Free Press Journal
  • 75-yr-old woman’s disrobed body found, rape ruled out

    Burdwan (WB): The disrobed body of a 75-year-old woman ashram inmate was found today in Katwa area, 60 km from here but the post mortem did not indicate any rape or death due to rape. Burdwan Superintendent of Police Kunal Agarwal said the septuagenarian widow’s body was found at a little distance from the ashram this morning at Agradeep and four persons have been detained in connection with the incident. The woman was

  • Telangana: Police stops OU students from marching to Assembly

    Hyderabad: The city police today foiled an attempt by the Osmania University students to take out a march to the Assembly to protest Telangana government’s alleged delay in filling of over one lakh vacancies. The students, under the banner of Telangana Vidyarthi Nirudyogula JAC (TVNJAC) and OUJAC took out the march as a part of their ‘chalo Assembly’ agitation from the Arts College, but were stopped at the NCC Gate on the campus.

  • Rajnath Singh

    Rajnath to attend international meet on terrorism in Jaipur

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will attend an international conference on counter terrorism in Jaipur tomorrow that will discuss issues like ‘maritime terrorism and piracy’ and chemical, biological and nuclear terrorism’. During the three day conference, beginning tomorrow, issues like ‘illegal migration and border security’, ‘cyber space’, ‘social media and terrorism’, ‘terror trade: weapons, narcotics and fake currency’ would also be discussed in separate sessions.

  • Abdul Basit

    Pakistani envoy to meet Hurriyat leader on Sunday

    Srinagar: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit will meet moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq in Delhi on Sunday and is expected to discuss ongoing efforts to bring back on track the stalled Indo-Pak dialogue process. The meeting comes nearly a fortnight after Basit had gone to the Delhi residence of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and updated him about the talks between Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart

  • Cabinet approves amendment to air carriers’ liability limits

    New Delhi: The cabinet has approved an amendment to the Carriage by Air Act which will enable the government to revise the liability limits of air carriers concerning injury and loss of baggage and cargo. Official sources said on Wednesday that the decision taken by the cabinet at its meeting on Tuesday will benefit people travelling by air.

  • Sonia Gandhi

    No illegality in National Herald case: Sonia to HC

    New Delhi: There was no “illegality” in the acquisition of Associated Journals Ltd. by Young Indian Ltd. as per the Companies Act, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court adding that BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has no locus standi in the case.

  • India’s daughter documentary: HC to peruse I&B advisory records

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today said it will first peruse the records based on which the Centre had issued an advisory barring the media from broadcasting the controversial documentary on the December 16 gangrape case convict’s interview and then decide whether to entertain the plea for lifting the ban on the video’s telecast. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw asked the Ministry of Information and

  • Waikar assures action against Sunshine Builders on SRA project

    Mumbai: Minister of State for Housing, Ravindra Waikar today said that criminal action will be taken against Sunshine Builders and Developers and its architects within a month for submitting false documents to seek NOC of an SRA building at suburban Andheri. “Legal action would be taken against the developer and its architects for submitting false documents. The developer has submitted false certificate to the Airport authority,” Waikar announced in the Maharashtra Legislative Council.

  • Indian economy to grow 7.7 per cent this year, says OECD

    Londo: India is poised to grow 7.7 per cent this year and 8 per cent in 2016 to become the “fastest growing major economy”, according to think-tank OECD. In its interim economic assessment report released today, OECD said said that over the next two years India is set to grow faster than China, where growth is slowing towards the official target of around 7 per cent. However, the grouping cautioned that maintaining rapid

  • Cisco plans to set up manufacturing unit in India

    New Delhi: Networking solutions giant Cisco is planning to set up a manufacturing facility in India and evaluating various sops offered by the government to promote the Electronic System Design & Manufacturing sector, Parliament was informed today. Besides, the government has so far received proposals from seven companies from the US and Japan or their subsidiaries for investment in the country under the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS), Minister for Communications and

  • Maharashtra government introduced ‘Pramod Mahajan Skill Development Scheme’

    Mumbai: The BJP-led Maharashtra government today announced the ‘Late Pramod Mahajan Skill Development Scheme’ to evaluate and integrate existing schemes of skill development and launch new ones. This is in accordance with the ‘Skilled India’ concept of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said while presenting the state budget in the Legislative Assembly here.

  • mumbai bullion

    Gold tumbles to 4-mth low on continued selling

    Mumbai: Gold prices tumbled to its lowest level in four-months at the bullion market here today on the back of sustained unwinding by stockists and investors in the midst of heightened global volatility. Silver also dropped further to closed below the key significant Rs 36,000 mark due to heavy speculative unwinding. Standard gold (99.5 purity) dropped by Rs 105 to end at Rs 25,600 per 10 grams from Tuesday’s closing level of Rs

  • Budget 2015

    Maharashtra budget will boost rural infrastructure: Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Describing the maiden budget of the new BJP-led government in Maharashtra as “daring”, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said it will boost rural infrastructure in the state. “Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has provided enough funds for rural infrastructure, specially roads,” the CM told reporters at Vidhan Bhawan here.

  • Imran-Tahir

    Imran Tahir’s manic celebrations a mystery to him

    Sydney: South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir was at a loss to explain his frenzied wicket-taking celebrations after helping bowl the Proteas to a nine-wicket World Cup quarter-final win over Sri Lanka. Man-of-the-match Tahir took four for 26 as in 8.2 overs as Sri Lanka were dismissed for just 133.

  • Liverpool to take on Malaysia team in pre-season clash

    Liverpool: In-form Liverpool FC on Wednesday announced that its first team will play a pre-season friendly against a Malaysian XI in Kuala Lumpur on their first visit to the city since a successful trip in 2011.

  • Yogendra Yadav

    Expanding Aam Aadmi Party will strenghten our base: Yogendra Yadav

    New Delhi: Senior AAP leader Yogendra Yadav today welcomed the party’s decision to expand its organisation in states other than Delhi, a move he has been long advocating, saying it will further “strengthen” the party. Making a u-turn from Arvind Kejriwal’s publicly stated position of focusing in Delhi, the party’s Political Affairs Committee took a decision in this regard in a meeting last night.

  • Sharad Yadav

    In all fairness to Sharadji

    Sharadji, a simple man of many parts — mostly pearl white and a few shining black, which he had deftly kept out of public glare — had just run into his colleague Simran. Dazzled, he looked at her with awe. This was a surreal moment for him: he had often seen Simran from the other side of the political divide but never really at close quarters.

  • Coal Scam

    Coalscam: Court to hear arguments on charges from Mar 27

    New Delhi: A special court today fixed March 27 for commencement of arguments on framing of charges in a coal blocks allocation scam case in which Delhi-based Rathi Steel and Power Ltd (RSPL) and its three top officials were summoned as accused. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar fixed the matter for hearing arguments on framing of charges after the accused informed the court that scrutiny of copies of charge sheet and documents supplied