Free Press Journal
  • Drill with Pak: Russia allays Indian concerns

    Moscow/Islamabad : Even as Russian troops arrived in Pakistan for the first-ever joint military exercise by the Cold War rivals, Moscow has said it sees no reason for India to be concerned over the drill.

  • I am ‘shocked’ over verdict, says Scarlett’s mother Fiona

    Panaji: “I am shocked,” said a visibly distraught Fiona MacKeown, after a Goa court on Friday acquitted two local men accused of drugging and sexually abusing her teenage daughter Scarlett Eden Keeling, who was left to die on the Anjuna beach here eight years ago. “It was quick and I am shocked. I was not expecting acquittal. I was expecting conviction. I will challenge the order,” Fiona MacKeown told reporters outside the

  • SC agrees to hear plea on 2G court jurisdiction

    New Delhi : Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea of South Asia Entertainment Holding Limited, which has been summoned as accused along with ex-Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and six others in the Aircel-Maxis case, challenging special 2G court’s jurisdiction to try the matter. The company mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Justice J S Khehar, which after a brief hearing, said it would hear it on September 27.

  • Haryana ex-DGP let off lightly in molestation case

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction of former Haryana DGP S P S Rathore in the Ruchika molestation case but reduced the 18 month jail term awarded to him to around six months already undergone by him in custody, keeping in view his advanced age as a “special case”. 75-year-old Rathore, who was granted bail in 2010, escaped 12 months of incarceration, even as the apex court affirmed

  • Russia to supply components to TN nuke-plant

    Chennai: ZiO-Podolsk, the machine engineering arm of Russian nuclear group Rosatom has been qualified to supply equipments for the third and fourth nuclear power units to be set up in Tamil Nadu. In a statement issued late Thursday, Rosatom, Russia’s state atomic energy corporation said ZiO-Podolsk has passed an audit to become an equipment supplier for the second phase of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP). The audit was carried out by

  • Lalu’s son gets SC notice for sheltering criminal

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday served a notice on RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s son Tej Pratap Singh, the deputy chief minister of Bihar, and criminal-turned ex-RJD MP Mohd Shahabuddin as to why an FIR should not be registered against them for allegedly sheltering Mohd Kaif alias Bunty who is wanted in a murder case of Siwan journalist Rajdev Ranjan.

  • States’ deal with blacklisted Agusta for choppers in SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday sought assistance of the Centre while admitting for hearing two PILs (public interest litigation) on purchase of helicopters by Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand Government from the Italian Agusta Westland that was blacklisted by the government for alleged bribes paid in the VVIP chopper deal.

  • Sarpanch’s hubby, son booked for thrashing pregnant nurse in Moga

    Moga (Punjab): The husband and son of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal sarpanch or village chief have been booked for allegedly slapping and jostling a pregnant nurse at a private hospital in Moga district, an official said on Friday.

  • Rain kills 9 in Andhra; Hyderabad on edge

    New Delhi : After few days of relative lull, heavy rain lashed some parts of the country claiming nine lives in Andhra Pradesh, throwing life out of gear in some Telangana cities and also troubling Mumbaikars.

  • Scribe murder: SC gives Shahabuddin case to CBI

    New Delhi: CBI was on Friday directed to proceed with its probe into the murder of journalist Rajdev Ranjan by the Supreme Court which asked the Bihar police to provide protection to his family that has claimed threat to life from controversial RJD leader Shahabuddin.

  • Uran sightings put city on edge

    Mumbai : The ongoing high alert in the city following reports of some suspicious elements being sighted in Uran, has put Mumbaikars on an edge with psychiatrists attributing this to the earlier traumas that have hit the city.

  • Times Square at Kala Ghoda: Aditya meets Mehta

    Mumbai : The Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray has put forth a proposal to the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) Chief Ajoy Mehta to revive the idea of setting up a cultural hub at the Kala Ghoda like the Times Square in New York.  The idea is to allow art and entertainment shows on weekends and public holidays. The traffic in the area will be closed at the time of the shows.

  • Dance bars must comply with conditions: Police

    Mumbai : Even as the Supreme Court has ordered that three dance bars in Mumbai should start with `immediate effect’ the Mumbai Police has made it clear that these joints will only be allowed to function if they comply with the pre conditions.

  • Delayed for 14 years, Kurla Subway to be ready for use by December

    Mumbai : The construction of subway passing underneath Kurla station will begin soon, after a delay of nearly 14 years. Ongoing work on the subway is slated to be completed by December 2016, inquiries by RTI activist Anil Galgali revealed.

  • India targets selected, reply will be strong : Pakistan

    Islamabad : Pakistani defence forces have readied an “operational plan” to give a befitting response to any “misadventure from war-mongering India” and targets in India have also been selected for an immediate quid pro quo, a Pakistani daily said on Friday quoting defence sources.

  • Thane man accused of threatening wife

    Mumbai : A 26 year-old woman has alleged that she has been receiving threat calls from her husband that he will get her killed. Mayuri Siddhesh Valunj  has alleged that her husband Siddhesh Valunj (28) has been issuing threat calls to her ever since she has registered a case of cruelty against him in August this year.

  • Gujarat government suspends 10 pc EBC quota

    Gandhinagar : In a dramatic about turn, the Gujarat government has suspended the implementation of the 10 per cent reservation in educational institutions and government jobs for Economically Backward Classes (EBC) brought into effect by an Ordinance passed on May 1 this year.