Free Press Journal
  • Supreme Court directs Centre to create mechanism to examine legislators’ assets

    New Delhi: Politicians, their spouses and dependents would now have to declare their sources of income, along with their assets, for contesting elections, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday. In a landmark judgement, the apex court passed a slew of measures to reform the electoral process, observing that the “purity” of electoral process was fundamental to the “survival of a healthy democracy”. It asked the Centre to put in place a mechanism

  • Cong doesn’t make false promises like BJP: Rahul

    Kailashahar (Tripura) : Rahul Gandhi on Friday appealed to the people of Tripura to vote for the Congress to bring good governance, saying unlike the BJP, his party does not make false promises.

  • Centre has gone beyond its means to help Andhra: BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP on Friday said the claim that the Centre was not helping Andhra Pradesh was “deliberate distortion of facts” and asserted that the NDA government had gone beyond its means to help the state after its bifurcation. BJP spokesman GVL Narasimha Rao said, “Please do not continue with this propaganda that the Centre is not helping the state. The Centre has gone way beyond its means to help the

  • Two tonsured over suspected witchcraft

    Ranchi: A mother and her daughter were tonsured on the outskirts of Ranchi in Jharkhand on the charge of practicing witchcraft, the police said.

  • SPOTLIGHT ON CHOKSI, NOW

    MUMBAI : The CBI has registered a fresh FIR against the Gitanjali Group promoted by Nirav Modi’s uncle Mehul Chinubhai Choksi, following a second complaint from the state-run Punjab National Bank.

  • Cauvery: Political leaders spar, TN farmers welcome SC verdict

    Chennai : On Friday when the Supreme Court settled once and for all a dispute – spawning several decades – over the sharing of Cauvery River water principally between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, by reworking the figures recommended by the Cauvery River Water Sharing Disputes Tribunal, it evoked a sense of disappointment across the political spectrum in the lower riparian state.

  • PNB scam: ED raids Jaipur premises of Nirav Modi

    Jaipur: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday conducted raids at one of the premises of businessman Nirav Modi in connection with the Rs. 11,400 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.

  • We will get back to normal within six months: PNB chief

    New Delhi: Despite the huge blow of $1.8 billion fraud, India’s second largest public sector bank is hopeful of coming out of the problem in the next six months, according to its top official.

  • Defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyer quits

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyer Anoop George Chaudhari on Friday said that he will no longer be able to appear for him in the defamation case, filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

  • PNB scam: It was ‘impromptu’, says MEA of Davos photo featuring Nirav Modi

    New Delhi: The government on Friday sought to distance itself from a controversial group photograph featuring absconding businessman Nirav Modi along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some Indian CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last month. “The photograph you are referring to is basically a very impromptu thing which happened,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a question in his weekly media briefing here.