Free Press Journal
  • Coastal Shipping_Ports_India

    What India Must Do Before The Great Sea Necklace

    With India’s road and rail infrastructure in most high-traffic areas running at full capacity, the government plans to raise Rs 1 lakh crore ($15.6 billion) to develop ports and improve inland waterways. The Sagarmala (necklace) plan, as it is called, envisages a series of ports and coastal and inland-shipping routes that will not just move cargo but also reduce India’s carbon footprint and save energy.

  • Gas Price

    Supreme Court turns down gas tariff regulation plea

    New Delhi: Companies supplying gas are now free to set their own tariffs with the Supreme Court on Wednesday turning down a plea by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) to regulate the prices of inter-city supplies. An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra on Wednesday dismissed a PNGRB plea seeking control over the supply of gas by the different companies, including IGL, within cities.  The Board had contended

  • Rape case

    No compromise in rape case over wedlock: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that there can be no compromise in a rape case in the name of promising wedlock. An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that any compromise promising wedlock between a rape accused and the victim compromises the dignity of the woman. The court said that such a compromise lacks sensitivity on the part of those promoting a settlement. Holding that courts cannot take

  • Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

    Afghanistan battling extremists from 10 countries ‘alone’, says Ghani

    New York : Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said that the Islamic Republic is battling extremists from around 10 countries and is making all the sacrifices ‘alone’. Addressing a gathering of women activists, politicians and diplomats in Kabul on Tuesday, Ghani called for an ‘enhanced’ regional cooperation to address regional challenges. He also urged the international community to help Afghanistan in eliminating the militant threat, reported NBC News. The statements came as reports broke

  • Digvijay Singh

    Vyapam Scam: Digvijay Singh challenging authority of High Court, claims BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday slammed Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s move to file a petition, seeking a Supreme Court monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Vyapam scam, and claimed that the former chief minister was challenging the authority of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. “All I can say is Dijvijay Singh has been known for creating political rhetoric. He wants to remain in the news,”

  • Nalin Kohli

    Kejriwal trying to get ‘media attention’ by attacking PM Modi: BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is trying to get ‘media attention’ by attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over baseless things and is playing the blame game. “He (Kejriwal) knows that his importance is fading away and therefore he is attacking the Prime Minister so that he gets some media coverage. Prices of everything are going up in Delhi. On one hand

  • Smoke_Carbon Emission

    India Is Now World’s Fastest-Growing Major Polluter

    For the first time ever, the year 2014 saw India’s carbon dioxide emissions growth accounting for the largest share of global emissions growth, according to a new global report. India’s CO2emissions from energy use had increased by 8.1% during the year, making it the world’s fastest-growing major polluter.

  • Pankaja Munde

    Pankaja Munde to brief press to clarify stand on corruption allegations

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde will on Wednesday hold a press conference to clarify her stand on the charges of corruption levelled at her. Munde had earlier dismissed the allegations, maintaining that she has not violated any rules. According to reports, all government procurements over Rs three lakh are to be made through e-tenders. However, the Maharashtra Women and Children Development Ministry cleared the overcharged purchase orders for anganwadi schools

  • Barkha Shukla Singh

    AAP ‘clueless’ about governance: Congress

    New Delhi : Critcising the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government over the recently passed Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, Congress leader Barkha Singh Shukla on Wednesday said that the Delhi Government is ‘clueless’ about governance. “These people (AAP) only want to create a ruckus and play the blame game. They do not want to do any concrete work as they don’t know how to. They are clueless about

  • Netherland crash India 7-0 in quarter-finals of HWL

    Antwerp : The Indian women’s hockey team suffered a humiliating 7-0 defeat at the hands of world champions Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the Hockey World League on Tuesday. Indian eves were no match against the Olympic champions Netherlands and were simply outclassed throughout the entire game. The Dutch onslaught began from the opening minute when Naomi van As scored with a deft scoop and from there on didn’t gave the 13th ranked opponent

  • Nalanda: Six arrested in connection with death of school director

    Nalanda (Bihar) : Six people have been arrested in connection with the lynching case in Nalanda, where a school director was beaten to death. Devendra Prasad Sinha, the director of a private residential school here, was thrashed in full public view following the recovery of two bodies of children from a pond close to the institution. The director’s family has demanded a CBI probe into the untoward incident. According to reports, the situation here continues

  • Vasundhara Raje

    Vasundhara Raje should volunteer information on foreign trips

    Lucknow: The Congress on Wednesday opined that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje should volunteer information on foreign trips made by her, after an RTI query revealed that the state government has no information for the same between 2009 to 2013. “Vasundhara ji has been a chief minister and has been the leader of opposition. I believe she should volunteer the information herself. Anyway, all details of foreign trips are mentioned in the passport,

  • Dick Costolo

    Twitter`s outgoing CEO`s warning: Next boss faces complex challenges

    London : Dick Costolo, the outgoing chief executive of Twitter, has warned that the next boss will have to manage an increasingly complex set of geopolitical challenges as well as the demands of Wall Street. The 51-year-old confessed during a farewell interview published on his last day on the job that he underestimated the pressures that going public would place on the company, the Guardian reported. Costolo, who is ending a five-year stint as

  • Heavy rains, landslides kill 10 in West Bengal

    Darjeeling : Heavy rains and the resultant landslides have led to the death of 10 people in West Bengal. According to reports, the incidents occurred in Mirik and Kalimpong in the Darjeeling district of the state. Further details are awaited.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi’s ‘Na Khaayenge, na Khaane denge’ statement a sham

    New Delhi : The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement, wherein he had said that neither he nor his ministers would promote corruption in any way, has proved to be a sham over the charges levelled against Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde and her state colleague Vinod Tawde.

  • Chris Christie jumps into 2016 US presidential fray

    New York: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has launched his bid for the United States presidential elections in 2016, promising to bring back ‘strength and authority’ to the Oval Office. During the launch of his bid, Christie walked up to the stage without a prepared text and vowed to campaign and lead as a ‘colourful teller of hard truths’. He told a gathering of supporters at his alma mater, Livingston High School, “There

  • Lalit Modi

    Lalit Modi now drags Varun into row

    New Delhi: Former IPL chief Lalit Modi has said BJP MP Varun Gandhi met him in London “a few years ago” and offered to “settle everything” with Congress president Sonia Gandhi. “@varungandhi80 came to see me at my house a few years ago and said he can settle everything in @INCIndia with his aunt,” Modi tweeted late Tuesday.  “He wanted me to meet her sister from Italy. I heard him next I

  • PL Punia

    Don’t believe in settling deals with Government in Parliament : PL Punia

    New Delhi : The Congress party on Wednesday denied that it would broker a deal with the government in Parliament on several outstanding issues. “These are baseless reports. We don’t believe in setting deals with the government in Parliament on any issue,” Congress leader PL Punia said. Media reports had earlier speculated that the Congress would look to broker a deal on issues like the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill and the Land

  • Chinese submarine visit to Karachi port no threat to India: Beijing

    Beijing: A Chinese submarine’s visit to Pakistan was in no way a threat to India, according to a military spokesman of the defence ministry here.  Asked by visiting journalists to the Chinese ministry of national defence whether such a visit could be seen as a threat to India, as some commentators have said, Major Jiang Bin, staff officer on Asian Affairs at the ministry, said that military relations between China and Pakistan