Free Press Journal
  • Pistorius could get 15 years for culpable homicide

    Pretoria: A South African judge today found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder.

  • HC exonerates athlete Pinki Pramanik of rape charge

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today exonerated Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik of charges of rape and cheating against her brought by a woman who was her live-in partner.

  • Hate speech: EC yet to decide on taking action

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is yet to take a considered view on the issue of taking action against political parties whose leaders make hate speeches during election campaign.

  • Voting

    VVPAT system to be used for first time in Haryana polls

    Chandigarh: For the first time in Haryana, Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system, wherein a voter will be able to see a printout of the symbol of the candidate whom he has voted, would be used in the October 15 Haryana Assembly polls.

  • rape case

    Teenage Dalit girl gang-raped in bus stand

    Jaipur: A 15-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped by three youths in a bus stand in Hanumangarh district’s Mallisar, police said today.

  • Recovery hopes recede as IIP growth slips to 0.5% in July

    New Delhi: Dashing hopes of quick recovery, industrial output for July slowed to 4-month low growth rate of 0.5 per cent due to contraction in manufacturing and poor offtake of consumer goods, though retail inflation for August eased marginally to 7.8 per cent.

  • Huge investments needed to fund fuel upgradation: Oil Secy

    New Delhi: Supply of Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel by 2017 and Euro-V fuel by 2020 will require very huge investments in upgrading oil refineries and ways are being looked at financing them, Oil Secretary Saurabh Chandra said.

  • sharad pawar

    Polls: Cong-NCP banks on development, Sena-BJP seeks change

    Mumbai: Political parties in Maharashtra formally got into poll-mode as the date for Assembly elections was announced today with ruling Congress-NCP banking on their “development” record while the Opposition pushed for “change”.

  • V S Sampath

    No mention of states going to polls in 100 day briefings: EC

    New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance government at the centre was free to publicise the achievements of the first 100 days of its rule, but should refrain from mentioning anything related to Haryana and Maharashtra which go to polls on Oct 15, the Election Commission said Friday.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    We will oppose if BJP forms govt illegally: Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Daring the BJP to form government in Delhi, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal today said that his party will fiercely oppose any such move by the saffron party if it used “ill-means” to come to power.

  • kashmir Flood

    J-K floods: SC asks Centre to explain rescue and relief measures

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre to explain by Monday what relief and rescue measures it has taken to rehabilitate those affected by the floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • BJP, Congress lock horns as EC announces dates for Maharashtra polls

    Nagpur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress on Friday took potshots at each other as the Election Commission announced dates for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, with both parties expressing confidence of forming the next government in the state.

  • No mention of states going to polls in 100 day briefings: EC

    New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance government at the centre was free to publicise the achievements of the first 100 days of its rule, but should refrain from mentioning anything related to Haryana and Maharashtra which go to polls on Oct 15, the Election Commission said Friday.

  • Sushil Modi

    Sushil to repond to Nitish’s letter

    Darbhanga: Expressing surprise over the former chief minister Nitish Kumar asking him to prove Kumar’s role in scams related to purchase of drugs and medical equipments, the former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi today said that he will respond to Kumar’s letter tomorrow.