Free Press Journal
  • Devyani seeks dismissal of visa fraud case in US

    New York : Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has sought dismissal of the visa fraud case against her on the ground that the indictment was filed in a court here a day after the US accorded her full diplomatic immunity and the country did not have criminal jurisdiction over her, reports PTI.

  • CJI calls for improvement in criminal investigation

    MUMBAI : During a seminar, organised by the CBI in collaboration with the Legally Speaking Trust on Saturday, Chief Justice of India (CJI) P Sathasivam, the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court and other eminent jurists and senior lawyers debated about improvement in criminal justice system. 

  • Janlokpal bill will be tabled without Centre’s nod: AAP

    New Delhi : Alleging that BJP and Congress have joined hands to stall Janlokpal Bill, Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday said its government would ensure passage of the proposed legislation in the Assembly’s special session without prior approval of the Centre, reports PTI.

  • ‘Jan Lokpal sans LG’s nod unconstitutional

    NEW DELHI :  Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law – Shantaram Naik on Saturday said no legislation can be moved in Delhi Assembly without the prior sanction of the Lt. Governor under Section 22 of the Union Territories Act.

  • Monorail monthly passes on anvil

    MUMBAI : Monorail commuters will soon be able to avail monthly pass facility, thanks to Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Authority (MMRDA) who is planning to start the same based on international guidelines for the daily users. 

  • Will the BJP snap its ties with RSS, asks Bhushan

    New Delhi : Citing a purported interview given by Samjhauta blast accused Aseemanand, AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday accused RSS of “supporting” terror activities and said BJP should not call itself a national party if it is affiliated to such right-wing outfits, reports PTI.

  • NCP leader is all praise for Gadkari

    Mumbai : Nationalist Congress Party legislator and close aide of Ajit Pawar, Vinayak Mete, was all praise for Bharatiya Janta Party leader Nitin Gadkari at a function in Nagpur on Saturday. Mete asked Nagpur residents to support Gadkari who will contest the first election of his life.

  • Thomas Cook, Sterling Holiday announce Rs 870-crore merger

    Mumbai : Travel firm Thomas Cook (India) Ltd on Saturday announced a merger with Sterling Holiday Resorts India in a Rs 870-crore part-equity, part-cash deal to be executed in multiple stages, reports PTI.

  • Cong likely to field same faces for LS polls in city

    New Delhi: Congress is expected to renominate all its sitting members from Mumbai in Lok Sabha polls including Party General Secretary Gurudas Kamat and Union Minister Milind Deora.
    A senior leader said the party has no plans to effect any change in party candidates in Mumbai after sweeping the megapolis in the last general elections.
    Congress had won five and its ally NCP one seat in Mumbai in the 2009 polls which saw Raj


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  • Sozzled auto-driver rams vehicle into cop at LTT

    Mumbai : A drunken auto-rickshaw driver rammed his vehicle into an on-duty traffic constable in broad daylight on Friday at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and fled from the spot. The incident happened at 3:15 pm in full view of the Government Railway Police (GRP) present at the spot, but they failed to lay their hands on the driver. He was arrested later during the night. 

  • SC to hear withdrawal terror cases in UP

    NEW DELHI  : The Supreme Court will hear on Friday the Uttar Pradesh Government’s case for withdrawal of 14 cases of the serial bomb blasts in the state.

  • Fadnavis gets ‘Efficient MLA’ Award

    Nashik : Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis was bestowed upon the “efficient MLA” award at a function here. Fadnavis, the MLA from south-west Nagpur, received the award at the hands of noted water conservationist Rajendra Singh, last evening.

  • Another accused in arms case gets bail

    Mumbai : The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court here has granted bail to one more accused arrested in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.

  • PM, Cong failed to ensure NE’s development: Modi

    Guwahati/Imphal:  Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked Congress and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for “failing” to ensure development of Northeast though he represented Assam for the last 23 years in the Rajya Sabha.


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