Free Press Journal
  • 100 pc sewage treatment under ambitious anti-pollution program

    New Delhi: With Delhi categorised as the most polluted city by a UN body, city government today embarked on an ambitious programme to clean its air and water which includes 100 per cent treatment of sewage and industrial effluents, that contaminate Yamuna river, within three years.

  • HC endorses provision of higher punishment for drunk driving

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked the Union Government to consider amending section 279 of the Indian Penal Code (rash and negligent driving) and enhance the existing punishment (two years’ jail term) for drunk driving.

  • Crackdown on sweet shops after child’s death

    New Delhi: The East Delhi Municipal Corporation Friday began issuing notices to sweet shops that use areas outside their premises for preparing sweets.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi: Shift from affidavits to self-certification

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday sought minimum use of affidavits for official work, asking government departments to shift to self-certification to benefit the common man.

  • INLD announces 62 candidates for Haryana assembly polls

    Chandigarh: Haryana’s main opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Friday announced its first list of 62 candidates for the state assembly elections to be held later this year.

  • Focus on turning job seekers into skilled workers: Pranab

    Kolkata: Stressing the need for proper training to make the socio-economically weaker sections of the population more employable, President Pranab Mukherjee Friday said efforts should be made to turn the huge number of job seekers into skilled workers.

  • ‘English Vinglish’ mints $420,000 in Japan

    New Delhi: Sridevi-starrer “English Vinglish” has amassed $420,000 at the Japanese box office, as it continues its dream run in international markets.

  • Japanese men’s life expectancy over 80 years for first time

    Tokyo: The life expectancy of Japanese men stood at 80.21 years in 2013, the first time that men have gone past the 80-year mark in the Asian country, according to the country’s ministry of health, labour and welfare.

  • 58 nurses on way back, Govt again asks Indians to leave Libya

    New Delhi, Aug 1 (PTI) 58 Indian nurses from Libya are on their way back home, the government said today while making a fresh appeal to all the Indians in the strife-torn nation to leave in view of deterioration in situation with a promise to make all arrangements for evacuation.

  • Katara case convicts deserve death: Delhi police tells HC

    New Delhi: Delhi Police today told the Delhi High Court that Vikas Yadav and two others, convicted for killing Nitish Katara, deserve death sentence as the offence was “pre-meditated” and committed in a “cold blooded” manner.

  • CAG says Delhi govt depts responsible for loss of revenue

    New Delhi: Pointing out irregularities and lack of financial transparency in a number of Delhi government departments, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) today said they have resulted in loss of crores of rupees in revenue.

  • Pace of justice delivery system in country not satisfactory:SC

    New Delhi:  Expressing concern over the slow pace of justice delivery system in the country, the Supreme Court today asked the Centre to formulate a policy within four weeks to speed up trial in criminal cases, saying it is not a good sign of democracy and good governance.

  • Venezuela to shelter wounded Palestinian children, orphans

    Caracas:Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced plans to set up a shelter for Palestinian children wounded and orphaned in the Israeli offensive on Gaza, and has raised the possibility of finding them adoptive parents.

  • Bihar Mid-day meal incident

    Dead lizard in Bihar mid-day meal, 24 students ill

    Patna: At least 24 students of a government primary school fell ill in Bihar Friday after eating mid-day meal in which a dead lizard was found, officials said.

  • J. Jayalalithaa

    SL of trying to create fissures in India’s federal polity: Jaya

    Chennai: Taking strong exception to an alleged derogatory article about her on the Sri Lankan defence website, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today accused it of trying to create fissures in India’s federal polity as she demanded an unconditional apology from Colombo for the insinuations against her.

  • Gaza

    Israeli shelling kills 50 Palestinians as Gaza truce collapses

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Massive Israeli shelling killed at least 50 people in the Hamas-ruled Gaza followin  the collapse of a 72-hour ceasefire shortly after it began today, while two of its soldiers were killed and another was believed to have been abducted by Palestinian militant groups.

  • Delhi BJP opposes ban on e-rickshaws

    New Delhi: The Delhi BJP Friday opposed Delhi High Court’s ban on e-rickshaws arguing that they contributed to the city’s transport needs and were environment-friendly.

  • Somali lawmaker gunned down

    Mogadishu: Suspected Islamist gunmen Friday shot dead a Somali member of parliament, Aden Mohamed Madeer, in a drive-by shooting in the capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.