Free Press Journal
  • Maharashtra BJP leader’s son commits suicide

    Jalgaon (Mah): Nikhil Khadse, the son of Maharashtra’s BJP Opposition Leader Eknath Khadse, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at his home in Muktainagar, Jalgaon, Wednesday afternoon, a party official said.

  • Delhi auto-rickshaw, taxi fares up by 25 percent

    New Delhi: Delhiites would soon have to pay more for commuting in auto-rickshaws as the Delhi government Wednesday approved a proposal for a 25 percent hike in CNG-run auto-rickshaw and taxi fare in the capital.

  • Maharashtra BJP leader’s son commits suicide

    Nikhil Khadse, the son of Maharashtra’s BJP Opposition Leader Eknath Khadse, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at his home in Muktainagar, Jalgaon, Wednesday afternoon, a party official said.

  • India seeks Sarabjit, family wants PM to go

    India Wednesday made a fervent appeal to Pakistan to release critically injured death row prisioner Sarabjit Singh or at least to shift him to a third country for “proper treatment”, even as his fuming family hit out at both New Delhi and Islamabad and asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to quit for his plight.

  • Three more held for Boston bombing

    Washington: Three more suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing have been taken into custody, Boston police said Wednesday, but assured people that “there is no threat to the public”.

  • UN regrets anti-rape law not reflecting Verma panel views

    New Delhi: The United Nations Wednesday expressed regret that the anti-rape law passed by the government after the December 16 gang-rape incident did not fully reflect the recommendations of the Justice J.S. Verma Committee.

  • US Sikhs dismayed at Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal

    Washington: Sikh leaders in the US have expressed their “dismay and shock” at Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal by a Delhi court in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

  • 1 killed as quake on Himachal-J&K border rocks north India

    New Delhi: One person was killed and tremors were felt in the Indian capital and large parts of north India, including Srinagar, Jammu, Shimla and Chandigarh, following a 5.8-magnitude quake centred near the Jammu and Kashmir-Himachal Pradesh border Wednesday.

  • CBI chief’s candid confession

    New Delhi : Hours after the Supreme Court castigated the CBI for being servile and submitting to its “political masters,” the agency’s chief indicated that he is least troubled by the proximity to the powers that be.

  • SC hauls CBI over coal for ‘breach of trust’

    New Delhi : In a damning indictment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday lambasted the government and said the CBI’s act of sharing with it the status report on coal gate has been a “massive breach of trust’’ which has shaken the foundation of the entire investigative process.

  • Lame defence but Ashwani hangs on

    New Delhi : Notwithstanding his demeanor of having embarrassed the government on the matter of vetting of the CBI report on “coal gate,” Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar is still hanging on to his job, skating on thin ice of “due procedure.”  (The allusion is to the ‘due procedure’ that the Law Ministry follows in vetting any submissions made before the apex court.)

  • Legal eagles in a spot

    New Delhi : The coal gate scam on Tuesday claimed its first victim: Additional Solicitor General Haren Raval has resigned from the post in the wake of a controversy over his statement in the Supreme Court that the CBI probe report was not shared with anyone.

  • Petrol price slides by a steep Rs 3

    New Delhi : Petrol price was on Tuesday slashed by Rs 3 per litre, the steepest reduction in rates in over five years.

  • Sarabjit is clinically dead?

    Amritsar/Lahore : The distraught family of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was brutally assaulted in a Lahore jail last week, is likely to return home on Wednesday after doctors reportedly indicated that he was “clinically dead”.

  • 9 years on, Cong leader acquitted in ‘84 riots case

    New Delhi : A Delhi court on Tuesday acquitted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a case related to 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The case related to death of five Sikhs, who were members of the same family and were killed by a mob in Delhi Cantonment area.

  • India, China hold 3rd flag meet

    New Delhi : India and China on Tuesday held their third flag meeting in Chushul in Ladakh to resolve the issue of incursion by Chinese troops 19 km inside in Daulat Beg Oldi.