Free Press Journal
  • NEPHEW ‘FIXES’ BANSAL UNCLE

    New Delhi : With his nephew Vijay Singla arrested by the CBI in Chandigarh for allegedly taking bribe to fix top-level promotions in the Railway Board, (more…)

  • Dahisar girl gang-raped and later sold to brothel

    Mumbai : A 16-year-old girl who was reported to be missing since the last eight days at Dahisar police station was allegedly raped by three persons during the given time.

  • Cong core group stalls resignation

    New Delhi : The Congress core group, headed by Sonia Gandhi and attended among others by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Saturday gave a lease of life temporarily to Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal by keeping his resignation in abeyance.

  • How Rly official got bribe money!

    New Delhi : There is an interesting triangle to the way Railway Board member Mahesh Kumar tried to bribe Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal through the friend of his nephew Vijay Singla by obtaining illegal gratification from a Bangalore firm in lieu of official favours.

  • If army fails, China will open new flanks: General

    After 21 days and 19 km of intrusion by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into Indian territory, New Delhi has failed both diplomatically and militarily to push the Chinese back on the other side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Gen. (Retd) Shankar Roychowdhury, Former Chief of Army Staff, in a candid interview to Free Press Journal correspondent Parjanya Bhatt, says the stand-off may lead

  • Ranbir detained, fined for customs violation

    Mumbai : Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor was today detained and fined about Rs 60,000 on undeclared branded personal goods he was carrying at the Mumbai International airport, a customs official said.

  • ‘MR CLEAN’ IN HIGH-PROFILE CONTROVERSY

    Chandigarh : An advocate-turned-politician, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has gradually moved his way up in his political career while maintaining a clean image. However, this will be impacted by a bribery scandal in which his nephew Vijay Singla  figures prominently, reports IANS.

  • Other railway scams that the CBI exposed

    New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has exposed at least 17 cases of corruption by railway staff over the past 20 months, according to the agency.

  • Disconcerting to see Rlys 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.

  • Bansal’s nephew, three others sent to 4 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.

  • Rly says no Board vacancy, denies ‘scam’ in plum post

    New Delhi : Amid allegations that Railway Board Member Mahesh Kumar had offered bribe to get the plum posting as Member (Electrical), Railway Ministry on Saturday said no “relevant” Board level job is vacant at present and denied any wrongdoing in his present appointment as Member(Staff).

  • Govt taking steps to spur investment: PM

    Greater Noida :  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the government is taking steps to make India a more attractive investment destination with a view to achieve over 8 per cent economic growth in the 12th Five Year Plan, reports PTI.

  • In Jammu jail: Pakistani prisoners kept separately

    Jammu : After the murderous attack on a Pakistani prisoner in the Kot Bhalwal Jail here, the 17 other Pakistani prisoners have been moved to separate barracks although all Indian and Pakistani inmates work together under strict vigil, an official said on Saturday.

  • Modi govt did little to save Dilip Yadav languishing in Pakistan

    Gandhinagar : Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi may be blowing hot and cold over Sarabjit Singh’s gruesome death in a Pakistani jail but his own government has done precious little for an Ahmedabad based family whose brother has been languishing in the same kot lakhpat jail for almost twenty years now.

  • ‘PLA’s move undermining ties between two nations’

    Mumbai : Relations between New Delhi and Beijing have grown leaps and bounds in past few years. However, the economic gulf, military capabilities, internal political stability and foreign policy projections have played a vital role in projecting and practicing both the country’s interests.

  • The real men behind the chit fund scam

    UDAY K CHAKRABORTY who had an inside source tells us how the gullible in West Bengal and neighbouring states were robbed of Rs 12-30,000 crores in the infamous chit fund scam.

  • Sparrow sorrow

    A first of its kind survey documents and confirms decline of house sparrow population in India says NIDHI JAMWAL.

  • Celebrating love with a difference

    Love knows no language and barrier! The story of  a Transgender Shabnam & her heterosexual husband Mukesh is a fitting example of this commonly said phrase.

  • Hyderabad complete easy win over Delhi

    Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers fired in unison as they posted a comprehensive six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday, brightening their chances of playing in the play-offs of the ongoing T20 league, reports PTI .