Free Press Journal
  • Sonia’s food bill gets past LS

    New Delhi : After a gruelling nine-hour debate, Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s pet project, the Food Security Bill, got past the Lok Sabha on Monday night.

  • Unwell, lands in ICU

    New Delhi : Congress President Sonia Gandhi was on Monday rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences while the Food Bill voting was underway on various amendments moved by the Opposition.

  • 28-yr-old slashed at Goregaon station

    Mumbai : In a chilling reminder of the murderous assault on an American national inside a local train near Marine Lines last week, a 28-year-old woman was attacked with a blade by an unidentified man at Goregaon railway station at about 7:45 PM on Monday.

  • No minor among accused: Police

    Mumbai : Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Singh has rejected the claim made by the families of three accused in the Shakti Mills gang rape case that they are juvenile.

  • England has pee party at the Oval

    London : In a distasteful postscript to their Ashes triumph, some of the England players celebrated by urinating on the pitch at the Oval here.

  • Why so many acquittals: SC

    New Delhi : The spurt in rape incidents drew a sharp response from the Supreme Court, which said on Monday that the situation is “going from bad to worse”. “What is wrong with the system? Why are 90 per cent of rape cases ending in acquittals?” demanded a bench comprising justices R M Lodha and Madan B Lokur.

  • Cops to quiz Bapu Asaram

    Jaipur : Rajasthan Police on Monday asked spiritual guru Asaram Bapu to come for questioning within four days to answer charges that he molested a 16-year-old at his Jodhpur ashram.

  • Singhal released after court order

    Lucknow : The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday released VHP leader Ashok Singhal saying it found “no threat to peace” from the 84-year old leader.

  • House session extended

    New Delhi: To make up for time lost due to disruptions, the government on Monday decided to extend the monsoon session of Parliament till September 6. It hopes to pass key Bills relating to food security, economic reforms and land acquisition during this period.

  • SC rejects plea on Durga suspension

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against the Uttar Pradesh government for suspending IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal for allegedly ordering the demolition of an unauthorized part of a mosque on a public place. The court, while dismissing the public interest litigation, asked how the state government’s action amounted to contempt of court. The court said if the state government had issued orders


    New Delhi : Rahul Gandhi’s aide Meenakshi Natarajan today replaced senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar as Chairperson of Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Raj Sangathan, marking the beginning of the exercise for long-pending reconstitution of AICC departments.

  • In K’taka, Cong bags 2 council seats now

    Bangalore : Continuing its winning streak, the ruling Congress in Karnataka on Monday bagged two Legislative Council seats, blanking the BJP-KJP combine backed by the JDS, reports PTI.

  • CBI to submit report on missing files to SC today

    New Delhi : The CBI will be submitting a status report before the Supreme Court on Tuesday apprising it about the missing  files and documents and their relevance in the agency’s probe into the coal blocks allocation scam.

  • CRPF trooper, policeman killed in J&K

    SRINAGAR:  A policeman and a paramilitary trooper were killed and another trooper injured in two separate attacks by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said.

  • Day 2 : Jagan’s indefinite fast continues

    HYDERABAD: The indefinite fast launched by jailed YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy to protest the decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh, entered the second day on Monday. However, prison authorities maintained that they had no official information from Jagan about the fast. “He (Jagan) has not given us any representation on his fast. He is under doctors’ observation. As of now, his pulse rate, glucose levels and blood pressure are normal,”

  • Ex-BSP man gets 6-yr jail under MCOCA

    NEW DELHI:  Bahujan Samajwadi Party’s candidate in 2008 assembly polls in Delhi, Mohd Afzal, was on Monday sent to six years in jail by a Delhi court for running an organised crime syndicate and accumulating huge wealth by committing the crimes. Additional Sessions Judge Inderjeet Singh also imposed a fine of Rs nine lakh on Afzal for engaging in a string of unlawful activities and forcible eviction of premises with the object

  • Voters’ mood swinging towards us: Congress

    New Delhi : Citing recent poll victories secured by the party and its students’ wing, Congress today said that results were at hand to suggest a swing in the mood of voters in the country in its favour, reports PTI.

  • Asaram threatened me to keep quiet, says girl

    Jodhpur : The minor girl who has levelled the allegations of sexual exploitation against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu has said in her statement to the police that she was threatened by him to remain silent about the incident, reports PTI.

  • PIL on Justice Balakrishnan: SC seeks govt reply

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court asked the Centre to file its response on a PIL seeking initiation of removal process of former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan from the post of NHRC Chairman for his alleged “misbehaviour” and purchase of benami properties, reports PTI.

  • Report of Asaram case From Rajasthan, Delhi

    New Delhi : The Union Home Ministry has asked the governments of Rajasthan, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh to send reports on complaints of sexual offence allegedly committed by controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, reports PTI.