Free Press Journal
  • UK extends Yemen embassy closure

    London: Britain has extended the temporary closure of its embassy in Yemen until the end of the festival of Eid due to continuing security concerns.

  • Govt shelves BHEL selloff on valuation, order book concerns

    New Delhi: The disinvestment department has shelved plans to sell a stake in power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), citing valuation concerns and a depleting order book. Sources told PTI that the department has withdrawn the 5 per cent disinvestment proposal in view of BHEL’s low share price, decreased capital expenditure and less demand for power-sector equipment.

  • Review plea in SC against its verdict quashing common med test

    New Delhi: A petition was today filed in the Supreme Court seeking a review of its judgement scrapping the single common entrance test (NEET) for admissions to MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses in all medical colleges.

  • Include teachings from Koran, Bible too: Cong on MP govt’s move

    Delhi: Congress today reacted cautiously to Madhya Pradesh government’s decision to teach Bhagavad Gita to students in its Urdu-medium schools saying there was nothing wrong in it but demanded the inclusion of “some components from other religions as well”.

  • Khaitan Group was ultimate holding firm of BPL Mobile: Witness

    New Delhi: A CBI witness today  said that Khaitan Group was the “ultimate holding company” of BPL Mobile Communication Ltd which later became Loop Telecom Pvt Ltd, an accused firm in a case arising out of the 2G spectrum scam probe.

  • HC judge recuses from hearing on Hasan Ali’s bail plea

    Mumbai: A judge of the Bombay High Court today recused from hearing on the bail plea of Pune-based businessman Hasan Ali Khan, facing charges of money laundering and stashing huge amount of black money in foreign banks.

  • CPI to hold protests across UP over IAS officer’s suspension

    Lucknow: Communist Party of India would hold protests all over Uttar Pradesh on August 7 de anding revocation of suspension order of IAS officer Durga Sakthi Nagpal, who had cracked down on illegal mining in the state.

  • NGT restrains sand mining across the country

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today restrained sand mining without any licence or environmental clearance from river beds across the country on a plea alleging that such activities were going on in UP with the “wilful connivance” of its state machinery.

  • Sleuths make first arrest of service tax defaulter

    New Delhi: The first arrest of a service tax defaulter in the country has been made after government got the powers recently to crack the whip on people evading this tax.

  • BCCI moves SC against HC order declaring probe panel illegal

    New Delhi: BCCI today approached the Supreme Court challenging Bombay High Court’s order that held as illegal and unconstitutional the two-member probe panel constituted by it to look into spot-fixing and betting charges in the IPL tournament as illegal.

  • Aus party launches campaign to ban burqa

    Melbourne: A minor Australian party contesting the September 7 elections has launched a campaign to ban burqa, saying the full Islamic veil promotes the segregation of Muslims in the country.