Free Press Journal
  • Supreme Court

    ‘No need to have legal background for eminent persons in NJAC’: Centre to SC

    New Delhi: The Centre today told the Supreme Court that two eminent persons in the six-member National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) for appointing judges for higher judiciary need not have legal background. “The qualification for an eminent person under the law is not that he should have a legal background and the same position is prevailing in the United Kingdom,” Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told a five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Justice J

  • Jet Airways

    Jet Airways transports 2,600 kg relief material to Nepal

    New Delhi: Private carrier Jet Airways today operated three flights to Kathmandu, two from Delhi and one from Mumbai while transporting 2,600 kg of relief material to the earthquake-devastated Nepalese capital Kathmandu. The airline also said that it has flown over 1,500 stranded people back to India since April 25, when a high intensity earthquake, measuring 7.9 on Richter scale flattened buildings in Nepal.

  • Transport services partially hit in Delhi due to strike

    New Delhi: Transport services were partially hit in different parts of the national capital today as auto rickshaws, ‘kaali-peeli’ taxis and some public buses went off the roads as part of a day-long strike in protest against the proposed Road Transport and Safety Bill. People faced difficulty in commuting, especially from railway stations and the airport.

  • BJP govt in Rajasthan is ‘anti-dalits’: Sachin Pilot

    Jaipur: Congress leader Sachin Pilot today accused the BJP government in Rajasthan of being “anti-dalits” and claimed that there was a spurt in crimes against the community under the present rule. “Crimes against dalits have increased in the state during the last one-and-a-half years. There is no rule of law and the government is not sensitive or serious to save dalits from atrocities,” Pilot said in a statement.

  • Cheap wine tastes great with a higher price tag!

    Berlin: Marketing cheap wine as pricier can actually change the drinker’s brain chemistry, making inexpensive wine more enjoyable, according to a new study. When consumers taste cheap wine they rate it highly if they believe it is expensive, researchers said. They wanted to find out whether this is because prejudice has blinded them to the actual taste, or because prejudice actually changed their brain function, causing them to experience the cheap wine in

  • Rahul Dravid

    Dravid supports BCCI stand on chucking

    Mumbai: Without mentioning any individual names, former India skipper and Rajasthan Royals’ mentor Rahul Dravid today came out in full support of the BCCI move to eradicate ‘chuckers’ from the Indian Premier League. Dravid, during an interaction with reporters today, said this decision of eradicating bowlers with ‘dodgy’ bowling actions should send a big message to the grassroot level, where the coaches can take corective measures so that the bowler rectifies it at

  • Mumbai Indians refreshed after break: Rohit Sharma

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Thursday said five days away from cricket following their victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad was good for the team as it helped them refresh and focus on their plans in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • Leander Paes

    Paes-Stepanek ousted from BMW Open

    Munich: Indo-Czech tennis combine of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were thrashed by Austrian-Brazilian Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the BMW Open here on Thursday.

  • BCCI

    BCCI to establish High Performance Centre

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Thursday that it will be establishing a High Performance Centre, following a meeting of National Cricket Academy (NCA) officials here.

  • Sunrisers’ K L Rahul hopes for national berth via IPL

    Hyderabad: Disappointed with some of his performances during the ongoing IPL season, Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper batsman K L Rahul said he would look to improve in the coming matches so that the national selectors take note. “Disappointing that I had starts but have not been able to convert those starts into bigger performances. There were very good opportunities for me to win matches for my side and it’s disappointing that I could not

  • NASA, App

    NASA detects possible polar cap on Pluto

    Washington: For the first time, images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft have unveiled bright and dark regions on the surface of faraway Pluto – the primary target of the probe’s close flyby in mid-July. The images were captured in early to mid-April from within 113 million kilometres, using the telescopic Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) camera on New Horizons. A technique called image deconvolution sharpens the raw, unprocessed images beamed back to Earth.

  • Prince William, Kate Middleton signal a week’s wait for baby

    London: Prince William and Kate Middleton today signalled that the wait for their second baby could go on for another week after arranging for parking restrictions to be extended outside the hospital here. Westminster Council had originally suspended parking outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington until Wednesday, indicating the royal baby was expected to have arrived by then. But as the due date has long passed, the restrictions will

  • Govt withdraws old Motor Vehicles bill from RS

    New Delhi: A bill on Motor Vehicles, which became infructuous after the passage of a similar bill in Parliament this year, was withdrawn from Rajya Sabha today. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2014, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on December 18, 2014 and later laid in the Rajya Sabha on December 19, 2014, was withdrawn by Minister of State for Road and Transport P Radhakrishnan.

  • Changing demography of Kashmir against UN resolutions: Pak

    Islamabad: Pakistan today said that any effort to establish dedicated townships to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir would be in violation of UN resolutions. Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said at a news briefing that India cannot change the population mix by settling outsiders in the Kashmir valley.

  • Teen saved in miracle rescue as Nepal struggles with aftermath

    Kathmandu: In a rare moment of joy in quake- hit Nepal, rescuers today miraculously pulled out a 15-year-old boy alive five days after the powerful temblor struck, causing widespread devastation even as bad weather and fresh tremors hampered relief efforts in remote areas. A large crowd cheered as rescue workers brought the boy out of the rubble of a seven-storey building in the capital, renewing fading hopes of finding more survivors in

  • Jitender Singh Tomar

    Tomar writes to CM over degree row, says charges ‘baseless’

    New Delhi:  Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar today wrote a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the controversy surrounding his law degree, and said the allegation of it being fake was “baseless” and intended to “malign” his image and that of the party.

  • Amit Shah

    BJP open for tie-up in Bihar: Amit Shah

    New Delhi: With Bihar going to poll later this year, BJP President Amit Shah today said the party has not yet taken a decision on forging an alliance with non-NDA parties in the politically-crucial state and that all options are open before it. “No decision has been taken on an alliance with any party in Bihar. As of now we have our allies in NDA. As far as tying up with others is

  • Digvijay Singh

    Rahul should be active on social media to counter BJP: Singh

    Indore: Accusing the ruling BJP of indulging in “misinformation campaign” against Rahul Gandhi, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh today urged the party Vice President to get active on the social media to counter the opposition and also to remain connected with the youth. “BJP has been deploying professionals to corner Rahul and its other political enemies by indulging in misinformation campaign for a long time. That is why I always tell Rahul to

  • Opposition accuses government of thrusting its legislative agenda

    New Delhi: The controversial land ordinance and the related bill are to be taken up in the Lok Sabha next week, a proposal the opposition attacked accusing the government of thrusting its legislative agenda on the House. As soon as Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy read out a statement regarding government business for next week, Congress member Jyotiraditya Scindia protested, saying the land acquisition bill and the one relating

  • HC fixes new date for hearing PIL against holiday politics

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court bench here today granted a week’s time to the Uttar Pradesh government to file objections to a PIL against alleged “holiday politics” in the state and fixed May 6 as the next date of hearing in the matter. A division bench of justices Shree Narain Shukla and Rajan Roy passed the order the PIL filed by senior IPS officer Amitabh Thakur alleging that “holiday politics’ was being played