in the preparation of CBI report in the coal scam for the Supreme Court.

  • CBI to engage pvt lawyer for Director’s affidavit before SC

    New Delhi: Unhappy over the exceeding of brief by the Additional Solicitor General before the apex court on coal blocs allocation scam, CBI is likely to engage a private counsel to submit Director Ranjit Sinha’s affidavit before the apex court.

  • Cabinet meeting was beginning of conspiracy in JBT scam: CBI

    New Delhi: CBI today told the Delhi High Court that the conspiracy in the teachers’ recruitment scam, in which former Haryana Chief Minister O P Chautala was jailed for 10 years, had begun in September 1999 when the recruitment was taken out of the purview of Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC).

  • Custody of mining baron Reddy, others extended till April 29

    Bangalore: The CBI Special Court here today extended till April 29 the judicial custody of former Karnataka minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy and his close associate Mehfuz Ali Khan in connection with the alleged iron ore scam.

  • Mah transporters demand withdrawal of entry tax by Goa govt

    Panaji: Transporters from the neighbouring Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra today held protests on the state border warning to intensify their agitation if Goa government did not withdraw the entry tax imposed on the vehicles entering the state.

  • Pak national gets life term for 1996 Modinagar bus blast

    Ghaziabad: Two persons, including a Pakistani national, were sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court in the 1996 Modinagar bus blast case, while the third accused was discharged due to lack of evidence.

  • Remove Katju as PCI chief, say activists

    Lucknow:  Social activists here Monday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking the removal of Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju.

  • ​Beni attacks Mulayam again

    Lucknow: In a new charge, Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma today accused Mulayam Singh Yadav of conniving with L K Advani in the run up to the demolition of of Babri Masjid while debunking a debate whether he or Narendra Modi would be a better Prime Ministerial choice.

  • Petrol price cut by Re.1 per litre

    New Delhi: Petroleum major Indian Oil Corp (IOC) Monday announced reduction in petrol price by Re.1 per litre (excluding VAT) effective midnight Monday-Tuesday.

  • No Playboy club in Goa beach shack: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: Bowing to pressure from within BJP against the US-based Playboy club’s move to open its facility in the coastal state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the application would not be considered by his government on “technical grounds”.

  • Nitish refuses to take question on NDA PM candiate

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today refused to speak more than what he had said yesterday on the NDA’s prime ministerial candidate even as some state BJP leaders conveyed to the party high command their strong resentment against his comments on Narendra Modi.

  • No conditionalities on aids given to emerging nations: India

    New Delhi: Asserting that it attaches no “conditionalities” to assistance to countries including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives and Bangladesh, India today said it also does not “challenge national sovereignty” of these nations and noted such aids were demand driven and mutually beneficial.

  • Mamata promises to learn from mistakes

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that her government might have committed ‘2 or 3’ mistakes in the past two years, but would learn from them in the New Year.