Free Press Journal
  • P C Parekh

    Coal scam: Parakh ‘surprised’ by CBI special court’s summons

    New Delhi: Former coal secretary P C Parakh said that him being summoned by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in the coal block allocation case has come ‘as a surprise’ to him, and added that he is yet to receive an official order for an appearance.

  • Solar-powered pump promises to end farmers’ irrigation woes

    Vadodara: The farmers in the country can do away with their dependence on conventional forms of energy for operating pumps to water their fields as a private company has come up with a solar-energy operated pump, which will also reduce environment pollution. ABB India has developed a solar-powered water pump for irrigating crops with rural India facing problems in the supply of electricity and availability of diesel for operating gensets.

  • I am best when my bowlers perform best: M S Dhoni

    Auckland: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has received rich praise for his captaincy so far in the World Cup but he feels it is the performance of his bowlers that makes him look like a commanding leader. Since spinners were in operation for 30 overs against Ireland, Dhoni was asked at the post-match media conference if he is at his best as a captain when he is experimenting with his bowling options. He smiled and

  • Mohammad Shami

    Shami, Umesh on course to become world-class bowlers: Akhtar

    New Delhi: Impressed by Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav’s “mature performance” in the ongoing cricket World Cup, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar feels the duo are on the path to become “world-class” bowlers and have been the key to India’s success in the tournament.

  • HCs restrained from entertaining pleas agst NJAC Act

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today restrained all high courts from entertaining any petition challenging validity of Constitutional Amendment Act and National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act meant to replace the two-decade-old collegium system of judges appointing judges. “No high court will proceed with the matters relating to the constitutional validity of these laws,” a three-judge bench headed by Justice A R Dave said.

  • Six African bashed up in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru: The IT city once again showed its intolerant face when six African nationals and two policemen were beaten up by a group of irate locals at Byrathi in east Bengaluru on Monday night. Soon after the attack, many African nationals, mostly students, wanted to flee the city fearing further attacks.

  • Osama Bin Laden

    Osama files prove unholy terror nexus between Pak Punjab govt

    Karachi : Files retrieved from Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s Abbotabad compound have revealed that Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif sought to strike a peace deal with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) through Al Qaeda so that they do not conduct operations inside Punjab. One of the documents was a letter written by Atiyah Abd al Rahman (Mahmud), who was then the general manager of Al Qaeda, to Osama bin Laden (identified as

  • Hillary Clinton

    Broke no rules, mailed no classified info to anyone: Hillary Clinton

    New York: Breaking her silence over the email uproar, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she chose one account for both her personal and official communication out of “convenience” but acknowledged it would have been better if she had used government email for work. “Looking back, it would’ve been better if I’d simply used a second email account and carried a second phone, but at the time, this didn’t seem like

  • Markandey Katju

    RS condemns Markandey Katju for his remarks against Gandhi, Subhash

    New Delhi: Cutting across political divide, Rajya Sabha members today condemned former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju for calling Mahatma Gandhi a British agent and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose a Japanese one, with some even demanding action against him. The Zero Hour saw members from opposition and treasury benches coming together to condemn Justice Katju’s remarks in his blog with the entire House later unanimously adopting a resolution by a voice vote.

  • Sensex trades flat; healthcare stocks fall

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading flat in the afternoon session.

  • Narendra Modi

    People of Seychelles have made me feel one of their own: Narendra Modi

    Victoria (Seychelles): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, writing in the visitor’s book at the State House, Victoria, on Wednesday said that the people of Seychelles have made him feel like ‘one of their own’, adding that India considers the island nation as a trusted neighbour and strategic partner. “Though this is my first visit to Seychelles, the people of Seychelles have made me feel like one of their own. I have been deeply touched

  • Rape

    Married woman gang raped in Haryana

    Jind : A married woman was allegedly gang raped by five youths near Roopgarh village in the district, police said today. The victim, a native of Harsola village in Kaithal district, had come to Roopgarh village to meet her relatives when five car-borne youths abducted and raped her in the nearby fields yesterday, police said. A case has been registered against Chander Shekhar, Manoj, Jitender, Kala and Sandeep; residents of Kandela village in the district on

  • loksabha Parliament

    A hard grind for the BJP in Parliament

    New Delhi : The current session of Parliament has been, for the BJP, a lesson in conciliation and a warning of how obstructive the Opposition can be. That the ruling party at the Centre had to pander to the Opposition even in the Lok Sabha where it has a clear majority, accommodating its views even on nuances of the land bill that it would in the normal course not compromise on shows how much it has been

  • Pakistan Rangers raid MQM headquarters in Karachi

    Islamabad: A heavy contingent of paramilitary Pakistan Rangers raided the headquarters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Karachi on Wednesday morning, prompting protests by party activists and a call for a day of “peaceful mourning”, a media report said. According to sources, a number of party workers, including the party’s Rabita Committee, central coordination cell of the MQM, member Amir Khan were detained during the raid, Dawn online reported.  Rangers personnel after

  • IS lulls hostages into ‘false sense of security’ to make them seem compliant in videos

    London : Former Islamic State (IS) militant Saleh has said that the hostages always seem compliant in IS videos because they do not realize that they will be killed as they are subjected to various mock executions and have a “false sense of security”.  According to Sky News, Saleh said that he was told by Mohammed Emwazi what he had to say to the hostages. Emwazi, popularly known as jihadi John, told Saleh

  • Masrat Alam

    Jammu and Kashmir sending detailed report on Masrat Alam’s release

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government is sending a detailed report to the union home ministry on Wednesday on the controversial release of separatist leader Masrat Alam. State government sources told in winter capital Jammu that the ministry had expressed dissatisfaction over the earlier report sent to it by the state home department on Alam’s release.  “A comprehensive report has now been prepared dealing with all the aspects of Masrat Alam’s release. It

  • Prakash Javadekar

    Manmohan Singh paying for Congress’ sin: Prakash Javadekar

    New Delhi :  Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday that former prime minister Manmohan Singh was paying for the “sin” committed by the Congress party after a Delhi court summoned him as accused in a coal block allocation case.  Special Judge Bharat Parashar also summoned industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, former coal secretary P.C. Parakh and three others on April 8.  “It is a Congress’ scam and because of the Congress’ sin, Manmohan ji,

  • Swine flu

    Manipur reports first swine flu case

    Imphal: Manipur reported its first swine flu case, a senior Health department official said. A 35-year-old woman of Imphal East district was suffering from the HINI virus. She is admitted in a private hospital, Principal Secretary Health Suresh Babu said here. The woman was detected to be suffering from swine flu on March 5 after fluid samples of three persons suspected to have been infected by the HINI virus were sent to Mumbai for