Free Press Journal
  • Former Bihar CM Ram Sundar Das passes away

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minister and ruling JD-U leader, 94-year-old Ram Sundar Das died.  According to family members, Das breathed his last at the Patna Medical College and Hospital early this morning. Das, whose trademark dress was a cotton dhoti, kurta and Gandhi cap, is survived by two sons and one daughter. His wife passed away a few years ago.

  • Rape

    Bar Council ponders action over Nirbhaya defence lawyer’s statement

    New Delhi: The Bar Council of India is pondering action over the controversial statements made by the defence counsel of the accused in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case. The lawyer in question, ML Sharma, allegedly said that he would ‘torch’ his daughter if she were to stay out beyond a certain time at night.

  • Kumar Vishwas

    Kumar Vishwas praises ‘polite’ Yogendra Yadav

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas, who celebrated Holi with under-fire party member Yogendra Yadav here on Friday, said the latter is polite and an expert at putting across his point. Both leaders kept aside the political matters and applied colours on each other.

  • Oppn boycotts Governor’s address on 1st day of budget session

    Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI(M)-led LDF opposition in Kerala today boycotted the governor’s address on the first day of the budget session over its demand for the resignation of state Finance Minister KM Mani in the bar bribery case.

  • Manish Sisodia

    People unnecessarily pointing fingers at Kejriwal, says Sisodia

    New Delhi: The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, on Friday said that people are unnecessarily pointing fingers at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal even as the latter is recuperating from an illness at a naturopathy centre in Bengaluru.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    ‘Dirty politics’ in AAP ?

    New Delhi: For the Aam Admi Party (AAP) to begin falling apart less than a month after its famous victory in the Delhi election will be a cause of surprise and disappointment to its legions of followers in the national capital and outside.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    ‘Aam aadmi’ Kejriwal enjoying VVIP status, alleges BJP

    New Delhi: Asserting that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) does not practice what it preaches, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal makes a lot of claims about simplicity but he is enjoying the VVIP status.

  • Viv Richards turns singer!

    Perth: Cricket legend Viv Richards has lent his voice to a debut solo release of Australian rock band INXS drummer Jon Farriss.  Richards recorded for Farriss’ album named Smokin’ Joe which is a tribute to the West Indies great who many consider the most destructive batsman of all time.

  • Indian women ignore health while multi-tasking: Survey

    Mumbai: As Indian women continue to endeavour to do the best in their life and profession, they are tending to neglect their health, shows a recent survey. According to the survey by insurer ICICI Lombard, only 39 per cent of respondents (women) were covered by any health insurance. “It is an irony that despite playing multiple roles, women ignore their own health and well-being. In fact, the multi-responsibility avatar is precisely the reason

  • President accepts resignation of Minister Danve

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted the resignation of Raosaheb Dadarao Danve, Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, from the Council of Ministers, with immediate effect.

  • NDA govt has let down fishermen: NFF

    Puducherry: National Fishworkers Forum today charged the BJP led NDA government at the Centre with letting down fishermen as none of the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Home and Finance Ministers in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were fulfilled in the budget. NFF Chairman M Ilango said in a release here that they had expected the government to announce a separate ministry for Fisheries

  • Analysts see monetisable value of REITs at over USD 96 bn

    Mumbai:The tax sops proposed in the Budget for REITs (real estate investment trusts) can help realise a potential USD 96 billion by listing the occupied commercial real estate across offices, retail and warehousing segments over the next few years, according to analysts and industry leaders. According to a report prepared by KPMG, Knight Frank and Hariani & Co, nearly USD 96 billion worth or 1.41 billion sq.ft of occupied commercial real estate

  • China announces USD 260 bln worth infrastructure projects

    Beijing: China today ruled out introducing a stimulus to arrest the slowdown of the economy but instead announced USD 260 billion worth of infrastructure projects, including railway construction, to spur growth. China is to invest more than 1.6 trillion yuan (USD 260 billion) in infrastructure in an economy where growth is expected to slow and fiscal deficit increase, according to the work report submitted by Premier Li Keqiang to the legislature, the National

  • Ahead of Women’s Day, Subway opens all-women operated outlet

    Mumbai: Quick service restaurant chain Subway has opened an all-women operated outlet to mark International Women’s day on March 8. With the new outlet opening in suburban Andheri, the Connecticut-based company’s store count has now reached 500 in India. “The 500th restaurant opening is a significant milestone for the Indian market. Over the years, we have witnessed a growing consumer focus towards healthier eating and Subway has been able to create a niche

  • 3 of 4 overseas islands up for auction sold to Chinese bidders

    Beijing: In an unusual auction, four islands in Fiji, Greece, Britain and Canada were put up for sale on China’s largest online shopping platform Taobao with three of them being sold within 12 hours. Any Chinese citizen who put up a 1,000 yuan (USD 159) deposit was qualified to bid. Starting at 10 am (local time) on Wednesday, at least 48 bidders took part in the auction.

  • Buttler backs England recovery

    Adelaide: Jos Buttler expects England to resurrect their World Cup campaign, saying playing under pressure may just be what the struggling team needs ahead of the last two must-win games. Eoin Morgan’s side, who have just one win in four Pool A matches, must defeat Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday and minnows Afghanistan in Sydney on March 13 if they to have a chance of staying afloat in the tournament.

  • Robinho eyes 2018 World Cup after Brazil recall

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil forward Robinho said he already has an eye on the 2018 World Cup in Russia after earning an international recall. The 31-year-old expressed his gratitude to coach Dunga after being included in a 23-man squad for friendlies against France and Chile later this month, reports Xinhua.

  • Ireland take on Zimbabwe in a battle of minnows

    Hobart: With their eyes on the quarterfinal spot, Ireland take on Zimbabwe in a cricket World Cup Pool B clash, in a battle of minnows here tomorrow. The Irish are just ahead of Zimbabwe in the league standings with four points from three matches, having beaten the West Indies and the UAE, compared to the Africans’ two points from four matches. Ireland are arguably the most impressive of all the four non-Test or

  • Misbah-ul-Haq

    Misbah backs bowlers to slam brakes on South Africa

    Auckland: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq insists his bowlers can slam the brakes on South Africa’s batting superstars in tomorrow’s World Cup clash in Auckland with AB de Villiers their prime target. South Africa have blasted totals of 400-plus in their last two Pool B matches with De Villiers notching one-day international cricket’s fastest 150 during his 66-ball 162 against the West Indies. If his brash approach was not enough, Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis