Free Press Journal
  • Dalai Lama apologises for Nehru remark

    Bengaluru : Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday apologised for his statement that India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was “self-centred.”

  • India, Switzerland discuss bilateral ties, black money

    NEW DELHI: India and Switzerland discussed on Friday various aspects of bilateral ties, including the issue of curbing black money, as well as regional and multilateral issues during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis.

  • NCLAT upholds Bhushan takeover by Tata Steel

    New Delhi : The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Friday upheld the sale of Bhushan Steel to Tata Steel, rejecting allegations of its ineligibility by the promoters of the debt-ridden firm.

  • Posters asking BJP to leave Bengal at Shah’s rally venue

    Kolkata : A day ahead of BJP president Amit Shah’s visit to Kolkata, posters asking the “BJP to leave Bengal” were seen put up in and around his rally venue at Mayo Road, in the central part of the city.

  • Parl passes Insolvency  and Bankruptcy bill

    New Delhi : A bill to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016, allowing home buyers to be treated as financial creditors and seeking to set up a special dispensation for small sector enterprises, was passed by Parliament on Friday.

  • Sebi completes probe against NSE, OPG in co-location case

    New Delhi : The Sebi has completed its investigation against the NSE and OPG Securities in the co-location matter and has initiated enforcement proceedings against them, Parliament was informed.

  • Dozen patients die, Bihar docs end strike

    Patna: Nearly a dozen patients have died during a strike by Bihar’s doctors, which was called-off on Friday after an assurance by the state government to fulfil their demands, officials said.

  • Demand for JPC probe in Rafale scam rocks Parl

    New Delhi : The Congress created pandemonium in both Houses of the Parliament on the last day of the monsoon session on Friday, demanding a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into the alleged irregularities in the purchase of French Rafale fighter aircraft.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Law Minister loses cool on triple talaq bill, draws flak

    New Delhi :In a surprise outburst towards the end of the monsoon session, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday spurted his anger at the Opposition scuttling passage of the triple talaq bill despite the government conceding amendments it had sought.

  • Rs 8.7 lakh for Naidu’s stay: AP smells a scam

    Bengaluru : A fuming Andhra Pradesh has bluntly told Karnataka that their Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu did not spend Rs 8.7 lakh for a less than 24 hours stay when he had come to Bengaluru for the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.

  • Bhopal hostel rape: 2 more cases against director

    Bhopal: Two more deaf and mute tribal girls have filed a complaint against a city hostel director, who is currently under arrest in a rape case, for molesting them last year, police said. Ashwini Sharma, director of a hostel for deaf and mute persons in Awadhpuri area, was arrested on Wednesday based on the complaint by an inmate who alleged that the accused had raped her during her stay at the hostel over

  • Idol theft case: Six-week relief for TVS Motor chief

    Chennai : The police team investigating the idol theft cases in Tamil Nadu on Friday told the Madras High Court that it will not arrest TVS Motor Company Ltd chairman Venu Srinivasan for six weeks, informed sources said.

  • Steven Seagal, Anthony Anderson sex assault cases under review

    The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said on Thursday it was reviewing new sexual assault cases involving three celebrities: film producer Harvey Weinstein, action movie star Steven Seagal, and actor Anthony Anderson, the star of the television comedy series Black-ish. The case involving Weinstein brings to six the number under review by Los Angeles prosecutors.

  • World Biofuel Day event organized

    World Biofuel Day 2018 event was organised in New Delhi on Friday, with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a diverse gathering, consisting of farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, government officials, and legislators.

  • GAIL posts 23% rise in PAT at Rs 1,259 cr

    GAIL (India) registered a 23 per cent increase in profit after tax (PAT) in the first quarter of FY 2018-19 at Rs 1,259 crore as compared to Rs 1,021 crore in the fourth quarter of FY2017-18 mainly on the back of better performance by gas trading and petrochemicals segments. On year on year basis, GAIL’s PAT grew 23 per cent against over Rs 1,026 crore in the corresponding quarter of FY 2017-18. Gross sales