Free Press Journal
  • ‘Congress gifted prime land to Tatas at throwaway rates’

    Mumbai: An RTI query on Thursday revealed that a huge plot of acquired land here was allegedly ‘gifted’ to the Tata Group at throwaway rates by the previous Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) government in Maharashtra.

  • Probe going on in DCW recruitment case: ACB to court

    New Delhi: The Anti-Corruption Branch on Thursday told a special court that further probe in a case involving Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal for alleged irregularities in the recruitment process is going on. The investigating officer (IO) said further investigation, as directed by the court earlier, was underway and sought time to complete the probe.

  • Govt denies any lynching by cow vigilantes in Alwar

    New Delhi : The lynching of a Muslim man by cow vigilantes in Alwar in Rajasthan snowballed into a political row today with Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi saying no such incident, as was being presented, had happened and the Congress questioning his remark, reports PTI.

  • Three, including a minor, held for carrying beef in Assam

    Jorhat (Assam) : Two persons were arrested and a minor was apprehended and booked under the Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 1950 for possessing beef after locals lodged an FIR against them, the police said on Thursday, reports PTI. The labourers of Bangladeshi origin had on April 4 bought half kg beef from somewhere and showed it to a shopkeeper at Kenduguri area near Jorhat town, saying that they would cook it for dinner,

  • Flood-like situation in J&K, Jhelum above danger mark

    Srinagar : The water level in River Jhelum on Thursday crossed the ‘flood declaration’ mark at Ram Munshi Bagh in the city, prompting authorities to set up emergency control rooms and directed the staff marked for flood duty to report to their beats, reports PTI.

  • Problem of call drops is severe indoors: Govt

    New Delhi : Obtaining feedback through its Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS), the government on Thursday said the problem of call drops is more severe indoors.

  • Surcharge of 10% on stamp duty for cow protection in Raj

    Jaipur : Conservation of cows in Rajasthan will entail a cost for those making rent agreements, mortgage papers and lease agreement as they will now pay a surcharge of 10 per cent on stamp duty for cow protection, report PTI.

  • CBI registers case against Hooda

    New Delhi : The CBI has registered a case of criminal conspiracy and cheating against the then Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda and Associated Journals Ltd, which runs National Herald, for alleged irregularities in the land allotted to the newspaper.

  • Woman scribe attacked in Delhi

    New Delhi : A 45-year-old journalist sustained serious injuries in an attack by unidentified persons when she was out for a walk at a park in Bharat Nagar area of northwest Delhi, said police.

  • Cong demands Kejriwal resignation

    New Delhi : Latching onto findings of Shunglu committee, the Congress asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to step down from his post immediately and demanded the Centre initiate a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into the panel’s report.

  • India may have 120 mn diabetes patients in next twenty years

    Hyderabad : The number of diabetes patients in the country is likely to go up to 120 million in next 20 years as against the current 70 million, an official of Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) has said. Also, on an average every diabetic spends about Rs 25,000 annually to manage the disease and its associated complications, IIPH, Hyderabad, Director GVS Murthy said today on the eve of World Health Day.

  • Manmohan Singh seeks cooperation on GST

    Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said there must be a cooperation between the federal government and the state government to resolve those outstanding issues. “It (GST) can be a game changer but we should not assume that there will be no difficulties on the way. There must be a constructive spirit, cooperation between the federal government and the state government to resolve those outstanding issues,” he said.

  • Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit has fuelled tensions: China

    Beijing : China on Thursday said it has lodged protest with India over the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, and reiterated that by inviting the Tibetan spiritual leader to the “disputed area”, New Delhi has ‘harmed’ bilateral ties and fuelled tensions.

  • Hasina visit: No Teesta deal but over 20 accords expected

    New Delhi : Though over 20 accords ranging from ICT to defence cooperation are expected to be signed during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s four-day visit to India from April 7, a key agreement on Teesta river waters sharing is unlikely to be inked. “We are expecting to sign over 20 agreements. These are meaningful agreements in ICT, in science and technlogy, cyber security, defence, development partnership, trade and investment, shipping, bus services,

  • India will become permanent member of UNSC, says Swaraj

    New Delhi : Expressing confidence that India would become a permanent member of the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the country expected that the new members would have the same rights, including the veto power, as the existing permanent members.

  • Bhopal: IAS officer may get notice for ridiculing ODF campaign

    BHOPAL: A show-cause notice is likely to be served on Deepali Rastogi, commissioner, tribal development for writing an article in a national English daily ridiculing PM Narendra Modi’s much-touted Open Defecation Free (ODF) campaign. The personnel department may seek an explanation from Rastogi.

  • Campaigning hits new low, Team OPS uses Amma’s dummy coffin

    Chennai : In a new low in the history of electoral politics in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) headed by former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday evening hit the streets in the Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency with a dummy coffin containing a figurine resembling Jayalalithaa, seeking votes.