Free Press Journal
  • SC to hear plea for CBI probe into PDS scam in Chhattisgarh

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court would hear on Monday a plea of a former lawmaker seeking a CBI probe into the alleged scam in the Public distribution System in Chhattisgarh. A bench comprising Justices T S Thaku, V Gopala Gowda and R Banumathi agreed to hear the plea on July 20 along with other similar petitions already listed.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Indian women not encouraged to indulge in sports: Saina Nehwal

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza’s latest Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon is a testament to what Indian women are capable of achieving, but there is a long way to go before change sets in for most women who wish to take up sports as a profession in this country, feels badminton ace Saina Nehwal. In the past few years, the likes of Sania, Dipika Pallikal (squash), Saina, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa (all

  • DDA slapped fine of Rs 5 lakh by National Consumer Commission

    New Delhi: Delhi Development Authority has been slapped with a fine of Rs five lakh by National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission for its “meritless and frivolous litigation” challenging the compensation awarded to an allottee who was given flat in a dilapidated condition. Stating that such unscrupulous acts and “gross abuse of process of law” must be dealt with a heavy hand, Justice V B Gupta also directed DDA to recover the punitive damages

  • Victor Valdes

    No place for Valdes at Manchester United: Louis Van Gaal

    Seattle (Washington): English football club Manchester United’s goalkeeper Victor Valdes will be sold, coach Louis van Gaal said after he refused to play with the reserves. The Spain international was a surprise omission from the squad currently in their pre- season training in the United States. “He (Valdes) doesn’t follow my philosophy. There is no place for someone like that,” Van Gaal was quoted as saying by bbc.co.uk on Wednesday about his

  • Amit Shah

    Amit Shah bats for Bihar development under PM’s leadership

    Patna: Asserting that development is the solution to all problems, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday urged the voters in Bihar to bring his party to power so that ‘jungle raj’ in the state comes to an end.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi know nothing about poverty: BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday alleged that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi does not know anything about the poor as he spends most of his time ‘holidaying’.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Ceasefire violations by Pak: HM calls meet with EAM, Def Min

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today called an urgent meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to review the overall situation in the wake of fresh ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the border in Jammu and Kashmir. The high-level meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held at the Home Ministry in the North Block with National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in attendance.

  • SC seeks Centre’s reply on PIL on Land Acquisition Ordinance

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought the Centre’s reply on a fresh plea of farmers’ organisations challenging the legality of re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance. A bench comprising Justices J S Khehar and Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the central government to file its response to the PIL, filed by farmers body, Delhi Gramin Samaj, in four weeks.

  • Pakistan firing in indian border

    Pak troops target India at various places along IB, LoC

    Jammu: Pakistani troops today pounded a number of places along the International Border and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region with heavy firing and mortars, leaving four persons injured and triggering fear among the villagers, officials said. India lodged a protest with Pakistan while the Indian troops retaliated “effectively” to the cross-border firing which came ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Jammu tomorrow.

  • R K Pachauri

    Pachauri influencing witnesses, cancel bail: police tells HC

    New Delhi: The police today sought cancellation of anticipatory bail to TERI Director General R K Pachauri, accused of sexual harassment, saying he was influencing witnesses and misusing the liberty of bail, a charge denied him.

  • AFSPA withdrawal

    MHA declines to share info on AFSPA in Arunachal

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has declined to share, under the RTI Act, the viewpoints of stakeholders on the declaration of districts in Arunachal Pradesh as disturbed area under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), saying the information was classified which may effect sovereignty and integrity of the country.

  • Nitish Kumar

    RJD workers not enthused by solo picture of Nitish: Raghubansh

    Muzaffarpur: Terming the defeat of the secular alliance in recent Legislative Council polls in Bihar as an “eye-opener”, senior RJD leader Raghubansh Prasad today said party workers were not motivated seeing only Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s pictures on the hoardings and batted for more prominence to Lalu Prasad in Assembly poll campaigns.

  • Jefferson Farfan

    Peru’s Jefferson Farfan to leave Schalke for Al-Jazira

    Schalke: Peruvian international Jefferson Farfan will be leaving Bundesliga side Schalke FC to join Abu Dhabi-based club Al-Jazira, German media reports have said. Farfan is expected to rejoin Schalke on July 23 upon returning from vacation after he participated with the Peruvian national team in the 2015 Copa America in Chile, and then he will complete his transfer to Al-Jazira, reports Efe. Farfan has been playing with Schalke since 2008, while media reports

  • Four killed, three injured in cylinder blast

    Mumbai: Four persons were today killed and three injured, including one seriously, when a LPG cylinder exploded in suburban Santacruz, police said. The blast took place in a slum at Golibar in Santacruz (East). One injured person, who sustained nearly 90 per cent burns in the mishap, was admitted to Kasturba hospital, while the two others hurt were rushed to V N Desai hospital, an official at Santacruz police station said.

  • Tamim Iqbal

    Bangladesh can beat any team in ODI: Tamim Iqbal

    Chittagong: Beating South Africa has given Bangladesh the confidence that it can win against any top One-Day International (ODI) side, batsman Tamim Iqbal has said. Seventh-ranked Bangladesh triumphed against fourth-placed South Africa 2-1 in a three-match series on Wednesday.  The aggressive opener also said the series win was a massive achievement for Bangladesh. They are now capable of beating any major team in international cricket, bdnews24.com reported on Thursday. Chasing 170, Bangladesh

  • Farm loans waiver: Sena attacks ally BJP, opposition

    Mumbai: With farmers’ suicides continuing unabated in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena asked its ruling coalition ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party, whether it had any schemes in place for the benefit of the community.

  • Cabinet nod for expert group to classify caste names

    New Delhi: The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday gave its approval to a proposal to form an expert group under the chairmanship of Niti Aayog vice chairperson Arvind Panagariya to classify caste names returned in the Socio-Economic and Caste Census, 2011 (SECC).

  • Justin Gatlin, Renaud Lavillenie

    Justin Gatlin, Renaud Lavillenie to lead field at Monaco Diamond League

    Monaco: Monaco Diamond League will present on Friday a star-studded field at the Stade Louis II which features this year’s world’s fastest man Justin Gatlin and pole vault record holder Renaud Lavillenie.  A dress rehearsal for next month’s world championships in Beijing, Herculis 2015 will see the 2014 Diamond League winner Gatlin to confront the new European record holder Jimmy Vicaut of France in the men’s 100 metre, reports Xinhua.

  • Gold, silver fall on global cues, low demand

    New Delhi: Gold prices fell by Rs 120 to Rs 26,130 per 10 grams at the bullion market today, largely in tandem with a weakening trend overseas amid low demand from jewellers. Silver too dropped for the fourth day and lost another Rs 480 to Rs 34,700 per kg on poor offtake by industrial units and coin makers.