Free Press Journal
  • I realise Shashi dadaji’s value now: Ranbir Kapoor

    New Delhi: Ranbir Kapoor says he is now more aware about Shashi Kapoor’s contribution to cinema after giving a voiceover in the veteran actor’s Dadasaheb Phalke documentary. The 77-year-old veteran actor has been awarded with the prestigious honour this year and in the short documentary his grand-nephew narrated Shashi’s journey in the film industry.

  • Cyclone Hudhud

    Agriculture Minister refutes Rahul Gandhi’s charges on fishing ban

    New Delhi: Refuting Rahul Gandhi’s charges, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said the decision to extend the ban on fishing in high sea to 61 days from 47 days during monsoon was taken in consultation with all coastal states. Stating that the ban was not a unilateral decision by the Centre, Singh said all coastal states including Kerala was consulted on the issue before arriving at a decision.

  • 1 accused in Kribhco-Yara bribery case tried to change nationality: CBI

    New Delhi: One of the accused in the one million US dollar Kribhco-Yara bribery scandal, probed by CBI, was apparently trying to change his nationality and move to the United States of America after the scam broke out. CBI sources said that during recent searches at the offices and residences of family members of the then Additional Secretary in Chemical and Fertiliser Ministry J S Maini they have recovered some documents which indicate

  • US telecoms giant Verizon buying AOL for USD 4.4 bn

    New York: Verizon said today it is buying AOL for about USD 4.4 billion in a deal that will give the US telecoms giant increased digital content and advertising platform space. Verizon said it is paying USD 50 per share of AOL, whose stock price jumped by almost 18 per cent in pre-market trading to USD 50.22.

  • Moga bus incident: Unions hold across Punjab

    Chandigarh: Members of various Unions today held protest across the state seeking cancellation of bus permit and registration of a case against Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in connection with death of a teenage girl who was allegedly molested and thrown off a bus on April 29 in Moga.

  • 3 women crushed to death by vehicle driven by sub-inspector

    New Delhi: Three women were today crushed to death by a vehicle driven by a Delhi Police sub-inspector in Badarpur area of South East Delhi. Police said Sub Inspector Rishi Pal has been arrested and a case under 304 (A) of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) has been slapped against him.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal meets woman attacked by Delhi Police head constable

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today praised the courage shown by Ramanjeet Kaur, who was hit with brick by a head constable of Delhi Police in posh central Delhi locality, saying the city needs citizen like her who could speak up against prevailing corrupt practices. Kejriwal today met Kaur, who was accompanied by her husband Gurdeep, at the Delhi Secretariat and also assured her good medical treatment after she complained to him

  • HC gives bail to engineer booked in building collapse case

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has granted bail to an engineer of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai who had allegedly given a false report about the structure of a building that later collapsed in 2013 claiming 11 lives. Inspite of the investigation being carried out for the last more than two years, a charge sheet has not yet been filed against applicant Digambar Manohar Satam, the High Court observed in its May 7

  • BCCI

    Govt collected Rs 2,140 cr as tax from BCCI since 2004-05

    New Delhi: The government today said it has collected Rs 2,140 crore from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) out of a total demand of Rs 2,510.48 crore from assessment year 2004-05 onwards. “Out of a total demand of Rs 2,510.48 crore raised from assessment year 2004-05 onwards, an amount of Rs 2,140.58 crore has already been collected. The remaining demand of Rs 369.89 crore has been stayed by income

  • Yuki Bhambri

    Yuki enters 2nd round of Samarkand Challenger, Divij ousted

    Samarkand (Uzbekistan): Seventh seed Yuki Bhambri fought past Ivan Gakhov in straight sets to move to the second round even as Divij Sharan bowed out of the USD 50,000 ATP Challenger event, here today. Yuki overcame the challenge of the Russian qualifier 6-4 6-3 in the opening round of the clay court tournament. In the one hour and 14 minutes contest, Yuki broke his rival twice in each set.

  • Arsenal Football team

    Arsenal need top goalkeeper to fight for EPL title’

    London: Former England footballers Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville believe Arsenal must buy a “proper number one” goalkeeper at the end of the current season if they are to be in contention to win the English Premier League (EPL) title next year.

  • Israeli parliament approves bill for unlimited government expansion

    Jerusalem: The Israeli parliament approved upon first reading a bill that will allow Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to appoint an unlimited number of ministers and deputy ministers to his cabinet, Efe news agency reported.

  • Picasso, Giacometti painting

    Picasso, Giacometti break sales records in New York auction

    New York: A later work by Pablo Picasso and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti sold for $179.36 million and $141.28 million, respectively, becoming the most expensive artworks to be sold at an auction so far, Efe news agency reported.

  • Ocean acidification didn’t kill marine life: Study

    London: British researchers have debunked a long-prevailing theory that ocean acidification from the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs caused the extinction of marine molluscs.

  • Pets

    Robopets to replace your loving dog soon

    Melbourne: Ever fancied having a robot as a pet? It may soon become a reality. University of Melbourne animal welfare researcher Jean-Loup Rault says the prospect of robopets and virtual pets is not as far-fetched as we may think.

  • No toilet at home: Bihar woman divorces husband

    Patna: A woman in a Bihar village has divorced her husband for not constructing a toilet at their house, officials said Tuesday. Sunita Devi, a resident of Paharpur village in Vaishali district, divorced her husband in village panchayat after he failed to build a toilet despite repeated assurances.

  • Book officers under criminal cases for Udhampur accident: NCP

    Jammu: The NCP today demanded booking of officers of Transport and Traffic departments under criminal cases for their alleged responsibility in the Udhampur bus accident in which 24 people were killed. “State NCP demanded criminal cases to be registered against the officials of Transport and Traffic departments, responsible for allowing old model buses and not checking overloading of the vehicles,” state NCP unit chief and former minister, Thakur Randhir Singh told reporters here.

  • YSR Cong, TDP press for grant of special status to AP

    New Delhi: A strong plea was made by YSR Congress and TDP in the Lok Sabha today to give special category status to Andhra Pradesh which is facing a revenue deficit of Rs 16,000 crore following the bifurcation.