Free Press Journal
  • India’s Muslims can survive without political protection

    It’s a national tragedy that policymakers needed a 2006 report to realise that Muslims in India are still backward. The bigger tragedy is the UPA government hasn’t really done anything to genuinely address the findings of the Sachar Committee.

  • CBI questions Javadekar

    CBI today questioned BJP Rajya Sabha MPs Prakash Javadekar and Bhupendra Yadav in connection with a video tape in which they were allegedly seen discussing ways to weaken case against Narendra Modi’s aide Amit Shah by influencing the mother of a victim of an alleged fake encounter in Gujarat.

  • FM says people invested in NSEL with ‘open eyes’

    NEW DELHI : Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said many of the investors of National Spot Exchange Ltd had put their money into the exchange knowing well that it was an unregulated and non-registered entity.

  • 10th round of oil&gas block auction likely in Jan: Moily

    NEW DELHI : The petroleum ministry is keen to soon hold the next round of New Exploration Licensing Policy as it has smoothened out most of the hurdles that came up in the previous rounds of the hydrocarbon block auctions, Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily said.

  • FEELING UNSAFE? GO FOR HARASS-MAP

    The online platform is a tool for gathering information, generating gender consciousness and seeking redressal for sexual harassment :

  • PM-NAWAZ TALKS FUTILE EXERCISE: GEN

    Singh will be talking to Nawaz Sharif who may or may not have the capacity to control the army, ISI and the terror groups. And, we don’t know who is going to control the talks, says Gen (retd) Shankar Roychowdhury 

  • PIL seeks to know status of ‘benami’ deals’ probe

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Thursday sought a reply from the Central Bureau of Investigation on a public interest litigation seeking status report of the probe in the Adarsh Housing Society scam.

  • Rasool takes five-for but West Indies ‘A’ hold edge

    Mysore : Promising all-rounder Parveez Rasool impressed with a five-wicket haul but West Indies ‘A’ held the edge as they made inroads into the India ‘A’ batting line-up after being all out for 429 in the first unofficial Test.
    At stumps on the second day of the match, India ‘A’ were in a spot of bother at 124 for three, with skipper Chesteshwar Pujara back in the pavilion.
    The hosts were trailing the Kirk Edwards-led side

  • India wants Pak to fix accountability for 26/11

    New York : With the stage set for a meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, India has said it will ask its neighbour to fix the accountability for the 26/11 terror attack that left 166 people dead.
    “The work that we have done on this meeting (between Singh and Sharif) includes conveying the expectation of some signal, addressing our concerns, which essentially are accountability for 26/11, people who are

  • Forest Labs files suits against Lupin, Ranbaxy and others

    New Delhi : US-based Forest Laboratories Inc and Forest laboratories Holding have said that along with Royalty Pharma they have filed lawsuits against several firms including Lupin and Ranbaxy for infringement of patents related to Savella.

  • Mumbai look to tame Lions amidst rain threat

    Jaipur : It’s going to be a do-or-die battle for the IPL champions Mumbai Indians and also Highveld Lions when they clash at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium on Friday for the Champions League T20 tie.
    Both Mumbai Indians and Highveld Lions have two points each from two matches with two matches in hand in Group A. Mumbai Indians lost the inaugural match to Rajasthan Royals at the Pink City.
    Thus the team losing the Friday’s

  • CBI grills Naveen Jindal

    New Delhi :Three months after registering an FIR against him, CBI on Thursday questioned Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal in connection with a case of alleged cheating and criminal conspiracy in bagging Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand in 2008.
    According to sources, Jindal was summoned by CBI after which he expressed the desire to appear before it. He met the investigation team in the afternoon and his examination continued till late in the

  • I’m engaged, tweets Novak

    Paris : World No.1 Novak Djokovic took to Twitter to announce his engagement to model girlfriend Jelena Ristic.
    Alongside a photo of the happy couple Djokovic, 26, tweeted late Wednesday: “Meet my fiance and future wife 🙂 So happy! Thank you for wonderful wishes #NoleFam and friends”
    Ristic, 27, alongwith modelling, also runs her future husband’s charitable Novak Djokovic Foundation, is a frequent courtside spectator.
    Ristic wear their hearts on her sleeves and often appear to be

  • Man who ‘snatched’ lady commuter’s life nabbed

    Mumbai :The Government Railway Police (GRP) of Mumbai claims to have solved the bag-snatching case in which Aarti Gholapkar (43), lost her life, with the arrest of a man from Madhya Pradesh. The accused identified as Harish Rathod alias Babulal, was arrested from a village in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday and was brought to Mumbai on Thursday morning. The police said that Rathod attacked Gholapkar between Ghansoli and Rabale stations while she was travelling

  • Sehwag sizzles in short burst but Delhi lose to India Blue

    Indore : Virender Sehwag struck a fluent half-century in the first outing of his comeback bid into the national side but that was not good enough to prevent a formidable Delhi side from losing by 18 runs to India Blue in the opening game of NKP Salve Challenger Series here on Thursday.
    Playing without skipper Yuvraj Singh, who skipped the tie due to a stiff back, India Blue scored 270 for six in 50 overs

  • Former J&K guv rejects V K’s funding claims

    New Delhi :Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha on Thursday dismissed Gen (retd.) V K Singh’s charge that the army has funded political leaders in Kashmir and sought a credible, impartial inquiry into the claims made by him.
    Gen Sinha, former vice-chief of army, accused Gen Singh of providing fodder to Pakistan which may have the issue on top on its agenda when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets Prime Minister Manmohan