Free Press Journal
  • Narendra Modi likely to visit Pak next year to attend SAARC summit

    Karachi : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Pakistan next year in order to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, whereas dates for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit are being worked out, a report said. While speaking to the press after attending a two-day conference at the 6th Think Tank Forum of Islamic Countries that concluded on Sunday, Sartaj Aziz, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s adviser on

  • Prabha Arun Kumar

    Prabha Arun Kumar’s husband heard wife being stabbed to death over phone in Sydney

    Sydney : The husband of Indian woman consultant Prabha Arun Kumar is believed to have heard her murder when he was over the phone with his wife as she was stabbed to death in Sydney, a mere 300 metres from her home. According to the Daily Telegraph, the woman was on the phone with her husband when the killer struck her following which she started screaming for help. Information technology and outsourcing company Mindtree

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi to undertake three-nation visit from tomorrow: MEA

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a three-nation visit from March 10 to 14. Seychelles will be the first leg of the three-nation tour, and the Prime Minister’s visit there is aimed at restoring India’s commitment to political development in that country, the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Monday. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s will arrive in Seychelles tomorrow night and will stay there till post-lunch till March 11. His visit

  • Satyam fraud case

    Satyam fraud case: Final verdict postponed till April 9

    Hyderabad : A special court in Hyderabad has decided to give its final verdict on the Satyam Computer scam, the biggest accounting scam yet in India, on April 9. A Hyderabad court had sent former Satyam chairman B. Ramalinga Raju and his brother Rama Raju to six months in jail, and had also imposed a fine of Rs.5 lakh on each of them in connection with the massive corporate fraud case in November

  • India aim record World Cup win against Ireland

    Hamilton: On the cusp of creating World Cup history, a supremely confident India will aim to crush a gutsy Ireland in their penultimate group encounter of the ICC cricket World Cup, here tomorrow. Having already qualified for the quarter-finals with four commanding wins, the defending champions are eyeing their fifth straight win in the tournament.  If India happen to win tomorrow, it will create a new World Cup record of winning nine straight matches at the global

  • Farmer commits suicide in Muzaffarnagar

    Muzaffarnagar: A 45-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train near Rashidghar crossing at Thana Bhawan town in Shamli district, police said today. Sanjay took the extreme step yesterday, they said. According to the villagers, he was facing some family dispute over a financial problem as he had taken loan from someone and was unable to clear it, police said.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Indian woman’s stabbing: Sushma Swaraj assures consular help in Sydney

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said the Indian consulate is providing every kind of help over the murder of an Indian IT consultant in Sydney.  “I am in constant touch with our Consulate in Sydney. The Consulate is providing all help,” she tweeted. Swaraj had earlier expressed her pain about the murder of Prabha Arun Kumar in Sydney and added that the Indian consulate was in touch with

  • Rape

    Youth rapes minor girl in Palghar

    Palghar: A teenaged girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Waliv village here, police said. The accused, identified as Gotya (20), raped the 15-year-old girl, both natives of Waliv village in Vasai division here, several times during the last one year while promising to marry her, police inspector Narayan Patil said. However, later he refused to keep his promise.  The offence came to light when the girl was found to be

  • murder case

    Elderly watchman killed in Thane

    Thane: A 55-year-old watchman deployed at a housing society was allegedly killed by a fellow security guard on Mira Road area here, police said today. The accused, Janak Sharma (25), who also worked as a watchman in another housing society on Mira Road, allegedlycalled Ramsingh Bhandare on the terrace of a building where he slit the latter’s throat with a sharp weapon yesterday, police inspector Dhanaji Kshirsagar said. Sharma was subsequently arrested and booked under section 302

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama to announce initiative to train US’ young skilled force

    Washington: With Americans facing tough competition from high-skilled workers from countries like India and China, US President Barack Obama is likely to announce a new initiative to train his country’s young skilled force for hi-tech jobs. This is part of efforts by the US President to have Americans fill up most of the estimated half a million jobs in the IT sector and not import workers from overseas like the highly skilled IT professionals from

  • Rajnath Singh

    Rajnath Singh likely to make statement in Lok Sabha over Masarat Alam’s release

    New Delhi :  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to make a statement in the Lok Sabha on Monday over the release of leader of the hard line-faction of Hurriyat, Masarat Alam. The home ministry has also sought a report on the release of the separatist leader who has over 15 cases pending against him. Alam was released from Baramulla prison following the new Jammu and Kashmir government’s policy to free political prisoners

  • Sensex down

    Sensex tumbles over 340 pts; Nifty dips below 8,900-mark

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex plunged over 340 points to 29,108.26 and the NSE Nifty dipped below the 8,900-mark in early trade today on heavy selling by funds and investors amid weak Asian cues. The 30-share barometer plunged by 340.69 points, or 1.16 per cent, to 29,108.26 with all sectoral indices, led by IT, tech, banking and power, trading in negative zone with losses up to 2.09 per cent.

  • Is Delhi sustainable?

    New Delhi: When we talk of sustainable cities, a recent survey result comes handy to initiate a dialogue on Delhi. The capital of India is at a disgusting 49th number out of 50 in the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index done recently by a Dutch group. Frankfurt in Germany won the top slot followed by London. Chicago won the 19th rank. Mumbai comes at the 47th position.

  • Toto Wolff

    Mercedes will not end Hamilton-Rosberg rivalry: Toto Wolff

    Paris: Mercedes will not try to halt the fierce rivalry between Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, team boss Toto Wolff told. The feud that came to a head when Rosberg drove into Hamilton on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps last August was good for Formula One, Wolff said in an interview. But the British and German rivals must not cross the line of what is acceptable again.

  • Anna Hazare

    Anna to decide date for ‘padyatra’ against Land bill

    Sevagram (Maharashtra) : Veteran social activist Anna Hazare will decide a date for the ‘padyatra’ against the ‘anti-farmer’ provisions in the government’s Land Acquisition Bill. “The government is not thinking about the villages but the cities, the Land Acquisition Bill will benefit the industrialists. We will today decide a date for our ‘padyatra’ against Land Acquisition Bill and discuss the schedule,” said Hazare. He added that his protest will be totally peaceful

  • Swine flu

    55 more deaths due to swine flu, 25,000 test positive

    New Delhi : Fifty-five more deaths due to swine flu were reported across the country on Monday, taking the total death toll to 1,370.  As per reports, about 25,000 people have tested positive for the H1N1 virus till now.  Unusual weather conditions this season have kept the humidity levels high and have also influenced the wind pattern across the plains of northwest India and adjoining areas, resulting in swine flu virus sustaining

  • Afghanistan, World Cup 2015

    Afghanistan must build on World Cup success, says Moles

    Wellington : Afghanistan have exceeded expectations at their first World Cup but need to keep playing against top sides to maintain momentum and become a real force in the game, coach Andy Moles said Monday. Afghanistan proved competitive in their tournament debut, including posting a win against Scotland, even though the minnow nation only contested their first one-day international in 2009.

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton and co gearing up for another year of drama

    London: Even before the first engine roars, Formula One can be heard drawing breath this week in readiness for another year of drama, intrigue and trepidation, starting with the final countdown to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Fewer cars, teams and drivers will start this year’s championship, one of the sport’s stars is mysteriously missing amid a spiral of conspiracy theories, and, as financial constraints continue to eat into its

  • Real Madrid

    Elimination unthinkable for out-of-form Madrid

    Madrid: European champions Real Madrid will expect to take another step closer to becoming the first team in 25 years to retain the Champions League when they host Schalke on Tuesday holding a 2-0 lead from the first leg of their last 16 tie. Madrid have strung together 10 consecutive victories in Europe stretching back to their successful run to their 10th European Cup last season, but have found the going a lot tougher domestically

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee plunges by 50 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai:  The rupee plummeted by 50 paise to 62.66 against the US dollar in early trade today as the American currency strengthened overseas. Forex dealers said besides the dollar’s gains against other currencies overseas on an upbeat US jobs data, fresh demand from importers for the Greenback and a weak opening in the domestic stock market put pressure on the rupee. The domestic unit had gained 9 paise to finish at 62.16