Free Press Journal
  • AirAsia

    AirAsia plane may have touched down on water safely: Experts

    Jakarta/London: The pilot of the crashed AirAsia plane may have pulled off the perfect emergency landing before it sank in the choppy waters of the Java Sea killing all the 162 people aboard, a media report said today.

  • syria war

    Syria war deadliest in 2014 with 76,000 killed

    Beirut: More than 76,000 people were killed in Syria’s conflict in 2014, including thousands of children, making it the deadliest year in the nearly four-year war, a monitoring group said today.

  • Giorgio_Napolitano

    Italian president Giorgio Napolitano confirms resignation in New Year address

    Rome: Italian President Giorgio Napolitano confirmed his early resignation while delivering his New Year address to the nation. Napolitano also urged the country to tackle its major problems, such as corruption and youth unemployment, and proceed swiftly on the reform path with courage and more confidence.

  • pk poster

    Tax-free ‘PK’ invites ire of Hindutva groups

    Agra: Hindutva groups in Agra continued their protest against the Aamir Khan starrer movie “PK”. Activists of the Bajrang Dal, Hindu Jagran Manch and Vishwa Hindu Parishad held demonstrations at several places, burnt posters of the film and shouted slogans.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Maharashtra launches online RTI application filing facility

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today launched an online facility for making application under the Right to Information Act. The website (www.rtionline.maharashtra.gov.in) received 40 applications on the first day, officials said.

  • Anandiben Patel

    Gujarat cops make “terrorists” shout pro-Islamic slogan

    Ahmedabad: A video of police mock drill showing dummy militants shouting pro-Islamic slogan emerged today in Gujarat, a day after controversy erupted over men, playing the part of terrorists, being made to wear skullcaps in a similar exercise in Surat.

  • Narendra Modi

    NITI Aayog to be headed by PM Narendra Modi, will have 13 objectives

    New Delhi: The NITI Aayog, the new name of the Planning Commission, will have the prime minister as chairperson while the governing council will comprise chief ministers and lt governors of the union territories. A list of 13 objectives has been drawn up.

  • Raman Singh

    40,000 affordable homes to come up in Naya Raipur: Raman Singh

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh government has launched a scheme under which around 40,000 houses will be made available to families belonging to economically weaker section at lower rates. Houses will be constructed for the economically weaker section (EWS) and low-income group (LIG) families in the upcoming new capital township – Naya Raipur- under the ‘Chief Minister Naya Raipur Housing Scheme’.

  • Narendra Modi

    Delighted to introduce NITI Aayog: PM Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on  said he was delighted to introduce the NITI Aayog, which will emerge as an active and important institution in India’s development journey.

  • Tarun Gogoi

    2015 will be a challenging year: Tarun Gogoi

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said 2015 would be a challenging year and hoped to tackle it with a thrust on education, skill-development and providing employment. “The last year ended against the backdrop of violence and the year was a wake-up call for us both politically as well as in the matter of security,” the chief minister told reporters here.

  • Air Marshal S.B. Deo new Eastern Air Command chief

    Shillong: Air Marshal S.B. Deo took over as the chief of the Indian Air Force’s Eastern Air Command, which is responsible for the northeast region. Deo, a fighter combat leader and a qualified flying instructor, took over from Air Marshal R.K. Jolly, who retired from service Wednesday.

  • 608 prosecuted for drunken driving on New Year eve in New Delhi

    New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police challaned nearly 1000 motorists for violating traffic rules out of which 608 were prosecuted for drunken driving on the eve of New Year last night while one person was killed in an accident. “Traffic Police had deployed 86 teams, armed with breath analyzers, to check drunken driving. However, no case of stunt biking was noticed in the city last night,” said Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander.

  • 21 arrested for hooliganism during new year celebrations in Kanpur

    Kanpur: 21 persons were arrested in the city for allegedly creating nuisance or driving in an inebriated condition during new year celebrations, police said today. Apart from this, challans were issued for 48 vehicles, for violating traffic norms, they said.

  • India constructs 16,000 houses in Lanka in 2014

    Colombo: India has achieved an important milestone by constructing 16,000 houses in Sri Lanka during 2014, meeting the target set for the year. “With the achievement of this important milestone, a total of 27,000 houses have been constructed or repaired under this project till date.

  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

    Left Front demands to declassify Netaji files

    Kolkata: The Left Front in West Bengal has demanded to immediately declassify the secret files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and declare his birthday on January 23 as “Desh Prem diwas”. In his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, Left Front chairman Biman Bose asked Modi to “take immediate necessary action to declassify all secret files relating to Netaji.”

  • Congress

    Congress declares first list of candidates for Delhi polls

    New Delhi: Breaking with past practice, Congress today released its first list of 24 candidates for Delhi Assembly polls repeating all its eight MLAs and 12 others who were runner-ups in the 2013 Assembly election in which the party had suffered a setback.

  • gold

    Gold worth Rs 1.26 cr seized at Coimbatore airport

    Coimbatore: Five kg gold worth Rs 1.26 crore was seized from a passenger who arrived here from Singapore, a senior customs official said today. The seizure made late last night was the biggest in terms of quantity and value of gold, previous being 3 kg in September last, Additional Commissioner of Customs J Kumaresh said.