Free Press Journal
  • Defamation: Kejriwal apologises, Majithia says will withdraw case

    Chandigarh : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday apologised to former Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging the latter’s involvement in drug trade in the state, following which the SAD leader said he will withdraw his defamation suit.

  • Parliamentary panel for compulsory military training for govt job aspirants

    New Delhi : Taking note of alarming shortage of officers and other ranks in the armed forces, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence has recommended five-year compulsory military service for those aspiring for gazetted jobs in the state and central governments.

  • Creditors okay Dalmia Bharat resolution plan for Binani

    New Delhi : Dalmia Bharat on Wednesday said the committee of creditors of debt-ridden Binani Cement has approved the resolution plan submitted by its group entity Rajputana Properties.

  • Born only once in 50 years: Conte

    Barcelona : Hailing FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi for his superlative display against Chelsea, manager Antonio Conte said his kind of player is born only once every 50 years.

  • IndiGo, GoAir cancel 626 flights this month

    Mumbai : Passengers are likely to face harrowing times with IndiGo and GoAir deciding to cancel more than 600 flights this month, of which 480 are by IndiGo alone, following grounding of 11 A320 neo planes with faulty Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines.

  • Slovakia president accepts PM resignation: Coalition      

     Bratislava(Slovakia) : Slovakia’s president has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico, who offered to step down after facing a public backlash over the murder of a journalist, a junior partner in the ruling coalition said on Thursday.

  • Parl session to end on Friday

    New Delhi : Parliament is heading for closure of its budget session on Friday, three weeks ahead of its schedule up to April 6, as the government felt no use continuing when ruckus and disruptions in the well of both the Houses prevented the regular business for the past nine days.

  • Sanjeevani wins bronze in Asian cross country race

    Guiyang (China) : India’s promising long distance runner Sanjeevani Jadhav clinched a bronze in women’s 8km cross country race while the country also collected another medal of same colour in the team event here on Thursday.

  • Numetal gets ready to buy out Rewant Ruia

    Mumbai : Numetal,the SPV floated by private equity arm of Russian lender VTB Bank and Rewant Ruia, a Ruia family member, has claimed that its bid for Essar Steel has “solid legal backing” and if need be, “the other shareholders will buy out Rewant’s” 25 per cent stake in the company.

  • Foreign Secy Vijay Gokhale holds talks with US official

    Washington : Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held meetings with top State Department officials and discussed various bilateral issues, including shared interest in the Indo-Pacific region and America’s support for New Delhi’s emergence as a leading power.

  • Pak calls its envoy home; India terms it routine & normal

    NEW DELHI: The bickering between India and Pakistan over alleged harassment of each other’s diplomats took a new turn after Islamabad called its High Commissioner home for consultations, which was termed by India as “routine” and “normal”.

  • FIFA to give VAR green light at World Cup 

    Bagota : FIFA are expected to rubber-stamp video assistant referee technology (VAR) for this summer’s World Cup despite lingering opposition from within and outside football.

  • Gail loses permit to build Surat-Paradip gas pipeline

    New Delhi : Oil regulator PNGRB has terminated Gail India’s licence to build a Rs 10,000 crore natural gas pipeline from Surat in Gujarat to Paradip in Odisha, saying the state-owned firm hadn’t started work on the project even after six years.

  • Gender equality of rural women a key driver of inclusive growth: India 

    United Nations : India has said that gender equality and emancipation of rural women is a key driver of inclusive growth in the country, with discourse on women’s empowerment progressing from viewing women as recipients of welfare benefits to engaging them as active agents of change.

  • Child death: Experts’ panel holds Gurugram Fortis Hospital guilty

    GURUGRAM: A five-member panel of medical experts has held the Fortis Hospital in Gurugram responsible for the death of a child during treatment last year. The Medical Negligence Board headed by Dr S.S. Saroha and including Dr Rakesh Pathak, Dr D.S. Yadav, Dr Sanjay Narula and Dr Naresh Kumar was constituted after Sanjeev Sharma, a resident of New Delhi’s Ranjeet Nagar, complained to Gurugram’s Chief Medical Officer that the hospital was responsible

  • AICC plenary set to project Rahul as credible challenger

    New Delhi :  The 3-day AICC plenary session beginning here from Friday will project its new president Rahul Gandhi as a credible challenger of the united Opposition to pull down the Modi government in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections which may be even advanced in November-December to be held with the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

  • India to clash against Pakistan 

    New Delhi : Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will lock horns in a high-profile opening match of the men’s Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Breda, Netherlands on June 23.

  • Two each from BJP, Cong elected unannounced to RS from Gujarat

    Gandhinagar : What began with a bang, ended with a whimper as just four candidates were left for equal number of Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat – two BJP and two Congress – on the last day of withdrawal of nominations here on Thursday.

  • Not closed 41 lakh accounts suo-motu: SBI

    Mumbai : State Bank of India on Thursday said that 41 lakh accounts closed in 2017-18 (April-March) for not maintaining minimum balance was not a suo-motu exercise. The number of accounts thus closed was high because of the merger of associate banks with SBI, the lender said.