Free Press Journal
  • Govt allows Iran oil firm to buy office in Mumbai

    New Delhi : Keen on strengthening ties with Iran, the government has allowed National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to buy office in Mumbai and is processing requests to allow three of its banks to open branches in the country.

  • CJI laments huge backlog of pending judges posts

    Cuttack :  The country requires more than 70,000 judges to clear the mounting backlog of cases, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur said on Sunday, making a fresh case for speedy appointments to the judiciary.

  • Gandhi family knows Modi’s secrets: Kejriwal

    New Delhi : “Gandhi family” knows Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “secrets”, which will always prevent him from taking action against its members, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.

  • Guj Cong leader’s son held for drinking liquor

    Ahmedabad: Police on Sunday arrested former Gujarat Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia’s son, Parth and 24 others for allegedly consuming liquor at a party in Satellite area of the city.

  • Iraqi forces shut down Baghdad amid political crisis

    Baghdad : Apprehending possible clashes during fresh protests, Iraqi security forces on Sunday blocked major roads and bridges across Baghdad to prevent followers of prominent Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr from reaching the Green Zone they stormed a week earlier.

  • Delhi has become ‘molestation capital’: Activist

    New Delhi/ Mumbai : Condemning the incident of a Belgian woman allegedly being molested by an Ola cab driver, women rights activist Abha Singh on Sunday said Delhi has become the molestation capital and demanded that a criminal breach of trust should also be slapped on the company.

  • QNet case: HC denies bail to Michael Ferreira, others

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of World Billiards champion Michael Ferreira and four others who are facing charges of money laundering in the multi-crore QNet case.

  • Somaiya targets Vadra

    Mumbai : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirit Somaiya on Sunday said that he would be raising the Bikaner land grab issue allegedly involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra in Parliament tomorrow.

  • medical-health

    Medical education plagued by corruption and profiteering

    The Supreme Court’s recent observation that the state of medical education in the country is “rotten,” and its direction to the Centre and the Medical Council of India to take remedial measures to curb growing commercialization in the sector, is well thought out and appropriate.

  • Need another autopsy centre in Central suburbs

    Mumbai : With more than 26 police stations in the jurisdiction of Rajawadi post-mortem centre, there is a demand to have another such unit in the eastern suburbs that will take away part of the load and give the bodies to the relatives in a shorter period of time.

  • Beware of heat stroke, it could be fatal!

    Mumbai : The heat wave is taking a toll on the city’s health, with doctors reporting a rise in several ailments including viral infections such as respiratory tract infections, breathlessness and viral fever. In wake of this, doctors have warned people to safeguard themselves from the life-threatening effects of the heat wave.

  • Rape accused Goa MLA takes psychiatric test

    Panaji : Expelled Congress legislator Atanasio Monserratte, arrested for allegedly “buying” and raping a 16-year-old girl, underwent psychiatric tests on Sunday, police said. “The accused was taken for psychiatric examination at Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour near here on Saturday evening and again on Sunday, where various tests were conducted,” a senior police official said on Sunday. The  legislator had undergone medical examination soon after his arrest three days ago. The MLA

  • Modi Years: Arun Shourie’s self-defeating critique

    It is quite an experience to hear the right wing scholar Arun Shourie critique the Modi years. Mind you, it has been just two years that Narendra Modi has been in office as prime minister, and Shourie’s judgement is simply lethal. When you look back at all the negative descriptions, it strikes you that from ‘lunatic to narcissist’ there is nothing that has been left unsaid. Indeed, more alarming than Shourie’s criticism

  • Role reversal: Criminals use CCTVs to spy on cops

    New Delhi :  The Delhi Police, which has its own dedicated CCTV network to monitor law and order across the national capital, is baffled by what can be called a role reversal — criminals using such cameras to track movement of local police around their hideouts.