Free Press Journal
  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Ramesh hits back at Naidu on special category status to AP

    Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has accused Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu of “inventing new excuses” on according special category status to Andhra Pradesh and the Centre of engaging in “double-speak” on the issue. The Rajya Sabha member and former Union Minister sought to hit back at Naidu, who recently demanded to know from the Congress as to why the provision was not included in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act of 2014.

  • We need a strong coach to control Virat Kohli’s temperament: Bishan Singh Bedi

    New Delhi: Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi feels that BCCI needs to appoint a “strong coach” to guide the temperamental Test captain Virat Kohli, who has courted a lot of off-field controversies in recent times. I believe Virat needs a good coach, who will be an able guide. That coach should be able to take charge of his

  • Abhiahek Manu Singhvi

    ‘BJP’s campaign skills like sixes hit during T20’: Singhvi

    New Delhi: Congress Party spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Thursday said that the BJP’s campaign skills are like sixes being hit during a Twenty20 match, but the implementation of their promises was akin to an abandoned Test match.

  • Lalu Prasad Yadav

    Lalu invites Manjhi for a united fight against BJP

    Patna: RJD President Lalu Prasad today invited former Chief Minister Jiten Ram Manjhi, a known detractor of Nitish Kumar, to join the process of uniting parties against BJP for the upcoming Assembly polls in Bihar. “We are for broader unity of parties against BJP in which everybody, including Manjhi, shall come forward,” he told reporters here before leaving for Delhi to attend a meeting of Janata Parivar constituents tomorrow.

  • Xi Jinping

    Chinese leader: Religions must be free of foreign influence

    Beijing: China’s president warned in a key policy speech that religions must be independent from foreign influence, as the government asks domestic religious groups to pledge loyalty to the state. Hours later, Pope Francis urged Catholics in China to be “united to the rock” of the church in Rome, although it wasunclear whether his comments were linked to the speech earlier yesterday by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

  • AB De Villiers

    It’s going to be very difficult against Chennai Super Kings : AB De Villiers

    Pune: Notwithstanding the comprehensive win against Rajasthan Royals in their IPL Eliminator, AB de Villiers says Royal Challengers Bangalore will be wary of Chennai Super Kings in tomorrow’s qualifier 2 as they are a tough team to beat. “It is going to be a very difficult match. We know that CSK are a very good and tough team to beat. We would love to go to Ranchi and beat them. It would be amazing if we

  • Manish Sisodia

    AAP govt trying to stop ‘transfer-posting’ industry: Sisodia

    New Delhi: Alleging that officers were running “transfer-posting industry” in Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today said AAP government was being opposed for trying to stop it, a day after bureaucrats expressed anguish over the treatment meted out to them. In a sharp counter-attack, Sisodia alleged that bureaucrats who were running “transfer-posting industry” in the past governments are talking about “motivating” IAS officers after retirement and added that only officials who “misuse”

  • Najib Razak

    Malaysian PM orders rescue of migrant boats

    Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Najib Razak said today he had ordered the Malaysian navy and coastguard to conduct search and rescue operations for boats carrying stricken migrants including ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar. “I have further ordered (the) Royal Malaysian Navy and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency to conduct search and rescue efforts for Rohingya boats. We have to prevent loss of life,” Najib said on his Facebook account. Najib’s statement marked the first clear indication that

  • Raj Thackeray

    Anti-Bihari remarks: HC stays proceedings against Raj Thackeray

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today stayed the trial court proceedings against MNS chief Raj Thackeray in various cases lodged against him for allegedly making anti-Bihari remarks in 2008. “The proceedings before the trial court are stayed,” a bench of Justice Sunil Gaur said, adding that “it seems” none of the complainants, on whose complaints trial court had summoned Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Thackeray, are serious about pursuing the matter.

  • tony abbott

    Australia PM Tony Abbott rules out resettling Asian boat migrants

    Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today ruled out helping resettle the wave of migrants fleeing to Southeast Asia, saying it would worsen the problem and “encourage people to get on boats”. Abbott, whose conservative government employs tough measures to stop boatpeople, said Australia “will do absolutely nothing that gives any encouragement to anyone to think that they can get on a boat, that they can work with people-smugglers to start a new life”.

  • Job Loss

    Management graduate denied job for being Muslim

    Mumbai: A young MBA graduate was declined employment in a leading diamond export company allegedly on the grounds that he was a Muslim. The issue has snowballed into a controversy with the National Commission for Minorities saying it will conduct an inquiry if there is any truth in the matter.

  • Transgenders

    Twitter can help improve transgenders’ well-being

    New York: Twitter “big data” can help address the health issues faced by the transgender community like HIV, substance abuse and depression, says a study from University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA).  The team found that people from these communities use social media at high rates to discuss health and social topics that are important to them.  Social “big data” technologies like Twitter offer an untapped rich source of information that can be

  • Rains

    Water in Maharashtra irrigation dams dip; Marathwada worst affected

    Mumbai: Even as Maharashtra received unseasonal rains coupled with hailstorm in the last few months, depleting water storage in large, medium and small irrigation dams across the state has become a cause of concern with Marathwada region staring at intense scarcity. There are 2498 irrigation dams in Maharashtra and only 20 percent water is left in the state’s reservoirs as on May 16, an official in the water resources department said.

  • Maharashtra Raj Bhavan staff pledges to fight terrorism

    Mumbai: The 24th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was observed as Anti-Terrorism Day at the Raj Bhavan here today. Secretary to the Governor Vikas Chandra Rastogi administered ‘Anti-Terrorism Day Pledge’ to the staff and officers of Raj Bhavan and to the police personnel and Public Works staff posted there.

  • Eva Mendes

    Eva Mendes takes first selfie for a noble cause

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Eva Mendes has taken her first selfie after joining Instagram. The maiden selfie has been taken for a good cause as she was seen in the image, donning a T-shirt that said, “Hope and prayers for Andrew Wilson”, reported Ace Showbiz. Andrew Wilson is a 17-month-old boy battling Neuroblastoma, a form of cancer mostly found in infants and young children.

  • Jackie Chan

    Aamir not doing film with Jackie Chan

    Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan has made it clear that he is not doing a film with Chinese action star Jackie Chan because he will be shooting for his most talked about movie “Dangal”. It has been reported that the 50-year-old actor is collaborating with Chan on an Indo-Chinese production. The project, titled “Kung Fu Yoga”, will highlight USPs of the two nations.

  • NABARD concerned over poor show in priority lending in J&K

    Jammu: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has expressed concern over failure of banks to achieve their target under priority sector lending (PSL), which fell to 56 per cent in the state in 2013-14. “The banks have achieved 56 per cent of the target under priority sector lending at the end of March 2014 against 81 per cent achievement under this sector as on corresponding period of the previous year,

  • Bradley Cooper

    Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk getting serious

    Los Angeles: Actor Bradley Cooper and model Irina Shayk’s relationship is reportedly getting serious. The 40-year-old actor and the Russian model started dating last month after being introduced by Leonardo DiCaprio.

  • Google

    Women form only a third of India’s internet population: Google

    New Delhi: Only one-third of the total Indian population with access to the internet are women, says a survey conducted by Google. The survey revealed that 49 percent of women do not see any reason to access the internet. “While there is low awareness about the benefits of Internet amongst women in India, there are many who want to get online to succeed in life,” said Sandeep Menon, country head marketing for

  • Rape case

    Mentally challenged girl raped in govt-run school, 2 booked

    Nagpur: A 17-year-old mentally challenged girl was allegedly raped by two persons in the hostel of a government-run school here following which she became pregnant, police said today. The accused, identified as Kisan Bawne, the security guard, and Bharat Kambli, the cook at the residential school meant for disabled children in south-west part of the city, allegedly raped the victim about five months back in its hostel, following which she became pregnant, they