Free Press Journal
  • Dutch cabinet partially ban burqas in public places

    London: The Dutch cabinet has marked partial ban on wearing the face-covering Islamic veil i.e. burqua, at public areas including schools, hospitals and public transport. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that the prohibition bill of Islamic veil passed on May 22 will be regulated in education and healthcare institutions and government buildings in future, but the decision was in no way religiously motivated, the Guardian reported. Rutte told journalists that the ban would not

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

    Gujjars continue stir seeking reservation in govt. jobs

    Bharatpur: The Gurjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti agitation for five percent reservation in government jobs continued for the third day on Saturday in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district. Hundreds of members of the Gujjar community had blocked railway tracks in Rajasthan yesterday in order to intensify their agitation. Several trains were also diverted to alternate routes following the protest by the Gujjar community. The agitators had on Thursday also blocked the Delhi-Mumbai railway tracks near Chhokar in Bharatpur,

  • Arvind kejriwal

    Delhi Government seeks legal opinion on MHA notification

    New Delhi : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government has sought the opinion of legal and constitutional experts on the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notification over the distribution of powers between the Lieutenant Governor’s office and the office of the Delhi Chief Minister. The MHA issued the notification yesterday saying the Lieutenant Governor has primacy in postings and transfers of officers belonging to Central services. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had reacted strongly to

  • Train derailed

    Two injured as Siphung express derails in Assam

    Kokrajhar (Assam): The Guwahati Siphung express derailed between Salakati and Basugaon in Assam’s Kokrajhar District on Saturday, injuring at least two people. PRO of the North East Frontier Railway, Jayanta Sarma, reportedly stated that five passenger bogies have been derailed. The derailment occurred at 6 am due to a tree lying on the track near Champa Bridge. Police and railway officials have reached the spot. Further details are awaited.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Manohar Parrikar to visit LoC, review security situation

    Jammu: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar arrived in Jammu on Saturday to review the overall security situation in the region and visit some forward areas on the Line of Control (LoC). A special plane carrying the defence minister landed at Jammu airport on Saturday morning. Accompanied by Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag and GOC of the northern command Lieutenant General D.S. Hooda, Parrikar went to the Nagrota headquarters of 16th Corps.

  • O. Panneerselvam

    O Panneerselvam again reverts to No.2 position

    Chennai: For the second time in his political career, AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam was Tamil Nadu’s stop gap chief minister till party’s general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was acquitted in a corruption case. He now reverts to the No.2 slot in the Tamil Nadu government. Last September Panneerselvam, 64, a staunch loyalist of Jayalalithaa took over as the chief minister after she was sentenced by a court in Bangalore to a four-year jail

  • Pentagon: Iraqi forces break through IS siege at oil refinery

    Washington: The Pentagon announced on Friday that Iraqi forces had broken through months-long siege of the Beiji oil refinery by the extremist group Islamic State (IS) and started resupplying previously beleaguered Iraqi forces within the facility.  “In the past 72 hours, we have seen the Iraqi security forces make steady, measured progress in regaining some of the areas to the Beiji oil refinery despite the significant (IS) resistance in the form of

  • Indian-origin man jailed for taking upskirt videos of women

    Singapore: A 34-year-old Indian-origin man has been jailed for six months for taking upskirt videos of nearly 60 women in public places, a media report said today. The accused, Nantha Kumar Palakrishnan would put his iPhone 4, its camera facing up inside his laptop bag, on top of some books and shoot videos unknown to women. With the camera in recording mode, he would then surreptitiously place the unzipped bag on the floor behind unsuspecting women, The

  • Russian universities woo Indian students

    Moscow: “It is time to study in Russia.” That is the message for students and others visiting the Russian Educational Fair which just ended in the Indian capital.  Twelve universities participated in the “It is Time to Study in Russia-2015” exhibition. These included the People’s Friendship University of Russia, Tver State Medical Academy, Volgograd State Medical University, Kazan State Medical University, Kazan Federal University, Russian International Olympic University, Ural Federal University, Far

  • Jayalalithaa

    Jayalalithaa all set to be sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM

    Chennai : AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa is all set to be sworn-in here as chief minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time on Saturday.  A total of 29 ministers, including 67-year-old Jayalalithaa, would be sworn-in.  The swearing-in ceremony would be held at 11 a.m. at the Madras University Centenary Building.  Jayalalithaa returns to power less than a fortnight of the Karnataka High Court upholding her appeal and acquitting her in a

  • Maria Sharapova

    Maria Sharapova wants to stay focused on tennis

    Paris: French Open defending champion Maria Sharapova said that she is happy to see other players get married or have a baby but wanted to stay focused on tennis as it comes to herself.  The world No. 2, who came to Paris with a clay title won in Rome last week, has collected all four Grand Slam trophies since she claimed the maiden victory in 2004 in Wimbledon as a 17-year- old,

  • Rafael Nadal

    French Open leading seeds warn against writing off Rafael Nadal

    Paris: Maria Sharapova slammed the “disrespectful” decision on Friday to pick nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal as the sixth seed despite his domination of the event, a media report said on Saturday.  Nadal will kick off his defending campaign at Roland Garros as the sixth seed after having slipped to the seventh in the ATP world rankings. The 28-year-old Spaniard could thus face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals, the toughest

  • Kenya to build two modern sports stadia

    Nairobi: Kenya will commence construction of two modern sports stadium in October, a media report said on Saturday. Fred Muteti, Chairman of Sports Kenya and the precursor of the Sports Stadia Management Board (SSMB), said in Nairobi on Friday the organisation has entered into negotiations with two European countries, ahead of the planned construction of the arenas, Xinhua news agency reported.  “We have approached Norway and Sweden each to help us put

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    You are just a dummy CM, Home Ministry tells Kejriwal

    NEW DELHI :  The Home Ministry on Friday cut to size Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with a gazette notification which clearly states that his writ does not run in matters of transfers and postings of Delhi government officers.

  • Real life shooting: Just stone’s throw from Big B’s shoot

    Mumbai :  The ‘Film City’ at Goregaon is used to documenting reel life drama, but the real life drama that was enacted on its premises on Friday was no less than a still out of an action movie.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Finance Minister blows first year trumpet

    New Delhi :  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that the NDA government under the leadership of Narendra Modi had banished the atmosphere of gloom and replaced it with hope and excitement.

  • Digvijay Singh

    Why is ‘margadarshak mandal’ quiet: Digvijay Singh

    New Delhi :  The silence of the senior BJP leaders on the track record of the Modi Sarkar as it completes the first year in office has come as a source of pleasure for the opposition Congress.

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Ordinary Muslims paying the price of Islamic terror: Naqvi

    New Delhi :  “It is the ordinary Muslims who are paying the price of terror, not just in India but globally. Even though an ordinary Muslim has rejected terrorism in the name of Islam, he is being targeted and made to suffer everywhere. What was once the reaction of some people towards the Sikhs in the 1980s has now come to hound Muslims,” claims Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. He was referring to reports

  • Dance drama ‘Namo Nirmal Ujjaini’ enacted

    Ujjain :  Dance drama titled ‘Namo Nirmal Ujjaini’ was enacted at Suryanarayan Vyas Complex Hall of Kalidas Sanskrit Academy on Friday evening.