Free Press Journal
  • Oommen Chandy

    Chandy thanks Kejriwal, Mamata for support

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday thanked his Delhi and West Bengal counterparts for denouncing the police “raid” on Kerala House in the national capital. “Thanks to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for supporting Kerala during the Delhi Police raid at Kerala House,” Chandy tweeted. In response, Kejriwal informed Chandy in a tweet that Delhi’s Divisional Commissioner was preparing a fact-finding report, and his government “will

  • Sensex down

    Mkts fall for 3rd day, down 214 pts ahead of Fed meet outcome

    Mumbai: Markets ended in red for the third straight day as the benchmark BSE Sensex slipped by 213.68 points to end at 2-week low of 27,039.76 on profit-booking amid a cautious approach adopted by investors ahead of the outcome of the US Federal Reserve’s meeting later in the day. Besides, the expiry of October series contracts in the derivatives segment tomorrow, influenced market sentiments.

  • Foreigners can’t rent womb in India: Centre tells SC

    New Delhi: Foreigners cannot rent a womb in India, government today told the Supreme Court. Surrogacy services would only be available for Indian couples, it said in an affidavit filed before the apex court. “The government does not support commercial surrogacy…No foreigner can avail surrogacy services in India,” the affidavit said adding that surrogacy would be available “only for Indian couples”.

  • Narendra Dhabolkar Murder case

    Dhabolkar murder case: 2 suspects put under surveillance

    Mumbai: CBI today told the Bombay High Court that it has zeroed in on two suspects, who are members of right wing group Sanatan Sanstha, and have put them under surveillance for their alleged involvement in the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar. CBI advocate Rebecca Gonsalves submitted the two names to a division bench of Justices R V More and R G Ketkar along with a status report on their probe in the

  • Drugs

    Will you stop online sale of drugs ? HC asks Maha Govt

    Mumbai: In the wake of reports that college students were taking abortion pills, the Bombay High Court today asked Maharashtra Government to inform what steps it would take to stop the online sale of drugs dispensed without a proper doctor’s prescription. Under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Drugs and Cosmetics Rules 1945, drugs prescribed in Schedule H cannot be sold without a doctor’s prescription.

  • GST Bill

    GST key reform for creating single market in India: World Bank

    New Delhi: The proposed GST law is the most important reform towards creating a single market in India and if it is implemented by April 2016 then its impact will be visible by 2018, the World Bank said today. “The GST (Goods and Services Tax) is the single most important tax reform because it is so important for creating one market in India. I continue to believe that the Indian government is committed

  • Vasundhara Raje announces two new highways in state

    Nagaur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today announced that two new highways would come up on Nagaur-Pilani and Chaksu-Phalodi routes to get connected to Delhi and to boost tourism in the state. One new national highway would be constructed on Nagaur to Pilani via Tarnau-Jayal-Deedwana-Salasar-Laxmangarh- Jhunjhunu, and another on Chaksu to Phalodi via Dudu-Sambhar-Makrana-Khatu would come up to boost tourism and for connectivity to Delhi, Raje said while launching II phase of

  • DCW urges LG to set up LCCs in every district

    New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women has urged the Lt Governor to notify district officers on an urgent basis for the purpose of constituting a Local Complaints Committee (LCC) in every district to hear cases of sexual harassment at workplaces in the capital. In a letter to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal said, “Under Section 5 and 6 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal)

  • Candy Crush invites could be crushed soon, hints Zuckerberg

    New Delhi: For all those people tired of unwanted invitation to play Candy Crush, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today said his team is working on finding a “solution” to the problem. Addressing his first Townhall in India, Zuckerberg was questioned by a member from the audience as to how they could stop getting invitations to Candy Crush.

  • AAP doing communal politics through its stand on beef row: VHP

    New Delhi: VHP today accused AAP of “politicising” the Kerala House beef issue and said that its stand on the matter is “very dangerous” as it is vitiating the country’s atmosphere through “dirty politics”. VHP also charged AAP of doing “communal politics” in a bid to “divide” society and the country, and said AAP leaders are trying to “settle their score” with Delhi Police

  • Bihar is just the first step in the ‘people’s movement’: Lalu Yadav

    Patna: To land in Patna is to arrive at the doorstep of chaos. Though to be fair, most cities in India could compete for that condemnatory epithet. The air-hostess announces that our baggage would be arriving at carousel one as we taxi into the Lok Nayak Jaiprakash airport in Patna. Of course, it arrives at the other carousel: 2. Welcome to Bihar. Expect the unexpected.

  • PM Modi holds bilateral talks with African leaders

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held bilateral talks with heads of several African nations during which UN reforms, combating challenge of terrorism and boosting trade and investment, particularly in oil and gas sector, figured prominently. The African leaders appreciated India’s development projects in the continent and sought deepening of ties in diverse sectors including health care, education and capacity building.

  • Farmer Suicide

    Assam forms inquiry panel to look into farmer suicide reports

    Guwahati: The Assam government has set up a one-man inquiry committee to go into media reports of farmer suicides in the state from 2001 till date. The government, through a notification issued on October 26, formed the Enquiry Committee to probe into media reports that 3,908 farmers had committed suicide in Assam since 2001 till date, a government release said today.

  • M Karunanidhi

    DMK chief slams Centre, TN Govt over fishermen issue

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi today accused the Centre and state government of “mechanically” handling the arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lanka and demanded “intensive” efforts to solve the decades-old issue. “No constructive step seems to have been taken (by the Centre and State) to solve the long time problem of fishermen,” he said.

  • Three CRPF jawans hurt in pressure bomb blast in Chhattisgarh

    Raipur: Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were today injured when a pressure bomb planted by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district exploded, police said. The incident took place in the forests near Burkapal paramilitary camp under Chintagufa police station limits while a road opening party of security forces was conducting its task Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh said.

  • AAP, Ashutosh

    Kerala beef row: Bassi should resign for misguiding people, says AAP

    New Delhi: AAP today demanded sacking of Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi alleging that he misguided people on police entering Kerala House to investigate a complaint about beef being served in its canteen. “It was an illegal raid and then the Delhi Police Commissioner has the cheek to misguide people and to cite a law which is not relevant,” AAP leader Ashutosh told reporters at Kerala House. “The Delhi Police Commissioner who

  • Indulge in a bao-tiful affair

    Louise Fresco says, “Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity.”

  • Chandrababu Naidu

    Complete fiber grid project by March 2016: Andhra CM

    Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister today instructed officials to complete the work on the Rs 333-crore fiber grid in the state by March, 2016. In a review meeting, N Chandrababu Naidu today apprised that under the fiber grid project, the Infrastructure Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (INCAP) would lay 30,000 km of cable network in the state, an official release said.

  • Bihar polls: 39.85% polling recorded till 2 p.m.

    New Delhi: 39.85 polling percentage has been recorded till 2 p.m on Wednesday in the third phase of the ongoing Bihar Assembly polls. Polling is underway in 50 constituencies, spread over six districts, amidst tight security arrangements Re-polling was held at booth no.131 of Banka Assembly constituency and at booth no.188 of Chakai constituency.