Free Press Journal
  • Hoax call about bomb in passport office sends cops into tizzy

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police was sent into a tizzy today after the police control room was informed that a bomb was planted in the passport office, the police said, adding that it turned out to be a hoax.

  • ‘Delhi: I-T raids on farm house, land developers unearth Rs 215cr black money ‘

    New Delhi: The Income Tax Department (ITD) has unearthed black money of over Rs 215 crore after it conducted multiple raids over the weekend against two real estate groups who were selling land and farm houses on the Yamuna plains to high-end investors in the national capital, officials said today. Sleuths of the Delhi investigation wing of the department searched and surveyed a total of 33 premises of the two property developers,

  • Fuel Price Hike: Bring petrol, diesel under GST ambit, says Congress

    New Delhi: Making a scathing attack on the BJP-led Central government, the Congress on Tuesday questioned the constant rise in petrol and diesel prices, and demanded they be brought under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) ambit. It also asked the Central government to immediately reduce the central excise duty on petroleum products and demanded that the BJP-ruled state governments should also reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) and other taxes on the same

  • BJP slams Archbishop for letter, Centre says minorities safe

    New Delhi: The Central government on Tuesday said India is safe for minorities while the BJP virtually attacked the Archbishop of Delhi, saying no one should speak to mobilise people on the basis of religion. The remarks came after a letter from Archbishop Anil Joseph Couto talked about the “turbulent political atmosphere” in the country.

  • Deve Gowda doesn’t have any issue with Congress MLA becoming Dy CM: Shivakumar

    Bengaluru: Senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar today claimed JD (S) supremo H D Deve Gowda does not have any problem with a Congress MLA becoming deputy chief minister in the coalition government of the two parties. “I have been given to understand in the media that he (Deve Gowda) has no issues with a Congress MLA becoming the deputy chief minister. He has left the decision to us (Congress) and his son

  • No charges for cancelling tickets within 24 hours of booking: Aviation Ministry proposal

    New Delhi: In a comforting piece of news for air passengers, the government today proposed abolishing cancellation charges for domestic flight tickets if the cancellation is made within 24 hours of booking. However, the proposed rule won’t apply if the tickets are booked less than 96 hours (four days) before the scheduled departure time of the flight.

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    Fuel Price Hike: Read to know how petrol and diesel prices in India are calculated

    Petrol prices in India are increasing rapidly and it looks like in coming future it can touch the mark of Rs 100. Currently the price of petrol in Delhi is Rs 76.57 per litre and in Mumbai it is Rs 84.40 per litre which is more than any other state. However, at the centre Modi government seems very lenient on petrol and diesel prices. If we compare the prices of current government

  • Muslim should be made Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, say Muslim organisations

    Bengaluru: A group of Muslim organisation has demanded that seven-time Congress MLA from Shivajinagar, Roshan Baig should be made the deputy chief minister in the new government of Karnataka. Briefing the media, the organisation also said, if not Baig, then some other leader from the Muslim community should be made the deputy chief minister of the state.

  • Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati to share dais in Bengaluru 

    Lucknow: The swearing-in of H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka chief minister tomorrow is set to see one-time rivals in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav, sharing a public platform. Though Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party have recently come closer, particularly after they together managed to win the Lok Sabha byelections in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, their leaders have not been seen together on a public platform.

  • Come out of your prejudiced mindset: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to Delhi archbishop

    New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today asked the archbishop of Delhi to come out of his “prejudiced” mindset and asserted that minorities have progressed at a fast pace in the four years of the Modi government, which has worked for “development without discrimination”.