Free Press Journal
  • Versova Demolition

    Citizens reclaim Versova beach

    Mumbai: About 150 illegal squatters and drug peddlers who had taken over Versova beach for the past many years have been removed on Thursday in what is being called the biggest drive here till date. The operation, which was collectively conducted by the suburban Collector’s office, the BMC, police and residents’ associations, saw protest in the form of one person trying to self-immolate before he was arrested by the police.

  • Gurunath Meiyappan

    SC suggests Mudgal Committee decide extent of punishment

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday suggested that the Mudgal Committee, that probed the allegation of betting and match fixing in IPL 2013 decide on the nature of punishment for Gurunath Meiyappan and others named on its report in accordance with the BCCI’s rules and regulations, including the anti-corruption code.

  • P V Sindhu

    Sindhu, Prannoy in Macau Open quarters

    Macau:  Two-time World Championships bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu and male shuttler H.S. Prannoy entered the quarter-finals in the singles competitions of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion here Thursday.

  • Ranjit Sinha

    Parliament amends law to pave way for next CBI chief’s appointment

    New Delhi:  Parliament Thursday approved amendments to the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act to provide for appointment of a CBI director in a situation where there is no leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, paving way for naming a new agency chief before incumbent Ranjit Sinha retires Dec 2.

  • Maoists

    Maoists’ arms making unit busted in Bihar

    Patna: An arms manufacturing unit of Maoists was Thursday busted and a cache of sophisticated weapons seized by security forces in Bihar’s Munger district, police said.

  • Minor girl raped

    Badaun victims committed suicide: CBI

    Badaun(UP):  Rejecting the rape and murder theory over two Badaun girls whose bodies were found hanging in a mango orchard, CBI today claimed that the teenaged victims had committed suicide, evoking sharp criticism from their families who sought the Prime Minister’s intervention for a fair probe.

  • Stanislas Wawrinka

    Wawrinka heads Chennai Open field

    Chennai: World No.4 and defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland will headline a strong field in the Aircel-ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament to be held here from Jan 5 to 11 next year.

  • Amit Shah BJP

    BJP adamant on holding Amit Shah Kolkata rally

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the fire department denying permissions, the BJP Thursday said it will go ahead with the proposed Nov 30 city rally of its national president Amit Shah.

  • Govt to introduce GST Bill in current Par session: Jaitley

    New Delhi: I) Government will bring the much- awaited GST Bill, which provides for a uniform indirect tax structure, in the current session of Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

  • Arun Jaitley

    India moving towards tax friendly regime: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: With an aim of improving the environment for investments, India is moving towards a tax friendly regime to correct the image which had become “bad” over the years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

  • ISL hits 1 mn mark of in-stadia fans

    New Delhi: The inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) has been successful in luring one million fans to the stadia, the organisers said Thursday.

  • Not handling daily affairs of Sterling Cellular: Ruia to SC

    New Delhi:  Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia today told the Supreme Court that he was not connected with the day-to-day affairs of accused company Sterling Cellular Ltd and the special court wrongly summoned him as an accused in a corruption case related to allocation of additional spectrum during the NDA regime in 2002.

  • DoT should take back 800 MHz band of BSNL, MTNL: Regulator

    New Delhi: India’s telecom regulator Thursday reiterated its recommendation that the entire available spectrum with the department of telecom (DoT) in the CDMA or 800 MHz band should be put to auction, including unused part with BSNL and MTNL, an official statement said.

  • British supermarkets sold contaminated chicken

    London: Eight of the every 10 fresh chickens bought from British supermarkets this summer were contaminated with the potentially lethal food-poisoning bug campylobacter, the food watchdog has said.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Cases filed against 18 illegal accounts in Liechtenstein

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said that of the 28 accounts identified in the tax-haven of Liechtenstein, income tax proceedings have been concluded against 18 “illegal” account holders and cases filed against them.

  • Chennai GPO to become the 1000th to implement CBS

    Chennai: The General Post Office here would implement Core Banking Solution (CBS) from December 1, enabling its savings bank customers carry out their transactions online and withdraw cash through ATMs.