Free Press Journal
  • Nirbhaya

    No telecast of Dec 16 gangrape film in India: BBC

    New Delhi: The BBC has said that it has no plans to telecast the controversial documentary on December 16, 2012 gangrape incident in India even though it went ahead and broadcast it in the UK, defying the ban imposed on by the Indian government. In a communication to the Home Ministry, the BBC said that in compliance with the Government of India’s directive, it would not telecast the documentary in India, official sources said.

  • Manish Tewari

    Manish Tewari suspects payment of ransom to secure Father Alexis’s release

    New Delhi: Hinting that ransom may have been paid for the release of Jesuit priest Father Alexis Prem Kumar Ananthaswamy, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Thursday said if what the priest had told his family about his abduction is correct then the case needs to be investigated. “Coincidence Father Alexis’s family- ransom may have been paid to Taliban Recall IC-814 hijack lot off speculation suitcases on relief plane?” Tewari said on Twitter.

  • mukesh singh rapists

    BBC airs controversial documentary ‘India’s daughter’ early despite protest from New Delhi

    London: A controversial documentary “India’s Daughter” based on the gang-rape of a young woman in Delhi has been aired by the BBC despite protest from the Indian government. According to the Guardian, Delhi refused to allow the documentary to be shown in India as the film-makers did not seek their approval. A BBC spokesman said, defending the broadcast, that the documentary provided a “revealing insight” into the brutal crime that led to protests across

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal leaves for naturopathy centre in Bangalore

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal left for a naturopathy centre to receive treatment for his deteriorating health. Doctors had urged Kejriwal to undergo naturopathy after his cough worsened and sugar level crossed the 300 mark. He leaves for the centre a day after Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were removed from the top decision-making body of the Aam Aadmi Party. The decision was taken by the AAP national executive, with plans of the

  • Benjamin Netanyahu

    Iran dismisses Netanyahu’s nuke remarks at US Congress

    Tehran: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed the remarks by Israeli prime minister about a potential agreement, saying that his country is ready to show further transparency concerning its nuclear programme. On Tuesday, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a joint session of the US Congress that “we are better off without a bad deal with Iran,” Xinhua reported.  He claimed that a potential final negotiated deal would make “major concessions”

  • Al Qaeda militants, killed, Yemen

    Pakistan national convicted of plotting Qaeda attacks in US and UK

    New York: A 28-year-old Pakistani national has been found guilty by a federal jury here of plotting to attack the city’s subway system as well as a busy shopping mall in the UK. Abid Naseer, who had joined Al-Qaeda and plotted a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom, was found guilty yesterday by a jury in Brooklyn federal court of providing material support to the terror group following a two-week trial. The evidence at trial established that

  • Jihadi John

    Mohammed Emwazi’s father says no proof his son is IS ‘Jihadi John’

    Washington : Father of Mohammed Emwazi, popularly known as Islamic state (IS) militant ‘Jihadi John’, has said that there is no proof that the masked executioner in video clips and footage is his son Mohammed. According to CNN, Jassem Emwazi said that what is being circulated in the media were “false rumours”.  Emwazi has hired an attorney and planned to sue anyone who claimed that his son Mohammed Emwazi is Jihadi John. The lawyer

  • S.Jaishankar

    Foreign Secretary Jaishankar concludes SAARC Yatra

    New Delhi : Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar concluded his four-day SAARC Yatra after meeting Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul. Jaishankar discussed issues pertaining to development projects, connectivity and security between India and Afghanistan during his meeting with President Ghani. Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin took to twitter after Jaishankar’s successful tour. “1st leg of SAARC Yatra ends. Following meeting with Prez @ashrafghani in Afghanistan, Foreign Secy heads home,” he posted.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal mum on removal of Bhushan and Yadav

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday evaded questions on the removal of senior AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC). The AAP national executive took the decision of removing Bhushan and Yadav yesterday, along with plans of reconstituting the PAC. According to reports, 8 members of the PAC voted in favour of Bhushan and Yadav, while 11 members voted against them. The party also

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi greets nation on the eve of Holi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the eve of Holi and wished people’s lives were filled with “lots of joy”.  In a tweet, Modi said: “Happy Holi to everyone. May this festival of colours fill your lives with lots of joy.”  Holi will be celebrated on Friday.

  • Nirbhaya's mother

    ‘Might die fighting but won’t achieve justice’, Nirbhaya’s mother

    New Delhi : Questioning the steps taken by the government to fight the increasing number of crimes against women, Nirbhaya’s mother on Thursday said it seemed to her that she might die fighting for her daughter but still won’t achieve justice. “Our daughter died and we cried for justice but this is what we get. We have been stressed out from the past four days. We just want to ask the government as

  • Swine flu

    Swine flu toll rises to 16 in Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow: With the death of two more persons, including a Congress leader, the toll due to swine flu in Uttar Pradesh rose to 16, health officials said on Thursday.  Officials said a senior district Congress functionary, Kapoor Chandra Sonkar, died of the swine flu infection on late Wednesday.  Also, 55 new cases have been reported in the state capital since Wednesday, while the number of H1N1 infected patients in the city alone

  • Sensex - Nifty high

    Sensex gains 84 points; healthcare stocks surge

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), Thursday was trading 84.05 points or 0.29 percent up as healthcare stocks gained.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading at 22.45 points or 0.25 percent up at 8,945.10 points.  The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 29,436.77 points, was trading at 29,464.78 points (at 9.25 a.m.) in

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee recovers 5 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: Snapping its four-day falling streak, the rupee today recovered by 5 paise to 62.20 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on back of selling of the American currency by exporters. According to Forex dealers, a higher opening in the domestic equity market and weakening dollar against other overseas currencies, strengthened the rupee. The rupee had lost 33 paise to close at 62.25 against the dollar yesterday amid RBI

  • North Korea, Knife Attack, US diplomat

    North Korea calls attack on US diplomat ‘deserved punishment’

    Pyongyang : North Korea (DPRK) on Thursday called the knife attack on the US ambassador to South Korea earlier in the day a “deserved punishment”, the official KCNA news agency reported. “The recent case amid mounting anti-Americanism reflects the mindset of South Korean people censuring the US for bringing the danger of a war to the Korean Peninsula through the madcap sabre-rattling,” Xinhua news agency quoted the KCNA report as saying.

  • S. Jaishankar

    Pakistan describes Jaishankar’s visit as ice breaker

    Islamabad : Pakistan described as an “ice breaker” the visit of Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar to Islamabad that ended a seven-month deadlock in high level talks. India had cancelled talks with Pakistan in August last year because the Pakistani high commissioner met Kashmiri separatist leaders in New Delhi. Jaishankar held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Chaudhry in Islamabad on March 3 and both sides agreed to narrow down differences. Jaishankar

  • We Phone App

    Call spoofing: DoT requested to ban app

    New Delhi :  The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been asked by an intelligence agency to block ‘We Phone’ app which allows callers’ identity to remain hidden. “A reference from an intelligence agency was received by the Department of Telecommunications to block the ‘We Phone App’ which facilitates its subscriber to spoof the Calling Line Identification (CLI) through Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platform,” Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed

  • HCL, Tele 2

    HCL, Tele2 enter into partnership for Internet of Things

    New Delhi :  IT services company HCL Technologies and European telecom operator Tele2 have entered into a partnership to address the substantial market opportunities for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in Europe, a statement issued by the former said here. The two companies will jointly address one of the fastest growing areas of the M2M/IoT market — the healthcare segment in Europe.

  • Leander Paes, Martina Hingis

    Leander Paes- Martina Hingis gift PM Narendra Modi autographed racquets

    New Delhi : Tennis legends Leander Paes and Martina Hingis presented Prime Minister Narendra Modi autographed racquets with which they won the Australian Open mixed doubles title on February 1. “It was wonderful meeting you @mhingis & @Leander! Kind of you @mhingis & @Leander to present autographed racquets with which you played Aus Open Mixed Doubles Finals,” Modi tweeted. The prime minister also posted a photograph of himself standing with Paes and

  • Chirs Gayle

    Chris Gayle hints at retirement from Test cricket

    Perth : West Indies opener Chris Gayle has hinted at the possibility of retiring from Test cricket if his recurring back problem cannot cope with a tight international schedule. Gayle said he plans to assess his future after the World Cup when he meets with West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) officials. However, he says his passion for playing Test cricket remains, reports CMC. “I do (feel passionate about playing Tests), to be