Free Press Journal
  • Lalit Modi

    Lalit Modi alleges Rahul Gandhi was beneficiary of his hospitality

    New Delhi: Former IPL chief Lalit Modi has alleged that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and his brother-in-law Robert Vadra were beneficiaries during his tenure as IPL commissioner. Congress sources, however, dismissed the allegations and termed them baseless. Congress leader Ajay Maken said Lalit Modi was trying to help the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

  • Vyapam scam

    Journalist Akshay Singh covering Vyapam scam suddenly takes ill, dies

    Jhabua (MP): A journalist working for a leading Delhi-based news channel today suddenly took ill and died after having interviewed parents of a girl who had been found dead near railway tracks after her name figured in the infamous Vyapam scam of Madhya Pradesh. The incident took place in Meghnagar near Jhabua town.

  • Ryan Harris

    Aussie pacer Ryan Harris announces sudden retirement

    London: Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect on Saturday. Harris said he made the decision to retire following his latest knee injury, acknowledging that he could get no more out of his body.

  • Ahmed Patel

    Not right time for hiking MPs’ pay when jawans, farmers denied dues: Congress

    New Delhi: Taking a dig at the Narendra Modi government in the wake of a proposal for the doubling of MPs’ pay, Congress today said it was “not the right time” to raise lawmakers’ salaries when “farmers and jawans” are not getting their dues. Congress has been targeting the government over the issue of prices of farm produce and has also accused it of working against the interests of jawans by not implementing the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ scheme.

  • lightning-rains

    Uttrakhand government sounds rain alert

    Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government has sounded an alert following the weather department’s warning of heavy rains in several areas, including the routes of the Chardham Yatra. Uttarakhand Disaster Management and Mitigation Centre has forecast heavy rains in several areas of the state for two days starting tomorrow evening. Places like Pauri Gharwal, Almoda, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar are expected to receive 160 mm of rainfall.

  • Bru refugees identification camp closes at Hamsapara, Tripura

    Aizawl: The four-day identification camp for bona fide residents of Mizoram among Bru refugees lodged in Hamsapara relief camp in North Tripura district was closed today. The makeshift verification office at the camp was closed after no one came forward today to be identified as bona fide resident of Mizoram to be repatriated from Tripura, Mizoram Additional secretary for home Lalbiakzama said. Only six people belonging to two families came forward at the Hamsapara camp to be identified on the first day. But, five members

  • Sensex

    Positive macro data, big ticket policies buoy equity markets

    Mumbai: The government’s big ticket flagship programme announcements coupled with a slew of positive macro economic data and factoring-in of the Greek loan default buoyed the Indian equity markets in the week that just concluded. The barometer index of the Indian equities market, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) gained 281 points or 1.01 percent during the weekly trade ended July 3.

  • This Ramadan discover the best Hyderabadi Cuisine

    Popularly known as the city of Nizams, a royal touch to India is the city of Hyderabad. The land of biryani offers gigantic food options. You just can’t turn away from delicacies that will mesmerize you. Foodies keep coming back for the finger licking dishes this city has to offer. You can never miss the Irani chai, Qurbani ka meetha, kahdu ka kheer, paya sorba, phathar ka gosh or seekh kabab. The

  • Kim Kardashian, Kayne West

    Kim Kardashian struggles to coax upset daughter

    Los Angeles: Kim Kardashian says that she had to struggle to coax her daughter North West who went into meltdown because the reality TV star reportedly didn’t agree with her dressing style.  Kim, who is expecting her second child with rapper Kanye West, took to Instagram on Friday to post photographs of her upset daughter and admitted how difficult it was to coax her. She cheekily captioned the image: “The struggle is

  • Boko Haram

    Boko Haram kills nearly 200 in 48 hours of Nigeria slaughter

    Kano: Boko Haram carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria today, locals said, killing nearly 200 people in 48 hours of violence which President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as “inhuman and barbaric”. The militants have staged multiple attacks across restive Borno state since Wednesday, gunning down worshippers at evening Ramadan prayers, shooting women in their homes, and dragging men from their beds in the dead of night. A young female suicide bomber also

  • Airstrikes, Pakistan, terrorist

    Saudi-led air strike on Yemen rebel bastion kills 23

    Sanaa: A Saudi-led air strike on a Huthi Shiite rebel stronghold in Yemen’s northern mountains killed 23 people early today, tribal sources said. The strike targeted a munitions factory in Saqayn, near Saada, the sources said. Coalition aircraft also bombed the rebel-held capital Sanaa, targeting an arms warehouse and the air defence headquarters, witnesses said. The coalition launched air strikes against the rebels in
    March, after the Huthis seized control of much of the country prompting President

  • FTTI protest

    Talks with govt inconclusive; FTIIians to continue their protest

    Pune: Describing their talks with the government as “inconclusive and unsatisfactory”, the FTII’s Students Association (FSA) today said the strike that started on June 12 demanding removal of TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as FTII Governing Council Chairman “will continue”.A ten-member delegation of the FSA led by filmmaker Girish Kasarwalli and oscar-winner Resul Pukutty yesterday had a meeting with I&B minister Arun Jaitley and other officials during which the main demand for removal of Chauhan

  • Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

    Afghan parliament rejects Ashraf Ghani choice for defence post

    Kabul : Afghanistan’s parliament today rejected President Ashraf Ghani’s nominee for defence ministry, a crucial post that has sat vacant for months as stretched security forces fight to secure territory from are vitalised Taliban. In late May, the president had named Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, a top official in the government body overseeing the country’s peace process, to head the ministry.

  • Adani Group

    Adani Group to set up solar park in TN for Rs 4,536-cr

    Chennai: Business conglomerate Adani Group has proposed to set up a solar park in Tamil Nadu tipped to be among the world’s largest at an outlay of Rs 4,536 crore. State-run TANGEDCO (Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation) and Adani Group signed an agreement today in the presence of Chief Minster J Jayalalithaa. “Adani Group has proposed to set up five solar power generation centres with a total capacity of 648 MW in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu

  • Gurudas Kamat

    Congress demands CBI probe in Raje-Dushyant-Lalit Modi deals

    Bharatpur: AICC general secretary Gurudas Kamat today demanded a CBI probe into the alleged money deals worth crores of rupees between Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, her MP son Dushyant Singh and the tainted former IPL chief Lalit Modi. “The black money routed through Lalit Modi was deposited in the accounts of Raje and Dushyant and BJP was silent on the issue of black money”, the Congress leader said here while addressing party workers.

  • ISRO

    ISRO to undertake biggest commercial launch on July 10

    Bengaluru: In the heaviest ever commercial mission undertaken by ISRO and its commercial arm Antrix, the country’s workhorse the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will put in orbit five foreign satellites from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on July 10.

  • LG G4

    LG G4 review: Near perfect flagship

    New Delhi: Remember the time WWE superstar Rey Mysterio became world champion? Can you deny the electricity the Mayweather-Pacquiao contest generated? Well, a David-Goliath battle is being fought at camp Android. LG’s newest smartphone – the G4 – is the best example. The electronics major released the phone at Rs.51,000 ($805) in an attempt to gain the title of the best Android smartphone brand that is currently held by Samsung. Here is

  • Congress MP son arrested in murder case in Amethi

    Amethi: Anant Vikram Singh, son of Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader Sanjay Singh was arrested today in connection with a murder case of a constable here, police said today. Vijay Kumar Mishra, a constable was killed in September last year over a property dispute related to the ownership of Bhupati Bhawan, which is also the crime scene, Superintendent of Police Heera Lal said. In this connection, an FIR was registered against hundreds of persons

  • BlackBerry, Android smartphone

    BlackBerry’s up to Android smartphone

    New York: Blackberry seems to have finally shed all qualms about the Android and is ready to hog the platform. There have been rumours of the possibility of BlackBerry releasing an Android device this year. The device, called Venice, will run Google’s mobile OS and complete suite of apps, Droid Life reported.  According to a leaked press render, the device looks rather elegant, featuring a rounded front display, complete with microUSB, headphone