Free Press Journal
  • Janta Express derailment

    What really caused the train disaster in Uttar Pradesh?

    Lucknow: Over three days after a train disaster left 38 people dead in Uttar Pradesh, it is not still clear what really caused the horrific accident. Preliminary inquiry into the March 20 derailment in Rae Bareli district has apparently thrown up various versions, railway sources say.  Thirty-eight people were killed and dozens injured when the engine and three coaches of the Varanasi-bound Janata Express went off the tracks at Bachranwa, a small railway station. The train

  • air china

    Air China passenger plane makes emergency landing

    Beijing: An Air China passenger plane today made an emergency landing in eastern China due to mechanical faults. The flight CA1802 landed in Hefei which is the capital and largest city of Anhui Province. The aircraft coming from Xiamen City in east China’s Fujian Province to Beijing was forced to land in Hefei at 9:17 am local time due suspected mechanical faults in it, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Number of passengers on board were not known. According to reports, no one suffered injuries. Passengers have

  • sudipta sen

    Saradha group chief Sudipta Sen sent to 14 days judicial custody

    Darjeeling: Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen, the prime accused in the multi-crore rupees ponzi scheme scam, was sent to 14 days judicial custody by a local court in connection with a case filed by a retired soldier. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Darjeeling court, Utpal Mishra passed the order yesterday evening during which Sen was present in the court.

  • Wagah Border

    After 6 months, Pakistani Rangers offer sweets to BSF counterparts

    Amritsar: After a gap of almost six months, Pakistani Rangers offered sweets to their Indian counterparts BSF at Joint Check Post Attari/Wagah border on the occasion of Pakistan National Day. Deputy Director General of Pakistani Rangers, Brigadier Zahid offered sweets to DIG of BSF, M F Farooqui yesterday, officials said.

  • security

    Sebi to beef up IT team for probes, fighting cyber attacks

    New Delhi: To strengthen its technical capabilities including for probes, Sebi is planning to beef up its team of officers by hiring IT experts to develop data mining and intelligence tools, as also to check cyber attacks. These officers will develop data analytics and business intelligence tools, and also manage internal IT security and audit systems to guard against data loss and theft.

  • David Cameron

    David Cameron to not serve third term as British Prime Minister

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has stirred up the UK election campaign by announcing that he would serve a full second term if he is re-elected in May but would not seek a third. Cameron, 48 said if re-elected in the May 7 general election he would serve the full five years of his second term in Parliament and then leave 10 Downing Street. After that, he said, “it will be time for new leadership”.

  • Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh

    Gen. V.K. Singh should quit if disgusted: Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress said that Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. V.K. Singh (retd) should quit if he felt disgusted, referring to the tweets with the hashtag “Duty” and “Disgust” he sent out after attending Pakistan Day function here. “If the minister is so disgusted with the double standards of the government on Pakistan…. then he should have quit,” Congress leader Manish Tewari told reporters.

  • Tanu Weds Manu Returns

    Kangana unveils ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ poster on birthday 

    New Delhi: Kangana Ranaut’s 28th birthday was spent doing something as special as launching the poster of her upcoming film “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” at a wedding-themed event here. The actress says the original 2011 film will always be “memorable” for her as it turned out to be a stepping stone in her career.

  • jennifer-lawrence-mystique

    Jennifer Lawrence confirms `X-Men: Apocalypse` would be last one as Mystique

    Washington: Jennifer Lawrence has said that the upcoming ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ movie would be her last one as Mystique. The 24-year-old Academy Award winner said with a smile on her face that yes, it will be her last one in the famous superhero franchise, E! Online reported.

  • Black_Sabbath

    Black Sabbath to call it quits with farewell concert at Ozzfest

    Wellington: Brit rock band Black Sabbath has decided to call it quits after their lead singer Ozzy Osbourne’s wife announced that Ozzfest in Japan will be the band’s farewell. In a brief video, Sharon Osbourne, who is also a co-founder of Ozzfest, asserted that the performance of the metal heavyweights at Ozzfest will be their last, Stuff.co.nz reported.

  • range rover evoque

    Jaguar Land Rover to assemble Range Rover Evoque at Pune plant

    Mumbai: Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover will start assembling popular sports utility vehicle Range Rover Evoque at its Pune manufacturing facility to make it the fourth model to be rolled out locally. The locally-manufactured Range Rover Evoque is now available for sale with deliveries expected to begin from early April 2015 and will be priced between Rs 48.73 lakh and Rs 56.21 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai, pre-Octroi), the company said in a statement today.

  • visa

    Boost for Indian IT workers as US L-1B visas now easier to get

    Washington: US President Barack Obama today announced an easing of the process to obtain L-1B work visas for corporate executives, a move that could end the largescale harassment of IT professionals from India and make it easier for Indian companies to bring employees here. Such a move, Obama argued would attract larger foreign direct investment to the US.

  • suicide

    Maharashtra govt must probe Beed teacher suicide case: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Observing that the financial situation of teachers in government as well as private institutions in Maharashtra was dismal, the Shiv Sena today said the state government must conduct an enquiry into the incident of teacher suicide in Beed district. According to local media reports, a group of teachers in Beed were protesting since March 16 for not being paid their dues from the last one year.

  • Gutka seized

    Maharashtra: Sale of gutka to be non-bailable offence

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has stated that the sale of gutka, which has been banned in the state, will be declared a non-bailable offence. According to reports, the remark was made by Maharashtra Food and Drug Minister Girish Bapat after the issue of the continuing sale of gutka was raised by Congress leader Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan during the Question Hour of the state assembly.

  • AB De Villiers

    South Africa score 281/5 against New Zealand in curtailed 1st semis

    Auckland: Opting to bat, South Africa scored 281 for five against New Zealand in the rain-curtailed first semi-final of the cricket World Cup here today. The match has been reduced to 43 overs per side after rain interrupted play for nearly two hours at the Eden Park.

  • V K Singh

    Opposition slams VK Singh’s tweets of ‘disgust’

    New Delhi: The opposition on Tuesday slammed Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh for his tweets of ‘duty’ and ‘disgust’ after attending the Pakistan Day celebrations in the national capital. “When duty becomes a burden, the honourable thing to do is to put in your papers. After all, he was worn a uniform and knows what Pakistan has done over the past two decades: sponsor terrorism. He is under no obligation to perform a

  • China agrees with India to maintain border peace

    China and India have agreed to maintain peace and tranquillity along their Himalayan border while they work on resolving a long-festering boundary dispute, China’s foreign ministry said.