Free Press Journal
  • Modi, Sonia

    ‘Mann ki Baat’ man retreats into ‘maun vrat’ : Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi : Launching a direct attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that the ‘Mann ki Baat’ man appears to retreat into a ‘maun vrat’ whenever there is a scandal involving his colleagues. “The Prime Minister has been very free with his promises. Yet he seems totally incapable of delivering on them. On the one hand, he never misses an opportunity to claim the moral

  • Peter Roebuck

    Peter Roebuck inquest set to be reopened

    Sydney: An inquest into the apparent suicide of renowned cricket writer Peter Roebuck in South Africa four years ago is set to be reopened, his former employer reported today.

  • Nepal, Floods, Landslide

    Landslides and floods claim 90 lives in Nepal

    Kathmandu: At least 90 people have been killed across Nepal in the past two months due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, authorities have said. According to a report presented in the Parliament yesterday, 117 houses, four bridges, five suspension bridges and one school have been destroyed in the various natural calamities. At least 90 people have been killed in the recent monsoon-induced natural disasters, the report said. Presenting the report in Parliament, Deputy Prime Minister and

  • Bangladesh

    Proteas-Bangladesh second Test called off due to wet outfield

    Dhaka : The second and final Test between Bangladesh and South Africa has ended in a draw after the play has been called off on the fifth day due to a wet outfield at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Monday. The rain-curtailed match was on course towards an inevitable draw after bad weather washed out the entire Day two, Day three and Day four’s play. Despite relatively clear weather on Monday

  • rupee up

    Rupee recoups 17 paise at 63.96 in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee recovered 17 paise at 63.96 against the dollar in early trade today, snapping its two-day losing run, on fresh selling of the US currency by exporters amid fall in global crude prices. Forex dealers said a weakening dollar against some currencies overseas and early gains in domestic equity markets supported the rupee. The rupee had shed 9 paise to end at 64.13 against the US dollar on Friday on sustained demand for the American

  • sensex

    Sensex gains 60 points in early trade

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday was trading 59.85 points or 0.21 percent up during the morning session.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 8.55 points or 0.10 percent up at 8,541.40 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,089.09 points, was trading at 28,174.41 points (at 9.18 a.m.) in

  • APJ Abdul Kalam

    Special session called in Delhi Assembly over women safety

    New Delhi : A special session has been called in the Delhi Assembly today over the issue of women security in the capital. The session, which was to take place earlier, had been postponed due to the sudden death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam. The Arvind Kerjiwal-led AAP Government is likely to pass a resolution to set up a commission of inquiry to look into complaints of crime against women and cases in

  • FTII

    FTII students to protest at Jantar Mantar today

    New Delhi : Over 80 agitating students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) will be holding a protest march from Jantar Mantar to Parliament Street today against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the Pune-based institute’s chief. The youth Congress is also likely to join the protest. Meanwhile, the strike called by the FTII students has entered its 52nd day. The FTII students association had sent a letter to Minister of State

  • Israel bans Gaza, West Bank footballers from playing in Palestinian Cup

    Ramallah (Palestine): The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) postponed the Palestinian Football Cup final after Israel banned West Bank footballers from playing in Gaza. The PFA said in a statement on Sunday that the match was scheduled to be played between West Bank city Hebron Sports and the Gaza-based al-Shuja’eya in Gaza, reports Xinhua.

  • Narendra Modi, Cabinet meeting

    PM Narendra Modi to hold meeting with senior cabinet ministers today

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding a meeting with senior cabinet ministers at 10:30 a.m. in the Parliament today.
    Meanwhile, the government has also called an all party meeting today to device a way to end the two-week long deadlock in Parliament with an all-party meeting today. The opposition parties led by Congress have not been allowing discussions and demanding resignations of External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan Chief Minister

  • Australian Open slashes women’s final ticket prices

    Melbourne: Australian Open organisers announced on Monday they have slashed ticket prices of the 2016 women’s singles final by 32 percent in response to fan feedback after this year’s tennis tournament. The decision was announced by Tennis Australia (TA) commercial director Richard Heaselgrave with the cheapest seat to see the women’s final now costing $70, less than the 2015 equivalent, reports Xinhua.

  • Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal wins title in Hamburg

    Hamburg: Spain’s Rafael Nadal, the top seed, beat Italy’s Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-5 in the final of the Hamburg Open in Germany.  The win on Sunday gave Nadal his third title of the season and 67th career championship, with 47 of them coming on clay.  The 29-year-old Nadal got a rare taste of victory in what has been a tough season and took care of some unfinished business with Fognini, who had

  • Firing by Pakistan

    Pakistan troops violate ceasefire yet again in J-K’s Poonch sector

    Poonch, (Jammu and Kashmir): Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire yet again in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir Sunday night. This is the second ceasefire violation by Pakistan border troops within 24 hours. The Jammu and Kashmir Police has been put on high alert following incessant ceasefire violations in the state by Pakistan. Security has been tightened around all police stations in the state.

  • Indian girl stuck in Pak needs ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’

    Karachi  : Bollywood hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan may be a work of fiction, but in Karachi it is a real life story of a deaf and mute Indian girl stuck in Pakistan for 14 years, with all efforts to trace her family in India remaining unsuccessful.

  • BCCI hotshot under shadow of a scam

    Anurag Thakur, father Prem Kumar Dhumal dented HP govt exchequer by Rs 100 crore, alleges Congress .

  • Fallen godman, now a saint?

    Asaram shares space with  Vivekananda, Kabir in a textbook.

  • Vyapam scam probe hampered as CBI concentrates on registering cases

    BHOPAL : The pace of CBI investigation into Vyapam scam has slowed down considerably after Supreme Court (SC) instructed it to take all the cases into its consideration within three weeks. The CBI is now concentrated on taking all the cases so that it can complete filing of FIRs in all the cases before start of hearing in Supreme Court. The CBI also started investigation in cases of deaths related to Vyapam