Free Press Journal
  • Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

    ‘Acche din’ for Modi, not for people: Rahul Gandhi

    Nirmal (Telangana): Targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said “acche din” have come for Modi and few businessmen close to him and not for people. He also trained guns on Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, terming him a “mini Modi”.  Addressing a public meeting at Wadial village near here, he came down heavily on both the leaders for neglecting farmers and for failing to deliver

  • Petrol Diesel

    Petrol, diesel price hiked

    New Delhi: Transport fuel prices were hiked effective Friday midnight by Rs.3.13 per litre for petrol and by Rs.2.71 a litre for diesel, including state levies, state-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) said on Friday. The rates were last increased on May 1 by Rs.3.96 per litre for petrol and by Rs.2.37 a litre for diesel.  “Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has decided to effect the price changes midnight of 15th-16th May,” IOC said in

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama defends Arctic drilling despite criticism from environmentalists

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has defended authorising oil company Shell to begin drilling in the Arctic Ocean, leading to criticism from ecological organisations and environment defenders. At a press conference on Thursday following the Camp David summit in Maryland with six Persian Gulf countries, Obama referred to the US Interior Department’s announcement on Monday regarding the drilling, Efe news agency reported.

  • Nawaz Sharif,

    Pakistan court not to summon Nawaz Sharif in assets case

    Lahore: A Pakistani court today turned down the request of a petitioner to summon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a two-decade-old case against him for allegedly possessing assets worth billions of rupees abroad. A five-member bench of Lahore High Court headed by Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan observed that the court would not summon the prime minister before deciding the maintainability of the petition.

  • Narendra Modi, Li Keqiang

    Narendra Modi clicks selfie with Chinese PM Li Keqiang

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has a penchant for selfies, today clicked one with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang in what could be termed as a power- packed selfie with premiers of two big nations in one frame. Modi pulled out a smartphone during his visit to the Temple of Heaven here as he posed for the shot with Chinese Premier Li. “It’s selfie time! Thanks Premier Li,” Modi tweeted along with the photograph in

  • Earthquake

    Toll in Nepal quakes reaches 8,502

    Kathmandu: The toll has reached 8,502 in the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 followed by several powerful aftershocks, the authorities said on Friday. The National Emergency Operation Centre under Nepal’s home ministry said that of the total deaths, 8,384 occurred in the April 25 massive quake and 117 in the May 12 powerful aftershock. One person died of cardiac arrest in a stampede at Nawalparasi district in Nepal on

  • IS militants capture government compound in Iraqi city

    Baghdad: Islamic State (IS) militants on Friday took control of the government compound in the city of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, after fierce clashes with security forces, a provincial security source told Xinhua news agency. The militants carried out a major attack during the day on the government compound in the centre of the city, which includes the buildings of the provincial government and the police headquarters, after the troops

  • Smartphone, eyes in Cancer

    Smartphone cameras can help detect eye cancer in kids

    Washington : Technology has for sure stepped ahead as smartphones can detect eye cancer that almost exclusively affects young children. With the help of this new set of technology, children, who have this aggressive eye cancer, often have a white glow around their pupils when photographed with a flash, the Verge reported. Julie Fitzgerald, mother of a 2-year-old kid Avery whose life was saved with the help of smartphone, said that she just had

  • Boko Haram

    At least 55 killed in Boko Haram raids on Nigerian villages

    Kano, (Nigeria): At least 55 people were killed in two Boko Haram raids this week near Maiduguri, capital of restive northeastern Nigeria Borno state, a vigilante and two residents said today. “Boko Haram fighters raided Bale and Kayamla villages where they killed at least 55 people and burnt several homes after looting them before proceeding to the outskirts of Maiduguri where they were crushed by troops,” a vigilante official, Abacha Zinnari, said. “They killed 30 people

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi arrives in Shanghai for third leg of China visit

    Shanghai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here today for the third and final leg of his three-day China visit that also took him to Xi’an and Beijing. Modi arrived yesterday in Xi’an where he held summit-level talks with President Xi Jinping. He then moved to Beijing where he held wide-ranging parleys with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang today. Tomorrow Modi will meet with CEOs of top Chinese companies and a number of agreements worth USD 10 billion are expected

  • Kumar Vishwas

    Delhi HC declines Kumar Vishwas’ plea for stay on DCW summons

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Friday refused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas’s petition in which the latter had sought a stay on summons issued by the Delhi Commission for Woman over his alleged affair with a party volunteer. Vishwas, who has been accused of having a physical relationship with a volunteer in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, had for the second time in a row

  • Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi visit to China is a step in right direction: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed today said the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to China was a step in right direction to create environment for investment in the region. “It (PM’s visit to China) is a step in right direction to create environment for investment in the region,” Mufti told reporters during an informal interaction at his residence here today. Mufti was replying to question about whether the PM’s visit would bear

  • Ajay Chautala

    JBT recruitment scam; SC denies urgent relief to Ajay Chautala

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today denied interim relief to INLD leader Ajay Chautala, who along with his father O P Chautala and three others, is serving 10 years jail term in the teachers’ recruitment scam case. “We are not inclined to entertain your (Chautala) appeal at this stage. Sorry we cannot interfere in the judgement at this stage,” a bench of justices Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla and Shiva Kirti Singh said.

  • Delhi-High-Court

    Would be better if Lokayukta is appointed quickly : High Court

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today said it would be “better” if the city government quickly appointed the Lokayukta, a post which has remained vacant since November 2013. “The quicker you (Delhi government) do it, the better it would be,” Justice Rajiv Shakdher suggested while issuing notice to the Centre, city government and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and seeking their replies on a plea for the immediate appointment of a Lokayukta.

  • French Open 2015

    French Open 2015 wildcards announced

    Paris: The French Tennis Federation has named eight wildcards apiece for the 2015 French Open men’s and women’s singles main draw.
    Two tennis players from the United States and an Australian duo on Thursday earned their lucky call alongside a dozen French players, reports Xinhua.  “Thanks to an agreement with the Australian and American Tennis Federations, a wildcard is allocated in the men’s and women’s draws to a player from each of these

  • Rahul Gandhi

    In Telangana, Rahul Gandhi attacks PM, ‘Mini-Modi’ on farmers’ issue

    Adilabad (Telangana): Rahul Gandhi today targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, whom he dubbed as “Mini-Modi”, accusing them of going back on their poll promises to farmers,as he held a padyatra here to reach out to agrarian community.

  • Barcelona team

    Barcelona look to seal La Liga championship

    Madrid: With the threat of the players’ strike lifted by the decision of Spain’s National Court on Thursday, the way is now clear for the penultimate round of games in the La Liga, all of which will be played on Sunday evening. FC Barcelona will be crowned as champions if they are able to defeat third placed Atletico Madrid in the Vicente Calderon Stadium or Real Madrid lose on their trip to

  • rupee high

    Rupee rises for third session vs USD, up 14 paise

    Mumbai: Continuing its rising trend for the third straight day, the rupee today rose by another 14 paise against the American currency to close at 63.51 on sustained selling of dollars by banks and exporters amid gains in equities. Banks and exporters preferred to reduce their dollar position on expectation of more foreign capital inflows in view of recovery in the equity market. At the Interbank Foreign Exchange, the domestic unit resumed strong at 63.50 a dollar