Free Press Journal
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Independence of judiciary sacred and sacrosanct: Govt

    New Delhi: The independence of judiciary is “sacred and sacrosanct” for the government, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today in remarks which came after Chief Justice of India R M Lodha asserted that efforts to take away judiciary’s independence will not succeed.

  • Govt clears 6 more managers including Olympian Jude Felix

    New Delhi: The government today added six managers, including Olympian Jude Felix who will also act as hockey coach, in the Indian contingent for Asian Games even though Indian Olympic Association had demanded for 23.

  • Southern Express score 92/5 against Northern Knights

    Raipur: Openers Kusal Perera and Danushka Gunathilaka rode their luck due to shoddy fielding from Northern Knights as Sri Lanka’s Southern Express scored 92 for five in 10 overs in a rain-curtailed opening game of the Champions League Twenty20 here today.

  • ICC issues warrant for Darfur rebel leader’s arrest

    The Hague:  The International Criminal Court today issued an arrest warrant against Darfur rebel leader Abdallah Banda, saying it was “unlikely” that he would voluntarily attend his war crimes trial, which was postponed indefinitely.

  • rape case

    Minor girl raped by property dealer in Ghaziabad

    Ghaziabad: A minor girl was allegedly raped by a 35-year-old property dealer in Ghaziabad, police said on Saturday. According to a complaint filed by the parents of the 14-year-old girl, property dealer Satish Sharma called their daughter at his shop on some pretext and raped her yesterday, Indirapuram Police Station officer Hari Dayal Yadav said.

  • Shashi Tharoor lauds Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Afghanistan

    Appreciating External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s recent visit to Afghanistan, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said that the meeting gave out an extremely crucial political message and reflected India’s priorities. “Sushma Swaraj has shown India’s priority by meeting up top leaders in Afghanistan. This shows that India is not going to give up. We are neighbors, and we just can’t let go of what is going in Afghanistan,” Tharoor said.

  • Mohammad Azharuddin

    Power cut in houses of ex-MPs for not vacating premises

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip, government has disconnected power and water supplies to the official accommodations in Delhi of former union ministers and ex-MPs including Ajit Singh, Jitendra Singh and Mohd Azharuddin who refused to vacate the premises.

  • PMO V. Narayanaswamy

    Vinod Rai criticising Manmohan unacceptable: Narayanasamy

    Puducherry: Former Minister of State in PMO and senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy today termed as “untenable” and “unacceptable” ex-CAG Vinod Rai’s criticism against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in allocations of coal block and the 2G spectrum.

  • Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit

    Indo-Pak ties: Keep the ‘door ajar’; Pak envoy Abdul Basit

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday made a strong pitch for normalisation of ties with India after last month’s “political setback” and said in diplomacy one should keep or leave the “door ajar” so that whatever was possible could be achieved.

  • Ashok Chavan

    Cong, NCP discuss pre- and post poll tie-up

    Mumbai: With the seat-sharing talks between coalition partners Congress and NCP remaining stuck ahead of October 15 Assembly elections, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said that parleys are on to decide whether a pre-poll or a post-poll alliance is suited for the ruling partners.

  • NCP legislator booked on rape charges

    Mumbai: NCP MLA Laxmanrao Dhobale has been booked on rape charge after a 42-year-old woman accused him of repeatedly sexually abusing her, police said today.

  • polls

    About 50 pc polling in UP bypolls till 5 pm

    Lucknow: About 50 per cent electorate today exercised their franchise in bypolls to 11 Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh till 5 pm.

  • Narendra Modi

    BJP to hold reception ceremony for Modi, Shah in Ahmedabad

    Ahmedabad: BJP’s Gujarat unit has organised a ceremony next week to felicitate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah who will be visiting their home state for the first time after assuming their respective responsibilities.

  • Floods, Omar Abdullah

    Rising water levels in North Kashmir matter of concern: Omar

    Srinagar: Water levels in North Kashmir are rising which is a matter of concern, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said while hoping that it would not be as bad as in the rest of the valley.

  • AP govt forms panel on shifting of offices to Vijayawada

    Hyderabad: Keen to relocate to the state’s “ad hoc capital” Vijayawada from Hyderabad at the earliest, the Andhra Pradesh government today constituted a three-member committee of principal secretaries to examine shifting of offices of the heads of departments.

  • Floods in Kashmir

    Over 1,42,000 rescued in flood-ravaged Kashmir

    New Delhi: Over 1,42,000 people have been rescued so far from various parts of flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir by the armed forces and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), a statement said Saturday.