Free Press Journal
  • Council of Islamic Ideology: A tipping point in Pakistan

    Given the track record, and growing influence of regressive conservatives in Pakistan, this news item was unusual. The Pakistan Senate’s Functional Committee on Human Rights has recommended that the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), be dissolved. The CII was established in 1962 by the semi-benevolent dictator Field Marshal Ayub Khan, when he forced through his new Constitution, to recommend ways by which all laws could be in conformity with religious doctrine.

  • PM targeting AAP due to its surge in Goa, Punjab, Guj, says Manish Sisodia

    New Delhi: The arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar by CBI on Tuesday is “unprecedented” and it is the lowest level to which the Centre has stooped since 1991 when an elected government first came to power in Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday.

  • Telcos to shell out Rs 1L cr for spectrum over next 2 yrs

    Mumbai:  Telecom companies are expected to shell out Rs 1 lakh crore for snapping up spectrum during the forthcoming auctions and a little over one-third of this capex will be spent this fiscal year itself, said the report by rating agency Crisil. “In the current fiscal, the outgo towards spectrum acquisition will be Rs 37,000 crore of the Rs 1 trillion. Though this is lower than the budgetary estimates of around Rs

  • Karunanidhi opposes bid for Uniform Civil Code

    Chennai : DMK president M Karunanidhi on Monday opposed the BJP Government’s attempt to introduce a Uniform Civil Code in the country.

  • PDP leader disallowed to take flight on security ground

    Bengaluru: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nasser Madani, an accused in Bengaluru serial blasts who was granted permission by a court here to visit his ailing mother in Kerala, was not allowed to board a flight at the airport here on security grounds.

  • The Short Cut

    Acommittee has been appointed under the chairmanship of Dr. Sampurnanand to devise ways and means of achieving emotional integration and national consciousness among the students of the country. It is quite some time since we converted things like national consciousness into commodities that can almost be bought in the market place in kilos. As a displaced person for the time being, Dr. Sampurnanand may welcome the idea, but our hearts go out

  • L&T Infotech IPO price band fixed at Rs 705-710 per share

    Mumbai : Larsen & Toubro Ltd’s subsidiary Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd has set the price band for its initial public offering at 705-710 rupees per share, the parent company said in an exchange filing.

  • Why not tasty midday meal?

    New Delhi : While recommending an improved quality of midday meals served to school children across the country, an expert panel has stressed that good taste is as important as the nutritional content.

  • Housing sales up 7% in Jan-June in 8 cities; unsold stock down

    New Delhi : Showing signs of revival, housing sales rose by 7 % in the country’s eight major cities at 1.35 lakh units during January-June period of this year leading to a decline in unsold inventories, according to real estate consultant Knight Frank India.