Free Press Journal
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    Sonia misses Parliamnet session due to viral fever

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who did not attend the Parliament session today, is down with viral fever. Party sources said tonight that Gandhi could not attend the Parliament today as she was unwell and may skip it tomorrow as well. Incidentally, the contentious Land Acquisition Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha. Gandhi is a member of the Lok Sabha from Rae Bareli and is also the chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party

  • Tariq Anwar

    Land Acquisition bill will cause problems for BJP: Tariq Anwar

    New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party general secretary Tariq Anwar on Wednesday alleged that ‘everybody’ is against the ‘anti-farmer’ Land Acquisition bill, adding that the proposed law would cause difficulties for the Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre. “The Land Acquisition bill is a very controversial ordinance and I believe that in the near future, it will be a great problem for the Central government. While the Shiv Sena chose to vote against

  • Manmohan Singh, coal blocks allocation scam

    Manmohan Singh summoned in coal blocks allocation scam

    New Delhi : A Delhi court has issued summons to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in connection with the coal blocks allocation scam. According to reports, former coal secretary PC Parakh, industrialist KM Birla and three others are also to be tried in connection with the case. All six have been summoned by the court on April 8 under the charges of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and under provisions of Prevention of Corruption

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    Sensex rises 82 points in early trade on value-buying

    Mumbai: After two sessions of losses, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 82 points in early trade today as stocks of realty, consumer durables and banking sectors led the recovery on value-buying by participants amid a mixed trend at other Asian bourses. The 30-share index, which had lost 739.08 points in the previous two sessions, recovered by 82.15 points, or 0.29 per cent, to 28,792.02.

  • Rupee down

    Rupee drops 6 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai : The rupee fell by six paise to a fresh two-month low of 62.82 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to rise in the Greenback’s value against other global currencies. Forex dealers attributed the fall in the rupee to the dollar’s strength against other global currencies and sustained capital outflows but a higher opening in the domestic stock market capped the rupee’s fall.  The rupee had lost 21

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo in the record books as Real advance to last eight

    Paris: European footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo helped himself to one goalscoring record and equalled another as holders Real Madrid booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday. Ronaldo is now the all-time leading goalscorer in European competition after two goals in the upset 4-3 defeat against Schalke took his total to 78, surpassing the previous record held by another former Real stalwart, Raul. But, perhaps more importantly for his intense rivalry with Barcelona’s

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP MLAs to urge Arvind Kejriwal to expel party ‘rebels’

    New Delhi : Legislators of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) drafted a letter for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, seeking the expulsion of party ‘rebels’ Shanti Bhushan, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.  Karawal Nagar MLA Kapil Mishra alleged that the actions of the three named in the letter have resulted in internal rifts within the party. “Party MLAs are all writing petition to Arvind Kejriwal, in which we have said that because of

  • 9 dwarf galaxies, Milky way

    Scientists discover 9 new dwarf galaxies orbiting Milky Way

    Washington: Scientists have identified nine new dwarf galaxies, which is the largest number ever found at once, in orbit around the Milky Way. The findings by a team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge, newly-released imaging data taken from the Dark Energy Survey, may help unravel the mysteries behind dark matter, the invisible substance holding galaxies together. The new satellites were found in the southern hemisphere near the Large and Small Magellanic Cloud,

  • Van Gogh paintings

    Why Van Gogh’s paintings are turning white revealed

    Washington : A new study has provided a deeper insight into why Vincent van Gogh’s most prized paintings are turning white. Researchers at the University of Antwerp, by inspecting the speck under a microscope and using x-ray lasers, were able to determine what minerals it contained. It was discovered the speck was originally red and contained a lead known as plumbonacrite. The scientists explained plumbonacrite was one of the first synthetically-made paints known to man

  • Hormonal transplant

    Hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women can be really harmful

    Washington : It turns out that hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women does not always do good to their health. New evidence shows that HRT, which is widely used for controlling menopausal symptoms, and has been used for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, does not protect them against it, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke. This latest evidence looked at the effects of using hormone therapy for at least six months

  • Laxmikant Parsekar

    Laxmikant Parsekar: Will ask MLAs to return money spent on Brazil junket

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar will personally speak to ruling lawmakers and urge them to return the money they spent on a junket to Brazil during the World Cup last year back to the state exchequer. Parsekar said on late Tuesday that his office had been in receipt of a communication from the Sports Authority of Goa (SAG), a nodal agency which had co-ordinated the junket to the FIFA World Cup for four ruling

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar Government to seek trust vote in Bihar assembly

    Patna : The Nitish Kumar-led government will seek a trust vote in the Bihar Assembly. Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi had asked Nitish to prove majority on the floor of the House after he took over as the Chief Minister following Jitan Ram Manjhi’s resignation. The Janata Dal (United) has issued whip to its MLAs to vote in favour of confidence vote presented by the government. Meanwhile, the Budget Session of Bihar Assembly will begin

  • Lok Sabha okays land Bill, Rajya Sabha opens doors for delay

    New Delhi :  The reality of the numbers game in Parliament expressed itself with full force in both the Houses. The Lok Sabha, where the ruling BJP has an absolute majority, passed the Land Acquisition bill that seeks to replace the Ordinance after including nine amendments moved by the government amid an opposition walk out.

  • BJP puts PDP on notice, threat to unplug govt

    New Delhi :  The BJP, desperate to extricate itself from the flip-flop over release of the separatist leader in Kashmir and contain the collateral damage, on Tuesday gave a stern warning to the PDP, its ally in the newly-formed government in Jammu and Kashmir, that any further unilateral actions will not be tolerated.

  • Masarat’s release was authored in Guv Rule

    New Delhi :  Even as both the BJP and the PDP are tying themselves into knots on the release of separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhatt from a Jammu jail, it is learnt that the state of Jammu and Kashmir was under Governor’s rule when the order disapproving of Bhatt’s detention was passed.

  • Apple watch: Online jokers have field day

    London :  Technology buffs had been waiting for the launch of the much touted Apple watch with bated breath. But Internet jokers spoilt the party and latched onto the launch with their funny takes, especially the less than 24 hours battery life of the latest Apple gadget.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul plea to quash defamation case rejected

    Mumbai :  In a setback to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday dismissed his petition seeking quashing of a defamation case against him in a case of alleged hate speech against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).