Free Press Journal
  • Alexis Tsipras

    Greek government suffers defections as austerity vote looms

    Athens: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced a rising wave of hostility from members of his own party today ahead of a parliament vote on an austerity bill that condemns the country to years of spending cuts but is required to get a new bailout package. The raft of consumer tax increases and pension reforms has led to growing anger among Greece’s governing left-wing Syriza party, while the country’s civil servants’ union voiced

  • China beats expectations: Posts 7 per cent GDP growth in Q2  

    Beijing: China’s GDP grew by 7 per cent in the second quarter, its weakest growth since the global financial crisis in 2009, beating forecast of a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy rattled by the recent stock market crash and falling exports. In the first half of this year, the gross domestic product (GDP) hit 29.7 trillion yuan (USD 4.9 trillion) up 7 per cent year-on-year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data

  • 1,306 villages electrified in Arunachal

    Itanagar: Around 1,306 villages in Arunachal Pradesh have been electrified while 2,090 villages are yet to get electricity, state Power (Electrical) Minister Tanga Byaling today informed the assembly. Responding to a question by BJP member Japu Deru in the assembly during question hour regarding electrification under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), Byaling informed that 2,090 un-electrified villages would be covered under the scheme.

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    Register cases against former corrupt ministers: BJP

    Jammu: The BJP today demanded that cases be lodged against former ministers of the state belonging to the Congress and National Conference against whom there are allegations of corruption. “As there are allegations on more corrupt former ministers belonging to Congress and NC government, all such elements should be booked under law of the land”, BJP State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi told reporters here.

  • Maoists, Jharkhand

    Judicial custody of 5 Maoists extended

    Coimbatore: The judicial custody of five Maoists, lodged in the Central jail here, was today extended till July 22 by a court. District Sessions Judge Pongiyappan extended the remand when the Maoists, arrested two months ago from Karumathampatti on the city outskrits, were produced before him on expiry of the earlier remand.

  • Anna Hazare protests

    Hazare to join ex-servicemen protest on ‘Vijay Diwas’

    New Delhi:) Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday said he would join ex-servicemen in their protest against delay in implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on the occasion of ‘Vijay Diwas’ on July 26.

  • Ebola

    Liberia confirms 2nd Ebola death in resurgent outbreak

    Monrovia (Liberia): Liberia’s health minister says that a second person has died from Ebola in the latest resurgence of the deadly disease. Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah told The Associated Press the woman in her early 20s who died on July 12 was linked to the 17-year-old boy who died last month. Three other confirmed cases are being treated in Monrovia. He said some of the more than 120 people under observation in Nedowein, southeast of Monrovia,

  • Naroda Patiya, riot case, 2002

    Guj HC bench recuses from Naroda Patiya riots case

    Ahmedabad: A two-member Gujarat High Court bench today recused itself from hearing appeals in Naroda Patiya case of 2002 riots, with the judges saying that some of the accused tried to approach them. Justices M R Shah and K S Jhaveri today ordered, “Not before me”, withdrawing themselves from hearing appeals of around 29 convicts including former state minister Mayaben Kodnani and former Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Babu Bajrangi, who have challenged their

  • HC seeks reply of Centre on plea against AIIMS CVO appointment

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today asked the government, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and AIIMS to respond to a plea seeking quashing of “illegal” appointment of the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the premier medical institute. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath issued notices to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Secretary of the CVC and the Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS),

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Anirban Lahiri not allowing stage to get to him at St Andrews

    St Andrews (Scotland): India’s Anirban Lahiri may be playing at the Old Course at St Andrews for the first time in his career, but he is not allowing the stage, the atmosphere and the history of the place to intimidate him. Having played two Open Championships before this one — he even had a hole-in-one on his debut in 2012 at Muirfield -– besides once each at the Augusta National, US Open and the

  • J P Nadda

    Govt considering expansion of positions at AIIMS: Nadda

    New Delhi: In wake of the rising number of patients at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the government is “actively” considering major expansion in faculty and non-faculty positions at the institution, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said today.

  • Over 1 lakh lawyers abstain from work in Bihar

    Patna: More than one lakh advocates across Bihar including those in the Patna High Court abstained from work today in support of their demand to allow state vigilance in subordinate judiciary to curb ‘prevailing corruption.’ Due to the one-day stir, over 10,000 lawyers in Patna High Court did not attend courts today while the situation was similar in district courts across the state.

  • Anurag Kashyup

    I wish I had directed ‘Masaan’: Anurag Kashyap

    Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap loved Neeraj Ghaywan’s “Masaan” so much that he wishes he had directed the movie. Kashyap is a producer on the movie, which premiered in Cannes Film Festival and went on to win two awards there — FIPRESCI, International Jury of Film Critics prize and Promising Future prize in the Un Certain Regard section.

  • Sunday Oliseh

    Nigeria set to unveil Sunday Oliseh as new football coach

    Lagos (Nigeria): The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is set to unveil former player Sunday Oliseh as its new national team coach. Oliseh would formally take over later on Wednesday the vacant job of head coach of the “Super Eagles”, a position previously occupied by his former teammate Stephen Keshi, reports Xinhua. Keshi’s appointment was terminated by the federation on July 4. Oliseh started his professional career as a defensive midfielder with Julius Berger

  • FArhan Akhtar

    Farhan Akhtar to spread awareness about influenza

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, also a father of two, has been roped in as the cause ambassador of Sanofi Pasteur India’s flu awareness campaign. The Rock On!! star will spread awareness about influenza prevention through vaccination.

  • Alexis Sanchez

    Alexis Sanchez is mentally weak: Uruguayan defender Jorge Fucile

    Montevideo: Uruguay defender Jorge Fucile has blasted Chile striker Alexis Sanchez over his conduct, accusing him of being “mentally weak”.  Sanchez recently played a stellar role in guiding his country to the Copa America title, its first major football trophy in 99 years. But his superb display didn’t quite win over everyone’s affections as Fucile launched an astonishing attack on the star.

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    Had a special bonding with Amjad Khan: Amitabh Bachchan

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has revealed he and his “Sholay” co-star Amjad Khan had a great friendship that withstood difficult times. Bachchan, 72, who launched the book written by Amjad’s son Shadaab, said he recollected the memories of his first meeting with the late actor on the sets of the 1975 blockbuster. “… A journey filled with happiness and joy and togetherness and trying times and difficult times. But the intensity of our

  • Luis-Enrique

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique looking to surpass last season’s success

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona’s Spanish coach Luis Enrique has hoped wantaway striker Pedro Rodriguez would stay with the team, adding the club is focusing on winning six trophies next season. “Pedro’s situation is very clear: I don’t want anyone from the squad to leave. I have always highlighted his performances and I hope to maintain our relationship. It is the player who has to decide,” Enrique was quoted as saying by Barcelona’s official website

  • Intex iRist Watch

    Intex launches iRist watch at MWC Shanghai

    Shanghai: Intex Technologies, the Indian handset-manufacturer launched their own Android-based wearable smartwatch named ‘iRist’ at a price of Rs.11,999.