Free Press Journal
  • Shazia Ilmi might contest against Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi: After announcing Kumar Vishwas’s candidature against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, there is a buzz that the party might pit Shazia Ilmi against Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the upcoming general elections.

  • Mamata cold shoulders demand for CBI probe into chitfund scam

    Kolkata: Virtually cold-shouldering Opposition CPI(M)’s demand for a CBI enquiry into the Saradha chitfund scam in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said similar probes into incidents in Singur and Nandigram had not yielded results.

  • Death penalty demanded for rape and murder accused

    New Delhi: The prosecution in a rape-murder case Monday told a court here that three men convicted for their barbaric act against a 19-year-old woman in 2012 should be awarded the death penalty.

  • Seemandhra Cong ministers meet Advani, told not to disrupt House

    New Delhi: Five Union ministers from Andhra Pradesh’s Seemandhra today met BJP leader L K Advani to seek his party’s support for a package for the region following the decision to create a separate Telangana state, and were asked by the latter not to protest over the issue in Parliament.

  • China dismisses Kerry’s criticism of internet freedom

    Beijing: Days after US Secretary of State John Kerry asked Chinese leaders to support Internet freedom, Beijing today retorted by asking why he did not mention whistleblower Edward Snowden in a meeting with its bloggers.

  • Pakistan peace process under cloud after killing of 23 troops

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government today cancelled a meeting with Taliban negotiators over the “heinous and brutal” execution of 23 troops by the banned militant group, raising doubts about a fledgling peace process aimed at sending a decade-old insurgency.

  • ‘CIA may start using new drones to target militants in Pak’

    Washington: The CIA may start using new jet-powered drones to target al-Qaeda and Tali an militants in Pakistan to overcome some of the logistic hurdles posed by the slower-moving unmanned aircraft now being deployed from US bases in Afghanistan, according to a media report.

  • Jagan stages dharna in capital, courts arrest

    New Delhi: Taking his fight against division of Andhra Pradesh to the capital, YSRCP chief Jaganmohan Reddy today staged a protest and courted arrest, while accusing the Congress of engineering the pepper spray episode in Parliament.

  • Interim budget gets thumbs-up from people

    New Delhi: Lower excise on cars and mobile phones and higher subsidy on fertilisers, fuel and food proposed in the interim budget for 2014-15 Monday pleased a lot of people who gave it the thumbs-up.

  • RSS workers lodge defamation case against Shinde

    Mathura: A defamation case has been lodged against Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde by RSS workers in a local court here over his ‘Hindu terror’ remark.

  • Verdict on plea of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case tomorrow

    New Delhi:  The fate of three death row convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case will be sealed tomorrow when the Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on their plea for commutation of their sentence to life imprisonment on ground of delay in deciding their mercy plea.

  • One rank, one pension a reality, defence spend hiked to Rs.224,000 crore

    New Delhi: In a decision that will bring cheer to some 24 lakh retired armed forces personnel, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram announced Monday that their long-pending demand for one rank, one pension (OROP) has been accepted, even as he hiked the defence spend for 2014-15 to Rs.224,000 crore (Rs.2.2 trillion/($36 billion).

  • HC quashes case against Salman; to impose costs on complainant

    Mumbai: In a relief to actor Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court today quashed proceedings against him in a magistrate’s court on a private complaint seeking contempt action for posting court orders on his website concerning his criminal cases.

  • Moms make breast milk differently for male and female babies?

    London: A mother’s milk may contain different levels of nutrients depending on the sex of her baby to meet different growth needs, according to a new study which suggests formula milk should be gender-specific.