Free Press Journal
  • Louis van Gaal

    Will be difficult to stop de Gea from leaving: Louis Van Gaal

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Monday admitted that the football club will find it difficult to stop custodian David de Gea from leaving and joining La Liga giants Real Madrid this summer.  United is believed to have put forth a massive deal for the Spaniard but reports say de Gea wants to go back to Spain and therefore has not signed the deal yet. “He is Spanish, he is

  • Rape

    Tribal girl raped by headmaster in Chhattisgarh

    Raipur: A 15-year-old tribal girl was allegedly raped several times over a period of three years by a government school headmaster in Chhattisgarh’s Kondagaon district following which she became pregnant, police said today. “The victim delivered a baby last month but the incident came to light only yesterday when she approached police and lodged a complaint in this connection,” Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Nivedita Sharma told PTI.

  • Ban on diesel vehicles: NGT extends stay, pulls up Centre

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today extended till May 25 the stay on its order banning plying of over 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR. The green panel also pulled up the Centre seeking stay of its ban order on the ground that a research published by IIT-Delhi had contended that vehicles above 10 years give rise to only a “negligible” amount to the air pollution. The bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice

  • ISC and ISCE results declared; girls outshine boys

    New Delhi: Girls have once again outshone boys both in class X (ICSE) and class XII (ISC) examinations, results of which were declared today. The pass percentage in class X Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination stood at 98.49 per cent and 96.28 per cent in class XII Indian School Certificate (ISC) examination.

  • Fire breaks out in Kolkata market

    Kolkata: A fire broke out on Monday in the busy New Market area of the city and 20 fire engines were rushed to the spot, an official said here. “Twenty fire engines have been pressed into service and we are working to bring the fire under control,” a fire department official said. Witnesses said thick smoke engulfed the entire area.

  • facebook

    Facebook ‘fire challenge’ faces criticism

    London: While the Ice Bucket Challenge drew its fair share of criticism in the past, now a ‘fire challenge’ is turning out a headache for parents.

  • Drink and Drive

    Drunken driving: Court sets aside 4-day jail term of convict

    New Delhi: Taking a lenient view towards a middle-aged man, who was convicted for drunk driving, a Delhi court has set aside the four-day jail term awarded to him by a trial court, on the ground that he had no previous criminal record. The court, which also observed that drunken driving is a serious offence, however, suspended his driving licence for 10 days.

  • SC stays HC order seeking details of withdrawn cases in UP

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today stayed the Allahabad High Court order asking Uttar Pradesh government to give details of criminal cases withdrawn by it during last three years. A vacation bench of justices A K Sikri and U U Lalit granted interim relief to the Akhilesh Yadav government which had filed an appeal against the High Court order.

  • Pakistan condemns US drone strike in tribal region

    Islamabad: Terming it a violation of its “sovereignty,” Pakistan today strongly condemned a reported US drone strike in its troubled northwestern tribal region that killed at least six people. The drone strike was carried out on Saturday in the Mana area of Shawal region of North Waziristan district.

  • Green cover in Odisha threatened by mining

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s decision to open more mines is set to affect the green cover in the state further, environmentalists have warned.

  • Sonam unveils Vikas Khanna’s book at Cannes

    Cannes: Actress Sonam Kapoor launched Michelin star chef Vikas Khanna’s book titled “Utsav – A culinary epic of Indian festivals” here. Unveiled on during the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, the book is on cuisines for festivals and rituals of Indian communities.

  • Two bus passengers arrested with Rs 42 lakh

    Kozhikode: Two passengers of a private bus were arrested for carrying cash to the tune of Rs 42 lakh, suspected to be for distribution through hawala channels, near Mattanur in Kannur district today, police said. They were travelling from Bangalore to Thalasseri, police said, adding, the money was seized.

  • J&K suffers Rs 9,262-crore deficit on power purchase:CAG

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government incurred Rs 14,915 crore on power purchase during 2009-10 to 2013-14, and recovered only Rs 5,663 crore during this five-year period, resulting in a deficit of massive Rs 9,262 crore, according to government auditor CAG. As per the figures of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on state finances for the year ended March 31, 2014, Jammu and Kashmir has incurred an expenditure of Rs 14,915 crore

  • Pakistan clerics declare suicide attacks ‘un-Islamic’

    Lahore: At least 200 religious scholars in Pakistan have issued a fatwa terming suicide attacks as “un-Islamic” and said the Islamic governments are bound to crush rebel groups like the Taliban, ISIS and al-Qaeda. “Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, Al-Shabab and other such so-called Jihadi outfit’s philosophy is misleading. Their functioning is un-Islamic and thinking based on poor knowledge of Islam,” said the fatwa issued by clerics belonging to different Islamic sects

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi rates Modi govt 0 – 10; slams it for Amethi food park

    Amethi (UP): Accusing the Narendra Modi government of engaging in “politics of revenge”, Rahul Gandhi today vowed to fight to get back a mega food park project to his constituency here as he said that its cancellation had “dealt a blow to farmers”. The Congress Vice President also said he would give the NDA dispensation “zero out of 10” for its handling of issues involving farmers and labourers as he arrived here to

  • Sensex

    Sensex gains 117 points; oil and gas stocks surge

    Mumbai : A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 117.52 points or 0.43 percent up during the afternoon session on Monday.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also was trading 40.90 points or 0.50 percent up at 8,303.25 points.  The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,416.97 points, was trading at 27,441.52 points (at 1.20

  • Sports Ministry gets insurance partner for TOP athletes

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has roped in Oriental Insurance Company Limited as its insurance partner under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme for athletes. “The said step of designating Insurance partner has been taken for the first time by the Department of Sports and is a part of its plan in seeking support from companies both in Private and Public sector under their CSR initiatives for sports,” the Ministry said in a statement.