Free Press Journal
  • CRPF bans open purchase of liquor across units

    New Delhi: CRPF, the country’s largest paramilitary force, has prohibited routine purchase of liquor for its jawans and officers after it found consumption of hard drinks was having an “adverse” effect on the health of the troops.

  • Narayanasamy questions CM’s claim on fiscal position

    Puducherry: Senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy today questioned Chief Minister N.Rangasamy’s statement that the fiscal position of the union territory government was ‘sound and in fine mettle’. Referring to Rangasamy’s remarks at a meeting that the financial position was fine and the opposition was carrying out a ‘baseless campaign’ on the issue, he told reporters here that if it was true why should the government raise loans.

  • Egypt, Blast

    18 conscripts injured in roadside blast in Egypt

    Cairo: A roadside bomb today exploded near a bus carrying a number of conscripts, injuring 18 of them in Egypt’s restive North Sinai area. Security forces cordoned off the area and the ambulances rushed to the spot to transfer the injured after the blast in Al-Arish city, security officials said. Sources said that 18 conscripts were injured due to the explosion that hit their bus. Egypt’s North Sinai has witnessed several violent attacks by militants linked to ISIS

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP devising strategy to return favour to Nitish in Bihar poll

    New Delhi: As Bihar heads for a fierce political battle, AAP is finding itself in a dilemma on how to return “favour” to Nitish Kumar considering JD(U)’s tie-up with fodder-scam convict Lalu Prasad and Congress as it fears any open support to the alliance will dent its anti-graft image.

  • Narendra Modi

    Government to launch road safety policy: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the government will soon implement the National Road Safety Policy and cashless treatment for road accident victims. “The statistics on road accidents in our country are shocking. There is an accident every minute. And due to road accidents there is a death every four minutes,” he said in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address.

  • Maharashtra human rights panel hampered by measly budget

    Mumbai: Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission is seriously handicapped by shortage of funds, with the budget provided by the government falling far short of the amount sought by the panel to carry on with its works, including conducting awareness campaigns and taking in interns from leading law schools in the country.

  • Lalu Prasad

    RJD fasts against withholding of caste data

    Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his supporters fasted here on Sunday to protest against the central government’s failure to make public the caste-based census. “We are fasting to expose the Narendra Modi government’s anti-poor, anti-Dalit and anti-backward face,” Lalu Prasad told the media at the Gandhi Maidan here where the one-day protest is being observed.  Ram Chandra Purve, the state president of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), said the fast was

  • khloe kardashian and kylie jenner

    Drugs were not part of Kylie’s graduation party: Khloe

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has hit out at suggestions that cocaine was taken at her sister Kylie Jenner’s graduation party. The 31-year-old reality star took to Twitter to deny that someone was taking the drug after a video emerged of a man appearing to rub a substance in his mouth at the event, reported Us magazine.

  • Farmer Suicide

    Farmers’ suicide: Janata Parivar to launch attack on the govt

    New Delhi: Scaling up the controversy over a reply on farmers’ suicide by the Government, the constituents of erstwhile Janata Parivar have decided to press for the resignation of Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and give a privilege notice against him in Parliament tomorrow.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi seeks suggestions for Independence Day speech

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought suggestions for his speech on the Independence Day.  Addressing the 10th edition of his monthly radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’, Modi said it would be a good idea to seek suggestions from the public for his speech on the occasion of India’s Independence Day on August 15.  He said he was already getting suggestions for the same on the MyGov platform, which was

  • Prashant Pandey, Vyapam

    ‘My wife has been detained for no reason, says Vyapam Scam whistleblower

    New Delhi : Prashant Pandey, a whistleblower in the Vyapam scam, on Sunday alleged that the Madhya Pradesh Police had illegally detaining his wife for no reason. “They have detained her (Prashant’s wife) without even letting her talk to her family and husband (Prashant),” Pandey told ANI here.  He further claimed that the higher authorities had assured him and his family of security.

  • Over 800 docs, 4,000 para-medics to be appointed in J&K

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government will appoint over 800 doctors and 4,000 para-medics within next four months, besides setting a medical college in Kashmir Valley’s Anantnag district.

  • ISIS, Jammu Kashmir

    Security grid needs to come together to counter ISIS: Army

    Drass (J-K): A top Army commander today said there are no large footprints of ISIS in Jammu and Kashmir but the outfit was “creeping towards this side” and the security grid has to stop the “terrible” organisation from getting a foothold in the country. Northern Army Commander Lt General D S Hooda also expressed concern over a number of youth joining militancy, but said the numbers were not large to transform the security situation in

  • Wayne Rooney

    Man United tops Barcelona 3-1 in International Champions Cup

    Santa Clara (California): Wayne Rooney scored on a header in the eighth minute off Ashley Young’s corner kick, and Manchester United kept the pressure on all afternoon to beat Barcelona 3-1 and stay unbeaten during its preseason tour in the United States.

  • Rape case

    Five of family acquitted in gangrape case

    New Delhi : A Delhi court has acquitted a man, his parents and two sisters in a case of gangrape and assault of his wife after the victim turned hostile, saying it was futile to carry on the trial in the case.

  • Atletico Mineiro

    Atletico Mineiro extend Brazil Serie A lead

    Rio De Janeiro: Atletico Mineiro extended their lead at the top of Brazil’s Serie A standings with a 1-0 victory over Figueirense, a media report said on Sunday.  Argentine forward Lucas Pratto struck the winner from the penalty spot after Marcos Rocha was brought down by Paulo Roberto, Xinhua news agency reported.  The result at the Independencia stadium lifted Atletico Mineiro to 32 points, three ahead of second-placed Corinthians, who were due