Free Press Journal
  • Govind Pansare

    HC refuses to hear probe plea on Govind Pansare’s murder

    Mumbai: Two division benches of the Bombay High Court today refused to hear a public interest litigation seeking a CBI probe into the murder of slain Communist leader and social activist Govind Pansare. The PIL, filed by activist Ketan Tirodkar, came up before a bench headed by Justice P V Hardas which said “not before us”. However, the judges did not assign any reason for not hearing the petition.

  • Cyber security

    Over Rs 490 cr involved in cyber fraud cases since 2011: Govt

    New Delhi: As many as 37,721 cyber fraud cases involving Rs 497 crore have been reported by the RBI and CBI in the last four years, Parliament was informed today. Several cyber attack techniques are used in committing frauds and losses and are normally reported such as ATM/Debit cards, credit cards, Internet banking, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

  • Anurag Basu

    Anurag Basu to judge ‘Nach Baliye 7’?

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Basu is said to have been approached by the makers of dance-based reality show “Nach Baliye” to join the judges panel for the next season. If the deal is sealed, Basu will be replacing filmmaker Sajid Khan on the show. According to a source, the makers are approaching big names from the film fraternity to widen the frame of the show.

  • Rate cut great booster for economy: India Inc

    New Delhi: The “unexpected cut” in benchmark interest rate by the RBI today is a great booster for economic growth, India Inc said while expressing hope that banks wouldnow lower lending rates for investment and consumer loans. CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said: “Coming on the back of a growth-oriented Budget, the unexpected cut in headline interest rate by the RBI sends a huge positive signal that the central bank and the government

  • Murder

    Vicky Tyagi murder: NBW against 5 issued

    Muzaffarnagar: Arrest warrants were issued today against five persons, including a local BJP leader and his wife, a block pramukh, in connection with the murder of alleged gangster Vicky Tyagi. Chief judicial magistrate Narender Kumar issued non-bailable warrants against local BJP leader and advocate Ranjanvir, his wife and block pramukh of Charthawal, Sonia, Paramvir Singh, Rajvir Singh and Virender. The investigating officer Chardevir Yadav sought non-bailable warrants against the five, saying they were

  • Yogendra Yadav

    Yogendra Yadav won’t be in AAP’s Political Affairs Committee

    New Delhi: The AAP’s National Executive today decided not to have Yogendra Yadav in the party’s key Political Affairs Committee, days after he and Prashant Bhushan questioned the functioning of party chief Arvind Kejriwal.

  • HC raps Maha govt for apathy towards ending manual scavenging

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today criticised the Maharashtra government for failing to put an end to the practice of manual scavengers at Pandharpur in Solapur district despite the Chief Minister visiting the pilgrimage city every year for a function. A division bench headed by Justice A S Oka was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Campaign Against Manual Scavenging which alleged that the inhuman practice of manually collecting human excreta continued

  • CPI(M) demands continuation of free rice supply

    Puducherry: CPI(M) today criticised decision of the government to disburse Rs 300 instead of 10 KG free rice through nationalised banks to each of the families discontinuing the distribution of rice through ration shops. Secreary of Puducherry unit of the party R Rajangam said in a release here that the government should ensure that all essential commodities were available through the public distribution system.

  • Turkish plane skid-lands at Kathmandu, airport closed

    Kathmandu: All 224 passengers on board a Turkish Airlines flight had a narrow escape when their Airbus A330 aircraft skidded off the runway at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here early on Wednesday morning. The terminal, Nepal’s only international airport, was ordered shut till 5 p.m. on Wednesday leading to cancellation or delays in at least ten international flights, authorities said.

  • Raghuram Rajan

    Excessively strong rupee undesirable: Rajan

    Mumbai: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said that the “excessively strong rupee” is undesirable as it triggers disinflationary pressures. “The rupee has remained strong relative to peer countries. While an excessively strong rupee is undesirable, it too creates disinflationary impulses,” Rajan said in a statement announcing cut in interest rate cut. “It bears repeating here that the Reserve Bank does not target a level for the exchange rate, nor does it have an

  • Delhi court bans broadcast of Nirbhaya documentary till further orders

    New Delhi: A court in Delhi banned the broadcast of the interview of December 16 gang rape convict Mukesh Singh until further orders. Reports said the court has directed Delhi Police to take action against those who attempt to publish or broadcast the contents of the documentary before it decides on the matter. Earlier, the Rajya Sabha witnessed a huge uproar over the BBC interview, prompting Home Minister Rajnath Singh to commit to a

  • BSE

    Sensex crosses 30,000-mark; closes 213 points down

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), Wednesday touched a new record high of 30,024.74 points but closed the day’s trade at 213 points or 0.72 percent down.

  • Apple biggest 4G smartphone, tab vendor in India: CMR

    New Delhi: iPhone maker Apple has emerged as the largest 4G LTE device vendor in the country with a market share of 45 per cent in October-December period, CyberMedia Research (CMR) today said. According to the research firm, over one million LTE devices, including smartphones, tablets and data cards were shipped to the Indian market in the fourth quarter of 2014, marking the “coming of age” of the 4G devices.

  • LS passes Coal Bill to replace Ordinance

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha today passed the Coal Mines bill to allow e-auction of coal blocks after the Supreme Court cancelled their allocation leading to uncertainty in the coal sector, amid opposition by Left and some other opposition parties. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015, would replace two ordinances issued by the government — the first on October 21 last year and the other in December, after the apex court cancelled the

  • Coal

    Panel on proposed auction of coal linkages to meet next week

    New Delhi: The inter-ministerial committee (IMC) formed for proposed auction of coal linkages through competitive bidding route is likely to meet next week. “The second meeting of the IMC, constituted to consider and examine various structures and implementation models, for implementing the competitive bidding for auction of coal linkages and to recommend the optimal structure that would meet the requirement of all the stakeholders will be held on March 9,” according to an

  • RBI rate to lower EMI, boost growth: Finmin

    New Delhi: Welcoming RBI’s decision to cut policy rate by 0.25 per cent, the Finance Ministry’s top functionaries today said it will bring down EMIs, increase demand and boost economic growth. “What is going to happen to rate cycle moving forward is going to be driven by data and RBI has signalled this clearly,” Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said soon after the rate cut action by RBI. He said there

  • Centre issues advisory to reduce waterlogging in crops

    New Delhi: The Centre today issued an advisory to states asking farmers to make efforts to reduce waterlogging in crops like wheat. Unseasonal rains in the last three days in many states including Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have badly affected rabi (winter) crops such as wheat besides horticultural crops like vegetables and fruits.

  • Virat Kohli’s abusive behaviour reported to ICC and BCCI

    Perth/New Delhi: The controversy surrounding Virat Kohli’s abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist refused to subside today despite the team management’s efforts to play it down with complaints being made to the ICC and BCCI about the episode.

  • Misbah-ul-Haq

    Much needed win for us: Misbah

    Napier: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said that Wednesday’s 129-run win over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the McLean Park here was much needed.  “That’s a much needed win for us and obviously we won by a big margin. So, now we can just relax a little bit on the net run-rate also,” said Misbah at the post-match ceremony.

  • David Warner

    Australia sets record, makes 417/6 vs Afghans

    Perth: David Warner made mincemeat of an inexperienced Afghanistan bowling attack with a magnificent 178 as hosts Australia piled up a world record 417 for six in their pool A match of the ICC cricket World Cup here today. Australia thus surpassed India’s 413/5 to record the highest team total in a World Cup match.