Free Press Journal
  • Teesta Setalvad

    Don’t arrest Teesta Setalvad and husband, SC tells

    New Delhi: The Supreme court today directed Gujarat Police not to arrest social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad’s Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 riots. “It is directed that the petitioners (Setalvad and her husband) will not be arrested in connection with the case,” a bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and Adarsh Kumar Goel said, while reserving

  • Sensex Red down

    Sensex down 70 points, bank stocks plunge

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 70 points or 0.24 percent down in Thursday’s afternoon session.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading in the red. It was down 36.90 points or 0.42 percent at 8,832.20 points.

  • Narendra Modi

    ‘Russia not sour over India buying US defense products’

    Bengaluru: Rostec, a Russian state corporation set up to promote development, production and export of hi-tech industrial products for civil and defense sectors, has strongly backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ pitch. A top corporation official noted that he does not feel sour over India’s tilt to buy American products and his country does not restrict nations from having industrial deals with others unlike the Americans.

  • Barack Obama

    Republican presidential aspirant slams Obama’s foreign policy

    Washington: A top Republican presidential aspirant has slammed President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, saying his “inconsistent and indecisive” administration has led the US to lose “the trust and the confidence” of friends. “The great irony of the Obama presidency is this: Someone who came to office promising greater engagement with the world has left America less influential in the world,” Jeb Bush, son of former president George H W Bush and brother of ex-president

  • Four persons arrested for Kalyani University rampage

    Kalyani (WB): Four persons have been arrested in connection with the rampage at Kalyani University in which two senior officials were assaulted, police said today. Police arrested four persons yesterday in connection with Tuesday’s incident when agitating students and employees of the varsity in Nadia district demanding the VC’s resignation went on a rampage injuring two officials. Estate in-charge Pratap Santra and Admission Committee Chairperson Prof Sujata Chowdhury were attacked by the students besides damaging

  • SpiceJet offers discount scheme starting at Rs.2,999

    New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet Thursday launched its new ‘One Stop Sale’ discount offer starting from Rs.2,999 all inclusive.  “Our ‘One Stop Sale’ offers customers the opportunity to get tickets at very attractive discounted fares for connecting and via flights which offer greater connectivity to non-metros and also provide lower priced alternatives to direct flights,” said SpiceJet chief commercial officer Kaneswaran Avili.

  • Snow fall

    Rains continue to lash Valley; fresh snowfall at some places

    Srinagar: The tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam in Kashmir experienced fresh snowfall today, while other parts of the Valley received intermittent rains for the fourth consecutive day, with the MeT department saying the wet weather spell would continue till early next week. “Gulmarg received around three feet of snowfall, while Pahalgam recorded 4 cm of fresh snow during the night,” a MeT department spokesperson said.

  • Vicky Tyagi, murder case

    Vicky Tyagi murder case: Security tightened in district jail

    Muzaffarnagar: Security has been upped in the district jail where juvenile shooter Sagar Malik, one of the accused in the gangster Vicky Tyagi murder case is lodged, officials said today. The security has been stepped up here where Malik, accused of shooting gangster Vicky Tyagi, is kept in high-security barrack, jail officials said. Minu Tyagi, wife of the deceased as well as other accused in the case are lodged in the jail, sources said.

  • Delhi Court

    Delhiites need permission to put up political posters: court

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court said Thursday the city’s residents can put up political posters at their homes but with prior permission from authorities.  A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S Endlaw upheld the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property (DPDP) Act which was used by the then Congress government in 2013 to restrain people from putting up Aam Aadmi Party posters at their homes.  The

  • Modi's suit at auction

    Rs 1.25 cr bid for Narendra Modi’s controversial bandhgala suit

    Surat: The auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial pinstripe monogrammed suit that he wore during US President Barack Obama’s visit to India last month today received a fresh bid of Rs 1.25 crore from a textile trader here. Surat-based Rajesh Maheshwari, who has established a Global Modi Fan Club, made the offer of Rs 1.25 crore, Rs four lakh more than yesterday’s highest bid which ended at Rs 1.21 crore.

  • Rafale deal

    Rafale deal: Dassault says no change in pricing

    Bengaluru: Confident of signing the much delayed USD 10 billion contract for Rafale fighter jets with India “soon”, French Defence major Dassault today said its pricing remains the same from day one and it has not wavered from the request for proposal (RPF). It also said an empowered team has already arrived in India and carried forward the talks as decided by the Defence Ministers of the two countries in December.

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Prasad Yadav

    Over 100,000 invites for Mulayam kin’s pre-wedding ceremony

    Etawah: A staggering 100,000 invites, including to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have been sent out for Samajwadi Party supremo’s grand nephew’s Saturday pre-wedding ceremony in Saifai village where mouthwatering dishes like bedai, baati-chokha and halwa soaked in desi ghee will be served.  Saifai village, some 25 km from Etawah, is buzzing with frantic activity for the ’tilak’ ceremony of Tej Pratap Singh Yadav, Lok Sabha member from Mainpuri, who will marry Raj

  • Christiano RONALDO

    Ronaldo inspires Real to 2-0 win against Schalke

    London: Cristiano Ronaldo’s sublime performance helped defending champions Real Madrid trounce Schalke 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday in Gelsenkirchen. Ronaldo put Real ahead in the 26th minute to score his 58th goal in the 58th appearance in the competition, the BBC reported.

  • Swine Flu

    Mizoram reports first case of swine flu, woman was in Delhi

    Aizawl: A Mizo woman was detected with swine flu, the first case in the state. Pachuau Lalmalsawma, Nodal Officer of the state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), today told PTI that the woman was in New Delhi for a brief period and it is suspected that she contracted the H1N1 virus there. “We sent samples of four people to National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) in Kolkata where one sample was found to be

  • Manipur

    Bomb explodes injuring seven persons in Manipur

    Imphal: Seven persons, including four police personnel, were injured when a bomb exploded at Manipur main market complex here last evening, police said. A team of from nearby city police office went to Samu Makhong area in the market complex after receiving reports that a bomb had been planted in the market. They found a bag containing a bomb-like object there and when a constable tried to hurl it in the adjoining Nambul river it exploded injuring four

  • Coal

    Coal scam: CBI completes probe in Hindalco case

    New Delhi: CBI today filed its final probe report in a coal block allocation case allegedly involving former Coal Secretary P C Parakh, Hindalco and others before the special court which will consider it on March 11. Senior public prosecutor V K Sharma told the court that the agency has completed the investigation and one more witness has been examined during the course of probe and they are filing his statement in a sealed cover.

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi

    BJP to announce decision regards to supporting Jitan Ram Manjhi

    New Delhi/Patna : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday stated that the central leadership will study the ongoing political crisis in Bihar and will announce its decision with regards to supporting ousted Janata Dal (United) and Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi at the floor of the state assembly ‘very soon’. “The Bihar legislature party have had their discussions and they are in support of voting in favour of the confidence motion favouring

  • Missile

    India successfully tests n-capable Prithvi-II missile

    Bhubaneswar : India Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile from a military base in Odisha, a senior official said.  The indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a maximum range of 350 km was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district, about 230 km from Bhubaneswar.   “It was a user trial by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army. The test was successful. It met all mission

  • Mohan Bhagwat

    Bhagwat leaves Kanpur after RSS meet

    Kanpur: Amidst reports in the media that he had said Hindu women are “not factories” for producing children, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today refused to answer questions from reporters here regarding the purported remarks. As he left Kanpur, where he was attending the four-day RSS ‘manthan’ meet, Bhagwat was buttonholed by media personnel at the railway station here for comments over the said reports, but refused to share his thoughts in this regard. The purported comments

  • PDP, BJP

    BJP, PDP candidates elected unopposed in Jammu and Kashmir

    Jammu : Five candidates of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) combine were elected unopposed in the Jammu and Kashmir legislative council election.  The results were announced by poll official Muhammad Ramzan late Wednesday.  The elected candidates are BJP’s Chering Dorjay and Sofi Yusuf, while the three PDP candidates who won are Firdous Tak, Yasir Reshi and Inayat Ali.  The two parties contested the election jointly.  Voting