Free Press Journal
  • Rahul Gandhi

    Axing Amethi food park is Modi’s vendetta: Rahul 

    New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of playing vendetta politics by scrapping a proposed food park in his constituency Amethi.

  • Sashi Tharoor

    Tragic mishap doesn’t make Salman any less of a good man’: Tharoor

    New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday voiced his support for Salman Khan who has been granted five-year imprisonment in the 2002 hit-and-run case, saying a tragic mishap does not make the Bollywood star any less of a good man.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex closes 118 points down 

    Mumbai: Falling for the third-straight day, the benchmark BSE Sensex today tumbled 118 points to end at 6-1/2 months low of 26,599.11 on persistent selling by foreign investors over taxation worries and delay in passage of key reform bills. Investor sentiment was also dampened after weakening of rupee to a 20-month low (intra-day) faded chances of a rate cut by the RBI at its meeting next month, brokers said.

  • Juvenile Crime

    Juvenile justice amendment bill passed in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the juvenile justice (amendment) bill which paves the way for children in the 16-18 age group to be tried as adults if they commit heinous crimes.

  • Earthquake

    7.2-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea on Bougainville island

    Sydney: An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude jolted Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.  The area that was jotled is 149 km southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island.  The epicentre, with a depth of 22.1 km, was initially determined to be at 7.3 degrees latitude south and 154.5 degrees longitude east, Xinhua news agency reported.  The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has not issued any tsunami

  • Ship Sanks, Vietnam

    Cargo vessel sinks after collision near China port

    Beijing: A cargo vessel sank on Thursday in waters off Guangzhou port in China after colliding with another ship, authorities said. According to maritime bureau of Guangzhou city in Guangdong province, the collision happened around 3 a.m. Seven people and 57 containers on board the cargo vessel fell into the sea. But all the people were rescued by 4:20 a.m. and the vessel sank later, Xinhua news agency reported.  Officials said four

  • Arun Gawli

    Arun Gawli returns home for son’s wedding

    Mumbai: Mafia don-turned-politician Arun Gawli has arrived in his home town to attend and solemnise his only son Mahesh Gawli’s wedding to be held on Saturday.

  • Rahul Gandhi Returns

    Rahul Gandhi debuts on Twitter 

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has made his debut on micro blogging site Twitter. The handle of his official account is “@OfficeOfRG”.

  • Gold, silver fall on global cues, low demand

    New Delhi: Gold prices drifted by Rs 120 to trade at Rs 27,230 per ten grammes at the bullion market today, snapping its two-day rising streak, largely due to weak global cues and fall in demand from jewellers. Silver also eased by Rs 150 to Rs 37,850 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Traders said besides weak global trend, fall in demand from jewellers and retailers at existing

  • BMW X3

    BMW ups local sourcing to 50%; to launch 15 new models this yr

    Chennai: German luxury car maker BMW today said the localisation level in the cars it makes in India has reached up to 50 per cent and it plans to introduce 15 new models this year. Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar marked the occasion at the company’s manufacturing unit at Mahindra World City, Singaperumalkovil near here, by formally assembling a BMW 5 Series car using parts from Indian auto-component suppliers.

  • BCCI clears Narine’s bowling action 

    New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) player Sunil Narine was on Thursday cleared to bowl his off-spinners by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after undergoing a successful correction of his bowling action. He was, however, also cautioned to be careful and not deviate from his remodelled action.

  • Benjamion Netanyahu

    Netanyahu clinches deal to form hardline coalition govt

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has clinched a 11th-hour deal with a right-wing party to form a hard-line coalition government that could pose a major challenge to any global initiative to break the logjam in peace talks with the Palestinians. Netanyahu, 65, seemed visibly tense as coalition talks with the Bayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) party identified with hardline settlers extended till late evening and a deal was agreed just 90 minutes before

  • Papua-New-Guinea-Quake

    7.2-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

    Sydney: An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude jolted Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The area that was jotled is 149 km southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island.

  • Rajnath Singh

    ‘No revengeful politics’, Rajnath Singh tells Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: In the light of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi expressing concern over the scrapping of a proposed food park in his constituency Amethi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said there is “no question of revengeful politics”.

  • Teenager killed in celebratory gunfire during wedding in UP

    Saharanpur (UP): A 13-year-old boy was killed in celebratory firing during a wedding ceremony in Sakhankhurd village here, police said today. Monti died on the spot last night during the celebratory gunfire here, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nitin Tiwari said.

  • Masoud Barzani

    Kurdish president warns Iraq’s unity not guaranteed

    Washington: President of the autonomous Iraqi province of Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani, has warned Washington that the unity of Iraq is “voluntary and not compulsory” after the White House insisted on the need for a united Iraq to counter jihadis.