Free Press Journal
  • sayed ali geelani

    Geelani’s passport application cannot be processed: MEA

    New Delhi: Government today said the passport application of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani cannot be processed in its present form, noting that it was incomplete. Hours after the Union Home Ministry said the request will be processed on “merit” as the travel document is the “right of every Indian citizen”, External Affairs Ministry asserted that “the application cannot be processed in its present form”.
    “We have seen media reports of Syed Ali

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Kapur, Lahiri stage comeback on back nine at BMW PGA Round 1

    Wentworth (UK): Shiv Kapur and Anirban Lahiri fought back hard in the closing stages to finish their first round respectably as the Indians made a modest start to their campaign at the BMW PGA Championships. Kapur was the only Indian under par at two-under 70 while Lahiri and Jeev Milkha Singh shot even par 72 and the fourth Indian in the field, SSP Chawrasia had a bumpy back nine as he ended at

  • Virat Kohli named sixth most marketable athlete in world

    New Delhi: Indian cricket’s pin-up boy and Test skipper Virat Kohli has been rated as the world’s sixth most marketable athlete. Kohli, currently leading Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), is on the list of 50 athletes, who have been identified as commercially the most viable sportspersons, by SportsPro magazine on Thursday.

  • Controversies continue to have a ball in IPL

    Kolkata: From match fixing allegations to ugly on-field brawls and a love-struck cricketer breaching rules to meet his sweetheart: the ongoing edition of the multi-million dollar Indian Premier League (IPL) has drawn the spotlight as much for controversies as for cricketing exploits.

  • Emraan

    Emraan Hashmi unveils forst look of ‘Azhar’

    Mumbai: Actor Emraan Hashmi today took to Twitter to give his fans the first glimpse of his upcoming film “Azhar”, a biopic of former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin. In the picture posted by the actor, a thoughtful Emraan as Azhar, is seen walking towards the field amid cheers, boos and his burning effigy.

  • Hamari-Adhuri-Kahani

    How ‘Zaroori tha’ became vital for ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’?

    Mumbai: It was the portrayal of love and longing in Pakistani qawwali maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s song “Zaroori tha” that made director Mohit Suri incorporate it in his forthcoming film “Hamari Adhuri Kahani”.

  • Mercedes-Benz launches armoured vehicle S 600 Guard

    New Delhi: German luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz on Thursday launched armoured vehicle ‘S 600 Guard’ with a price starting at Rs.8.9 crore onwards (ex-showroom Delhi).

  • Govt to invest Rs 10,500 cr on urea plants in J’khand, Assam

    New Delhi: The Cabinet today approved revival of closed urea plant in Sindri, Jharkhand, and setting up of a new fertiliser plant in Namrup in Assam at a total investment of Rs 10,500 crore. The 1.3 million tonnes (MT) plant at Sindri will be revived at an investment of Rs 6,000 crore, while Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer’s plant in Assam entails an investment of Rs 4,500 crore, Union Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters after

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi govt’s performance more than satisfactory: PHD Chamber

    New Delhi: Terming the one-year performance of Narendra Modi government as more than satisfactory, PHD Chamber today said it will give “7.4 marks out of 10” as the macro economic outlook has improved. However, the chamber said that reforms must be implemented on the ground.

  • Cabinet nod for new urea complex in Assam, reviving Jharkhand unit

    New Delhi: To meet the growing demand of urea in India’s eastern regions, the union cabinet on Thursday approved setting up of an ammonia-urea complex of 8.64 lakh tonne annual capacity at an investment of Rs.4,500 crore at Assam’s Namrup, as well as restarting a closed unit in Jharkhand.

  • ‘Single network to connect post offices’

    Gurgaon: All 1.55 lakh branches of post offices across the country will be digitised and connected through a single network, Kavery Banerjee, secretary of department of posts, said here on Thursday.

  • Lalu Prasad Yadav

    JD-U disagrees with Lalu’s invitation to Manjhi

    Patna: Bihar’s ruling JD-U has expressed strong reservation over ally RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s invitation to former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to join the Janata Parivar to defeat the BJP in the state assembly polls in later this year.

  • Bullet trains on track: Railway minister

    New Delhi: The project to bring bullet trains to India was on the right track and the government was also trying to increase the speed of express trains, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday.

  • Kothari, Damani to battle it out in snooker series

    Kolkata: As many as 89 participants from across the country, including the likes of former national billiards champion Sourav Kothari and Brijesh Damani, will be seen in action in the RKG first Open Pro Snooker Series, beginning here on Saturday.

  • migrants

    Malaysian body offers to hire boat migrants

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Indian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association (Presma) has offered to hire the Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat migrants temporarily allowed to land in Malaysia, the media reported on Thursday.

  • Religions in China should be without foreign influence: Xi

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that religions must be independent from outside influence and asked domestic religious groups to pledge loyalty to the state, amid warming up of China’s ties with the Vatican after decades of hostility.

  • Earthquake

    Plans to rebuild Nepal in 3 years: Consul General

    Kolkata: Nepal government has set up a three-year deadline to rebuild the country devastated by the April 25 earthquake and its several aftershocks. “The government of Nepal has planned to restore the nation in the next three years. This may sound a bit ambitious, but our Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has set three years to restore and rebuild the country,” Consul General of Nepal in Kolkata Chandra Kumar Ghimire told reporters here today.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Use state-of-the-art technology for solid waste mgt: CM to ERA

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today directed the Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) to use state-of-the art technologies for effective solid waste management to help the state in improving its ranking on indices of cleanliness. “There is a need for scientific disposal of waste in the two capital cities, Jammu and Srinagar, and tourist destinations in an environment-friendly manner. State-of-the-art technologies should be used in the ongoing solid waste management

  • Bihar: FIR against protesting Home Guards after patient’s death

    Patna: An FIR was lodged on Thursday against 18 Home Guards and 150 unidentified people following the death of a patient who was stuck in traffic for hours due to “chakka jam” on Gandhi Setu bridge here, police said.