Free Press Journal
  • Just 1-month jail for acid attack ‘shocks’ SC

    NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Monday expressed “shock” over the sentence for throwing acid on a young girl at Vallampudi in Vizinagaram reduced to just one month by the Andhra and Telangana High Court.

  • DCW SEEKS SECURITY FOR DU STUDENT

    NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) wrote to the Police Commissioner demanding security for a Kargil martyr’s daughter who complained of receiving “rape threats” allegedly from ABVP members.

  • Mourinho demands United trophy charge

    London : Jose Mourinho has challenged his Manchester United stars to use their dramatic League Cup final win against Southampton as a springboard to bigger prizes.

  • Serena Williams leads WTA rankings

    Madrid:  American tennis player Serena Williams led the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) world rankings on Monday. German Angelique Kerber came second with 7405 points, followed by Czech Karolina Pliskova with 5640.

  • ONGC may acquire HPCL for Rs 44000 crore

    New Delhi : State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) may acquire India’s third-biggest fuel retailer HPCL in an about Rs 44,000 crore (USD 6.6 billion) deal as part of the government’s plan to create an integrated oil giant.

  • SP will be put on ventilator after UP polls: Mayawati

    Kushinagar (UP): BSP chief Mayawati on Monday took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav and asserted that the Samajwadi Party will have to be put on ventilator after polls.

  • One can contest polls from jail, but not campaign: Delhi High Court

    New Delhi : The right to contest an election from jail does not give anyone the right to be released for campaigning, the Delhi High Court on Monday said while rejecting custody parole to MLA Mukhtar Ansari to canvass for himself in the UP assembly polls.

  • Only stable BJP can save UP: PM Narendra Modi

    Mau (UP) : Emphasising that India under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rule is scaling newer heights, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that a languishing Uttar Pradesh can only develop if a stable BJP is elected to power.

  • Large turnout as fifth phase polling ends in UP

    Lucknow : Millions voted on Monday in the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls spread across 51 constituencies in 11 districts, officials said.

  • BJP moves Election Commission against Samajwadi Party advertisement

    LUCHNOW: The BJP on Monday moved the Election Commission against an advertisement of the Samajwadi Party, which depicts a running metro train, claiming that the Centre has given financial assistance for the metro rail project.

  • Nine bank unions to go on strike  today

    Chennai : An umbrella body of nine bank unions has called a day-long strike on Tuesday to protest the government’s “anti-people banking reforms” and to press for compensation to employees for extra work done on account of demonetisation and booking loan defaulters.

  • Bush criticises Trump’s media bashing

    Washington : Former Republican president George W Bush offered a tacit criticism of his successor Donald Trump on Monday, in rare public comments regarding politics and the media.

  • Erdogan ‘not welcome’ to campaign in Austria

    Vienna : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is “not welcome” to hold campaign events in Austria ahead of April’s referendum on strengthening his powers, the foreign minister in Vienna said on Monday.

  • LIC’s total premium income up 12% in nine months of FY17         

    Mumbai : Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) posted a robust growth of 12.43 per cent in the total premium income at Rs 1.45 trillion for the first nine months of the current fiscal ended December 31, 2016 from Rs 1.29 trillion in the corresponding period a year ago.

  • BSP should support BJP if it doesn’t get majority: RPI(A)

    Gorakhpur (UP) : In remarks that might not go down well with the BJP, its NDA partner RPI(A) on Monday said in case the saffron party does not win a majority on its own in Uttar Pradesh, the BSP should extend “unconditional support” to it.

  • Zoo in China shuts down over starving animals

    Chongqing (China) : A private zoo in Chongqing in China was ordered to suspend operations after the media reported about the poor living conditions of animals. The zoo, which housed over 20 animals including a lion, black bear and several monkeys, has attracted vitriol online after photos of malnourished animals cowering in small cages were posted online, People’s Daily said.