Free Press Journal
  • Court dismisses plea for FIR against Geelani

    New Delhi: A court here Thursday dismissed a plea seeking registration of an FIR against hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and three others for allegedly “instilling hatred among the people of Kashmir and other parts of the country”.

  • Centre admits delay in Bhullar’s mercy petition

    New Delhi: The central government Thursday said that there was delay in the deciding death row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar’s mercy petition and the court could decide on his wife’s plea for commutation of death sentence into life imprisonment.

  • Meghalaya CM has violated poll code, says Sangma’s party

    Shillong: Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma’s National People’s Party (NPP) has filed a complaint with the Election Commission seeking action against Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma for violating the Model Code of Conduct, a party leader said Thursday.

  • Disqualify Congress leader for giving false data: Yogendra

    Gurgaon: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav, candidate for the Gurgaon Lok Sabha seat, Thursday urged the Election Commission to disqualify Congress candidate Rao Dharampal from contesting the polls for giving false information in his affidavit.

  • Jaitley terms Amarinder ‘poor script writer’

    Amritsar: Hitting back at Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh for the “160 club” remark, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley today said the former Punjab Chief Minister was a “poor script writer”.

  • Chit fund cos approach probe panel to return investors’ money

    Cuttack: Non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), which are facing legal scrutiny for unauthorised collection of public deposits, are now approaching the Justice R K Patra Commission here seeking its permission to return the investors’ money.

  • HC dismisses petition filed by former UP minister in DA case

    Allahabad: Allahabad High Court today dismissed a petition filed by former Uttar Pradesh Minister Rangnath Mishra who had sought quashing of trial proceedings against him in a disproportionate assets case.

  • No legal hurdle to compensation to MH370 victims’ kin: Experts

    Mumbai: Compensation to families of the 239 passengers of the Malaysian Airlines flight that is believed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean may not face any legal hurdle even if the wreckage of the aircraft remains untraceable, insurance experts said today.

  • CAT member complains to MHA on phone ‘tapping’

    New Delhi: A top Judicial Member of the Central Administrative Tribunal’s Calcutta bench has alleged that his personal phone was being illegally “tapped” and has asked the Union Home Ministry to probe it.

  • Toll in Uganda boat accident touches 251

    Kinshasa: The bodies of 251 Congolese refugees returning to their country from a refugee camp in Uganda, who died Saturday in a boat accident on Lake Albert, have been recovered, Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende said. There were 292 passengers on board the ill-fated vessel.

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    Gujarat model doesn’t apply everywhere: Rahul

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    Guwahati: Each state has its own model of development and the Gujarat model cannot be applied everywhere, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Thursday at two election rallies in Assam.

  • Govt notifies hike in dearness allowance to 100 pc

    New Delhi: Centre today notified its decision to raise dearness allowance (DA) to 100 per cent, from 90 per cent, benefiting its 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners.

  • Ramesh slams EC’s decision on gas price

    New Delhi:Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today hit out at the Election Commission for asking the government to notifying new gas price from April 1, saying the poll panel cannot sit in judgement on executive decisions.

  • Woman arrested for running an alleged prostitution racket

    Mumbai: A government official’s former wife has been arrested, after a case under the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Case was registered against her two weeks ago, the police said here today.

  • Special court judge, order stay in Musharraf case

    Islamabad: Justice Faisal Arab, who heads the special court set up to try former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf for high treason, remains part of the court and the order calling for the ex-military strongman’s appearance March 31 stands, the court said Thursday.

  • Sahara chief likely to remain in jail for more time

    New Delhi: Sahara chief Subrata Roy may have to remain in jail for at least another week because his lawyers say they are finding it difficult to immediately mobilise Rs 10,000 crores needed to get him and two directors out on bail.