Free Press Journal
  • Govt committed to provide hassle-free services to people: Min

    Jammu The Jammu and Kashmir government today said it has taken concerted steps to provide hassle-free services to people and cut delays in the delivery system. “To make officials accessible and get prompt response from their side, form the important part of the reforms that would gradually unfold in the scheme of the things,” state minister for Revenue Javaid Mustafa Mir said.

  • Anti-Terrorism Squad to be formed in Jharkhand

    Ranchi: The Jharkhand cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval to the formation of an Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in the state. “The cabinet also gave its approval to create 243 ATS posts. The ATS will be headed by an official of the rank of Superintendent of Police,” said an official.

  • Approval procedures to be streamlined by year-end

    New Delhi: Pitching for expediting the approval procedures for construction projects, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today reviewed the progress made by various ministries to enhance the ease of doing business. In an inter-ministerial meeting chaired by Naidu, a decision was taken to conclude the process of streamlining approvals for construction projects in urban areas by the end of this year.

  • R K Pachauri

    HC hears argmnts on maintainibility of new plea agnst Pachauri

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today begun hearing on the maintainability of a fresh plea of a woman employee of TERI alleging that the organisation had not taken any action against its chief R K Pachauri as recommended by an internal complaints committee (ICC) in connection with her sexual harassment complaint.

  • sohrabuddin-after-death

    Sohrabuddin case: SC refuses to modify Pandian’s bail condition

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to modify a bail condition of suspended IPS officer Rajkumar Pandian, accused in the alleged fake encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kauserbi, and slammed him for the stay of the trial in the case.

  • Anurag wants me to direct ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur 3’: Zeishan Quadri

    Mumbai: Zeishan Quadri, who penned Anurag Kashyap’s two-part “Gangs Of Wasseypur” series, says the latter wants him to write as well as direct the film’s third part. At the music launch of his directorial debut “Meeruthiya Gangsters”, Quadri said: “Now Anurag is after me to write ‘Â…Wasseypur 3’ and told me to direct it. So I’ve given it a thought and have started writing the script for ‘Â…Wasseypur 3’.”

  • 4G transmitter

    Idea ‘well-placed’ to compete in 4G space

    Mumbai: With its larger rivals either launching or lining up 4G offerings, the country’s third-largest telecom player Idea Cellular today said it is “well-placed to compete” in the segment. “Idea is well-placed to compete in the 4G space,” MD Himanshu Kapania said at an investor conference organised by domestic brokerage Motilal Oswal Financial Services.

  • Sartaz Aziz

    Narendra Modi wants to dictate terms for Indo-Pak dialogue: Sartaz Aziz

    Islamabad: In provocative remarks on the eve of Indo-Pak security talks, Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to dictate terms for dialogue with Islamabad which will never accept any parleys without Kashmir being on the agenda.

  • Al Shabaab militant, Somalia Attack

    15 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia attack

    Mogadishu: At least 15 Al-Shabaab militants were killed on Tuesday when militants attacked a police station in Somalia’s lower Shabelle region, officials said.

  • Bombay HC Chief Justice Mohit Shah retires

    Mumbai: Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Mohit Shah retired today after serving in the post for five years. Shah, born on September 9, 1953 in Gujarat, assumed office of the Chief Justice of the high court on June 26, 2010. During his five-year long tenure as the Chief Justice, Shah took suo motu cognizance of various social issues in Maharashtra, including condition of roads, of shelter homes, and providing education and

  • Drone Strikes,

    More drone strikes against British jihadis

    London: British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on Tuesday said the government is prepared to carry out further drone strikes against British jihadis in Syria.

  • Militants killed, Egypt

    29 militants killed in Egypt

    Cairo: At least 29 jihadis were killed in an anti-terror operation in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, the media reported on Tuesday. The military operation on Monday targeted the terrorist hideouts in the cities of Rafah, Sheikh Zuweid and Arish, Xinhua quoted the armed forces as saying in a statement. Terrorist hideouts, vehicles and equipments were destroyed, the statement said. An army officer and a soldier were killed and four others were injured when

  • Afghanistan, militant killed

    13 militants killed in Afghanistan

    Kabul: At least 13 militants have been killed in security operations in Afghanistan, the country’s interior ministry said on Tuesday. “The security forces conducted a series of operations in Laghman, Takhar, Kunduz, Faryab, Sari Pul, Jawzjan, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Logar, Ghazni and Helmand provinces over the past 24 hours. As a result 13 insurgents were killed, 10 injured and one was arrested by the forces,” Xinhua quoted the ministry as saying in a

  • Lufthansa Pilot strike

    Lufthansa strike to continue till Wednesday

    Berlin: Pilots at German airline Lufthansa said they will continue until Wednesday their strike over a long-running dispute with the management over early retirement provisions, the media reported on Tuesday.

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    Congress internal polls delayed; Sonia to continue for another year

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi will continue as the Congress president for up to one year after the party today resolved to push back its internal polls by a year, signalling that Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to take over at its helm in the immediate future. With a view to bringing in massive changes in the wake of its worst showing in the Lok Sabha polls last year, the resolution passed the Congress Working

  • I am a proud 36-year-old: Vidya Balan

    New Delhi: Most actresses in tinsel town are not comfortable sharing their age, but Vidya Balan has no qualms about it! She says’s she’s “proud to be a 36-year-old”.

  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav during the All India Yuva Yadav Mahasabha National Convention at Birla Auditorium in Jaipur on Friday

    Akhilesh Singh concerned over misuse of WhatsApp

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today flagged concern over the reported use of the mobile-messaging service WhatsApp in triggering hate crimes and incidents of violence in the state. “Information cannot be kept hidden. This is the age of WhatsApp and mail… (but) this is the state where WhatsApp, which should be used for good purposes, is used for igniting tempers and many communal parties come into the open against each other

  • Higher Education

    Govt sets March ’16 target of 100 % literacy in villages

    New Delhi: The government today set a target of achieving 100 per cent literacy in villages adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana by March 2016. The announcement came as President Pranab Mukherjee regretted that India still lagged behind some of its neighbours in achieving 100 per cent literacy. “We have written to the MPs requesting them the villages they have identified under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, we will make such villages

  • Sheena case: Khanna moves application over ‘illegal’ detention

    Mumbai: Sanjeev Khanna, the step father of Sheena Bora and a key accused in the sensational murder case, today filed an application before a court here alleging that he is in “illegal” detention after which the court sought a report from the police. The application moved by his lawyer Shreyansh Mithare says that the police ought to have produced Khanna in the court on Monday but he was instead taken to Kolkata.

  • China blast

    China blasts toll rises to 162

    Beijing: The death toll from the warehouse explosions in China’s Tianjin city has risen to 162 on Tuesday with 11 people still remaining missing, according to rescue authorities. The dead include 96 firefighters, 11 policemen and 55 civilians. The eleven missing include eight firefighters and three civilians, Xinhua news agency reported. Hundreds more still remain in hospital. Two blasts ripped through a warehouse around 11.30 p.m. (local time) on August 12 in