Free Press Journal
  • One dies as two million defy Maoists, vote in Chhattisgarh

    More than two million voters — or 67 percent of the electorate — defied Maoists to vote in the first phase of Chhattisgarh’s assembly elections that marked the start of the biggest popularity contest ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Sporadic violence left a trooper dead.

  • Four miners trapped, 171 rescued as Jharkhand mine caves in

    Four miners were trapped when a mine of the Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district caved in Monday, an official said. At least 171 miners were rescued.
    A BCCL official said the roof collapsed at the Basantimata colliery, situated at Nirsa in Dhanbad district, around 240 km from Ranchi. At least 175 miners had gone inside the mine for coal

  • Crime Branch seeks govt nod to attach property of ponzi co

    Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offence Wing  (EOW) of the Crime Branch (CB) of Odisha Police today sought permission from the state government to attach properties of a ponzi company which allegedly duped lakhs of depositors by luring them with high return on their investments.

  • US, British spy agencies tapped OPEC’s computer system

    Berlin: US spy agency NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ infiltrated the computer system of oil body OPEC through doctored webpages of popular Internet portals like business network LinkedIn, a media report said today.

  • Pak Army doesn’t have right to interfere in politics: Jamaat

    Islamabad:Unfazed by criticism from Pakistan’s powerful military for referring to the slain  Taliban chief as a martyr, the ultra-right Jamaat-e-Islami today took on the army by contending that it did not have the right to interfere in politics.

  • Tripura Congress leader gets three-month jail

    Agartala: A court in Tripura Monday awarded three months’ imprisonment to senior Congress leader and former minister Birajit Sinha for violating the arms act in a double-murder case that rocked the state July 20, 2004.

  • Three junior doctors dismissed

    Dehradun: Three resident junior doctors of Shrinagar Government Medical College have been dismissed on charges of indulging in drunken revelry and creating a ruckus at their hostel.

  • Union ministers meet PM demanding ‘justice’ for Seemandhra

    New Delhi: A section of Union ministers from Andhra Pradesh today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convey concerns arising out of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and demanded justice for Seemandhra people.

  • Two killed in coal mine accident

    Dhanbad (Jharkhand), Nov 11 (PTI) Two miners were killed today when a coal mine caved in at Church Victoria area near Dhanbad of Jharkhand.

  • Thane police press MCOCA in jewellery heist case

    Thane: Thane police have invoked the provisions of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act against four persons, accused of robbing a jewellery shop at Wada in the district in July this year.

  • Probing source of AAP’s foreign funding: Shinde

    New Delhi:  The government is investigating the source of foreign funding to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Monday as AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal demanded a probe into the funding of the BJP and the Congress as well.

  • Modi given more NSG commandos; no SPG cover: Shinde

    New Delhi: BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has been provided with an additional strength of NSG commandos in view of threats to him but SPG security cannot be extended to him, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said.

  • Chavan kept own image clean but shielded corrupt: BJP

    Nagpur: Hitting out at Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan as he completed three years in office today, state BJP said that he kept his own image clean but shielded others who were corrupt.