Free Press Journal
  • NGT seeks complete data on sewage discharged in Ganga

    New Delhi : The National Green Tribunal on Monday slammed Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) over the quantum of sewage discharged in Ganga from various towns of the state and directed it to submit complete data on domestic and industrial waste released in the river.

  • A deluge of supporters at Didi’s Kolkata walkathon

    Kolkata : Thousands thronged the streets of Kolkata to get a glimpse of their favourite leader, Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, as she undertook yet another walkathon, smiling, waving and interacting with people.

  • DAC clears new Defence Procurement Procedure

    New Delhi : After a delay of several months, the new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), focusing on India-made products and fast-tracked acquisition process, was today cleared by the top committee of the Defence Ministry.

  • 13 lakh veterans have got new pensions, rest by Holi: Parrikar

    New Delhi : Upbeat at over 13 lakh military veterans getting their new monetary entitlements under ‘One Rank-One Pension’ scheme, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said most of the rest will get their new pension by Holi.

  • Be ready for trendy khadi wear

    New Delhi : The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has engaged noted designer Ritu Beri to promote the fabric on the heels of it begging a bulk order from Air India, the national carrier, for supply of uniforms for staff on its VVIP flights that carry the Prime Minister on international tours. Beri, an ace fashion designer having a name across the world, has been appointed for one year initially to advise

  • Govt brings online facility for medical colleges application

    New Delhi : As an add-on facility, Union Health Ministry on Monday introduced an online procedure of receiving application from medical colleges seeking to start post- graduation courses or increase seats in existing ones.

  • Man sets himself on fire, enters Gujarat CJ’s court

    Ahmedabad : A man, dressed as an advocate, on Monday set himself on fire and entered the court of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy at the Gujarat High Court before the lawyers present there doused the flames.

  • Setback To Bjp In Assam

    New Delhi : In a setback to the BJP in the poll-bound Congress-ruled Assam, the Congress won both the Rajya Sabha seats in the state on Monday, defeating a businessman contesting as an independent.

  • Odd-even scheme to come back

    New Delhi: The Delhi Government has come up with the second phase of the odd-even scheme to be enforced from April 15-30 to check the pollution level in the city. Announcing his government’s decision at a press conference here on Monday, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said, “Earlier, people wanted the rule to be brought back from February 15, however, there was a question whether it should be implemented during the exam

  • Timing of son’s case smacks of political vendetta: Amarinder

    Chandigarh : Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Monday questioned the timing and motives of the Centre in pursuing the issue of purported foreign accounts of his wife Preneet Kaur and son Raninder Singh even after a Swiss bank authority “certified” that they did not hold such accounts.

  • Court seeks ATR on plea against Kanhaiya on burning ‘Manusmriti’

    New Delhi : A court here on Monday sought an action taken report from the police on a plea seeking an FIR against Kanhaiya Kumar and others for allegedly raising anti-Brahminism slogans and burning the Manusmriti, the ancient socio-religious text.

  • Probe into actor Mani’s death progressing well: CM Chandy

    Thiruvananthapuram : The police investigation into the death of actor Kalabhavan Mani was progressing well, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Monday. “So far, even Mani’s family has appreciated the way the police probe is going on and we are told that it’s progressing well,” said Chandy, responding to questions after a cabinet meeting in the state capital.

  • For political convenience, Badal changes track on SYL

    Chandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal may be trying to project himself as the saviour of Punjab on the row over water sharing with neighbouring Haryana and the construction of the SYL canal, but the latest move by his government is in stark contradiction to the stand taken nearly four decades ago.

  • Opinion polls all about ‘money power’: Azam

    Sambhal : Slamming a recent opinion poll that has predicted a poor showing by Samajwadi Party if Assembly elections were to be held now in Uttar Pradesh, senior party leader and minister Azam Khan claimed that such surveys were all about “money power”.

  • ‘Trump can’t be the Republican nominee without enough delegates’

    Washington :  In some disturbing news to Donald Trump, the Republican National Committee chairman has made it clear that he would not back the controversial front- runner’s argument that the candidates with the most delegates should automatically win the party’s presidential nomination. Reince Priebus said that if no candidate wins the 1,237 delegates necessary to clinch the party’s nomination before the convention in Cleveland in June, it was up to Republican delegates to