Free Press Journal
  • Bus Accident

    5 die in bus mishap in Giridih

    Giridih (Jharkhand): Five persons were killed and 15 others injured when a bus overturned near Gujiadih More in the district, police said.  The condition of six of those injured was stated to be serious, Ansuman Kumar, a trainee IPS officer posted as the in-charge of respective police station, told reporters.  The bus, which left Bokaro for Giridih, overturned after the driver lost balance at a bend, killing two children, two women and a man, he said. Three

  • Pramod Tiwari

    Pramod Tiwari hails SC for safeguarding ‘fourth pillar of democracy’

    New Delhi : Senior Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court for safeguarding the nation’s crucial ‘fourth pillar of democracy’, the media, by rejecting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s circular to prevent the media from publishing ‘defamatory news’ against the city government. “The court has shown Arvind Kejriwal’s real face. This is what he really deserved. It is a sign of victory of democracy, because, the media is considered as

  • Ranjit Sinha

    Ex-CBI chief’s meetings with coal scam accused improper: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: In a setback to former Central Bureau Investigation(CBI) director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court on Thursday termed his meetings with coal scam accused at his official residence as “inappropriate”. “It was inappropriate for Ranjit Sinha to have met the accused persons at his residence…,” obseved the apex court bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur in the judgment on Thursday. Terming the meetings with coal scam accused as “inappropriate”, the court

  • Arms, Police

    Seven anti-social elements held with arms and ammunition

    Hajipur: Seven criminals of an inter-district gang were arrested today with arms and ammunition from Sita Chowk in Vaishali district, a police officer said. Acting on a tip off, a police team raided a hideout and nabbed the seven criminals hailing from Vaishali and Saran districts while they were planning a robbery, Superintendent of Police Chandrika Prasad said.  The cops recovered two automatic pistols, two country-made pistols, 20 live cartridges, 12 mobile phones, three motorcycles, eight SIM

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    SC stays AAP government’s circular threatening defamation

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of double standards by seeking stay of criminal defamation proceedings against him but issuing a circular permitting action against media groups for defamatory reporting. “Don’t you feel that there is dichotomy between you challenging section 499 and section 500 of the Indian Penal Code relating to defamation and the circular issued by you?” asked the apex court bench of

  • M Karunanidhi

    Supreme Court order on photos takes away the powers of states

    Chennai: The Supreme Court order prohibiting the use of chief minister’s photographs in government advertisements is an act to take away the powers of state governments, said DMK president M. Karunanidhi. In a statement issued here, Karunanidhi referring to the apex court’s order on the subject said the order in effect takes away the powers of state governments.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Arun Jaitley disapproves of tendency of shrillness,hype by channels

    New Delhi: In the highly competitive scenario for news organisations, the desire to be watched more can lead to shrillness and hype where the other side of the picture is ignored, Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley today said.

  • MRF team

    Motorsports: Team MRF set to again dominate

    Noumea (New Caledonia) : This weekend’s second round of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship presents a new challenge for Team MRF drivers Pontus Tidemand and Gaurav Gill, but they are hoping for another strong finish.

  • Supreme Court

    Excluding pix of politicos in government ads needs closer study

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court ban on using pictures of ministers in government advertisements and its observation that only photographs of the President, Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India should feature in government-sponsored ads in the media are progressive steps that deserve to be welcomed in principle.

  • Mufti Muhammad Sayeed

    New Kashmir Government picks up momentum

    Srinagar : With the headquarters of the State Government moving from Jammu to Srinagar, the new government headed by Mufti Mohammed Sayeed is getting closer to the situation on the ground.

  • Neymer

    Barcelona Foot Club and its president to stand trial in Neymar case

    Madrid : Spanish National Court judge Jose de la Mata has decided to prosecute football club FC Barcelona’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu, his predecessor Sandro Rosell, and the club itself, as a legal entity, for three counts of tax fraud allegedly committed in signing Brazilian striker Neymar da Silva. Judge Mata issued the order on Wednesday to commence proceedings of the case, in which FC Barcelona is accused of defrauding an estimated

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Congress dubs Arvind Kejriwal’s anti-media circular ‘undemocratic’

    New Delhi: Welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision to stay Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s circular against the media over the publication of ‘defamatory’ news against his government, the Congress on Thursday said the notice was undemocratic, as it wanted to restrain common citizens, politicians and leaders from making comments.

  • Narendra Modi,Xi'an, museum

    Narendra Modi in Xi’an: Visits museum, Buddhist temple

    Xi’an (China): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday began his official visit to China from the historic city of Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province, going round the Terracotta Warriors Museum and the ancient Da Xingshan Buddhist temple where he offered prayers.  Modi, who landed here early on Thursday on the first leg of his three-day China visit, went to the Terracotta Warriors Museum that houses neat rows of terracotta sculptures, depicting

  • Victor Valdes

    Man United goalkeeper Victor Valdes praises club’s environment

    London : Manchester United Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said the atmosphere in the English football club’s locker room “is very nice” and being next to compatriots Juan Mata and Ander Herrera in the changing room “has helped him a lot”. “It is very friendly here. All the staff always help you and also help your family too, so it is a very nice atmosphere,” Valdes said according to the club’s official

  • Nepal, Kathmandu, Earthquake

    Earth Quake effect: Survey to check buildings raised beyond limit

    Darjeeling: In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the local municipality has undertaken a survey to check any violation of rules in construction of highrises here. Already 18 buildings have been identified which were built beyond the permissible limit of 11.5 metres in the hilly region as per the West Bengal Municipality Act, 1993, Darjeeling Municipality Chairman Amar Singh Rai said. The number has been made available by a civic team which conducted

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Supreme Court stays AAP govt’s circular against media, queries Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today stayed a circular by Delhi government on filing defamation cases against media organisations for any news that causes damage to its reputation or that of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other ministers and asked him to explain why it was issued. “Issue notice (to Kejriwal). However, as an interim measure we direct stay of the circular dated May 6, 2015 till further order of this court. Accordingly, it is stayed,”

  • Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

    Narendra Modi calls up Afghan president after Kabul attack

    Xi’an/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani following an attack on a Kabul guesthouse in which four Indians among 14 people were killed. “Spoke to President @ashrafghani & offered condolences on loss of lives due to the Kabul attack. We are one when it comes to fighting terror,” the prime minister, who is visiting China, tweeted.  “President @ashrafghani expressed sadness on the unfortunate demise of Indian

  • Zinedin Zidane, Carlos Ancelotti

    Zinedine Zidane could replace Carlos Ancelotti as Real manager

    London : Carlo Ancelotti will not be manager of Real Madrid next season and Zinedine Zidane could be his replacement, feels Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher. The club is poised to go without any silverware this season after being dumped out of the Champions League by Juventus and falling four points behind Barcelona in La Liga with two games remaining.