Free Press Journal
  • Nepal earthquake

    No quake forecast for India by NASA: Government

    New Delhi: The NASA has made no earthquake forecast for India, the government said on Sunday, and asked people to ignore text messages with a “fake” prediction of a strong quake to hit north India.

  • KKR honour Keshri as 16th man vs Royals, offers Rs.10 lakh

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), acting on a request from Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), named late Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri as the 16th squad member during their Indian Premier league (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.

  • mamata banerjee

    Resist attacks on democracy by Trinamool, CPI-M asks people

    Kolkata: The CPI-M on Sunday accused West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress of having reduced the elections to 91 civic bodies in the state to a “mockery or democracy”, and urged the Election Commission to review the situation and make adequate arrangements when assembly polls are held next year.

  • Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackrey

    Quake: Shiv Sena MPs to donate month’s salary

    Mumbai: A day after massive earthquake shook Nepal, Shiv Sena which is part of BJP-led NDA government at the Centre here announced to donate salaries of its MPs for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims. “Praying for the calm and the safety of all the people across the #Nepal earthquake radius and whoever has been affected by it,” Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray tweeted.

  • IOC chief to meet PM tomorrow for Indian sports’ forward push

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow during his one-day whirlwind visit to discus ways to take Indian sports forward amid speculation that the country might bid for 2024 Olympics.

  • Double amputee swimmer Baidya passes away

    Kolkata: India swimmer Masudur RahmanBaidya, the only man with amputated legs to cross the EnglishChannel in 1997, died this morning after a heart attack, according to family sources. The 46-year-old was not keeping well for a couple of days. He was suffering from vomiting and loose motion this morning as his family in Topsia rushed him to a nearby hospital.

  • World rushes aid to Nepal amid 2,300 deaths, new tremors

    Kathmandu: Another tremblor measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal on Sunday causing fresh panic as rescuers pulled out bodies from debris, a day after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake left over 2,300 dead and forced tens of thousands to spend the night on the streets.

  • Sunny Leone likes live audience connect 

    Mumbai: Close on the heels of the release of comedy caper “Kuch Kuch Locha Hai”, actress Sunny Leone performed live during a promotional event here along with singer Shraddha Pandit. She says having such a connect with audiences is important for actors.

  • vijay mallya

    Mallya Vs Diageo: Sebi to look into disclosure, other lapses

    New Delhi: With liquor giant United Spirits asking its own Chairman Vijay Mallya to quit, markets watchdog Sebi and other regulatory agencies have begun looking into suspected irregularities at the company, including about the alleged fund diversion and disclosure-related lapses. United Spirits Ltd (USL), in which Mallya-led UB Group has sold controlling stake to UK-based Diageo Plc, asked Mallya to step down as Chairman and Director after an inquiry revealed fund diversion in

  • 5 killed, 22 injured as vehicle turns turtle in Madhya Pradesh

    Rajgarh (MP): Five persons were killed today and 22 others injured when the vehicle carrying them overturned at Goghatpur village, about 70 km from here, police said. The mishap occurred when a marriage party that had come to Ghagori village from Jhalawar district in Rajasthan, was returning, Machalpur police station Sub-Inspector Mohan Singh Rajput told PTI. The axle of the bus broke following which the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned. Balaram

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    UP CM concerned over categorisation of centrally-sponsored schemes

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has raised objections over what he said categorisation of centrally-sponsored schemes without consultations from the states, which will “increase” financial burden on the state. Akhilesh has written a letter to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who is the chairman of the sub-committee in Niti Ayog for rationalisation of centrally sponsored schemes.

  • Partap Singh Bajwa

    Badals bent upon framing Cong leaders in false cases: Bajwa

    Chandigarh: Accusing SAD of indulging in “political vendetta”, Congress today alleged that the top leadership of the ruling party was “conspiring” to implicate its leaders in false cases to gag the opposition voice. Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa slammed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal alleging that they were “intimidating, threatening and gaging voice of opposition”.

  • Another IAF plane returns with 237 passengers to Delhi 

    New Delhi: Another Indian Air Force plane brought 237 Indians back to New Delhi from Kathmandu on Sunday afternoon, taking to 783 the total of passengers evacuated from the quake-hit Nepal since the first plane landed late Saturday night.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Resurgent Rahul, farmer’s suicide puts land bill on backburner

    New Delhi,: A resurgent Rahul Gandhi and the suicide of a farmer at an AAP rally in the capital seem to have made the NDA government re-think its strategy on the land acquisition bill and put it on the backburner – at least for now.

  • ITBP officer gets Shaurya Chakra for foiling Kabul terror bid

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today awarded the ‘Shaurya Chakra’ gallantry medal to ITBP Inspector Manjeet Singh who led his commandos in repulsing an audacious terrorist attack on the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat province last year. The 36-year-old Indo-Tibetan Border Police force officer was the lone recipient of this military medal amongst allparamilitary forces during the defence investiture ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Government had announced the decoration for the

  • Vijay Mallya

    Mallya sinking deeper & deeper into trouble

    Industrialist Vijay Mallya, reeling under the impact of the grounding of Kingfisher Airlines, has been struck by another thunderbolt with the United Spirits Limited board deciding that he be removed as chairman because it has lost faith in him after a PricewaterhouseCoopers into the company’s books found “improprieties and violations.”

  • BJP promises Indian citizenship for B’deshi Hindu refugees

    Guwahati: Hindu refugees from Bangladesh will be given Indian citizenship if BJP comes to power in Assam in next year’s Assembly poll, party president Amit Shah today said. “Some Hindus have come from Bangladesh due to religious disturbances. BJP will give all of them citizenship once we come to power in Assam next year,” Shah said at a rally here.

  • Digvijay Singh

    MPPEB scam:MP CM to meet Sonia on “smear” campaign by Digvijay

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is under siege from opposition in connection with the Vyapam scam, today said he would call upon Congress president Sonia Gandhi to clarify from her whether she has mandated Digvijay Singh and other party leaders to”malign” his image.

  • 74 stranded Nepal tourists return to city in special flight

    Kolkata: With relief writ large on their faces, 74 passengers, who were stranded in Nepal after yesterday’s massive earthquake, returned to the city in a special Air India flight from Kathmandu. Narrating their experiences, all of them said they had never felt so scared in their lives as they did after the 7.9n magnitude quake that devastated many parts of the Himalayan country. “When the quake struck, I was in my hotel. The

  • Hijaab, Acid Attack

    Man jailed for 46 years for throwing acid on ex-wife in Pak

    Lahore: A jealous Pakistani man has been sentenced to 46 years in jail and fined two million rupees by an anti-terrorism court for throwing acid on his ex-wife, leaving her visually impaired with one eye Mirza Azeem Baig of Sherakot, a densely populated area of the city, was handed down the sentence by the anti-terrorism court, Lahore yesterday. The court also imposed a fine of two million Pakistani rupees on him.