Free Press Journal
  • Centre calls off ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir

    New Delhi: The Centre has called off its month-long suspension of operations against terror groups during the holy month of Ramzan in Jammu and Kashmir. Further, it has directed the security forces to take “all necessary action” to prevent terrorists from launching attacks and indulging in violence.

  • Chidambaram takes jibe at Centre, says no efforts being made to bring Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi back to India

    New Delhi: Senior Congress Party leader P. Chidambaram on Monday took a jibe at the Centre and said he was not sure whether efforts were being made to bring billionaire businessman Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi back to India. “I know of no efforts being made to bring them (Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi) back to India. Our stance has always been the same; they (Centre) allowed the two gentlemen to

  • Delicate balance between the Union and the States

    The constitution of India laid out clearly in its seventh schedule which legislative and policy areas would be with the Centre and which would be with the States. There are three lists in the seventh schedule, called the Union list, the States list and the concurrent list. This demarcates not only the responsibilities but also their “powers”. Two more schedules were added (eleventh and twelfth) to the constitution after the 73rd and

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    Centre interfering in judicial functioning says SC lawyers

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Thursday said the government has meddled with the functioning of the judiciary by appointing senior advocate Indu Malhotra as a Supreme Court judge. However, at the same time, the lawyers’ body said Malhotra will prove to be a great judge.

  • Sealing: Centre, Delhi govt & civic agencies face SC ire for inaction

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a tongue-lashing to the Centre, Delhi government and civic agencies for their failure to stop unauthorised constructions in the national capital, saying that “lungs” of the citizens, especially children, were “damaged” due to inaction of the authorities.

  • 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.

  • Centre to RBI: The Rs 11,400 crore fraud is a “supervisory failure” at the central bank

    Mumbai/New Delhi: The Centre is finally taking a call on the PNB fraud in a letter to the RBI, it has been conveyed that the Rs 11,400 crore fraud smacks of ‘‘supervisory failure” at the central bank. The RBI has been further asked to explain why the alleged scam discovered by the PNB went undetected in its systems. It has also been told to check the efficacy of its fraud-detecting procedures and systems.

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    Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on plea claiming curbs on Rohingyas

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to respond to a fresh plea by two Rohingya refugees, alleging that the BSF was using “chilli and stun grenades” to stop the refugees from entering India.  These refugees, it is alleged, includes children, disabled persons and pregnant women.

  • Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on SIT probe into Kulburgi murder

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Centre on a plea by Uma Devi, the widow of rationalist M.M. Kalburgi, seeking a SIT probe into his murder.  Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud sought the response as Uma Devi demanded a coordinated probe in the killings of Kalburgi, Govind Pansare and Narendra Dobhalkar as the circumstance surrounding them were the same.

  • Supreme Court stalls Centre’s takeover of Unitech

    New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed an NCLT order suspending real estate major Unitech’s directors and allowing the Centre to appoint its nominees in their place. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud stayed the December 8 order of the National Company Law Tribunal by which it had suspended nine directors of the Unitech and allowed the government to appoint its nominee directors.

  • Centre tells Surpeme Court that it is overstepping its boundaries

    New Delhi: In an affront to the Supreme Court, Attorney General K K Venugopal told it on Thursday that it was overstepping its boundaries and intruding into the legislative arena by expanding the scope of the fundamental rights with “judicial legislations” that will take 40 to 100 years to implement.

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    Smriti Irani hits back at Rahul Gandhi for taking dig at Centre

    New Delhi: A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi slammed the Centre by digging out issues including the Rohith Vemula suicide case, Dadri lynching case and demonetisation drive, Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday mocked the former for ‘all that he does.’

  • Kerala Government failed to get Rs 700 crore from Centre on MGNRE

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government has failed to get Rs 700 crore due from Centre as wage arrears for payment to be paid to workers under national rural employment guarantee scheme, Congress leader and former rural minister K V Joseph alleged today.

  • NHRC notice to Centre and UP over manual scavengers

    New Delhi : Terming manual scavenging as the “worst example” of violation of right to life, the NHRC has issued notices to the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government over reports of the plight of people employed in such jobs in the country, including 30 women in Meerut.