Free Press Journal
  • Investment, defence to top Modi’s British agenda

    New Delhi : Investment and defence will be the key sectors that will be in focus during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-day visit to Britain starting Thursday, while the issues of climate change, black money and IMF quota reforms will be taken up by India at the G-20 summit in Turkey immediately thereafter.

  • Services at Labour Dept made Online

    Indore : The Labour Department has made all its services Online by terminating off-line processing of applications.

  • Return of ULFA leader will give fillip to talks

    Guwahati :  Following the handing over of Ulfa jailed general secretary Anup Chetia from Bangladesh to Indian authorities on Wednesday, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that the extradited Ulfa leader would have a positive impact on the ongoing talks between the government and faction of the militant outfit.

  • Celebrate Constitution Day, CBSE to schools

    Indore :  The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued guidelines to all its affiliated schools to celebrate Constitution Day.

  • CBI yet to receive details of Rajan’s involvement in 85 cases

    New Delhi : As underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan cools his heels in CBI custody, details of his alleged involvement in over 85 cases registered in different states are yet to be provided to the central agency.

  • ‘Mum blasts accused Chikna ordered BJP leader’s killing’

    Ahmedabad : Gujarat ATS has arrested seven persons in connection with the murder of two BJP leaders in Bharuch earlier this month and claimed the contract for their killing was allegedly given by absconding 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Javed Chikna from South Africa, apparently to avenge subsequent riots in Mumbai and Gujarat.

  • Not true to say entire country is intolerant, says Manisha Koirala

    Thiruvananthapuram : As intolerance debate is raging in the country, Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala on Wednesday said it was not true that the entire country was “intolerant”. “It is not true saying that entire India is not tolerant… there are certain sections may be. I believe in our culture and tradition and doing right things. There is a beauty in it. I also believe in the freedom of expression,” she told a press-meet here.

  • Goa priest’s death: Relatives meet CM for speedy probe

    Panaji : The family of activist and Catholic priest Bismarque Dias, whose body was found in a river in his village under mysterious circumstances last week, called on Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday and demanded speedy probe into the incident even as they continue to put on hold Dias’s funeral.

  • Regularly thinking about retirement, says Mitchell Johnson

    Perth :  Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson has admitted that the second Test against New Zealand, which starts in his home town Perth on Friday, could prove to be his last, adding that he now thinks about retirement every day.

  • 31 people killed in Tamil Nadu in rain related incidents

    Chennai :  At least 31 people were killed in the past two days in rain related incidents, including flooding in Tamil Nadu as the North East Monsoon continued to be active in several parts of the state.

  • Bengal cop dies after clash with gamblers

    Kolkata : A police sub-inspector died in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district following a clash with gamblers, police said on Wednesday, following at least 21 people have been arrested in this connection.

  • Sunanda death FBI rules out ‘polonium poisoning’

    New Delhi : Radiation levels in Sunanda Pushkar’s viscera samples were “within the standard safety norms”, the Delhi Police said on Wednesday sharing the findings of an FBI report that virtually rules out the theory of ‘polonium poisoning’ having caused her death. Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said the report from Washington D.C.-based laboratory would soon be handed over to a medical board for examination before further action is taken in the

  • Border Security Force (BSF) officials offer sweets to Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) personnel on the occasion Kali puja and Diwali in Agartala on Wednesday. PTI

    Diwali celebrated with great fervour in India

    New Delhi : Fireworks illuminated the evening sky, earthen lamps dotted houses and lights decked up buildings as people exchanged sweets and gifts on Diwali which also witnessed bonhomie between Indian and Pakistani guards at border posts.

  • Akalis reject motions passed by radicals

    Chandigarh : Clearly unnerved by the secessionist agenda unveiled at the Sarbat Khalsa – a grand assembly of the Sikhs — the Shiromani Akali Dal  went into a huddle on Wednesday to deliberate on radicals’ nomination of ‘jathedars’ to head three important ‘takhts’ of Sikhism.

  • ‘Mook darshaks’ have spoken: Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress party is obviously relishing the on-going war of words in the Bharatiya Janata Party after the massive reversal in the Bihar state assembly elections. Commenting on these developments, party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed, who hails from Bihar, said that the ”margdarshak mandal,” which was usually known as the ”mook-darshak mandal” (silent board), which had been side lined by the saffron party, has finally decided to assert itself. “It is

  • SRK grilling over KKR shares motivated?

    Mumbai : The Diwali-eve grilling of actor Shah Rukh Khan by the Enforcement Directorate has got embroiled in a political controversy with the Congress party wondering whether the superstar has faced the wrath of the authorities for speaking up on the issue of intolerance. The ED recorded the statement of the actor in a matter of alleged irregularities in the sale of shares of Knight Riders to a Mauritius-based company. The grilling went on

  • After Mani resignation, Cong presses for Swaraj, Raje removal

    New Delhi : A day after Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani (in pic) resigned following bribery charges, the Congress today pressed for the removal of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and BJP Chief Ministers Vasundhara Raje, Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Raman Singh in connection with various scams.

  • Cong asks govt to withdraw draconian clause in OROP as Diwali gift

    New Delhi : With Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating Diwali with troops, Congress today made a strong pitch for a festive gift by announcing the removal of the “draconian” clause in the ‘one rank-one-pension’ scheme that has denied pension to a large number of ex-servicemen.