Free Press Journal
  • DDCA case: Kejriwal appears after court insists, but gets bail

    New Delhi : Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was granted bail in a criminal defamation complaint filed by DDCA and cricketer-turned-politician Chetan Chauhan after he appeared before a court on Tuesday which insisted on his presence.

  • in the line of fire : Kamal Haasan in soup for insulting Mahabharata

    Chennai : Veteran Kollywood actor Kamal Haasan has courted trouble for his alleged remarks denigrating the Hindu epic Mahabharata. A court in southern Tamil Nadu on Tuesday directed the police to inquire into a complaint against the versatile film star and submit a report.

  • Mumbai: BMC turns a blind eye to 1,500 requests for water connections

    Mumbai: Over 1,500 households across the City are awaiting water connections from past the five months, but the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) refuses to take note of their water woes. With political parties making tall claims of providing free water supply to households prior to elections, Pani Haq Samiti, a Non-Governmental Organisation, claims that not a single political party has acted upon requests for water connections.

  • French construction giant Vinci won’t help build Trump’s wall

    Paris: The CEO of the French construction group Vinci said on Tuesday that he would not participate in the building of any wall on the US border with Mexico, called for by President Donald Trump. “I have to take into account the reality of my company, our culture, our way of doing things and our sensitivities, not only those of my American colleagues, but around the world,” Xavier Huillard told BFM Business

  • Don nominates Indian-American to judicial post

    Washington : Amul Thapar, an Indian-American legal luminary, has been nominated by Donald Trump to a key judicial position on the powerful US court of appeals.

  • ‘We should not have withdrawn from Iraq’

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has questioned the decision of his predecessors to first send the American troops to Iraq and then withdraw them, while assuring support to the war-torn country to maintain stability.

  • Ivanka Trump gets White House office

    Washington : President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka now has an office at the White House, although she will not be a government employee, an administration official has said.

  • Record-breaking heat to continue in 2017

    London : The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year recorded so far has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

  • Bangla to put ex-Pak army officer on trial for ’71 crimes

    Dhaka : A Bengali army officer, who sided with the Pakistani forces during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, will be put on trial for committing crimes against humanity, becoming the first Pakistani army officer to face the charges.

  • London cheaper after £’s Brexit plunge

    London : London has become the cheapest of the world’s major global centres, with the cost of living falling behind that of New York, Paris and Tokyo to its lowest level for two decades, figures revealed on Tuesday.

  • Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, Sainiks, soldiers killed in ahmednagar shooting, ahmednagar shooting, shiv sena chief, sanjay kotkar, vasant thube

    Shiv Sena takes a dig at BJP and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

    Mumbai: Firing yet another salvo at the BJP, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath should concentrate more on delivering good governance rather than performing his “religious duties”. “Governing a state as large as Uttar Pradesh will not be as easy as governing a mutt,” said the Sena which has been at loggerheads with the BJP despite being the junior partner at the centre and in the Maharashtra government.

  • SBI to shut down 47% of associate banks’ offices post-merger

    New Delhi : State Bank of India (SBI), which will see five associate banks merge into it on April 1, has decided to shut down almost half the offices of these banks, including the head offices of three of them. This process will start from April 24.

  • Government to sign oil and gas field contracts soon

    New Delhi : The government will on Tuesday said that it will sign contracts for the 31 small discovered oil and gas fields it had auctioned in the first bid round in more than six years.

  • Govt to consider 100% FDI in insurance broking

    New Delhi : The government is considering allowing 100 per cent foreign direct investment in insurance broking with a view to giving a boost to the sector and attracting more funds.