Free Press Journal
  • Govinda to buy farm land in Lucknow

    Lucknow: After megastar Amitabh Bachchan, it is the turn of Bollywood actor Govinda to buy agricultural land in Uttar Pradesh. The “Partner” star has finalised a deal for a 30-bigha farm land in Mohanlalganj at the outskirts of this state capital.

  • M.L.Khattar

    Khattar expands cabinet; three new ministers sworn in

    Chandigarh: Nearly nine months after Haryana’s first BJP government was sworn in, the Manohar Lal Khattar government saw its first cabinet expansion on Thursday, with three new ministers being sworn in.

  • Idol smuggler jumps into drain, dies; 4 others held

    Bahraich (UP): A member of an idol smuggling gang lost his life after he jumped into a drain when a joint team of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and local police chased the gang here, police said today. The team arrested four other members of the gang from Motipur area on the Indo-Nepal border during a raid yesterday and recovered two costly Shiva idols, DIG SSB Upendra Prasad Balodi said. The SSB guards 560

  • Rahul Gandhi

    PM Narendra Modi must clarify: Rahul recipe for breaking the logjam

    New Delhi : With both sides sticking to their maximalist positions, there appeared to be no meeting ground in sight to end the deadlock in Parliament.  In fact, there had been a hardening of the Congress position with the BJP releasing a sting on the Congress chief minister of Uttarakhand.  The party position seemed to be that the entire matter of ministers and chief ministers is non-negotiable. Rahul Gandhi,too, indicated as much when he stated

  • Rajnath Singh

    AAP leaders to meet Rajnath shortly

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders have arrived at the North Block here on Thursday to meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

  • Yakub Memon

    Yakub’s Hanging Rescheduled

    Mumbai: It is the law that a hanging order cannot be issued unless the convict has been allowed to explore all legal options. Yakub Memon, whose curative petition was rejected the other day, has filed a petition in the 1993 blasts case in the apex court, contending that the order for his hanging is illegal because it was issued without affording him the opportunity of exhausting all legal options.

  • Cattle traders looted of Rs 6 lakh in Muzaffarnagar

    Muzaffarnagar: A group of six men allegedly looted Rs 6 lakh cash from cattle traders near Kalyanpur village under Ratenpuri police station in the district, police said. The incident took place yesterday when the traders – Junaid, Moossa, Rahil, Asif, Sonu, and Irshad – were going in a truck to purchase cattle in Dabheri village, police said. The six armed men came in a car and intercepted the truck following which they looted the cash and fled from

  • Bobby Jindal

    Bobby Jindal’s campaign gains ground in Iowa

    Washington: Indian-American Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign seems to be gaining ground in the crucial primary state of Iowa, as a latest internal survey has put the Louisiana Governor to fourth place among 16 Republican aspirants.

  • 2 Amarnath yatris die, toll rises to 28

    Srinagar: Two more pilgrims died due to cardiac arrest enroute to the 3,880 metre-high cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the death toll in the ongoing yatra to 28, officials said today. Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Rajasthan, died at Pissutop early this morning due to cardiac arrest, the  officials said. They said Gita Devi (65), a resident of Madhya Pradesh, died due to cardiac arrest at Zigibal yesterday. The latest deaths raised the

  • Loksabha

    Lok Sabha adjourned till noon

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon on Thursday after the Congress-led opposition raised a ruckus over the Vyapam recruitment scam and the controversy over BJP leaders’ association with former IPL chief Lalit Modi. Within 10 minutes of the commencement of the lower house proceedings, several members from the opposition parties took out placards and raised slogans protesting against the Bharatiya Janta Party’ role in the Vyapam scam and the Lalit

  • 150 stranded tourists rescued from Leh

    Srinagar: More than 150 tourists were stranded on the Leh-Manali road in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir last night due to landslides caused by heavy rainfall. They were later rescued by police and civil administration officials. “The tourists were stranded when a landslide washed away a culvert on the Leh-Manali road last night. A team of police and civil administration officials rescued the tourists and took them to safety,” a police spokesman said here today. He said the road has

  • Rupee down

    Rupee drops by 15 paise to 63.73 vs dollar in late morning deals

    Mumbai: The rupee dropped by another 15 paise to 63.73 against the US currency in late morning trade due to sustained dollar demand from banks and importers amid higher dollar overseas. The rupee resumed lower at 63.65 per dollar as against previous closing of 63.58 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. It moved in a range of 63.64 and 63.74 per dollar during morning deals before quoting at 63.73 at 1030hrs. Banks and importers were increasing

  • Uddhav Thackeray

    BJP can’t cheat people now after promising ‘Acche Din’: ShivSena

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray today took a dig at its ally and said that ground realities have remained unchanged despite BJP coming to power at the Centre, promising ‘Acche Din’. “Even 50 years are not enough to clean up the mess created by the erstwhile government. But a lot has to be done in the next five years to fulfill the aspirations of people. You (the BJP) had promised ‘Acche Din’ to people and

  • Yakub Memon

    Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon moves Supreme Court

    New Delhi: Yakub Memon, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging the death warrant for his execution on July 30. Seeking a stay of the execution, Memon sought quashing of the death warrant on the grounds that due procedure was not followed for issuing it.  The apex court on Tuesday rejected Memon’s curative petition saying that it was void of merit. On the same day,

  • Anupam Kher

    I celebrate failure: Anupam Kher

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who will be next seen in Neeraj Pandey’s film “MS Dhoni – The Untold Story”, says he celebrates failure and feels that it has an immense power to motivate.

  • Greek parliament

    Greek parliament passes second crucial bailout bill

    Athens: The Greek parliament early Thursday passed a bill on a second batch of reforms in line with an international bailout for Greece’s sluggish economy. The bill includes civil justice reforms, a bank deposit protection scheme and measures to boost the liquidity of banks. It was favoured by a clear majority, with 230 votes in favour out of 298 deputies taking part in the roll call vote, reported Xinhua. On the other

  • Indian-American hotelier pays USD 180 K to settle lawsuit

    Washington: An Indian-American hotelier has agreed to pay more than USD 180,000 to 200 current and former workers at his 15 hotels in North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota to settle a federal lawsuit against him.

  • Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt with a lot to prove on return from injury

    London: Usain Bolt returns to action after a six-week injury-enforced break in the 100 metres on the opening night of the London Diamond League meeting on Friday with question marks hanging over both his fitness and form just four weeks out from the World Championships in Beijing.

  • Jamaica, USA

    Jamaica stun USA 2-1 to reach first Gold Cup final

    London : Jamaica produced a spirited performance on Thursday as they upset the odds by defeating title holders USA 2-1 to reach their first ever Concacaf Gold Cup final in front of sellout crowd in Atlanta. Darren Mattocks netted a brilliant header to put the Caribbean nation ahead in the 31st minute before Giles Barnes doubled the lead five minutes later through a magnificent free-kick. Although the American pulled one back through a Michael