Free Press Journal
  • Nripendra Misra new principal secretary

    Former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra was today appointed Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the government promulgated an Ordinance to amend a law that could have prevented him from getting the key post.

  • Omar assures to take up cross-LoC trade issues with Modi

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said he will take up the issues related to cross-LoC trade with Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that this important Confidence Building Measure (CBM) is further strengthened.

  • India releases 32 Pak fishermen

    Ahmedabad: Reciprocating Pakistan’s gesture, India today released 32 Pakistani fishermen lodged in Kutch district and they were already on their way to Wagah border in Punjab to return to their country.

  • INS Vikrant berthed in scrapyard ahead of monsoon

    Mumbai: Amid protests by the Shiv Sena, decommissioned warship INS Vikrant was Wednesday shifted by a tugboat from the Naval Docks to a ship-breaking yard here, officials said.

  • Can’t amend or abrogate Art 370 without J&K ppl’s consent: Soz

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) today said Article 370 is an integral part of the basic structure of the constitution and can neither be amended nor abrogated by any authority unless the people of the state themselves want it.

  • Thai Facebook users get censorship scare

    Bangkok: Thailand’s new military rulers said that a sudden interruption of access to Facebook today was not part of a censorship policy, but due instead to a technical hitch.

  • rupee against dollar

    Re rises for 1st time in 4 days, up 11p vs USD to end at 58.93

    Mumbai: The rupee today rose for the first time in four days and closed 11 paise higher at 58.93 against the US dollar following late selling of the American currency by exporters, amid stable local equities.

  • British press maintains Kate photo blackout

    London: The British media maintained a blackout today on a photograph showing the bare bottom of Prince William’s wife Kate, despite the picture being used in other countries.

  • Restore plaque with Savarkar’s quotes at Andaman memorial: BJP

    Mumbai: The Centre should reinstate the plaque with Veer Savarkar’s quotes from Swatantrya Jyot at Cellular Jail in Andaman Islands, removed by former Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, senior BJP leader Ram Naik said here today.

  • Sensex BSE

    Sensex ends flat; metal stocks fall

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday closed flat — only 6.58 points or 0.03 percent up — on the back of profit booking as foreign institutional investors (FIIs) turned sellers and caution prevailed ahead of May derivatives expiry.

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    Mukul Rohatgi to be Attorney General of India

    New Delhi:  Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi will be the new  Attorney General (AG) of India following change in government at the Centre.
    The eminent Supreme Court lawyer told PTI that he has been offered the office of the top law officer in the goverenment and he has given consent to it.

  • Thai military junta transfers 24 more officers

    Bangkok: The Thai military junta announced the transfer of 24 more officers to inactive positions and also set out an eight-point plan for national administration, media reported Wednesday.

  • Smriti Irani

    Contradictions in Irani’s election affidavits

    New Delhi: Even as a controversy rages over her educational qualification, it has now emerged that HRD minister Smriti Irani had given contradictory declarations in her affidavits in 2004 and 2014 when she contested Lok Sabha election from two different constituencies.

  • New seafloor map to help spot missing Malaysian airplane?

    Washington: A new illustration of the seafloor underneath the Indian Ocean where search efforts have focused to find the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could shed additional light on what type of underwater vehicles might be used in the search operation.

  • KKR post 163/8 against KXIP in Qualifier 1

    Kolkata: Sent into bat, Kolkata Knight Riders scored 163 for eight against Kings XI Punjab in the first Qualifier of the Indian Premier League, here today.

  • ‘Afghanistan needs India’s support to bolster security forces’

    Kabul: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said his country will need support of its friends, particularly India, to train and equip security forces ahead of this year’s deadline for the NATO pullout in the war-torn nation, Afghan media reported today.