Free Press Journal
  • Rs 2 crore bribe amount was interim payment for Singla

    New Delhi: Rupees two crore alleged bribe amount agreed upon between the nephew of Railway Minister P K Bansal and Railway Board member Mahesh Kumar was for an interim arrangement allowing Kumar to keep additional charge of Western Railway till his new posting as Member (Electrical), CBI sources said.

  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots:Arguments on quantum of sentence on May 9

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today fixed May 9 for hearing arguments on quantum of punishment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was acquitted while five persons were convicted for being a part of the mob that killed five Sikhs here.

  • TMC officials advised builder not to accept notice in his name

    Thane: In a shocking revelation in Thane building collapse case, prosecution today told the court that municipal officials, who went to serve notice on builder Abdul Salim Aziz Siddiqui two days before the incident at Shil Phata here, allegedly advised him not to accept it in his name.

  • New record of scams created during UPA regime, says Varun

    Lucknow: Alleging that a “new record of scams” was created during UPA regime, BJP MP Varun Gandhi today claimed that Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Pakistani hospital following a brutal attack on him, could not be saved due to its “lax policy”.

  • Mahesh Kumar not interested in becoming Member (staff): CBI

    New Delhi: Mahesh Kumar, the main accused in a bribery case in which nephew of Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has also been arrested, was “not interested” in becoming Member (staff) of Railway Board, CBI has said.

  • Set up SIT to probe anti-Sikh riots: Victim writes to PM

    New Delhi: An anti-Sikh riots victim, who is on an indefinite fast against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, today shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 pogrom.

  • Bansal evasive on whether he has offered to quit

    New Delhi: Railway Minister P K Bansal was today evasive to a question whether he has offered to quit in the wake of the arrest of his nephew on a charge of accepting bribe for allegedly fixing appointments in the Railway Board.

  • Jaish, LeT could gain Hamas, Hezbollah-like status: Former RAW chief

    Panaji: Pakistan-sponsored terror outfits Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) could achieve the status of Hamas and Hezbollah, powerful long-standing extremist groups based in Palestine and Lebanon respectively, according to a former Indian security official.

  • IB, RAW good enough; no need for NCTC: Former RAW chief

    Panaji: A parliamentary committee may have asked the central government to hold back the setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), but a former RAW chief insists that India does not need such an apparatus.

  • Bansal’s nephew, three others sent to four days police custody

    New Delhi: A Delhi court Saturday granted four days police custody of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla and three others, arrested for allegedly taking a bribe to ensure the promotion of a top railway official.

  • Scientists develop nanoparticles for diabetics

    Boston: US researchers have engineered nanoparticles for diabetics capable of releasing insulin in the blood thereby to help maintain normal blood sugar levels, says a study.

  • Flippancy over Chinese incursion may prove costly: Khanduri

    Dehradun: BJP leader B C Khanduri today criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for downplaying the issue of Chinese incursion into Indian territory and warned that any flippancy in this regard may lead to a 1962 like situation along the country’s borders.

  • Modi telephones Lalu after accident

    Patna: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Saturday  telephoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad to inquire about his health, a day after  he was injured in an accident.

  • PILs against major irrigation project: HC seeks Centre’s reply

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Centre and Maharashtra to file by May 24 their response to two PILs seeking CBI probe into alleged siphoning of public funds, illegalities in tender process and poor quality of work done in a major irrigation scheme known as “Gosikhurd Project.”

  • Lalu injured in freak accident

    Patna: RJD president Lalu Prasad sustained injuries on his head and face when the windshield of his car broke and shards of glass hit him when he was going to Vaishali district, his personal assistant said today.

  • Disconcerting to see railways name in bribery case: MoS railways

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, reacting to the CBI raids in Chandigarh and the arrest of the nephew of Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, said Saturday that it was “disconcerting” to see a bribery scandal in his ministry.

  • CBI arrests Bansal’s nephew, three more in bribery scam

    Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) The CBI Saturday arrested Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla and three others here for allegedly taking a bribe to ensure the promotion of a top railway official.