Free Press Journal
  • Sheila Dikshit

    CWG scam: CBI to give report on CVO probe on Dikshit, others

    New Delhi: A city court has asked CBI to file a report on the status of proceedings before Chief Vigilance Officer of CPWD and PWD on a plea against former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and others for alleged corruption during 2010 Commonwealth Games. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sudhanshu Kaushik said a report be summoned from the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) about the status of inquiry being conducted by it and the action

  • Ebola

    WHO declares Liberia ebola free

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared Liberia free of ebola virus transmission. The WHO said in a statement that Liberia’s ability to effectively respond to the ebola outbreak was due to intensified vigilance and rapid response by the government and multiple partners, Xinhua news agency reported. Liberia now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance. In Liberia, transmission had been declared over on May 9, but the disease re-emerged

  • Kalburgi murder: Rama Sene chief held in Mangaluru

    Mangaluru: The chief of a local fringe right wing outfit was detained here today by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) in connection with the murder of progressive Kannada scholar and researcher Prof M M Kalburgi at Dharwad on August 30, police said. Prasad Attavar, head of Rama Sene, who had been detained for interrogation, has been handed over to Bunder police station here, police said, as they remained clueless on the killers of

  • Government shuts down natural calamity trust

    New Delhi: The government has closed down the Indian People’s Natural Calamity Trust (IPNCT), created in 1900 by the erstwhile ruler of Jaipur to provide relief to people during famine. The government transferred Rs.91 lakh in its corpus to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for better utilisation of the amount, said an official statement from the agriculture ministry.

  • Twitter

    Twitter top source of breaking news

    Washington: Twitter is the most popular source for staying updated with breaking news among all the social networking sites, a new survey of nearly 5,000 social media users in US has found.

  • Delhi-High-Court

    Treat paramilitary forces as ‘organised services’: HC

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the central government to consider all paramilitary forces, including the Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force and Indo-Tibetan Border Police, as “organised services”.

  • Colombia issues arrest warrants for 22 army officers

    Bogota: Colombia has issued arrest warrants for 22 active and retired army officers and two civilians for their alleged involvement in an extrajudicial execution of 18 people, prosecutors said. Sixteen of the killings occurred in 2007 during a military campaign in the Cesar department, with the victims initially recorded as combatants, they said late yesterday.

  • ins dega

    Navy to develop INS Dega to augment civil and military ops

    Visakhapatnam: Navy will acquire more land to create better infrastructure at INS Dega, a Naval air station here, to allow more aircrafts with civil and military purposes to operate on the eastern seaboard, a senior navy official said today. Addressing the media in connection with the arrival of the P8I, a multi-dimensional aircraft, Commanding Officer of INS Dega, Captain D Bhattacharya said, “INS Dega is a very important naval air station on the

  • jat reservation

    Jat Quota: INLD members raise slogan inside Haryana Assembly

    Chandigarh: Haryana’s main Opposition party, INLD today raised slogans inside the State Assembly demanding suspension of Question Hour and asking the Speaker that their adjournment motion on Jat reservation issue be taken up first. As soon as the House assembled for its sitting on the second day of Monsoon session today, Legislators of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) demanded that the BJP government must clarify its stand on the issue.

  • Khawaja Asif

    Pakistan ready for short or long war: Khawaja Asif

    Islamabad: Pakistan is ready for a short or long conflict and will inflict heavy losses on India in case “war hysteria” overcomes Indian leadership, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said.

  • Army kills 4 militants in Kashmir, loses one soldier

    Srinagar: In the second success in two days, army today killed four militants in an overnight encounter in a forest area of Handwara, about 95 kms from here, while losing one soldier. Security forces received information last night about presence of a group of militants in the forest area of Sochalyari in Kupwara district in north Kashmir and an operation was launched to hunt them, a police official said.

  • Togadia, Sakshi seek curbs on Muslims over population growth

    New Delhi: Two senior Hindutava leaders have sought curbs on Muslims in view of the increasing population of the community as revealed in the recent census report. While VHP Working President Pravin Togadia has gone to the extent of demanding punitive measures against Muslims having more than two children for engaging in “population Jihad”, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj said the community should be stripped of its minority status as it no longer deserved

  • Hardik-PATEL

    Patel leaders denied permission for meeting by police

    Ahmedabad: Over 200 Patel community leaders were today asked by the police to vacate a plot in the city where they had gathered to discuss the future course of action with regard to the ongoing agitation for OBC status. A police officer said the permission was denied as they approached “us very late”. A community leader, while leaving the meeting venue, alleged that this was an attempt to muzzle their voice and said

  • Jadhavpur university molestation case

    Jadavpur University students beaten, pushed out of hostel

    Kolkata: Two students of Jadavpur University were allegedly beaten up and thrown out of their hostel room by another group of students in the wee hours today. In a complaint to the university authorities, the students Jahangir Hossain and Partha Mal alleged that a group of students had been threatening them to keep silent over a case of molestation in March, this year.

  • Somalia Attack, Soldiers killed

    Uganda: 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack

    Kampala (Uganda): A Ugandan military spokesman says 12 Ugandan soldiers were killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia.  Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said today that all soldiers were accounted for and that none was captured. He said 10 of the bodies will be flown back home today. Al-Shabab claimed it killed 50 Ugandan soldiers at the base in the small farming town of Janale, an account disputed by Ugandan

  • Privacy of innocent persons should not be invaded, says HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said while there was a “laudable intention” behind the recent police raids on hotels in suburban Malwani following complaints of a prostitution racket operating there, innocent persons cannot be harassed and their privacy should not be invaded.

  • Sensex regains

    Positive cues buoy markets; Sensex closes 311 points up

    Mumbai: A rebound in global exchanges coupled with notification of the latest reform in the retrospective tax regime buoyed investor sentiments leading to a barometer index provisionally closing 311 points up on Thursday.

  • Spain, US military base

    Spain Senate approves permanent US military base

    Madrid: The Spanish Senate approved the establishment of a permanent force of 2,200 US Marines based in southern Spain, who can be swiftly deployed to crises in Africa.

  • AAP, Ashutosh

    Modi’s Swachh Bharat aimed at bureaucracy clean-up: AAP

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat mission appeared to be directed at removing “unwanted” bureaucrats, rather than at creating a cleaner India.