Free Press Journal
  • Incidents of spot fixing are maligning cricket as well as nation: Kirti Azad

    New Delhi: Reacting to the indiction of Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N. Srinivasan, for betting and spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former cricketer Kirti Azad on Monday said such incidents not only disrespected the game, but the whole nation.

  • Petrol pumps on 24-hour strike in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram: A majority of the petrol pump owners in Kerala joined the 24-hour strike call given by All Kerala Federation of Petroleum Traders to press for their demands including hike in commission, causing hardship to vehicle users.

  • Ugly scenes in RS as protests wash out Par proceedings

    New Delhi: Protests in Parliament over various issues today took an ugly turn in the Rajya Sabha with some members tearing official papers and throwing these towards the Chair besides trying to reach to the microphones on the podium.

  • Boat disaster toll mounts to 24; seven still missing

    Bhubaneswar: Thirteen more bodies were recovered today taking the toll in the boat capsize incident in Odisha’s Sambalpur district to 24 even as efforts were on to trace at least seven more missing persons.

  • P. Chidambaram

    All profit can’t be used to pay higher wages: FM to bank staff

    New Delhi: As public sector bank employees started a two-day strike today seeking higher wages, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the profit of banks cannot be used only to enhance salaries because there are other obligations.

  • Gearing up the party for LS polls top priority: Sudheeran

    Thiruvananthapuram: The newly appointed Kerala unit Congress President V M Sudheeran today said his top priority would be to galvanise the party and the UDF for the coming Lok Sabha polls in the state.

  • Minor girl drowned in canal

    Jaisalmer: A minor girl drowned in a canal in the district, today morning when she had gone to get water, police today.

  • Minor girl gangraped in Kanpur

    Kanpur: A minor girl was allegedly gangraped by five men in Musanagar here in Kanpur dehat area, police said today.

  • Petrol pumps on 24-hour strike in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram:  A majority of the petrol pump owners in Kerala joined the 24-hour strike call given by All Kerala Federation of Petroleum Traders to press for their demands including hike in commission, causing hardship to vehicle users.

  • Boat capsize toll mounts to 17

    Sambalpur (Odisha):With the recovery of six more bodies, the toll in the boat capsize incident in Hirakud reservoir in Sambalpur district today rose to 17 even as scuba divers and disaster force personnel were pressed to trace those missing.

  • Tempers run high in RS, papers torn

    New Delhi: Tempers ran high in Rajya Sabha today with official papers being torn by some members objecting to the mention of ten MPs for action against them for “violation of rules”.

  • Bolivia mudslide buries village; 4 dead, 9 missing

    La Paz(Bolivia): Heavy rains caused a mudslide that buried much of a small mountainside settlement in central Bolivia, killing at least four people, local officials have said.

  • Filipino marines kill 6 Muslim extremists in clash

    Manila(Philippines): Philippine marines killed at least 6 Muslim extremists and captured one of their jungle lairs in fighting in the south, military officials said today.

  • ​PSU banks’ strike hit services in Punjab, Haryana

    Chandigarh: Customers faced inconvenience in Punjab and Haryana as public sector bank employees went on a two-day strike from today to press for various demands including wage revision.

  • Independent MLA Shokeen to withdraw support to AAP govt

    New Delhi: After expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny, another Independent legislator Rambir Shokeen announced that he will withdraw support to Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi as it has “failed” to fulfil promises made during polls.

  • Curfew-like restrictions in Valley for 2nd consecutive day

    Srinagar: Curfew-like restrictions continued for second consecutive day today in most parts of the Kashmir valley to foil separatists’ plans to hold protests to observe the the death anniversaries of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru and JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat.

  • Delhi BJP leaders to meet president

    New Delhi: The leaders of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet President Pranab Mukherjee Monday to discuss various issues about the Aam Aadmi Party government.