Free Press Journal
  • TDP welcomes SC order on timeframe for trial against MPs, MLAs

    Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) today welcomed the Supreme Court order directing that trial proceedings in cases of corruption and serious crimes against elected representatives be completed within a year.

  • Govt to issue GR on inquiry committee to probe tribal schemes

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today informed the Bombay High Court that it proposed to issue a Government Resolution on constituting an inquiry committee headed by retired High Court Judge M G Gaikwad to probe alleged financial irregularities in tribal welfare schemes.

  • Eden is like mom to me, has always given me something: Bhajji

    Kolkata: Considering his extremely good record at the Eden Gardens, out-of-favour spinner Harbhajan Singh today likened the venue to a mother, who has always given something to her son, and hoped that it would yet again prove to be special for him as he aims to win Vijay Hazare trophy for Punjab.

  • Ready to take on ‘outsider’ Modi in Varanasi: Mishra

    New Delhi: With Narendra Modi’s possible candidacy bringing the contest in Varanasi into spotlight, Congress ticket aspirant Rajesh Mishra says he is raring to give a “good” fight to the “outsider” if the party high command gives him the go ahead.

  • Wife’s consent for man’s second marriage not needed: Pak body

    Islamabad: A constitutional body in Pakistan which gives legal advice to the government on religious issues has said a man does not need his wife’s consent for a second marriage, prompting angry reactions on social media.

  • Sodomy charge allowed against French consular official

    Bangalore: A trial court Tuesday allowed the special public prosecutor’s application to charge French consular official Pascal Mazurier with committing sodomy on his four-year-old daughter.

  • Jama Masjid firing case: no bail for Yasin Bhatkal, aide

    New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were today refused bail in connection with the September 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case by a Delhi court which allowed the plea of police seeking 15 days time to complete its probe against them.

  • Hailstorms, unseasonal rains hit crops in several states

    Bhopal/Chandigarh: Unseasonal rains and sudden hailstorms have destroyed crops in lakhs of acres of farmland in some states including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab posing a threat to expected yields besides causing huge losses to farmers.

  • Lack of mobile connectivity proving costly in Naxal-hit states

    New Delhi: Lack of mobile connectivity in Naxal-hit areas today proved costly again as 16 lives were lost after security personnel were unable to call for help from nearby CRPF camps following an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh.

  • SC to hear Nokia case on Thu, asks Nokia to “weigh options”

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today asked Nokia India Pvt Ltd to “weigh options” for settling the income tax dispute with the government and posted the case for hearing on Thursday. The case was listed for hearing today but was deferred due to paucity of time.

  • Sensex falls 108 points; metal, healthcare stocks dip

    Mumbai: After five days of a rising trend, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets slipped 108 points Tuesday on profit booking. Metal, auto and  healthcare stocks came under selling pressure.

  • Mohd Sporting mull over bidding for Kolkata franchisee in ISL

    New Delhi: I-League club Mohammedan Sporting are mulling over bidding for the Kolkata franchisee in the much-anticipated IPL-style football tournament scheduled to be held in September-October, a top official said today.