Free Press Journal
  • Case filed over attack on Khaleda Zia

    Dhaka: An official of the ruling Awami League has filed a complaint against BNP activists in connection with the attack on Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief and former prime minister Khaleda Zia in Dhaka during a poll campaign, police said on Tuesday.

  • Decision to expel AAP rebels unfortunate: Maha AAP chief

    Mumbai: Aam Aadmi Party’s Maharashtra unit head Subhash Ware today termed the ouster of four rebel leaders from the party as “unfortunate,” saying such a situation could have been avoided. “This decision (to expel four leaders) is very unfortunate and both the groups should have avoided this situation which has brought crisis within the party,” Ware told PTI.

  • Maha scraps Development Plan, asks MCGM to prepare fresh one

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government today scrapped the controversial Development Plan (DP) 2034, which had come under attack from heritage buffs and conservators. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis directed Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to prepare a fresh plan within four months in place of the earlier one which drew criticism from various quarters that it has been ridden with flaws and showed little concern for the heritage structures of the city dating back to

  • Farhan Akhtar

    Farhan Akhtar, Vishal Dadlani compose song for `Save the Future of Mankind` movement

    New Delhi: Vishal Dadlani and Farhan Akhtar joined hands with Star Movies to compose a song for the ‘Save The Future of Mankind’ movement which aims to empower the youth to stand against gender inequality and remind the youth the power of being a superhero in day to day life through this movement.

  • Mani Ratnam’s ‘O Kadhal Kanmani’ mints over Rs.14 crore

    Chennai: Filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s latest Tamil outing “O Kadhal Kanmani”, which has been raved about by critics and audiences alike, has minted over Rs.14 crore at the box office worldwide in the first four days since its release.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders

    KKR aim for hat-trick of wins, take on Sunrisers Hyderabad

    Visakhapatnam: Their morale on the upswing after back-to-back victories, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will aim to continue the winning run when they take on the inconsistent Sunrisers Hyderabad in their fifth IPL cricket match here tomorrow.

  • Loch Ness, Google

    Google marks 81st anniversary of iconic Loch Ness monster photo with doodle, Street View map

    London: Google celebrated 81st anniversary of iconic Loch Ness monster photo with its doodle and Street View map. People determined to spot the elusive Nessie can now use Google Street View to search for the supposed ancient beast online, the Independent reported. The photograph of the Loch Ness Monster, one of two pictures known as the “surgeon’s photographs,” was allegedly taken by Colonel Robert Kenneth Wilson, though it was later exposed as a

  • Sensex

    Sensex trades 104 points down; healthcare stocks hit 

    Mumbai: A day after a 556-point decline, a benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), was on Tuesday trading in the red during the late afternoon session.

  • Gold

    Gold sales to rise 25 percent on Akshaya Tritiya 

    New Delhi: To usher in good luck in their lives on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, buyers have already started trickling in at various jewellery shops on Tuesday and retailers expect sales to be higher by 25 percent over a usual day.

  • Govt retains interest rate for GPF at 8.7% for current fiscal

    New Delhi: The government has retained the rate of interest for General Provident Fund (GPF) and other related schemes at 8.7 per cent for the current fiscal. The 8.7 per cent interest will apply on Provident Funds of central government employees, railways and defence forces, according to the notification issued by the Finance Ministry. The rate of interest will be effective from April 1, 2015, it added.

  • Govt exempts ONGC, OIL from LPG subsidy payments

    New Delhi: In a big boost to domestic oil and gas exploration, the government has decided to exempt state-owned ONGC and Oil India from paying for LPG subsidies in current fiscal, Oil Secretary Saurabh Chandra said today. “Government will fully meet subsidy burden of LPG in 2015-16,” he said at FICCI roundtable on Hydrocarbons here. The government regulates price of cooking fuels LPG and kerosene to shield the poor. The difference between the

  • Luis Suarez

    Luis Suarez admits prospect of playing alongside Messi, Neymar for Barca made him feel `timid`

    Johannesburg : Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has admitted that the prospect of playing alongside Argentina football team captain Lionel Messi and Brazilian superstar Neymar on joining the club had made him feel timid. The Uruguayan, who arrived under a cloud following his ban for biting at last year’s World Cup, has made a rapid adjustment to life at Barca and has scored vital goals to help put them on course for a treble.

  • bus fire

    9 killed, over 10 hurt as bus catches fire

    Amethi (UP): Nine persons were today killed and over 10 others injured when a roadways bus caught fire in Peeparpur area near here, police said. The incident occurred this morning when the UP State Roadways Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) bus going from Faizabad to Allahabad caught fire near Ramgaon village, 150 km from state capital Lucknow, Superintendent of Police Heera Lal said.

  • Oppn members raise concern over encounters in AP, Telangana

    New Delhi: Opposition members today raised concern in the Lok Sabha over two encounters in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, alleging that people were killed by police in cold blood and demanded a CBI probe. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, E Ahmed (IUML) referred to the Nalgonda killings and alleged that five minority youth were shot dead by police in an “extra judicial massacre”.

  • Mother and son shot dead over land dispute

    Begusarai (Bihar): A woman and her son were shot dead by a group of persons in a land dispute in Bihar’s Begusarai district, police said today. The incident took place last night at Bakhra village of the district and the woman’s daughter managed to escape from being shot and reported the incident to the police. Matihani Station House Officer (SHO) Sunil Kumar said the two, identified as Kiran Devi (55) and Murari Kumar

  • Yogendra Yadav

    Have not received expulsion letter yet: Yogendra Yadav

    New Delhi: A day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) expelled four of its dissident leaders including founder-members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, the leaders Tuesday said that they were yet to get the expulsion letter.