Free Press Journal
  • RAjiv Gandhi Assasination

    HC dismisses plea of ex-SIT member in Rajiv case

    Chennai: Madras High Court today dismissed a petition which sought investigation into the role played by former LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanabhan in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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    India, US agree to cooperate in joint production of defence hardware

    New Delhi: Having decided to increase the FDI cap in defence sector to 49 per cent, India today said it wants to work closely with the US in developing its indegenous military hardware manufacturing industry and go for joint production of equipment.

  • Government to launch Financial Inclusion Mission Aug 15

    New Delhi: The government will launch a Financial Inclusion Mission Aug 15, India’s Independence Day, to extend banking services to all households in a time-bound manner, Minister of State for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman said in written reply in Lok Sabha Friday.

  • US begins bombing rebels in Iraq

    Baghdad: The US Friday started bombing Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, Xinhua reported.

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    Chavan’s kin, two others left out by CBI in Adarsh case: PIL

    Mumbai: A petitioner in a PIL filed in the Bombay High Court that seeks to prosecute former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in Adarsh housing society scam, today alleged that four “heavyweights” had not been arraigned by the CBI as accused although they had allegedly acquired flats by “fraudulent” means.

  • Govt to soon notify minimum Rs 1,000 monthly pension under EPS

    New Delhi: Government will soon issue a notification to implement the Budget proposal of increasing the minimum monthly pension under the EPS-95 scheme to Rs 1,000, Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.

  • rape case

    Meerut rape: Police probe belies girl’s claims

    Lucknow: Punching holes in the claims of the 20-year-old Meerut girl, who was allegedly raped and forcibly converted, UP Police today said she was operated for ectopic pregnancy at Meerut Medical College on July 23 and not in Muzaffarnagar as she had said in her statement.

  • VHP evasive about construction of temple in Ayodhya

    New Delhi: Vishwa Hindu Parishad today said the construction of Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya is just “a matter of a few days” but did not spell out any concrete agenda, saying 2 to 20 years do not matter for a nation like India.

  • Elders want RS Chairman to decide on their foriegn visits

    New Delhi: A demand was raised in Rajya Sabha today to empower its Chairman and Vice Chairman to take decisions on crucial issues like permitting members for foreign visits and allotting rooms to parliamentary parties instead of such issues being dealt by Speaker, Lok Sabha.

  • Man washed away in flash flood in Udhampur

    Udhampur (JK): A 40-year-old man was washed away in the Deveka river when a bridge collapsed due to flash flood in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir today.

  • Ebola Outbreak

    Screening for Ebola at Mangalore airport

    Mangalore: Health officials at Mangalore International Airport would begin screening passengers at arrival from tomorrow to detect persons who contracted highly contagious ebola virus that has wreaked havoc in African countries.

  • African Cup winner Chansa, T&T World Cupper Glen in ISL

    New Delhi: Zambian International & African Cup of Nations 2012 winner, Isaac Chansa has been signed by Lajong FC and will also be plying his trade for NorthEast United Football Club in the Indian Super League, due to start on October 12.

  • BJP MP demands dismissal of UP govt

    New Delhi: A BJP MP today demanded dismissal of the Uttar Pradesh government saying women have no security under the Akhilesh Yadav led dispensation.

  • Phoolan Devi murder: Court convicts Rana, acquits 10 others

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today convicted key accused Sher Singh Rana in the 13-year-old sensational murder of bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi, who was then a Lok Sabha member, in front of her Ashoka Road residence here.

  • South China Sea row looms as Southeast Asia talks begin

    Naypyidaw (Myanmar): China’s increasing assertiveness in maritime disputes was at the heart of Southeast Asian regional talks today as diplomats began a series of meetings also expected to highlight concerns over host Myanmar’s reform progress.