Free Press Journal
  • Chhagan Bhujbal

    ED summons to 4 staff of Singapore firm in which Bhujbal firm invested

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate today issued summons to four individuals of a Singapore-based firm, in which a company of Chhagan Bhujbal has invested, a day after the agency registered two cases under Prevention of Money Laundering Act against the NCP leader.

  • Keith-Vaz

    Keith Vaz re-elected chair of UK Parliament committee

    London: Keith Vaz, Britain’s longest-serving Indian-origin MP was today re-elected as chair of Parliament’s influential Home Affairs Select Committee, even as a controversy rages over his help to scam-tainted former IPL chairman Lalit Modi in obtaining British travel documents.


    Rajasthan BJP accuses Congress of indulging in petty politics

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan unit of the BJP on Thursday accused the Congress of indulging in “petty politics” over the alleged help Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje extended to former IPL chief Lalit Modi.

  • NHRC notice to Jharkhand over activist’s murder

    New Delhi: The NHRC has issued notice to the Jharkhand government over the alleged murder of a rights activist, who was agitating against the Tori railway siding project.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi asked us to make India our home: Cisco head John Chambers

    New Delhi:  Global head of US technology giant Cisco today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the company’s manufacturing and business commitment for India under ‘Digital India’ programme. “We met Prime Minister this morning and he was very clear about his vision for people and how technology can change life of individuals here.

  • Salman Khan

    No one can afford to make film with three Khans, says Salman

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan today said none of the producers can afford to make a film starring three Khans — Shah Rukh, Aamir and him — of the industry.”We would love to do a film together. Today they (producers) can’t afford to make a film with one Khan. But no one can afford to do a film taking three of us,” Salman told reporters here at the trailer launch of “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.

  • Govt workshop on rural housing to focus on affordability

    New Delhi: Seeking to provide affordable housing choices in rural areas, Government has organized a workshop tomorrow to brainstorm on rural housing technology to achieve the goal of ‘Housing for All by 2022’. Government had on Wednesday given its approval for the launch of the ‘Housing for All by 2022’ scheme paving the way for affordable homes to the urban poor and slum dwellers at low interest rates.

  • Bangladesh cricket head cricket coach Chandika Hathurusinghe (R) speaks to cricketer Tamim Iqbal during a practice session at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Narayanganj.

    Bangladesh post a commanding 307 against India in 1st ODI

    Mirpur: Indian bowlers were taken to task by some fantastic batting by Bangladesh top-order as the home team posted a challenging score of 307 in 49.4 overs in the first one day international cricket match, here today. This is also Bangladesh’s highest score against India in ODIs, surpassing the previous best of 296 for six at the same venue in 2010.

  • No clarity still over support regarding IOA chief’s ouster

    New Delhi: All India Football Federation has joined the bandwagon of those national and state sports bodies which have called for the ouster of Indian Olympic Association chief N Ramachandran even as there’s no clarity regarding the strength of the support of the move.

  • Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea

    Bopanna-Mergea enter Gerry Weber Open semis

    Halle (Germany): Second seeds Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea struggled past Marin Draganja and Henri Kontinen in two tight sets to make it to the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open, here today. The Indo-Romanian pair won 7-6 (4) 7-6 (3) after battling hard for one hour and 22 minutes against the Croat-Finn pair in the quarterfinals of the Euro 169,6645 grass court tournament.

  • Kumara Sangakkara

    Silva, Sangakkara defy Pakistan in first Test

    Galle: Sri Lanka’s opener Kaushal Silva frustrated Pakistan with an unbeaten 80 when the rain-hit first Test finally got underway on the scheduled second day in Galle today. Veteran Kumar Sangakkara chipped in with 50 to leave the hosts on 178 for three at stumps after Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq elected to field first on an easy-paced pitch.

  • Sharad Pawar defends Bhujbal, says NCP stands by him

    Mumbai: Breaking his silence over ongoing probe by ACB against his party colleague Chhagan Bhujbal, NCP chief Sharad Pawar today came out in strong defence of the former deputy chief minister saying the investigators are more interested in ‘publicity’ than conducting a “fair” inquiry.

  • Germanwings crash probe

    France opens judicial investigation into Germanwings crash

    Paris: A French prosecutor says a judicial investigation has begun into the Germanwings jet crash that killed all 150 people on board. Brice Robin, the Marseille prosecutor in charge of the original probe, said the independent judicial inquiry started yesterday in an involuntary manslaughter case, allowing investigating magistrates free rein to look into any person, company or public agency in France, Germany or elsewhere who might have been responsible. The co-pilot of the flight slammed the

  • Exams

    Assam govt orders probe into civil services exam anomalies

    Guwahati: Assam government has ordered a probe by an Additional Chief Secretary into the alleged irregularities in recently declared results of civil services examinations. “The state government said that five cases regarding anomalies in the civil services examinations conducted by the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) have been referred to the one-man inquiry commission, headed by Additional Chief Secretary Subash Chandra Das,” an official release said.

  • 4 MI-35M

    Russia sends draft contract to Pakistan for delivery of 4 Mi-35M helicopters

    Karachi : A source in the Russian military and technical cooperation has said that a draft contract for the delivery of four Mi-35M ‘Hind E’ combat helicopters has been sent to Pakistan, according to reports. According to Dawn News, the source said that Pakistan is currently studying the document. Discussions between Russia and Pakistan are under way regarding the delivery of helicopters, according to Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport. However, no details have been revealed

  • Sitaram Yechury

    Allegations against Swaraj and Raje run counter to Govt. claims, says Yechury

    New Delhi: Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said that the allegations against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje with respect to the help given by them to former IPL chairman Lalit Modi are very serious and run counter to the anti-corruption claims of the government at the Centre.

  • Yoga stamps issued by postal department forgotten

    Patna: The central government may have been emphasising on yoga recently to mark the International Day of Yoga on June 21, but it had actually first tried to focus on it through a set of four stamps released by the Department of Posts in 1991, which now stands forgotten.

  • google-trends

    Google unveils redesigned Google Trends that shows data in real-time

    Washington: Google has launched a redesigned version of Google Trends that brings real-time data to the service. According to, the new design mostly follows Google’s own Material Design guidelines, the design language the company announced about a year ago and that is now being used into most of its mobile and web products.

  • Israel church

    Fire damages historic Israel church, arson suspected

    Jerusalem: A famous Catholic church in northern Israel was severely damaged early Thursday in a suspected arson attack by Jewish extremists.  Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said a blaze broke out around 3.30 a.m. at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes at Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee, Xinhua news agency reported.  The fire caused extensive damage to an office for pilgrims, a meeting room and a souvenir shop,