Free Press Journal
  • Uphaar victim’s kin demand strong law to ensure justice

    New Delhi: Family members of victims of Uphaar fire tragedy today held a prayer meet in the memory of 59 persons who died in the theatre 17 years ago and demanded enacting of a strong law to ensure punishment commensurate with the gravity of such man-made disasters.

  • Trinamool harbouring Bangladeshi fundamentalists: BJP

    Kolkata: Accusing the West Bengal government of “patronising and harbouring Bangladeshi fundamentalists”, the BJP Friday said attacks on its activists is a “larger design to spread terror”.

  • India, Bhutan can forge trade ties during Modi visit: CII

    New Delhi: Pointing out that Bhutan can be a land of big opportunities for Indian industry, CII today said the two neighbours can forge economic cooperation in areas like hydropower, tourism, education and agro processing during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit beginning Sunday.

  • UP govt seeks withdrawl of case against state min

    Muzaffarnagar: Uttar Pradesh government has filed an application in a court here seeking withdrawl of a case of violation of Model Code of Conduct against a state minister, during the 2007 assembly polls.

  • Friday the 13th hits stocks, rupee once again; gold shines

    Mumbai: Stocks and the rupee logged their biggest drop in over four months after crude oil prices surged due to the unrest in Iraq but gold provided investors some succour as the precious metal rose in the Rs 350-390 range in prominent metro cities today.

  • Smriti Irani

    Irani praises Modi Govt over nod to raise Narmada dam height

    Gandhinagar: Praising the Narendra Modi Government for swift approval to raise the height of Narmada dam, meeting a longstanding demand of Gujarat, Union Minister Smriti Irani today said the just-formed NDA administration has done in weeks what UPA regime could not do in eight years.

  • stocks

    Sensex slumps 348 points; bank stocks down

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday fell 348.04 points or 1.36 percent in risk-averse trade. Bank, metal and gas and capital goods lost the most.

  • Malaria claims 21 in Tripura, 400 taken ill

    Agartala: At least 21 people have died and 400 fell ill as malaria assumed epidemic proportions in different hilly and interior places of Tripura, a minister said today.

  • Rupee logs worst drop in over 4 mths, down 52p Vs USD at 59.77

    Mumbai: Logging its biggest drop in over four months, the rupee today depreciated 52 paise to end at 59.77 against US dollar on rising risk aversion after global oil prices surged on supply concerns over the unrest in Iraq.

  • Letter and sari diplomacy fine, but peace and tranquility on border must’

    New Delhi: Letter diplomacy, and even exchanging shawls and saris as gifts across the border is all good, but for peaceful and cordial relations between India and Pakistan, and thereby resumption of talks, “peace and tranquility” on the border is the highest precondition, says India.

  • Campa Cola Residents: No Avoiding The D-Day

    Maha govt to seek AG’s opinion on Campa Cola society issue

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will seek legal opinion from Attorney General of India on how it can intervene into the issue of Campa Cola society residents who are making efforts to save themselves from being evicted.

  • Irani meets Gujarat CM, discusses education programmes

    Gandhinagar: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today met Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and discussed various education programmes, especially those focusing on girls, launched by the state government.

  • CP shooting case: HC grants three weeks parole to ex-ACP

    New Delhi:  The Delhi High Court today granted three weeks parole to former ACP S S Rathi, serving life term along with nine other policemen for killing two businessmen after mistaking them to be gangsters in 1997.

  • Katara case: HC refuses to release for now Vishal’s sureties

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today refused to give immediate relief to Vishal Yadav, one of the three life convicts in Nitish Katara murder case, on his plea seeking release of two sureties and his brother’s passport deposited for his 10-day parole last month.

  • K.Chandrasekhara Rao

    KCR thanks Sonia Gandhi for formation of Telangana

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao Friday thanked Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her support for formation of separate Telangana state.