Free Press Journal
  • Madhu Koda, Coal Scam

    Court sets date for framing of charges in Madhu Koda case

    New Delhi: A court here on Tuesday set July 14 for its order on framing of charges in the coal block allocation case allegedly involving former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda. Special Judge Bharat Parashar reserved his order in the coal block allocation case against Koda, Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd. (VISUL) and others.  The court was hearing the case related to Jharkhand’s Rajhara North coal block allocation to VISUL.  The

  • Dmitry Medvedev

    China starts work on 3,968-km long gas pipeline with Russia

    Beijing: China has started construction of the 3,968-km long gas pipeline to pump 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia’s far east to Shanghai as it firmed up energy cooperation with Moscow, which is reeling under US and EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev joined Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli in a televised inauguration ceremony that was held simultaneously in Beijing, Moscow and the border city of Heihe

  • Congress wins

    Congress wins Kerala by-poll

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress candidate K.A. Sabarinathan on Tuesday won the Aruvikara assembly constituency by-election in Kerala.  He was ahead of his rivals when the counting of votes crossed the half way mark.  The assembly constituency witnessed a triangular contest between the Congress, the CPI-M and the BJP.

  • BJP doesn’t understand anything about Bihar polls, claims RJD

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Tuesday claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not understand anything about polls in Bihar, adding that the party did not even have manifestos and ideas for the same. “BJP does not understand anything about Bihar elections. They don’t have manifestos and ideas; they have a negative campaign and you cannot win public’s trust by this,” RJD leader Manoj Jha said. The assembly polls in

  • Nalin Kohli

    Wrong to ‘taint’ people on basis of allegations: BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that it was wrong to ‘taint’ Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on the basis of allegations over irregularities in a contract awarded by him. “You cannot taint people just on the basis of allegations. You need to show proof for that,” said BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli. Tawde is facing allegations of irregularities in a contract awarded by him. The finance department has sought a

  • Farmer Suicide

    Farmers’ suicide issue doesn’t pertain to one particular state: BJP

    New Delhi: Expressing serious concern over the issue of farmers’ suicide, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Bijoy Sonkar Shastri on Tuesday said it should not be looked upon as pertaining to one particular state. “The issue of farmer suicide is a critical one. It should not be looked at in context of a state but we should think of better policies which would solve their issues. They do not have any other means

  • moody's

    Indian rural economy to remain subdued in 2015-16: Moody’s

    Chennai: Credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) on Tuesday said it expects India’s rural economy to remain subdued through the fiscal year ending March 2016. It said that this forecast will materialise, particularly, if the risk of below-average monsoon rainfall takes shape.  “A sustained soft patch for India’s rural economy would weigh on private consumption and non-performing assets in the agricultural sector, a credit negative for the sovereign and banks,” said

  • Sip your coffee tension-free, it’s no more a monster!

    Washington DC : The debate whether coffee is healthy or not has going on for long, but a century’s worth of research proves that coffee’s effects on human health is marginal at most unless a person belongs to some particularly sensitive group. The choice to drink or abstain will neither shorten nor lengthen a person’s life in a noticeable way, reported Slate magazine. The earliest observation in this context was done in 1927 when

  • FBI sets up command centres to tackle potential terror threats on US Independence Day

    New York : The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has reportedly set up command centres across the United States to monitor any potential terror threats around its Independence Day on July 4, a federal law enforcement source said. The source added that while no credible, specific threats surrounding the holiday had been received, its symbolic significance could make it a potential target for terror groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

  • Anjali Damania from Maharashtra Quits AAP

    BJP MLAs busy in collecting funds spent during Maharashtra Assembly polls: Anjali Damania

    Mumbai : Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and activist Anjali Damania on Tuesday criticized Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde for awarding contracts without proper tenders and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs have off late been busy in collecting the funds spent during the assembly polls. “BJP MLAs are busy in collecting the expenses that they incurred in the polls. How did Vinod Tawde order 62105? Fire extinguishers without tenders?

  • Jayalalithaa

    RK Nagar by-polls: Jayalalithaa leading by over 20,000 votes

    Chennai : AIADMK workers started celebrating as early reports indicated that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was leading by 20,000 votes in the counting of the RK Nagar by-polls. The counting is still in progress. The RK Nagar seat fell vacant following the resignation of P. Vetrivel. The DMK, PMK and VCK have boycotted the by-election for various reasons. A total of 28 candidates are in the fray in this assembly segment.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal does not practice what he preaches, alleges BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday alleged that Arvind Kejriwal does not practice what he preaches, adding that the Delhi Chief Minister only looks to target rival politicians. The BJP’s reaction came after an RTI enquiry revealed that Kejriwal’s power bill for a period of two months was in excess of Rs one lakh. “Arvind Kejriwal, while fighting the Delhi elections, used to make all sorts of allegations of wastage of

  • Jamaica anti-doping agency starts collecting blood samples

    Kingston (Jamaica): Jamaica’s anti-doping agency announced that it has started collecting blood samples to test athletes on the Caribbean island that produces the world’s dominant sprinters. Carey Brown, the executive director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, said blood testing began this month with the guidance of the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport. “The implementation of blood testing is a step in the right direction for anti-doping in Jamaica as this will further ensure the protection of our

  • Shane Watson

    Shane Watson hits back at Wood’s bouncer taunt

    Colchester (UK): Australia’s Shane Watson shrugged off bouncer taunts from England fast bowler Mark Wood and retaliated by issuing his own Ashes warning to the Durham quick. With just over a week until the first Test starts in Cardiff, Wood, in a BBC radio interview broadcast Sunday, recalled how he was instructed to bowl bouncers at Watson by the all-rounder’s then Australia team-mate Michael Hussey during a net session on the 2009 tour of England.

  • Ajinkya Rahane

    Sachin Tendulkar wishes captain Ajinkya Rahane best for Zimbabwe tour

    New Delhi: Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar today extended his greetings to new captain Ajinkya Rahane, hoping the youngster will do a good job during the upcoming Zimbabwe tour. Rahane, 27, is first cricketer from Mumbai in 15 years to be handed the reins of the team since Tendulkar led the team in 2000. The selectors announced a second-string team for the tour, resting most of the senior players such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat

  • Jack Carter

    Comedian Jack Carter dies at 93

    Los Angeles: Funnyman Jack Carter, who was a familiar presence on ’50s and ’60s variety shows like “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “Laugh-In”, has died of respiratory failure. He was 93. The “Shameless” star passed away on June 28, at his home in Beverly Hills, said The Hollywood Reporter. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Roxanne, sons Michael Carter and Chase Carter, daughter Wendy Carter and grandchildren Jake and Ava.

  • Minor fire at Delhi Police headquarter

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out at the 12th floor of the Delhi Police headquarter here on Tuesday morning. The incident was reported around 8.45 a.m. when technicians noticed smoke from one of the windows on the floor and alerted the security guards who informed the fire officials.  Ten fire tenders were rushed to the spot and doused the flames by 9.15 a.m.  Officials said the fire occurred because of a

  • 154 illegal immigrants rescued from Sudan-Libya border

    Khartoum: Sudanese authorities have rescued 154 illegal immigrants from the Sudan-Libya border, a media report said on Tuesday. The immigrants were on board a truck whose driver was planning to smuggle them to a European country across Libya, and the truck broke down near the border area with Libya, Brigadier Mohamed Ibrahim, director of Sudan’s human trafficking control unit, said.  They were rescued by the authorities on Monday.”The vehicle was found with

  • Narendra Modi

    US encouraged by Narendra Modi’s pro-business reforms

    Washington: Expressing support for “pro-business reforms” undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his commitment to fighting corruption, the US has said it encouraged all governments, including India, to address the issue of corruption. “Speaking generally, we’re supportive,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters Monday when asked if Washington thought if US investments will be safe in India in view of recent action taken against NGOs in India.

  • Volcano erupts

    Japan raises volcano alert for Mount Hakone

    Tokyo: Japanese authorities on Tuesday raised the volcano alert at Mount Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture from level two to level three, indicating a possible eruption. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued an evacuation advisory in the area within a one km radius of the Hakone area, Xinhua reported.  The higher alert restricts people from entering the area.  Mount Hakone last erupted 2,900 years ago.