Free Press Journal
  • Bihar, Earthquake

    2 killed in India after another powerful earthquake

    New Delhi: Two persons were killed in Bihar as a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on richter scale with epicentre in Nepal today sent ripples through large parts of east and north India, including Delhi, less than three weeks after the region was struck by a devastating temblor.

  • Anna Hazare protests

    Ready to launch fast over land bill: Anna Hazare

    Latur (Maha): Saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is concerned more about corporates than farmers, social activist Anna Hazare warned of another fast if the “anti-farmer” provisions in the NDA government-proposed Land Acquisition Bill are not removed.

  • 2016 Olympic football

    Nigeria to resume camp for 2016 Olympic football qualifiers

    Lagos (Nigeria): Nigeria’s Under-23 men’s football team would resume camp on May 25 for the 2016 Olympic Games, the team spokesperson has said. Timi Ebikagboro, the media officer of Nigeria’s U-23 team, on Monday said the Nigerian side would be resuming ahead of the qualifiers for the 2016 Olympic Games scheduled for Rio in Brazil, reports Xinhua.

  • Mild tremors in C’garh as strong temblor jolts Nepal, India

    Raipur: Mild tremors were experienced in several cities of Chhattisgarh today after a strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on Richter scale epicentered in Nepal shook several states in North and East India. However, no loss of human life or damage to property was reported in the state.

  • Fernando Alonso

    I am going through a transitional period: F1 driver Fernando Alonso

    Barcelona: Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso, who is yet to pick up points this season, has accepted that he is going through “a transitional period” but is convinced his McLaren car will be competitive in the future to win races. Alonso failed to complete Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix race due to a brake problem, reports Efe.  The two-time Formula One world champion also believes it would be “unfair” to be “sad”

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Devendra Fadnavis doing a better job than Modi: Anna Hazare

    Latur (Maha): Despite his strong reservations with the BJP over the Land Acquisition Bill, social activist Anna Hazare feels that party’s Chief Minister in Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis is doing a better job than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “I feel that the government in Maharashtra is doing better than the Central government,” Hazare told PTI here.

  • Nepal earthquake jolts parts of Gujarat too;no damage reported

    Ahmedabad: Effect of twin earthquakes that struck Nepal today were also felt in parts of Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat and Vadodara cities where people rushed out of high rise buildings after tremors. However, no damage has been reported so far in the state due to the earthquake, said officials.

  • Baba Ramdev

    Ramdev was not considered for Padma awards: RTI response

    New Delhi: Noted movie writer Salim Khan, former diplomat K S Bajpai and spiritual gurus Sri Ravi Shanker, Mohammed Burhanuddin and Mata Amritanandamayi had refused to accept the Padma awards this year while Ramdev was not considered for the honours, according to an RTI response. To a query seeking to know the names of persons who were shortlisted for the civilian honours but turned it down, the Home Ministry said Salim Khan, former

  • Lendl Simmons

    IPL is best place to prove one’s worth: Lendl Simmons

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians batsman Lendl Simmons hailed Indian Premier League (IPL) as the best Twenty20 tournament in the world, adding that the cash-rich league is the best platform where a cricketer can prove one’s worth.

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad

    We need to keep the momentum going: Muttiah Muralitharan

    Hyderabad: Having improved its play-off chances following three consecutive wins, Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharn said the team needs to keep up the momentum to ensure its place in the last four stage of the ongoing Indian Premier League.


    Quake hits northeast India, neighbouring countries

    Agartala/Aizawl: A strong quake rocked the entire northeastern and eastern India and adjoining countries on Tuesday, a meteorology department official said. There are no immediate reports of loss of life or damage to properties from anywhere in the northeastern region, comprising eight states.

  • Govt unveils roadmap for M2M communications

    New Delhi: The government today unveiled the roadmap for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications which will act as a reference document for all such deployments and enable it to realise policy goals of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’. “M2M has great potential to transform India and it is going to be key enabler for the government vision of Digital India, Make in India and proposed smart cities in India,” Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

  • Asset quality woes not over for banks; GNPAs to rise: Crisil

    Mumbai: Asset quality woes of banks will continue in the current fiscal with gross non-performing assets (NPA) ratio for the system growing at 0.20 per cent to 4.5 per cent by March 2016, credit rating firm Crisil said today. Even though restructuring has been discontinued, the newly introduced 5/25 scheme for infrastructure loans will act as a “mask” for the stress, it said, pointing to potential issues around transparency.

  • moody's

    India to grow 7.5% in FY16, highest in G20: Moody’s

    New Delhi: India growth story received an impetus today when rating agency Moody’s said it will grow at a strong pace of 7.5 per cent in 2015-16, the highest among G20 economies, helped by the reforms drive and lower oil prices. “We forecast strong growth in India… at 7.5 per cent in 2015-16, the highest among the G20 economies. Lower oil prices will reinforce gradual growth-enhancing reforms to support robust economic activity over

  • US seeks to reassure Gulf countries over Iran nuke deal

    Washington: The Obama Administration through a summit this week seeks to reassure Gulf countries about their security and relationship with the US in the aftermath of the Iranian nuclear deal which has raised concerns among countries in the region. Except for the last minute change by the new Saudi King, the summit meeting between US President Barack Obama and leaders of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are all set to hold talks

  • Sensex down

    Sensex plunges by 516 points; bank stocks sink

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) plunged by 516 points or nearly 2 percent during the mid-afternoon trade session.

  • naukri hiring

    Hiring up 9% in April; to pick up further:

    New Delhi: Hiring activity registered 9 per cent jump in April driven largely by IT, banking and financial services as outlook remains bullish, says a report. The Naukri Job Speak Index stood at 1,736 in April 2015, recording a 9 per cent increase in hiring activity over April 2014.

  • google transit

    Rail schedules to be now available on Google Maps

    Mumbai: Indian Railways schedules will now be available on Google Transit, a feature on Google Maps. In addition, the updated public transport information for eight Indian cities would be available on the App, a company release said. Google Transit, a feature in Google Maps, helps in planning public transport trips efficiently, and is available through Google Maps app on any Android or iOS device, as well as on the desktop.