Free Press Journal
  • CBI allowed to retain seized documents in Virbhadra’s DA case

    New Delhi: CBI was today allowed by a Delhi court to retain the documents seized during searches conducted at the residences of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in a disproportionate assets case lodged against him. Special CBI Judge S C Rajan also took on record the CBI’s compliance report of search warrants issued by the court. “Search warrants report be taken on record and documents required for further investigation are directed to

  • Cabinet approves mechanisation of Paradip port

    New Delhi: In a move to augment the thermal coal handling capacity of Paradip port on the east coast, the cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved mechanisation of three of its east quay berths to increase their capacity to 30 million tonnes. “Mechanisation of berths at Paradip port will help in reducing power costs by reducing transportation costs,” Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari told reporters here after the cabinet meeting.

  • 15 websites of Assam govt departments hacked

    Guwahati: The security wall of around 15 websites of various government departments, including Assam Police, have been breached and their home pages defaced by unknown hackers. “Around 10-15 government websites have been hacked and the home pages were defaced. All sites were hosted by NIC,” Additional Director General of Police (CID) Mukesh Sahay said.

  • Shiv Sena threatens Ghulam Ali’s concerts in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday threatened to disrupt Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali’s proposed live concerts in Mumbai and Pune this week. “We have met and asked authorities at Shanmukhananda Hall, Matunga, to cancel the show proposed to be held on October 9, failing which we shall protest in our own style,” Shiv Sena’s film wing Chitrapat Sena president Aadesh Bandekar told IANS.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul revives ‘Suit boot ki Sarkar’ barb at Modi govt

    Begusarai/Sheikhpura: Reviving his “Suit boot ki Sarkar” barb against the Narendra Modi government, Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at the Prime Minister for being surrounded by corporate bigwigs and bureaucrats in ‘suit boot’ and never been seen with farmers and labourers. “Modi is not at all concerned with problems of farmers and labourers as he remains surrounded by corporate honchos and bureaucrats in suit boot and listens to these people as

  • Experts for top-down review mechanism for climate action plans

    New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial 21st session of Conference of Parties in Paris to reach an agreement on legal character of national contributions and assessment process, India’s environmental experts on Wednesday called for a midterm and top-down approach to review climate actions plans.

  • PDP, Congress MLAs gets best Legislator Award by J&K House

    Srinagar: Speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta today announced the best Legislator award for the last three years as recommended by a House Committee. The best legislator award for 2012 and 2013 have gone to Choudhary Zulfkar Ali and Abdul Haq Khan respectively, both of whom are from PDP, while G M Saroori of Congress was given the award for 2014, an official spokesperson said.

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Safety, dignity of minorities will be protected: Naqvi

    New Delhi: Amid the outrage over Dadri lynching incident, government today promised to protect safety and dignity of minorities and prevent them from becoming a victim of “narrow-minded politics” as it said the “politics of hatred” needed to be defeated through unity and harmony. The assurance was given by Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi when he met a group of Muslim clerics and other members of the community, many

  • Pranab Mukherjee

    Core values of tolerance, plurality cannot be wasted: President

    New Delh President Pranab Mukherjee today said the core values of diversity, tolerance and plurality of Indian civilisation must be kept in mind and cannot be allowed to be wasted, in remarks that come against the backdrop of the Dadri lynching over rumours of beef eating. “I firmly believe that we cannot allow the core values of our civilization to be wasted and the core values is what over the years the civilization

  • Chopper deal case: Court issues Letter Rogatory to Mauritius

    New Delhi: A special court today issued a Letter Rogatory (LR) to the competent authority in Mauritius to assist the CBI in its probe into the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal case. Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Jain allowed the plea filed by the agency, seeking issuance of LR (a letter of formal request from a court to a foreign court) to Mauritius for assistance in its probe and collection of documents

  • Students from Film and Television Institution of India (FTII) coming out from the Film Division office after meeting with Jt. Secretary regarding their strike on Thursday.

    FTII imbroglio: No breakthrough in talks, next round on Oct 10

    Mumbai: A fresh round of talks today between I&B officials and striking FTII students failed to resolve the over 100-day deadlock with the students insisting on their demand for removal of actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as the Pune-based institute’s chairman. Both sides, however, agreed to take forward the talks and agreed to meet again on October 10.

  • Hotel bills not paid, special athletes’ passports confiscated

    New Delhi: As if spending a night on the roa a was not agonising enough, special athletes participating in the Asia Pacific Deaf Games in Chinese Taipei were left humiliated once again when their passports were confiscated for non-payment of hotel bills even though the Sports Ministry has now stepped in to diffuse the crisis.

  • Chennayin ISL favourites, reckons Dynamos’ manager Carlos

    New Delhi: Acknowledging the tall order they are faced with, Delhi Dynamos marquee player-coach Roberto Carlos identified Chennaiyin FC as “one of the favourite” teams of the India Super League (ISL) and warned his side of expecting a backbreaking evening when the two teams meet here on Thursday.

  • Yuvraj Singh

    Will play as long as I enjoy the game: Yuvraj Singh

    Mumbai: Making a comeback into the Indian team might still be a dream albeit a distant one, senior pro Yuvraj Singh today said that he will continue playing the game as long as he is enjoying it.”I enjoy playing cricket and it was always my passion as a young kid. So, as long as I am enjoying it, I want to play,” Yuvraj told mediapersons ahead of their Ranji Trophy group league encounter

  • Suu Kyi

    Upcoming elections most important in Myanmar history: Suu Kyi

    New Delhi: Myanmarese pro-democracy icon and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has dubbed the coming elections in her country as “the most important elections in the history of independent Myanmar” that would decide the future of her country.

  • Yuvraj-led Punjab take on Mumbai in keen contest

    Mumbai: High on confidence after a fine start to their campaign which fetched them seven points, visitors Punjab would be keen to put Mumbai under the pump in their Group B second round Ranji Trophy encounter commencing at the Wankhede Stadium tomorrow.