Free Press Journal
  • Envt norms relaxed at borders for beefing up infra: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Government has relaxed environmental norms for strengthening infrastructure in border areas by building roads and rail lines to prevent any “misadventure” from across the borders, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

  • Kashmiris have Pak’s full diplomatic, moral support: Basit

    New Delhi: In yet another provocation just days ahead of the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks, the Pakistan High Commissioner here today said his country extends “full diplomatic and moral support” for what he described as “legitimate struggle” of Kashmiris.

  • Attackers of police party are cowards: Omar Abdullah

    Srinagar: Condemning the attack on a police party in Pulwama district that left two cops and a civilian dead, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the attackers are “cowards” and have no respect for human lives.

  • Fire scare on Jet Airways’ Delhi-Bhopal flight

    New Delhi: A Jet Airways flight between Delhi and Bhopal, ferrying over 70 passengers, had to abort its take-off from here early Thursday morning following a fire alarm, an official said.

  • HC adjourns state’s review petition on ‘Dahi-Handi’ order

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today adjourned by a week the hearing on a petition filed by Maharashtra government seeking a review of its earlier order of August 11 on banning participation of children below the age of 18 years in human pyramids during ‘Dahi-Handi’ festival in the state.

  • Radio jockeys should respect MPs: Jaya Bachchan

    New Delhi: Parliamentarian Jaya Bachchan Thursday raised the issue of radio jockeys of private FM channels mimicking MPs and said their “objectionable” language was not “palatable”.

  • Agreement reached to sell luxury hotels to foreign buyer: Sahara to SC

    New Delhi: Sahara group has reached an agreement with a foreign party to sell its three luxurious hotels in London and New York and a reputed foreign bank has also agreed to grant bank guarantee for Rs 5,000 crore, its chief Subrata Roy today told the Supreme Court which granted him 15 more working days to complete the process.

  • Thousands of anti-government protesters march toward Islamabad

    Islamabad: Thousands of anti- government protesters, encouraged by a last-minute court verdict allowing peaceful demonstrations, began their march today from Lahore to Islamabad as the fear of violence gripped Pakistan’s capital which has been turned into a fortress.

  • Cop surrenders in Muzaffarnagar riot case

    Muzaffarnagar: A police constable, allegedly involved in arson and loot during the communal riots here last year, has surrendered in a local court.

  • Malaysia Airlines crew member sexually assaults passenger

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysia Airlines cabin crew member was today detained in France for questioning for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman passenger who expressed nervousness about flying with the disaster-prone carrier.

  • HC notice to Centre,J&K on plea seeking whereabouts of minor Pakistani girl

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought responses from the Centre, Jammu and Kashmir government and the city government on a Pakistani lawyer´s plea for custody of her minor niece, who was here from Pakistan, and whose whereabouts are not known since July 17 this year.

  • Cisco to lay off 6,000 people; India may see job cuts

    New Delhi: Networking solutions giant Cisco will lay off up to 6,000 employees globally, including India, after it reported a marginal decline in profits and revenues for the fourth quarter.

  • Kaladan corridor project likely to be completed by 2016: Singh

    New Delhi: Two major transport projects — Kaladan Multi-modal Transit and India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway — which will link India with a number of ASEAN countries are likely to be completed by 2016.

  • All well between Mahesh Bhatt, Emraan Hashmi

    Mumbai:Actor Emraan Hashmi has quashed reports that filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is angry with him for giving preference to Kunal Deshmukh’s “Raja Natwarlal” over his uncle’s film “Mr. X”.

  • BJP: Congress blaming MLA on “flimsy basis”

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders today rubbished reports of a toll booth staff being thrashed by their party member and said that the Congress is blaming the party on a flimsy basis.

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    Mulayam accuses BJP of fuelling communal tensions

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose party is in power in Uttar Pradesh, today accused BJP of fuelling communal tension in the state, even as he sought to downplay recent incidents of violence claiming that they were inter-community disputes and not riots.

  • CPM warns govt not to do anything that courts can strike down

    New Delhi: CPI(M) today attacked the government for constitutional impropriety in getting a bill to set up the National Judicial Appointments Commission and a related Constitution amendment bill passed together and warned it not to do anything that can be struck down by the courts.