Free Press Journal
  • Taslima Nasreen’s Facebook profile disabled

    Kolkata: Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen’s Facebook account was disabled after her posts were reported by Islamic fundamentalists, the author said on Wednesday.

  • Kings XI opt to bat against Daredevils

    Pune: Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey won the toss and elected to bat against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday.

  • Raja “misled” Manmohan Singh on 2G policy matters:CBI to court

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja had “misled” the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on policy matters pertaining to 2G spectrum allocation in conspiracy with others to favour some firms, the CBI today contended before a special court.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP to table Jan Lokpal Bill in June this year

    New Delhi: The AAP-led government will table the Jan Lokpal Bill, over which Arvind Kejriwal had resigned from chief ministerial post after the proposed legislation could not be passed in Assembly last year, in Budget Session in June this year. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said that government has started working on Jan Lokpal Bill.

  • BJP terms new Janata party an alliance of ‘political warlords’

    Kolkata: As the six Janata Parivar parties merged today to become a single party, the BJP said it was a temporary alliance of “political warlords” which would have no impact on Bihar Assembly polls due later this year. BJP national spokesperson M J Akbar said the electorate were tired of the theatrics of Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar.

  • Geelani holds rally after 5 yrs as supporters greet him with Pak flags

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geeelani today held his first public rally here after the 2010 summer unrest as his supporters waved Pakistani flags and chanted pro-Pakistan slogans. Geelani, who returned from Delhi after over three months, was given a rousing welcome by his supporters and leaders of Hurriyat including Masarat Alam Bhat. This was Geelani’s first public rally after the 2010 summer agitation in Srinagar in which over 100

  • Internet

    Now, Cleartrip reboots, logs out of internet.org

    New Delhi: Online travel services provider Cleartrip today pulled out of Facebook- and Reliance Communications-promoted platform internet.org as the debate over Net neutrality widens, a day after Flipkart walked out from Airtel Zero. “Time to draw a line in the sand, Cleartrip is pulling out of Internet.org and standing up for #NetNeutrality,” Cleartrip said on microblogging site Twitter. Details of the decision to withdraw from Internet.org, which was launched in February this year

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul to address April 19 rally: Congress

    New Delhi: Amid continuing speculation on the date Rahul Gandhi’s return from his “leave of absence”, the Congress said on Wednesday said he will address a kisan-mazdoor (farmers-workers) rally here on April 19 and that his right to privacy should be respected.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Internet.org can co-exist with Net Neutrality: Zuckerberg

    New York: Amid a raging debate on ensuring equal Internet access for all, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg today rejected criticism that his internet.org programme, which has RCom as a partner in India, was against the concept of Net Neutrality. Internet.org is a Facebook-led initiative which states that it aims to bring 5 billion people online in partnership with tech giants like Smasung and Qualcomm. Facebook’s partnership with Reliance Communications to provide free Internet

  • EU charges Google with market abuse, to probe Android

    Brussels: The EU today formally charged US Internet giant Google with abusing its search engine dominance and launched a sensitive probe into its omnipresent Android mobile phone operating system. On the first count, the Commission said it had sent a formal “Statement of Objections” to Google, charging it with “systematically favouring its own comparison shopping product in its general search results pages.”

  • rohit-sharma

    MI lacking in confidence, says captain Rohit Sharma

    Mumbai: Off to a poor start in the Indian Premier League with three defeats on the trot, former champions Mumbai Indians are a bit low in confidence, conceded team captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Ricky Ponting here today. “I know we have lost three games. We have not been doing some things well. We are working on them. We are unable to cross one hurdle that we have to cross and something

  • IPL doesn’t need me anymore: Preity Zinta 

    Mumbai: She prides herself in doing one film at a time and surviving in the Bollywood arena, but Preity Zinta’s subsequent involvement in Twenty20 cricket tournament Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 affected her movie presence. Now, the dimpled beauty with brains is ready to be back with a bang in filmdom.

  • Masarat Alam

    Masarat Alam waves Pak flag at Srinagar rally

    Srinagar: Separatist leader Masarat Alam on Wednesday sparked a fresh row of controversy after he was seen waving Pakistan’s flag at a rally in Srinagar.

  • Robert Pattinson

    Robert Pattinson dances to Drake’s song at Coachella

    Los Angeles: “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson has been captured breaking into a jig, while watching rapper Drake’s performance at the Coachella music festival. The 28-year-old actor attended the festival with rumoured fiancee FKA Twigs, who also performed at the three-day event, and swayed back and forth and bobbed his head while the “Started From the Bottom” singer performed onstage, reported Us magazine.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    “Uncertainty” over Kashmir issue needs to be addressed: Mufti

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said Kashmir is a political issue and “uncertainty” over it needs to addressed by taking along all the stake holders. “It (Kashmir) is a political issue. This uncertainty needs to be addressed. I want to tell those people (Hurriyat) that I understand their viewpoint as well. That has to be addressed too. That needs to be engaged too.

  • SBI sees no rate war on home loans, but ups disbursal target

    Mumbai: Stating that it does not foresee a rate war on the home loan front, the largest lender State Bank of India today said it is targeting an uptick in housing advances at 18 per cent on good demand and its aggressive rate posturing. After a tepid 2014-15 on overall credit pick-up front, SBI is targeting to increase its overall loan growth to up to 15 per cent this fiscal as the economy