Free Press Journal
  • Bahrain diplomat booked for molestation, verbal abuse

    Mumbai: Amid the row over Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade’s arrest in the US, a Bahrainian envoy has been booked here for allegedly molesting the woman manager of his housing society but not arrested due to the diplomatic immunity he enjoys, police said today.

  • Mining ban hurting economy, exports: Sharma

    New Delhi: Ban on mining by the Supreme Court has hit the economy and exports besides increasing India’s dependence on imported coal.

  • Corruption is a big issue for us, we will get Jan Lokpal in 15 days: Kejriwal

    Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh): Describing the menace of corruption as a very big issue for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Delhi chief minister designate Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that his minority government, which is being given outside support by the Congress, is determined to introduce and pass a Jan Lokpal Bill in the next 15 days.

  • AAP will bring changes in two months: Somnath Bharti

    New Delhi: The AAP will “completely overhaul” the system and changes will be visible within 60 days, Somnath Bharti, set to become one of Delhi’s six ministers, said Wednesday.

  • Solar activity weakest in a century

    New York: The Sun is at its weakest in 100 years despite being at the peak of its 11-year cycle, scientists have found.

  • Hormone behind bonobo peacefulness

    Berlin: High levels of a key thyroid hormone may be the reason why bonobos are peaceful creatures, scientists have found.

  • ​Housing scam: HC notice to prosecutor for false statement

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has issued notice to a special public prosecutor appearing in a multi-crore housing scam case against former state minister and Shiv Sena MLA Suresh Jain for making a false statement that the Maharashtra government has decided that there is no need for sanction to prosecute Jain.

  • SP upset over Bachchan-Thackeray patch up

    Mumbai: The Samajwadi Party state unit has criticised the recent patch-up between Bollywood mega-star Amitabh Bachchan and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray here Wednesday.

  • Sending force for UN: HC pulls up Centre for flouting policy

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has pulled up the Centre for failing to abide by the policy for selection of persons below officer rank (PBOR) of the Indian Army for being sent on a United Nations mission or an overseas tenure.

  • Won’t keep mum if made target of political witch-hunt: Cong

    New Delhi: Amid indications from AAP that it may pursue alleged instances of corruption during Sheila Dikshit’s 15-year tenure in Delhi, Congress today said it will not keep mum if the government which is to be led by Arvind Kejriwal resorts to any political witch-hunting.

  • Nine years after tsunami, fishermen not looking for doles

    Chennai:The fishing community in coastal Tamil Nadu, badly battered by the killer tsunami of 2004, now sports its original attitude – work and earn your livelihood rather than expecting doles, fishermen and NGO officials said. Post tsunami the fishing community also ensures that its children get educated at any cost while widow remarriage is not frowned upon.

  • I&B writes to MHA on broadcasters’ security clearance demand

    New Delhi: Supporting a key demand of the broadcasting industry, the I&B Ministry has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs suggesting that security clearance given to broadcasters be made valid for the entire duration of their licence.

  • Presidential nod to AAP government, floor test by Jan 3


    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared the decks for the formation of a minority AAP government with Congress backing in Delhi and chief minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal may be asked to prove majority by Jan 3, official sources said Wednesday.

  • I have also been fighting like AAP: Iqbal

    New Delhi: Reiterating his support to an AAP government, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) legislator Shoaib Iqbal Wednesday said he too has been battling corruption for 20 years.

  • Pune trainee pilot killed in crash

    Pune: A Pune trainee pilot was killed when his aircraft crashed in the hills of Chhindwara near the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border, officials said Wednesday.

  • India opens bovine insemination centres at border posts

    Guwahati: In a unique initiative aimed to boost milk availability in the hinterlands of Assam, India has opened artificial veterinary insemination centres right inside its remote border posts along Bhutan which normally house armed paramilitary troops.

  • Prez inaugurates literary conference

    Allahabad: President Pranab Mukherjee today stressed on the need to build an atmosphere of “love and harmony” devoid of “tendencies that divide the people”.