Free Press Journal
  • Bayern Munich

    Lewandowski returns to training wearing protective mask

    Barcelona: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski returned to training with his team, showing up wearing a protective face mask after fracturing his nose and jaw last week in the German Cup semifinals against Borussia Dortmund.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex closes 64 points down

    Mumbai: A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange, closed 64.24 points or 0.23 percent down on Tuesday. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also closed 11.25 points or 0.14 percent down at 8,320.70 points.

  • GST

    Speaker rejects Oppn demand to send GST Bill to Par panel

    New Delhi: The long-delayed GST Bill was taken up for consideration in the Lok Sabha today after the Speaker rejected Opposition demands to refer the key reform measure to a parliamentary Standing Committee. In the over half-and-hour procedural wrangle, Opposition members insisted that the 122nd Constitutional Amendment Bill be referred to the Standing Committee on Finance as it was a new bill as opposed to the one brought by the UPA government.

  • Vicente del Bosque

    Del Bosque wants a Spanish Champions League final

    Alicante (Spain): Spanish national football team manager Vicente del Bosque is hoping that Real Madrid and Barcelona win their respective matches against Juventus and Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals and qualify to make a Spanish final for the second year in a row.

  • Lack of standard norms, complex procedures delay imports: CAG

    New Delhi: Lack of standard norms for clearance of inbound shipments at ports coupled with complex procedures lead to inordinate delay in imports, government auditor CAG said today. “It was seen that the procedural complexities and consequent delays in import clearance are of a much higher order than in the case of export clearances.

  • Red sanders smugglers

    Sandalwood, red sander timbers smuggled most

    New Delhi: Sandalwood and red sander timbers are smuggled the most in the country and the government expects to soon receive a state-wise inventory of such trees, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said today. He told the Lok Sabha during Question Hour that among valuable species of trees were illegally felled and smuggled, sandalwood and red sander timbers were smuggled the most.

  • kashmiri-pandits

    KPs demand township with minority status in Valley

    Jammu: A group of Kashmiri Pandits today demanded that a township be raised for their rehabilitation in Kashmir Valley along with grant of minority status and reservations in jobs and ten Assembly seats for the community. “A township be raised for rehabilitation of the Kashmiri Pandit community in the Valley with grant of minority status to this community with provisions of reservations in various sectors particularly in Assembly seats,” S L Pandita President

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal using media as scapegoat for failures

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), more particularly its leader, Arvind Kejriwal, seems to suffer from a persecution complex. For all the acts of omission and commission, it revels in heaping the blame on the media. On Sunday last, Kejriwal lashed out at the media and alleged that a large section of it had taken a “supari” (contract) for finishing off the AAP. How ridiculous can it get!

  • Corporate espionage case

    Petro Gate: Court grants bail to six accused

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today granted bail to six accused, including four corporate executives and a journalist, arrested in connection with the Petroleum Ministry documents leak case. Additional Sessions Judge Gurdeep Singh Saini enlarged Shailesh Saxena of Reliance Industries Ltd, Vinay Kumar of Essar, Rishi Anand of Reliance ADAG, Cairns India’s K K Nayak, journalist Shantanu Saikia and Virender on bail on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 with one surety of

  • No proposal to give full-statehood to Delhi: Centre

    New Delhi: The Centre today said it was ot considering any proposal to grant full statehood to the national capital, a key demand of the Aam Aadmi Party government. “There is no proposal with the government for granting full statehood to Delhi,” Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said, replying to a question in the Lok Sabha.

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray grabs Munich Open title

    Munich: Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray won the men’s singles final of the Munich Open after defeating German Phillip Kohlschreiber here.

  • Celta Vigo

    Almeria hold Celta Vigo 2-2

    Almeria (Spain): Spanish football club Celta Vigo squandered a 2-goal lead here and were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with Almeria, who remain just two points above the relegation zone with three matches left to play.


    HC quashes FIR against MP Governor Yadav in MPPEB scam

    Jabalpur: The Madhya Pradesh High Court today quashed the FIR filed against state Governor Ram Naresh Yadav in connection with the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. A division bench of High Court comprising Chief justices A M Khanwilkar and Rohit Arya quashed the FIR against 88-year-old Yadav. The bench observed, “While dealing with the primary question of extent of immunity and privilege extended to the Head of a State, during his term

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    Akhilesh Singh questions BJP’s claim of biggest political party

    Lucknow: Questioning claims of BJP becoming the biggest political party in the world, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said if people benefitting from state government schemes were made members of the ruling Samajwadi Party, it can leave all others behind. “Which agency says that BJP is the biggest party in the world? …I will appeal to workers that if only those benefitting from our schemes are made SP members, other political

  • Air traffic controllers are at times under stress, says govt

    New Delhi: The government today acknowledged that air traffic controllers are at times under stress at airports having high density operations and said suitable measures are in place to address such situations. “The situation at times is stressful at the airports where high density operations takes place,” Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. He was responding to a query on whether it

  • Higher Education

    ‘UPA was not serious on implementing RTE; NDA should rectify siatuation’

    Chennai: Alleging that the previous UPA regime was not serious about implementing the ‘Right to Education’, Tamil Nadu government today asked the NDA to “rectify the situation” and ensure that the act is beneficial for children of weaker and disadvantaged sections. Due to the changes to Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan framework by the UPA government, the Tamil Nadu government’s claim for reimbursement of Rs 25.13 crore for 2013-14 had not been admitted even as