Free Press Journal
  • MHA bars journos from meeting senior officers other than spokesperson

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry today barred journalists from meeting senior officials other than the spokesperson and came out with a set of guidelines on dissemination of information to the media. In the order, the Home Ministry said that the Additional Director General (Media) will be the single point for dissemination of all publicity material to the media including clarifications sought by journalists.

  • R K Pachauri

    R K Pachauri sacked as TERI chief

    Bengaluru: Renowned climate scientist R K Pachauri, who is battling charges of sexual harassment by a junior colleague, was today sacked as chief of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) by its top decision making body.

  • Valson Thampu

    Irani meets St Stephen’s molestation victim, issues directives to DU

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani today met the St Stephen’s College molestation victim and later asked Delhi University to ensure that the girl gets her stipend and unrestricted access to the lab, and that her research supervisor is immediately changed. The research scholar of St Stephen’s College, who has accused a college professor of molesting her, met the minister, along with CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat, during which the minister assured

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    2nd defamation case filed against Kejriwal for ‘Thulla’ remark

    New Delhi: One more Delhi Police constable today filed a criminal defamation case in a court here against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his ‘thulla’ remark, a slang to refer to policemen. The complaint was filed by a constable, posted at Lajpat Nagar police station here, who claimed that he was very much mentally disturbed and felt very insulted and defamed by Kejriwal’s remark.

  • train accident

    Train rams three-wheeler near Dhaka, 8 killed

    Dhaka: At least eight persons, including three children, were killed in Bangladesh when a train rammed their vehicle at an unmanned railway crossing near here today. The accident took place when the train from Dhaka hit the three-wheeler the victims were travelling in at suburban Gazipur.

  • Nawaz-Sharif

    Pak SC rejects probe against Sharif rigging in 2013 polls

    Islamabad: In a huge relief for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, a high-level probe by the Supreme Court today absolved his party of allegedly rigging the 2013 general election which the PML-N won by a landslide. The judicial commission constituted to investigate claims of rigging by the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), concluded that the polls “were in large part organised and conducted fairly and in accordance with the law”.

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    ‘Putin wants me for economy minister’: Berlusconi

    Rome: Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to give Silvio Berlusconi Russian citizenship — and the job of economy minister — the disgraced Italian billionaire politician was quoted as saying today. “In Italy, I have been relegated to the sidelines, but Putin has told me he is willing to give me citizenship, and entrust me with running the economy ministry,” La Stampa newspaper quoted him as saying at a dinner party.

  • Boko Haram

    Bombs kill 29 as Nigerian leader says US hampering fight

    Lagos: Bomb blasts at two bustling bus stations killed 29 people and wounded 105, officials said today after Nigeria’s new president warned that the US refusal to sell his country strategic weapons is “aiding and abetting” Boko Haram. Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency called today for urgent blood donations to treat 105 wounded people, according to spokesman Sani Datti who said at least 29 bodies have been recovered.

  • Athiya Shetty

    Athiya Shetty feels ‘blessed’ with ‘Hero’ response

    Mumbai: Actress Athiya Shetty, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Nikhil Advani’s directorial “Hero”, says she is feeling “blessed” with the response to the film’s trailer.

  • Salim MErchant

    Armaan, Amaal remind me of Salim-Sulaiman: Salim Merchant

    Mumbai: Composer Salim Merchant says Armaan and Amaal Malik remind him of his Salim-Sulaiman team. “Armaan and Amaal Malik remind me of Salim-Sulaiman,” Salim said at the birthday bash of Amaan Malik.

  • Parineeti Chopra

    What made Parineeti Chopra cry?

    Mumbai: Actress Parineeti Chopra says she cried a lot while watching Neeraj Ghaywan directorial “Masaan”. “I cried a lot inside the theatre,” Parineeti said at a special screening of the film here on Wednesday night.

  • Additional spectrum case: Court dismisses pleas on jurisdiction

    New Delhi: A special 2G court today dismissed the “frivolous” pleas of two telecom firms, chargesheeted in the 2002 additional spectrum allocation case, challenging its jurisdiction to deal with the matter, saying the grounds taken were nothing but an exercise in “taxonomical absurdity”. The court also imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 each on the two accused firms, M/s Hutchison Max (P) Ltd and M/s Sterling Cellular Ltd, observing that pleas filed by

  • Gold sparkles after 3-day heavy dive; regains 25,000-level

    Mumbai: Snapping three-day losses, gold staged a resounding comeback today to rise by Rs 215 and reclaimed the Rs 25,000-mark at the bullion hub here. The reversal was fuelled by a mild rebound in overseas markets where gold snapped a 10-day losing streak despite softer tone in the US dollar.

  • Draft financial code proposes committee on policy rate

    New Delhi: Suggesting major reform in financial sector, the government today issued revised draft of the Indian Financial Code (IFC) which proposes a monetary policy committee headed by RBI ‘chairperson’ to decide on key interest rates by majority vote. As per the revised IFC draft, the RBI should chase the annual retail inflation target to be decided by the government in consultation the central bank every three years. “Inflation target for each financial

  • Virender Sehwag

    Ind-Lanka Test series will be a close one, says Sehwag

    Lucknow: Out-of-favour India opener Virender Sehwag today said India’s upcoming tour to Sri Lanka will be a closely-fought affair but hoped the visitors would emerge on top in the three-Test rubber, starting August 12 in Galle. “There are many young and talented players in the team and the contest is going to be a close one,” Sehwag said during a promotional event here.

  • Australia ‘A’ recover after Ojha strikes for India ‘A’

    Chennai: India ‘A’ left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha struck thrice in quick succession but Australia ‘A’ recovered from the setbacks to reach 185/4 at stumps on Day 2 of the first four-day cricket match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Thursday.

  • Axar Patel is at best a roller of the ball: Gavaskar

    New Delhi: In a stinging criticism, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar today said that young left-arm spinner Axar Patel was not Test cricket material and was at best “a roller of the ball” who was very much predictable. Gavaskar said that 21-year-old spinner was “not the next big thing of Indian cricket” and could not be considered as a specialist spinner in Test cricket because he does not turn the ball.

  • ‘Ronaldo’s competitive streak key to his greatness’

    Madrid: Real Madrid head coach Rafael Bentiez on Thursday defended the attitude of Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese star striker showed his anger in leaving a practice match during the side’s tour of Australia.

  • PMG sign promising deal with Sarfaraz Khan

    Mumbai: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar owned Professional Management Group (PMG) today announced the signing of promising batting talent Sarfaraz Khan on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The deal will see PMG, headed by Gavaskar and co-owned by Sam Balsara, chairperson Madison World and Noomi Mehta, chairperson and managing director Selvel One Group, manage 17-year-old Sarfaraz’s all commercial dealings.

  • Narendra Modi

    Indo-Bangla talks underway on sharing of Teesta, Feni waters

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed to Bangladesh that deliberations are underway for conclusion of an interim agreement on sharing waters of rivers Teesta and Feni as soon as possible, the Centre said today. Union Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said this in reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

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