Free Press Journal
  • Sri Lanka’s opposition voices support for ex-president

    Colombo: A group of Sri Lanka’s opposition members Thursday launched a petition in capital Colombo to name former president Mahinda Rajapakse as the prime ministerial candidate of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in the upcoming parliamentary elections, an official said. Opposition member and provincial councilor Udaya Gammanpila told reporters that the petition aimed at collecting one million signatures in order to get the former president back into politics, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Three killed in suicide attack in Kabul

    Kabul: Three people were killed and another person was wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted NATO-led forces’ vehicles in the Afghan capital of Kabul Thursday, sources said. The casualties included one Turkish service member of the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) forces, an Afghan civilian and the attacker, the Afghan government confirmed, adding that one Turkish soldier sustained injuries in the attack.

  • Nitpicking in office may lead to mental fatigue

    New York: Employees who point out problems in the office may help the company improve but could be hurting themselves in the process, says a new research. Such negative-minded workers are more likely to become mentally fatigued and defensive and experience a drop-off in production, the findings showed.

  • Rajeev Shukla

    Cong member cites bollywood names to counter ‘love jihad’ theory

    New Delhi: Congress member Rajeev Shukla today countered sangh parivar’s argument on ‘love jihad’ as he cited names of a number of muslim girls related to Bollywood who had married hindus. If Hindu girls marrying Muslim boys is called ‘love jihad’, then muslim girls marrying hindu boys should be called ‘love pani-grahan’ (hand-receiving ceremony among hindus), he said in the Rajya Sabha, while taking a dig at BJP.

  • Railway Budget 2015

    Mumbai Railways to install CCTVs for women’s safety

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars rejoice! Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has sanctioned Rs.11,411 crore for the much-awaited third phase of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project( MUTP) which experts think will boost the development in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region from Mumbai suburbs to Dahanu, Diva, Panvel, Karjat and Kasara. Prabhu also emphasised on women’s security and cleanliness in the railway premises in his budget.

  • Corporate espionage accused

    Two more officials held in corporate espionage case

    New Delhi: The corporate espionage trail deepened today with the Delhi Police arresting two officials of the Environment Ministry and UPSC even as investigators said that no official documents have been stolen from these two organisations. What has alarmed the Crime Branch officials is that the duo have said that they have been involved in this business since the last 15 years. Police have detained some more persons for questioning in this regard

  • Rahul urged to react on Bhagwat’s remarks

    Panaji: The Youth Congress in Goa wants Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to break his silence and lend his voice to the protests against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s comments against Mother Teresa.

  • Sonia, Rahul running party in ‘cohesive’ manner: Cong

    New Delhi: Congress today dismissed any projection of a rift between Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and described as “personal opinion” recent remarks by senior leaders Kamal Nath and Digvijay Singh about confusion and generation gap, saying both the Gandhis were running the party in a “cohesive” manner.

  • 2G spectrum auction will be subject to final verdict: SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today made it clear that the auction for 2G spectrum will go ahead according to the schedule from March 4 subject to the outcome of matter before it. “Let the auction go on and let us see what emerges from it,” a bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and Adarsh Kumar Goel said, adding that it’s outcome will not be finalised without the apex court’s permission. The bench, which

  • Uber rape, Delhi Victim

    Uber cab rape case: Court refuses to stay proceedings

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today refused to stay proceedings in the Uber cab rape case till pronouncement of order by Delhi High Court on the accused driver’s plea for recall of witnesses. Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja went ahead with the proceedings saying that any adjournment would be granted only if there is an order from the high court, which is likely to pronounce its verdict on March 4 on Shiv Kumar

  • Nitish kumar

    Rail Budget had a good speech, but no action plan: Nitish Kumar

    Patna: Unimpressed with the Railway budget presented in Parliament today, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said it was full of “lofty ideas but without any action plan.” “Its like there is a train coach but no passenger,” Kumar, who served as Railway minister during NDA regime of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, told reporters. Kumar, who saw the entire proceeding of presentation of Railway budget on TV, said though it sounds good

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Mufti Sayeed to meet PM Modi on Govt formation

    Jammu: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed flew to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give formal shape to government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Rail budget get a thumbs up from passengers

    New Delhi: Introduction of faster trains, free wi-fi, cameras for women safety and no hike in passenger fares above all has left commuters delighted, a majority of whom gave a thumbs up to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s maiden rail budget presented.

  • BJP says no to Sena’s proposal for rooftop restaurants

    Mumbai: In an indication of growing rift with Shiv Sena, the BJP has shot down the ruling partner’s move to allow rooftop restaurants in Mumbai with a meeting of improvements committee of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) here yesterday, the BJP voted against the new rooftop restaurants policy proposed by the Shiv Sena.

  • Pak ATS term Tahir-ul-Qadri and his sons as ‘proclaimed offenders’

    Lahore: Canada-based anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, his sons and two others of Pakistan Awami Tehrik party were today declared “proclaimed offenders” by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court for not appearing in a case of arson and vandalism here despite court summons against them. The anti-terrorism court of Lahore declared Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Qadri, his two sons and two members of his party, proclaimed offenders for not appearing in the Model Town Lahore case

  • Osama Bin Laden’s letters reveal terror plots against West

    London: Letters between Osama Bin Laden and his al Qaeda commanders that were a part of a “treasure trove” of material seized during the US special forces raid on Bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound in May 2011 have been revealed for the first time that show updates on plots against the West and its allies.

  • India Inc welcomes Prabhu’s maiden budget

    New Delhi: India Inc. Thursday welcomed the maiden budget of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu calling it comprehensive and reform-oriented. “This is a ‘caring budget’. This cares for the customer. This cares for the environment. This cares for the stakeholders and, of course, this cares about the economy,” said Chandrajit Banerjee, director general, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).