Free Press Journal
  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal summoned in defamation case

    New Delhi: A court here asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and two others to explain why should they be exempted from court appearing and directed them to be present in a defamation case filed by Surender Kumar Sharma.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi expresses concern over nun gangrape, church vandalisation

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed deep concern over the gangrape of an elderly nun in West Bengal and the vandalisation of a church in Haryana as he sought immediate reports on these incidents. “PM is deeply concerned about the incidents in Hisar, Haryana and Nadia, West Bengal,” the PMO tweeted. “PMO has asked for immediate report on facts & action taken regarding the incidents in Haryana & West Bengal,” it said in another tweet.

  • India Sensex

    Sensex surges 174 points; healthcare stocks gain

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Tuesday was trading 173.68 points or 0.61 percent up as healthcare stocks surged.

  • Muttiah Muralitharan

    Muttiah Muralitharan: Bat first, don’t obsess over AB De Villiers

    Sydney: Spin great Muttiah Muralitharan told Sri Lanka to bat first against South Africa and not obsess over the destructive batting power of AB de Villiers in Wednesday’s World Cup quarter-final. Muralitharan, a veteran of Sri Lanka’s defeated sides in the 2007 and 2011 finals, believes all the pressure will be on the team batting second at the Sydney Cricket Ground and that Angelo Mathews’s men can capitalise on South Africa’s poor record when chasing.

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    IAS officer D.K. Ravikumar who took on sand mafia found dead in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru (Karnataka): An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, who took on the sand mafia in Karnataka’s Kolar District, was found dead at his residence. Preliminary investigations suggest that D.K. Ravikumar allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his official residence in Bengaluru’s posh Koramangla locality.

  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court: Aadhaar card not mandatory for govt. schemes

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has reiterated an earlier order with regards to the Aadhaar card, directing the Centre and states to ensure that no person is denied benefits for not having the same. According to reports, the three-judge bench, which was headed by Justice Jasti Chelameswar, said that the court expects the government to adhere to the order dated September 23, 2013. The court further said that no person should suffer through lack of

  • Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein’s tomb destroyed in assault on Tikrit

    Baghdad: The tomb of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein reportedly has been destroyed during the ongoing assault to liberate the strategic city of Tikrit from the Islamic State (IS). Security officials said on Monday the mausoleum located in Al Ouya, south of Tikrit, was destroyed during fighting that erupted in the area between Iraqi government forces and IS fighters.

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    Kate Moss’ husband to exhibit her nude photos

    Los Angeles: Supermodel Kate Moss’ husband Jamie Hince is planning an exhibition of his wife’s naked photographs. His debut exhibition opened last June in New York. The model is thought to be excited about becoming the centre of attention in the display.

  • US gave 700 Indians political asylum in 2014

    Washington: The US provided 700 Indians political asylum last year as against 419 in 2013, according to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). “The USCIS Asylum division granted asylum to 419 individuals with Indian citizenship and/or country of birth in 2013 and 700 in 2014,” USCIS said in a letter to California-based North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) under the freedom of information act.

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    UN report: 20,000 North Koreans work as bonded labourers abroad

    Geneva: The UN has said nearly 20,000 North Korean workers are employed as bonded labourers abroad with a majority of them present in China and Russia, a report that was outrightly rejected by the country as “ill-minded” work of “hostile forces”. “Another issue is that of the North Korean bonded labour which on a first take may involve as many as 20,000 workers. The initial information indicates that majority would be in China and Russia,” Marzuki Darusman, Special Rapporteur for the Democratic People’s Republic of

  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

    US shares credible information with Pakistan on Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi

    Washington: The US has said it shared “credible evidence” with Pakistan on LeT operations commander Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi’s involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, days after it reminded the country its commitment to bring the perpetrators of the horrific attack to justice. “The US has provided credible evidence (on Lakhvi) to Pakistan,” a senior US official told PTI. The official refused to give any further details and said this was an ongoing legal matter. But, the information provided by the US to

  • HIlary-Duff_instagram

    Hilary Duff flaunts bikini body online

    Los Angeles: Actress Hilary Duff took to social media to share an image of herself in an itsy-bitsy bikini, which shows off her toned body. She shared the image on Instagram on March 15. The actress of “A Cinderella Story” fame is seen sans make-up, and has wet hair. As for her bikini, it’s a black scallop one teamed with very low-riding bottoms, reports

  • ISIS

    UN and Russia worry that Islamic State is in Afghanistan

    United Nations: The top UN envoy in Afghanistan says recent reports indicate the Islamic State group has established a foothold in Afghanistan, a view echoed by Russia which urged the Security Council to stop the extremists’ expansion. Nicholas Haysom told the council yesterday the UN mission’s assessment is that the Islamic State hasn’t stuck “firm roots” in Afghanistan, but it has the potential “to offer an alternative flagpole to which otherwise isolated insurgent splinter groups can rally.”

  • Nigerian army gains full control of town

    Abuja: Nigerian troops have regained full control of northeast Bama town in Borno State after clearing terrorists from the town on Monday, the country’s defence headquarters said. Nigerian troops have this afternoon routed terrorists from Bama in the state, Xinhua reported. It added that mopping up operation is ongoing. Bama is the second largest town in Borno after Maiduguri, the state capital.

  • Sharad Yadav

    An unapologetic Sharad(ji) takes on Smriti Irani

    New Delhi :  Janata Dal (U) leader Sharad Yadav is a politician of the 1970s vintage. In fact, he is among the first of those anti-Indira leaders who made his mark on the national scene as he humbled the veteran Congress leader Seth Govind Das in a 1974 by-election from Jabalpur. Hardened over the last 40 years, he does not say sorry easily.

  • H.L. Dattu

    CJI slams breaks on NJAC panel

    New Delhi :  Chief Justice of India Justice H L Dattu has slammed brakes on the National Judicial Appointments Commission by refusing to be part of the 3-member search committee to identify the chairman and members of the 6-member commission.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Transparent profiling not snooping: Jaitley

    New Delhi : Making light work of the Congress allegation that the Modi Sarkar was snooping on their vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Uinion finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that they were making “a mountain of what is not even a molehill.” He said that what the opposition is calling snooping is actually a transparent process of collection of information that had begun way back in 1987.

  • Mamata Gheraoed

    Kolkata :  There was much tension at Ranaghat in Nadia district when over 1000 people, including school students and locals, ghearoed the convoy of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and demanded an immediate CBI probe into the alleged gang rape of a 71 year old nun on Saturday morning.

  • Christine Lagarde

    Inclusiveness should be mantra: Lagarde

    New Delhi :  Calling India a “bright” spot on the global economic horizon, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Monday said the country was bigger than is perceived and must seize its moment.

  • 80% Metro-hit will get double their dwellings

    Mumbai :  Almost 80% of the people whose houses would be affected in South Mumbai by the Metro-III project would get double the size of their existing dwellings, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the Assembly on Monday.