Free Press Journal
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama urges Iran to grab ‘historic chance’ for n-deal

    Washington: US President Barack Obama called on Iranian leaders not to miss a “historic opportunity” to reach a reasonable nuclear deal, saying such a moment “may not come again soon”.  In a video message to mark Nowruz (Persian New Year), Obama on Thursday said this is “the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries,” referring to the ongoing talks being held in Switzerland to clinch a deal

  • Arvind kejriwal

    Politicos hit out at AAP over water tariff hike

    New Delhi : Politicians across the board have criticised the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi for the rise in water tariff. “When they had promised people that they will provide free water, cut down electricity rates, provide free WiFi they should have added a ‘conditions apply’ to it. Now it is clear how capable they are as water bills earlier used to be less than now,” said Bharatiya Janata Party

  • V K Singh

    6290 Indians detained in foreign prisons: Gen VK Singh

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs General (retired) VK Singh has said that there are 6,290 Indian nationals who have been detained in foreign prisons across 72 countries. Speaking at the Rajya Sabha, Gen Singh on Thursday informed that the largest number of Indians has been detained in Saudi Arabia, with 1,508 people in prison. The other nations where a large number of Indians are in prison are the UAE (785),

  • Tunis museum attack

    Barack Obama offers support to Tunisia following museum attack

    Washington: US President Barack Obama called Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi to offer condolences and support following the terrorist attack that left 23 people dead at a museum in Tunis. Obama “extended sympathy, on behalf of all Americans, to the victims’ families and loved ones,” and offered continued US assistance and support in the ongoing investigation, Xinhua reported citing a statement issued by the White House.

  • Omar Abdullah

    Militants walked from across border: Omar Abdullah

    Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the militants who carried out a Fidayeen attack on a police station in Rajbagh area of Kathua district came from across the border. Omar said the attack was carried out on the past pattern.”These Fidayeen will have walked across the border last night and launched their attack this morning which is the past pattern as well,” Omar said on his twitter account. “My thoughts

  • Train Derails

    Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express derails, high casualties expected

    New Delhi : The engine and two bogies of the Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express train derailed near Bachhrawan in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district on Friday after the brakes failed to deploy in time. Sources from the Railways said at least 40-50 people have been injured in the incident and a high number of causalities are expected.

  • Bribery, extortion

    Police officer suspended in Mathura for demanding bribe

    Mathura: A police officer in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district was suspended for demanding a bribe of Rs.7 lakh, police said on Friday. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manzil Saini suspended Station House Officer Salim Khan after Samajwadi Party leader Raj Vir complained that the police officer demanded the amount to close a case against him. A recorded audio was presented as proof.
    However, Salim Khan said he had been framed and he was innocent.

  • Rajnath Singh

    Kathua attack: Rajnath Singh to give statement in Lok Sabha today

    New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will on Friday give a statement in the Lok Sabha over the attack on a police station in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district. The Home Minister had earlier instructed the state’s Home Secretary to actively monitor the situation. One policeman has been killed and nine people have been left injured after unidentified gunmen opened fire at the police station earlier this morning. One militant has also been

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Sushma Swaraj to inaugurate International Conference on Maritime Trade

    New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will on Friday inaugurate a three-day conference focused on strengthening maritime trade and security among Indian Ocean Rim countries in Bhubaneshwar. The conference, ‘India and the Indian Ocean: Renewing Maritime Trade and Civilisational Linkages’, will be attended by delegates from 20 nations. According to reports, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is scheduled to grace the valedictory session on the concluding day on Sunday.

  • Michael Clarke

    Injury-prone Michael Clarke says will continue playing ODIs post WC

    Karachi: Australian skipper Michael Clarke has dismissed questions surrounding his retirement, stating that he will continue playing one-day cricket following the conclusion of the World Cup. The veteran skipper has long battled a back condition and dealt a series of hamstring injuries recently, prompting calls for Clarke to retire from the shorter format to prolong his career in Test cricket. Brushing aside his retirement talks, Clarke said that he has had injury concerns since

  • Pablo Armero

    Flamengo in bid for Colombia defender Armero

    Rio de Janeiro: Flamengo are in talks to sign Colombia international defender Pablo Armero, according to media reports.  The Rio de Janeiro outfit hopes to sign the left-back on loan from Udinese until the end of the season with the option of making the move permanent, Xinhua quoted Lancenet as saying on Thursday.  Armero is currently on loan at AC Milan, where he has struggled for opportunities under manager Fellipo Inzaghi. Flamengo boss

  • Sensex Red down

    Sensex down 78 points; auto stocks drop

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Friday was trading 77.74 points or 0.27 percent down as auto stocks fell. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also trading 30.25 points or 0.35 percent down at 8,604.40 points.  The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,465.44 points, was trading at 28,391.93 points (at 9.18 a.m.) in the early

  • Rupee down

    Rupee drops 5 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai:  The rupee depreciated by five paise at 62.57 against the US dollar in early trade today on fresh demand for the American currency from importers. Besides, a lower opening in domestic equity markets put pressure on the local unit, forex dealers said. The rupee had gained 17 paise to end at 62.52 against the US dollar yesterday. Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell by 136.92 points, or 0.48 per cent, at 28,332.75 in early trade today.

  • Terrorist Strike,

    Two killed as militants storm Kathua police station

    Jammu: Terrorists stormed a police station in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours today, killing two persons, including a security personnel, and injuring three others. A group of two to three militants of a fidayeen squad stormed Rajbagh Police Station in the wee hours and opened indiscriminate firing, police officers said. In the firing, a sentry died and another person was injured, who later succumbed to his injuries, they said, adding that a fierce

  • Pakistan umpire is villain of Bangladesh tale

    Dhaka : Hundreds of Bangladesh cricket supporters on Thursday burnt an effigy of Pakistani cricket umpire Aleem Dar and marched in the capital Dhaka after the country was knocked out of the World Cup following a 109-run defeat against India.

  • rohit-sharma

    It was a RO HIT

    Melbourne :  With his well-paced hundred against Bangladesh in the cricket World Cup on Thursday, opener Rohit Sharma not only piloted India to an impressive total but also gave a further demonstration of his maturity.

  • Teesta

    Teesta’s bail plea referred to larger bench

    New Delhi :  The Supreme Court on Thursday referred to a larger bench the anticipatory bail plea of Gujarat civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad’s Gulbarg Society, which was devastated in the 2002 riots; the court also extended its interim order protecting them against arrest.

  • IAS officer_D.K. Ravikumar

    Pigheaded Congress refuses to budge on CBI probe

    Bengaluru/New Delhi :  Even as the anger over the alleged suicide of IAS officer DK Ravi continued to roil Karnataka, the BJP on Thursday seized the opportunity to put the Congress on the back foot with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh stating in Lok Sabha that the Central Government was ready for a CBI inquiry into the death of Karnataka IAS officer if the state government sends in a request.

  • Minister Jayant Malviya, wife looted in AC coupe

    New Delhi :  In a shocking and daring incident of robbery on board a running train, Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya and wife Sudha, a BJP activist, were looted in the early hours of the day near Mathura station while travelling in the first AC coupe of the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Express.