Free Press Journal
  • Money

    CBI suspects scam of over 4,000 crore in railways

    New Delhi: Sniffing a major scam of at least Rs 4,000 crore in the railways, CBI is likely to file a case soon into alleged under-reporting of the actual weight of loaded goods wagons through the manipulation of software by officials. CBI sources said that in the financial year 2012-13, railways transported 1,008 million metric tonnes of freight and earned Rs 85,262 crore through it, which constituted 67 per cent of the total

  • rape

    Gangrape case: Court records prosecution witnesses’ statements

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today recorded statements of two prosecution witnesses, including a magistrate, in a case in which a 52-year-old Danish woman was allegedly gangraped by eight persons here last year. Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja recorded the testimonies of metropolitan magistrate Ajay Malik and Delhi Police inspector Mahesh.

  • Narendra Modi

    Ambedkar a victim of “political untouchability”: Modi

    New Delhi: Describing B R Ambedkar as a victim of “political untouchability”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today credited the key architect of the Constitution for his own growth from a humble background. He also said it would be a disrespect for Ambedkar if he is only viewed as a “messiah” of the oppressed and the downtrodden and added that the first Law Minister of the country had worked for the welfare of the

  • Egyptian court confirms death sentences for 22 Islamists

    Cairo: An Egyptian court today sentenced to death 22 Muslim Brotherhood supporters for attacking a police station and killing an officer on July 3, 2013, the same day the army overthrew country’s first elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. The defendants were also accused of murder, attempt to murder, and possessing unlicensed weapons among other charges. Eight of the defendants were sentenced in absentia. One other defendant, who is a juvenile, got 10 years

  • Subramanian Swamy

    Jaitapur N-plant: Swamy asks Govt to consider alternative site

    New Delhi: With Shiv Sena opposing establishment of the 9,900 MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant in Konkan region, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today appealed to the Centre to consider an alternative site for the project and suggested that the reactor could be set up in Gujarat. “I urge the government to consider an alternative site in a state such as Gujarat where the necessary infrastructure for this proposed giant reactor of nearly 10,000

  • Netaji’s great grand nephew dubs surveillance a ‘national issue’

    New Delhi: The great grand nephew of one of India’s eminent freedom fighters and Congress leader Subhash Chandra Bose, Sugata Bose, on Sunday said that he wanted to raise the issue of surveillance and declassification of files related to Netaji in the Parliament and called it a ‘national’ issue.

  • Nitish Kumar

    China, Pak ink CPEC, 50 other deals on Xi’s historic visit

    Islamabad: China today struck as many as 51 agreements with all-weather ally Pakistan, including the multi billion dollar economic corridor through the PoK that will expand the communist giant’s influence in India’s neighbourhood. Chinese President Xi Jinping formally unveiled the ambitious 3,000 km-long China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during his historic maiden state visit to Islamabad. The strategic corridor – regarded as the biggest connectivity project between the two countries after Karakoram highway built in

  • No move to cut privileges enjoyed by MPs at airports

    New Delhi: MPs and other VIPs will continue to enjoy facilities like a reserved lounge at international and domestic terminals besides being served tea, coffee and water free of charge at airports. The government today informed the Lok Sabha there was no move to scrap these privileges. Apart from these they will have free access to the terminal buildings, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said in a written reply to a question

  • N. Chandrababu Naidu

    Modi, Telangana CM wish Chandrababu Naidu on his birthday

    Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and other leaders today extended their greetings to Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on his 65th birthday. Modi spoke to Naidu and also wished him on social networking site, official sources said.

  • Coal

    Coalscam: Two retired bureaucrats contradict each other

    New Delhi: Two former IAS officers, facing prosecution in a coal scam case, today contradicted each other in a Delhi Court over the issue of recommendation of coal block to a private company in Jharkhand. While ex-Chief Secretary of Jharkhand, Ashok Kumar Basu denied making any recommendation for allocation of coal block to Kolkata-based Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd, the then Union Coal Secretary H C Gupta said that there was a

  • Prashant Bhushan

    Bhushan slams AAP leaders, questions disciplinary action

    New Delhi: AAP dissident leader Prashant Bhushan on Monday targeted the party’s general secretary Pankaj Gupta by accusing him of accepting Rs.2 crore donation from shell companies without the approval of the party’s top decision-making panel.

  • Anti-Hindu accusation false propaganda: Goa convent schools

    Panaji: Continuing to be accused of being against Indian and Hindu culture, ‘Conference of Religious’, a Church organisation which oversees the functioning of convent schools in Goa, on Monday claimed that “false propaganda” was being spread to mislead people.

  • kashmiri-pandits

    Steps afoot for dignified return of Kashmiri Pandits: J-K Min

    Jammu: Calling Kashmir “incomplete” without Kashmiri Pandits, the state government today said that steps were afoot for dignified return of the community to the Valley. “Kashmir is incomplete without Kashmiri Pandits and efforts are afoot for their return with honour and dignity,” state Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said while speaking at a cultural programme organised by Pir Panchal Organisation of Radio Sharda 90.4 FM.

  • M Venkaiah Naidu

    Govt. is sensitive to plight of farmers: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: Highlighting the pro-farmer steps taken by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the government is sensitive to the plight of farmers.

  • Anushka Sharma

    Anushka dazzles at ‘NH10’ screening in Beijing 

    Beijing: “NH10” actress-producer Anushka Sharma and director Navdeep Singh were here to attend a screening of their movie at the Beijing International Film Festival, and Anushka looked stunning in an ivory and gold ensemble.

  • Beef Ban

    M’rashtra justifies beef ban, says state still agri-dependent

    Mumbai: Justifying its controversial ban on slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks and consumption of their meat, Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court there is a need to protect and preserve these animals as the state’s economy is still predominantly agricultural. The government, in an affidavit, said the ban introduced under Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, which has received Presidential assent, was not violative of the fundamental rights of citizens to

  • SAI offers ‘coaching’ help to troubled boxer Bhosale

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Monday offered to sponsor a one-year diploma course in coaching at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) for financially-challenged national level boxer Mrunal Bhosale. Pune-based Bhosale drives a goods carrier for a living. His plight was highlighted by a media report recently.

  • Neeraj Kumar appointed Cricket Board’s ACSU chief

    New Delhi: Former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar was today appointed as chief advisor of the BCCI’s Anti Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) for a term of one year. The decision to appoint Kumar to the top post was taken at the Governing Council Meeting of the Indian Premier League here, which was chaired by IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla. “We have appointed Neeraj Kumar as chief advisor to ACSU and he will have