Free Press Journal
  • Shahbaz Sharif as acting PML-N chief

    Lahore : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s brother and Punjab Province Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is likely to become the interim president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

  • Rahul attacks PM over delay in setting up of Lokpal, PNB fraud

    Ramadurga (Karnataka) : Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of favouring the ‘super rich’ and questioned why he had still not appointed a Lokpal to fight corruption.

  • Liberty makes case before NCLT over Bhushan bid

    New Delhi : UK-based Liberty House, which saw its bid for acquiring Bhushan Power and Steel being rejected, said it has made a case before National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Monday and March 5 has been fixed as the next date of hearing.

  • BSE to waive transaction fees for stocks in Sensex 30 index

    Mumbai : The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the country’s second-largest bourse, on Monday said it would waive transaction charges on equities in its flagship S&P BSE Sensex 30 index with effect from March 12 in a move to facilitate and encourage participation by retail investors.

  • Judges should be cautious in applying judicial minds: SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has termed as “unfortunate” that in  a number of cases, magistrates across India are not guided by concrete precedents set by it in exercising caution while applying their judicious mind.

  • ACC, Ambuja put off merger plan

    New Delhi : ACC and Ambuja Cements, the two Indian units of LafargeHolcim, on Monday said they are not proceeding with the merger at this juncture.

  • Holiest site for Christianity is closed for second day 

    Jerusalem : The Jerusalem church built at what many consider the holiest site in Christianity remained closed for a second day today to protest Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law, leaving disappointed pilgrims locked outside.

  • Jain Irrigation acquires Belgian firm

    New Delhi : Jain Irrigation Systems on Monday said its subsidiary has acquired Belgium-based Innovafood NV and its affiliated firms.

  • Karti’s CA sent to judicial custody

    NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Monday sent Karti Chidambaram’s chartered accountant S Bhaskararaman, arrested in the INX Media money laundering case, to 14-day judicial custody.

  • Tussle in BJP to get into Rajya Sabha

    New Delhi : A tussle has begun among the national office-bearers of the BJP to get into the Rajya Sabha in the biennial elections on March 23.

  • Tytler accuses Akalis of false allegations

    New Delhi : Former Union minister Jagdish Tytler of Congress on Monday sent a legal notice to union minister Harsimrat Badal and other Akali Dal MPs as also Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Committee president for cooking up video clips against him on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, seeking retraction of their charges on him within a week or face civil or criminal defamation or both.

  • Crime drops in Bihar after prohibition: Guv

    Patana : Addressing the joint session of Bihar legislature on the first day of budget session, Governor Satyapal Malik claimed there had been drastic fall in crime figures in the state since prohibition was introduced two years back.

  • Identity crisis for JCOs!

    New Delhi: The Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs), promoted from soldier rank, keep struggling on whether they are gazetted officers or not. Those posted in the Defence Ministry in South Block are pricked over denial of gazetted status to them as they are issued the grey colour identity card equating them with the Group-C employees.

  • Parrikar stable, says minister

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is “absolutely fine and stable”, a state minister said on Monday, a day after he was admitted to a Goa hospital following complaints of uneasiness. Parrikar, 62, was taken to the Goa Medical College and Hospital on Sunday evening. He was discharged from Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on February 22, a week after he was admitted there and treated for a pancreatic ailment. “The chief minister remains admitted

  • Odisha to give free napkins to students

    Bhubaneswar : As part of its initiatives to empower women, the Odisha government on Monday launched a scheme to provide free sanitary napkins to school girls across the state.