Free Press Journal
  • Twin explosions near Agra station

    Agra : Two low-intensity explosions occurred in Agra Cantt railway station’s vicinity this morning, just hours after Andaman Express crashed into a huge boulder on the tracks near another station 20 kms away and police recovered a note at the site threatening of terror attacks.

  • CJI wants legal outreach to reach victims of crime      

    New Delhi : Chief Justice of India J S Khehar on Saturday asked legal volunteers to work for the victims of crime this year, saying he wondered what happens to the victims of rape or acid attacks or those who lose their bread earners, while the criminals got access to justice till the very end.

  • Maruti Suzuki case: 13 given life imprisonment for violence

    Awanish Kumar Dev, general manager (human  resources) of Maruti Suzuki, was burned to death and several executives injured in the violence in the car plant, 20 km from Gurgaon city, allegedly triggered by workers on July 18, 2012. (more…)

  • Adityanath as UP CM part of Modi’s ‘New India’ vision: Owaisi

    Yogi Adityanath’s elevation as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh is part of Narendra Modi’s vision of a “new India”, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said on Saturday, taking a jibe at the decision. Owasi, a firebrand Muslim leader, said he was the least surprised by the decision. This is an assault on India’s age-old “ganga jamuni tehzeeb” – a fusion of Hindu and Muslim cultures, he said.–PTI

  • Crackdown on booze

    Chandigarh: In-line with its poll promise to discourage alcohol consumption in Punjab, the Amarinder Singh government on Saturday decided to close over 450 liquor shops in the state. The government under its new excise policy for 2017-18 also announced to slash the liquor quota and ban sale of alcohol within 500 meters of national and state highways. There are 6,384 liquor vends in the state, it will be reduced to 5,900, a

  • Amarinder unveils quota for women, dumps VIP culture

    Chandigarh : The new Punjab Cabinet in its maiden meeting here on Saturday announced reservation for women in jobs and urban and rural local bodies and an end to use of red beacons on official vehicles by the Chief Minister, ministers, legislators and officers.

  • Race for CM candidate hots up in Gujarat Cong

    Ahmedabad : Intense lobbying has started for nomination as Congress’ chief ministerial candidate in Gujarat assembly polls to be held later this year.

  • 2 missing Indian clerics in custody of Pak intel agency

    Lahore : The two missing Indian clerics of Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah are in custody of Pakistan’s intelligence agency over their alleged links with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), official sources said on Saturday.

  • RSS man Rawat in saddle as Uttarakhand’s 9th CM

    Dehradun : Trivendra Singh Rawat, the man with deep RSS roots who also enjoys the trust of the BJP brass, was on Saturday sworn in as the 9th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.  Nine other MLAs also took oath of office and secrecy along with Rawat as part of the two-tier ministry, which is a mix of old and new faces.

  • Paper leak case: NDA wants tainted Bihar ministers to go

    Patna : Opposition NDA in both Houses of Bihar Legislature on Saturday demanded resignation of two state ministers in the wake of their names appearing in the police probe into the Bihar State Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) paper leak incident.

  • Stop Jats from reaching Delhi, Cente tells states

    New Delhi : Ahead of the Jat protests, the Centre has asked police forces of Delhi and its neighbouring states to stop the agitators before they reach the borders of the capital.

  • PMO red flags foreign trips in name of high speed trains

    New Delhi : The high speed trains, including the bullet train, remain a pipe-dream since first proposed a decade ago by Lalu Prasad during his tenure as the railway minister, though nearly 250 railway officials have gone on tour to more than 30 countries all these years to make the project a reality.

  • Trump and Merkel show little rapport

    Washington : President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to sidestep their differences, but some awkward moments punctuated their first public appearance.