Free Press Journal
  • N Ramachandran dismisses Narinder Batra’s demand to call SGM

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association chief N Ramachandran today dismissed Narinder Batra’s claim of having requisite support to bring a no confidence motion against him, saying that the Hockey India boss does not even have enough backers to call a Special General Meeting to propose the move.

  • 900 pilgrims evacuated in Uttarakhand

    Dehradun: 900 persons were today evacuated by choppers from Kedar valley, Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath areas with nearly half a dozen roads and bridges in Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts damaged by first monsoon showers and yatra to the Himalayan shrines severely affected for the second consecutive day.

  • Sania Mirza

    Sania, Hingis lose Aegon International semifinal

    Eastbourne (UK): Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were ousted from the WTA Aegon International following a semifinal defeat to Caroline Garcia and Katarina Srebotnik, here today. The top seeds lost 5-7 4-6 to fourth seeded French-Slovak combine in the last-four stage of the USD 31,000 WTA Premier grass court event, which is the last before the Wimbledon championships.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Congress allegs Shivraj Singh Chauhan of alluring voters, demand action

    New Delhi: Congress today approached Election Commission seeking action against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan accusing him of violating the model code of conduct by “alluring” a party leader to seek votes from a particular community in by-election for Garoth Assembly constituency.

  • J P Nadda

    J P Nadda asks official to gear up against monsoon ailments

    New Delhi: Ahead of monsoon, Health Minister J P Nadda today directed officials to gear up for meeting the possible incidences of vector-borne diseases like dengue. He directed the officials to continuously monitor the situation and keep him apprised.

  • Minimum export price for onion hiked to $425/ton

    New Delhi: Government today increased sharply the minimum export price (MEP) of onion by USD 175 per tonne to USD 425 per tonne to ensure adequate domestic supply and contain price rise. “Export of all varieties of onions…will be subject to a MEP of USD 425 FOB (freight on board) per tonne,” Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification.

  • Mosque blast

    ISIS suicide bombing at Kuwait Shiite mosque kills 25

    Kuwait City: A suicide bomber blew himself up during Friday prayers at a Shiite mosque in the Kuwaiti capital, killing 25 people and wounding over 200 others, in an unprecedented attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The blast hit Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait City, killing 25 people, the interior ministry said in a brief statement.

  • Cash-for-vote: HC reserves order on Reddy’s bail plea

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court today reserved till June 30 its order on the bail applications of Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy and two other accused in the cash-for-vote case. The high court heard the arguments of the defence and prosecution and reserved its judgement on their petitions. Earlier, the special court for ACB cases had rejected the bail pleas of Reddy and two others.

  • tunisia attack

    27 dead in Tunisia tourist resort attack

    Tunis: A gunman opened fire at tourists at a beach resort in Tunisia today, leaving at least 27 people dead, including foreigners, in what the authorities branded a “terrorist attack”. Witnesses described scenes of panic and confusion after the shooting at a hotel in the district of Sousse, about 140 kilometres (87 miles) south of Tunis.

  • Insidious Chapter 3

    Movie Review: Insidious 3 – Cautionary Tale of the Occult

    Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell
    Director: Leigh Whannell
    A cautionary tale about dabbling with the occult, this prequel directed by Leigh Whannell who also plays a minor character called Specs, narrates the backstory of an important character from the previous two instalments: the psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) who fights malignant  spirits in the  battle between good and evil. The

  • Satnam SIngh Bhamra

    Here’s what you need to know about Satnam Singh Bhamara

    It is completely alright if  you haven’t heard about this gigantic personality. He is massive, burly, enormous, but what you should know that he is the first Indian basketball player to be picked at the National Basketball Association. He has made it to the League with sheer hard work and determination which has brought him to terms where the world recognizes him. The name of this Indian prodigy is Satnam Singh Bhamara.

  • Girl gangraped

    NHRC issues notice to Nagaur authorities over gangrape case

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission today issued notices to the district authorities of Nagaur in Rajasthan and sought a report over the alleged gangrape of a woman at a police outpost in the district. According to an official statement issued here, the rights panel issued notices to District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police, Nagaur after it took suo motu cognisance of a media report that a police constable, along with his friend,

  • Army invites proposals for building tanks, DRDO surprised

    New Delhi: Intending to replace Soviet-origin Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), the Army has invited proposals from domestic and foreign firms for manufacturing ‘Future Ready Combat Vehicle’ (FRCV) tanks, significantly at a time when DRDO is already working on such a project.

  • Law Minister asks DHC CJ to look into complaints over judicial exam

    New Delhi: Amid allegations that kin of sitting judges of Delhi High Court were favoured in the Delhi Judicial Services examinations, Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has stepped in and asked its Chief Justice G Rohini to look into the matter. Gowda’s letter assumes significance as usually such complaints and allegations are sent to the Registrar General of the high court concerned, but this time the Law Minister himself addressed the letter

  • Want US posting? 250-word essay also required: Govt to babus

    New Delhi: A write-up of 250 words is one of the pre-requisites for getting a posting as Minister (Economics) at the Indian Embassy in the US. A vacancy circular issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) lists this pre-requisite while inviting nominations for the key post in Washington DC from suitable officers below 54 years of age who have got vigilance clearance and fulfill other criteria.

  • Omar attacks Lone for supporting RSS

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today attacked Sajad Gani Lone after the separatist-turned-minister in PDP-BJP government stated that he was close to BJP since the times of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Following the Peoples’ Conference leader’s interview to a local daily in which he supported the presence of RSS in Kashmir, Omar attacked the Minister for Science & Technology and Animal Husbandry in PDP-BJP government, over his portfolio.

  • Pankaja Munde

    Chikki scam: Why govt didn’t upload GR on website, ask activist

    Mumbai: Cornering the Maharashtra government over its transparency claims, a noted RTI activist has sought to know from Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as to why were GRs pertaining to the alleged Chikki scam involving minister Pankaja Munde not uploaded on the official website. Pune-based RTI activist Vijay Kumbhar, who has blown the lid of many scams in the state, in a letter to Fadnavis said, “It was really shocking to know that orders