Free Press Journal
  • Railway fares Hiked- Opp says “Acche din?”

    Criticising the hike in railway passenger fares announced by the central government Friday, the Trinamool Congress said the step was taken without “bothering about parliament” and it would “overburden” the common man.

  • Tamil Nadu parties, including BJP allies, oppose Hindi

    All major political parities in Tamil Nadu, including two BJP allies, Friday came out strongly against the government order to use Hindi in social media, branding it “Hindi imposition”.
    A day after the DMK cried foul, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the home ministry directive “makes the use of Hindi mandatory and English optional” and so can’t be accepted.

  • Indians abducted in Iraq safe, one escapes

     All the Indians abducted in Iraq are safe but one has escaped from the custody of Sunni insurgents, the government said Friday.
    The external affairs ministry also said that it was “knocking on all doors” and not just in Iraq to ensure the release of the Indian workers in Mosul.

  • Mandi tragedy: Probe report blames Larji Dam authorities

    Mandi: Twelve days after 24 college students and a tour operator were swept away by a wall of water on the river Beas, the probe report investigating the tragedy has blamed Larji Hydropower project for it.

  • Congress opposes Hindi push, warns of backlash

    New Delhi: The Congress Friday attacked the government for directing officials to use Hindi in social media, warning that this will lead to a backlash in non-Hindi speaking states.

  • BWF to test new 5×11 point scoring system

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) will test a new scoring system in the coming months that has five games of 11 points each with no setting.

  • Govt to continue with ‘Operation Kubera’

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government today made it clear that it would go ahead with ‘Operation Kubera’, the drive against private money lenders, till it roots out the menace.

  • Karnataka minister calls for boost electronics manufacturing

    Bangalore: Karnataka IT and Biotechnology Minister S.R. Patil Friday called on the hardware sector to boost its capacity of manufacturing electronics goods to replicate the country’s success in the software sector.

  • Rafael Nadal , Novak Djokovic

    Nadal, Djokovic fear Wimbledon title may be beyond them

    Johannesburg: World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and World No. 2 Novak Djokovic fear that the Wimbledon title might be beyond them as they head into the season’s third Grand Slam tournament.

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    No alliance between BSP and NCP, says Mayawati

    New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) leader Mayawati on Friday rubbished reports of her party considering an alliance with the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

  • Australian hockey player Rob Hammond retires

    Melbourne: Australia midfielder Rob Hammond Friday announced his immediate retirement from international hockey following the recent men’s World Cup triumph.

  • 70 Haryana youths stranded in Iraq

    Chandigarh: Over 70 people from Haryana, mostly young men, are stranded in strife-torn Iraq, a government spokesman said Friday.

  • 10-yr-old girl raped by watchman

    Meerut: A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a watchman in the TP Nagar area here, police said.