Free Press Journal
  • Majeed Memom

    NCP backs Rahul Gandhi, raises question on Land Acquisition Bill

    New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party leader Majeed Memon on Wednesday appreciated Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s gesture to meet the farmers in Punjab, saying it is necessary to know the ground reality rather than speaking in the air and trying to just push through the Land Acquisition Bill.

  • Earthquake of slight intensity felt in Assam

    Guwahati:  An earthquake of slight intensity measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale shook Assam in the early hours today.  Met office said the epicentre was in Sonitpur district on latitude 26.8 degree north and 92.5 degree east at a depth of five km, the office said. It was experienced shortly after midnight at 0048 hours. No loss of life or property was immediately reported, a police official said. Earlier on April 25,

  • Yesteryear Marathi actress Bimba Modak dies

    Pune: Shanta alias Bimba Modak, eminent Marathi film and stage actress of yesteryear, has passed away here. She was 97. The actress died of old age last night, family members said. Modak, who entered the industry when it was a taboo for women to work in cinema, made her debut in the film “Chul aani Mul” directed by noted playwright and writer Vishram Bedekar in 1946.

  • Navy to commission new base near Porbandar, named after Patel

    Ahmedabad:  In view of increased threat along maritime border with Pakistan, Navy will commission a new base near Porbandar in Gujarat to strengthen surveillance and security apparatus in the region. The new base will be named INS Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This would be the second base on the Gujarat coast and will be commissioned by state Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on May 9 at Porbandar.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders

    Kolkata Knight Riders look to get back to winning ways

    Kolkata:  Reeling under an agonizing two-run defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders would look to quickly redeem themselves when they face the same opponents in the return leg Indian Premier League cricket match here tomorrow.

  • Gorkha Soldiers

    India sends Gorkha soldiers to Nepal

    New Delhi: India has sent army’s Gorkha soldiers to quake-hit Nepal to help in relief and rescue work, an official tweet said on Wednesday.
    “India enlarges rescue operations in Nepal; sends Gorkha soldiers of Indian Army to Himalayan nation,” PIB retweeted an All India Radio tweet. Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale on April 25. The quake sent tremors across India as well.

  • NASA, Flight

    Shape-changing wings are future of aviation: NASA

    Washington: After six months and 22 research flights, NASA has announced the successful completion of initial flight tests of a new morphing wing technology.

  • Faure Gnassingbe

    Togo president Faure Gnassingbe re-elected with 58.75 percent of vote

    Lome (Togo):  Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe has won a third term with 58.75 per cent of the vote in Saturday’s polls, the electoral commission said, with his main rival Jean-Pierre Fabre taking 34.95 per cent. “The national electoral commission states that Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe has been elected based on provisional results which are subject to confirmation by the Constitutional Court,” the commission’s head Taffa Tabiou said late yesterday.

  • Chennai Super Kings

    We were outstanding on the field: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Chennai:  Praising the fielding efforts of his side Chennai Super Kings,  skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said they were “outstanding” on the field in the thriling two-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday.

  • R Ashwin

    R Ashwin suffers hand injury, to skip CSK’s next 2 matches

    Chennai:  Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been ruled out of the next two IPL matches due to a hand injury which he suffered during today’s match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. “Ashwin has split in his middle finger. We do not know how many stitches he will require… he has been taken to the hospital. The team has decided not to take Ashwin for the next two matches,” CSK

  • Rahul Gandhi

    I will raise voice for farmers on very platform: Rahul Gandhi

    Chandigarh: Vowing to raise voice for farmers on very platform, Rahul Gandhi today said government should take into account their concerns and not just extend monetary assistance. The Congress Vice President, who met farmers hit by unseasonal rains in Punjab and stayed here overnight after travelling by train to the NDA-ruled state, also took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking whether the farmers are not contributing to ‘Make in India’

  • Twitter

    Twitter’s revenues fail to meet expectations

    London : Twitter’s revenues failed to meet expectations as the micro-blogging platform netted 436 million dollars, up 74 percent year on year but below forecasts, in the first quarter of the year. The company said that it expected the negative impact on its revenue to continue for the rest of the financial year, reported the BBC. The social media site also reported a net loss of 162 million dollars, an increase from

  • Sensex down

    Sensex down 108 points ahead of derivatives expiry

    Mumbai:  The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 108 points in early trade today as stocks of IT, FMCG, metal, oil & gas and auto companies succumbed to profit-booking by speculators ahead of tomorrow’s monthly expiry in derivatives segment amid a weak trend at other Asian bourses.

  • Rupee down

    Rupee down 13 paise to 63.28 against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee turned weak today by 13 paise to 63.28 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to month-end demand for the American currency from importers. Forex dealers said besides month-end demand for the US dollar, a lower opening in the domestic equity market weighed on the rupee.

  • Salman Khan,

    Salman Khan reaches Jodhpur court

    Jaipur:  Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Wednesday reached the court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM) in Jodhur to record his statement in a case under the Arms Act. CJM Anupama Bijlani had on April 23 asked Salman’s counsel to ensure his presence in the court on April 29.