Free Press Journal
  • CCTV

    Install CCTVs at all prisons in India: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the central government and all the states to install CCTV cameras in all the prisons across the country and take a call on installing them in police lock-ups, if there are incidents.  The apex court bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice R. Banumathi in their judgement said that CCTV cameras should be installed in the prisons within one year but not later than two

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Nitin Gadkari threatens criminal defamation case against Rahul for ‘insulting’ Sushma

    New Delhi :Union Minister Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday warned of a criminal defamation case against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi if the latter continues to insult External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Sushma ji has not done anything wrong. She has not done anything against Constitution or against the law. Congress is upset and frustrated because of election loss, that is why they are making these baseless accusations and misleading people,”

  • Yakub Memon

    Yakub Memon’s death sentence shouldn’t be ‘communalised’: Majeed Memon

    New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Friday said the hanging of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon should not be seen from a communal or political prism. “We must not see too much of communalism or politics into it. The highest court will apply its mind and do justice,” Memon told ANI. His reaction came after AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that Yakub is being hanged only because

  • Rajya Sabha

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon following Oppn-BJP spat

    New Delhi: Heated exchanges between treasury benches and the Congress today forced adjournment of the Rajya Sabha till noon as the opposition stuck to its demand for the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje for allegedly supporting controversial IPL head Lalit Modi.

  • Vyapam Scam

    Vyapam scam: CBI likely to file status report before SC today

    New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to file its status report in the Vyapam scam before the Supreme Court today. Petitions filed by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas and whistle blowers in the scam will also be heard by the apex court today. The CBI had earlier registered an FIR against 52 accused in the Vyapam scam.

  • Loksabha

    Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was on Friday adjourned for the the day within minutes of assembling as the opposition created a ruckus over the Lalit Modi issue and the Vyapam scam. As soon as the house assembled in the morning, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she had received adjournment motions from the opposition on the controversy about BJP leaders’ closeness with former IPL chief Lalit Modi and the Vyapam scam.  However, the speaker

  • Turkish jets strike IS targets in Syria

    Ankara: Turkish warplanes struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria early today, the country’s state-run television reported, a day after the extremist group fired at a Turkish military outpost, killing a soldier.

  • Mark Lippert

    South Korean man arrested for threat to kill US envoy

    Seoul: South Korean police said today they had arrested a 33-year-old man for threatening to kill the US Ambassador to Seoul, Mark Lippert, who was the victim of a vicious knife attack in March. A senior official at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said the man, identified by his surname Lee, had included the threat in a post written on the White House website.

  • yakub memon

    Yakub Memon – No case for mercy here

    So long as death penalty is on the statute book, there can be little objection if the State goes ahead to implement the death sentence to one of the main accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case which had left 257 innocents dead and several more seriously injured. Yakub Memon, having lost his plea in the Supreme Court against the death sentence by the designated court, has exhausted all options. His

  • Woman, paramour held for man’s murder

    Palghar: A school teacher and her paramour have been arrested for allegedly killing her husband in Palghar town, police said today. On July 9, Sameer Pimple (36), also a school teacher, was found dead inside the bathroom of his house in the town, Additional Superintendent of Police B G Yashod said. A case of natural death was then registered after his wife informed about the matter to police, he said. However, on getting suspicious, police launched a probe into Sameer’s

  • Joaquim Levy

    Brazilian economy shows signs of improvement: Joaquim Levy

    Rio de Janeiro: The Brazilian economy is showing signs of improvement, Finance Minister Joaquim Levy said. In an interview with news TV channel Globonews on Thursday, Levy commented on the Brazilian economy’s performance in the first half of 2015 and held a optimistic attitude to its future. “We stopped getting worse on a structural perspective and we are now starting to get better,” Xinhua quoted him as saying. Since the beginning of

  • South Korea to probe US base for anthrax delivery blunder

    Seoul : South Korea’s defence ministry said on Friday that it will conduct an on-spot investigation into a US air base in Osan for a wrong delivery in April by a US military laboratory of live anthrax samples to the Osan Air Base. The joint task force will visit the Osan Air Base of the US Forces Korea (USFK), some 50 km south of Seoul, at an earliest possible date to thoroughly probe

  • curfew

    Curfew relaxed for two hours in Rajouri

    Jammu: Curfew was relaxed on Friday for two hours in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri town following improvement in the law and order situation.  “Curfew has been relaxed from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. in Rajouri town today. Extension in the relaxation period will depend on the law and order situation,” a senior police official told IANS in winter capital Jammu. Curfew was imposed in Rajouri town after VHP activists torched a flag

  • NASA Kepler mission

    NASA’s Kepler mission identifies new bigger Earth-like planet

    Washington DC : NASA’s Kepler mission has found Earth’s older bigger cousin in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.” The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone. The confirmation of Kepler-452b brings the total number of confirmed planets to 1,030.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi kicks off padyatra in AP to raise farmers’ issues

    Anantapur (AP): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today began his 10 km-long ‘padyatra’ from a village in the district to highlight the issues faced by farmers and women Self-Help Groups. Rahul, who has reached out to farmers during similar visits and foot marches in states like Punjab, Maharashtra, Telangana and more recently Rajasthan, kicked off his padayatra from Obuladevara Cheruvu village to Mamilakuntapalli, a three-km stretch, where he is scheduled to have an interaction with

  • 60 pc of Indians in Kuwait jailed over drugs cases

    Dubai: There has been an increase in the arrest of Indians in cases of alleged possession of drugs and narcotics in Kuwait, with more than 60 per cent kept in Central jail, according to an official statement.

  • Rupee down

    Rupee loses further, down 20 paise to 63.97 against dollar

    Mumbai: Falling for the third consecutive day, the rupee weakened by another 20 paise to trade at 63.97 against the dollar in early trade today on appreciation of the American currency against other major currencies globally as the US Federal Reserve prepares to hike rates. Besides, increased demand for dollar from importers and a lower opening in the domestic equity market, weighed on the local currency, forex dealers said. The rupee had plunged by 19

  • Sensex down

    Sensex trades flat in early session

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Friday was trading flat at 23.57 points or 0.08 percent down during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 11.20 points or 0.13 percent down at 8,578.60 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,390.50 points, was trading at 28,347.27 points

  • US senators vow to strengthen India-US ties

    Washington: Top American senators have vowed to strengthen India-US strategic and trade relationships, saying the ties between the two countries have become strong dramatically in a “very dangerous and ever-changing world.”