Free Press Journal
  • Overloaded Gramin Sewa autos unstable, threat to safety: High Court

    New Delhi: Gramin Sewa autos carry more than double the passengers than they are supposed to and are not only unstable but also “pose a threat” to others on the capital’s roads, the Delhi High Court has said and rapped the city government for allowing this to happen.

  • Naxals strike on eve of Prime Minister’s visit

    Raipur :  Maoists took 250 villagers hostage in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to neighbouring Dantewada but freed all the captives late on Saturday night barring one who was beaten to death after being tried in a “people’s court”.

  • Rape case

    Man acquitted in rape case after complainant turns hostile

    New Delhi: A man accused of raping a woman has been acquitted by a Delhi court as the alleged victim turned hostile and admitted having physical relations with him voluntarily. Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja freed Dorjee, a Himachal Pradesh resident, saying the woman was a star witness in the case and she failed to support THE prosecution case as no allegation of rape has been borne out of her testimony.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi visits Dakshineswar temple

    Dakshineswar (West Bengal): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the Dakshineswar kali temple near Kolkata on the second day of his visit to West Bengal. Later in the day, the Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission which was founded by Swami Vivekananda. At present, preparations are underway for the Prime Minister’s visit.

  • Crimes against women: Supreme Court bats for stricter punishment

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stressed on the need for “stricter yardstick” on courts’ sentencing policy in cases related to crime against women so as to act as a deterrent, saying punishment awarded to the accused was not in proportion to gravity and magnitude of such offences.

  • Fire

    2 fire officers die in the line of duty

    Mumbai : Two fire brigade officers – Additional Divisional Fire Officer S W Rane and Station Officer M N Desai – lost their lives while Chief Fire Officer Sunil Nesrikar and Deputy Chief Fire Officer S G Amin were seriously injured after a devastating fire engulfed an old building in south Mumbai on Saturdays afternoon and caused its partial collapse.

  • Army

    Army can’t sustain war beyond 10 days: CAG

    New Delhi :  The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is no defence expert and yet it has rung alarm bells in a report to Parliament on Friday, warning that the Indian Army is not in a position to sustain a war beyond 10 days. Its conclusion is based on the standards set by the Defence Ministry itself, questioning of the Army top brass and scrutiny of the ammunition in store.

  • ‘Poles were the first to be rescued’

    Mumbai :  “We are grateful that we survived, but all my belonging for my marriage are lost in the fire,” said Priyanka Pole who along with three other members of her family were rescued from fifth floor of the building.

  • From foes to friends: Modi floors Mamata

    New Delhi :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi intrigued many when he chose Kolkata to inaugurate his three national social security schemes on Saturday. Even as a dozen ministers of the govt were sent to 115 different cities of India for the simultaneous launching, the PM presided over the main event at the Nazrul Manch auditorium in the West Bengal capital. The PM”s initiative to travel to Kolkata for the launching is being

  • Manmohan bats for Goods and Service Tax

    New Delhi :  Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday made it clear that the Congress will support the government in passing the 122nd Constitution amendment bill for new GST (goods and services tax), but only after the few changes inserted in it by the present government are evaluated by a select committee of the Rajya Sabha.

  • Inculcate some traffic etiquette, drive safely

    Mumbai :  Mumbai is a Maximum City with limited resources, a lot of which are provided and managed by humans, who have their own limitations. While the Mumbai traffic police and the law are there to keep people in check, it is also for the people to honestly maintain traffic etiquette.

  • Congress will not allow Land Bill to pass in current form: Ramesh

    Indore : Congress leader and Member of Rajya Sabha Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said the party will not end the protest against the current Land Acquisition Bill till the government makes appropriate changes. Addressing media persons here, on Saturday, he said that NDA Government has been trying to dilute the bill for favouring the industrialists.

  • Two cops punished for taking Rs 100 bribe

    Indore : A departmental probe was ordered on Saturday against two policemen for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 100 from a truck driver for entering residential area in odd hours. The driver was unloading sand at a building being constructed by Nitesh Jain on Street No 1 in Nanda Nagar area on wee hours of Friday.

  • Sudha Malaiya dares cops to arrest her

    BHOPAL : “Mein bhee intezaar kar rahi hoon, kaun aata hai mujhe giraftaar karne’ (I am also waiting, let’s see who comes to arrest me), was the angry response of Sudha Malaiya, BJP leader and wife of Finance Minister Jayant Mallaiya to a question regarding Congress alleging her involvement in the Vyapam scam. Mallaiya had come to attend a programme of BJP Mahila Morcha at state BJP Office on Saturday.

  • Jt DG of Stamps was operating through Mahindra

    BHOPAL : Joint director general of stamps and registration Indrajeet Kumar Jain, who was arrested in Vyapam recruitment scam from his office on Friday, revealed his link with Nitin Mahindra, terminated principal system analyst of Vyapam.  Jain was produced in local court on Saturday from where he was sent on police remand till May 12 for further interrogation in the scam.

  • They will act as ‘Sanjivini’ for the poor: CM

    BHOPAL : Three Central social security schemes were launched at a function at Samanvaya Bhawan here on Saturday. The schemes namely Pradhanmantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima, Pradhanmantri Suraksha Bima and Atal Pension Yojana, were launched in the programme in which Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, former Chief Minister Kailash Joshi, MP Alok Sanjar and MLA Surendra Singh were present. The address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in

  • Security agency owner eavesdropping on police wireless network caught on eve of VIP visit

    BHOPAL : The Hanumanganj police have arrested the owner of a private security agency for allegedly intercepting classified wireless signals using illegal sets on Saturday afternoon. The arrest was made a day before the arrival of BJP chief Amit Shah and other top leaders in the city. The cops are not discounting the possibility of the accused having recorded details of the movement of the VIPs and the security plan put in

  • CM announces 33% reservation in police, 50% in edn for women

    BHOPAL : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, speaking after inaugurating the National Executive Meet of BJP Mahila Morcha here on Saturday, announced that women would get 33 per cent reservation in recruitment in Police force and 50 per cent in education department in the state. Chauhan said reservation would be given from the post of constables up to the DSP level. He said women have been given 50 per cent reservations in

  • Suspension of goon drive a relief for jails

    Indore : Both the Central Jail and District Jail authorities have heaved a sigh of relief when the city police decided to suspend their drive against goons following intervention of the MP Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) a few days ago. Soon after the city police launched a crackdown against goons and criminals mainly in crime-prone police stations in eastern and western parts of the city, the already overcrowded District and Central Jails