Free Press Journal
  • HC raps Amit Shah for non-appearance in encounter case

    MUMBAI : A special CBI court on Friday slammed the advocate of close Narendra Modi aide Amit Shah for filing exemption application without assigning any reason to it in connection with the alleged fake encounter case of Tulsiram Prajapati. “Every time you are giving this exemption application without assigning any reason”, said special CBI judge J T Utpat. The CBI’s counsel B P Raju also opposed Shah’s exemption application.

  • Envoys: Some progress at Iran-6-power nuke talks

    Vienna: Diplomats familiar with the progress of Iran nuclear talks say some differences have been narrowed between Tehran and six world powers, reports AP. But they report little progress on the main dispute, with Iran resisting US-led attempts to place strict constraints on its uranium enrichment programme.

  • BoI seeks Rs 2,000 cr fund infusion

    New Delhi: State-owned Bank of India said it has requested Rs 2,000 crore fund infusion from the government to meet capital requirement for the current fiscal. “We have sought around 2,000 crore (capital from government),” BoI Chairperson and Managing Director V R Iyer said on the sidelines of a Skoch event. “Bank of India’s overall requirement for the current year is around Rs 4,500 crore. And we are looking primarily at the

  • CM is chief accountability officer too

    The law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh is fast deteriorating. Heinous acts such as hanging rape victims have become commonplace. The question is whether the chief minister is responsible for the failure of the police to prevent such acts. I remember the late Lal Bahadur Shastri having resigned as Minister of Railways, taking personal responsibility for a rail accident. The underlying principle is that the way an

  • Shraddha on her experience in EK VILLAIN

    Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor is on cloud nine after receiving much appreciation for her song and her look in her upcoming film ‘Ek Villain’ along with Sidharth Malhotra. Just like Alia Bhatt who sang ‘Sooha saha…’ in ‘Highway’, Shraddha Kapoor too made her singing debut with the song ‘Galliyan…’ in the film.

  • Second thought on auction of mines

    New Delhi : The lapsed mining bill that the Modi government wants to push in the budget session next month may dilute the provision for issuing the mining leases only through the competitive bidding.

  • Philippine, US to hold drills near disputed islands

    Manila : Philippine and US warships are set to kick off joint drills near disputed South China Sea waters next week, a Filipino military spokesman said on Friday, amid escalating territorial rows between Beijing and its neighbours, reports AFP. The drills will be held off the west coast

  • PFC gets nod to raise up to Rs 44,000 cr

    New Delhi: State-owned Power Finance Corp has received shareholders’ approval for raising up to Rs 44,000 crore through issue of securities in the current financial year. PFC is a leading lender to the power sector. Through a postal ballot, shareholders have also authorised PFC’s board to mortgage or create charge on assets of the company for securing loan. Another proposal, that has been cleared, is increasing the limit for raising funds in

  • BEST to start new buses linking the airport to suburbs

    Mumbai : In a step towards providing integrated mass transportation in the city, BEST will be running buses from the International T2 terminus connecting the Eastern and Western Suburbs, while some other routes will be extended to provide connectivity to the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) using the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR).

  • Fukushima farmers take ill cow to Tokyo

    Tokyo : Angry farmers from Fukushima brought a large cow to the centre of Tokyo today to demand Japan’s government investigate a disease they say cattle have developed since the nuclear disaster three years ago. Operators of non-profit “Kibo no Bokujo”, or “Farm of Hope”, delivered a full-size black cow to the front of the agriculture ministry to demand an investigation into why it and many other animals have developed white dots on

  • Won’t work with Bipasha again: Vashu Bhagnani

    Adding more fuel to the fire of the war happening between the makers of Sajid Khan’s ‘Humshakals’, now it’s producer Vashu Bhagnani who has openly commented on it. News is that the producer is so upset with actress Bipasha Basu, who is one of the female leads in his just released ‘Humshakals’, that he has now decided not to work with her again in future!

  • HC order on MCGM’s plea for more powers soon

    MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Monday regarding a petition filed by Mumbai Municipal Corporation stating difficulties faced by it in implementing the eviction notices issued under the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act and seeking more powers. The court and lawyers discussed the norms to classify highly dilapidated buildings, both private and BMC owned, and incorporate police assistance within the civic legal framework

  • The buzz on twitter

    That same old language row 

  • PIL alleges fraud in police housing societies, HC seeks reply

    MUMBAI: Three housing societies on Friday sought time from Bombay High Court to file their reply to a PIL alleging that six plots of land, on which they stood, were originally reserved for policemen but allegedly fraudulently allotted to a group of legislators and bureaucrats. A bench, headed by Justice P V Hardas, gave two weeks time to ‘Sukhada’, ‘Shubada’ and ‘Poorna’ cooperative housing societies located in Worli Sagar complex in Central

  • Emami acquires ‘She Comfort’

    Kolkata: FMCG major Emami Ltd has acquired sanitary-napkin brand ‘She Comfort’ from Royal Hygiene Care in an undisclosed all-cash deal. This marks Emami’s entry into the Rs 2,100-crore women’s hygiene segment dominated by Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson and which is growing at 19%. “In the last fiscal, the brand had sales of around Rs 30 crore,” Emami Director Harsha V Agarwal told PTI. He said the segment has a

  • More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis

    Geneva: The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said. The UNHCR said there were 51.2 million forcibly displaced people at the end of 2013, a full six million higher than the previous year. The protracted Syria conflict was largely to blame for the increase, it said in

  • Kingfisher debt: UBI to summon Mallya

    Kolkata: City-based United Bank of India (UBI) will ask chairman of grounded Kingfisher Airlines Vijay Mallya to appear before an internal committee to defend himself before the bank declares him a wilful defaulter. The bank had earlier sent a notice to Mallya in this regard and was given 15 days time to give reply. “Mallya replied that he was willing to come and a date will be given this month,” UBI Executive