Free Press Journal
  • Arun Jaitley

    New GST panel chairman in a few days: Jaitley

    New Delhi: The Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers will have its new chairman by consensus in the few days as the Centre gets ready to take up the GST Bill for consideration and passage in the next leg of Budget session beginning April 20. The Empowered Committee, which met today, could not take a decision on new Chairman. “We had a meeting with the (state) Finance Ministers who were here… By consensus

  • Train Accident

    Heart rending scenes at accident site

    Rae Bareli: Amid screams, Ram Autar Verma, sub-inspector of Bachrawan, the site of today’s rail mishap, saw a young man wailing in pain and begging people to sever his bleeding arm which was stuck in mangled bogey. But the youth’s cries ceased before the recuse arrived and with him lay the lifeless body of his sister, whom he saw dying, the police officer recalls.

  • BJP should introspect on ZP poll results: Goa Dy CM

    Panaji: BJP leader and Goa deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza today said the party should examine the reasons for its alliance’s “not-so-good” performance in the zilla panchayat polls here. The BJP-led alliance won 25 seats while independents won 24 seats in the local polls.

  • One more swine flu death in Bengal, toll 24

    Kolkata: One more death due to swine flu was recorded in West Bengal, taking the total figure for the state to 24, a health official said on Friday.

  • Why arrest boy for Facebook comment, SC asks UP 

    New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government why a class 11 was arrested for allegedly posting objectionable comments against state minister Azam Khan on Facebook.

  • Christian parliamentarians form strategy to counter attacks

    New Delhi: Concerned over the growing attacks on the Christian community across India, 19 Christian MPs on Friday met here and chalked out a strategy to counter these attacks and project the community’s immense contribution to the nation.

  • Telecom spectrum auction sees Rs.4,000 crore fall in highest bids

    New Delhi: Commitments totalling Rs.105,000 crore were received from telecom operators at the end of bidding on Friday, the 15th day of radio frequency spectrum e-auctions, but there was a drop of Rs.4,000 crore in the collective value of the highest bids across bands from Rs.109,000 crore a day earlier.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina seeded first in India Open

    New Delhi: A re-match of the All England final showdown between India’s Saina Nehwal and World champion Carolina Marin is on the cards with the two leading shuttlers given first and second seeding, respectively, in the Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries to be played here from March 24.

  • Police directed to file FIR against Shah Rukh Khan

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Commission for Child Rights (MSCCR) has asked police to file an FIR against Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan for using foul language in the presence of children after an IPL match in 2012 at Wankhede Stadium.

  • NCP’s Ramraje Nimbalkar elected as Maharashtra Council Chairman

    Mumbai: NCP nominee Ramraje Nimbalkar was today unanimously elected as the Legislative Council Chairman, even as the Congress and Shiv Sena withdrew their candidates from the fray. The Congress had fielded party loyalist Sharad Ranpise while the Sena had nominated its spokesperson Neelam Gorhe. As soon as the Question Hour got over, Deputy Speaker Vasant Davkhare called for the motion to nominate candidates for the election to the Chairman of the Council.

  • Beef Ban

    Hindu duo move Bombay HC challenging ban on beef

    Mumbai: Two persons–both Hindus–have approached the Bombay High Court challenging the new Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, which bans slaughter and consumption of beef, stating that the action infringes upon their fundamental rights.

  • Cyber-Security

    Over 36,000 websites subjected to cyber attacks in China

    Beijing: Over 36,000 websites and 40,000 webpages were subjected to cyber attacks in China last year, according to a new report. Last year, 4,761 IP addresses in the US controlled 5,580 Chinese websites through backdoor programmes, which can allow them to bypass normal authentication to secure illegal remote access to a computer, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

  • SP, Congress announce candidates for assembly by-polls in UP 

    Lucknow: Ruling Samajwadi Party and the Congress today announced their candidates for the by-elections to Charkhari and Pharenda assembly seats. Urmila Rajput and Vinod Tewari will be Samajwadi Party candidates from Charkhari and Pharenda assembly seats respectively, party’s national spokesperson Ram Gopal Yadav said in a statement here. On the other hand, Congress has decided to field Virendra Chaudhary from Pharenda seat in Maharajganj district and Ramjiwan Yadav from Charkhari seat of Mahoba,

  • Pak court gives death sentence to man for committing blasphemy

    Lahore: A Pakistani man was today sentenced to death by a court here on charges of committing blasphemy. Additional District and Sessions judge Lahore Naveed Iqbal handed down death sentence to Liaquat Ali after the prosecution produced evidence and witnesses against him. Ali, a resident of Mughalpura area of Lahore, was arrested in 2012 on the complaint of an area prayer leader.

  • Sebi bars four cos from raising funds from public

    Mumbai: Capital markets regulator Sebi has prohibited four companies from raising money from public with immediate effect. Besides, the companies and their respective directors have been restrained from the securities market. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said that these companies collectively garnered nearly Rs 4 crore from more than 12,000 investors through issuance of securities and prima facie violated various provisions of the Companies Act.

  • Michael Clarke

    Facing India in semis a tough challenge, says Clarke

    Adelaide: After overpowering Pakistan in the quarter-finals of the cricket World Cup on Friday, Australian skipper Michael Clarke said the semi-final against India would be a tough challenge. India on Thursday beat Bangladesh by 109 runs and now face Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in the second semi-final on March 26.

  • J-K Assembly condemns terrorist attack

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly today condemned the terrorist attack on Rajbagh police station in Kathua district which left three security personnel and two militants dead and 11 others injured. Speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Kavinder Gupta on behalf of the entire House, condemned the incident asking the government to take measures to strengthen the security network and prevent such attacks.