Free Press Journal
  • SC junks PIL on govt funding to separatists

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a PIL seeking directions to stop alleged funding of the separatist organisations in Jammu and Kashmir by the Centre and the state government, stating that the matter does not fall under the judiciary’s jurisdiction.

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  • No logjam on judges’ appointments, SC told

    New Delhi : The Central government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that there was no “logjam” or “blame game” in the transfer and appointment of judges to the high courts and it was on the job.

  • Rafale deal likely to go to Cabinet panel soon

    New Delhi: The much-awaited deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets is in the final stage, and will go to the Cabinet Committee on Security soon, said informed sources. According to sources, the deal is likely to cost 7.87 billion euros, after a tough negotiation from the Indian side which also caused delay in finalisation of the deal.

  • Trafficking racket kingpin arrested by Jodhpur Police

    Jodhpur : An alleged kingpin of a human trafficking racket, which sold Bangladeshi girls for prostitution in India, has been arrested from his village in West Bengal, police said on Wednesday.  Sujoy Biswas (33), resident of Laxmipur, was arrested for trafficking girls, mostly minors, for prostitution. He used to bring them from Bangladesh and sell them in different towns and cities of India through his network, said SHO (Udaimandir) Madan Beniwal.

  • Victims’ family to challenge S’buddin’s bail in SC

    New Delhi: Chandrakeshwar Prasad of Siwan, whose three of four sons were murdered allegedly by gangster-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin, would file an appeal in the Supreme Court today challenging Patna High Court’s order granting bail to the former RJD MP.

  • Scribe murder case CBI glare on RJD strongman

    New Delhi: Four months after the murder of bureau chief of a Hindi daily Rajdev Ranjan in Siwan, CBI will be taking over the investigation in the case. CBI sources said a team will soon leave for Siwan after a case is registered by it in the murder of Ranjan, the Siwan bureau chief of ‘Hindustan’. Alleged gangster and RJD leader Shahbuddin, who was recently released on bail, was under the scanner

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    Mamata hands over farmers’ land deeds

    Kolkata : To honour her promise to return land to the farmers of Singur, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday handed over cheques as compensation to 806 farmers and distributed land deeds to 9,117 farmers following directives of the Supreme Court.

  • Key changes in pipeline in foreign ministry

    New Delhi : Some key changes are in the offing in the External Affairs Ministry including appointment of author and 1980 batch IFS officer Navtej Sarna as India’s ambassador to the United States and a 2-year extension to foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (62) completing his 2-year tenure on January 28.

  • SC seeks Centre’s reply on PIL to bar convicts from polls

    New Delhi: A plea seeking directions to the Centre and the Election Commission to debar convicts from contesting polls for life like they are prevented from entering the judiciary and the executive, on Wednesday led the Supreme Court to seek their responses.

  • CBSE takes baby steps to reduce schoolbag load

    New Delhi : The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has suggested lightening of schoolbags across classes in a circular issued last week, waiving completely homework for class I and II students, completing assignments during the school hours in case of children in higher classes and redesigning the weekly timetable to ensure the fewest books needed on any particular day. The new rules also require the teachers to use computers as much as

  • Modi govt murdering 244 villages: Medha

    Singur (West Bengal): Activist Medha Patkar on Wednesday described the return of land to Singur farmers in West Bengal as a “new lease of life” while slamming the Narendra Modi-led central government on the Sardar Sarovar Dam issue.

  • SC junks military discharge after 4 ‘red entries’

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has rejected a rule in the Indian Army for direct discharge of a soldier after four “red entries” in his service record, holding that it cannot be the “laxman-rekha” rendering one unwanted and ineligible to continue in service. It held that nobody can be discharged without a proper and independent inquiry.

  • Baloch activists protest against Pak outside UN

    New York : A group of Baloch activists has held protests against Pakistan outside the UN headquarters here, demanding freedom and highlighting Pakistan’s crimes against humanity in Balochistan. The protest was organised by the Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) yesterday across the street from the world body’s headquarters, around the time the 71st session of the General Assembly opened in the UN.

  • Juncker vows Brexit won’t kill off EU

    Strasbourg : European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker issued a rallying cry for unity after Brexit, saying the EU is not in danger of splitting up but must fight back against “galloping populism”.

  • China warns Taiwan against Dalai Lama’s visit

    Beijing : China warned Taiwan against allowing the Dalai Lama to visit, saying it will “severely impact” ties, after a high-profile Taiwanese legislator invited the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader to the self-ruled island. China, which considers Taiwan as its own, said it is firmly opposed to such a visit amid apprehensions that that new government in Taipei headed by President Tsai Ing-wen may permit it.

  • ‘Dad, I topped, now it’s your turn’

    Kolkata : Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia has revealed that a “deal” with his six-year-old daughter propelled him to win a record second gold medal in the Paralympics.

  • Seven star win : Barcelona’s MSN sinks Celtic 7-0 in opener

    Paris : Barcelona’s lethal MSN — Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar — dissected Celtic 7-0 while a deluge washed out Pep Guardiola’s eagerly awaited first Champions League game in charge of Manchester City.