Free Press Journal
  • Reject Rajiv killers’ mercy plea: Centre to SC

    New Delhi: The government Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to reject the plea by three Rajiv Gandhi assassins seeking commutation of their death sentence to life, saying that they suffered no agony or dehumanisation during 11 years when their mercy petition was pending with the president.

  • Lokpal panel: BJP opposes PM’s proposal to make P P Rao member

    New Delhi: The government and the opposition are heading for yet another face-off over constitution of the selection panel for the maiden Lokpal, with BJP opposing the Prime Minister’s proposal to appoint senior lawyer P P Rao as its fifth member.

  • Dwivedi wants end to reservation on caste lines

    New Delhi: At a time when quota is the buzz word in politics, senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi has called for an end to reservation on caste lines and urged Rahul Gandhi to introduce quota for financially weaker sections bringing all communities under its ambit.

  • Signing BSA a matter of weeks: US

    Washington: The US has ramped up pressure on Hamid Karzai government in Afghanistan to sign a key bilateral security agreement in “a matter of weeks” even as the campaign for the presidential elections kicked off in war-torn country.

  • Arrest of Indian fishermen by SL navy: Jaya writes to Singh

    Chennai: Voicing dismay over continuing arrests of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has told the Centre that such repeated actions undermine all confidence and goodwill which two countries are attempting to build.

  • Odisha MP discusses migrant workers’ wages with Andhra

    Bhubaneswar: A Lok Sabha member from Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal Tuesday said he has taken up the issue of the state’s migrant workers’ wages with the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh government.

  • NASA technique to scan space dust for proof of life

    Washington: In a latest bid to unravel the mysterious origin of life, a team of researchers has invented an advanced technology to inspect extremely small meteorite samples for the components of life.

  • AAP workers protest outside Arun Jaitley’s residence

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers on Tuesday protested outside the residence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley and alleged that he is trying to destabilize the AAP-led Delhi Government.

  • Govt official shot dead

    Varanasi: A government official was allegedly shot dead by some motorbike-borne assailants in Chaubeypur area here, police said today.

  • Intense lobbying by Seemandhra, Telangana leaders in Delhi

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: With the central government determined to table Telangana bill in parliament, top leaders from Andhra Pradesh have made a beeline to the national capital for lobbying for and against separate Telangana state.

  • Rajapaksa slams US over rights resolution

    Colombo:  Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today slammed a US decision to table a resolution criticising Colombo’s post-war reconciliation at the UN Human Rights Council, saying such actions undermine his country’s hard won peace.

  • Indian-American doctors pitch for Murthy’s confirmation

    Washington: An influential group of Indian American doctors has campaigned at the Capitol Hill for Dr Vivek Murthy, who has been nominated by President Barack Obama for the post of Surgeon General of the United States.

  • Sachin, Prof C N R Rao to be conferred Bharat Ratna today

    New Delhi:  Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof C N R Rao will be conferred with the country’s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function here today.

  • Ten die in Maharashtra road accident

    Pune: Ten people were killed and at least 35 injured when the luxury bus they were travelling in fell into a deep ditch along the Pune-Solapur Highway late Monday, officials said.

  • US expresses concern over political situation in Thailand

    Washington:The US has expressed concern over the current political situation in Thailand and said the ensuing tensions are posing challenges to the democratic institutions and processes in the Southeast Asian nation.

  • A school that has only one class

    Itanagar: Set up in 2009 under a central government scheme, a school in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Kameng district has only one class – Class X – the students of which will appear for their board examination this year.

  • US denies Kerry favoured to arm Syrian rebels

    Washington: The US has said that it wants a negotiated political settlement to resolve the crisis in Syria and denied that Secretary of State John Kerry had called for a change of strategy and to arm opposition rebels.

  • Security forces recover IED in Chhattisgarh

    New Delhi: An encounter today broke out between security forces and Naxalites in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district following which an IED and multiple rounds of ammunition were recovered.