Free Press Journal
  • 16 policemen acquitted in 1987 Meerut massacre

    New Delhi: Sixteen policemen were acquitted by a court here on Saturday of the charges of murder and other crimes in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case in which 42 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut city.

  • HRD ministry to seek report over cheating in exams in Bihar

    Patna: Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha today said his ministry would seek a report from Bihar government over reports of rampant cheating during board exams in the state. “The Union HRD ministry will seek a report from the state on the subject and give guidelines to conduct cheating-free examination,” Kushwaha told reporters.

  • IAS officer_D.K. Ravikumar

    In Ravi case, CBI must unravel, not cover up

    With Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi directing Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah to hand over the investigation of the case relating to the alleged ‘suicide’ of upright IAS officer D.K. Ravi to the CBI, the stage is set for the switch from the CID. Siddaramaiah had been stonewalling all attempts to bring in the CBI but with the list of those demanding a CBI probe lengthening, there was little option left for the State

  • Sindhi Sufi music and food festival begins Saturday

    New Delhi: A two-day festival to promote Sindhi food and Sufi music will begin here on Saturday evening at Palika Services Officers’ Institute Lawn, Chanakyapuri.

  • Three dies as mud mound caves in

    Sidhi (MP): Three persons, including two girls, were killed while one injured when a mound of mud they were digging caved in near here today, police said. Sandhya Kaul (14), Kajal (16) and Rajendra Kaul (18) were digging a mound of mud for some construction work near Parque river in Churhat area of the district, when it collapsed on them, Churhat police station Inspector Jagdish Patel said.

  • Janta Express derailment

    Train mishap: Traffic resumes on Lucknow-Varanasi section

    Rae Bareli (UP): Normal movement of mtrains resumed on the Lucknow-Varanasi section of Northern Railway after debris was removed from the spot where Dehradun-Varanasi Janata Express train derailed near Bachrawan Railway Station, officials said today. 38 people were killed and around 150 others injured when the engine and two adjoining coaches of the train jumped the rails when the diver apparently overshot a signal because of a possible brake failure.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Attacks, an attempt by militants to raise their low morale: Parrikar

    New Delhi: The two back to back terror attacks in Jammu is an attempt by the militants to boost their morale which has come down due to the Army operations, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said. “When the morale of the opponents are down, they make such attempts to boost it,” Parrikar said replying to questions about the attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir today.

  • Siddaramaiah

    Hand over IAS officer’s death case to CBI if left with any shame: Deve Gowda

    Bengaluru: Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda on Saturday said that attempts are being made to cover IAS officer D.K. Ravi’s death case, and added that the Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka Government should hand over the matter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) if they are left with little shame.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Need for easing entry barriers for MNCs to boost growth: FM

    Gurgaon: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said there is a need to ease entry barriers for global corporates and ensure stability in taxation policies to sustain high growth and eradicate poverty. “Best response to poverty eradication is high growth rate. Sluggish economy cannot eradicate poverty. They can only distribute poverty,” he said, while addressing convocation of Management Development Institute (MDI) on the outskirts of national capital.

  • Gold recaptures Rs 26,000 mark; silver hits 1-1/2 mth high

    Mumbai: Gold regained the psychologically significant Rs 26,000-mark and closed at its highest level in nearly two weeks on the bullion market here due to good demand from jewellery stockists and retailers driven by highly bullish overseas sentiment. Moving in line with the trend, silver also surged way ahead to finish at 1-1/2 month high following heavy industrial buying.

  • China, Japan, S Korea hold first FM talks for three years

    Seoul: The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan gathered in Seoul today for their first meeting in nearly three years, aimed at calming regional tensions rooted in territorial and other diplomatic disputes. The three countries have strong economic ties but overall relations have long been tainted by unresolved historical issues dating back to Japan’s colonisation of the Korean peninsula and occupation of parts of China before and during World War II.

  • On ‘Farah Ki Daawat’,Sonakshi enjoys cooking with mom

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha and her mother Punam Sinha would be seen sharing the recipe of her signature Sindhi curry and aloo tuk in an episode of “Farah Ki Daawat”, hosted by choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan.

  • Paul Walker

    Paul Walker’s estate alleges possession of personal property

    Los Angeles: Actor Paul Walker’s estate has filed a lawsuit against a man’s estate, alleging it failed to return vehicles owned by the “Fast and Furious” star. The suit is against the estate of Roger W Rodas, who was behind the wheel when he and Walker died in a car wreck in November 2013. The actor was 40. Walker’s estate said Rodas was in possession of 17 cars, including a 1969 Ford Mustang

  • Sushant Singh Rajput

    It’s script over medium for Sushant Singh Rajput 

    Mumbai: Sushant Singh Rajput found the way to Bollywood after finding fame through his television shows. The actor says that though he is subjected to remarks that he has “graduated from TV to films”, it is the script that excites him over the medium.

  • Rajinikanth

    Rajinikanth steps in to sort ‘Lingaa’ issue

    Chennai: The “Lingaa” issue with the distributors, who claimed heavy losses, seems to have finally resolved amicably after the intervention of superstar Rajinikanth, who agreed to pay a lump sum amount.

  • Jammu, Srinagar, National highway

    Soon after re-opening Jammu-Kishtwar NH shuts, 3,000 stranded

    Doda (JK): More than 3,000 people were stranded after the Jammu-Kishtwar National Highway was closed following a massive landslide at Karara, 25 km from here. “The Jammu-Kishtwar Highway was thrown open after remaining closed for four days, but it was again closed after a massive landslide blocked it at Chena Bhati in Karara some 25 km Doda town,” a traffic police official said. He said that around 400 vehicles have been stranded on the

  • jitendra singh

    Government follows policy of ‘zero-tolerance’ towards terrorism: Jitendra Singh

    Jammu: Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Jitendra Singh, said the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre follows the policy of zero-tolerance towards terrorism. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Udhampur, who was reacting to the two terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, said the Centre is fully-equipped to deal with such a situation.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Passage of Mines Bill ‘big push’ for Indian economy : M. Venkaiah Naidu

    Chennai: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the passage of the Mines and Minerals Bill and Coal Mines Bill in the Rajya Sabha is a ‘big push’ for the Indian economy. “Passage of the mines and minerals bills and coal mines bill have sent a strong message of reforms, revival of economy and a big push for infrastructure, power sector will be highly benefited, states will be benefited and the

  • asauddin owaisi

    Asaduddin Owaisi denied permission to hold meeting in Agra

    Agra: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has been denied permission to hold a meeting here on March 29, authorities said. The district administration of Agra took this decision on the basis of intelligence reports which suggested this could lead to trouble after Hindutva organisations had openly declared they would not allow Owaisi to hold his meeting at the scheduled Kothi Meena Bazar ground.

  • UP Crop losses: Rs 18,000 each to be given to farmers

    Muzaffarnagar: The district authorities here have announced a compensation of Rs 18,000 each to more than 28,000 farmers who have lost their crops due to untimely rains and hailstorms in the state. Crops worth crore of rupees were estimated to have been damaged due to heavy rains and hailstorms, according to a survey done by authorities here.