Free Press Journal
  • Lalit Modi

    Lok Sabha adjourned till noon over Lalit Gate uproar

    New Delhi : The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till noon amid massive opposition uproar over the Lalit Modi controversy. Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Veerappa Moily had earlier moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha over the issue. “We have moved an adjournment motion, let us see whether the speaker is going to permit us to discuss. We are also seeking resignation of Sushma Swaraj ji, Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan,”

  • GST bill

    Report on GST bill tabled

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha Select Committee on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill presented its report on Wednesday in the upper house.  The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, was sent to a 21-member committee headed by BJP leader Bhupender Yadav in May.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Monsoon embarrassment: Shivraj Singh Chouhan responds to Shanta Kumar’s charges

    New Delhi :  The last thing the BJP wanted on the first day of the monsoon session was a revolt from within. In what created a lot of embarrassment for the entire BJP leadership, veteran parliamentarian and former chief minister Shanta Kumar said the ‘party head hangs in shame’ due to the Vyapam scam and other charges.

  • Nagpur Metro

    Nagpur Metro to construct multi-storey complex at junctions

    Nagpur: The Nagpur Metro Railway has decided to exploit the commercial opportunities at the two main junctions of North-South and East-West corridor where a multi-storey station complex will come up, a top official said.

  • Pluto Heart

    NASA probe finds second mountain range in Pluto’s ‘heart’

    Washington: The New Horizons probe has found a second mountain range situated between bright, icy plains and dark, heavily-cratered terrain on the lower-left edge of Pluto. The new, less lofty mountain range lies near the bright, heart-shaped southwestern margin of Pluto’s Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region). The newly-discovered frozen peaks are estimated to be one-1.5 kms high, about the same height as the US’ Appalachian Mountains.

  • Guillermo Tofoni

    Brazil-Argentina US friendly cancelled as FIFA probe fallout

    Sao Paulo:  A friendly between Brazil and Argentina planned in the United States in September has been cancelled as part of the fallout from the investigation into alleged corruption involving FIFA. The head of the company handling logistics for the Argentine national team told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the match has been called off as the two Argentine businessmen who own Full Play, a sports marketing company which had rights for the friendly, remain

  • Police vehicle tried to run me over, claims AAP’s Dilip Pandey

    New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Dilip Pandey has claimed that he had a narrow escape late on Tuesday night when a police vehicle tried to run him over. “As I was leaving police station, right outside the police station a police vehicle tried to run me over,” Pandey told ANI. “This was really disturbing. We have lodged a complaint with the police and we will follow it up,” he added. Pandey further

  • Sepp Blatter

    FIFA faces long struggle to pass reforms

    Zurich: The high-profile person, who will head up the task force established to fine tune crucial reforms of football’s scandal-hit world governing body FIFA will be named very soon a source close to the organisation’s leadership said.

  • Ban Ki-moon

    UN observer group looking into Pakistan ceasefire complaint

    United Nations: The UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) is looking into Pakistan’s complaints about ceasefire violations by India, a UN spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.  Replying to a reporter’s question, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said Tuesday, “If one or the other parties asks the UN observer mission, UNMOGIP, to observe complaints about a ceasefire violation, it will follow up on that, and that is what it is

  • Barack Obama

    Risk of war in Middle East without Iran nuclear deal: Barack Obama

    Washington: A risk of war in the Middle East looms large in the absence of an Iranian nuclear deal which was achieved last week, US President Barack Obama has said as he exhorted the Republican-controlled Congress to approve it.

  • Rupee down

    Rupee down 4 paise to 63.59 against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee fell marginally by 4 paise to 63.59 against the US currency in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market today due to fresh demand for the dollar from importers. The dollar strengthened against other major currencies overseas, impacting the rupee sentiments here, dealers said. Fresh demand for dollar from importers and a lower opening in the domestic equity market also weighed on rupee. The rupee had bounced back by 11 paise to close

  • Sensex down

    Sensex sheds 50 points in early trade

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was on Wednesday was trading at 49.92 points or 0.18 percent down during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading at 8.65 points or 0.10 percent down at 8,520.80 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,159.42 points, was trading at 28,132.22 points (at 9.24

  • Barack Obama hopes to persuade India, China on climate change

    Washington: In the remaining 18 months of his presidency, one of the major goals of President Barack Obama is to persuade India and China to agree to US proposals on climate change. “That’s my goal,” Obama told the popular Daily Show when asked what he plans to achieve in the remaining 18 months of his second term. “The way I’m feeling right now is, I’ve got 18 months,” he said. Obama said he hopes to

  • Australian airlines

    Australian airlines cancel flights to Bali due to volcano

    Sydney: Jetstar and Virgin Australia airlines have announced they will again cancel all flights to and from the Indonesian holiday Island of Bali on Wednesday due to volcanic ash plume. “We continue to monitor the situation closely. The safety of our guests and crew is our highest priority and we will keep customers updated as new information becomes available,” Xinhua news agency quoted Virgin Australia as saying in a statement.

  • Dilip Pandey

    Delhi Police tried to mow me down, charges AAP leader

    New Delhi : The slugfest between the Delhi Police and the rulers of Delhi — the Aam Aadmi Party — had clearly crossed the threshold of decency and propriety. In a fresh litany of allegations, Aam Aadmi Party leader Dilip Pandey has alleged that a Delhi Police van tried to knock him down while he was briefing journalists outside a Delhi police station on Tuesday night. He told a wire

  • Airstrikes, Pakistan, terrorist

    Leader of al-Qaeda cell in Syria killed in airstrike

    Washington: A US-led coalition air strike has killed a senior al-Qaeda leader in northern Syria who has been accused of plotting attacks against America and its allies, the Pentagon has said. “Muhsin al-Fadhli, a longtime al-Qaeda operative, was killed in a kinetic strike on July 8 while traveling in a vehicle near Sarmada, Syria,” Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said. Fadhli was the leader of Al-Qaeda’s Khorasan Group which was plotting attacks against the United States and

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Sushma Swaraj to spill beans about Congress leader

    New Delhi : Taking the Congress headlong by exposing the party’s dual standards on corruption, Union Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Wednesday morning that she would reveal in Parliament the name of a senior Congress leader who lobbied with her for a diplomatic passport for a coal scam accused leader.

  • Susan Rice

    US, Pakistan discuss regional stability

    Washington: Top officials of US and Pakistan have stressed on achieving peace and stability in South-Asia and pledged to increase bilateral cooperation for its accelerated economic development. NSA Susan Rice had met with Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, at the White House yesterday. Rice in her meeting with Fatemi appreciated their “positive approach and outreach” to its neighbors as part of Nawaz Sharif’s vision of a peaceful neighborhood, a statement by