Free Press Journal
  • Gujjar Agitation

    Gujjar agitation: HC comes down heavily on Rajasthan Chief Secretary, DGP

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court today rapped the Chief Secretary and the DGP for failing to arrest even a single Gujjar agitator and allowing people to suffer due to the “undemocratic” agitation which has crippled road and rail services in the state. Asking the officials to act immediately to remove all road and rail blockades, the High Court directed the Chief Secretary and DGP to file an affidavit by tomorrow clarifying as to why action

  • Sant Chatwal to contribute USD 1 mn to Sikh project in India

    New York: Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal will contribute USD 1 million to an ambitious project coming up in India aimed at better acquainting the Sikh youth and the international community about the origin and values of the Sikh faith. The ‘Mool Project’ is an initiative of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) under the leadership of its President Manjit Singh GK and General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa.

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama will not seek Supreme Court protection on immigration measures

    Washington: The US administration will not seek Supreme Court protection to carry out President Barack Obama’s immigration measures designed to normalize the status of five million undocumented foreigners, which he announced six months ago but the implementation of which a court temporarily put on hold. The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced in a communique that, instead of resorting to the high court, the government will focus on fighting for immigration relief at

  • Tornadoes

    Death toll from Mexico tornado rises to 14

    Mexico City: The death toll from the tornado that hit the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Acua earlier this week has risen to 14, emergency management officials said. “An adult who was hospitalised” after Monday’s tornado has died, National Emergency Management Office coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said on Wednesday in a Twitter post, reports Efe.  The tornado lasted just six seconds, but it caused extensive damage in three neighbourhoods in Ciudad Acuña,

  • Pakistan, Death Penalty

    Pakistan executes eight death row convicts

    Islamabad: Eight death row convicts, including three men who hijacked an airplane in May 1998, were executed on Thursday in Pakistan.
    Shahsawar, Sabir and Shabbir Baloch hijacked a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Balochistan province’s Turbat town on May 25, 1998, Dunya News reported.  The PIA Flight 544 was carrying 33 passengers, including five crew members. The hijackers demanded the pilot to enter India. They were arrested when the flight finally landed

  • Earthquake

    Four mild tremors jolt Nepal

    Kathmandu: Four mild tremors jolted Nepal early today, a month after a devastating earthquake ravaged the country and killed nearly 9,000 people. A 4.0 magnitude tremor was felt at 5.29 am local time in the Nepalese capital. According to the National Seismological Centre (NSC), another tremor of 4.2 magnitude shook Dolakha district, one of the regions northeast of Kathmandu devastated by the April 25 quake. Earlier, two tremors of 4.0 magnitude were recorded at 3.07 am

  • heat wave

    61% Rise In Heat-Stroke Deaths Over Decade

    There was a 61% increase in the number of deaths due to heat stoke across India between 2004 to 2013, according to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, with indications that these numbers represent a vast under-reporting. More than 800 people have died this month in a wave of heat rippling across India, 550 in Andhra Pradesh and over 200 in Telangana, according to this DNA report.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi’s progress at home essential for global leadership: Burns

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s progress at home is an essential prerequisite for him to shoulder global responsibility and strengthen bilateral ties between India and the US, a top former American diplomat has said. “I was struck by his (Modi) sustained determination and optimism, despite the inevitable headwinds to reform,” said William Burns, former US Deputy Secretary of State.

  • Unidentified persons rob car, cash in UP

    Muzaffarnagar: Eight persons were robbed off their car, Rs 25,000 cash and other valuables by five unidentified robbers near Sisona village on Delhi-Dehradun national highway, police said today. Eight employees of a Delhi based company – Kapil, Ankit, Tanveer, Akshay, Rizvan, Pinki, Deepak and Priti – were on their way to Haridwar in an Innova car yesterday when five bike-borne persons intercepted them and robbed their mobiles, cash and the car, they said. An FIR has been

  • Narendra Modi

    FDI Inflows Increase But Not As Narendra Modi Claims

    He says 700%, the data reveal 40%: Narendra Modi appears to be stretching foreign-direct investment (FDI) numbers registered during his one year as Prime Minister.

  • Suicide

    Girl commits suicide by consuming poison in Muzaffarnagar

    Muzaffarnagar: A 21-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in Brahmpuri locality here, police said today. The victim had consumed some poisonous substance and she was rushed to hospital last night but was declared brought dead, they said. No suicide note has been recovered, police said, adding, the reason behind the extreme step is not known yet.

  • Supreme Court will re-hear plea on Delhi bureaucrats

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court will re-hear on Friday the central government’s plea challenging Delhi High Court holding that lieutenant governor has no power in the posting and transfer of bureaucrats in the Delhi government. The apex court vacation bench of Justices S.K. Sikri and U.U. Lalit on Thursday said they will hear the matter on Friday as Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh urged the court to hold an urgent hearing of

  • Delhi University

    Delhi University to begin its admission process today

    New Delhi : Delhi University is all set to begin the admission process for the new session on Thursday. In order to encourage more registrations, the university introduced the online route which will continue till 15th of next month, to make the admission process easier for students. The Centralised Optical Mark Recognition, OMR forms will be available on Delhi University’s website, and students will have to make the payment through net banking. The fee

  • afspa

    Tripura lifts AFSPA as insurgency declines

    New Delhi : In a landmark decision, the Tripura state government has decided to withdraw the controversial Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from the remaining areas of the state. As per reports, the latest half-yearly review by the police found no need to extend the Act any further. The state will now move the Union Home Ministry for formal withdrawal of AFSPA. The Act was implemented in 40 police station areas of the state

  • Results

    CBSE to declare Class X results today

    New Delhi : The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare the results for the Class X examinations on Thursday. Students can check their results by logging on to and clicking on CBSE Class X Exam Results 2015 link. Besides the websites, the results can be accessed via SMS by sending CBSE 10 roll no to 57766 for BSNL users. The scores can also be accessed by dialling 24300699 (Delhi), 011-24300699 (other parts

  • India Sensex

    Sensex ticks up 95 points on F&O expiry, positive global cues

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 95 points in early trade today as participants went about covering their short positions in view of the monthly expiry in the derivatives segment amid positive global cues. The 30-share barometer, which had gained 33.25 points in the previous choppy session, rose further 95.06 points, or 0.34 per cent, to 27,659.72. Besides, value-buying in consumer durables, oil and gas, auto, technology, capital goods and power positively swayed trading

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee gains back 8 paise to 63.93 against dollar

    Mumbai: Breaking its 3-day falling spree, the rupee recovered 8 paise to 63.93 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters. Besides, forex dealers said, a higher opening in the domestic equity market propped up the rupee. They said, however, month-end demand for the greenback from importers and the dollar’s strength against other currencies overseas restricted the gains. The rupee had lost three paise

  • Narendra Modi with Manmohan Singh

    Manmohan mocks, then meets on his invite

    New Delhi :  Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh mocked at Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a national convention of NSUI, a student wing of the Congress, on Wednesday morning and then called on him in the evening at his residence.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP battle moves to Supreme Court

    New Delhi :  The Delhi assembly on Wednesday adopted a solution against the Centre’s decree giving Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung the power to post and transfer bureaucrats in the capital, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of nurturing a dictatorship.

  • Mumbai division second lowest in HSC results

    Mumbai :  Though the overall state-wise HSC results are better than in recent years, Mumbai Division’s performance has been dismal – it is the second lowest in the state. For the last three consecutive three years, Konkan Division is at the top.