Free Press Journal
  • Suspected IS member arrested in Bangladesh

    Dhaka: A suspected member of Islamic State (IS) radical group has been arrested in Bangladesh capital Dhaka, a media report said on Sunday. Police arrested the man on Saturday night, bdnews24.com reported citing Dhaka Metropolitan Police Additional Deputy Commissioner S.M. Jahangir Alam Sarker.  Police did not reveal the identity of the person. Earlier on May 25, two more suspected members of the terror group were arrested from Dhaka’s Uttara and Lalmatia areas,

  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court agrees to hear plea on framing guidelines on birds’ seizure

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea for framing guidelines on the process to be adopted by police at the time of seizure of birds and animals and prohibiting imposition of “inhumane” conditions of tagging and stamping them. The petition came up for hearing before a vacation bench of justices A K Sikri and U U Lalit who said the matter will be heard after two months. The PIL was filed

  • Jitendra Singh

    BJP hasn’t given up stand on repeal of Art 370: Jitendra Singh

    New Delhi: Maintaining that BJP stood for abrogation of Article 370 in line with Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee’s views, Union minister Jitendra Singh has said that contentious issues in Jammu and Kashmir have been put on the back-burner keeping in mind the “coalition dharma” with its ally PDP. In an interview to PTI on matters pertaining to the state, Singh spoke on a host of issues, but preferred to downplay controversial matters,

  • 2G Scam

    2G PMLA case: Court to begin hearing final arguments tomorrow

    New Delhi: The final arguments in a 2G scam related money laundering case, in which ex-Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 17 others are facing trial, will commence tomorrow before a special court. Special CBI judge O P Saini had on April 17 fixed the case for commencement of final arguments tomorrow after concluding the recording of evidence in the case in which the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had named 19 accused, including nine firms,

  • Delhi-High-Court

    High Court frowns at PWD, traffic police for not decongesting traffic

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has taken strong exception to the city government, traffic police and DDA not complying with its order on decongesting traffic on the busy single-lane flyover at Rao Tula Ram Marg connecting the airport, saying money is “going down the drain”. “You (government and other authorities) had to comply with our order and directions, but you have not done so,” a bench of justices B D Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva

  • Narendra Modi

    I always wanted to work for poor: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government was taking steps to empower the poor of the country as he always wanted to work for the poor people.  “I have always wanted to work for the poor. We think of new initiatives, we take feedback on initiatives,” Modi said in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address.  He said various steps are being taken to ensure that the poor

  • Rahul Gandhi says Modi is a ‘land grabber’

    New Delhi :  The heat over the ongoing fight on the vexed land acquisition bill rose by another few degrees on Saturday as Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of grabbing poor farmers’ land.

  • Monsoon falters; may miss the forecast date

    New Delhi :  The onset of the southwest monsoon over Kerala has been delayed from the date forecast by the Met department due to its “sluggish” pace.

  • Core issues are still on back burner for Centre

    New Delhi :  As BJP celebrates the first year of its govt in Raisina Hills, one thing that has become crystal clear is that the core issues of the party will remain on the back burner ‘till further orders’.

  • Modi’s grand plans on iconic Ambedkar just to spite Rahul

    New Delhi :  Just to play down Rahul Gandhi’s national launch of Dr B R Ambedkar”s 125th birth anniversary celebrations from his birthplace Mhow near Indore on Tuesday, the government on Saturday announced the grand plans drawn up by a 21-member committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Mumbai finish at sixth

    Mumbai  : Japanese midfielder Taisuke Matsugae brilliant late strike helped Mumbai FC clinch a decisive 2-1 win against Bharat FC in the final round I-League match at the Cooperage ground on Saturday evening. Playwin is the official sponsor of Mumbai FC, the only team for Mumbai who are participating in the country’s top club competition.

  • Navy to get latest Sonar systems for anti-sub war

    New Delhi : India will get six low frequency Active Towed Array Sonar (ACTAS) systems, that will be fitted on the Kamorta-class submarines, later this year from Germany.

  • Policemen held in narco case sent to a week’s custody

    Mumbai : Five policemen, including a senior inspector of police, who were nabbed on Friday for their alleged involvement with a drug syndicate, were remanded to a week’s police custody till June 4 by a Mumbai court here on Saturday.

  • School buses to also get toll exemptions

    Mumbai: After the decision regarding light vehicles and ST buses, school buses would now also be exempted from paying toll, PWD minister Chandrakant Patil has said.

  • In lucrative Tops Scheme, but Ashwini & Co. not in India team

    New Delhi : Just a couple of days ago, the dope-tainted athletes like Ashwini Akkunji, Mandeep Kaur figured in government’s lucrative TOPS scheme list, but none of these relay quarter-milers could find a place in 47-member team for the Asian Athletics championships in Wuhan, China.

  • People do not take Rahul seriously: Naidu

    Hyderabad : A day after Rahul Gandhi had a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his meeting with Manmohan Singh, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that if anybody criticises the meeting between the two leaders, it shows the person’s “ignorance, arrogance and immaturity”.