Free Press Journal
  • Rajnath Singh

    Stop meddling in India’s affairs: Rajnath to Pakistan

    Jammu: Sending a clear message to Pakistan to stop meddling in India’s affairs, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the neighbouring country must stop its nefarious activities if it wants its “own welfare”.

  • Gareth Bale

    Gareth Bale included in Wales squad for Belgium clash

    Cardiff: Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale was called up to join the Welsh national football team which will face Belgium in a Euro 2016 qualifier on June 12. “This is a huge game, the biggest home game in the last 10 years certainly. These are two unbeaten sides looking to qualify for France,” Wales coach Chris Coleman said on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. Coleman added that he trusts his Welsh star would remain with

  • Ananth Kumar BJP

    Countrymen should file PIL against Sibal: Kumar

    Jamshedpur:  Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar today asked countrymen to file Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal for “lying to the country in regard to the loss suffered on spectrum issue”.

  • Gold extends losses; down Rs 100 on global cues, low demand

    New Delhi: Falling for the second day in a row, gold prices today dropped by Rs 100 to over two-week low of Rs 27,350 per ten grams at the bullion market here. Silver also eased by Rs 50 to Rs 38,800 per kg due to lack of buying support from industrial units. Traders said weakening global trend where gold slipped to near two-week low as the dollar strengthened amid speculation that the Federal

  • Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt wins 200m at Golden Spike meet in Ostrava

    London: Olympian Usain Bolt has won his first race of the year in Europe at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava. In wet conditions, Jamaica’s six-time Olympic gold medallist clocked 20.13 seconds – well outside his 19.19 world record – to beat American Isiah Young, reports the BBC. He said he was building up for the World Championships in Beijing to be held in August. The Jamaican said that he was well off from where

  • Botafogo team

    Botafogo close to signing Emiliano Alfaro

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian football club Botafogo are close to signing Uruguay international striker Emiliano Alfaro. The 27-year-old is tied to Italian Serie A club Lazio until May 2016 but has spent the past season on loan at his original club Liverpool of Uruguay, reports Xinhua. “I made a commitment to Botafogo that I would negotiate with them first. The next step is to try to rescind the contract with Lazio after that

  • Greenpeace India

    Greenpeace can operate two domestic accounts: Court

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday allowed NGO Greenpeace India to operate two of its domestic accounts to accept fresh domestic contribution which it can use for its day-to-day functioning.

  • J P Nadda

    Enquiry ordered into allegations against AIIMS doctor

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has directed All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to set up a high-level independent enquiry into the allegations that the kidneys of a 6-year old girl were removed by a doctor during surgery. A senior ministry official said that Health Minister J P Nadda, who is presently in Geneva attending the World Health Assembly (WHA), spoke to AIIMS director and after taking stock of what has happened,

  • Football officials arrested ahead of FIFA Congress

    Zurich: Six football officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday before FIFA holds its congress. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said that the case involves bribes totalling more than $100 million linked to commercial deals dating back to the 1990s for football tournaments, reports Xinhua.  The police raided a hotel and took away the officials from their rooms, who are in Switzerland for the FIFA Congress and presidential elections.

  • Carlo Ancelotti

    I was angry with Carlo Ancelotti : Iker Casillas

    Madrid: Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas opened up about his relationship with the team’s former coach Carlo Ancelotti, saying he didn’t always see an eye-to-eye with the Italian.  Following a trophy-less season, Real Madrid sacked Ancelotti on Monday after two years in charge of the team. Captain Casillas lost his place to Diego Lopez after an injury during Jose Mourinho’s final season at the Santiago Bernabeu and failed to win it back

  • Jayalalithaa

    No role to play in deciding on plea against Jaya acquittal: BJP

    Nagapattinam: BJP has said neither the party nor the central government had any role to play in deciding on going in appeal against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s acquittal in the disproportionate assets case. It is the Karnataka government which should take a decision on going in appeal…neither the BJP nor Union Government has any role…,” BJP National Secretary H Raja told reporters here last night and did not elaborate. The Karnataka High Court had on May 11 acquitted Jayalalithaa

  • Abhishek Manu Singhvi

    Narendra Modi Government practicing ‘superlative opportunism’: Congress

    New Delhi : Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government of practising ‘superlative opportunism’, saying the latter has forgotten to address all the crucial issues raised during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. “This government has not allocated funds adequately. I think we have over-spent on defence. This government is high on promises and very low on implementation. They remember issues such as Article 370 and Uniform

  • Smriti Irani

    NDA has done more for Amethi than generations of Congress first family members: Smriti Irani

    Amethi : Announcing several schemes for the Amethi constituency of Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani said that the NDA Government at the Centre has done more for the region than generations of the Congress’s first family members. The Union Minister paid premiums for one year on behalf of 25, 000 Below Poverty Line (BPL) families of Salone, Amethi, Gauriganj, Jagdishpur and Tiloi Vidhan Sabha constituencies for the Pradhanmantri Suraksha

  • N. Chandrababu Naidu

    Chandrababu Naidu launches web portal for people to register grievances

    Hyderabad : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has launched a web portal that will enable people of the state to register their grievances, give suggestions and post photographs and documents pertaining to their complaints. Speaking on the occasion, he urged state government officials to prepare an action plan for e-governance by June. The ‘Meekosam’ Portal allows people to register their grievances using an Aadhaar number. People can also track the progress of

  • Jim Yong Kim

    ‘World needs more leaders like you’, Jim Yong Kim to Narendra Modi

    New Delhi : World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the completion of his government’s one year in power and said the world needs more leaders like him. “Congratulations, @narendramodi, on one year of visionary steps toward ending poverty in #India. The world needs more leaders like you,” Kim said on twitter. In his reply, Prime Minister Modi expressed his gratitude, and said everyone has to

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi vows to fight for fishermen’s rights over trawler ban

    Chavakkad (Kerela): Vowing to fight for rights of fishermen, Rahul Gandhi today accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to take away their access to seas in the same way it has been “taking away precious land from farmers.”

  • Rajnath Singh

    Rajnath Singh to visit Jammu on Wednesday

    Jammu: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive here on Wednesday on a day’s visit, but no formal review of overall security in Jammu and Kashmir is part of his schedule, sources said.  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources told IANS that he will address party leaders and workers at the K.K. Resort in Talab Tillo Bohri locality of the city as part of ‘Jan Kalyan Parv’ programme.  He will also oversee the

  • Jammu shutdown over new AIIMS disrupts life

    Jammu: Life was disrupted here on Wednesday by a protest shutdown called by traders and lawyers to press for setting up of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the region.  Markets, public transport and other businesses and educational institutions remained closed here because of the shutdown called by the coordination committee of local traders, transporters and lawyers.  Attendances in government offices, banks and post offices were also affected as

  • Nuclear deal

    South Korea, US, Japan envoys discuss North Korea nuclear concerns

    Seoul: Nuclear envoys from South Korea, Japan and the United States met in Seoul today, seeking a way forward to revive long-stalled, six-party talks with North Korea on its nuclear weapons programme. The effort comes as North Korea ramps up its nuclear rhetoric, boasting last week of its ability to miniaturise a nuclear warhead to fit on high-precision, long-range rockets. Hwang Joon-kook, South Korea’s special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, said today’s dialogue

  • Gaza militants

    Gaza militants fire rocket at Israel; no casualties reported

    Gaza city:  Israeli fighter jets carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early today just hours after a rocket was fired at southern Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said. Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Lt Col Peter Lerner said the airstrikes targeted “four terror infrastructures” in the southern Gaza Strip. The airstrikes were in response to an attack yesterday night in which a rocket was launched at Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip, Lerner said. The rocket hit