Free Press Journal
  • Terrorist Gun down,Telangana

    Bodies of slain undertrials shifted to hospital

    Hyderabad: The bodies of five terror accused gunned down by police in Telangana’s Nalgonda district were shifted to a hospital on Wednesday.  Police said the bodies would be handed over to their relatives after autopsy at government-run MGM Hospital in Warangal town. The bodies were first brought to Jangaon but were shifted to Warangal late Tuesday night for conducting the autopsy. The delay was due to the legal opinion taken by the

  • Shot dead

    Rajnath Singh’s relative shot dead in Varanasi

    Lucknow: A relative of Home Minister Rajnath Singh was shot dead in a Varanasi district village, police said on Wednesday.  According to information available, Arvind Singh, a petrol pump owner, was returning home after dropping his wife at the airport when three bike-riding youths intercepted him at Makhsudanpatti in Phoolpur late Tuesday.  They had a brief discussion with Singh after which they shot at him.

  • Manmohan Singh, Coal Scam

    Court defers hearing in coal case against Manmohan Singh

    New Delhi: A court here on Wednesday deferred hearing in the coal block allocation case in which former prime minister Manmohan Singh was summoned to July 15. Special Judge Bharat Parashar deferred the hearing after it was informed that the Supreme Court on April 1 put on hold the summons issued by a special court in connection with the allocation of 15 percent share in the Talabira II coal block to Kumar

  • Widespread rain in Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari districts

    Tirunelveli : Several parts of Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari district received heavy summer showers today giving much-needed relief to people reeling under the heat. The two districts, which were experiencing extreme hot weather for the past two days, experienced widespread rains. In Kanyakumari district, the rains were accompanied by thunder and lightning. A report from Rameswaram said Rameswaram Town also received heavy rain accompanied by strong winds since this morning.

  • Jammu, Srinagar, National highway

    Supplies reach Kashmir as Jammu-Srinagar highway opens

    Srinagar: One-way traffic was allowed from Srinagar to Jammu on the strategic Srinagar-Jammu National Highway on Wednesday. Earlier, over 1,000 trucks carrying supplies reached here overnight from Jammu.  “More than 1,000 trucks carrying essential supplies to the valley reached here safely yesterday by the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway,” a senior traffic department official told.

  • Tiger Woods finds Masters joys while focused on winning

    Augusta: Tiger Woods, who once tolerated no distractions at Augusta National while focused on winning the Masters, now embraces them, smiling and joking with family and friends where he once prized privacy. With an engaging demeanour, the 14-time major winner offered a glimpse into the frustrations and high points of his comeback fight, a two-month layoff that ends in Thursday’s first round of the 79th Masters.

  • Sardar Singh

    ‘India among top five fittest teams in current world hockey’

    Ipoh (Malaysia): Fitness is key to any team’s success in fast-paced modern-day hockey and the Indian men’s national team can be rated among the top five fittest sides in the world currently, said the country’s Australian physical trainer Matthew Eyles.  Eyles, who took over as India’s scientific advisor (strength and conditioning) 18 months ago from countrymate Jason Conrath, feels even though there is still room for improvement, India can now match the fitness levels

  • INS Mumbai, Yemen

    Yemen evacuees thank Indian govt. for timely rescue operations

    New Delhi : Evacuees from Yemen, including residents of foreign countries, thanked the Indian Government on Wednesday for rescuing them from the war-torn country.  “Everything was so easy for me even though I am a Yemeni. I want to thank the Indian government for making this happen,” said Sana, an evacuee from Yemen. “We appreciate this a lot, cannot thank the Indian Government enough to get us out of Yemen,” said another evacuee

  • Yemen crisis: US `expedites` weapon deliveries to Saudi-led coalition battling rebels

    London: The United States has said that it has “expedited” the delivery of weapons to the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen. On a visit to the Saudi capital city of Riyadh, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday that Washington would also boost intelligence sharing with the coalition and set up a centre to coordinate with Saudi operations, the BBC reported.

  • Satyam case

    Court to pronounce verdict in Satyam case tomorrow

    Hyderabad: A special court here trying the multi-crore accounting fraud in erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Ltd (SCSL) will pronounce its judgement in the CBI- probed case tomorrow. During the last hearing on March 9, Special Judge BVLN Chakravarthi said, “On April 9, the judgement will be pronounced. I am making it very clear. April 9 will be the final date for the verdict. No question of further adjournments. Court will not wait.”

  • Australia launches taskforce to combat ice drug epidemic

     Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday launched a taskforce to combat the nationwide crystal methamphetamine, or “ice” drug epidemic. Abbott said the coordinated effort would ensure every state and territory took the “menace” of ice seriously, Xinhua news agency reported.  According to the Australian Crime Commission, ice usage has almost doubled over the past years.  “As a citizen and as a parent I am appalled at what is happening on our

  • U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan-Pakistan arrives in New Delhi

    New Delhi : U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), Ambassador Dan Feldman, arrived in the national capital on April 7 to continue high-level U.S.-India consultations on Afghanistan following President Barack Obama’s visit in January 2015. Special Representative Feldman met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar, and other Indian government counterparts. They discussed the outcomes of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah’s visit to Washington. They also

  • Manohar Parrikar pays floral tribute to martyr Anmol Pratap Singh

    Kanpur : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday paid floral tributes to martyr Anmol Pratap Singh, who was among the four soldiers killed in an avalanche in Chang La pass in Ladakh. The minister also met Singh’s family. “We will try to provide as much help to the family as possible. The wife will be allotted compensation,” Parrikar said. Four Army personnel were killed as their vehicle got buried under a huge avalanche in Ladakh

  • UP govt. sets up teams to review farmer suicide cases

    New Delhi : The Uttar Pradesh government has constituted three teams to review the reasons behind the cases of farmer suicide in the state. Division wise teams in Jhansi, Chitrakoot and Agra have been reportedly directed to undertake an extensive visit, review and submit their report to the Chief Secretary. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had yesterday announced that his government has released Rs.200 crore from the contingency fund to cover the crop-related

  • UN condemns terror attacks in Nigeria, Chad

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” the recent terrorist attacks by Boko Haram militants in the two African countries of Nigeria and Chad. “The members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms the recent terrorist attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram,” a statement said on Tuesday.  “The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with

  • Maha govt. directions to multiplexes reflect ‘linguistic, regional chauvinism’: BEA

    New Delhi : The Broadcast Editors Association (BEA) on Wednesday said the Maharashtra government’s directive to multiplexes across the state to show Marathi films during the prime time slots was illegal and reflected linguistic and regional chauvinism. “This order is illegal and against the constitutional spirit. It shows linguistic and regional chauvinism,” BEA general secretary N K Singh.

  • Afghanistan kidnapping: Uzbek militants release video showing beheading of hostage

    London : Uzbek militants who kidnapped 31 people form a bus in Afghanistan have released a video showing the beheading of one of the hostages. According to BBC, two masked men speak to a man kneeling in front of them in the video. The gunmen said in the video that they will kill others they are holding if the government does not agree to their demands. However, the demands are unspecified. The gunmen identify themselves as

  • India Sensex

    Sensex rises 137 pts in early trade on capital inflows

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex gained over 137 points in early trade today on sustained foreign capital inflows amidst a firming trend at other Asian markets. The 30-share barometer advanced by 137.56 points, or 0.48 per cent, at 28,654.15 with all sectoral indices, led by healthcare, IT, power and auto, trading in positive zone with gains up to 0.88 per cent.

  • Rupee down

    Rupee down 7 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee lost seven paise at 62.33 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to appreciation of the American currency overseas. Increased demand for the dollar from importers also weighed on the local currency but a higher opening in the domestic equity market limited the rupee’s losses, for exdealers said. The rupee had shed seven paise to close at 62.26 against the dollar in yesterday’s trade. Meanwhile, the benchmark

  • Corporators seize substandard food for meant Anganwadi

    Ujjain : Children and lactating mothers of the city are being fed substandard and stale food under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). The whole issue was revealed when BJP corporators caught one of the food suppliers delivering such substandard food to an Anganwadi center at Mahakal Vanijya Kendra here on Tuesday. The corporators also took the issue to Collector Kavindra Kiyawat, who ordered a probe into the matter.