Free Press Journal
  • BJP and Maoists are working closely in C’garh: Cong

    New Delhi: Maoists and BJP are closely working in Chhattisgarh to serve each other’s purpose, Congress alleged today seeking to step up pressure on Chief Minister Raman Signh to resign in the wake of the audacious attack on party leaders that left 27 dead.

  • S&P upgrades RIL on clarity in business strategy

    Mumbai: Global ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Wednesday said it has upgraded Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) ratings due to improved competitive position and greater clarity in the company’s strategy.

  • Ravi Kant sent back to CBI to complete coalgate probe

    New Delhi: After facing flak from the Supreme Court, government has re-appointed senior IPS officer Ravi Kant in CBI to complete the probe in the high-profile coal blocks allocation case.

  • Sensex snaps three-day rally, down 13 pts; Sun Pharma shines

    Mumbai: Snapping a three-day winning run, the BSE benchmark Sensex today closed around 13 points lower as cautious investors booked profits in recent outperformers in financial, IT, and metal space ahead of monthly settlement in the derivative segment.

  • LPG subsidy directly in bank A/cs from June 1 in 18 districts

    New Delhi: Starting June 1 cooking gas (LPG) consumers in 18 districts will get Rs 435 in their bank accounts when they book an LPG cylinder as the government rolls out its ambitious direct benefit transfer programme to cut its fuel subsidy.

  • Political transition may delay Iran-Pakistan gas project

    Islamabad: The multi-million-dollar Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project is unlikely to be completed by the contractual deadline of December 2014 because of the political transition in Islamabad, officials have said.

  • Does Sahara group come under RTI Act? Sebi gets a query!

    Mumbai: A long-drawn case involving funds raised by two Sahara firms through ‘various illegalities’ seems to have made Sebi a preferred agency for all kinds of queries about the group, with the latest being whether the Lucknow-based conglomerate falls under the purview of RTI Act.

  • Court pulls up police for flip flop in IPL scandal probe

    New Delhi: Delhi Police was today pulled up by a court here for its flip flop in the handling of the IPL spot-fixing case and hiding the arrest of Abhishek Shukla, a friend of cricketer S Sreesanth, and termed it as a “bad practice”.

  • Maoists making it impossible for welfare progs to reach to most needy: NHRC

    New Delhi: Appalled by the “savage” attack in Chhattisgarh, NHRC today said the Maoists have now made it impossible for authorities to take social welfare programmes to the most needy and asked government to take precautionary steps to ensure villagers do not suffer in any retaliatory operations.

  • Geetika case: Police, accused told to file written submissions

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today asked the city police and co-accused Aruna Chadha to file written submissions on the plea of latter seeking quashing of fresh charges, including abetment of rape, against her in the former airhosetess Geetika Sharma suicide case.

  • Pawar demands Home Ministry inquiry into all IPL-6 matches

    New Delhi: Former BCCI President Sharad Pawar today demanded a Home Ministry inquiry into all the 75 matches of the scandal-hit IPL VI, saying not doing so will give an impression that the Cricket Board is not serious about dealing with corruption in the sport.

  • Court issues contempt notice to army chief

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the Indian Army chief on former Lt. General Tejinder Singh’s contempt plea alleging that no action was taken against former army chief General V.K. Singh and four others for defamation.

  • Ishrat Jahan case: Fifth accused cop gets bail

    Ahmedabad: Anaju Chaudhary, the fifth accused cop in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter case, was today granted bail by a special CBI court here after the central probe agency failed to file its charge sheet within the stipulated period of 90 days following his arrest.