Free Press Journal
  • Ramdev Baba

    Ramdev declines Cabinet Minister status, wants to remain baba

    Rai (Sonepat): Yoga guru Ramdev today turned down Haryana government’s offer of cabinet rank status, saying he was not looking for a ministerial post and wants to remain a ‘baba’. Ramdev made the announcement at a function organised by the Haryana government in Rai, about 60 km from Delhi, to honour him. The Haryana government had faced opposition attack over the move, with the Congress accusing it of “going out of the way to please

  • Yogendra Yadav

    Expulsion from AAP only strengthens my resolve to move forward: Yogendra Yadav

    New Delhi : Reacting to his expulsion from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Yogendra Yadav said on Tuesday said such a move would only strengthen his and others resolve to move forward. He also said that the expulsion has given him some sense of peace. “When you receive an order like this, all kinds of emotions pass through you. There is obviously some degree of anger, how come now… midnight, who are they,

  • Gautam Gambhir

    “Game-changer” Yusuf will do something special: Gautam Gambhir

    New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has described Yusuf Pathan as the biggest game-changer of the team and predicted that the all-rounder would come up with a special performance very soon in this edition of the Indian Premier League.

  • Prashant Bhushan

    Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP has become a ‘Khap Panchayat’: Prashant Bhushan

    New Delhi : Lawyer and expelled Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday said the Arvind Kejriwal-led party has become a ‘Khap Panchayat’ and squarely described the Delhi Chief Minister as a dictator. “AAP has become a Khap Panchayat, there is a Tanashah (Dictator), and everybody follows him,” Bhushan said. Bhushan also lashed out at Pankaj Gupta and Ashish Khetan for acting like judges.

  • Pillar of Odisha politics Patnaik was always popular: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his grief and condolences of the passing away of former Odisha chief minister J. B. Patnaik, and described him as a pillar of that state’s politics, and an extremely popular personality. Taking to Twitter to offer his condolences, the Prime Minister said, “ Shri J B Patnaik will be remembered as a pillar of Odisha politics, a popular leader always connected with people’s

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Sushma Swaraj embarks on visit to Indonesia

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today embarked on a five-day visit to Indonesia to attend the 60th commemoration of the historical 1955 Asian-African Conference, which became the stepping stone for setting up the Non-Aligned Movement during cold war-era. She will also attend the 10th anniversary celebrations of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership.

  • world solar plane

    Solar plane leaves for second Chinese destination

    Beijing: Solar Impulse (Si2), the solar-powered aircraft on a mission to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, left for its second Chinese destination on Tuesday. The aircraft, piloted by the Swiss project chairman Bertrand Piccard, departed from southwest China’s metropolitan of Chongqing to to the eastern city of Nanjing, Xinhua news agency reported. It had reached Chongqing on March 31.

  • Xi Jinping

    Chinese president to address Pakistan parliament

    Islamabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping will address a joint session of both houses of Pakistan’s parliament on Tuesday.  Xi arrived in Islamabad on Monday on his maiden visit to Pakistan. The much-anticipated visit is the first by a Chinese president after nine years  The chinese president’s address will be followed by opposition leader Khursheed Shah and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Geo News reported.

  • Nawaz-Sharif

    Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to visit Saudi Arabia on April 23

    Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Saudi Arabia on April 23 (Thursday) to discuss the developing situation in Yemen, a media report said on Tuesday.  The Pakistan premier will hold talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz during his visit, the Daily Times reported.

  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan once asked Soviets to help defeat alien invasion

    London : The former US President Ronald Reagan believed that aliens were planning an attack to conquer earth. A new book claimed that the 40th President of the United States even asked Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev for Russian help to defeat the invasion, the Daily Star reported. Sheffield-based author Dr David Clarke said that the former B-movie star was fascinated by films such as ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ and ‘Close Encounters Of

  • US Aircraft Carrier

    US aircraft carrier sent to Yemen to block Iranian shipments to Houthi rebels

    Washington : A US aircraft carrier has been sent to join other American ships to block any Iranian shipments to the Houthi rebels battling in Yemen. According to Fox News, the US Navy has increased its presence in the Gulf of Aden and the southern Arabian Sea following reports of a convoy of eight Iranian ships heading toward Yemen and possibly carrying arms for the Houthis. Crisis in Yemen is escalating while the five

  • Salman Khan

    Mumbai court to announce verdict date for 2002 hit and run case

    Mumbai : A Mumbai court, which is trying actor Salman Khan in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case, is expected to announce the date of verdict on Tuesday. The verdict date is being announced a day after the prosecution and defense concluded their arguments yesterday. While Khan’s lawyer has 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

  • Severe Storm, Australia

    Three killed as severe storms hit Australia

    Sydney: At least three people were killed and over 200,000 homes have been left without power in Sydney and across the New South Wales (NSW) after severe storms hit the Australian state on Tuesday.  Heavy rain and wind gusts of more than 130 km per hour have brought down trees, power lines and have caused major transport disruptions, ABC reported.  According to reports, the victims — two men and a woman, were

  • Explosion, Spanish Embassy

    Explosion outside Spanish embassy in Libya

    Tripoli: A bomb exploded outside the Spanish embassy on Tuesday in Libya’s capital city of Tripoli. However, there were no reports of casualties but there was material damage, security officials told EFE.  According to the officials, the bomb exploded beside a wall surrounding the diplomatic mission, which was vacant — with only local security guards in the vicinity. The embassy was evacuated on July 31, 2014.  On April 13, a bomb exploded near

  • J.B. Patnaik

    Former Odisha chief minister J.B. Patnaik dead

    Bhubaneswar: Three-time Odisha chief minister and former Assam governor Janaki Ballabh Patnaik died at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, said family sources.  Patnaik, 89, passed away at a private hospital at 3 a.m.  Patnaik had arrived at Tirupati on Monday to attend the convocation of Tirupati Rashtriya Sanskruta University as the chief guest.  Patnaik was the university’s chancellor.

  • Flood Alert, Jhelum river rises

    Flood alert sounded in Srinagar as water level in Jhelum rises

    Srinagar : A flood alert has been sounded in Srinagar after rains caused water levels of the River Jhelum to rise late on Monday. The state irrigation and flood control department has issued the flood warning after water levels breached the danger mark at two places in South and Central Kashmir.  The department has asked people living on the banks of the river and in other low lying areas of south and central Kashmir

  • Bird Flu

    Manipur hit by bird flu, culling of poultry begins

    Imphal : Culling and burial of poultry livestock has begun in Manipur following an outbreak of bird flu or Avian Influenza. The state government officially confirmed the outbreak of the flu through a notification issued on Sunday, and said some poultry birds in the Imphal branch of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) had shown symptoms of Avian Influenza.

  • Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav

    AAP disciplinary committee expels Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav

    New Delhi : The Aam Aadmi Party national disciplinary committee on Monday expelled Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha for ‘gross indiscipline’ and ‘anti-party activities’. Comprising of Pankaj Gupta, Ashish Khetan and Dinesh Vaghela, the disciplinary committee met at 6pm at 514, VP House and reached a unanimous decision to expel the four party rebels.