Free Press Journal
  • Congress seeks PM’s apology for Madhav’s tweets on Ansari

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday accused the ruling BJP of playing divisive politics and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s apology over his party leader Ram Madhav’s tweets about Vice-President Hamid Ansari.

  • Mumbai hooch tragedy toll climbs to 102 

    Mumbai: The death toll in the Mumbai hooch tragedy – the worst in 11 years in Maharashtra – shot up to 102 on Monday, police said. “The toll has reached 102 and another 46 people are under treatment in various hospitals,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Dhananjay Kulkarni, who is also Mumbai Police spokesperson, told media persons.

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    Tomar’s bail plea dismissed, judicial custody extended 

    New Delhi: A court here on Monday dismissed the bail application of Delhi’s former law minister Jitender Singh Tomar in the fake degree case, saying that allegations against him were serious in nature as he is a legislator.

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    By-election forced on people by my political foes: Jayalalithaa

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Monday said the by-election in the Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency, from where she is contesting in order to enter the legislature, was forced on the people due to the conspiracy of her political foes.

  • Vinod Tawde

    My degree is not bogus, Maha education minister says after row

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde today said the engineering “degree” he obtained from a Pune institute in 1984 is not bogus as claimed by a television news channel. The minister’s clarification came after media reports that his BE Electronics “degree” was fake. “I am a student of Pune’s Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth and I am proud of it. I have never hidden the degree I obtained from that university,” Tawde told reporters here.

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    Neymar’s mistakes have hurt Brazil: Dani Alves

    Santiago: Senior Brazil defender Dani Alves on Monday revealed that he lectured Neymar over his dismissal in last Wednesday’s 0-1 loss to Colombia in Copa America, saying that all of his antics and anger ultimately hurt their country.

  • RSS affiliates oppose changes in Land Bill

    New Delhi: RSS affiliates BMS, BKS and Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram today vehemently opposed amendments to the Land Bill before a Parliamentary panel, asserting that land of farmers should not be acquired without their consent.

  • Sunstroke death toll mounts to 63 in Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: The sunstroke death toll in Odisha went upto 63 even as monsoon covered the entire state by third week of June. The collectors of different districts have so far confirmed deaths of 63 persons due to sunstroke in recent months, a communication from the special relief commissioners (SRC) office said today.

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    UP govt accepts demands of slain journo’s kin, stir to end

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government today accepted the three demands of the kin of slain Shahjahanpur journalist, including Rs 30 lakh financial aid and government jobs, following which the family said they will call off their agitation. The family members of Jagendra Singh today met UP Chief Minister Akhilseh Yadav and put their demands before him.

  • Heightened vigil at Israeli establishments following terror alert

    New Delhi: A alert has been sounded in several states for a heightened vigil at Israeli Embassy and Consulate General besides places frequented by Israelis including synagogues following intelligence reports that they could be targeted by terrorists.

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    AAP may approach SC over false election affidavits

    Panaji: The AAP on Monday said it may approach the Supreme Court over elected representatives lying on affidavits, and demanded the arrest of Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar for submitting a false graduation degree to the election authorities.

  • Women, SC/ST, EWS to be main beneficiaries of housing scheme

    New Delhi: Women, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and economically weaker section will be the main beneficiaries of the NDA government’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), which would be launched on June 25. The ‘Housing for All by 2022’ renamed as PMAY aims construction of about 2 crore houses across the country over the next seven years.

  • Rains

    Heavy rains lash parts of Telangana

    Hyderabad: With Southwest monsoon getting active over Telangana, parts of the state received heavy rain with more showers predicted by the Meteorology Department in the next 24 hours.

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    Raje asks Gadkari to approve Kota-Darra Highway

    Jaipur: Stressing Rajasthan’s highway needs, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today asked Union Minsiter Nitin Gadkari to approve a proposal for Kota-Darra National Highway-12. At a high-level meeting with Road, Transport and Highway Minister Gadkari, the chief minsiter said a proposal for Kota-Darra NH-12 for Rs 621 crore be approved by the Union ministry, according to an official spokesperson here.

  • Indian man jailed for peeping into ladies washroom in Dubai

    Dubai: A 26-year-old Indian man has been jailed for three months in Dubai for peeping into ladies’ washroom in a mosque. A Saudi translator, who complained about the incident said she had seen the worker watching her from behind the cubicle’s concrete wall.

  • China opens 2nd route via Nathu La for Kailash pilgrims

    Naiduila (China): China today opened a new, “safer” and “more convenient” route for Indians undertaking the arduous Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra as the first batch of pilgrims crossed the Indian border and entered Tibet via Nathu La, in the latest confidence-building measure between the two neighbours.

  • Brazilian Pereira tipped to make it big at United

    London: Brazilian football talent Andreas Pereira has been tipped to achieve great things at Manchester United by his club teammates Adnan Januzaj and Marouane Fellaini.

  • Greece deal in doubt at crucial debt talks

    Brussels: Greece’s international creditors poured cold water on the chances of a breakthrough at an emergency summit today aimed at finding a deal to save Athens from default and a possible exit from the euro. European paymaster Germany warned that eleventh-hour reform proposals submitted by leftist Greek premier Alexis Tsipras were not “substantial”, with France seeing a breakthrough only in coming days.

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    Egypt court sets Aug 22 for final verdict on Mohamed Badie

    Cairo: An Egyptian court today decided to pronounce a final verdict in a case against Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and 190 other Brotherhood members on August 22 for allegedly attacking a police station and killing five people in 2013. 71-year-old Badie and Muslim Brotherhood leaders Mohamed el-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazi are accused of inciting other Brotherhood members to attack Al-Arab police station in Port Said in northeastern Egypt, kill policemen, loot weapons and