Free Press Journal
  • kevin pietersen

    England dreams gone,Kevin Pietersen ready for IPL return

    London : With his England comeback dreams over, swashbuckling batsman Kevin Pietersen is now set to join IPL franchise SunRisers Hyderabad as the play-offs race hots up at the business end of the T20 cricket tournament.

  • Namami Gange Programme

    Centre okays Rs 20,000-cr kitty for Namami Ganga scheme

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today approved a massive Rs 20,000 crore budget for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet ‘Namami Gange Programme’ for the next five years, which is a five-fold increase over the money spent in the last three decades towards the conservation of the river.

  • NEPAL-QUAKE

    36 aftershocks of above 4 magnitude rock Nepal

    Kathmandu: At least 36 aftershocks, including five on Wednesday alone, were recorded in Nepal following Tuesday’s 7.3-magnitude earthquake.

  • Jeev Milkha Singh

    Jeev ready for fresh challenges after Regenokine treatment

    New Delhi : All set for a fresh start after nearly recovering from a nagging shoulder injury thanks to the
    Regenokine treatment in Germany, seasoned Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh says he hopes to remain painfree in his second innings on the course.

  • Gold

    Gold zooms Rs 315, silver surges Rs 700 on global cues

    New Delhi: Gold regained its sheen today by soaring Rs 315 to Rs 27,565 per 10 grams at the bullion market, tracking a firm global trend along with jewellers buying to meet wedding season demand. Silver also shot up by Rs 700 to Rs 38,500 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • In this file photograph shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) greets Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in New Delhi.

    Narendra Modi’s visit to China will take ties forward in positive direction: BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday expressed hope that China would give an appropriate and mature reply to the honest efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been trying to outreach to Beijing so that relations between the two sides move forward in a positive direction.

  • John Kerry

    John Kerry wants ‘clearer arrangement’ with Gulf to fight terror

    Antalya (Turkey): US Secretary of State John Kerry today said NATO member states wanted to see a clearer defence agreement with Gulf Arab states to fight terror, ahead of summit with Gulf leaders to be hosted by President Barack Obama. “I think all of the member states feel very strongly that defining a… clearer defence arrangement between the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) and other friendly countries and the United States is going to critical to

  • Osama Bin Laden

    ISI may have had some inkling of bin Laden’s whereabouts

    Washington: Some elements within Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI may have had knowledge of Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts, but the raid that killed the al-Qaeda chief was a unilateral American military operation, according to a senior US official. “There’s been a lot of speculation about that. We don’t know with certainty,” Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told MSNBC when asked if the US believed that the then ISI chief or the Pakistan Army chief knew

  • Delhi trafficpolice, attacks women

    Shocking cop attack: Arvind Kejriwal assures support to victim

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has assured his support to the ‘brave’ woman, who was attacked by a Delhi traffic policeman with a brick. Kejriwal, who met her yesterday, expressed confidence that his fight against corruption would be successful as the common man had begun to raise their voices.

  • ‘Provide adequate funds for Lok Sabha members to adopt villages’

    New Delhi: A CPI(M) member in Lok Sabha today sought the Speaker’s intervention to ensure more funds for adoption of villages under the Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana and greater coordination among various agencies to carry out developmental activities.

  • Sushma Swaraj meets visiting Tajikistan minister

    New Delhi : India and Tajikistan on Wednesday held talks to boost ties as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held delegation-level talks with visiting Foreign Minister Aslov Sirojidin Muhridinovich here. External affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted: “Delegation level talks with Foreign Minister HE Mr Aslov Sirojidin Muhridinovich of Tajikistan and EAM @SushmaSwaraj.” “Strengthening a close & strategic partnership. EAM @SushmaSwaraj receiving Tajikistan FM HE Aslov Muhridinovich,” he posted.
    The Tajik minister arrived

  • Mahmoud Al Habbash

    Palestinian official appreciates India’s support

    New Delhi: Mahmoud Al Habbash, special advisor to Palestine President Mahmmud Abbas, has lauded India for extending political, moral and material support to Palestinians and said the two sides recently evolved a new mechanism to strategise their relationship.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    High Court to hear plea against AAP parliamentary secretaries

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it would hear on May 20 a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against the Arvind Kejriwal-led government’s move to appoint 21 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs as parliamentary secretaries. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw said it would hear the plea on May 20.  The PIL, filed by NGO Rashtriya Mukti Morcha, questioned the appointments and sought

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi will address Telangana farmers woes, claims Congress

    New Delhi : Congress leader D. Sridhar Babu on Wednesday said the main purpose of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Telangana is to open the eyes of the ‘pro-industrialist’ NDA Government to the plight of the region’s farmers. “Rahul Gandhi will be arriving at the international airport in the evening. It is not a road show at all. Basically, this visit is to address the needs of the farmers. He will stay

  • Digvjiay Singh

    Transfer surplus Gir lions to MP, says Dijvijay Singh

    New Delhi : Senior Congress leader Digvjiay Singh on Wednesday called for the translocation of ‘surplus’ lions from the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh.

  • Tamils commemorate the war dead in Lanka north

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s national Tamil political alliance has inaugrated a week-long commemoration of the Tamils who died in the final battle with the army in 2009. “We began a commemoration by lighting oil lamps at Vellamullaivaikkal in Mullaithivu yesterday to respect those who died in May 2009,” said M K Shvajilingam, a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) member. Shvajilingam dismissed accusations that he was commemorating the fallen LTTE members. “Like the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna celebrate their dead of 1971

  • M Karunanidhi

    Karunanidhi welcomes Lanka’s efforts to solve fishing dispute

    Chennai: Welcoming Sri Lanka’s efforts to solve the fishing dispute in Palk Strait, DMK today urged the Centre to take steps for bilateral talks involving fishermen of the island nation and India and bring about a lasting solution to the vexed issue.