Free Press Journal
  • Salman Khan

    2002 hit-n-run case: Salman to appear in court to give statement

    Mumbai: All eyes are set on the hit-and-run case in which Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, charged with killing one person and injuring four by ramming his car into a shop in 2002, would step into the box tomorrow to put up his defence and explain the circumstances that led to the mishap. It would be a crucial test for the 49-year-old actor as he gets an opportunity to give his version about the

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Spectrum bids won’t result in high call rates: Prasad

    New Delhi: Aditya Birla Group firm Idea was the most aggressive bidder, followed by Sunil Bharti Mittal’s Airtel and UK’s Vodafone in the fiercely contested spectrum auction that Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today insisted will not result in increase in call rates. Of the record Rs 1,09,874.91 crore received in the 19-day auction that concluded yesterday, the government will get Rs 28,872.7 crore within 10 days but Prasad wanted the telecom operators

  • AAP brass to meet to decide on Yadav, Bhushan fate?

    New Delhi: The AAP brass is tonight likely to decide on the fate of dissident leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan in the party with its chief Arvind Kejriwal insisting that the duo resign from its National Executive. Sources said that a decision on the future of the two leaders would be taken at the meeting.

  • NITISH Kumar

    Nitish welcomes Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee

    New Delhi:: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday welcomed the government’s decision to confer the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award, on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

  • Australia beat India by 95 runs, enters WC Finale

    Sydney: India’s near flawless title defence came to an agonising end today as they succumbed to pressure against the clinical Australians, who decimated the defending champions by 95 runs to romp into the finals and break a million Indian hearts. In an engrossing semifinal clash, four-time champions Australia rode on Steve Smith’s classy 105 to post an imposing 328/7 before bundling out India for 233 in 46.5 overs to set up a summit

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish meets PM, says FinComm to cost state Rs 50,000 cr

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Nitish Kumar today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and contended that his state will lose Rs 50,000 crore due to implementation of the 14th Finance Commission recommendations which he wanted to be compensated by the Centre. Kumar, who had snapped his party JD(U)’s 17-year-old alliance with BJP in 2013 after it projected Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 polls, met the Prime Minister for the first time.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi greets Bangladesh, India’s ‘enduring friend’ 

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people of Bangladesh on their 44th Independence Day, saying that country was an “enduring and important friend for India”.

  • HC extends Vyapam whistleblower’s security for two months

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday extended by two months the protection it granted to the Vyapam scam “whistleblower” who has alleged that the Madhya Pradesh Police and intelligence department were threatening him.

  • ’30pc of women in Maharashtra face high risk of breast cancer’

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant today informed the state Legislative Assembly that according to a survey, 30 per cent of women in urban areas of the state face the risk of breast cancer. Sawant, in a written reply to Madhuri Misal (BJP), said the survey conducted by a Pune-based private organisation revealed that 30 per cent of women in cities of Maharashtra face the risk of developing breast cancer. The survey was

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Piku

    Big B makes ‘Piku’ event special for journalists’ parents

    Mumbai: As “Piku” dwells on a father-daughter relationship, a unique promotional stint was planned for the unveiling of its trailer here. Mediapersons invited to the launch were asked to bring their parents to meet the star cast — Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan.

  • SRK reveals directorial ambitions at Zee celebrations

    London: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan revealed his ambitions to direct a film at the 20th anniversary celebrations for Zee TV here. The King Khan, who has shied away from committing himself to a role behind the camera in the past, also praised television as a great medium for storytelling.

  • Prices Of Gold And Silver Rise On Global Cues

    Gold jumps Rs 400 on global cues, buying by jewellers

    New Delhi: Gold prices spurted by Rs 400 to trade at Rs 26,950 per 10 grams at the bullion market today after the precious metal climbed above USD 1,200 an ounce in Singapore amid increased buying by jewellers to meet seasonal demand. Silver also recorded a significant rise of Rs 950 to Rs 38,750 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • BSE

    Mkts collapse on geopolitical worries, Sensex tanks 654 pts

    Mumbai: Rising geopolitical tension in the Middle East spooked domestic markets today with benchmark Sensex plummeting 654 points, its biggest daily fall in nearly three months, to close at 27,457.58. Across-the-board selling on the last day of monthly derivative contracts, sluggish global cues and surge in oil prices also pulled down markets for the seventh straight day. The NSE Nifty slipped 189 points, or 2.21 per cent, to end at 8,342.15, its weakest

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Sagarmala to have 12 smart cities, coastal eco zones: Nitin Gadkari

    New Delhi: At least 12 smart cities and several coastal economic zones will come up under the ambitious Sagarmala project, lifting India’s GDP growth by 2 per cent, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said. “Sagarmala project which is a priority project for Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been designed in a fashion that it will see at least 12 smart cities at India’s major ports besides special economic zones (SEZs),” Road Transport, Highways

  • Xi, Sirisena discuss trilateral cooperation with India

    Beijing: The Chinese and Sri Lankan presidents today discussed prospects of trilateral cooperation with India to address New Delhi’s security concerns in the Indian Ocean besides ways to boost defence cooperation including personnel training and providing military hardware to Colombo. Making his first visit to China to re-balance pro-Beijing policies pursued by the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, new Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena held talks for over an hour with his Chinese counterpart

  • Ranaghat nun gang-rape: Suspect held in Mumbai by WB police

    Mumbai: In a breakthrough in investigation of the Ranaghat nun gang-rape case, a suspect has been arrested in Mumbai, police said today. The suspect, identified as Sikander Sheikh alias Salim, was picked up from Nagpada area in south Mumbai last night by West Bengal police in coordination with their Mumbai counterparts, a police officer here said. The suspect has been flown to West Bengal for further investigation in the case, he said.

  • Action will be taken against culprits in Latur rape case: CM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today expressed concern over the alleged rape of a minor girl by her two teachers in Latur district and said stern action will be taken against the guilty. The incident which took place yesterday was raised in the assembly by BJP MLA Sudhakar Bhalerao and said that the girl, was studying in class V at a resident ashram school in Kadgaon village in Latur and belonged to

  • jat reservation

    Govt to find solution to Jat quota issue within legal framewrk

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government will try to find a solution within the legal framework on the issue of Supreme Court scrapping reservation for Jats. He stated this to a 70-member delegation of Jats from various states which met him here to discuss issues related to the community, including the recent Supreme Court decision regarding reservation.

  • Several injured as police lathicharge ABVP protesters

    Patna: Police fired several rounds in air and lathicharged protesting ABVP workers who tried to reach state Assembly to protest deterioration in education system in the state. Several persons have been injured in the lathicharge and stone pelting between protesters and policemen at R-block,near the Assembly, police said. Deputy Inspector General of Police Upendra Kumar Sinha and Senior Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana have reached the spot with additional police force to control