Free Press Journal
  • One rank one pension for Const. Office: SC on judges pension

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today held that “one rank one pension must be the norm in respect of a Constitutional Office” of judges and allowed the plea of former judges of high courts and apex court drawn from the Bar that their retirement benefits should be matched with those elevated from subordinate courts.

  • There was no case for referring gas price hike to EC: FM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said there was no case for referring Cabinet decision to double gas price to the Election Commission (EC) and it was done out of “abundant caution”.

  • 4 Maoists held in two separate incidents in Chhattisgarh

    Raipur: Security personnel have arrested four Maoists, including two carrying rewards on their heads, and seized posters urging boycott of Lok Sabha polls, from separate places in the insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, official sources said here today.

  • Accept reality of plane crash: Chinese daily to passengers kin

    Beijing: China should accept the reality that the missing Malaysian jet had crashed in the Indian Ocean and prepare for funerals, a commentary in state media said today amid protests and accusations by anguished relatives who insist their loved ones could still be alive.

  • BCCI members demand SGM for discussing developments

    Mumbai: Some BCCI members have demanded the convening of a Special General Meeting of the Board to take stock of the situation in the wake of Supreme Court’s order replacing N Srinivasan by interim President Sunil Gavaskar to look after IPL 7 affairs.

  • UPA will ensure security of women, says Antony

    Kalpetta (Wayanad): Congress-led UPA government would ensure security of women, especially those from tribal community, if the alliance won in the Lok Sabha elections, Defence minister A K Antony said today.

  • ‘Trinamool mulling action against official who accused legislator’

    Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress leader Monday said the party was mulling legal action against a West Bengal government official who has accused a legislator of threatening to behead him for removing posters of party supremo Mamata Banerjee.

  • IAF rules out counterfeit Chinese parts led to plane crash

    New Delhi: The IAF today ruled out that its C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft could have crashed due to suspected counterfeit Chinese parts and said it had already sent some of the equipment from the fleet to the US for physical verification by its manufacturer Lockheed Martin.

  • Cong won’t win more than 75 seats in the country: Badal

    Sangrur (Pb): Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today called upon the electorate to wipe out the Congress from Punjab’s political horizon, alleging that it meted out step-motherly treatment to the state.

  • BCCI not sending Satheesh’s replacement

    Mirpur: The BCCI has decided not to send any replacements for M A Satheesh who has been recalled from his duties as Team India’s logistics manager from the ongoing ICC World T20 being held here.

  • IOA to set up panel to pick boxers for CWG, Asiad

    New Delhi: With Indian Boxing Federation’s return to the fold of its international body likely to take time, the Indian Olympic Association is set to constitute a committee to pick the teams for the upcoming Commonwealth and Asian Games.

  • British Airways bullish on Indian market

    Hyderabad: British Airways today said India has become the second largest market for the airliner and witnessed 10 per cent growth in terms of seats last year, a senior official of British Airways said today.

  • Shazia takes on ex-army chief

    Ghaziabad: AAP candidate Shazia Ilmi Monday took on the BJP for giving a Lok Sabha ticket to former army chief Gen. V.K. Singh, saying it had set a wrong precedent.

  • Basel III deferral good for state-run banks: Rating agencies

    Mumbai: Welcoming RBI’s decision to extend implementation of Basel III capital norms by a year, rating agencies have said that lenders particularly state-owned ones, which are facing capital pressure, will get additional time to meet the minimum capital norms.

  • Kejriwal meets LG, urges him to consider fresh elections

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party’s national Convenor and former Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal today met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and urged him to dissolve the Delhi Assembly and consider holding fresh elections.