Free Press Journal
  • Court grants Ashraf permanent exemption from appearance

    Islamabad:  Former Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf was today granted permanent exemption from appearance in an anti-graft court in connection with a rental power  case against him.

  • Rajan says retail inflation targeting awaits government nod

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today said although the central bank strongly favours the Urjit Patel committee’s suggestion on targeting retail inflation, the final decision would come only after the government’s approval.

  • Joined Indian Mujahideen to die for cause, says Haddi

    New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen operative Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi has said he joined the terror outfit to protect the rights of Muslims and his aim was to die for a cause.

  • Volcano erupts in Indonesia

    Jakarta: Mount Marapi in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province erupted Wednesday, shooting ash to the sky and incurring a downpour of ash and volcanic sand up to 10 km to the south of the crater, an official said.

  • DGCA examining AirAsia India’s application for flying permit

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has begun examining start-up carrier AirAsia India’s application for a flying permit after rejecting the objections it received from various quarters, including BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

  • Will decide on Bhullar’s mercy petition, centre to SC

    New Delhi: The central government Wednesday told the Supreme Court it will decide on the mercy petition seeking commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment for Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, convicted of a terror strike at the Youth Congress office in Delhi in 1993.

  • Opinion polls should be authenticated: Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Election opinion polls conducted by media should be properly authenticated, former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said Wednesday.

  • Odisha BJP says no to pre-poll alliance with any party

    Bhubaneswar: A day after BJP’s senior leader Chandan Mitra holding discussion with chiefs of two small political parties in Odisha for an alliance ahead of polls, the party’s state leadership today categorically rejected the move. “We will not go for any kind of alliance with any political party in Odisha,” BJP state president K V Singhdeo announced after rejecting any possibility of forging alliance or front before the elections.

  • Govt files objection to plea of suspension of sentence

    Kochi: Kerala Government today objected in the High Court the plea by an accused in the murder case of RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan seeking suspension of the three year sentence given to him by a lower court.

  • Getting Rahul bhai as mentor is big thing for me: Unmukt

    New Delhi: Talented Delhi opener Unmukt Chand will be donning the Rajasthan Royals jersey in IPL this season but he has a bigger reason to celebrate as he will be getting former India skipper Rahul Dravid as a “mentor”.

  • ‘Consolidation to pick up when spectrum, M&A rules in place’

    Barcelona:  Vodafone, the nation’s second-biggest mobile service provider by users, today said consolidation in the telecom sector will pick up when rules for spectrum trading and sharing and for mergers and acquisitions are put in place together.