Free Press Journal
  • Help for man who walked 10 km with wife’s body

    Bhubaneswar : Dana Majhi, who walked 10-km carrying his wife’s body on his shoulder in Odisha’s Kalahandi district triggering a national uproar, on Saturday, received a onetime assistance of Rs 5 lakh from Sulabh International.

  • Funds delay hits new warships

    New Delhi : Delay in allocation of budget by the Centre for modernisation of four public sector shipyards has hit around four dozen naval warships under construction and these includes six Scorpene submarines being built at the Mazgaon Dockyard in Mumbai. Sources said these public sector shipyard companies have not been sanctioned even one-tenth of the funds promised for modernisation and this is bound to affect the Indian Navy’s plan to increase its

  • Plea in SC for a ‘public body’ to appoint judges

    New Delhi: A plea seeking setting up of a “public body”, independent of the executive and judiciary, to ensure fair appointment of judges in High Courts and the Supreme Court and check nepotism, has been filed in the apex court. The PIL, filed by National Lawyers’ Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms and its office bearers, is likely to come up for hearing next week. Claiming that the “common deserving lawyers” are

  • PM’s photograph in ‘Jio’ ad attracts jeers

    New Delhi : Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took jibes at Prime Minister Modi for figuring in the full-page Reliance advertisements in newspapers on the launch of its Jio mobile service. Maken told reporters that nobody can use photo of the PM without permission and so if Reliance got the permission, then tomorrow it can’t be refused to Cadbury chocolate or any other product. He said the

  • Govt nurses call off strike

    New Delhi: Nurses in government hospitals across the country on Saturday called off their indefinite strike after reaching a compromise with the Centre, in a major relief for Delhi and some other cities battling rising cases of dengue and chikungunya. The strike called by the All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF) on Friday had severely crippled health services at hospitals in the national capital and some other cities in the last two

  • Sacked AAP minister arrested for rape

    New Delhi : On a day of dramatic developments, sacked Delhi Minister Sandeep Kumar on Saturday surrendered before police hours after a woman, who purportedly figured in an ‘objectionable’ CD, filed a rape complaint against him, even as he was suspended from AAP.

  • CBI searches residence of Hooda, senior babus

    New Delhi : The CBI on Saturday carried out searches at 20 locations including the residences of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in a case of alleged irregularities in acquisition of land in Gurgaon in which farmers were cheated to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore.

  • Cong leader axed for speaking to an anti-party channel

    New Delhi : Haryana Congress president Ashok Tanwar (40) has suspended for six years a leader having a standing in the party for more years than his age for speaking to an unfriendly television channel boycotted by the party, as a principle, for the last six months. The suspended Khazan Singh was a spokesman of the Haryana Congress and hence he expressed shock at the suspension order served on him citing his engagement

  • It’s ‘political vendetta’ : Hooda

    Chandigarh: Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has termed the CBI searches at his residences and other places as “political vendetta” unleashed by the BJP government against its opponents. The senior Congress leader said the CBI searches “were not a court verdict against him” and that he will keep his side of the story at an appropriate platform. “Let the government conduct investigations to its full satisfaction. I will fully cooperate

  • 10 iconic places to get world class cleanliness

    New Delhi : The Centre has identified 10 iconic places in the country for making their surroundings spic and span to meet the international standards of cleanliness within a year under the Swachchh Bharat Mission.

  • Constable injured as petrol tanker hits police van

    Mumbai: A head constable was injured in an accident that took place at Panjarpol in Chembur at 6:10 pm on Saturday.  The victim has been identified as Sadashiv Kolekar, head constable attached to Gowandi police station. Kolekar was on nakabandi duty inside a patrolling van along with four other constables when a petrol tanker (MH-20CT8000) hit the van from behind.  According to the police, “Only Kolhekar has been injured” He was taken