Free Press Journal
  • Sohrabuddin Shaikh, Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, Gujarat, BJP, politics, CBI

    Sohrabuddin case: Bombay High Court pulls up ‘unprepared’ CBI, asks for all documents

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) to come better prepared and bring all the documents pertaining to the case of the staged encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh. This comes after the central agency failed to furnish certain documents before the court. A single-judge bench of Justice Revati Mohite-Dere was irked with the CBI as it failed to submit documents, which the court had sought from

  • Maharashtra government seeks Centre’s help to assist hailstorm-hit farmers

    Mumbai: The state government demanded Rs. 200 crore from the Centre to aid farmers affected by hailstorm and unseasonal rain. According to Vijay Kumar, principal secretary of Agriculture department, farmers will also get compensation from insurance companies and hence there will be less burden over state exchequer.

  • Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj

    Need to Maintain Moral Standards in Society

    Looking at news papers of major metro cities, it is clearly evident that attacks on the aged have increased enormously in the last couple of years. In most of these cases, culprits have been their long-trusted domestic helps who robbed them of their life’s savings and did not spare them either. There is no surprise that such incidents get media attention for a while but little comes out of it in the

  • J&K cops scour south Kashmir to track JeM sympathizers

    Srinagar : Crack teams of the Jammu and Kashmir Police have fanned out across south Kashmir to trace the contacts of the three Jaish-e-Mohammed militants, who carried out a suicide attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp in Jammu, officials said.

  • Rahul Gandhi’s Karnataka visit good entertainment: Anant Kumar Hegde

    Bengaluru : Taking potshots at Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde on Wednesday said “kota (fake) hindutvavadis” are taking birth and people would get “good entertainment” with the Congress president’s state tours.

  • Supreme Court, Maharashtra, 1959 Maharashtra land ceiling dispute, landowners

    Use technology for welfare of children: SC

    New Delhi : India’s status as a technological power house in the world would remain on paper if the state does not take advantage of its resources to benefit the children or track the missing ones, the Supreme Court has said.

  • There could be few changes but we’re going for 5-1: Kohli

    Port Elizabeth : Indian captain Virat Kohli says his team might test its bench strength in the sixth and final ODI against South Africa on Friday but asserted that intensity won’t be lacking despite the match’s dead-rubber status.

  • Welcome to Goa, but don’t urinate on roads: Parrikar

    Facing criticism on social media for his remarks on girls consuming liquor, Parrikar on Wednesday also claimed that the media twisted his statement, while he had only referred to the “school and college students”.

  • Now, Israeli PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges, refuses to quit

    After a 14-month-long investigation, police announced that it found enough evidence to recommend the state’s prosecution to indict 68-year-old Netanyahu. The two time premier, faces prosecution in two corruption cases: a gifts-for-favours affair known as Case 1000, and a second scandal, called Case 2000, in which he is suspected of back-room dealings with Arnon Mozes, publisher of the popular newspaper Yediot Aharonot.

  • GOVT SITTING TIGHT  ON CENSUS REPORT

    New Delhi : The Government is painting the Opposition as anti-OBC for blocking a Bill for granting the constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes, but it is itself sitting tight over the findings of a caste census conducted in the country after eight decades.

  • White magic at Olympics

    Claims gold in halfpipe, slams ‘gossip’ as winds throw Games into chaos

  • Airlines liable to pay passengers for denying boarding: DGCA to HC

    New Delhi : Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has told Delhi High Court that it does not permit the practice of overbooking of flights and the airlines are liable to compensate the passengers who are denied boarding despite having confirmed tickets. Air India also conceded before the court that not permitting a passenger holding confirmed tickets to board a flight would amount to deficiency of service and the consumer

  • South Africa police raids Gupta family home

    Johannesburg : An elite South African police team on Wednesday raided the luxurious family home of the controversial Gupta family — a clan of Indian-born businessmen — known to wield substantial influence in South African politics due to close ties with President Jacob Zuma.

  • Minnie Driver steps down as Oxfam ambassador

    London : Actress Minnie Driver has stepped down as one of Oxfam’s global ambassadors following revelations of sexual abuse by aid workers in Haiti.

  • Three low scores is not bad form, says ‘Ton-up’ Rohit

    Port Elizabeth : India vice-captain Rohit Sharma is glad that his return to form coincided with his team’s maiden ODI series triumph on South African soil but insisted that he wasn’t unsettled by the preceding low scores either.

  • Sachdev, Panchal rally to win, progress to main draw in CCI Snooker

    Mumbai : Rahul Sachdev of Cue Schooling, Mumbai, continued with his brilliant run of form as he, after losing the opening two frames came up with a solid determined fighting performance to turn the tables on his seasoned opponent Rafat Habib of Railways by pulling off a 4-2 victory in a best-of-seven frame fourth round qualifying match of the Rs 12.25 lakh prize-money CCI All India Open Snooker Championship and played at

  • Scary landing after United flight loses engine cover

    New York : A United Airlines flight with 373 people on board had to make an emergency landing in Honolulu after the cover of the plane’s right engine came off over the Pacific Ocean, triggering panic among the passengers.

  • Pak cracks down on Saeed run seminaries & facilities

    Following orders by the Punjab government, district administration of Rawalpindi took control of a seminary and four dispensaries run by Saeed-linked (pic) Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF).