Free Press Journal
  • Jitu Rai qualifies for Rio Olympics after winning silver

    Granada (Spain): Lucknow boy Jitu Rai today became the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after bagging a quota place with an impressive silver medal-finish at the 51st Shooting World Championships, here.

  • SC seeks Centre’s reply on govt formation in Delhi on Oct 10

    New Delhi: Setting a new time line, the Supreme Court today asked the Centre to apprise it on October 10 the outcome of the process undertaken by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on government formation in Delhi, saying “alleged horse-trading” will continue if a decision is not taken.

  • lalu Prasad Yadav

    CBI court rejects Lalu Prasad’s petition

    Ranchi: A special CBI court today rejected a petition filed by RJD chief Lalu Prasad pleading to quash the RC 38A/96 fodder scam case as he had already been convicted in RC20A/96, the third such petition being dismissed by the same court.

  • Mulayam Singh

    Don’t bother about Centre, solve UP’s problems: BJP to Mulayam

    New Delhi: BJP today attacked Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for giving suggestions to NDA government on PoK saying he should concentrate on providing a good governance in Uttar Pradesh and resolve public problems instead.

  • ISIS obtaining weapons from across globe: Report

    Washington: A report has revealed that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are in possession of a wide range of weapons which have been sourced from different parts of the world.

  • Sports Ministry clears India’s football teams for Asiad

    New Delhi:In a relief to All India Football Federation, the Sports Ministry today cleared the country’s men and women’s teams at no cost to AIFF for the upcoming Asian Games, slated to be held slated in Incheon, Korea from September 9-October 4.

  • VHP shutdown turns violent in Bihar district

    Patna: VHP activists went on a rampage in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district Tuesday during a strike called to protest the alleged conversion of a teenaged Hindu girl after her abduction, police said.

  • Over 230 killed in Pak’s deadliest flood

    Islamabad: Nearly half a million people in Pakistan have been hit by the deadliest flood in the country’s history that has claimed over 230 lives, as authorities braced to save major towns along the swollen Chenab river, which has left a trail of devastation.

  • Air India declares free travel for trapped tourists in J-K

    New Delhi: As Kashmir Valley remains under flood water, Air India has decided to ferry free of cost tourists trapped in Srinagar while Gujarat and Bihar governments are sending 75,000 food and dry food packets for affected people.

  • Jammu Kashmir floods

    Over 47,000 evacuated in flood-hit Kashmir

    Jammu:  The armed forces and NDRF personnel have rescued 47,227 people in Jammu and Kashmir as relief efforts continue in the flood-hit parts of the state, defence officials said Tuesday.

  • Guarantor to be tagged wilful defaulter if obligations not met

    Mumbai: Tightening noose around loan defaulters, the Reserve Bank today said guarantors, who refuse to fulfil their obligations to banks despite having adequate resources, will also be treated as wilful defaulters.

  • SC lauds Vahanvati’s work in coal allocation matter

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today lauded the “effort and hard work” put in the coal blocks allocation matter by former Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati, who passed away last week.

  • PTI Leader Imran Khan

    Pak govt agrees to most of Imran’s demands to resolve crisis

    Islamabad: Signs of a possible solution to the political crisis engulfing Pakistan emerged today with the embattled government saying it has reached an agreement with Imran Khan’s party on most of their demands, except that of Premier Nawaz Sharif’s ouster which it said is non-negotiable.

  • Supreme Court

    SC reserves order to decide fate of 218 coal blocks

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today reserved its order to decide the fate of 218 coal block allocations held as illegal by it with the Centre advocating their cancellation while allocatees blamed the government for irregularities and demanded setting up of a committee to go into each of the allocation.

  • British PM to head to Scotland as independence vote tightens

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband said in a joint statement they would travel to Scotland tomorrow as polls show those for and against independence evenly split ahead of next week’s referendum.

  • Taliban attack on key Pak naval dockyard foiled

    Karachi, Sep 9 (PTI) Taliban militants aided by some Pakistan navy officials tried to storm the strategic naval dockyard here but security forces foiled the assault after a fierce gun-battle in which a naval officer and two militants were killed.

  • Coal scam:Court seeks clarification from CBI on closure report

    New Delhi: Posing searching questions to CBI on its closure report, a special court today asked the agency to clarify as to what evidence “it could not collect” during probe to substantiate its findings recorded in FIR in a coal blocks allocation case against Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd.