Free Press Journal
  • No need for separate disclosure on setting up ICC: MCA

    New Delhi: With Women and Child Development Ministry seeking mandatory disclosure on Internal Complaint Committee by companies to address sexual harassment cases, the Corporate Affairs Ministry has said a separate requirement is not required in this regard under the Companies Act. The WCD Ministry had requested the Corporate Affairs Ministry to consider a mandatory disclosure in the directors’ report of a company about constituting the ICC.

  • Arun Jaitley

    LS has significance over RS as it is elected on manifesto: FM

    New Delhi: Reigniting the debate on supremacy of Lok Sabha over Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the directly elected House has a significant role in decision making in a democracy as it is elected on a manifesto unlike the Upper House. Jaitley, who had first raised the debate few months ago when Opposition parties using their majority had stalled the GST Bill in Rajya Sabha, said the mandate of people

  • Greenpeace India

    India could play heroic role at Paris talks: Greenpeace

    New Delhi: India could play a ‘heroic role’ at the 21st Conference of the Parties (CoP21), Greenpeace chief Kumi Naidoo has said in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also urged the prime minister to embrace 100 percent renewable energy access goal by 2050.

  • FICCI to hold connectivity summit in northeast India

    Agartala: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) will hold regional connectivity summit in all the northeastern states to boost trade and economy of the region, a top official of the federation said here on Friday.

  • Shashi Tharoor

    Modi’s silence is deliberate: Shashi Tharoor

    New Delhi: Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on controversial statements by his ministers, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said Modi could have sought the resignation of those making irresponsible remarks.

  • Kashmir Security

    Soldier, two guerrillas killed in Kashmir gunfight

    Srinagar: Two separatist guerrillas and a soldier were killed on Friday in a gunfight in Kupwara district of the Kashmir Valley, police said. “A soldier and two militants were killed on Friday in a fierce encounter between the security forces and the militants in Rajwar forest area in Kupwara district,” a senior police officer told IANS in Srinagar.

  • Further probe 1984 riots case against Tytler, court to CBI 

    New Delhi: A court here on Friday refused to accept the closure report and directed the CBI to conduct further investigation into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct further investigations and refused to accept the closure report that gives Tytler a clean chit.

  • Delhi to restrict vehicles on roads to beat pollution

    New Delhi: In a bid to combat rising pollution, the Delhi government on Friday decided that odd and even number vehicles will ply on alternate days in the city from January 1, official sources said. The decision, taken at a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, will not apply to CNG-driven buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws but will also cover vehicles entering Delhi from other states.

  • 14 patients die in Chennai hospital due to power failure

    Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) Fourteen patients admitted in an intensive care unit of a private hospital near here died due to power failure following floods, a top official said on Friday. Prithivi Mohandas, managing director, MIOT Hospital told reporters that lights and equipment did not work and everything has to be done manually.

  • For humane world, kids should access art early: Portuguese artiste

    Panaji: Governments should promote the arts and exhibitions and children should have access to art forms if we want a society which is evolved and sensitive in the future, says celebrated Portuguese visual artiste Vasco Araujo, who has staged a unique series of video performances in Goa.

  • Court extends judicial custody of Chhota Rajan till Dec 15

    New Delhi: The judicial custody of underworld don Chhota Rajan, who was arrested by CBI in an alleged fake passport case, was today extended till December 15 by a Delhi court. Rajan was produced before special CBI judge Vinod Kumar through video conferencing from Tihar jail during a closed door proceeding and according to court sources, the judge extended his judicial custody till December 15.

  • Handwara: Army jawan martyred, two militants killed

    Srinagar: An Army jawan has been martyred and two militants have been killed in a fierce gunbattle which is underway, as security forces are attempting to smoke out militants who are believed to be trapped in the Bawan forest area of Rajwar Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara District.

  • Night shelters: SC summons Urban Development Secretary

    New Delhi: Dissatisfied with the Centre’s affidavit on night shelters, the Supreme Court on Friday summoned Secretary of the Union Urban Development Ministry.

  • Pioneering Science Fest to unveil carbon-curbing models

    New Delhi: Amid a UN-initiated global summit in Paris on climate change, India is organising a five-day meet that will look into the recent pattern shift in seasons and suggest ways to cut generation of greenhouse cases and other toxic materials through new-age inventions.

  • Sanjay Raut

    Shiv Sena lauds Govt. package to TN, calls for similar aid to Maharashtra

    New Delhi: Praising the Centre for providing relief to flood-hit Tamil Nadu, the Shiv Sena on Friday said that the ruling dispensation should also provide relief to Maharashtra which is reeling under drought. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the Centre is the guardian of all states and urged it to be forthcoming in providing aid to any state hit by calamity.

  • Nitish’s ‘7 determinations’ adopted as state policy

    Patna: Fulfilling one of his electoral promises, the Bihar government today adopted Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s “seven determinations”, including free toilet and drinking water pipeline supply to every household, in a bid to achieve “sushasan” (good governance). The future roadmap of development was spelt out by Governor Ram Nath Kovind in his speech at the joint session of the two Houses of the Bihar Legislature at the start of the session.

  • Chennai rains: Maha govt to evacuate IIT-M students from state

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has arranged two buses to evacuate about 150 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) students hailing from the state whowere stranded in the Chennai deluge, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today. “Around 150 students from Maharashtra studying at @iitmadras were stranded in #ChennaiFloods and got in touch with Maharashtra govt,” the Chief Minister tweeted. “Maharashtra Govt immediately arranged for 2 buses from Bengaluru for the stranded students & will

  • Reforms are not necessarily investment and divestment: Modi

    New Delhi; Indicating that “reforms” do not necessarily mean big investment or divestment announcements, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said there are ways to achieve economic targets by efficiency, targeting subsidies and translating good intentions to action.