Free Press Journal
  • Modi meets Hasina in Bengal

     Kolkata : The Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh on Friday discussed a number of bilateral issues, including security and politics, in the sylvan surroundings of the Visva-Bharati University here founded by Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore – the composer of both countries’ national anthems.

  • Sterlite plant had clearance from both State and Central authorities

    New Delhi : The Union Environment Ministry had given clearance to the controversial Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi after getting a go-ahead from the state pollution control board, an official said on Friday, dismissing the allegations that the Central government had directly cleared the copper smelting unit.

  • SC to hear lawyer’s petition on Monday

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court may hear on Monday a plea for a court- monitored CBI probe into the killing of over a dozen protesters during an anti-Sterlite rally in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu.

  • USD 50 mILLIOn gift from Tata Trusts to Harvard Business School under scrutiny

    New York : A USD 50 million gift from Tata Trusts to the prestigious Harvard Business School in 2010 has come under scrutiny in the US with questions being raised about public money from India being “apparently misdirected” to the most privileged and wealthy in the world.

  • Chidu backs Maha CM to put petrol under GST

    New Delhi : Former Union Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday backed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis calling for putting petrol and diesel under Goods and Services Tax (GST) to lower their prices.

  • Committee to look into CLAT-2018 complaints

    New Delhi : A grievance redressal committee set up by the National University for Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) will look into the complaints of the candidates who appeared for CLAT-2018, on a case to case basis.

  • Overbooked Air India flight leaves passengers behind

    NEW DELHI: Some passengers of an Air India Delhi-Rajkot flight were left aggrieved on Friday at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here after the airline denied boarding to them on the ground that the flight was overbooked.

  • 2G case a shame to nation: CBI tells HC challenging acquittals

    New Delhi : The CBI on Friday told the Delhi High Court that the 2G spectrum case allegedly involving former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others was “a case of monumental loss and a shame to the nation”.

  • Kota: Police constable killed, friends escape unhurt in accident

    Kota: In a bizarre incident, a police constable was killed, while his three co-passengers escaped unhurt after their car fell into a roadside ditch here last night. The deceased, Mukesh Shekhawat (34), was returning home with three friends when their car collided with a divider on the Jhalawar-Baran road and fell into a ditch, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Anantpura police station, Deshraj, said today.

  • Delhi may face blackout due to coal shortage: AAP Minister Satyendar Jain

    New Delhi: Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) may face a blackout as power plants in the region do not have reserve coal for “more than one day”, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday. Addressing the media here, Jain slammed Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal for the shortage and said he had written to Goyal on May 17 but the latter had not responded.

  • SSC paper leak case: CBI questions Sify Technology COO

    New Delhi: The CBI on Friday said that it questioned Sify Technology Pvt Ltd COO C.R. Rao in connection with its ongoing probe into the leak of a Staff Selection Commission(SSC) exam paper. Chief Operating Officer Rao was questioned for over seven hours at the Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters here. Rao is currently posted in Chennai.

  • Infant dies after falling ill on train

    Allahabad (UP), a six-month old baby died today after falling ill on a train travelling between Dibrugarh and New Delhi. The family reported to the Railway authorities that the child was seriously ill when the Brahmputra Mail arrived at Allahabad Junction. A doctor from the Railway hospital reached the station a few minutes later, but the passengers had already taken the infant to hospital, an official said. Doctors there declared the child