Free Press Journal
  • Man given 2 years sentence for taking bribe

    Jaipur: A local court in Jodhpur has awarded two years rigorous imprisonment to a worker, employed with the public health and engineering department in Jalore district, for accepting a bribe of Rs 800.

  • Uber cab driver’s rape trial to begin Jan 15 

    New Delhi: A court here Tuesday framed rape and other charges against a Uber cab driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman executive here Dec 5 amid high drama as he refused to sign the order.

  • Goa minister says his LGTB comments misquoted

    Panaji: Facing flak both nationally and internationally for his comments Monday on the need to “cure” LGBT youth, Goa’s Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ramesh Tawadkar Tuesday claimed he was “misquoted” by the media.

  • SIMI letter threatens to blow up Meerut marriage hall

    Meerut: A letter, purportedly written by banned terror outfit Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), has threatened to blow up a marriage hall on thana railway road, police said today.

  • DMK chief M Karunanidhi

    DMK announces candidate for Srirangam

    Chennai:  DMK today announced its candidate for the February 13 bypoll for the Srirangam seat, vacated by AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa following her conviction in a graft case.

  • Narendra Modi

    Govt to identify bottlenecks in good governance initiatives

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has decided to conduct a study to assess impact and bottlenecks in the implementation of good governance initiatives and best practices being followed in the states and at the Centre.

  • River inter-linking to be taken up come what may: Govt

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding concerns raised by environmentalists, the government today said it will take up inter-linking of rivers on a priority basis “come what may” and that any “obstacles” which may come in the way would be addressed or removed.

  • Phoolan case: HC notice to Rana, 3 others on police plea

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today issued notice to Sher Singh Rana, the lone convict in the sensational murder of bandit-turned-Lok Sabha member Phoolan Devi here in 2001, on a plea of city police challenging his acquittal from the charge of criminal conspiracy.

  • Cloud cover improves temperatures in Jammu & Kashmir

    Srinagar: The minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir rose Tuesday due to nightlong cloud cover. The weather office has forecast rain and snowfall in the Kashmir Valley.

  • Indian church joins hands with UAE’s humanitarian campaign

    Dubai: An Indian church has instructed all its members in the UAE to participate in a humanitarian campaign led by the Gulf nation’s President, aimed at helping one million Syrian refugees who are struggling against freezing winter in Levant region.

  • More than 1.70 lakh Lankan refugees,asylum-seekers,IDPs: UNHCR

    Chennai: Even five years after end of the civil war between Sri Lankan government and LTTE, over 1.70 lakh people remain either as refugees or asylum-seekers in other countries or Internally Displaced Persons within the Island, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

  • Pongal Celebration in Delhi

    Delhi gears up for harvest festival, South Indian style!

    New Delhi: While Delhi welcomes the season of harvest with Lohri celebrations on a large scale, a sizable South Indian population in the capital greets the season with Pongal and Makar Sankranti.

  • Nine persons to receive Konkani Sahitya Akademi award

    Mangaluru: Eminent writer Padma Shenoy, folk artiste Gajanana Mahale and artist Koni Sheshagiri Nayak are among the nine persons selected for the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Akademi awards for the year 2014.

  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj

    Spot Analysis: ‘Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji…’

    New Delhi: The BJP seems to be playing hopscotch with the nation — a kindergarten game in which the child jumps from one square to another, picks up an object and then retreats to the base. During the course of the game, the child may have to straddle two squares at the same time — one foot in the right square and the other in the left one. Occasionally, during this manoeuvre the child

  • Man arrested for sending objectionable message on Whatsapp

    Bahraich (UP) : A man was arrested for allegedly spreading objectionable messages against a religion on mobile phone application WhatsApp leading to tension in Nanpara area here, police said today.

  • BJP

    Spot Analysis: BJP Bags Delhi Cantonment Board, After Rout in UP

    The results of the Delhi Cantonment Board Elections will bring smiles on the BJP leadership, in the light of the shocking results in the Cantonment Board elections in Varanasi and Lucknow, where the party did not win a single seat.