Free Press Journal
  • NRI hotelier missing in Punjab still untraceable

    Chandigarh: Punjab Police have booked a UK-based NRI for the mysterious disappearance of a British hotelier of Indian origin Ranjit Singh Power, who has been missing from the state since May 7, an official said on Wednesday.

  • Yasin Malik

    Kashmir government working on RSS agenda, says Yasin Malik

    Srinagar: Separatist leader Yasin Malik on Wednesday hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir government for denying space to separatists and accused Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of working in accordance with the RSS.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina, Srikanth sail in Sydney

    Sydney: Leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won their first round matches in contrasting style at the Star Australian Open Superseries here today. While World No.1 Saina comfortably beat 67th-ranked Cheah Lyddia Yi Yu of Malaysia, World No.4 Srikanth pipped Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark in a thrilling decider.

  • Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna

    Bopanna-Mergea, Paes-Nestor in French Open second round 

    Paris: Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna, partnering Romanian Florin Mergea and India’s Leander Paes along with Canadian Daniel Nestor, advanced into the men’s doubles second round of the French Open here on Wednesday.

  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt

    Danish prime minister calls June 18 parliamentary election

    Copenhagen: Danish Social Democratic Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt today announced that parliamentary elections will be held on June 18. She said the minority government, whose term ends in September, would not resign before the election but that it was time for voters to have their say on its policies.

  • Earthquake

    Nepalese, Indian medicos to work jointly to help quake victims

    Kathmandu: Nepalese and Indian doctors will field a joint mobile medical team in Nepal to tackle any possible spread of epidemic in the wake of the country’s worst temblor and the approaching monsoon season.

  • Two FIFA vice among seven held in Switzerland

    London: Two FIFA vice presidents are among seven officials who were arrested on corruption charges in Switzerland following an extradition request by the US, authorities said. One person was arrested later during the day after six were detained in the morning.

  • Everest Glaciers

    Everest glaciers may disappear by 2100: stud

    Kathmandu:  Glaciers in the Everest region of the Himalayas could shrink at least 70 per cent or even disappear entirely by the end of the century if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to rise, scientists warned today.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee hits 2-week low of 64.01 vs dlr, down 3 paise

    Mumbai: The rupee continued to decline for the third consecutive day against the US currency by slipping 3 paise to close above the 64-mark after nearly two weeks on dollar demand from importers coupled with higher greenback overseas.

  • Salman Khan case

    ‘Salman Khan accident files burnt in Mantralaya blaze’

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government’s home and law & judiciary departments do not have any records pertaining to the Salman Khan accident case of September 28, 2002, an activist said here on Wednesday.

  • Woman denied flat for being Muslim, Govt promises action

    Mumbai: A young Muslim woman was refused a flat for rent here by a builder allegedly on grounds of her religion just days after a male MBA graduate was denied a job by a diamond export firm for similar reasons.

  • Jitendra Singh

    Congress endorsing corruption: Jitendra Singh

    Guwahati: Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said that the Congress was “endorsing corruption” by declaring it a “non-issue.” Reacting to Congress’ allegations against the BJP of highlighting non-issues as big ones, the Minister of state for DoNER said “corruption is a big issue for the common people but a non-issue for the Congress which tantamounts to a confession that they are endorsing it.”

  • Political convenience shouldn’t guide exemptions from RTI

    New Delhi: Attacking the inclusion of organisations like CBI in the list of entities exempted from the RTI Act, a two-member committee constituted by the CIC has said that such decisions to shield organisations from the transparency law should not be the result of “political convenience or other extraneous factors”.

  • Lalu-Prasad-Yadav

    Decision on merger or adjustment soon: Lalu Prasad

    Patna: With confusion persisting whether there would be merger of Janata Parivar or JD(U) and RJD would go into Bihar poll in alliance, Lalu Prasad today said a decision would be taken on “merger or adjustment” soon. Prasad also rubbished reports that talks got stuck on projecting Nitish Kumar as chief ministerial candidate.

  • Death toll reaches 340 in Telangana

    Hyderabad: The searing heatwave has claimed lives of 74 more persons in Telangana in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 340. Nalgonda recorded the maximum number of deaths at 99, followed by Khammam 72, Karimnagar 45 and Mahabubnagar 37, a senior official of State Disaster Management Department told PTI.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Parrikar rules out Army deployment in anti-Naxal operations

    Raipur: Ruling out the possibility of deploying Army in anti-Naxal operations, Defence Minister Manohar Parrkar today said if demanded, armed forces would extend “logistical support” and “provide training” to police in tackling the menace.