Free Press Journal
  • Shanta Kumar

    Shanta Kumar embarrasses BJP, says ‘I stand by every word of my letter’

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Shanta Kumar, who has written to party chief minister Amit Shah stating that the Vyapam scam has dented the NDA Government’s image, today said that he stands by every word of his letter. “I have written a letter to my national president of the party. And I stand by every word of my letter. Whatever I had to say, I have written in my letter.

  • Greece, debt crisis

    EU ministers fail to reach migrant redistribution target

    London : European Union ministers have failed to reach a target they agreed upon for the redistribution of 40,000 migrants who reached Italy and Greece. According to BBC, they agreed to start the relocation of 32,000 migrants at a meeting in Brussels. Officials said that the allocation of the remainder will be decided by the end of the year. Around 1,50,000 migrants are believed to have reached Europe after escaping war and poverty zones.

  • Hu Jintao

    Former Chinese president’s Hu Jintao top aide faces corruption charges

    London : A former Chinese aide to ex- president Hu Jintao has been charged with corruption and officially expelled from the Communist Party. According to reports, Ling Jihua is accused of committing sexual misconduct and taking bribes. According to BBC, Ling was  demoted in 2012 after reports came about his son getting killed in a high-speed Ferrari crash in Beijing. His arrest comes amid a crackdown on alleged corruption by current Chinese President Xi Jinping.

  • Sumitra Mahajan

    Arun Jaitley, Rajnath to meet Sumitra Mahajan ahead of Monsoon Session

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu will meet Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday ahead of the Monsoon session. The meeting is scheduled to take place at 11.30 a.m. The Monsoon Session of the Parliament is expected to be stormy affair with the opposition set to take on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government over the Lalit Modi row

  • Kevin Pietersen

    Kevin Pietersen says Ashes defeat at Lord’s `nightmare` for England

    Johannesburg : Out-of-favour batsman Kevin Pietersen has described England’s 405-run defeat in the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord’s as ‘nightmare’ for the Alastair Cook-led side. Chasing a daunting target of 509, England were bundled out for a dismal 103 in mere 37 overs as Australia levelled the five-match series 1-1 in an imperious style. Pietersen said that Lord’s was a nightmare for England, adding that nothing went according to plan for them

  • Ahmet Davutoglu

    Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu vows to boost security post blast

    London: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has vowed to boost the security along the border with Syria, following a bombing in the town of Suruc that killed 30 people. According to BBC, it is believed that the blast was caused by a female suicide bomber belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), said investigators. Turkey is now cracking down on militants after previously ignoring them, according to reports. The blast triggered violent

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Congress should worry about coming down to 44 seats from 400, not chest inches: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi : Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday hit back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his ‘5.6 inch’ chest jibe directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the grand old party should instead worry about how its tally came down from 400 seats to 44 in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. “Parliament should reflect aspirations of people, and discuss all issues. We have nothing to hide. Instead

  • John Kerry

    John Kerry to travel to Cuba in August

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Cuba on August 14 to formally re-designate the US Interests Section to American Embassy in Havana as the two countries re-established diplomatic relationship after a gap of more than five decades.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Mahila Congress to protest against NDA Government Rahul Gandhi  likely to join

    New Delhi: The Mahila Congress will be holding a protest at Jantar Mantar against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government on Tuesday. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is also likely to join the protest. On Monday, Congress leader Shobha Oza had said that Mahila Congress workers from all across the nation will gherao Parliament on the first day of the monsoon session. On Sunday, top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders met at the Prime Minister`s

  • rape

    14-year-old girl gang raped in UP

    Badaun, (Uttar Pradesh): A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped in a village under Kadar Chowk police station area of Badaun district. According to police officials, the incident happened when the victim had gone to attend the call of nature in a field late on Saturday night. Three youths, including son of a Samajwadi Party (OBC wing) district president, allegedly kidnapped the girl and gang raped her. An FIR under relevant sections of IPC has

  • Yakub Memon

    Supreme Court to hear Yakub Memon’s curative petition today

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court will today hear the curative petition filed by 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict and death row convict Yakub Memon who is currently lodged in the Nagpur central jail. Memon has been sentenced to death in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. On July 27th, 2007, Memon was sentenced to death by Justice (Retd) P D Kode, who was then the special judge of the court set

  • China to be world’s third largest n-generating country

    Washington: China is expected to become the world’s third largest nuclear generating nation around 2017, pushed by its national target against climate change, said US energy information administration (EIA).  To fight against climate change, Chinese government set a goal to increase the share of non-fossil fuels in its primary energy consumption to 15 percent by 2020, according to the China National Plan for Climate Change (2014-2020) released last year, reported Xinhua. “To

  • Jules Bianchi

    FIA retires car number 17 to honour Jules Bianchi

    London : The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has announced that late Formula One driver Jules Bianchi’s car number would be retired as a mark of respect to the Frenchman. The 25-year-old passed away last Friday after succumbing to brain injuries sustained in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5. The Motorsport governing body’s president Jean Todt said that as F1 car numbers are now personally chosen by each driver, the

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Its Congress’ old habit to ‘make noise’: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    New Delhi : Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that the Congress party only knows how to ‘make noise’ in Parliament sessions and added that the party only wants to create ‘disturbance’. Naqvi said that the present government wants discussion, whereas the opposition only wants disturbance. “We want a discussion and the opposition wants disturbance. As far as Congress is concerned, they have a lot

  • Greece

    Greece repays 2 bn euro arrears to IMF

    London : Greece has cleared overdue debt repayments of 2.05 billion euros and the country is not in arrears any longer, confirmed the International Monetary Fund (IMF). According to BBC, the repayments, and another for 4.2 billion euros to the European Central Bank (ECB) due on Monday, came following the short-term loan of 7 billion euros made by EU to Greece. Cash-strapped Greece missed one repayment to the IMF in June and another earlier

  • Sensex Recovers

    Sensex recovers 46 points in choppy trade; Infosys climbs 7.75%

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 46 points in early volatile trade today as IT sector stocks surged after Infosys reported a 5 per cent growth in net profit for the first quarter of 2015-16. A firm trend on other Asian markets following overnight gains in the US markets also triggered buying by participants. The 30-share barometer, which had shed 43.19 points in the previous session, rose by 46.71 points, or 0.16 per cent, at

  • Foreign tourist, South Korea

    Number of foreign visitors to South Korea drops

    Seoul: The number of foreign tourists visiting South Korea tumbled 41 percent in June from a year earlier following the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a tourism agency data showed on Tuesday. The number of foreign visitors to the country shrank from 1,273,627 in June 2014 to 750,925 a year later, according to the Korea Tourism Organization. It marked the first time in 25 months that the monthly figure declined,

  • Rupee down

    Rupee down 5 paise to 63.71 against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai : The rupee depreciated by five paise to 63.71 against the dollar in early trade today due to rise in greenback against other currencies overseas. The increased demand for the US currency from importers also impacted the rupee sentiment, dealers said. The dollar gained against other currencies overseas on expectations of increase in interest rates by the US Federal Reserve in coming months. The rupee had lost 19 paise to close at three-week low

  • Sensex up

    Sensex gains 61 points in early trade

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Tuesday was trading at 61.31 points or 0.22 percent up during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading at 14 points or 0.16 percent up at 8,617.45 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,381.82 points, was trading at 28,481.43 points (at 9.21

  • Narendra Modi

    Value our deep-rooted ties with Belgium: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted Belgians on their National Day, saying India has always valued its deep-rooted ties with Belgium. “National Day greetings to the people of Belgium. We have always valued our strong and deep-rooted ties with Belgium,” he said in a message. “I am sure India and Belgium will enhance their cooperation even further which will benefit the people of our nations,” he added.