Free Press Journal
  • Cricket world champions to get $4 mn

    Dubai:  The total prize money of the 2015 World Cup would be $10 million, an increase of nearly 20 percent over the previous edition of the tournament four years ago, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board, which also decided to use the Decision Review System (DRS) in all 49 matches of the tournament.

  • Come shoot in Bengal, Mamata tells filmmakers

    Kolkata: Describing West Bengal as the epitome of natural beauty with its picturesque landscape and beautiful people, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday urged the global film fraternity to use the locales for their films.

  • ‘Eight of 21 new ministers face criminal cases’

    New Delhi: Eight of the 21 new ministers in the Narendra Modi government have declared criminal cases, including that for attempt-to-murder, against them, said an NGO working for electoral reforms.

  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    Confusion over fate of IS leader

    Baghdad:  The fate of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was unclear Monday owing to conflicting statements issued by Iraq’s interior ministry and the Pentagon, which could not confirm reports that the Sunni radical group leader was in a convoy hit by coalition forces.

  • Process for peace talks going at good pace: ULFA chairman

    New Delhi: The process to hold peace talks between the ULFA and the central government is going at a good pace and a sense of optimism has emerged that Assam, by being part of India, can create a positive impact and grow together, the insurgent group’s chairman, Arabinda Rajkhowa, said Monday.

  • Bachchan clan, SRK, Bollywood fire-up Kolkata film fest’s opening

    Kolkata: In a stunning show of Bollywood camaraderie and the mingling of politicians and celebrities, the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) — India’s second oldest movie fest – was inaugurated here Monday by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Black Money case: AAP complain of some being treated selectively

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal today complained to the Special investigation Team (SIT) that out of the 628 people included in the black money list, some people were receiving selective treatment.

  • sitaram yechury

    CPI-M to strongly oppose any move by govt. to privatise Air India, says Yechury

    New Delhi:  The Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday stated that it will forcefully oppose any move by the Centre regarding the possibility of the privatization of the national carrier Air India, both inside and outside the Parliament. The party further added that such a step would be detrimental to national interest.

  • Narendra Modi

    Look forward to a supportive global environment: PM Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will commence his visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji on November 11, on Monday said that he is looking forward to seeking a global environment that supports India’s aspirations for economic development and a peaceful world.

  • Two suspected Pak agents arrested in Punjab

    Firozpur (Punjab): Acting on intelligence provided by an informer, the Punjab Police on Monday arrested two suspected Pakistani agents here. These agents are suspected to be conducting reconnaissance in India.

  • Uddhav Thackeray Seeks CBI Inquiry Into Gopinath Munde’s Accident

    BMC waits for final outcome of Sena-BJP war of nerves

    Mumbai: Even as Shiv Sena and BJP remain locked in a tug of war over the former’s support to the new Government in Maharashtra, an air of uncertainty prevails about their ties in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), where the two parties are still allies.

  • Court dismisses Bharti’s plea for FIR against Delhi cops

    New Delhi: A court here today dimissed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti’s plea seeking lodging of an FIR against unnamed police personnel for implicating him in a molestation case and a defamation case filed by his counsel against a magistrate.

  • Vinod kumar binny to withdraw support to the Delhi Government

    Binny withdraws plea from HC in view of assembly dissolution

    New Delhi:  Expelled Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Vinod Kumar Binny today withdrew from the Delhi High Court his plea to be declared as an Independent legislator in view of the legislative assembly being dissolved on November 4.

  • 22 killed in fresh Yemen clashes

    Sanaa: Fierce confrontations flared up between the Shia Houthi group and Al Qaeda-backed Sunni tribesmen in Yemen’s central province of Al Bayda Monday, leaving at least 22 people dead, a government official said.