Free Press Journal
  • HC refuses permission to body for Chhath Puja at Juhu beach

    Mumbai: Observing that conditions had  been violated earlier, the Bombay High Court today refused to grant permission to a cultural organisation to hold “Chhath Puja” celebrations at Juhu beach on November 8.

  • Sonia lauds scientists for Mars mission launch

    New Delhi:Congress President Sonia Gandhi today lauded scientists for the successful launch of Mars Orbiter Mission, saying every Indian is proud of this “outstanding scientific feat”.

  • Water, land and tech should be judiciously used: Tariq Anwar

    Hyderabad: Water, land and modern technology should be used judiciously to maintain sustainable agriculture and achieve food security for the country’s constantly growing population in years to come, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said here today.

  • Hearing in Sankararaman murder case adjourned to Nov 12

    Puducherry: A local court today adjourned to November 12 hearing in the Sankararaman murder case in which Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijayendra are the prime accused.

  • 1.34 lakh Indians return, Govt watching situation in S Arabia

    New Delhi: With 1.34 lakh Indian workers already returning to the homeland, Government is closely watching the situation in Saudi Arabia which is targeting illegal foreigners under its new labour policy, Overseas  Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi today said.

  • Nehru had called Patel a “total communalist”, says Advani

    New Delhi: BJP today raked up another controversy over Sardar Patel with L K Advani quoting a book to allege that then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru called his Home Minister a “total communalist” when the latter suggested that army be sent to take over a defiant Hyderabad after Independence.

  • Karzai criticises timing of killing of Pakistan Taliban chief

    Islamabad:  The Afghan president has criticised the timing of a US drone strike that killed the Pakistani Taliban leader, after an angry Islamabad expressed fears the death would undermine planned peace talks.

  • Digvijay demands CBI probe into MBBS admissions in MP

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh today sought to turn the alleged irregularities in admission of 700 medical students in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh into a major issue by daring Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to hold a CBI inquiry into the matter.

  • India launches maiden Mars mission

    Sriharikota (AP): India today embarked on its  maiden Mars odyssey with its polar rocket carrying Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) successfully lifting off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here in its first-ever inter-planetary expedition in a bid to join a select band of nations.

  • 30 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has arrested at least thirty Indian fishermen for allegedly poaching in its waters,Naval spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said today.

  • CPI-M hails court verdict on Vijayan

    New Delhi: The CPI-M Tuesday hailed the CBI Special Court’s decision to discharge its Kerala leader Pinarayi Vijayan from what came to be known as the SNC-Lavalin corruption case.

  • Three killed in Norway bus hijacking, suspect arrested

    Oslo: Three people were killed when a man armed with a knife hijacked a bus in western Norway ,according to police, who have arrested a suspect they say comes from South Sudan.

  • N Korea progressing on ICBM to strike US: think-tank

    Seoul: North Korea is making progress on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a first-generation nuclear warhead to the continental United States, a leading US think-tank said today.

  • Portals of Kedarnath, Yamunotri closed for winter

    Dehradun: Amid chants of Vedic hymns and light snowfall, the portals of Kedarnath and Yamunotri, the two major chardham pilgrimage centres in Garhwal Himalayas, were closed to visitors today for winters during which they become snowbound and inaccessible.

  • Police station torched after death of youth

    Lucknow:A mob torched a police station and three motorcycles in Uttar Pradesh after two policemen alleged thrashed a young man to death, officials said Tuesday.

  • Smuggler held with illicit liquor

    Jammu: A suspected smuggler was arrested after 373 pouches of illicit liquor was allegedly found from his possession at Kana Chack border belt in Jammu district.

  • No immunity for SAC’s Indian origin portfolio manager in case

    New York:The USD 1.8 billion dollar settlement reached between federal prosecutors here and SAC Capital Advisors will not include any immunity for the hedge fund giant’s Indian-origin portfolio manager who will go on trial for insider trading charges early next year.