Free Press Journal
  • 10 Amazing facts about Indian Railways

    When an organisation is as old as Indian Railways, it sure has a long and rich history to augment its 163 years of uninhibited legacy. Hailed as one of the world’s largest railway network and know to be leading employer of the country, the cumulative picture of authentic India that the railways continue to reel out is beyond awe-inspiring. Basking in all its glory and magnificence, following are certain amazing

  • Pathankot attack: India awaits details from Pak, SIT visit 

    New Delhi: India today said it was awaiting a visit by Pakistan’s Special Investigation Team and other details in connection with the Pathankot terror attack, days after Pakistani authorities registered an FIR in the case.

  • Jat stir: Rohtak bizmen peg loss at Rs 1K cr, want CBI probe

    Rohtak: The business community in Rohtak, which faced extensive property damage in arson and violence during the pro-quota Jat stir, today pegged their loss at Rs 1,000 cr in this district alone and sought a CBI probe into the incidents. Accusing the Haryana government of having “completely failed” in controlling the violent mob, the traders and shopkeepers compared the arson and violence with partition riots of 1947.

  • No permission to DDCA for corporate boxes: Urban Dev Ministry

    New Delhi: Urban Development Ministry has given no permission to city’s cricket body DDCA, which has been facing allegations of irregularities, to set up corporate boxes in Firozshah Kotla ground. “The Ministry has given no permission to DDCA to set up corporate boxes in Firozshah cricket ground,” Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo said in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

  • India gives new list of terrorists from Pak-based groups to UN

    New Delhi: India has submitted to the UN’s Sanction Committee a fresh list of 11 terrorists from Pakistan -based terror groups affiliated to Al-Qaeda, Taliban and other outfits responsible for terrorism in the country. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj while replying to a query in Lok Sabha said government was making continued efforts to have terror groups and individuals targeting India designated by United Nations Sanction Committees.

  • Adarsh

    No need for further orders in PIL on CM’s housing quota: HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said that there was no need to pass further orders on a peti ion alleging irregularities in the Chief Minister’s discretionary housing quota as Maharashtra government is already acting on a report submitted by a panel appointed to probe the matter.

  • Jolt to YSR Congress as another MLA joins TDP

    Vijayawada: In an another setback to the YSR Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh, one more legislator has switched loyalties to the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

  • Govt to take stand on Internet calls after Trai submission

    New Delhi: Government is awaiting telecom regulator Trai’s recommendations on voice-calling apps, called as Over-the-Top players, to take a stand on Internet-based calls, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

  • Gold revisits 29K-level

    Mumbai: Rising for the second straight day, gold reclaimed Rs 29,000 mark by rising Rs 365 to Rs 29,085 per 10 grams, nearly two-week high at the domestic market here today tracking a firming global trend amid higher offtake by investors and jewellers.

  • Global crude down 2/3rd since May ’14; petrol falls only 16%

    New Delhi: A litre of petrol cost Rs 71.41 in May 2014 when international oil was at USD 106.85 per barrel but even after over two-third fall in global rates, the price of petrol has witnessed only 16 per cent decline and remains at Rs 60 per litre. In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the basket of crude oil that India buys averaged

  • FIA criticises lobbying by Tata Sons invested airlines to scrap 5/20 norm

    New Delhi: Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), the grouping of four established domestic carriers today criticised the lobbying by two Tata Sons – invested airlines – Vistara an AirAsia India – for removal of 5/20 norm, saying it was in the “self-interest and not in “national interest” of the two carriers.

  • Sanjay Dutt to have ‘relaxed day’ with family after release

    Mumbai: Actor Sanjay Dutt will walk free from the Yerawada Central Jail in Pune on Thursday. He will reportedly have a relaxed day and spend time with his family rather than partying hard with fraternity members. The 56-year-old will be released after serving the remainder of his five-year sentence for possessing illegal arms in the March 12, 1993, Mumbai serial bomb blasts case.

  • Karnataka seeks funds for Bengaluru suburban rail service

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka government is hoping the railway budget for fiscal 2016-17 will allot funds to run a full-fledged suburban rail service linking Bengaluru with towns in the hinterland, a senior official said here on Wednesday.

  • Maharashtra Sadan case: ACB files chargesheet against Bhujbal

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau, probing the Maharashtra Sadan scam, today filed its charge sheet against senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal in a court here. Other than Bhujbal, who was Public Works Department minister in the previous Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra, his son Pankaj and nephew Sameer as well as 14 others have also been chargesheeted in the case.

  • Pakistan Army vows to eliminate terrorists from country

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over the gains and effects of the ongoing military Zarb-e-Azb operation, and acknowledged the army’s resolve to fully eliminate terrorists from their sanctuary. General Raheel Sharif visited the country’s mountainous northwest region to review progress of the ongoing military Zarb-e-Azb operation against terrorits.

  • Acid Attack

    Project to offer free surgeries for acid attack victims

    Mumbai: Several organisations have come together to carry out 100 free-of-cost plastic surgeries for the acid attack and burn victims. ‘Project Revive’ will be undertaken in Delhi-NCR from March 1 to March 12, wherein victims from remote and distant areas like Nagaland, Mizoram and Kashmir have reached out to avail the treatment, according to a statement issued by Acid Survivors Foundation India.

  • Suarez backs `best` Barcelona to defend Champions League crown

    London: Barcelona forward Luis Suarez believes that his side have the required quality to be crowned as the winners of the Champions League again following their comfortable 2-0 win against Arsenal in the first leg of the last-16 clash at Emirates Stadium. Describing Barcelona as the ‘best team in the world,’ Suarez said that the defending champions were extremely ambitious and that they want to carry on winning trophies for the Spanish giants.

  • 90 pc critically polluting units have 24X7 monitoring devices: Javadekar

    New Delhi: About 2,800 or nearly 90 per cent of critically polluting industrial units have installed 24X7 monitoring devices to check pollution after the government took a firm stand that factories can only function if they adhere to green norms, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said.

  • Ticket booking

    Validity for unreserved train ticket reduced from Mar 1

    New Dehi: An unreserved train ticket for travelling upto 199 km distance will no longer be valid after three hours of purchase of the ticket as railways has formulated a new rule to be effective from March 1, Lok Sabha was told today.