Free Press Journal
  • BJP controlling media by filing police cases against journalists: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday slammed the BJP for “controlling the media” by filing police cases against journalists. Kejriwal levelled the allegation following a BJP worker’s complaint against several journalists for reporting that he washed a party MP’s feet and drank the dirty water.

  • Activists condemn government’s decision to make triple talaq penal offence, call it ‘politicised move’

    New Delhi: Some women activists have condemned the government’s decision to make instant triple talaq a penal offence, calling it a “politicised move” without taking into consideration the complications it could pose to Muslim women. The Union cabinet has cleared an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Wednesday, citing compelling necessity for the move as the practice annulled by the Supreme

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    Supreme Court directs Uttar Pradesh government to ensure treatment, award compensation to Nikah halala petitioner

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure medical treatment and compensation to a Muslim woman petitioner in a case concerning polygamy and ‘nikah halala’, who suffered an acid attack and has sought protection. The apex court directed the Chief District Medical Officer of Bulandshahr town, where she was attacked, to ensure proper treatment to Shabnam Rani and asked the administration to consider granting her additional security. Rani was last

  • Delhi: Railway gateman brutally attacked after he refused to open a level crossing gate

    New Delhi: Two bike-borne assailants severed the hands of gateman Kundan Pathak after he refused to open a level crossing gate in north Delhi’s Narela area because a train was approaching, railway officials said Monday. Pathak, 28, is undergoing major surgery to restore the limbs after the assault Sunday night, at a city hospital, they said. He also received serious injuries to his legs and neck.

  • Former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav not to attend RSS meet in Delhi

    New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that he will not attend the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) meet scheduled to be held here from Monday. “I don’t have much knowledge about RSS. I have only read on what made Sardar Patel ban the RSS and after reading that paragraph I don’t have the courage to attend the meet,” said the Samajwadi Party President while attending the ‘India Today Mind

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    Fuel prices continue to fall in Delhi, Petrol at Rs 81 per litre and diesel at Rs 73.08 per litre

    New Delhi: Fuel prices once again witnessed a hike on Thursday, with petrol being sold at Rs 81.00 per litre and diesel at Rs 73.08 per litre here in the national capital. The price of petrol has been increased by 13 paise per litre, while diesel saw a hike of 11 paise per litre, as compared to Tuesday’s prices in New Delhi.

  • Delhi: Man smuggling 1 kg gold arrested at Indira Gandhi International airport

    New Delhi: A man has been arrested by the Customs department at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle in one kg gold by hiding it in his rectum, an official statement said Wednesday. The 24-year-old passenger was intercepted upon his arrival from Dubai on Monday, it said.

  • AgustaWestland case: Delhi court grants bail to former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi and others

    New Delhi: Former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi and others were granted bail by a court here on Wednesday in a money laundering case related to the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal. Special Judge Arvind Kumar asked Tyagi and others, who appeared before him, to furnish a personal bond of Rs one lakh and surety bond of like amount each.

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    Delhi Police head constable gunned down by unknown assailants

    New Delhi: A Delhi Police head constable was gunned down early on Wednesday by unknown assailants near his residence here, police said. The deceased was identified as Ram Avtaar. He was shot dead at around 12.15 a.m. when he went out to fetch an autorickshaw for a family member on Tanki Road in Mithapur area, the police said.

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    Fuel Price Hike: Fuel prices continue to rise, petrol price hiked by 14 paise per litre, diesel by 15 paise

    Fuel prices continued to rise Tuesday, as petrol price was hiked by 14 paise per litre and diesel by 15 per litre in Mumbai. The increase pushed the petrol price in Mumbai to a record high Rs 88.26 per litre. Diesel rate touched its highest level of Rs 77.47 a litre. After the hike, the petrol in Delhi will now cost Rs 80.87 per litre (increase by Rs 0.14/litre) and diesel will

  • Abu Dhabi fund, GIC vie for stake in Reliance Home Fin

    New Delhi : No-frills airline SpiceJet will launch its dedicated air cargo services from September 18. The carrier, which is working on ambitious business plans, on Monday said it would operate the cargo services under the brand name ‘SpiceXpress’ and has a detailed plan for domestic as well as international routes. SpiceJet would be the first schedule domestic airline to start dedicated air cargo services in India.

  • Bharat Bandh: Offices, schools and colleges open at regular time in Delhi

    New Delhi: Offices, schools and colleges in the national capital opened at regular time despite the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress to protest against the hike in petrol and diesel prices. Heavy police deployment was made in the national capital with reserve police forces deployed and motorcycle patrols being put on high alert, a senior police officer said.

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urges Yashwant Sinha to contest Lok Sabha elections

    Noida: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019. However, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener did not name the party or the constituency from which the former finance minister should contest the polls.

  • Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal launches mega drive to plant 5 lakh saplings in a day      

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday launched a mega tree plantation drive by planting a sapling at the Yamuna floodplain in Usmanpur village, with thousands others joining him in the initiative. The government wants to plant 5 lakh trees and shrubs in the city in a day as part of the drive.

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    Delhi High Court seeks governments response on vacant posts of teachers

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Delhi government on a plea seeking filling of vacant posts of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools across the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao asked Delhi Government to file its response and listed that matter for further hearing on November 2.

  • Delhi: 3-year-old girl sexually assaulted in school

    New Delhi: A three-and-a-half-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in her school at north west Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar, police said Wednesday. The incident was reported by the victim’s father on Tuesday, they said.

  • E-NAM working for farmers?

    Lutyen’s Delhi, home to the central government and Members of Parliament, is sometimes brought face-to-face with the people it purports to serve. Farmers invade the geometric grid of streets to protest against farm-unfriendly policies, disrupting traffic, scattering debris and evoking expletives from motorists. On the following day, it’s business as usual for the denizens of Delhi, the momentary disruption forgotten.