Free Press Journal
  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Centre’s notification shows BJP’s nervousness: Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Hitting out at the Centre after it issued a notification specifying the role and powers of Delhi Lt Governor, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said it showed BJP’s nervousness about the anti-corruption efforts of his government. “BJP first lost Del elections. Today’s notification shows BJP’s nervousness abt our anti-corruption efforts. BJP again lost today(sic)” Kejriwal said in his tweet.

  • Curtly Ambrose

    Curtly Ambrose: IPL players shouldn’t walk into West Indies test side

    London: Cricket great Curtly Ambrose doesn’t believe the West Indies’ IPL players should walk back into the test team. “For me, I think not,” he said at Lord’s. He was there to attend the first test between England and New Zealand, and promote his new autobiography, “Time to Talk.”  “Not disrespecting the players who have gone to the IPL, but you can’t really decide to go away, and walk straight back into the team. For

  • Al Qaeda militants, killed, Yemen

    UN says Syrian forces trapped civilians in Palmyra before fierce IS assault

    London: Citing “credible sources,” the United Nations has accused Syrian forces in Palmyra of preventing civilians from leaving, before Islamic State (IS) militants took control over the city. It said that it was “deeply concerned” about the plight of civilians caught in Palmyra, amid reports of summary executions, reported the BBC. The terror group has also overrun the UNESCO World Heritage site in Palmyra, raising concerns about its fate. IS has previously ravaged ancient

  • Gujjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, Kirori SIngh Bainsla, continued thir agitation, Bharatpur district, demanding 5 percent reservation, Special backward classes category

    Rajasthan: Gujjars continue stir for reservation

    Bharatpur (Rajasthan) : The Gujjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, led by Kirori Singh Bainsla , on Friday continued their agitation in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, demanding five percent reservation in the Special Backward Classes category under the legal limit of fifty percent. “I want to tell honourable Vasundhara Raje ji that till today the Gujjar community has been staging protests peacefully but that should not make the government take our demands lightly. If the

  • Seoul, Japan, US to discuss North Korea next week

    Seoul: Chief nuclear envoys of South Korea, US and Japan will convene here next week on ways to dissuade North Korea from developing nuclear weapons, Seoul’s foreign ministry said on Friday. In the two-day session starting next Tuesday, the regional powers will “share assessments of recent situations in North Korea and its threats”, Yonhap News Agency quoted a ministry statement as saying.  The negotiators, representing three countries in the six-party talks to denuclearise

  • Jayalalithaa

    Jayalalithaa invited to form government : O Panneerselvam’s resignation accepted

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah today accepted the resignation of Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and invited AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa to form the new government. According to a Raj Bhavan statement, Panneerselvam, also is AIADMK Treasurer, submitted his resignation to Rosaiah. The Governor of Tamil Nadu has invited Selvi (Ms) J Jayalalithaa to form the Ministry at the earliest and requested her to send the list of persons to be appointed as Ministers with portfolios,” the statement

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Manohar Parrikar to arrive in Jammu-Kashmir for two-day visit

    New Delhi : Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is scheduled to arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday for a two-day visit to review the security situation in the state. As per reports, he will be accompanied by Army Chief General Dalbir Singh and General Officer Commanding in Chief of Northern Command Lt. Gen D S Hooda during the visit. The Defence Minister will arrive in Leh and then fly to Srinagar where he

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav

    Mulayam Singh Yadav to discuss ‘Janata Parivar’ merger with Lalu Prasad Yadav, Nitish Kumar

    New Delhi : Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav will on Friday reportedly discuss the ‘Janata Parivar’ merger with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. The issues holding back the much awaited merger of six parties ahead of the Bihar Assembly polls are expected to be discussed during the meeting. The seat sharing arrangement between Janata Dal (United) and the RJD for the upcoming Assembly

  • O Panneerselvam

    I have resigned as CM: O Panneerselvam

    Chennai: Minutes after Jayalalithaa was unanimously elected AIADMK legislature party leader, her trusted lieutenant O Panneerselvam announced his resignation as chief minister, ending his nearly eight-month-long stint. “I have resigned as Chief Minister,” he told party MLAs at the meeting convened to elect Jayalalithaa as the legislature party leader, paving her way to return at the helm.

  • India Sensex

    Sensex recovers 77 points driven by overseas cues

    Mumbai : The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered by over 77 points in early trade today on buying at prevailing levels by investors amid a firming trend at other Asian markets. The 30-share index, which had lost 27.86 points in the previous volatile session, rose 77.80 points, or 0.27 per cent, to 27,887.15. FMCG, oil & gas, PSUs, realty, banking, consumer durables and capital goods led the recovery. State-owned SBI was trading 2.02 per cent higher at Rs 295.20 ahead

  • Sensex

    Sensex gains 61 points or 0.22 percent in morning session

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Friday was trading 61.29 points or 0.22 percent up during the morning session.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 9.85 points or 0.12 percent up at 8,430.85 points.  The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,849.54 points, was trading at 27,870.64 points (at 9.17 a.m.) in

  • Rupee up 5 paise to 63.59 in early trade against dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee edged higher marginally by 5 paise to 63.59 against the US dollar in early trade today on continued selling of the American currency by banks and exporters. Forex dealers said that besides the sustained selling, dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas, coupled with a higher opening in the domestic equity market, supported the rupee at the Interbank Foreign Exchange.  The local currency had surged 18 paise to 63.64 in yesterday’s trade on fresh

  • Mirage-2000 fighter landed on the Yamuna Expressway

    A Mirage-2000 fighter landed on the Yamuna Expressway on Thursday, a feat that the Indian Air Force described as a display of its capability to land jets on highways.

  • Rajnath, no 2, to skip BJP’s year-end shows

    New Delhi :  He doesn’t want to play spoilsport but would rather convey his message in a subtle manner. Union home minister and ‘No 2’ in the Modi government, Rajnath Singh, is politely but firmly staying away from the programmes chalked out to celebrate the first year of the government. Citing his hectic travel plans, Singh has declined to address the press conference scheduled on Saturday as part of the media exercise.

  • Mahavir Nagar residents block road over water crisis

    Ujjain : Residents of Mahavir Nagar blocked the Garh kalika road protesting over scarcity of water in the locality, on Thursday. More than a hundred men and women with empty buckets raised slogans against mismanagement of Public Health Engineering department.

  • TNCP goofs up Narsee Monjee, Symbiosis plans

    Indore : Despite the repeated announcement of the CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan to lure investors in the State promising speedy approvals, the fresh example will expose the truth about ability of the state machinery to execute his intentions.

  • Gang war jolts South Toda residents out of sleep

    Indore : Notorious goon Fauja created panic in sensitive Roaji Bazaar area when he made a murderous assault at his rival gang member in wee hours of Thursday morning.

  • Sale of contraceptive pills banned without doctor’s prescription in district

    Indore : District Magistrate P Narahari on Wednesday banned the sale of contraceptive pills, like i-pill, without the prescription of a registered medical practitioner, in Indore. The ban on contraceptives comes along with the similar prohibitory orders on sedatives and anxiolytics.

  • Foundation laid for culvert construction

    Ujjain : Foundation was laid for construction of a culvert at Jaysingpura Peepli bazaar in ward-34, here on Thursday. Kamal Shastri informed that senior congress leader Manohar Bairagi, District Congress President AnantnarayanMeena and Dr Ashok Bhati laid the foundation. Corporator Kundan Malviya chaired the programme. The culvert will be constructed with the cost of Rs 20 lakh.

  • Taxi, Auto fare hike

    Hakim panel on auto fares junked, new panel shortly

    Mumbai : Dwelling on the inadequacies of the postulates chosen by the Hakim committee for auto and taxi fare fixation, Transport Minister Diwakar Raote on Thursday announced a new 3-member committee to decide the auto fare.