Free Press Journal
  • Lord Karan Bilimoria among 8 NRIs awarded in UK

    London: Leading NRI entrepreneur Lord Karan Bilimoria has been awarded as the International Indian of the Year for 2014-15 for his outstanding achievements in the fields of business and education. India’s Deputy High Commissioner to the UK, Virender Paul presented the award to Lord Bilimoria at a gala ceremony here over the weekend was organised by monthly publication India Link International.

  • SBI Group’s share in debit card payments touches 25% in FY15

    Mumbai: Riding on the booming e-commerce space and increasing adoption of non-cash transactions, the combined share of SBI and its five associate banks in the debit cards space has touched 25 per cent in the financial year 2015.

  • Valson Thampu

    St Stephen’s row: Thampu says victim being used against him

    New Delhi: St Stephen’s college principal Valson Thampu, who is embroiled in a controversy over shielding the accused in a molestation row, today claimed “the victim is being used against him” and a forensic investigation of the “purported” recordings will clear the air.

  • Dr Arun Sharma

    Doctor connected to Vyapam probe found dead in Delhi hotel

    New Delhi/Bhopal: The Dean of a Jabalpur medical college, said to be probing fake examinees in the Vyapam scam, was found dead in a Delhi hotel today, adding yet another murky twist to the scandal. The death of Dr Arun Sharma, Dean of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Medical College in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, came to light a day after an investigative journalist with a leading Delhi-based news channel died under mysterious circumstances soon

  • Vyapam scam

    AAP calls for CBI probe into Vyapam scam

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday called for a CBI inquiry into the Vyapam scam, adding that the latest death in connection with the case, that of journalist Akshay Singh, points to a nexus of politicians, officials and dalals involved in the affair.

  • Digvijay Singh

    Journalist death: Digvijay seeks to examine viscera samples

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday mourned the demise of journalist Akshay Singh and called for the viscera samples taken to be examined by doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.

  • Coal Scam

    Coalscam probe: ED files five new FIRs

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered five fresh money laundering cases against firms in various parts of the country as part of its criminal probe in the Coal scam case. The latest FIRs have been lodged by the central probe agency against firms based in Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Delhi, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh, official sources said.

  • ‘No chance of Parliament passing land bill in monsoon session’

    Chennai: Holding that there was “no chance” of Parliament passing the Centre’s controversial Land Acquisition Bill in its coming monsoon session, NDA constituent PMK today asked the Narendra Modi-led government to withdraw the bill.

  • Know why we love to feel scared

    New York: Ever wondered why so many people are so hooked up with action-packed video games? It is because playing scares us more than watching films and we get a kick out of it, says a study.

  • Strategic arrest on Friday night violation of Constitution

    New Delhi: Strategically arresting people on Friday night to deprive them a court hearing till Monday is a violation of the Constitution, the Central Information Commission has held. Pulling up Tihar Jail authorities for keeping inmates beyond their term, the Commission has said that there was no system in the prison to take complaints of excessive detention and providing compensation.

  • Sitaram Yechury

    Make contents of Indo-US defence pact public: Yechury

    New Delhi: CPI(M) today demanded that the contents of the ten-year India-US defence framework agreement, signed last month, be made public. In a letter to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the last such agreement between the two countries in 2005 was “available in the public domain within a few days.”

  • Ajmer blast

    Ajmer blast case: ‘Terror has no religion’, says RJD

    New Delhi: With 13 crucial prosecution witnesses turning hostile in the Ajmer blast case, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi must take firm steps in cases of terrorism as it has no religion, caste and creed.

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Naqvi takes to cricket jargon to hit back at Congress

    New Delhi: With Congress continuing to gun for Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje for helping controversial former IPL boss Lalit Modi, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi took to cricket parlance to hit back, saying the opposition party was on a “slippery pitch” and should eschew “hit and run” tactics.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Journalist death: Arun Jaitley calls for fair probe

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley on Sunday mourned the demise of journalist Akshay Singh, terming him a competent professional, adding that a fair inquiry into his death is essential.

  • Manish Tewari

    Vyapam scam: ‘Will deaths take quest for truth away’: Cong

    New Delhi, July 5 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Sunday condemned the death of journalist Akshay Singh, who was covering the Vyapam scam and asked whether the deaths will take away the quest for truth.

  • Indira_Gandhi

    90% Of Hindi Voters Sealed Indira Gandhi’s Fate

    “If the majority rule were to apply, the crow should be our national bird, not the peacock”. A quote attributed to the Tamil leader CN Annadurai during a protest speech in 1962 against the imposition of Hindi as a national language, thirteen years before the imposition of Emergency by Indira Gandhi. Annadurai went on to become the Chief Minister of Madras State in 1967 galvanising support through the anti-Hindi movement, defeating the Congress party

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    Why Education Does Not Interest Child Workers

    • 8,044 children (aged five to 17) are estimated to be working in the garment industry in eight wards of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
    • 87% of these children were working in household units and 13% at addas (small-scale commercial units).
    • 82% children said that given an opportunity, they would not like to attend school.
    These are some of the key findings of a study conducted by Save the Children, a child-rights organisation working with

  • And now a ‘Chiki Gate’

    How can the delicious ‘Chiki’ fall a victim to food adulteration and become a part of yet another ‘gate’ which we inherited from the US (Watergate). V GANGADHAR, after spending weeks in ‘Chiki’ territory starting from Lonavala, finds out.