Free Press Journal
  • Two officers to assist probe officer in Gavit case

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today informed the Bombay High Court that it had appointed two officers to assist the investigating officer who is conducting `open inquiry’ against the former NCP minister Vijaykumar Gavit and his family in a disproportionate assets case.

  • Bhopal Gas Tragedy

    Bring UC, Dow Chem to book in India: Bhopal gas victims

    Bhopal: Five organisations fighting for the cause of victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that US companies Union Carbide and Dow Chemical comply with directions of Indian courts in connection with the 1984 tragedy in which thousands of people had lost their lives.

  • Court seeks Gulberg case-related documents from SIT

    Ahmedabad:  The special court conducting the trial in Gulberg society massacre case here today directed the Supreme Court-appointed special investigation team to submit all the documents related to the case from its closure report on the complaint filed by Zakia Jafri.

  • Syed-Ali-Geelani

    Modi’s first poll rally in Valley: Geelani calls for shutdown

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today called for a shutdown on December 8 to protest against the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will hold his first election campaign rally in the Valley.

  • Realty players want govt stimulus as RBI disappoints

    New Delhi: Disappointed with RBI’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged, real estate players today said housing demand is likely to remain weak in short term and sought government’s help to facilitate low-costing funding for buyers and developers.

  • Gold prices rebound on strong buying amid global rally

    Mumbai: Gold staged a smart recovery and closed above the key Rs 26,000 per 10 grams level at the domestic market on emergence of brisk buying by stockists and jewellery traders as well as speculative investment off-take.

  • Minister’s remarks rock Parliament, Rajya Sabha paralysed

    New Delhi: Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti was today forced by a united opposition in Parliament to apologize for her controversial hate speech that parlaysed the Rajya Sabha in the wake of demands for her sacking.

  • Cop suspended after nabbed Maoist escapes from police custody

    Nagpur:  A head constable of the Gadchiroli police has been placed under suspension for dereliction of duty after a middle-aged Maoist who was nabbed by the police escaped last night, it was officially announced here today.

  • teenager Molested

    Girl complains of eve-teasing, police books 3 youths

    Bareilly: A girl has filed a complaint against three youth for allegedly eve-teasing her for over a month and making an unsuccessful bid to forcefully abduct her from her house three days ago, police said today.

  • Virbhadra Singh

    Teachers shouldn’t waste time managing transfers: Himachal CM

    Shimla:  Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Tuesday asked the government teachers to spend maximum time with their students instead of wasting time in the state secretariat trying to “manage” their transfers.

  • Burdwan Blast Accused

    Burdwan blast: Three accused sent to judicial custody

    Kolkata: There accused in the Oct 2 blast in West Bengal’s Burdwan, including mastermind Sajid alias Sheikh Rahamatullah, were Tuesday sent to judicial custody till Dec 5 by a court here .

  • Drunken driving menace has taken alarming proportions: Court

    New Delhi: A court here observed that menace of drunken driving has taken an alarming proportion and needs to be dealt with a stern hand as it upheld the conviction of an auto-driver, charged for driving vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

  • TV, microwave, phones burgled from Goa naval hsopital

    Panaji: Thieves broke into a naval hospital in Goa’s port town of Vasco and took away a whole range of equipments, including a coffee maker and iron, worth Rs.1.31 lakh, police said Tuesday.

  • 28 dead as five-day Afghan air base siege ends

    Kabul: At least eight Afghan soldiers and 20 Taliban fighters were killed during a five-day siege of an air base in southwestern Afghanistan that also left 15 others wounded, official sources said Tuesday.

  • 36 massacred in Kenya, Al Shabaab claims hand 

    Nairobi: At least 36 people were killed Tuesday in an attack on a stone quarry in Kenya’s Mandera town by Al Shabaab militants even as President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed to intensify the war against terrorism.

  • Six killed in Libya army air strikes

    Tripoli: Six people were killed Tuesday as a Libyan army warplane carried out air strikes in the town of Zuwarah, some 120 km west of the capital Tripoli, according to a military source.

  • Iran says final n-deal with world powers nearing

    Tehran: Iran and the world powers are very close to a comprehensive nuclear agreement in the coming months, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here Tuesday.

  • ‘Looking forward to meeting India in Champions Trophy quarters’

    Bhubaneswar: Belgian hockey captain Tom Boon, the most expensive player in the Hockey India League (HIL), Tuesday said they are looking forward to meeting India in the quarterfinals of the Champions Trophy starting here Dec 6 at the Kalinga Stadium here.