Free Press Journal
  • Somali police say 8 die in attack on government office

    Mogadishu: Eight people were killed today in an attack on a government office complex in the capital, according to police. Police have secured the ministry of higher education office complex, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein, a senior police officer.

  • Arvind Kejriwal, Narendra Modi

    Modi, Kejriwal among Time’s 100 most influential people

    Washington: Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have been voted among the 100 most influential people in the world in a poll conducted by the prestigious Time magazine.

  • Nigeria prez-elect ‘cannot promise’ schoolgirls will be found

    Abuja: Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari cautioned today that he could not make promises on the return of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram exactly a year ago. “We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown. As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them,” he said in a statement. “But I say to every parent, family member and friend of the

  • L K Advani

    ‘Advani missing’ posters emerge in Gandhinagar

    Ahmedabad: Posters saying that BJP leader L K Advani was “missing”, appeared in his Lok Sabha constituency Gandhinagar. Similar posters, taking a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, had recently appeared in Amethi, his constituency in Uttar Pradesh. The posters, pasted on electricity poles, bore the name of Aam Aadmi Party.

  • Sheila Dikshit

    Question mark over Rahul’s abilities: Sheila Dikshit

    New Delhi: Yet another Congress stalwart today voiced reservation over Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as party president, with former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit saying there was “skepticism” over his leadership qualities and pitched for continuance of Sonia Gandhi at the helm. The 77-year-old veteran said under Sonia Gandhi there was a “comfort feeling” and that the party could rely on the incumbent president’s “overpowering and very successful” leadership for its revival.

  • Jaitley inaugurates Vividh Bharti FM service in Delhi

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated FM service of Vividh Bharti from Delhi on Tuesday at the All India Radio (AIR), New Broadcasting House.

  • Crucial hearing on NJAC tomorrow by constitution bench of SC

    New Delhi: Two days after the government notified the controversial NJAC law to remove the collegium system of appointment of judges, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will commence hearing from tomorrow to examine the validity of new measure and is likely to consider passing an interim order to staying the operation of the Act. A three-judge bench of the apex court on April 7 had referred to a five-judge Constitution Bench,

  • Ajay Maken

    Net neutrality: Congress warns of stir against TRAI’s controversial papers

    New Delhi: Coming out strongly in favour of ‘net neutrality’, Congress today demanded that the government issue immediate policy directions to TRAI to scrap the controversial consultation paper in the matter and warned of protests if freedom of choice of Internet users was compromised. Demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government unequivocally take a stand in favour of ‘net neutrality’, Congress spokesman Ajay Maken said the committee set up by the

  • AAP leaders stay away from rebels’ meet

    New Delhi: A number of AAP leaders and prominent individuals today stayed away from the convention of party rebels Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan and chose to express solidarity through written statements instead. AAP’s Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi, who had earlier faced the leadership’s ire for taking stand in favour of the dissidents, in a letter stressed the need to work towards strengthening the party’s core ideals.

  • Trent is just ahead of Dale at this moment for us: Warner

    Bengaluru: Not undermining Dale Steyn’s ability with the ball, SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner said that he wishes to continue with New Zealand speedster Trent Boult in the playing XI before he turns to the South African pacer’s services in IPL-8. Boult, who was just behind leading-wicket taker Mitchell Starc in the cricket World Cup, bagged 3 wickets in the team’s 8-wicket win against hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore, yesterday.

  • Usain Bolt

    Bolt still the favourite to win at World Championship: Johnson

    Shanghai: Four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson today backed multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt to defend his titles in 100m and 200m events at the World Championship, to be held in Beijing from August 22 to 30. “Bolt is still the favourite to win at the World Championship this August. But he has to stay healthy. That is the key. It is still early days, may be a month from now

  • FDI in services sector up 47 per cent during April-January

    New Delhi: With government taking steps to improve the ease of doing business and attract foreign investments, FDI inflows into services sector grew by about 47 per cent to USD 2.64 billion in April-January last fiscal. The sector, which includes banking, insurance, outsourcing, R&D, courier and technology testing, had received foreign direct investment (FDI) worth USD 1.80 billion during April-January 2013-14. The government has announced a series of steps such as fixing timelines

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    HTC unveils M9 Plus for Rs 52K; plans 4G phones under Rs 20K

    New Delhi: Mobile device maker HTC today unveiled three devices including its premium 4G smartphone M9 Plus priced at Rs 52,500 which will be available from May. Besides, the company will expand 4G handset portfolio with models likely to be priced below Rs 20,000 this year. “The M9 Plus will be available in India for Rs 52,500. It will be available next month. We are close to our target of 7 per cent

  • Locals protest over transfer of Railway Police chief

    Mumbai: In a show of solidarity, hundreds of locals residing in and around suburban Ghatkopar here today took to streets to protest transfer of Government Railway Police (GRP) Commissioner Ravinder Singhal. The Maharashtra government had yesterday transferred 37 IPS officers in which Singhal was posted as Special IG (Training). He had taken over as GRP Commissioner in August last year.

  • Mumbai college comes 2nd in global aero-design contest

    Mumbai: In a milestone achievement, a team of students from Anjuman-I-Islam’s M.H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering bagged the second prize globally and first in Asia in designing an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, it was anno9unced here.

  • Lakhvi’s release challenged in Pakistan Supreme Court

    Islamabad: The Punjab government on Tuesday challenged in the Supreme Court the Lahore High Court’s order releasing Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

  • Amit Shah

    Not an inch of land will go to corporate houses: Shah

    Patna: Under opposition attack over the land bill, BJP President Amit Shah today asserted that not an inch of land will go to corporate houses and those acquired will be used for development of villages and for providing better irrigation to farmers. He also sought to corner Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the land owned by 12 sugar mills in the state, alleging that it has been handed over to his “friends”

  • Prakash Karat

    CPI-M conclave seeks to strengthen party, forge Left unity 

    Visakhapatnam: The Communist Party of India-Marxist began its conclave here on Tuesday with a call by its outgoing general secretary Prakash Karat to build and strengthen the party by overcoming the reverses suffered in recent years.

  • gautam gambhir

    Gambhir backs Uthappa on Sarfaraz controversy

    Kolkata: Rallying behind teammate Robin Uthappa on his reported altercation with Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Sarfaraz Khan, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir said on Tuesday that such incidents can happen in the ‘heat of things’.

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    Great leaders beyond one family, political party: BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday said that great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Vallabhbhai Patel and B.R.Ambedkar cannot be the “property of a family or a political party”.