Free Press Journal
  • Arun Jaitley

    People want governance not controversies: Jaitley to AAP

    New Delhi: As the confrontation between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung peaks, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said people’s experiment with AAP has turned out to be “very costly” and asked the party to realise its responsibilities as it came to power with a historic mandate.

  • DDA employee gets 30 months in jail in graft case

    New Delhi: A 60-year-old DDA employee has been sent to two-and-a-half year in jail for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 by a Delhi court, which took a lenient view towards him considering his family circumstances. Special Judge Narottam Kaushal held Vinod Kumar, an officiating clerk with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) guilty of demanding and accepting the bribe from complainant Karan Singh, employed as a gardener with DDA, to clear

  • India Sensex

    Sensex gains 124 points in afternoon session

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 123.57 points or 0.45 percent up during the afternoon session on Tuesday. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also was trading 36.80 points or 0.44 percent up at 8,410.45 points.

  • Jayalalithaa

    Jayalalithaa to appear in public on Friday after DA verdict

    Chennai: After acquittal by Karnataka High Court from a disproportionate assets case, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa is likely to make her first public appearance on Friday for a scheduled MLAs meet here, party officials said. On May 22, the 67-year-old leader would garland the statues of party founder M G Ramachandran, former Chief Minister C N Annadurai, and Dravidian veteran E V Ramaswamy popularly known as Periyar, a party statement said.

  • Yingluck Shinawatra

    Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra denies negligence charges

    Bangkok: Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday pleaded not guilty during the first hearing of the rice-subsidy scheme case in which she is accused of dereliction of duty. Shinawatra is also charged with abuse of authority in failing to prevent graft and losses estimated at over 500 billion baht (about $14 billion) in the rice subsidy scheme, The Bangkok Post reported.  The hearing began earlier on Tuesday at the Supreme

  • Arindam Das, Saradha Scam

    Saradha probe: CBI arrests close aide of Sudipta Sen

    New Delhi: CBI today arrested Arindam Das alias Bumba, a close aide of Saradha scam mastermind Sudipta Sen, who was allegedly operating the money spinning schemes of the ponzi company in West Bengal. Sources said Das had allegedly gone absconding since August last year when he was called for questioning by the agency in connection with the ongoing probe. He was arrested this morning and will be produced before the special court here for seeking police

  • Screen-camera communication

    First hidden screen-camera communication created

    New York : Researchers have created the first form of real-time communication that allows screens and cameras to talk to each other without the user knowing it.

  • Babulal Gaur

    Congress condemns Babulal Gaur’s ‘dhoti’ statement

    New Delhi : The Congress Party on Tuesday criticised Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur for his controversial “Dhoti” remark made at a state-level BJP convention. “It is shameful what Gaur has said. He has been making such comments about women time and time again. This exposes his and his party’s mindset as far as women are concerned. Gaur should immediately apologise for his comment,” Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza told ANI. On Sunday, Gaur

  • Vigor

    Now, youthful vigor can be restored to adult brains

    Washington : It is said that adult brain’s connections are hard to change, but as per a new study, it turns out that it is possible to restore the flexibility of the juvenile brain to the adult brain.

  • Eve Teasing

    Teased by gunner, woman smashes local SP leader’s Mercedes

    Agra: Allegedly teased by a gunner of a local Samajwadi Party leader at a traffic signal, a gutsy woman here decided not to take it lying down and jumped atop the leader’s Mercedes and smashed the windshield after tearing off the party flag on the bonnet. The two-minute video of the woman’s act took social media by storm, with most people sharing the links online. The incident took place on Sunday evening when the woman

  • Oommen Chandy

    Oommen Chandy praises Narendra Modi’s help in evacuating Keralites

    Thiruvananthapuram: Politically he doesn’t agree with the prime minister but Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is happy that Narendra Modi helped evacuate Keralites from troubled spots in the Middle East.  Asked to sum up one year of Modi’s rule at the head of the union government, Chandy expressed appreciation for all the assistance provided by New Delhi vis-a-vis Keralites in Iraq, Libya and Yemen.  Chandy said that, in contrast to other opposition

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Eminent lawyers back AAP government’s stand after it seeks opinion

    New Delhi: Delhi government has sought opinion over the issue of powers of the Lt-Governor to appoint a chief secretary from eminent lawyers Rajeev Dhavan and Indira Jaising, who have supported its stand asserting that the LG has no independent discretion in the matter.

  • Manoj Vashishtha

    Rajendra Nagar encounter: All Delhi Police personnel involved likely to be transferred

    New Delhi : Following the encounter killing of wanted criminal Manoj Vashishtha in the Rajendra Nagar area of the national capital, the Delhi Police has announced that all members of the Special Cell involved in the incident shall be transferred. “Manoj Vashishtha’s family had asked Police Commissioner B S Bassi to transfer the officers who were involved in the case so that they don’t influence the case. Bassi had assured them that their

  • Rupee appreciates 6 paise vs USD, recovers from early losses

    Mumbai: Washing out early losses, the rupee snapped back from overnight fall to recover by six paise to 63.66 against the greenback in late morning deals following fresh dollar selling by exporters and fall in USD overseas. However, continued fund outflows amid some weakness in local equities restricted the rupee rise. The rupee commenced lower at 63.78 a dollar from previous close of 63.72 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market today and immediately touched

  • Satya Nadella

    Telangana IT minister calls on Microsoft CEO

    Hyderabad: Telangana Information Technology Minister K. Tarakarama Rao has met Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella at the software giant’s headquarters in Redmond in the United States.  The minister, who is on a visit to the US to attract investment into the newly created state, discussed with Nadella various issues of collaboration.  Rao urged Nadella to expand the operations of the company in Telangana.  “Had a good meeting with @satyanadella at

  • Lord of sipan

    Archaeologists seek to unveil mysteries of Peru’s Mochica culture

    Lima : A team of Peruvian archaeologists led by Walter Alva, who discovered the famous Lord of Sipan, is working to unveil the mysteries surrounding the origins of the Mochica culture, considered one of ancient Peru’s most complex and developed cultures.

  • Omar Abdullah

    Omar Abdullah takes swipe at PM’s foreign policy

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today took a swipe at the Prime Minister’s statements on India and its foreign policy during the latter’s three-nation tour. “Actually the ‘Look East’ policy was NDA-1’s policy under Vajpayee Sahib I was MOS MEA and remember it well,” Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter. Omar, who was Minister of State for External Affairs during the Vajpayee-led government, was apparently reacting to the Prime Minister’s statement in

  • Taxis go off roads in Manali, tourists suffer

    Manali: Thousands of tourists who arrived in this picturesque tourist resort in Himachal Pradesh to enjoy the snow in the surrounding hilltops were inconvenienced as taxi operators went on indefinite strike on Tuesday.  All the taxis remained off the roads to protest against the National Green Tribunal (NGT) restricting the entry of chartered vehicles to the nearby Rohtang Pass tourist destination and imposition of a heavy cess.  P.C. Thakur, president of the