Free Press Journal
  • Nonagenarian moves Supreme Court against life term in 1978 murder case

    New Delhi: A 93-year-old man today moved the Supreme Court challenging the life sentence awarded to him in a 40-year-old murder case. The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a vacation bench of justices U U Lalit and Deepak Gupta. “You mention this matter before the next vacation bench (which would sit from June 18),” the bench told the counsel appearing for petitioner Rohtas. Advocates Yadunandan Bansal and Amit Kumar, who have filed the

  • Diesel prices unchanged for 3rd straight day; petrol down 8 paise

    New Delhi: Diesel prices in the country’s four metro cities remained stable for the third straight day on Friday but petrol prices declined around eight paise. In the national capital, diesel was sold at Rs 67.85 per litre on Friday, unchanged since Wednesday, June 13. Similarly, in the other key cities of Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, the fuel was sold at Rs 70.40, Rs 72.24 and Rs 71.62 per litre respectively, all at unchanged levels.

  • Yuki Bhambri surprised at TOPS exclusion, AITA backs top singles player

    New Delhi: Yuki Bhambri is aghast at being excluded from the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) after preferring the US Open over Asian Games even as a red-faced All India Tennis Association (AITA) said it is trying to convince the Sports Ministry to reconsider its decision. AITA had exempted the country’s top singles player considering that playing at the Grand Slams is crucial to secure ranking points, which would earn the Delhi player a

  • Nissan aims to expand sales network in India and beyond

    Yokohama/New Delhi : Japanese auto maker Nissan announced plans to expand its business in India, Middle East and Africa as part of its mid-term strategy for steady growth and deliver solid profit margins. In India, the company said it will expand sales network for its two brands, Nissan and Datsun.

  • Hong Kong regulator enhances supervision of Punjab National Bank’s Hong Kong branch

    New Delhi: State-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) today said the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has enhanced supervision of its Hong Kong branch and has asked it “not to proactively solicit customer deposits”. “…In view of the capital position of the bank as at March 31, 2018, being below the regulatory requirement (including counter cyclical buffer) of Reserve Bank of India, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is enhancing the supervisory arrangements on our Hong

  • NITI announces 3,000 additional Atal Tinkering Labs

    New Delhi: Government think tank NITI Aayog today said that its Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has selected 3,000 additional schools for the establishment of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs), bringing the total number of ATL schools to 5,441.

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    Aircel-Maxis case: P Chidambaram appears before Enforcement Directorate for second time

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today appeared before the Enforcement Directorate for the second round of questioning in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case, officials said. The senior Congress leader arrived at the ED’s headquarter annexe office here shortly before 11 am, they said. He was summoned for today after he was first questioned on June 5 by the agency, a department that reported to him during his tenure in the Finance Ministry. The

  • It’s what happens when breakfast is not on time, Chhetri on viral video

    New Delhi: The plea brought about an outpouring of emotion but Sunil Chhetri’s detailing of what went into making the video, that had him seek fan support with folded hands, brought the house down here today. Fresh from netting eight goals in the title-winning Intercontinental Cup campaign in Mumbai, Chhetri spoke about his thoughts leading up to the twitter video that got thousands of retweets and lakhs of likes, but more importantly infused

  • India makes groundbreaking reduction in Maternal Mortality Rate, says WHO

    New Delhi: India has made groundbreaking progress in reducing maternal mortality ratio (MMR), from 556 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 130 per 100000 live births in 2016. The present MMR has put India on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of an MMR below 70 per 100000 live births by 2030.

  • US and India discuss  implications of CAATSA on Russia defence deal

    Washington : The US is in discussions with India and other countries to help them identify and avoid engaging with Russia in what it sees as a potentially sanctionable activity, a senior US official has said amid New Delhi’s  plan to purchase air defence missile systems from Moscow.

  • Women and Child Department to give specially-designed rape investigation kits to police, hospitals

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Women and Children Development (WCD) will be distributing specially-designed kits to all police stations and hospitals to carry out immediate medical investigation into sexual assault cases, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said today. The rape investigation kits are being procured by state governments with financial support under the Nirbhaya Fund, she said.

  • Supreme Court refuses to stall declaration of CLAT-2018 merit list on Thursday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stall the declaration of the CLAT-2018 merit list and consequent counselling  with a rider that the entire exercise will be subject to the outcome of the petitions pending before it. The Common Law Admission Test 2018 merit list will be out on Thursday. The results were declared on May 31.

  • ‘Ex-ISI chief didn’t get Army NOC before publishing book’

    Islamabad/New Delhi : Pakistan Army on Monday said ex-ISI chief Lt General (retired) Asad Durrani did not obtain a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from it before publishing a controversial book along with former RAW chief AS Dulat.

  • Uttar Pradesh deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya admitted in AIIMS

    New Delhi: Owing to a neurological problem, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya is currently admitted to the New Delhi’s All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). “Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya admitted to All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi,” said AIIMS spokesperson, Dr Aarti Vij. According to reports he has been admitted in the private ward of the Cardio-Neuro Centre in AIIMS. More details

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    Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao to meet PM Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi today

    Hyderabad (Telangana):  Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has left for New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind. He will meet the prime minister and president to request them to ensure that appropriate amendments are made in the Presidential Order for the implementation of the new zonal system in Telangana.