Free Press Journal
  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul attacks govt in Lok Sabha over farmers’ issue

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi today led the opposition attack in the Lok Sabha on the government over the problems being faced by farmers, saying it had “failed” them and specifically targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over it. In his first speech in the Budget Session, the Congress Vice President said the government was “ignoring” the farming community and favouring the industrialists and rich people, which was a “blunder” as the farmers will ‘harm”

  • J-K Cong chief meets Rahul Gandhi

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Chief Gulam Ahmed Mir today met party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and briefed him about the political situation in the state. “Mir had one-to-one meeting with Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi today. It was his first meeting with Gandhi after taking over as State congress Chief”, Chief Spokesman JKPCC, Ravinder Sharma told PTI. Mir, who congratulated Gandhi for successful Kissan rally in Delhi, briefed him

  • Gautam Singhania

    Historic double for Gautam Singhania in Monza

    Mumbai: Indian business tycoon Gautam Singhania secured a historic double podium finish over the weekend at the prestigious Ferrari Challenge Europe Championship 2015 in Monza, Italy. The chairman and managing director of Raymonds Group finished third in his category – Coppa Shell in both race 1 and race 2 and had qualified 4th and 3rd respectively. The Ferrari Challenge Europe Championship 2015 started this month and is also endorsed by the Federation of

  • Steve Smith attributes patience and preparations for rich run

    Mumbai: Australia’s captain-in-waiting, Steve Smith, attributes calm demeanour and the repetitive process of getting ready for the on-field battle as mantras for his highly successful run over the last few years. “Probably just my patience and preparations. I am preparing the same way for every game, making sure I am doing the same things over and over with my routines,” Smith told PTI in an interaction when asked the secret of his success.

  • Kumar Sangakkara

    Sangakkara bats for `match-winner` KP to be reinstated into England team

    London: Sri Lanka batting legend Kumar Sangakkara has lavished praise on his new Surrey team mate Kevin Pietersen, describing the sacked England batsman as a ‘match-winner’, who should be reinstated into the national squad for the ‘good of country’s cricket’.

  • arrested

    British teenager held over Australia terror plot

    London: A 14-year-old British boy has been arrested in connection with an alleged terror plot at a World War I centenary event in Australia. Greater Manchester Police said the boy was first detained on April 2 on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism after they had uncovered a “credible terrorist threat”. Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Mole, from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit (NWCTU), said: “We are continuing to work closely

  • Sitaram Yechury

     Breathing new life into CPI (M) will be Yechury’s key task

    The ‘unanimous’ election of Sitaram Yechury as general secretary of the CPI (M) in succession to Prakash Karat after his purported main challenger Ramachandra Pillai withdrew from the race is a reflection of changing times for the left movement in the country.

  • 6.0 magnitude quake rattles Indonesia’s Sumatra: USGS

    Jakarta: A powerful 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s western Sumatra island today, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no reports of casualties or damage. The undersea tremor hit at 4:05 pm (local time) at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), 215 kilometres south of Bengkulu, and almost 500 kilometres west of the capital Jakarta, said the USGS.

  • Rajapaksa Sri Lanka

    Rajapaksa summoned by anti-graft commission

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has been summoned to appear before the country’s anti-graft commission later this week for the first time over allegations of corruption and bribery, triggering an uproar in parliament by his loyalists today. 69-year-old Rajapaksa has been asked to appear before the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) on April 24.

  • New Zealand PM happy to talk to China about spy claims

    Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key today invited Chinese officials to quiz him about reports that Wellington worked with US intelligence on a plan to hack Chinese diplomatic communications. Beijing has reportedly expressed concern at the claims, which are based on documents from US whistleblower Edward Snowden obtained by Auckland’s Herald on Sunday newspaper.

  • Nawaz-Sharif

    Pakistan striving to overcome energy crisis: Sharif

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said the country is facing acute shortage of energy and that the government has made a commitment to the people to meet this shortage during its tenure in office.

  • Now EPIC or Aadhaar document enough to get PAN card

    New Delhi: An EPIC or Aadhaar document will now be enough for any individual to obtain PAN card as the Income Tax Department has relaxed the cumbersome procedure of having multiple documents to prove one’s own identity. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex policy making body of the I-T Department, has recently issued a notification making the Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC) and Aadhaar, issued by the Unique Identification Authority

  • BSE

    Sensex tanks 555 pts to 3-wk low on tepid earnings,tax worries

    Mumbai: The stock market tanked today with an over 555-point plunge in the benchmark BSE Sensex to more than three-week low of 27,886.21, as heavyweights RIL and Infosys fell sharply on earnings growth concerns, while weak global cues and fresh taxation worries added to the fall. This was the fourth consecutive session of downtrend in the 30-share index, which has now lost around 1,160 points since crossing 29,000-levels last Monday.

  • aadhaar-card

    ‘Aadhaar’ to be made must for children in Maha care homes

    Mumbai:The Maharashtra Government has decided to make it mandatory for children reform homes to enrol their inmates for Aadhaar cards in an attempt to improve the functioning of these facilities The enrolment is compulsory before the Government allots additional grants over and above Rs 16 crore already earmarked in this year’s Budget for the welfare of these children, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told PTI today.

  • Maha govt to focus on water transport via port development

    Mumbai: Aiming to strengthen the transport network in Maharashtra, the state government is developing a number of small and big ports and connecting it with rail and road network in its effort to develop water transport system. “We are aggressively developing ports to concentrate on water transport development. We have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dighi Port and connected it with a railway line. Prior to this, in December last

  • Navy’s new warship put to sea

    Mumbai: The Indian Navy’s new and biggest destroyer, Visakhapatnam, which has enhanced capacity to operate in nuclear, biological and chemical atmosphere, was put to the sea at a function here on Monday, officials said.

  • Kajal Aggarwal, Amala Paul follow Gaurang Shah’s creations

    Chennai: After charming Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Kirron Kher and a host of other actresses in Bollywood, Gaurang Shah’s creations are now sought by popular southern stars like Kajal Aggarwal and Amala Paul.

  • Salman hit-and-run case: Arguments over, verdict date tomorrow

    Mumbai: A court trying Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case will pronounce the date of verdict tomorrow after prosecution and defence concluded their arguments today. While Khan’s lawyer argued that the evidence of eyewitness Ravindra Patil should not be accepted because he passed away and was not available for cross-examination, the prosecution said ample opportunity had been given to defence earlier for cross examining this witness. Patil was police bodyguard

  • Shah Rukh Khan mourns Bengal cricketer’s death

    Mumbai:Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has expressed grief over the death of 20-year-old Bengal cricketer Ankit Kesri, who died from an on-field injury.