Free Press Journal
  • Actress Sonam Kapoor taken to Mumbai for swine flu treatment

    Rajkot: Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who has been tested positive for swine flu, was today flown to Mumbai by an air-ambulance from a private hospital here. “Sonam Kapoor, who was being treated at the Sterling hospital for swine flu infection has been taken to Mumbai today by an air-ambulance,” Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Kamal Parikh, told PTI.

  • Jet fuel rates raised by 8 percent, non-subsidised LPG by Rs.5

    New Delhi: Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the nation’s largest oil company, on Sunday increased Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) — or jet fuel — prices by a steep 8.2 percent and of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) by Rs.5 per cylinder consequent to recent upward movement of international crude oil rates which earlier plunged to near six-year lows.

  • Rape

    26-year old woman drugged, raped in UP

    Muzaffarnagar: A 26-year old woman has allegedly been drugged and gangraped in the Muzzaffarnagar area of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad

    Ghulam Nabi Azad slams Mufti Sayeed’s remark, asks BJP to explain

    New Delhi: Congress today slammed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for his statement that Pakistan and militant groups had made the atmosphere conducive for elections in the state and said BJP should explain the position of its ally. “This is totally untrue that Pakistan or militant groups made the atmosphere conducive. How can the new government forget killing of nearly 6 to 8 sarpanches and suicide attack at an army

  • coal scam

    Coal mine auctions leave no doubt about CAG’s loss figure: PM

    New Delhi: CAG’s astronomical Rs 1.86 lakh crore loss figure in coal block allocations had raised some doubts initially, but the auction of less than 10 per cent of those mines alone has garnered Rs 1.10 lakh crore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. Speaking at a Nasscom event, Modi said that against the age-old practice of allocating coal blocks “after getting a letter” from a certain quarter, the NDA-government devised a transparent

  • Mohammad mufti Sayeed

    No option other than talks with Pakistan: Mufti on Kashmir

    Jammu: Asserting that there is no option other than talks with Pakistan over Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had deputed Foreign Secretary to begin talks with neighbouring country. “No such assurance… There is no question of assurance. He (Prime Minister) told me when he met me that I deputed my Foreign Secretary to go there and talk. It was his first response,” Mufti

  • Prakash Karat

    Modi govt also of RSS, says CPM leader Prakash Karat

    Hyderabad: CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat here today alleged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led regime at the Centre in reality is also “government of the RSS”. Karat was addressing workers at the state conference of the party’s Telangana unit here.

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    Nitish Kumar to fast against land acquisition bill

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday announced a one-day fast — and asked people across the state to join him — in protest against the land acquisition amendment bill. Nitish Kumar asked people to put pressure on the Narendra Modi government to withdraw the relevant bill. He, however, did not announce the date of the fast.

  • Now, shape-up by shaking your tail like a mermaid

    Washington: An American mermaid school, Montreal Mermaid School has launched their new fitness program called AquaMermaid, which will allow people to slip in a monofin, and shake it like a mermaid.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Union Budget took notice of the marginalized: RS Prasad

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday hailed the first budget introduced in the Parliament by the NDA Government, saying that it took serious notice of equity concerns of the poor, underprivileged and marginalised.

  • FIR filed against Digvijay Singh for irregular appointments

    Bhopal: An FIR lodged by the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Secretariat at the Jehangirabad police station here has named former chief minister Digvijay Singh and 18 others in connection with alleged irregularities with in appointments.

  • Sacked Mukul unfazed, draws fire from Trinamool leaders

    Kolkata: A day after being sacked as the general secretary of the West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress, Mukul Roy Sunday said he was “enjoying everything” while noting it was the party’s prerogative to decide about his expulsion.

  • Include women in peace talks, Kabul told

    New York: Afghanistan’s new government should commit to including women on the negotiating team for any future peace talks with the Taliban, Human Rights Watch said. On February 24, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said that peace talks would begin “within weeks” but declined to provide any additional details. These would be the first negotiations since the government of President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah assumed office in September 2014.

  • K M Mani

    Free laptops for Kerala girls admitted in professional colleges

    Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 1,500 girl students in Kerala from poor families or with small land holdings who are admitted in professional colleges will be given a laptop for free, state Finance Minister K.M. Mani said. In a press statement here, Mani said this was part of the first phase of a state government programme, the announcement of which was made in the 2014-15 budget.

  • Durban to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

    Johannesburg: South African city Durban is set to be the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) as the lone contender for the quadrennial, 71-member multisport event. The 600-page bid book will be handed to Commonwealth Games Federation officials during a brief mid-day ceremony on Monday at the official residence of the London Lord Mayor, reports Xinhua.

  • Government urges opposition to back land act amendment

    Hyderabad: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu appealed to all political parties to help pass amendment to Land Acquisition Act 2013 in the larger national interest. He told reporters that the government was ready to consider and discuss any meaningful and constructive suggestions and if necessary, incorporate them.

  • Christians to hold special prayers against ‘attacks’

    Bhopal: Christians will hold three-day special prayers from March 4 at 100 places across the country for an end to the “attacks” on churches and the “hate campaign” against the community, a group of clerics said here. “We are going to pray in churches for three days from March 4 to 6,” pastor of the Jabalpur-based English Methodist Church pastor F J Valsalen said today.

  • Son of Maharaja’s security aide is new J-K Deputy CM

    Jammu: Son of a security aide of erstwhile Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, it has been a long wait for Nirmal Kumar Singh of BJP to come to the centre stage of state politics. After having a heart-burn during the ticket distrib tion in last Lok Sabha election, Singh was the unanimous choice of the BJP for the post of Deputy Chief Minister.