Free Press Journal
  • Nitish Kumar

    Denial of special status to Bihar cruel joke, says Nitish

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today attacked Narendra Modi government for ruling out special category status to the state despite promising it during parliamentary poll campaign.

  • ftii

    ABVP members’ presence at FTII behind lingering strike

    New Delhi: The students’ strike at FTII is “apolitical” but is not getting resolved due to the “reported presence” of same set of ABVP members on the campus who had atacked them two years back, a note from a senior official of the premier institute to the government says. The note detailing the status of the agitation, before Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the Institute, says attempts have been made by

  • Maggi Ban

    Maggi ban will not result in job cuts, says Nestle India

    New Delhi: The ongoing ban on Maggi instant noodles will not result in job cuts, Nestle India’s newly appointed Managing Director Suresh Narayanan has said while seeking to bring back ‘pride and self confidence’ among the company’s 7,200-odd employees.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    BJP alleges Kejriwal govt failed to deliver on women safety

    New Delhi: Accusing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of failing to deliver on poll promises related to women’s safety in Delhi, BJP today said AAP was now seeking political mileage by convening Delhi Assembly special session on the issue. “Has he (Kejriwal) fulfilled any of the promises mentioned in his party’s manifesto, agenda over the past six months? He would talk about deploying home guards, marshals (in buses/public places) and installing CCTV cameras.

  • JBT scam: SC upholds jail term of O P Chautala, his son

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed the plea of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and others, challenging their conviction and award of 10-year jail term in the teachers’ recruitment scam case. “We are not inclined to entertain any of these appeals and they are dismissed,” a bench of Justices F M I Kalifulla and Shiva Kirti Singh said.

  • sushma swaraj

    Did not urge UK to give travel docs to Lalit Modi: Sushma Swaraj

    New Delhi: Breaking her silence, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said she had not made any request to the British government for issue of travel documents to controversial former IPL chief Lalit Modi and
    asserted that all allegations against her were “baseless and unfounded”. Swaraj managed to speak a few sentences in the Rajya Sabha amid slogan-shouting by Congress members seeking fixing of accountability in the Lalitgate and Vyapam scam but could

  • Atletico Madrid

    Hundreds of fans welcome Atletico Madrid to China

    Shanghai: Some 400 fans welcomed Atletico Madrid as the Spanish football club arrived here. The ‘Colchoneros’ are on an Asian tour that started in Japan on July 29, reports Efe.  The team had a morning practice in Japanese city of Saga on Sunday where they beat Sagan Tosu on penalty kicks before flying to China.  The Colchoneros will play Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday. Coach Diego Simeone’s squad was welcomed at the airport by

  • berger paints

    Berger Paints banks on spurt in government’s infra spend 

    Kolkata: Berger Paints India is betting big on a spur in infrastructure spend by the government and will not only launch new products in coatings and construction chemicals but also reformulate some decorative products, a top company official said here on Monday. The company is also in talks with the Assam government to set up two plants which will improve its market standing in the northeast region considerably.

  • ‘Pakistan cannot be trusted’, says ex-home secretary R.K. Singh

    New Delhi: Former union home secretary and BJP leader R.K. Singh on Monday voiced his apprehensions about the proposed talks taking place between the National Security Advisers (NSA) of India and Pakistan in the third week of August , and added that given the ongoing ceasefire violations from across the border,  Islamabad cannot be trusted.

  • Gurudas Kamat

    ‘Miffed’ Brinda Karat wants ‘rule book’ for politicians after Kamat’s ‘sexist trash’ on Irani

    New Delhi: Lashing out at Congress leader Gurudas Kamat’s statement on Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, CPI(M) member Brinda Karat has called the introduction of a ‘code of conduct’ that will prevent politicians from talking ‘sexist trash’. Karat said, “I strongly condemn Gurudas Kamat’s statement. He is so senior both in age and in his political experience.”

  • Sony Kix

    Sony Kix to broadcast La Liga in India

    Mumbai: Sports channel Sony Kix on Monday acquired the telecast rights of La Liga, the premier division of the Spanish football league system. The broadcaster will telecast the league across India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives through a three-year deal. “We are extremely thrilled to be associated with this pre-eminent league and this move opens up a bold new chapter in our operations as we go on to spearhead the

  • kiren rijiju

    Kiren Rijiju plans to visit flood-hit Manipur

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Monday said he is planning to go to flood-hit Manipur as and when the situation improves, and added that his visit at this time might hamper ongoing relief operations.

  • Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

    Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics programme same as Sochi 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The programme of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will be the same as Sochi 2014, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at its 128th session here announced. “The sports are skiing, biathlon, curling, luge, bobsleigh, skeleton, skating, and ice hockey. All seven Olympic sports contributed significantly to the success of the Winter Olympics Sochi 2014, bringing real added value to the programme,” announced IOC on Sunday, reports Xinhua.

  • ‘Concerned’ BJD says ‘it’s in favour of smooth functioning of the House’

    New Delhi: Pointing out that the Parliament witnessed similar scenes when the Congress-led UPA regime was in power, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday said that it was in favour of smooth functioning of the House. BJD leader Prasanna Kumar Patasani while talking to ANI expressed hope that the ongoing deadlock in the Parliament would come to an end following today’s all-party meeting. “This is true that many bills are still

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Nitin Gadkari demands apology from ‘undemocratic’ Congress for Rahul’s ‘immature’ statement

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi or its vice-president, Rahul Gandhi, should apologise for his ‘immature’ statement on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. “Rahul Gandhi’s statement on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was very immature and unfortunate. Congress President Sonia Gandhi or vice-president Rahul Gandhi should apologise for Rahul’s statement against Sushma Swaraj,” Gadkari said.

  • Discovery Channel marks 20 years in India with special show

    New Delhi: Discovery Channel is celebrating 20 years in India with the launch of a three-part series with rare archival footage to narrate the story of the birth of independent India.The show, titled “India Emerges: A Visual History”, will take the viewers back to the British era and show the tumultuous decades of India’s freedom struggle and later years.

  • Caitlyn Jenner

    Caitlyn may undergo surgery for ‘feminine voice’

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner has shared that she would consider getting vocal surgery to achieve a more “feminine voice”. The reality star previously admitted she didn’t feel her voice matched her appearance, and in the latest episode of “I Am Cait”, she confides in one of her biggest supporters — her daughter Kim Kardashian, reports mirror.co.uk.

  • floods

    Heavy rain damages houses, crops in Leh

    Srinagar: Heavy overnight rain has damaged houses and crops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Leh district, an official said on Monday. “Incessant rain caused panic last night in Leh. Chuchot, Thicksey, Saboo, Phyang, Shey and Nyuma valley are worst affected areas in the district,” an official told IANS. He said the gushing water seeped into the Leh airport during the wee hours of Monday. “The runway has been cleared now and flights are operating as

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Not helped Lalit Modi on travel documents: Sushma Swaraj

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said she never helped former IPL chief Lalit Modi in getting travel documents from the British authorities. The minister told Rajya Sabha that she has been waiting for the past last two weeks to make her stand clear. “This issue about me is being raised since the last two weeks. I had informed through the leader of the house that I am ready for discussion.