Free Press Journal
  • Anandiben Patel

    Hardik’s mother, sister detained during Gujarat CM’s rally

    Ahmedabad: The police in Viramgam in the district today briefly detained the Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel’s mother Ushaben and his sister Monica along with six other women as they gathered to stage a protest at Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s election rally. The women were held before they could reach the venue and kept in preventive detention till the CM’s speech got over.

  • GST Bill

    GST can be India’s ‘Brahmastra’ against global headwinds: ASSOCHAM

    New Delhi: New ASSOCHAM president Sunil Kanoria on Thursday said it is time lawmakers across parties passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill on GST without further delay as it would send a strong signal to investors that India’s economy can overcome serious global and domestic challenges with political will.

  • 10 feared killed in Mi-8 helicopter crash in Russia

    Moscow (Russia): At least 10 people were feared killed in a Mi-8 helicopter crash in northern Krasnoyarsk region on Thursday. The West Siberian Transport Prosecutor’s Office said latest data showed that 10 people were killed in the crash, while 15 others had been shifted to hospital.

  • H L Dattu

    Pendency of cases biggest challenge to legal system: CJI Dattu

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India H.L.Dattu on Thursday said that the delay in disposal of cases and their pendency was the single most challenge that confronts country’s legal system and innovative ways have to be found out to address the situation.

  • 10-year-old girl forcefully married, raped in J&K, 5 held

    Jammu: A minor girl was forcefully married to a 40-year-old man and allegedly raped by him, following which the accused and his four accomplices were arrested in this connection here, police said today. We received information that a 10-year-old girl was forced to marry the man in the Chanderkote area of Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. All the five accused were arrested yesterday and booked under various sections of Prevention of Child

  • Historic day-night match will promote Test cricket: ICC

    Dubai: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson on Thursday said the historic day-night Test between Australia and New Zealand is part of an overall package to invigorate Test cricket.

  • Indian spinners tighten grip on Proteas in Nagpur

    Nagpur: India maintained a complete stranglehold over South Africa as the tourists require a daunting 278 runs with eight wickets remaining in the third Test to level the four-match series in Nagpur.

  • PIL on political-corporate nexus: SC grants time to Centre,CBI

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today allowed a journalist to be made a party in a plea seeking court-monitored probe into the Essar email-leak case allegedly pointing to a “political-bureaucratic-corporate nexus”. The took this decision while giving six weeks time to the Centre and CBI to file their response to the PIL filed by NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL).

  • Vaiko

    Vaiko celebrates 61st birthday of Prabhakaran

    Chennai: The 61st birth anniversary of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was celebrated by MDMK chief Vaiko and pro-Tamil outfits in some parts of Tamil Nadu today. Pro-Tamil outfits like Periyar Dravida Iyakkam and ‘May 17 movement’ celebrated the birth anniversary in various parts of the city by cutting cakes and distributing sweets.

  • Amazon

    ‘Amazon most visited e-comm site in Oct with 20 cr visitors’

    Mumbai: As e-commerce players battled for consumer attention during the festive period, Amazon India saw maximum visitors on its web and mobile sites in October at over 20 crore visitors, as per the recent data from Internet analytics firm comScore. In comparison, rival Flipkart saw 16.4 crore visitors to its web and mobile sites combined, while Snapdeal saw 10.9 crore visitors in October.

  • Swati Maliwal

    DCW seeks details on reservation policy for differently-abled

    New Delhi: DCW chief Swati Maliwal has issued notice to the Principal Secretary (Services) in Delhi government over alleged non-implementation of three per cent reservation policy for differently-abled in government jobs. The move comes in the wake of Delhi Commission for Women receiving complaints from differently-abled women of the national capital regarding insufficient employment opportunities for them.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi refuses in SC to regret his statement on RSS

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today refused to accept Supreme Court’s suggestion to express regret over his statement allegedly blaming RSS for Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination to close a defamation case against him, saying he will contest it. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C Pant also decided to continue interim stay of criminal proceedings against Gandhi in the case, pending before a magisterial court in Bhiwandi in Thane district

  • Heart patient? Cut down on sitting time

    Toronto: If you are suffering from ailments related to the heart, make it a point to get up and move every half an hour as researchers have found that patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise.

  • Jayalalithaa

    Arrest of TN fishermen created sense of fear and unrest: Jaya

    Chennai: With incidents of apprehension of fishermen from Tamil Nadu by Sri Lanka continuing ‘unabated’, the state government today said that it created a sense of fear and unrest among the community. “The attacks on and apprehension of our fishermen continue unabated, creating a sense of fear and unrest among the fisherfolk in Tamil Nadu,” Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said.

  • Bharti to roll out legal assistance initiative 

    New Delhi: Bharti Enterprises is all set to roll out an initiative to provide legal and financial assistance to underprivileged undertrials across the country.

  • Gold, Silver

    Gold imports may cross 1,000 tonnes this year

    New Delhi: India’s gold imports may hit an all time high of over 1,000 tonnes in 2015 buoyed by sharp fall in global prices, according to the All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation. The world’s second-biggest gold consumer had imported around 900 tonnes in 2014, it said.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee tumbles 25 paise to close at 66.57 against USD

    Mumbai: The rupee plunged by 25 paise to settle at over two month low of 66.57 against the US dollar today on month-end demand for the American currency from importers and banks on the back of higher greenback in overseas markets. Besides, foreign capital outflows affected the rupee sentiment, forex dealers said.

  • Navy gets 2nd indigenous anti-submarine warship

    Kolkata: The second Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette, ‘Kadmatt’, built indigenously by GRSE shipyard here, was today formally handed over to Indian Navy. The super-sophisticated frontline warship was handed over by Rear Admiral (Retd) AK Verma, Chairman and Managing Director of Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), to the Commanding Officer of the ship, Cdr Mahesh C Moudgil, at a ceremony here.

  • HC directs special drive against illegal hoardings in Maha

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed civic bodies across Maharashtra to take up from December 5 a special drive to remove illegal hoardings, posters and banners, which should be completed by the Republic Day. “Making the municipal areas hoarding-free should be the objective of every Corporation or Council and if this happens, it would be an ideal way to celebrate the Republic Day,” said a bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Gautam

  • Kashmir Security

    ISI brings LeT, Hizbul, Jaish together for attacks in J&K

    New Delhi: At least 30 terrorists have been brought into the PoK region by ISI to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir with the help of terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), intelligence inputs have suggested.