Free Press Journal
  • One arrested in Kaliachak for Khagragarh blast

    Malda (WB): A man has been arrested in connection with the Burdwan blast case near the Indo-Bangladesh border in Kaliachak area in Malda district, a top district police officer said today. Bin Amin Seikh, an accused in the October two blast case at Khagragarh in Burdwan blast, was arrested by a five-member National Investigation Agency team on Thursday from Baliadanga village in Kaliachak area and taken to Kolkata that very night, the officer said.

  • Three jawans injured in firing from across border at Wagah

    Attari (Punjab): Three BSF jawans were injured when alleged smugglers fired from across the border at their patrol vehicle along the Indo-Pak border near the Attari-Wagah crossing area. Officials said the incident occurred around 1 AM when troops of the 163rd battalion of the Border Security Force were out on patrol on a Tata-407 vehicle near the Bhikiwind post, which is about 16 kms from the retreat ceremony area here.

  • Lakhvi Release

    Lakhvi’s release shows Pakistan’s unwillingness to cooperate with India

    New Delhi : Defence expert S R Sinho on Saturday said that Islamabad’s unwillingness to act against alleged Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi showed that it did not want to cooperate with India, and added that India must be prepared to thwart any ceasefire violations from across the International Border (IB).

  • Kashmir Bandh

    Separatists spearhead call for Kashmir Valley shut down over separate Pandit enclave issue

    Srinagar : Separatists on Saturday are likely to spearhead calls for a complete shut down across the Kashmir Valley to voice their protest over a reported state government move to create a separate township for Kashmiri Pandits. As per initial reports, all shops, business establishments and schools are closed, and public transport is also off the roads in Srinagar. The law enforcement authorities and the civil administration have ordered the deployment of both police

  • Non-bailable warrant issued against UP minister

    Lucknow: A non-bailable warrant has been issued against an Uttar Pradesh minister accused of taking policemen hostage in 2007.
    According to officials, Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Barabanki Sarvajeet Singh issued the non-bailable warrant against Minister of State for power Yaseer Shah.  The warrant was issued after the minister refused to be present during hearings in a court with regard to a case lodged at the Nanpara police station in 2007.

  • Vote

    Assam: Counting of votes for Bodoland Territorial Council to take place today

    New Delhi : The counting of votes for the Bodoland Territorial Council is taking place in Assam on Saturday. The counting began at 8 a.m. in the state’s Kokrajhar, Udalguri, Chirang and Baksa Districts. Around 79 percent polling was reported on Wednesday. A total of 315 candidates are in fray for the 40 seats. Meanwhile, security arrangements have been made to ensure a peaceful counting of votes.

  • Voting

    Bandra (East), Dhuri by-polls begin amid tight security

    Mumbai/Dhuri (Punjab) : Polling for the Bandra (East) Assembly constituency in Mumbai, which was left vacant after the death of Shiv Sena MLA Bala Sawant, is currently on amid tight security arrangements. The Congress has fielded former Maharashtra chief minister Narayan Rane , the Shiv Sena has fielded Trupti Sawant while the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) has fielded Siraj Khan for this by-poll.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal to address ‘Sahyog Rally’ for farmers in Delhi’s Mundka area

    New Delhi : Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address a ‘Sahyog Rally’ in the Mundka area of outer Delhi on Saturday. He is likely to announce a relief package for farmers whose crops have been affected by untimely rains in the past few week and speak about his government’s policy for farmers. Unseasonal rains this year have damaged over 24.7 million acres of crops. Debt-laden farmers have already been suffering because of low incomes and

  • Omar Abdullah

    Omar Abdullah slams Singhvi’s remarks on Sunny Leone

    New Delhi : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has slammed Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi over his statement that western rejects like Sunny Leone shouldn’t be allowed to epitomise Indian culture. “I thought this was a fake handle but seems not. What the hell possessed him to tweet this???” Omar said on Twitter. Singhvi had earlier in the day tweeted his disapproval over Leone acquiring the status of a Bollywood icon. “V

  • Smart devices, TVs pushing digital ad market: Study

    New Delhi : Growth in smartphones, tablets, TVs and laptops has pushed the Indian digital advertising market, which is expected to expand at an annual rate of 30 per cent to cross Rs 3,675 crore by month-end, says a study. The joint study by ASSOCHAM and Deloitte said that digital ads are more effective catching consumers attentions due to the two-way interactive capability and the ability to customise ads for target audience. While

  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

    India can do little but fret as Lahore HC ‘frees’ Lakhvi

    New Delhi :  Union home minister Rajnath Singh led the expression of national disgust over the decision of the Lahore High Court to allow the Lashkar-e- Toiba operations comman-der and the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks master mind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi to walk free from a Pakistani jail after spending nearly six years in detention.

  • Modi offers to buy 36 jets across the shelf

    Paris :  The Indian government has decided to buy directly 36 Rafale fighter jets in “fly-away condition” from France, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday evening, after a meeting with French President Francois Hollande in Paris.

  • 12 toll plazas are to be shut

    Mumbai :  In a major policy decision, the state government on Friday decided to close down 12 toll plazas and also exempt light motor vehicles like cars and jeeps and State Transport buses from paying tolls on 53 other toll plazas across the state.

  • Netaji comes ‘alive’ again, Cong calls it Nehru bashing

    New Delhi :  The reported “official’ leak of Intelligence Bureau files has brought the heroic Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose ‘alive’ again in the public domain. The ‘selective leaks’ publish-ed by a news magazine reveal that the IB kept alive a surveillance regime on Netaji’s family for 20 years (1948-1968) and attribute this to a ‘ paranoia’ on the part of the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

  • Kohli slams critics, blows trumpet

    Kolkata :  Deeply hurt at the attack on his personal life after India’s cricket World Cup semifinal loss to Australia, Test skipper Virat Kohli on Friday let his emotions speak and lashed out at his critics for blaming his girlfriend Anushka Sharma for his failure.

  • Police seek info from 8 depts about Assembly appointments

    BHOPAL : Police have intensified their investigations into the Vidhan Sabha appointments scam after the arrest of two former officers Satyanarayan Sharma and Kamalkant Sharma.

  • Terminated Assembly officials taken on PR

    BHOPAL : Terminated Vidhan Sabha Additional secretaries Satyanarain Sharma and Dr Kamla Kant Sharma, who were arrested on Thursday in connection with Vidhan Sabha appointment fraud, have been sent on police remand till April 15. The duo was produced in the court of the special judge KN Singh.

  • EC members create din if their personal work is not done: BU VC

    BHOPAL : Barkatullah University VC Dr MD Tiwari, on Friday, added fuel to the fire by targetting executive council members and Principal Secretary of Higher Education Department KK Singh vis-a-vis the raging controversy over ‘unlawful’ recruitment of teachers.

  • Chimanganj ASI lands in Lok Ayukta net

    Ujjain : An assistant sub inspector (ASI) of Chimanganj Mandi police station was caught red handed by the Lok Ayukta police while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 here on Friday.