Free Press Journal
  • Sushma meets Nepal deputy prime minister

    New Delhi: Amid a dip in bilateral relations with Nepal, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met visiting Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa here.

  • Ex-Central Excise officer gets jail in graft case

    Thane: A local court today sentenced a retired Central Excise officer to one year rigorous imprisonment in a 2005 bribery case. District Judge M M Walimohammed found Ravindra Shete (60), then posted as sub-inspector, guilty of accepting bribe under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act and sentenced him to one year jail.

  • Case against Sonia Gandhi, KPCC leaders settled out of court

    Thiruvananthapuram: A civil case against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders over alleged non-payment of dues for constructing Rajiv Gandhi
    Institute of Development Studies has been settled out of court. “The civil case has been settled out of court and the settlement arrived by both the parties has been informed to the court,” RGIDS Director and former KPCC General Secretary Hidur Muhammed said in a statement here today.

  • Belgium arrests new Brussels attacks suspect: prosecutor

    Brussels: Belgian police investigating the Brussels airport and metro attacks have arrested a man in connection with “terrorist murders”, the federal prosecutor said today. The 31-year-old man, identified only as Ali E.H.A., was detained yesterday during a house search in the Schaerbeek area of the capital, the prosecutor’s office said.

  • Two youths feared drowned off Juhu beach; 3 saved

    Mumbai: Two youths were feared drowned into sea, while three others were saved, after a group of friends went for a swim off Juhu beach here, police and Fire Brigade officials said.

  • JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar detained in Delhi

    New Delhi: JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar, along with 42 others, were today detained by police at Bihar Bhawan in Chanakyapuri here for protesting against the alleged attack on students in hunger strike at the College of Arts and Crafts in Patna. The demonstration started around 3.30 PM, following which Kumar and 42 others were put inside a bus and detained at Parliament Street Police Station here. “The protesters were detained

  • Sena corporator attacked in her office, hubby held

    Thane: Estranged husband of a Shiv Sena corporator from here was arrested today, a day after she was allegedly attacked in her office by some persons, police said. The incident occurred when Sangita Patil, a corporator from Wagle Estate area, was allegedly assaulted by around ten masked persons with sticks and a sword, said sub-inspector SG Tungenwar of Srinagar police station.

  • Sensex logs first fall in three weeks on global cues

    Mumbai: Market registered its first weekly fall in three as the Sensex today ended 128 points lower and the Nifty below the 8,200-mark ahead of key global events, including the US Fed meet and Brexit outcome, and release of IIP data back home.

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra supports ‘Udta Punjab’

    Patna: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra on Friday supported Anurag Kashyap’s “Udta Punjab” and said creativity should not be curbed in democracy.

  • Goa cabinet minister chargesheeted in rioting case

    Panaji: The Goa Police on Friday chargesheeted Ramesh Tawadkar, sports minister in the BJP-led coalition government, and seven others in a 2009 rioting case at a wildlife sanctuary in South Goa.

  • Resident doctors in Raj govt medical colleges call off strike

    Jaipur: Medical services at government  college hospitals across the state resumed  as resident doctors called off their 10-day strike after an assurance from the government that it will to look into their demands. Over 4,000 agitating doctors at all seven government medical colleges returned to work last night after holding talks with state health minister Rajendra Rathore and BJP leader Digambar Singh.

  • Trai seeks stakeholders’ views on cloud service issues

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai has floated a consultation paper seeking stakeholders’ views on cloud computing-related issues such as data security, service quality and legal and regulatory frameworks.

  • Shubhangi wants to play Angoori bhabhi in her own way

    Indore: Actress Shubhangi Atre, who is essaying the role of Angoori bhabhi in the popular TV sitcom “Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain”, says she wants to do it in her own way instead of aping Shilpa Shinde, whom she had replaced in the lead role.

  • ‘Shorgul’ to release on June 17 with a few cuts

    Mumbai: Set against the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh, the release date of “Shorgul” has been preponed to June 17 with a few snips by the Central Board of Film Certification.

  • Sebi’s success rate at Tribunal hits new record of 94%

    New Delhi: Capital market regulator Sebi’s success rate on appeals filed against its orders before the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) has hit a new record high of 94 per cent. With stronger regulatory teeth, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has been stepping up measures to deal with violations and illicit money pooling activities. While its orders can be challenged before SAT by the affected parties, the latest data shows that

  • India obvious candidate to drive global growth: HSBC

    Mumbai: India is the “obvious candidate” to push global growth amid a lingering slowdown but it will need sustained GDP expansion to reach, by the middle of next decade, the share of world GDP that China had at the height of its boom in 2005, says an HSBC report. “If the West is not bouncing back to its former strength any time soon, where will growth come from? India is the obvious candidate,”