Free Press Journal
  • bombay high court

    Fill vacancies of professors in medical colleges: HC to Maharashtra Government

    Mumbai: Raising concerns over the large number of vacancies of professors and associate professors in medical colleges, the Bombay High Court has asked Maharashtra government to take up the issue on priority basis and fill up the posts immediately. A division bench of justices N H Patil and V L Achliya was hearing a suo moto public interest litigation on the issue.

  • Bihar, Earthquake

    8 quake victims die in two Bihar hospitals

    Patna: Eight earthquake victims, under treatment in two government-run hospital in Bihar, have succumbed to injuries in the past five days, officials said. Seven earthquake victims died at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), and one at Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), in Darbhanga district.

  • Kenyan star runner Kiprop rues World Relay miss

    Eldoret (Kenya): Beijing Olympics and two-time World 1,500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop of Kenya has expressed disappointment at missing this weekend’s World Relay Championships in Bahamas as he eyes a quick return at the Diamond League opener in Doha.

  • rape

    Moga bus incident sparks protest, girl’s family refuses to cremate her

    Moga/New Delhi: The family of the teenaged girl, who got killed after being molested and thrown off a moving bus belonging to Punjab’s ruling Badal family, has refused to cremate her pending compensation and cancellation of the transport firm’s permit even as the incident triggered protests by opposition parties.

  • Mumbai City FC

    Mumbai FC face daunting task against table toppers Bagan

    Mumbai,: I-League football laggards Mumbai FC face a formidable task to keep table toppers Mohun Bagan at bay when the two teams clash in a 20th round encounter at the Cooperage football ground here tomorrow. When the two teams met previously in Kolkata in the middle of January, Bagan ran out 3-1 winners with a twin strike from Katsumi Yusa interspersed with another successful effort from Sony Horde burying the visiting team’s hopes.

  • Govt should have clarified on past MAT dues on FIIs: Experts

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s announcement of MAT exemption on certain incomes of foreign firms was a relief but the government should have clarified on the tax treaty benefits for past dues, tax experts said today. Replying to a debate on Finance Bill in Parliament, the Minister said all capital gains from sale of securities as well as royalties, interest, technical services fee earned by foreign companies will be exempt from MAT,

  • Hoping for a granddaughter: Prince Charles

    London: Prince Charles, who is set to become a grandfather again with Prince William and Kate Middleton expecting their second child, has said he is hoping it will be a girl this time. The heir to the throne told a 100-year-old military veteran at Windsor Castle that he hoped his second grandchild, already overdue and destined to be a May baby, would be a girl during banter about the difficulties of having a

  • pakistan blast

    Teacher, son killed in landmine blast in northwest Pakistan

    Peshawar: A teacher and his son were killed today in a blast after one of them stepped on a landmine in this northwestern city of Pakistan. The victims – school teacher and his 12-year-old son – were examine the plants when one of them stepped on the landmine resulting in the explosion near a police check post in Mardan district of Khyber Pakthunkhwa, police said.

  • Sachin Pilot slams Centre over hike in fuel prices

    Jaipur: Slamming the NDA government over hike in fuel prices, Rajasthan Congress President Sachin Pilot today called it “the biggest failure” of the union government. The BJP has failed to keep its promises as prices of commodities are skyrocketing day by day, he alleged. Prices of milk and milk products, fruits and vegetables and other commodities are rising while value of rupee is going down against dollar during the present BJP rule, he

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    SC stays defamation cases against Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today stayed proceedings in trial courts in two criminal defamation cases against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and decided to hear them along with the pleas in which the constitutional validity of the penal provisions have been challenged. The apex court did not accept the plea that prosecution should continue in the trial court in the defamation cases filed by former union minister Kapil Sibal’s son and Sheila

  • Rahul Gandhi, Padyatra

    After Punjab, Maharashtra, Rahul to hit the road in Telangana

    Hyderabad: After his visits to Punjab and Maharashtra to meet farmers, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to undertake two-day tour of Telangana this month with a focus on the issue of farmers’ suicide. Gandhi is likely to visit the state in the second or third week of May to meet families of farmers who committed suicide due to distress. “The dates have not yet been finalized but it will be a two-day

  • Black money

    Black money: 121 cases filed against HSBC’s Geneva account holders

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department has filed 121 cases of prosecution against those entities whose names have appeared in the HSBC Geneva bank list, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. “If I understand correctly, the assessment of 100 of those cases has been completed and 121 prosecutions have been filed by the tax department against those who were caught with the accounts abroad,” he said here, addressing the foundation day of the

  • Voice search service ‘Ok Google’ can now be used by third-party apps

    Washington: Google’s voice search service can now be used on apps developed by third-party developers. Ok Google is the voice search service of Google. Apps like NPR One, TuneIn, Zillow, Flixster, TripAdvisor are enjoying early access to the Custom Voice Actions feature.

  • Dr. Harshvardhan

    India’s early disaster warning is world class: Harsh Vardhan

    Kolkata: Union Minister for Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan today said that India has developed a “world class” disaster warning system in the last 10 years, claiming it to be “even better than some countries.” “When Tsunami came in the month of December 2004, you can say that we were literally taken by surprise. And the country virtually had no system to be able to (predict),” Dr Vardhan said during a visit to the

  • Ramdev Baba

    Ramdev rebuts allegations on medicine, but will add disclaimer

    New Delhi:  A day after opposition MPs demanded a ban on a medicine from his pharmacy, yoga guru Ramdev today rebutted allegations that it was being sold for conceiving a male child and claimed that he was being targeted through “lies” to defame the Prime Minister. However, he said a disclaimer will be added on the package of the medicine ‘Putrajeevak Beej’ that it does not promise a male child and claimed it

  • Tomar issue: Cong demands Kejriwal’s resignation; plans stirs

    New Delhi: The Congress today demanded the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on “moral and ethical grounds” for “trying to shield” Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar, who is embroiled in a court case for allegedly possessing a fake Law Degree. It also reiterated its demand for the sacking of Tomar and said it would hold “continuous agitation” all over the state to press for his removal. “Kejriwal should resign on moral