Free Press Journal
  • Giriraj Singh

    Giriraj Singh comments: Sonia Gandhi ignores, Bihar court asks for FIR

    Muzaffarpur: A Bihar court today ordered police to file an FIR against Union Minister Giriraj Singh for his controversial remarks on Sonia Gandhi who ignored the racist comment saying she won’t respond to people with “narrow mindset”.

  • Delhi govt warns power discoms of unnecessary load shedding

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party government today warned discoms of “serious consequences” if they resort to unreasonable excuses for load shedding and directed them to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the national capital. The government’s move comes after reports of load shedding by discoms in different parts of the capital, particularly in slums and JJ clusters.

  • Court acquits man accused of killing Vajpayee’s grand nephew

    Mathura: A man accused of killing former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s grand nephew Manish Mishra by throwing him out of a running train in 2004 was today acquitted by a local court saying the witnesses turned hostile and the prosecution failed to prove the allegations. Additional District Judge Ramesh Chandra Diwakar exonerated Ram Ji Verma of all the charges, saying that the 34 witnesses, who testified in the case, “either turned hostile

  • Indian-American woman’s sentencing sparks debate over laws

    Washington: The stiff 30-year prison sentence for an Indian-American woman for female foeticide and child mmaltreatment has sparked a debate in the US on how prosecutors are using laws designed to protect expecting mothers to criminalise women for terminating a pregnancy. Purvi Patel, 33, was sentenced on Monday on the neglect of a dependent charge to 30 years in prison with 20 years executed, 10 suspended. She will also serve five years probation.

  • NDA should draw ‘careful’ strategy for Bihar polls: Kushwaha

    Patna: Amid reports of merger of the Janata Parivar gathering pace, union minister Upendra Kushwaha today emphasised that NDA should “carefully” draw its strategy for Bihar poll and said the ruling coalition would take a decision “at a right time” whether to have a face before poll or not. “NDA would have to draw its strategy for Bihar poll carefully to take on the combined force of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad,” Kushwaha,

  • BJP’s National Executive meeting begins in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru: A meeting of the national executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has begun. BJP president Amit Shah presided over the meeting of party office bearers, union ministers, state chief ministers and deputy chief ministers.

  • Digvijay Singh

    Digvijay Singh keeps mum on Rahul Gandhi taking charge soon

    Hyderabad: AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh today did not rule out the possibility of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi taking over the reins of the party in near future. “Let’s see,” was Singh’s reply when asked about reports of the Gandhi scion taking over as AICC president in the party convention to be held this year.

  • 20 fined in Himachal for using red beacon vehicles

    Shimla: Twenty violators have been prosecuted in Himachal Pradesh this year for using red or blue beacons atop their vehicles, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Thursday.

  • sand mining

    9 booked for illegal sand mining in UP

    Kanpur: Tightening the noose on illegal sand mining mafia, Kanpur district administration has filed FIR against nine persons for their alleged involvement in such activities. Cases have been registered against Raghvendra Singh, Prem Singh, Makkhan Tiwari, Deepu Pradhan, Pawan Yadav, Deepu Shukla, Shibbu Tiwari, Rajesh and Deewan at Bithoor police station, Kanpur District Magistrate Roshan Jacob said.

  • Climate change issue beyond NGT’s jurisdiction: MoEF

    New Delhi: The issue of climate change is beyond the jurisdiction of National Green Tribunal as it is a subject of international conventions and protocols, according to the Ministry of Environment and Forests. “It is submitted that the issue of climate change is the subject of international conventions and protocols and does not lie in the ambit of Section 14 of the National Green Tribunal Act,” said an affidavit filed by the Ministry

  • jat reservation

    Centre moves SC for review of verdict scrapping quota for Jats

    New Delhi:  Government has moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its March 17 verdict setting aside a 2014 notification of erstwhile UPA regime to include Jats in the central list of the Other Backward Classes (OBC) in nine states to accord quota benefits to them. The NDA government moved the apex court days after a meeting a Jat delegation had with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who assured the community leaders that his

  • Jet Airways

    Jet Airways to provide seamless travel to Berlin, Dusseldorf via Abu Dhabi

    New Delhi: Private carrier Jet Airways today said its customers can now travel seamlessly to the German cities of Berlin and Dusseldorf via its overseas hub Abu Dhabi. The Mumbai-based full service carrier has entered into a code-share pact, which comes into effect from this month with second largest German carrier airberlin to offer these services.

  • income tax

    Indirect tax collection exceeds target by Rs 4,000 cr in FY15

    New Delhi: The collection of indirect taxes has surpassed the revised estimates by Rs 4,000 crore to reach Rs 5.46 lakh crore for the fiscal ended March 2015, despite a slowdown in the manufacturing sector. The total collection as on March 31 is Rs 5,46,479 crore, based on the provisional report as against revised estimates of Rs 5,42,325 crore for 2014-15, an official statement said. Revised estimate was Rs 82,577 lower than the

  • Couple

    Youngsters tempted to text even during sex

    New York: Are you obsessed with texting in the shower, during sex, while using the toilet and even at funerals? Try not to give in to the temptation to check texts and send messages back and pay attention to the present situation.

  • At least 54 dead in trawler sinking off Russia’a Far East

    Moscow: Rescuers were today searching freezing waters off Russia’s Far East after a fishing boat sank in the Sea of Okhotsk, possibly after a collision, with the loss of at least 54 lives. Some 132 people were on board the trawler Dalny Vostok when it went down, off the coast of Kamchatka. Sixty-three people were rescued alive. Fifteen people were still missing. Surviving victims were still awaiting evacuation to hospitals after a helicopter

  • ‘Significant progress’ in nuclear talks: Iran’s Javad Zarif

    Lausanne: All-night nuclear talks between Iran and major powers made “significant progress,” but there is no “final result yet,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said today during a break in negotiations. “We don’t have any final result yet,” Zarif told reporters in Switzerland. The six powers “have to examine among themselves the results of the negotiations. We don’t know yet the result of those discussions.”

  • Protein concentrate can reduce spinal cord damage: Study

    Vienna: The protein concentrate apoptotic secretome (APOSEC) extracted from white blood cells is capable of reducing damage that occurs as a result of spinal cord injuries, the Medical University of Vienna has said in a press release.

  • 5 soldiers, 2 civilians killed in attacks in Egypt

    Cairo: At least five Egyptian soldiers and two civilians were killed today in two separate attacks by militants on army check posts in the restive North Sinai province. Militant targeted two checkpoints with heavy weapons in the town of Sheikh Zuweid and near the provincial capital of Al-Arish, security officials said. Five soldiers and two civilians were killed while 19 others, 9 security personnel and 10 civilians, were injured in the attacks.

  • Sanjay Nirupam

    Mumbai Congress chief detained for protest against PM 

    Mumbai: Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam and several party activists were detained when they staged a protest against visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday, an official said.