Free Press Journal
  • Migrants

    More than 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean: coastguard

    Rome: A total of 741 migrants who set sail from Libya in the hopes of reaching Europe have been rescued in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said. The rescue operation was coordinated by the coastguard yesterday, a spokesman told AFP, and carried out with the help of German, Irish and British naval vessels under the auspices of the EU’s Frontex border control agency. The migrants were trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea on six boats

  • Singapore a target for IS attacks: expert

    Singapore : The dreaded Islamic State terror outfit has identified Singapore, along with the US and the Philippines, as a possible target for its attacks, a noted expert said here today. Islamic State (IS) supporters from the region have also cited the Philippines and the US as targets, Jasminder Singh, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies analyst who has compiled a report on the threat, told The Straits Times. The development comes as Malaysia last month

  • Najeeb Jung, Arvind Kejriwal

    Delhi High Court to hear AAP govt’s plea challenging MHA notification

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court will on Friday hear the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s petition challenging the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notification which grants Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung absolute powers in appointing bureaucrats. The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government had also challenged the appointment of Shakuntala Gamlin as the acting Chief Secretary by the Lieutenant Governor. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notification on May 21 had stated that the Lieutenant

  • Suresh Prabhu

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu reviews SCR’s programme

    Hyderabad : Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today reviewed the ongoing ‘Passenger and Customer Facilitation Fortnight’ celebrations which commenced on May 26 with South Central Railway General Manager P K Srivastava here. Srivastava appraised Railway Minister, who made a transit halt in the city, of the various plans and programmes under implementation all over the SCR network to reach out to rail passengers and users during the fortnight, a SCR release said. “The General Manager briefed

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    Akhilesh Yadav’s policies creating waves overseas

    Lucknow: The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh has claimed that the state government’s policies were finding an echo on foreign shores and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was being lauded for his visionary decisions. Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chowdhary said on Friday that during his recent visit to France and Netherlands, policies and schemes like the Samajwadi Pension scheme and Lohia housing scheme drew applause from foreign dignitaries.  He further said

  • India Sensex

    Sensex advances 50 points as June F&O series starts

    Mumbai : The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 50 points at 27,556.84 in early trade today on fresh buying by participants as the June series in the derivatives segment began amid firm Asian cues. However, caution prevailed ahead of GDP numbers for the January-March quarter to be released in the day and disappointing earnings by more companies. The 30-share index, which had lost 57.95 points in the previous volatile session, rose 50.13 points, or 0.18 percent, to

  • Raga’s turn to mock PM, target RSS

    New Delhi : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is expanding the range of his targets as he devotes more time to sprucing up his public speaking efforts.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee firms up 5 paise to 63.75 against dollar

    Mumbai : The rupee edged higher by 5 paise to 63.75 against the dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks. This apart, forex dealers said, a higher opening in domestic stock market and a weakening dollar against other currencies overseas backed up the rupee. The rupee had snapped its 3-day losing streak against the US dollar by ending 21 paise higher at 63.80

  • Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee will join Narendra Modi on Bangladesh trip

    Kolkata : Amid talk of bonhomie between the two, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his two-day visit to Bangladesh beginning June 6.

  • Narendra Modi with Manmohan Singh

    Chai-pe-Charcha a Modi masterstroke?

    New Delhi :  There is no dearth of conspiracy theorists and folks who can brag “ I know what happened behind the scenes,” after the one hour long meeting between prime minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh.

  • Amit Shah

    Meat goes out of proposed beef ban

    New Delhi :  Sensing severe opposition from the party rank and file, particularly in the north-east, BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday retracted from the earlier stand of a country wide ban on consumption of beef.

  • MPs want DA, parity with babus

    New Delhi :  A joint parliamentary committee is understood to have endorsed the demand of the MPs for increasing their salary, so that it is at par with the secretaries to the Government of India.

  • Not endgame yet for FIFA chief

    Geneva :  Joseph Blatter, the president of world soccer’s governing body, has claimed that the £100m corruption scandal in FIFA is not his fault because he ‘‘can’t monitor everyone all the time.’’

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Big B shares poem on Facebook, author slaps Rs one crore notice

    Mumbai :  Actor Amitabh Bachchan has landed in trouble over a seemingly innocuous post he had put on Facebook and Twitter. Bachchan had shared a poem on these networking sites and attributed it to one of his followers Vikas Dubey. But along came an author from Haryana and threw a spanner in the works.

  • Dr Sheel Sindhu Pandey made Vikram University’s Vice Chancellor

    Ujjain :  Chancellor and Governor Ram Naresh Yadav on Thursday appointed Dr Sheel Sindhu Pandey, Professor and Head of Department of Mathematical Science of Rani Durgawati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, as Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Vikram University (VU), Ujjain. Dr Pandey’s appointment will be for 4 years from the date of assuming charge.

  • Sudhir Sharma channelised recommendations of ‘Minister’s wife’

    BHOPAL :  The role of a wife of a powerful minister of the state in the Vyapam scam seems to be getting clearer by the day. Vyapam scam accused Sudhir Sharma admitted during police remand that he got candidates clear forest guard recruitment examination but without any consideration.

  • Congress leader booked for dowry harassment

    Ujjain :  Puja wife of Congress leader Umesh Sengar has lodged a complaint with the police that her husband harassed her for bringing insufficient dowry and subjects her to cruelty.