Free Press Journal
  • Sadananda Gowda

    Vyapam scam: Asking the PM to answer on ‘silly issue’ is unfair: Sadananda Gowda

    Udaipur : Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday said that the concerned ministers and party president have given their responses with regard to the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, and added that for each ‘silly issue’, asking the Prime Minister to answer was unfair. “The state has initiated probe. The deaths are a matter of concern, but law and order is state subject. See, the Prime Minister need not answer on silly

  • TDP wins Prakasam MLC poll

    Ongole (AP):  Telugu Desam Party candidate Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy today won the Prakasam district’s MLC election under local bodies quota. Magunta bagged 724 votes while YSR Congress candidate Atla Chinna Venkata Reddy secured only 13 votes. Besides, 17 votes were declared invalid, returning officer Hari Jawaharlal said. The counting began at the Ongole Municipal Corporation office and was completed in 45 minutes. District Collector Sujatha Sharma, Superintendent of Police C Srikanth and the Returning Officer monitored the

  • Pakistan PMO likely to raise Modi’s statement on Bangladesh creation at UN

    Karachi : The Pakistan Prime Minister Office is considering a move to take up the issue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement about the creation of Bangladesh and “Indian interference” in the country at the United Nations. According to the Dawn, in his speech delivered at Dhaka University last month, Modi publicly accepted the Indian Government and its people’s role in the creation of Bangladesh in 1971. A close aide to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz

  • Arda Turan

    Barca signs Turkey captain Arda Turan for 24 m pounds

    London : Turkey captain Arda Turan has been signed by Barcelona from Atletico Madrid for an initial fee of 24 million pounds. The La Liga champions, however, have insisted that the deal for the midfielder could reach 29 million pounds with potential add-ons, the BBC reports. However, with Barcelona facing ban in which they are unable to register new players until 2016, Turan will not be able to play for the club until January. Barcalona

  • RBI

    RBI to conduct nine-day variable rate reverse repo auction under LAF

    Mumbai : The Reserve Bank of India will conduct a nine-day variable rate reverse repo auction for a notified amount of Rs.30,000 crores today. As per an RBI press release, the auction will be conducted between 4 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. as per the revised guidelines on Term Repo Auctions issued on February 13, 2014. Successful offers will get the allotment at their respective offered rates. Offers at or above the repo rate will

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Manohar Parrikar likely to meet protesters demanding OROP

    New Delhi : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to meet protesters who are demanding implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) here today, a television channel has reported. Parrikar’s expected meeting comes in the wake of other media reporting that ex-servicemen organisations are planning to show black flags to Parikkar when he visits Mohali, Punjab, on July 12. They have also reportedly indicated that they will boycott a Punjab Government function that

  • Bobby Jindal

    Nations like India, Vietnam desperate for US leadership: Bobby Jindal

    Washington: Thrashing the foreign policy of the Obama Administration, Republican presidential aspirant Bobby Jindal has sought steps by the US to take the mantel of global leadership, saying even non-aligned nations like India and Vietnam are desperate and hungry for American leadership. “We would work not only with our allies, like Japan and South Korea and Taiwan. We’d work with non-aligned countries like India and Vietnam that are desperate and hungry for American leadership,” 44-year-old

  • The advertising Club_adclub-logo

    The Advertising Club to host the Media Review 2015 & AdAsia Roadshow

    The Advertising Club will be organizing one of its popular annual events, Media Review on Tuesday, 21st July, 2015 at 6 pm at the Imperial Hall, 8th Floor, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel, Mumbai. The speakers who have agreed to make a presentation and later be a part of the panel discussion are Shashi Sinha, Meenakshi Menon, Punitha Arumugam & Pradeep Dwivedi.

  • Media watchdog calls for probe into death of Indian journalist

    Washington: A US-based media watchdog has demanded a credible and thorough investigation into the mysterious death of TV journalist Akshay Singh while covering the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. “The Indian government should do its utmost to investigate the death of journalist Akshay Singh in a credible and thorough manner,” demanded Committee to Protect Journalist Asia Research Associate Sumit Galhotra. “Given the recent spike in the number of journalist deaths in the country, authorities should dedicate their efforts

  • Indian scientist helps find breakthrough malaria cure

    London: An Indian scientist, who suffered from malaria as a child, is among a group of top international scientists which has identified a key protein that if targeted stops the disease, paving the way for new treatments. Dr Mahmood Alam, from Lohardaga in Jharkhand, is among the authors of the new study published in the journal ‘Nature Communications’ today. Alam and others at the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) Toxicology Unit based at the University of

  • Milinda Siriwardana Sachith Pathirana

    Sri Lanka pick two rookies for Pakistan ODIs

    Pallekele: Sri Lanka today selected uncapped Milinda Siriwardana and Sachith Pathirana in a 15-man squad for the one-day series against Pakistan starting on July 11. Both players are all-rounders who bowl left-arm spin, leaving no room for veteran spinner Rangana Herath in the squad to be led by Angelo Mathews. The five-match series opens in Dambulla, with other games to be played in Pallekele (July 15), Colombo (July 19, 22) and Hambantota (July 26). The squad

  • Arun Sarin

    Former Vodafone Group CEO Arun Sarin joins Ola Board

    New Delhi: Taxi-hailing app Ola has roped in former Vodafone Group CEO Arun Sarin on its Board as an Independent Director. Sarin will contribute in an advisory role to Ola’s overall business strategy that will further drive growth and leadership in the market, Ola said in a statement. “Arun brings a global perspective and a strong understanding of emerging markets like India. His experience in management and in growing large companies is invaluable to Ola,” Ola Co-founder and

  • Woman beaten to death by ‘exorcist’ in UP

    Baghpat: A 20-year-old woman was beaten to death allegedly by an ‘exorcist’ in Zonmana village here, police said today. The woman had been suffering from severe headaches for which her husband and a relative took her to an 18-year-old girl in the village, practicing exorcism for treatment, SP Sharad Sachan said. The victim was kept in a room and beaten with lathis the whole night resulting to her death, the SP said. The woman’s husband, relative and

  • Digvijay Singh

    Vyapam scam: SC to hear Digvijay Singh’s plea on Jul 9

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on July 9 the plea of Congress leader Digvijay Singh and three whistleblowers seeking an apex court-monitored CBI probe into the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. “We can fix all the matters together. It will come on July 9,” a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and justices Arun Kumar Mishra and Amitava Roy said. Singh and whistleblowers — Ashish Chaturvedi, Dr Anand Rai and Prashant Pandey

  • Nine people including two policemen injured in UP clash

    Muzaffarnagar: At least nine people, including two policemen, were injured in a clash allegedly between two groups over a minor dispute in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district, police said today. The incident happened last night when a quarrel between two children escalated into a brawl between two families Kairana town of the district, according to ASP V K Mishra. The clash turned violent when both sides resorted to swords, lathis and stone-pelting upon each other, he said. Later,

  • CAG damns CBFC’s functioning

    Mumbai: A CAG report has slammed the Censor Board for flouting several norms and converting 172 “A” category certified films into “UA” category films and 166 films of “UA” category into “U” category films during 2012-15 without taking any law or provision into account, according to an RTI query. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) also severely indicted the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for fabrication of documents and favouritism while issuing film certificates.

  • Army jawan’s body found on railway tracks

    Muzaffarnagar: Body of an army jawan was found on railway tracks near Ambeta village in Shamli district after he allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train, police said today. 30-year-old Somender took the extreme step under Bhawan police station. His body was found yesterday on the railway tracks situated near the village, they said. The Army personal was posted in Ambala and had come to his village Choura on vacation, police said. The body has been

  • Benazir Bhutto

    Key witness in Benazir Bhutto’s killing turns hostile

    Islamabad: A key witness in Pakistan’s former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s murder case has retracted from his earlier statement during cross examination before the Anti-Terrorism Court, media reported on Tuesday. Prosecution witness, retired SSP Imtiaz, a key security official of Bhutto, on Monday withdrew his earlier statement before Judge Rai Mohammad Ayub Marth who is hearing the case. Imtiaz told the ATC that a foolproof security cover was provided to Bhutto outside Liaqat Bagh

  • Twitter, Balloons

    Twitter to shower users with balloons on birthdays

    New York: If it is your birthday, Twitter will not only make sure that you get happy birthday messages but also animated balloons in your Twitter handle. The micro-blogging site has introduced an option to set your date of birth in its settings menu that will appear on your profile page.  “Starting today (July 6), you will be able to show your birthday on your Twitter profile,” a Twitter blog post read. To

  • Maharashtra Zilla Parishad polls shows BJP losing ground among Maharashtra voters

    Mumbai: The recently held Zilla Parishad polls in Bhandara and Gondia districts of Maharashtra indicates that the BJP is losing ground among voters in the state, while the performance of Congress and NCP, which were decimated in the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, has improved. The Nationalist Congress Party led by Sharad Pawar has emerged as the strongest party in the Gondia ZP poll after it won 20 seats, followed by the Congress, that won 16.