Free Press Journal
  • HC disposes of PIL on dhoti issue

    Chennai: Taking note of a Bill passed by the state assembly banning such dress codes, the Madras High Court today disposed of a PIL seeking a direction to Tamil Nadu government to frame rules and regulations for clubs in the wake of denial of entry to a dhoti-clad high court judge and a senior advocate into TNCA Club.

  • Mayawati

    No Bihar experiment of grand alliance in UP to fight BJP: Mayawati

    New Delhi: The Bihar experiment of rival parties coming together to take on BJP was ruled out in Uttar Pradesh today with BSP chief Mayawati firmly saying there is no question of joining hands with SP to fight Assembly polls.

  • Terrorism core concern in Indo-Pak ties: India

    New Delhi/Islamabad: India today said terrorism was a “core concern” in its bilateral ties with Pakistan and its “tool kit” is not restricted in any manner to combat it effectively, firmly rejecting Islamabad’s criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “proxy war” comments.

  • 14 killed in Yemen blast

    Sanaa: At least 14 people, including three explosives experts, were killed and 16 others injured when a bomb they were trying to defuse went off in the southern Yemeni province of Lahj Wednesday, a security official said.

  • Adarsh Scam

    HC urged to vacate stay on Chavan’s trial in Adarsh case

    Mumbai: Six days after the Bombay High Court stayed prosecution of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing society scam case, an intervening application was filed in the court today pleading for the stay to be vacated.

  • Big B names KBC contestant’s daughter

    Mumbai: Khushboo had vowed that she’d get her daughter named by none other than Amitabh Bacchan, and her dream came true on a recently shot episode of “Kaun Banega Crorepati”. The megastar named the baby Naveli, inspired by his granddaughter Navya Naveli.

  • Allocation for MSME sector 133.53 percent higher in 12th Plan

    New Delhi: The planned allocation for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) industry has gone up by 133.53 percent in the 12th Plan period (2012-17) over the previous plan, MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha here Wednesday.

  • Birds dying of water pollution: Delhi HC seeks report

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the environment ministry to collect samples of “contaminated” water in a green forest area in Tughlakabad over a plea alleging that birds and animals were dying because of poisonous and polluted water released from illegal factories.

  • Akshay Kumar

    Akshay Kumar writes rap song

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar, who returns to the small screen with dance reality show “Dare 2 Dance”, has written lyrics of the title track and even rapped it.

  • 3 booked for spreading rumours: police

    Srinagar: Three persons were booked today for “spreading rumours and fabricated information” on WhatsApp mobile application, police said.

  • Mallikarjun Khrarge

    BJP, oppn clash in LS over communal riots

    New Delhi: Ruling BJP and opposition Congress today clashed in Lok Sabha over communal riots in the country with both parties accusing each other of pursuing a divisive agenda and questioning secular credentials.

  • Vijay-Kumar

    After CWG low, Olympic medallist Vijay eyes Asiad high

    New Delhi: London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar, undergoing treatment for a neck injury, is desperate to avoid a race against time ahead of the World Championships and Asiad, stage where he would look to make amends for his shocking exit at Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

  • stocks market

    Markets close flat, capital goods stocks down

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Wednesday’s trade flat – only 38 points or 0.15 percent up – even as capital goods, consumer durables and bank stocks fell.

  • Jaya thanks Modi for Thambi Durai’s election as Dy LS Speaker

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa today thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support in ensuring the unanimous election of her party MP M Thambidurai as Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

  • SC asks Centre to give roadmap for cleaning Ganga in two weeks

    New Delhi: Reminding the Narendra Modi government that cleaning of Ganga was on its poll manifesto, the Supreme Court today asked why urgent steps are not being taken on it and set a two-week timeline for it to come up with a road map for making the 2500 km long river pollution free.

  • Government has no intention to take over BCCI: Sonowal

    New Delhi: The government today said taking over the Indian Cricket Board was not a “feasible” option since the BCCI was an autonomous body but it will try to bring the cricket body under the ambit of the RTI Act.

  • Bimal Jalan to head Expenditure Management Commission

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today set up Expenditure Management Commission, headed by former RBI Governor Bimal Jalan, that will suggest ways to reduce food, fertiliser and oil subsidies and narrow the fiscal deficit.