Free Press Journal
  • Sheila Dikshit

    Governor can’t be tried in criminal case: Sheila to HC

    New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today sought quashing of the trial court order to lodge FIR against her in a graft case, contending in the Delhi High Court that such proceedings cannot be continued against a Governor.

  • Reform APMC; remove curbs on farmers buying, selling produce

    New Delhi:  There is an urgent need to amend the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Act in order to control the food inflation, the  government’s Economic Survey for 2013-14 (Apr-Mar) today said.

  • Both sides claim victory in tight Indonesia election race

    Jakarta:  Both sides claimed victory today in Indonesia’s tightest and most divisive presidential election since the end of authoritarian rule, as unofficial tallies showed Jakarta governor Joko Widodo leading ex-general Prabowo Subianto.

  • Train service to boost Meghalaya economy, CM

    Shillong: A day after Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda announced the first passenger train in Meghalaya, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said the introduction of rail-head in Meghalaya would boost the economy of the landlocked state.

  • Govt to review rules governing air charters, NSOPs

    New Delhi: In a bid to make general aviation viable, government has decided to review various rules governing air charters and non-scheduled operations and take steps to improve infrastructure and other facilities keeping their interests in mind.

  • VVIP chopper scam: CBI questions Andhra Governor

    New Delhi: After West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan and Goa Governor B.V. Wanchoo, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday questioned Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan in connection with Agusta Westland VVIP Chopper scam.

  • Amit Shah

    BJP celebrates Amit Shah’s election as new party Prez

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Wednesday celebrated as the party announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s close aide and general secretary Amit Shah as their new president.

  • Security forces find 50 bodies in Iraq

    Baghdad: Iraqi security forces Wednesday found some 50 bodies in the south of Babil province, a provincial police source said.

  • SAT rejects FTIL plea, asks it to sell bourses stakes in 4 wks

    Mumbai: The SAT today dismissed FTIL’s plea against a SEBI order declaring it unfit to hold stakes in bourses, citing a similar directive to Jignesh Shah-promoted company by the commodity markets regulator, holding that orders passed by one regulator would apply to others too.

  • Naveen Patnaik

    BJD MLAs protest rail budget in assembly, allege negligence

    Bhubaneswar: Even as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik remained silent in the Assembly today, over the allocation made for Odisha in the railway budget for 2014-15, the ruling BJD MLAs today strongly protested against the NDA government’s attitude towards the state.

  • Rash and negligent driving; DTC to pay over Rs 59.23 L

    New Delhi:  A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal here has asked Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), its driver and an insurance company, to pay over Rs 59.23 lakh as compensation to the kin of a man, who died after being hit by a corporation’s bus.

  • Economic survey highlights

    New Delhi:  The following are the highlights of the Economic Survey 2013-14 tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in parliament on Wednesday:

  • BJP demands judicial probe into police firing

    Patna: The opposition BJP today demanded a judicial inquiry into police firing at Rohtas in which two persons were killed and nine others injured yesterday.

  • Indian factories must go high-tech, climb value chain: Survey

    New Delhi:  India can realise the full potential of its industrial sector only if it focuses on moving up the value chain, enhances productivity and uses better technology, along with fresh employment generation, the Economic Survey said Wednesday.

  • Naman Ojha

    Ojha, Rayudu hit centuries; unofficial Test ends in a draw

    Brisbane: Naman Ojha and Ambati Rayudu hit unbeaten centuries each to rescue India A to 285 for five in their second innings on the fourth and final day as the unofficial Test match against Australia A ended in a draw at Allan Border Field here today.