Free Press Journal
  • 40 principals left waiting for hours in DTE

    The teachers have an issue with the current payment system which was launched in April 2015, since the Directorate of Technical Education would pay them only 90% of their salary. (more…)

  • Modi pitches for pact with Belgium to fight terrorism

    Brussels : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday strongly pitched for resumption of talks on a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty and other instruments to combat the common challenge of terrorism during his talks with Belgian premier Charles Michel, days after a series of terror attacks in the Belgian capital that left over 30 people dead. During the talks, the two leaders covered whole spectrum of bilateral ties.

  • Launches Asia’s biggest telescope

    Brussels: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel on Wednesday remotely launched Asia’s biggest telescope, the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), built with Belgian assistance.  “Prime Minister Michel and I have just activated, remotely, India’s largest optical telescope,” Modi said after launching the telescope with a 3.6-metre-wide primary mirror located at Devasthal near Nainital in Uttarakhand.  “Even sky is not the limit,” he said, referring to the

  • Italy’s marine risks four more years in India, tribunal told

    The Hague : Italy on Wednesday asked the judges at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) here to order India to release its detained marine Salvatore Girone otherwise he risks four more years in India without any charges being made which would amount to “grave violation of his human rights”.

  • NDA govt will completely seal Indo-Bangla border: Rajnath

    Duliajan (Assam) : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the NDA government will ‘completely seal’ the Indo-Bangladesh border within a reasonable time frame to stop illegal immigration from Bangladesh even as he accused Congress of having failed to check intrusion.

  • Jaya’s DA case: No leniency for pub servants, Swamy tells SC

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday questioned the verdict of Karnataka High Court acquitting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and others in a disproportionate assets case in Supreme Court, saying there can be no leniency in prosecuting public servants holding high positions.

  • Centre approves ordinance for Uttarakhand expenditure

    New Delhi : The government on Wednesday gave the nod for the issuance of an ordinance that seeks to authorise government expenditure in Uttarakhand from April 1 in view of President’s Rule in the hill state.

  • SC approves Centre’s guidelines to protect Good Samaritans

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday approved the Centre’s guidelines to protect Good Samaritans, who help road accident victims, from being unnecessarily harassed by police or any other authority.

  • Why floor test in first place?

    Justice Dhyani was widely criticised for the strange floor test order without revoking President’s rule in Uttarakhand (more…)

  • Naidu asks Cong to mull why MLAs are deserting party

    New Delhi : Justifying the imposition of President’s rule in Uttarakhand, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday slammed the Congress leadership, asking it to “introspect” why its legislators are leaving the party instead of blaming the central government.

  • Sonia targeting PM to shift focus from Assam woes: BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday accused Congress chief Sonia Gandhi of trying to divert attention from “failures” of her party’s government in Assam by attacking the Narendra Modi dispensation and said that she had nothing to say about the 15-year-rule of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

  • AP House passes Bill giving MLAs a salary jump

    Hyderabad : The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday passed a Bill effecting a substantial hike in salaries and other emoluments of legislators, a day after Telangana raised the allowances of its lawmakers.

  • Haryana quota move challenged

    Chandigarh : The reservation to Jats and five other communities in government jobs and education was challenged on Wednesday in the Punjab and Haryana High court here, a day after Haryana Assembly cleared the quota Bill.

  • Clear your dues before contesting polls: EC

    New Delhi : Candidates contesting polls will now have to file an affidavit declaring that they do not owe any dues to utility agencies in case they have occupied government accommodation in the last 10 years.

  • Irom Sharmila acquitted in 2006 case of attempt to suicide

    New Delhi :  Manipuri rights activist Irom Sharmila was on Wednesday acquitted by a Delhi court in a case of allegedly trying to commit suicide while undertaking fast- unto-death at Jantar Mantar here in 2006 demanding scrapping of AFSPA.

  • Docs to undergo internship in emergency situations

    NEW DELHI : Doctors vie for acquiring specialty and super specialty but they never learn the basic norms to be followed in the emergency situations as to care to be taken while transferring patients to hospital.