Free Press Journal
  • Minister’s car attacked in Solapur

    Mumbai : Maharashtra minister Sadabhau Khot’s car was attacked at Ridore village in Solapur district by alleged supporters of the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS), his former organisation, on Saturday morning, police said.

  • Passports of Nirav, Mehul revoked 

    New Delhi : The passports of diamantaire Nirav Modi and owner of Gitanjali Gems Mehul Choksi, the main accused in the Rs 11,400 crore PNB scam, have been revoked, external affairs ministry sources said on Saturday. On the advice of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the ministry had suspended the validity of their passports with immediate effect for a period of four weeks on February 16 and given them one week’s time to

  • Simultaneous polls: Crucial BJP meeting

    New Delhi  : The Bharatiya Janata Party has convened a meeting of all its chief ministers here on February 28 to discuss Prime Minister Modi’s wish to hold the simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls once in five years to put an end to the repeated brakes on the development momentum due to the frequent elections warranting imposition of model code of conduct by the Election Commission.

  • IAF needs jets fast, not through tenders

    New Delhi  : Even as the Defence Ministry prepares for a fresh global tender since after cancellation of the order for 126 Rafale jets from France, the IAF has cried foul that it will take eight to 10 years even while its fleet is depleting fast and cannot wait so long for the revamp.

  • Pervert mentality on the rise! The shocking saga of women’s ‘safety’ in India

    Are women safe in recent times? A developing country like India is trying to make its mark on the list of leading countries in the world. But still, no matter how economically developed we become, still, women don’t feel safe. No matter how educated people are, still sexual abusing is the leading crime in the country. Every morning when we wake up, there is news of a woman being sexually harassed or

  • Privatisation of PSBs ruled out, says Finmin

    New Delhi : The Finance Minister ruled out privatisation of public sector banks as a response to the Rs 11,400-crore fraud hitting Punjab National Bank, saying the move may not be politically acceptable. He said a lot of people have started talking of privatisation in the aftermath of the PNB fraud. “This (privatisation) involves a large political consensus. Also, that involves an amendment to the law (Banking Regulation Act). My impression is

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    Congress calls PM Modi ‘most expensive watchman’ in the world

    New Delhi : Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday slammed the Prime Minister’s silence on major banking scams unearthed in the country over the last few days and termed Narendra Modi the “most expensive chowkidar” in the world, reports IANS.

  • Seven SC judges to retire in 2018

    New Delhi : Beginning March 1, seven judges of the Supreme Court will retire this year. The apex court is already short of six judges even as a recommendation for appointing two judges is pending with the government, reports PTI.

  • Lucknow court hands over custody of Vikram and Rahul Kothari to CBI

    Lucknow : A CBI court on Saturday handed over the custody of Rotomac pens owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul Kothari to the investigating agency for 11 days in connection with alleged loan default to the tune of Rs 3,695 crore.

  • Jaya birth anniv: AIADMK launches Tamil daily, unveils Amma’s statue

    Chennai : A life-size statue of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa was unveiled and the ruling AIADMK’s official Tamil daily launched on Saturday at the party headquarters here on her 70th birth anniversary, which was celebrated by party cadre across Tamil Nadu.