Free Press Journal
  • Molestation

    Tourist molestation case: Taxi driver arrested

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has arrested the taxi driver of a private firm who has been accused of molesting a 20-year-old US tourist in Chittaranjan Park area here last week. The accused Devraj Chauvan (30) was arrested last night from his house in Laxmibai Nagar, a senior police officer said today. The girl, who was on a tour of India, has left for the US, the officer said. An FIR was lodged against the accused at the

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Don’t impose decision: Rahul Gandhi on FTII stir

    Pune (Maharashtra): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday expressed support to striking FTII students amid protests by BJP activists here and said that the government must not impose its decision.

  • Mullah Omar

    Mullah Omar: Death of a Pakistani proxy

    Washington: On Wednesday, the office of Afghanistan’s president Arg (presidential palace), officially stated in a press release, “The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, based on credible information, confirms that Mullah Mohammad Omar, leader of the Taliban died in April 2013 in Pakistan.” The White House stopped short of independently confirming the news, but its spokesperson, Eric Shultz, said that the report of the Taliban leader’s death appeared to be credible. Both the

  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy

    Why is Congress shying away from debate in Parliament: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

    New Delhi : Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday accused the Congress Party, and particularly its vice president, Rahul Gandhi, of shying away from having a debate in Parliament. Rudy asked, “The first and the foremost thing that the vice president of the Congress Party should adhere to is to come to parliament and talk. Why is the Congress Party shying away from the idea of debating things

  • Sena joins demand of Rs 12,000 cr package for Marathwada

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena today joined the Opposition Congress and NCP in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly to demand a Rs 12,000 crore package to meet out the irrigation backlog in Marathwada region. Arjun Khotkar (Shiv Sena), legislator from Jalna, complained that Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan had not mentioned anything in his reply on Marathwada’s irrigation and development that would give relief to people of the region, which is staring at a drought.

  • Loksabha

    Congress gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi : The Congress party on Friday gave adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha over former IPL chief Lalit Modi issue and the Vyapam scam. Meanwhile, the Government will today convene an all-party meeting to discuss the ways to break logjam in the Parliament over Lalit Modi controversy and the Vayapam scam. Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge had said that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh hinted that the government

  • World triple jump champion Ibarguen seals Diamond Race trophy

    Stockholm: Reigning world champion Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia has completed a hat-trick of Diamond Race titles after winning the women’s triple jump event at the Stockholm leg of the IAAF Diamond League.

  • Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo wins RFC India title

    Morlem (Goa); Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo (co-driver Tan Choon Hong) clinched the Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India title, while Kabir Waraich (Yuvraj Tiwana) finished as the highest ranked Indian in third position here on Friday.

  • ISIS

    Four Indians abducted in Libya

    New Delhi: Four Indian nationals have been kidnapped by militants in Libya, official sources said here on Friday.
    The four Indians were teaching in Libya and were abducted in Sirte, the sources said. The ministry of external affairs is trying to find out more information about the kidnapped Indian teachers. The kidnapping comes even as the fate of 39 Indians kidnapped in June 2014 from Mosul in Iraq remains unknown. The 39 were

  • Gold

    Gold down on stronger dollar

    Chicago: Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell as the dollar strengthened.
    The most active gold contract for December delivery lost $4.6 or 0.42 percent, to settle at 1,088.70 dollars per ounce, Xinhua news agency reported.  The US Dollar Index rose by 0.45 percent to 97.60 on Friday. Gold and the dollar typically move in opposite directions, which means if the dollar goes up, gold futures will

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Sulochana

    Amitabh Bachchan meets on-screen mother Sulochana on her birthday

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan visited yesteryear actress Sulochana Latkar’s home here to celebrate her 86th birthday. Sulochana, who epitomised mother roles in ’70s, donned the parent’s character of almost all the leading actors of that era be it Manoj Kumar, Dev Anand or Mehmood. “Sulochana ji happy 86th birthday! Played my Mother in endless films! Went to her home and greeted her! Sulochana ji, Mother to so many leading men in films – soft gentle and

  • Indian Army firing

    Troopers fire on Pakistan border

    Jammu: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers guarding the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday opened fire after they noticed suspicious movements, police said. “During the night, BSF troopers at Khora (Samba) border outpost fired three to four rounds of automatic gunfire after noticing suspicious movements near their post,” a police officer told IANS. “There was no retaliation,” he added. Such firing is done by the BSF and the army guarding

  • US Dollar

    US economy rebounds at mild pace in Q2

    Washington: The US economy rose at a faster pace in the second quarter after a weak start of this year, suggesting a steady economic progress would support the Federal Reserve to move closer to its first interest rate hike this year. The US economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.3 percent in the second quarter, a moderate bounce from the revised 0.6 percent increase in the first quarter, Xinhua cited the Commerce

  • Yakub Memon

    Those who sought leniency for Yakub are nation’s enemies: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Lashing out at those who sought leniency for Yakub Memon, the Shiv Sena today demanded they should be “tried for being enemies of the country” and also asked the government to ensure that the 1993 serial blasts convict does not become a martyr in the eyes of people.

  • Udham Singh

    Music video tribute to Udham Singh on his 75th death anniversary

    New Delhi: A city-based indie act has come up with a murder ballad to celebrate the legacy of revolutionary Udham Singh who shot dead a British official to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, at a time of renewed calls of reparations from Britain for the excesses of colonial rule in the country.

  • Problems best solved outside UN Security Council: India

    United Nations: Solutions to global problems are best found outside the Security Council in forums like the General Assembly that are democratic, inclusive and transparent, India declared on Thursday.

  • RIO 2016

    Rio outlines massive Olympic security plan

    Rio de Janerio: The Rio 2016 Olympics will boast Brazil’s largest ever security operation with an 85,000-strong force to patrol event venues and the city’s streets, government officials said.

  • Unemployment

    Japan’s unemployment rate rises

    Tokyo: Japan’s unemployment rate in June rose to 3.4 percent for the first increase in five months, government data showed. The number of unemployed people adjusted 1.8 percent from May to 2.22 million. The jobless rate for women was up 0.1 percentage point to 3.1 percent, while that for men stayed flat at 3.6 percent, Xinhua reported an official as saying on Friday. The country’s job availability remained unchanged from the previous

  • Oil Price, Down

    Oil prices dip as OPEC official says no cuts planned

    New York: US oil prices dipped today, snapping a two-day streak of gains after a top official with OPEC reiterated that the cartel has no plans to cut petroleum production. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in September dropped 27 cents to $48.52 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.