Free Press Journal
  • J Dey case: Charges framed against gangster Chhota Rajan

    Mumbai: Clearing the decks for commencement of trial in the J Dey murder case, a special MCOCA court on Wednesday framed charges against underworld gangster Chhota Rajan, who was arrested in October last year.

  • HC seeks info on action taken against illegal bldgs around airports

    Mumbai: On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court sought information from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) about the action they have taken against the alleged ‘illegal’ construction of skyscrapers around the city’s airports.

  • MCGM okays Rs 2 cr for shed construction at Deonar abattoir

    Mumbai: Days after the meat ban imposed for Paryushan, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai will now construct temporary sheds worth Rs 2 crore for the upcoming Bakri Eid at the civic body’s Deonar abattoir. The proposal of Rs 2 crore was passed by the civic body’s 26-member standing committee on Wednesday.

  • MNS walks out of standing panel meet of MCGM

    Mumbai: The MNS corporators walked out from the meeting of MCGM standing committee on Wednesday after the civic body earlier this week has passed a proposal giving permission to builders who refused to sell apartments to non-vegetarian households.

  • LEMOA: A foundational agreement

    The US-India ties are bound to be strengthened further following the signing of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) in Washington on Monday.

  • India under Narendra Modi means business

    There is no mistaking the steady worsening of relations between India and Pakistan in recent months with both sides taking strong positions on various issues, especially Kashmir. Riled by Pakistan’s global outreach on Kashmir with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announcing plans to dispatch special envoys to 32 countries to proactively put forth their standpoint on Jammu and Kashmir, India has decided to keep Islamabad out of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China

  • R N Bhaskar

    Coins: Judicial overreach or administrative underreach?

    Once again, the courts have to take charge of simple administrative decisions. This is primarily on account of the ineptness on the part of the executive. Contributing to this flaw is the lack of foresight and sagacity on the part of India’s legislators as well.

  • Teenager killed as fresh protests erupt in Valley

    Srinagar : A teenager was killed in army firing on Wednesday as protests erupted in various parts of Kashmir where authorities claimed curfew was lifted from all the areas of the Valley after an overall ‘improvement in situation’. As the state government was gearing up to receive an all- party delegation on Sunday, separatists on Wednesday extended their strike call till September 8 and directed the people to occupy roads connecting the Srinagar

  • A Muslim delegation to visit Kashmir soon

    New Delhi : A delegation of prominent Muslim leaders will visit Jammu and Kashmir soon as part of an unofficial initiative to help bring peace in Kashmir Valley, which has been witnessing unrest for more than 50 days. The Muslim leaders of various parts of the country had met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on two occasions recently and expressed their willingness to visit Jammu and Kashmir to help bring peace.

  • Forced to file ‘fabricated’ reports, Kashmir journalist quits

    NEW DELHI : Taking moral high ground, a Kashmiri journalist has resigned as the Srinagar correspondent of Hindi news channel IBN7, accusing it of forcing him to file “fabricated anti-Kashmir” reports. Naseer Ahmed, who had joined IBN7 in November 2014 after working with Zee News Network for 16 years, said he did not want to be a part of an agenda pursued by the news channel to twist facts on Kashmir to malign

  • Shah asks BJP’s RS MPs to adopt ‘lost’ LS seats

    NEW DELHI : As part of advance preparations for the 2019 general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked the Rajya Sabha MPs to adopt one Lok Sabha constituency each that the party had lost in 2014 and nurse it as if it is their own constituency.

  • Vadra innocent, natural justice violated: lawyer

    New Delhi : As the Dhingra Commission on Wednesday submitted its report on alleged irregularities in land deals in Haryana involving Robert Vadra, his lawyer claimed the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi had done no wrong and that neither he nor his representatives were ever summoned by the panel.

  • Singur farmers celebrate after stunning SC verdict

    Singur (West Bengal) : People smeared green gulal on each other, raised deafening slogans eulogising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and took out victory rallies as euphoria swept this rural hamlet of Hooghly district on Wednesday after the Supreme Court verdict quashing the land acquisition for the Tata Motors’ Nano project.