Free Press Journal
  • Shashi Tharoor

    Snubbed by Sonia, Tharoor earns Modi’s praise

    New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who got an earful from his party chief Sonia Gandhi yesterday, received accolades today from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his skills in public speaking, leaving political tongues wagging on the timing of the praise. Modi showered praise on Tharoor, the only Congress MP present at a function organised by the Lok Sabha Speaker for MPs, while talking about the need for free airing of views on

  • Greenpeace India

    Green Peace India sees MHA’s hand in TN notice, to move court

    New Delhi: Hitting back, Greenpeace India today said it will move court against Tamil Nadu government’s notice threatening cancellation of its registration and alleged that the “perversely framed and maliciously designed” charges were levelled at the behest of Union Home Ministry.

  • curfew

    Curfew continues for 3rd day in Rajouri

    Jammu: Curfew continued to remain in force in Rajouri for the third consecutive day today with the authorities deciding to relax it for two hours in the evening. “Curfew remains to be in place for the third day today. As the situation during the day remained normal, we are going to relax it for two hours in the evening,” Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri, Deepti Uppal, told PTI.

  • Mukul Rohatgi

    Quashing defamation laws will lead to “anarchy”: Centre to SC

    New Delhi: Setting aside the penal defamation laws would lead to “anarchy” and no “orderly society” can have a situation where everybody can say anything against anybody, the Centre today told the Supreme Court, pitching for its retention in the statute book. “Does the freedom of speech and expression necessarily mean that one can say anything about anybody? Can any orderly society have this kind of behavioural norms?

  • 10 Indian companies in Forbes Asia Fabulous 50 list

    New York: As many as 10 Indian companies, including Aurobindo Pharma, HCL Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, and HDFC Bank, have made it to the Forbes Asia Fabulous 50 list. India has the second-highest number of companies on the list for the fifth year in a row, Forbes said in the list released today. Forbes further said that the Fab 50’s brightest star, over the decade, was India’s HDFC Bank. The bank has made

  • Rajasthan plans land acquisition bill

    Jaipur: With Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit drawing closer, the state government is now planning to come out with a land acquisition bill in the next assembly session likely to be held in next two months, an official said.

  • Sony Bravia

    Sony launches slimmest Android LED 4K TV in Bravia series

    New Delhi: Japanese electronics major Sony’s India arm on Thursday introduced five new series of smart Bravia TVs and the slimmest LED TV that will run on Google’s Android operating system.

  • Harish Rawat

    Uttarakhand BJP demands Rawat’s resignation on liquor scam

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand BJP today demanded Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s the resignation in connection with his alleged involvement in the ‘liquor scam’ and warned of ‘continuous’ stir across the state. BJP state President Tirath Singh Rawat and Leader of Opposition in state Assembly Ajay Bhatt said that Harish Rawat should resign taking moral responsibility of the scam and the party will hold state-wide demonstrations and protests until he steps down.

  • Vyapam Scam

    Vyapam scam: Roll numbers of 700 changed

    Bhopal: The roll numbers of 700 candidates in the 2012 Madhya Pradesh Pre-Medical Test were changed by a gang that guaranteed success in the competitive examination, documents reveal.

  • Now BJP rakes up graft charges against Virbhadra

    New Delhi: BJP today scaled up its attack on Congress over corruption charges by citing income tax department probe to accuse Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh of “accepting bribe” from a private firm to buy a farm house in Mehrauli here. With both parties involved in trading of graft charges and Congress stalling Parliament, BJP had yesterday released a sting video, accusing Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat of corruption and today said

  • China’s netizens lost USD 13 bn due to online frauds: Survey

    Beijing: China’s Internet users have lost a whopping USD 13 billion due to personal information leaks and online fraud this year, according to a new survey that casts doubts on its fast-growing e-commerce market. Conducted by non-governmental organisation Internet Society of China, the survey found 7 per cent of netizens lost over 1,000 yuan on average in the past year because of online fraud and personal information leaks.

  • bjp-flag

    Promote Hindu religious places of Kashmir, urges BJP leader

    New Delhi: BJP leader Eshfaq-ur-Rehman Poswal today met Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma demanding the promotion of Hindu religious places in Kashmir for the purpose of tourism. Poswal, a national executive member of BJP’s ST Morcha, said the move would provide employment to youth belonging to the scheduled tribe category in various areas of the state.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul to hold padyatra in AP tomorrow; TDP, YSRC lash out

    Hyderabad: Rahul Gandhi would tomorrow undertake a ‘padayatra’ in Andhra Pradesh’s drought-hit Anantapur district, setting off from a village where Indira Gandhi addressed a meeting in 1979, to highlight the issues faced by farmers and women self-help groups. The Congress vice-president, who reached out to farmers during similar visits and foot marches in states like Punjab, Maharashtra, Telangana and more recently Rajasthan, would kick off his ‘padayatra’ from Obuladevara Cheruvu village and enroute

  • Jonny Bairstow

    Jonny Bairstow determined to continue rich form in Ashes

    Birmingham: England batsman Jonny Bairstow is determined to continue his rich vein of form after earning a place in the squad for the third Ashes Test against Australia starting from July 29. Bairstow was called in to replace an out-of form Gary Ballance. Bairstow’s has been in stupendous form in the English county championships this season that has prompted the selectors to include the 25-year-old in the 13-man England squad. The five-match Ashes

  • meghalaya

    Visit the Majestic, Magnificent, Magical Meghalaya

    Like the name suggests, Meghalaya is known as abode of clouds. It is a popular monsoon destination. Meghalaya is blessed with natural beauty in abundance with lush green valleys and stunning flora and fauna. If you wish to indulge in sinful goodness of the exquisite North East, head over to Meghalaya and experience the best of travel and tourism.

  • Rafael Benitez

    Ramos will stay at Real Madrid: Coach Rafael Benitez

    Melbourne : Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez on Thursday reasserted his confidence that defender Sergio Ramos will remain at the Spanish club this season despite pursuing a move to English giants Manchester United. United have been chasing Ramos for the past month, and reports from Spain on Wednesday suggested the defender had already “verbally agreed” to a move to Manchester.

  • Virat Kohli

    Virat Kohli to play for India ‘A’ against Australia ‘A’

    New Delhi: To prepare himself for the upcoming three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, India’s Test captain Virat Kohli will represent the country’s ‘A’ side against Australia ‘A’ in the second unofficial four-day match starting from July 29 in Chennai. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur announced here on Thursday that the ace batsman has requested the board that he be allowed to play in Chennai, where playing

  • Mahesh Sharma

    Proposal for 2nd airport in NCR cleared, says Mahesh Sharma

    New Delhi: In a flip flop, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma today said the government has taken a decision to set up a second airport in the national capital region. The remarks are in stark contrast to his written reply to Rajya Sabha on July 21 that the Civil Aviation Ministry has not cleared any proposal to set up a second airport in NCR.

  • Ajit Agarkar

    Amit Mishra’s selection shows lack of young spinners in India: Ajit Agarkar

    Mumbai: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Thursday termed seasoned leg-spinner Amit Mishra’s inclusion in the 15-man squad against Sri Lanka as a real surprise, adding the 32-year-old’s selection shows lack of young spinners in the country. The experienced tweaker replaced injured young leg-spinner Karn Sharma in the team. Sharma was in the team that travelled to Bangladesh last month. Mishra last played a Test match for India during the 2011 tour of