Free Press Journal
  • Kargil war tripped Pakistan, says daily

    Islamabad: The Pakistani military’s decision to launch a covert war against India in Kargil in 1999 has made Islamabad “progressively irrelevant” internationally, a columnist said Wednesday. “In the context of Pakistan-India relations, 1999 can be called one of the most significant years of the post-Cold War phase,” wrote columnist Qaisar Rashid in the Daily Times.

  • 2G Scam case, A Raja, Kanimozhi

    2G PMLA case: Raja, Kanimozhi & others to answer 400 questions

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 17 others, facing trial in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, will have to answer a questionnaire containing 400 queries during recording of their statements in the matter before a special court. The court today supplied the questionnaire to the counsel of the accused, observing that it would facilitate recording of statements with “ease and felicity” as the records of the case

  • S Jaishankar meets Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on SAARC

    Kabul Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Wednesday met the Afghan leadership, including President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, here on the final day of his four-nation SAARC Yatra.

  • Hyderabad & Pune beat Mumbai & Delhi in quality of life: Survey

    London: A rapid rise in population has triggered a decline in the quality of life in India’s commercial hub Mumbai and capital New Delhi, both of which are trailed by emerging Tier-2 cities of Hyderabad and Pune in a new global survey. The ‘Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings’ evaluated local living conditions in more than 440 cities around the world for the assessment that placed Vienna on top.

  • Sandhu wins World Cup bronze, misses out on Olympic quota

    Acapulco (Mexico): Former World Champion Manavjit Sandhu missed out on an Olympic quota by a whisker as he claimed India’s first podium with a bronze at the World Cup Shotgun Championships here.

  • Prashant Bhushan,Yogendra Yadav

    Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan out of AAP Political Affairs Committee

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party National Executive meeting have ended. The meeting was held to discuss the ongoing rift within party over Delhi Chief Minister. Post the six hours long meeting, it has emerged that founding members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are not out of the AAP Political Affairs Committee (PAC). These are the indicators that both the seniors members have been sidelined following the national meet. Sources indicate during the voting the

  • Myanmar to host Asian junior wrestling meet

    Yangon: The Asian Junior Wrestling Championships will be hosted in Myanmar’s Nay Pyi Taw in the third week of July, the Myanmar Wrestling Federation announced on Wednesday.

  • SC Commission summons ADGP over campaign against Sikh guru

    Chandigarh: The Punjab state Scheduled Castes Commission today took a suo motu notice of the “malicious campaign” being allegedly carried over social networking site against a Sikh guru and summoned the ADGP (Crime) for hearing. “The SC Commission has considered this incident a heinous crime in a democratic society,” Commission chairman Rajesh Bagha said in a statement here.

  • Jayalalitha

    Jaya case: Anbazhagan seeks postponement of arguments of SPP

    Bengaluru: DMK leader Anbazhagan today filed a memo before the Karnataka High Court seeking postponement of arguments of Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh till the Supreme Court heard his plea for a stay on proceedings on an appeal filed by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case and removal of SPP. The DMK General Secretary had sought removal of Singh in the case alleging he has not been impartial

  • All India Bakchod

    AIB cancels live tour post controversy

    Mumbai: Stand-up comedy group AIB has cancelled its upcoming live tour owing to the controversy generated around its show ‘AIB Knockout’ last month. ‘AIB Knockout’ was a roast comedy show, starring Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor as the roast and Karan Johar as the host(roast master). The show, uploaded on YouTube, went viral on the site but invited flak from various sections of society for the use of expletives.

  • RBI

    Bankers hint at lowering lending rates

    Mumbai: After RBI’s second surprise rate cut in as many months, bankers today hinted at lowering lending rates, but stressed monetary policy gets transmitted with a lag. “Since there is a lag effect for monetary transmission, the effect of the previous 0.25 per cent cut together with the present reduction would accentuate banks to review their base rates,” Indian Banks Association (IBA) Chairman and Indian Bank chief T M Bhasin said.

  • Maha Min gets 4,000 suggestions for inclusion in Budget

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, who had sought inputs for the preparation of state’s annual Budget, has received a total of 3,972 suggestions from across the country. Mungantiwar, who will present the state Budget in the Legislative Assembly on March 18, had sought suggestions from the Chief Ministers and Chief Secretaries of different states, his cabinet colleagues, high ranking government officials, experts from various fields, political parties as well as common people

  • Insurance Bill passed by Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: The long-pending Insurance bill, a key economic reform legislation providing for raising foreign investment cap to 49 per cent, was today passed by Lok Sabha with the government insisting that the measure is crucial for expanding the penetration of insurance in the country. The controversial Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to replace an ordinance, also provides for imprisonment of up to 10 years for selling policies without registration with the

  • rupee against dollar

    Re slips 33 p to 1-wk low vs $ after Rajan’s currency comment

    Mumbai: In line with weak stocks, the rupee today slipped by a hefty 33 paise — its fourth straight daily loss — to close at 62.25 against dollar amid RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan’s comment that an “excessively strong rupee” is undesirable as it triggers disinflationary pressures. Heavy demand for the American currency also hit the local unit, which had earlier in the session hit one-month high of 61.67 after a surprise rate cut

  • Order reserved over SC’s income disclosure rules

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a plea challenging Supreme Court rules requiring an advocate and litigant to cite their annual income and PAN number while filing a PIL.

  • Swine Flu

    10 fresh cases of swine flu in Kashmir; total 277

    Srinagar: Ten more patients have tested positive for swine flu in Kashmir, taking the total number of those infected with the virus to 277, even as no fresh deaths have been reported due to the disease, health officials said here today. “Ten more patients have tested positive for the virus. The total number of infected people is now at 277,” PRO, SKIMS, Kulsoom Bhat said.

  • NCP corporator, wife booked in disproportionate assets case

    Pune: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) today conducted searches at city NCP corporator Subhash Jagtap’s residence here and registered a case against him and his wife for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income. Superintendent of Police (ACB-Pune range) Digambar Pradhan said the searches at the NCP leader’s house were launched early this morning.

  • 7,086 incidents concerning Indians abroad in last 1 year

    New Delhi: There have been 7,086 cases of deaths of workers, imprisoned persons or other Indian nationals that have been reported by Indian missions or posts abroad during the past one year, the government said today. Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (retd) V K Singh that the maximum number of such deaths occured in Saudi Arabia (2427) followed by in the UAE (2513). The number of Indians whose bodies are still

  • sushil kumar shinde

    Didn’t give nod for documentary on Dec 16 gangrape: Shinde

    Hyderabad: Former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today sought to distance himself from the the ministry’s decision to grant permission for shooting of the controversial documentary featuring a convict in the December 16 Delhi gangrape case inside Tihar Jail. “I had not given any such permission. No paper had come to me. I have no knowledge about it,” he said responding to queries about the Home Ministry granting permission for the shoot when