Free Press Journal
  • Yogendra Yadav

    No ‘bargaining’ at AAP meeting: Yogendra Yadav

    New Delhi: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav  said there was “no bargaining” at the meeting which decided by majority vote to drop him and Prashant Bhushan from the party’s top decision-making body.  “I wish to say clearly there was no bargaining in yesterday’s (Wednesday) meeting (of the National Executive). The party has taken a decision, we should not discuss (its) proceedings,” Yadav told reporters.  Bhushan, a leading Supreme Court lawyer and an AAP

  • Leonardo DiCaprio

    Leonardo DiCaprio not dating Rihanna

    Los Angeles: Leonardo DiCaprio’s representative has rubbished reports that he is dating R&B star Rihanna, saying the Hollywood star is single. People began speculating if DiCaprio, 40, and Rihanna, 27, were a couple a few weeks ago, after they were spotted attending a birthday bash at the Playboy Mansion. They were spotted again at another birthday party at a West Hollywood hotel shortly after, reported Los Angeles Times.

  • Narendra Modi 1

    Much ado about ‘copycat schemes’

    New Delhi :  It is unfortunate that the bad blood between the BJP and the Congress is leading to unseemly references and statements which do little credit to the way we practice our parliamentary democracy. The Congress has been repeatedly mocking at the ruling party as one that is running a ‘copycat government’ which is “merely renaming UPA’s schemes. “ On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi retaliated in the Rajya Sabha accusing the

  • Anushka Sharma

    Not compromised with ‘NH10’ story for certification: Anushka Sharma

    Mumbai: Actress-producer Anushka Sharma feels relieved that her co-production “NH10” didn’t have to suffer much over cuss words and has been cleared with few audio cuts and one visual cut by Censor Board.  She asserts that despite an ‘A’ certificate to the film, they have not compromised with the film’s story.  “We don’t want to compromise with our film. We have got an ‘A’ certificate, one visual cut and few audio cuts,

  • J Jayalalithaa

    TN Agriculture minister removed from key party post

    Chennai: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa removed Agriculture Minister ‘Agri’ S S Krishnamoorthy from a key party post, replacing him with a cabinet colleague. Krishnamoorthy was being ‘relieved’ as the party’s District Secretary of Tiruvannamalai (South), Jayalalalithaa said in a statement. IT Minister and District Secretary of Tiruvannamalai (North), Mukkur N Subramanian, will handle the affairs of the southern unit till completion of organisational polls and till such time a replacement for Krishnamoorthy was named, she said. Krishnamoorthy

  • Sonam Kapoor

    I’m feeling much better: Sonam Kapoor

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is recuperating from swine flu, says she is on the road to speedy recovery and thanked her fans for showering their love and affection on her. She is likely to be discharged from hospital later.   The daughter of actor-producer Anil Kapoor took to micro-blogging site Twitter to update her fans about her health condition.  “Hi everybody I’m feeling much better…Thank you for all your wishes for my

  • TCS

    TCS launches improved solution for automation in underwriting

    Mumbai : Top software exporter TCS has  introduced a new platform which will increase the level of automation in underwriting for insurance business. “The solution automates the ability to capture, analyse and make use of data in order to determine risk exposure and risk aggregation,” the Tata group company said in a statement here. The solution, named ‘Underwriting Workbench’, combines dynamic case management, intelligent work flow and decision support systems with robust geospatial functions, it

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo makes sure mannequin is perfect by sending hairstylist to work on locks

    London: Concerned Cristiano Ronaldo, who has a life-size double at a wax museum in the Spanish capital, sends his own hair stylist down to the museum once a month to ensure that his wax replica is well-groomed. Gonzalo Preso, communication director at the Museo de Cera, said that the 30-year-old Real Madrid superstar, who is famed for his chiselled looks and washboard abs, told them to be sure his figure was “perfect.” Presco added

  • Bangladesh

    Bangladesh chase down record total against Scotland

    Nelson: Bangladesh performed as a batting unit to hunt down an imposing 319-run target set by minnows Scotland in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Saxton Oval here.  By virtue of the win, the youngest Test-playing nation achieved two unique feats — their highest successful One-Day International (ODI) chase and the second-highest successful run-chase in World Cups after Ireland stunned England by chasing down 329 in Bengaluru in 2011.  A

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama names Indian American investor as IMF director

    Washington: President Barack Obama has nominated Sunil Sabharwal, an independent Indian American investor in the payments sector, as US Alternate Executive Director at International Monetary Fund for a term of two years.  The White House sent Sabharwal’s nomination to the Senate on Wednesday. At over two dozen, Obama administration boasts of having the highest number of Indian Americans in key jobs than any previous administrations in the US.  Sabharwal, who has been

  • Nawaz-Sharif

    Saudi Arabia set to press Pak PM Sharif for more troops in Kingdom to fight IS threat

    Karachi: Saudi Arabia is reportedly set to press Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to increase the number of Pakistani troops in the kingdom to fight the Islamic State (IS) that has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria.  According to the Express Tribune, Mahmoud Durrani, a former national security adviser to Sharif said that there is uncertainty in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia indulges in dealing with the wider IS

  • Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin urges end to ‘shameful’ political killings

    London : Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged that the “shameful” political killings should be put to an end, after the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. According to BBC, Putin said that serious attention should be paid to high-profile crimes. Nemtsov was murdered on Friday night outside Kremlin walls and buried in Moscow on Tuesday. Putin’s aides had rejected accusations that there was any involvement of the President. At least 50,000 people had taken to

  • Fisherman

    Seychelles releases 19 Indian fishermen

    Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): Nineteen Indian fishermen who had spent more than a month in custody in Seychelles reached home on Wednesday. The fishermen belonged to Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Out of the 19, eight belong to Poovar village in Kerala while others are from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. After arriving at Kochi International Airport, the fishermen were taken to Thiruvananthapuram by a special bus organized by the district administration.

  • Beef Ban

    Beef ban in Maharashtra evokes mixed response

    Chennai/New Delhi/Panipat : The decision to ban the sale of beef in Maharashtra has evoked mixed reactions from various quarters. While some called it an attempt to appease right-wing outfits, others called for a nation-wide ban on red meat. President Pranab Mukherjee last week gave his assent to the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Bill, which had been pending for 20 years, extending a ban on the killing of cows, considered sacred by Hindus, to

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    BJP hits back at Akhilesh Yadav for Narendra Modi barb

    Lucknow: Hitting back at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s potshot on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Wi-Fi services at the Varanasi ghats, the BJP on Thursday said his anti-technology mindset will not take him far in politics.  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took on Yadav for his barb on Wednesday that Wi-Fi services at ghats in Varanasi, Modi’s parliamentary constituency, will not not propel boats. Reacting angrily over the issue, party

  • Shane Watson

    Shane Watson vows to fight for Aussie future

    Perth: All-rounder Shane Watson refused to give up on his international career today after being dropped for Australia’s record-breaking 275-run World Cup win over Afghanistan. The powerful right-hander’s dual ability with bat and ball has made him an integral part of the limited overs team for many years and he averages over 50 in World Cup cricket. But he was dropped for Wednesday’s game at the WACA to make way for fellow all-rounder James Faulkner, who

  • Neymar, Suarez, Messi

    Neymar, Luis Suarez goals lead Barca to Cup final

    Madrid: Barcelona eased into their fourth Copa del Rey final in five years as they completed a 6-2 aggregate win over Villarreal with a 3-1 win at El Madrigal. Neymar had missed a penalty in Barca’s 3-1 first leg win three weeks ago, but made amends after just three minutes when he turned home Lionel Messi’s cross yesterday. Jonathan dos Santos gave the hosts hope with an equaliser on the night against his old club,

  • Scotland, Bangladesh

    Scotland set Bangladesh 319-run target

    Nelson: A splendid century by opener Kyle Coetzer (156) helped Scotland post an imposing total of 318/8 against Bangladesh in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Saxton Oval here. Coetzer’s second One-Day International (ODI) century and the first against a Test playing country is also a first by a Scottish player in World Cups. The highest score by a batsman from an Associate team helped the minnows put up the

  • Incompetent AAP incapable of avoiding ‘drama’: BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is incapable of avoiding drama, and contained an assortment of incompetent people within its ranks, and predicted that it would continue to showcase this trait while remaining in power in Delhi for the next five years. “AAP can’t get rid of drama, we hope that such drama doesn’t continue in the future. If AAP keeps busy getting rid of

  • Ajay Chautala

    HC upholds 10-year jail term for Chautala, son Ajay Chautala

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld a 10-year jail term for former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala in the 2000 illegal teacher recruitment scam in Haryana.  Justice Siddharth Mridul said O.P. Chautala being the chief minister of Haryana at that time was “more responsible” for the scam.  It also dismissed all the 55 appeals filed by the accused against the sentencing order by the