Free Press Journal
  • SC rejects Somnath Bharti’s bail plea

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti, who has been accused of domestic violence and attempt to murder by his wife Lipika Mitra, and directed him to approach a lower court. The apex court also directed the trial judge to consider any bail application moved by Bharti within a day and dispose it expeditiously. Meanwhile, Bharti’s wife refused to go for mediation

  • ‘Desperate’ BJP must stop playing politics over beef: RJD

    Patna : The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Monday said that it would be appropriate if a desperate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) focuses on basic issues concerning Bihar rather than playing politics over beef.

  • Oppn members suspended for disrupting House on farmers’ issues

    Hyderabad: Several members of Opposition Congress, TDP, BJP and the Left were today suspended from Telangana Legislative Assembly for remainder of the on-going monsoon session for disrupting the House while insisting on a debate over farmers’ loan waiver.

  • Dadri DM orders FIR against ‘Hindu Rakshak Dal’ for violating Section 144

    Dadri : The District Magistrate (DM) of Dadri on Monday ordered an FIR against ‘Hindu Rakshak Dal’ for violating Section 144 that is presently imposed in the district. Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) empowers a magistrate to prohibit an assembly of more than ten people in an area. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had earlier directed the state administration to take stern action against those disturbing communal harmony and inciting

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    Stop Dadri from becoming Muzaffarnagar: JD (U) tells UP Govt.

    New Delhi : Expressing serious concern over the mob lynching incident, the Janata Dal (United) on Monday asked the Samajwadi Party Government in Uttar Pradesh to stop Dadri from becoming Muzaffarnagar. “I would like to tell the Uttar Pradesh Government to stop Dadri from becoming Muzaffarnagar, otherwise Dadri will have the same situation like Muzaffarnagar,” JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi told ANI. “There has been an increase in the number of communal events before

  • Malala wants Pakistan to always win against India in cricket

    Karachi : Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has expressed her desire that peace should be there between India and Pakistan, but when it comes to cricket all she wants is Pakistan to win. While speaking to an Indian news channel, the teenage human rights activist said that she always hoped for India and Pakistan to have good relations, but in cricket she wanted Pakistan to win, the Express Tribune reported. Expressing her desire

  • Airtel justifies 4G advertisement claims after ASCI rap

    New Delhi: Asked by advertising watchdog ASCI to stop a ‘misleading 4G ad’, top telecom operator Bharti Airtel today said its claims including about fastest internet speed are based on “rigorous test conditions”.

  • US Defence Secretary promises accountability for Kunduz attack

    Washington: US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has promised “accountability” for the death of innocent civilians in an American air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan’s Kunduz city, saying a transparent investigation has been launched into the incident.

  • North Korea suspected of hacking Seoul subway operator: MP

    Seoul: North Korea is suspected of having launched a cyber attack last year on the South Korean capital’s subway system that carries millions of commuters every day, a Seoul lawmaker said today, citing intelligence reports.

  • Flamengo keep top-four hopes alive

    Rio de Janeiro: Flamengo ended a three-game losing streak in Brazil’s Serie A football championship with a 2-0 win over Joinville at the Maracana Stadium. Ayrton and Gabriel both scored second-half goals on Sunday as the Rio de Janeiro outfit posted their 14th win of the campaign, reports Xinhua. The five-time champions are now seventh in the standings, just two points behind fourth-placed Santos. The top four teams at the end of

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa thinks UN resolution on war crimes against Lanka not a victory

    Colombo : Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that even though the United Nations resolution against Sri Lanka on war crimes sponsored by the US without a vote is being hailed as a diplomatic victory, he is unable to share the same view. According to, Rajapaksa said in a statement that the operative paragraph 6 of the resolution says that foreign judges, prosecutors, lawyers and investigators in the Sri Lankan

  • Silver

    Positive global cues lift silver futures by Rs 1,222

    New Delhi: Silver prices went up by a whopping Rs 1,222 to Rs 35,766 per kg in futures trading today as speculators widened positions amid firm trend in precious metals overseas. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for delivery in December traded notably higher by Rs 1,222, or 3.54 per cent, at Rs 35,766 per kg in a business turnover of 3,367 lots. Likewise, the white metal for delivery in far-month March next year was trading higher

  • Bajaj

    Bajaj Auto sales down 3.76% in Sept

    New Delhi: Bajaj Auto today reported 3.76 per cent decline in total sales in September at 3,84,400 units as against 3,99,450 units in the same month last year. Motorcycle sales during the month declined by 4.83 per cent to 3,30,228 units as against 3,47,010 units in September last year, the company said in a BSE filing. Bajaj Auto’s commercial vehicles sales during the month stood at 54,172 units compared with 52,440 units in the year-ago period, an increase

  • Murder convict dies in jail

    Badaun (UP): A man convicted in a murder case died at the district hospital after complaining of abdominal pain, triggering protests by his family members who demanded an inquiry into his death. Jail Superintendent Arvind Pandey said today that Wajid Khan (62) along with his son and three others were sent to jail on September 23 after being sentenced to life imprisonment in a murder case. He said last evening Wajid complained of pain in his abdomen and

  • Sheikh Hasina accuses BNP-Jamaat alliance of murdering two foreigners

    Dhaka : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blamed the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP)- Jamaat-e-Islami alliance for the murder of two foreigners within a week, saying that the murders were part of a conspiracy to ‘tarnish the image’ of her government. Hasina said that the BNP-led alliance was attempting to overshadow the government’s achievements through these heinous murders. She vowed to take action and said that the murders as ‘clearly planned and politically

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    19-year-old girl raped in Salem

    Salem: A 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man when she was returning home in the wee hours here today, police said. The man, a weaver-cum-bus driver, escaped under the cover of darkness. The girl, a second year BCom student at a college in Namakkal district, has been admitted to a hospital and search is on for the accused, police said.

  • Won’t join mediation, Somnath Bharti’s wife tells SC

    New Delhi: In a setback to AAP lawmaker Somnath Bharti, his estranged wife Lipika Mitra on Monday told the Supreme Court that she was not inclined to join mediation for an amicable resolution of their matrimonial dispute and complaint of domestic violence. Lipika Mitra conveyed her decision not to sit with Somnath Bharti in mediation to resolve their dispute to the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu. Taking note