Free Press Journal
  • Teesta

    CBI probe against Teesta Setalvad’s firm likely

    New Delhi: The government may ask CBI to probe alleged transfer of funds by the Ford Foundation to activist Teesta Setalvad’s Sabrang Communication and Publishing Pvt Limited (SCPPL). Official sources said SCPPL had accepted a grant of USD 2.9 lakh from the Ford Foundation despite being a private company not having clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA).

  • Molestation

    Chhattisgarh officer booked for molestation

    Raigarh: A mid-level administrative officer has been booked for allegedly molesting a 16-year-old girl, who worked at his residence as domestic help in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district, police said today. A case of molestation has been registered against A K Dhritlahre, who was Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) posted in Kharsiya town at the time of the incident, said Raigarh Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Shukla.

  • Govt proposes to impose fee on goods vehicles entering Delhi

    New Delhi: With goods vehicles running on diesel being identified as major contributor to air pollution, Delhi government today proposed to impose a fee on such commercial vehicles entering the city and use the amount to augment environment-friendly public transport system.

  • Miss Tanakpur

    Khap threat for MISS TANAKPUR

    In a shocking series of development, the khap panchayat in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh threatened cinema hall owners that whoever plays MISS TANAKPUR HAAZIR HO, will run the risk of their properties being damaged. This serious threat has made the exhibitors extremely scared and they have decided to not screen National Award Winning Vinod Kapri’s directorial that is a social satire on the state of judiciary in India. The entertainment tax officer has

  • Script, not dance behind ‘ABCD 2’ success: Remo 

    “ABCD 2”, starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor, has ‘danced’ away to Rs.50 crore-plus in the first five days of its release and its director, Remo D’Souza, credits the film’s script and not the awe-inspiring choreography for the success, says IANS.

  • Shefali Shah

    Mommy duties compel Shefali to back out of ‘Three Stories’

    The DIL DHADAKNE DO actress, Shefali Shah, backed out of Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s next project titled THREE STORIES. “I was going to work with the makers of DDD again on THREE Stories, but at the same point, there was a very big shift on a personal level. Since my children are moving to US for their further studies I decided to back out. This happened exactly at the point when

  • Rakeysh Mehra: Led by conscience 

    “Right from AKS, I would never do a film that didn’t express my thoughts, ideas and ideology. It is important for me to take my own conscience very seriously, while making my films.”

  • Polling period

    Bangalore civic polls: Congress-BJP big fight

    Bengaluru: Elections to Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, the city corporation, will be held on July 28, with the ruling Congress and BJP, now controlling the civic body, set for a prestigious battle. The State Election Commission today announced the poll schedule, after the Supreme Court last month directed holding of BBMP elections within three months after the government had sought to defer it on grounds of bifurcating the civic body.

  • Sujoy Ghosh

    Why Sujoy couldn’t give up…

    Forty eight and famous Sujoy Ghosh was the flavor of the season with the surprise hit of 2012, KAHAANI. What comes as a complete surprise is how this man who was the Media Manager of Reuters, drawing over Rs.50 lakh per annum, gave it all up to pursue his passion.

  • 7-cr LED bulbs to be distributed to domestic consumers

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has set a target of distributing seven crore LED bulbs to domestic consumers in the next one year as part of energy conservation. “The price of each bulb will be kept at Rs 100 and will be distributed through Mahadiscom, Reliance Energy, Tata power, BEST,” an official in the Chief Secretary Swadheen Kshtriya’s office said.

  • Anna Hazare

    Will take legal opinion over Diktat on NGO name: Anna Hazare

    Mumbai: Social activist Anna Hazare today said he would seek a legal opinion on the Pune-based Charity Commissioner notice for removal of the word ‘Bhrashtachar’ (corruption) from the name of his NGO, Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andholan-Maharashtra.

  • Virat Kohli

    Kohli questions ‘doubtful’ approach of players

    Mirpur: India’s Test skipper and ODI captain-in-waiting Virat Kohli has expressed his disapproval at the subdued performance of the team against Bangladesh in a 1-2 series loss.

  • Leander Paes

    Paes reaches new landmark – 100 doubles partners

    Nottingham: India’s tennis legend Leander Paes added another feather to his cap when he reached the milestone of playing with 100 doubles partners when he featured alongside Spaniard Marcel Granollers at the Aegon Open.

  • England, Italy out of Under-21s’ European C’ships

    London: England have been eliminated from the Under-21s’ European Championship after incurring a 3-1 defeat against Italy at the Ander stadium in the Czech Republic.

  • Sachin Tendulkar best player of 21st Century: CA website

    Melbourne: India’s legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been voted the ‘Best Test player’ of the 21st century in an online poll conducted by Cricket Australia’s website. The former India skipper got the highest number of votes to emerge on top of the list of the 100 best Test players since 2000, in a poll conducted by cricket.com.au.

  • rape

    Constable pens reference book on rape cases

    Mumbai: A head constable from Aurangabad crime branch has authored a guide for police on handling rape cases, based on Supreme Court rulings and observations. Senior IPS officer Sanjay Kumar, additional DG CID crime, today lauded head constable Dwarkadas Bhange, who has penned the book.

  • Salman Khan

    Witness’s death in Salman Khan case: Petition filed for probe

    Mumbai: A petition filed today in the Bombay High Court sought a probe by Maharashtra government and police into the circumstances leading to the death of a key eyewitness in the 2002 hit-and-run case in which Bollywood actor Salman Khan was convicted last month. The petition, filed by Pune-based activist Hemant Patil, said, “Legal action should be taken against the actor who had allegedly used pressure on eyewitness and actor’s police bodyguard Ravindra

  • Pankaja Munde

    Tender-less contracts: ACB seeks Pankaja Munde’s explanation

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today sought an explanation from the Women and Child Development department about the alleged awarding of contracts without inviting tenders, a day after claims in this regard emerged against its minister Pankaja Munde.

  • Boko Haram

    15 Boko Haram fighters killed in Niger

    Abuja: At least 15 Boko Haram terrorists were killed and 20 others arrested by Niger’s Defence and Security Forces (FDS) in clashes that occurred between June 18 and 23 in the western African republic’s Diffa region near the border with Nigeria, an official source said.