Free Press Journal
  • K M Mani

    Leak in bar bribery scam probe triggers row

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani, facing corruption charges in the bar licence scam, today expressed displeasure over the alleged leak of a Vigilance probe report in the case, prompting the government to say that strict action will be taken against those behind this act.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nothing to worry on Janata Parivar merger: Nitish Kumar

    Patna: With RJD President Lalu Prasad insisting on roping in Jitan Ram Manjhi in the proposed Janata Parivar alliance, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today sought to allay fears of any derailment in the merger process, saying there was nothing to worry about.

  • AFSPA withdrawal

    Status quo on Article 370 to be maintained: BJP

    Patna: Allaying fears regarding its stand on Article 370, which guarantees a special constitutional status to Jammu and Kashmir, BJP today said “status quo on it will be maintained”. “The status quo on Article 370 will be maintained. …. This is a constitutional matter and any kind of change in it cannot be brought in the Parliament,” BJP’s national spokesperson M J Akbar told reporters here.

  • M Karunanidhi

    Oppositio flip-flop over appealing against Jayalalithaa’s acquittal

    Chennai/Bengaluru: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s political rivals are sharply divided over appealing against her acquittal in a disproportionate assets case that saw her return to power for a fifth time two days ago. Long-standing rival and DMK chief M Karunanidhi said his party was “firm” on appealing against the judgement, while in neigbouring Karnataka, where the trial was conducted and Jayalalithaa’s appeal against conviction allowed by the high court, the ruling

  • Ajay Maken

    Modi govt has no moral authority to speak on corruption: Maken

    Mumbai: Congress today took a jibe at the Narendra Modi government saying it has no moral authority to speak on corruption as it has taken no steps to appoint Lokpal, information and vigilance commissioners during its first year in office. “BJP has no moral right to speak on corruption when it had not made appointments of CVC, CIC, Lokpal,” senior Congress leader Ajay Maken said here responding to BJP’s claim that there has

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi has humiliated India in his China visit: Congress

    Panaji: Congress today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “humiliating” India by criticising its citizens during his recent China tour. “Modi is the first prime minister of the country who has gone abroad and humiliated India by criticising its citizens,” AICC media cell incharge Praniti Shinde said while referring to Modi’s comments in Shanghai about Indians being ashamed to have been born in India.

  • BJP scotches speculation of tacit understanding with TMC

    Kolkata: The BJP today sought to scotch speculation of its tacit understanding with the Trinamool Congress, saying the cordial relationship between the Centre and the state government should not be misunderstood as bonhomie.

  • Train Derails

    Tata-Jammu Express derailed: Inquiry ordered; ex-gratia announced

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today ordered an inquiry into the cause of the derailment of the Muri Express in Uttar Pradesh and announced ex-gratia for the victims. The Tata-Jammu Express, known as Muri Express, enroute to Jammu Tawi, derailed between Sirathu and Atsarai railway stations near Kaushambi district in Uttar Pradesh and one of them overturned, killing one woman and injuring six persons, Railway officials said.

  • Omar Abdullah

    Omar concerned about frequent incidents of Pakistan flag waving

    New Delhi: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has attacked the PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir expressing concern over the “regularity” with which Pakistani flag was being waved at separatist rallies and the “few nasty scraps” between the two parties which does not augur well.

  • Sourav Ganguly

    No decision on Sourav’s appointment yet: BCCI secy Thakur

    Kolkata: Amidst heavy speculation that Sourav Ganguly is being considered for a coaching role with the Indian cricket team, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur today said the Board is yet to take a decision on the matter.

  • Issues need to be sorted for Pakistan series: BCCI

    Kolkata: The Indian cricket board on Monday said “certain issues” need to be sorted out before the resumption of bilateral series with Pakistan and affirmed that the series would get the go-ahead only after mutual agreement.

  • Easy outing for Jui-Chen Hung in ITF Mysuru tennis

    Mysuru: While all three seeded players made it to the second round on Monday, the hot weather conditions saw two players retiring due to exhaustion and cramps in the ITF Mysuru Open tennis tournament here.

  • Akshay Kumar goes shirtless for selfie debut

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar made an impressive selfie debut by posing shirtless, giving a glimpse of his well-toned physique to his fans. Akshay, who will soon be launching his own clothing range, posted his first selfie by captioning it: “It’s been a while friends, wishing u all a happy Sunday. Enjoy my 1st Selfish, Selfie.” The image has him showing off his muscular torso, giving a shout-out to the “brothers” that “If I

  • Tanu Weds Manu Returns

    ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ spins box office magic, makers ‘relieved’

    New Delhi: “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” director Anand L. Rai, who was under pressure over viewers’ expectations from the film, is a relieved man. His latest movie, starring Bollywood’s ‘Queen’ Kangana Ranaut, has earned Rs.38.10 crore in its opening weekend. The sequel of the 2011 film “Tanu Weds Manu” marks the return of Kangana as Tanu, and a twin avatar — Datto.

  • Kim kardashian and kanye west

    Kim Kardashian shares cosy pic with Kanye West on first wedding anniversary

    Los Angeles:  Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has been celebrating her one year wedding anniversary with Kanye West by sharing tons of throwback marriage photos including a cosy one. After posting dozens of shots from the couple’s European wedding weekend, which spanned from Paris to Florence, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star dropped a silly shot of her and West touching tongues inside their wedding photo booth.

  • Satteppa wins Windsurfing Nationals by a whisker

    Panaji: Satteppa Kuranagi of Army Yachting Node (AYN), Mumbai, emerged as the winner of the Olympic RS:X class in the 32nd National Boardsailing Championship at Dolphin Adventure Sports, Dona Paula. Goa’s Dayne Coelho finished second. Both Satteppa and Dayne had exactly the same number of points and the former won in the tie-braker.

  • ram vilas paswan

    Not in the race for Bihar CM’s post: Ram Vilas Paswan

    Mumbai: Stating that he prefers to remain in national politics, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said he was not in the race for the post of chief minister in Bihar, where the assembly polls are due later this year.

  • Iranian kabaddi player Hadi gets Rs 21 lakh in player draft

    Mumbai: Iran kabaddi player Hadi Oshtorak was successfully bid by Telugu Titans for Rs 21.1 lakhs, making him the highest priced contracted player of the upcoming season 2 of Pro Kabaddi League.