Free Press Journal
  • AAP slams BJP for degrading MCD in Swachh Bharat campaign

    New Delhi: AAP today lashed out at the BJP- led municipal corporations in Delhi, terming them “Most- Corrupt Departments” amidst reports that the civic agencies have ranked towards the bottom in a survey conducted as part of the Swachh Bharat campaign.

  • Policemen injured in clash with truck owners in WB

    Kolkata: Two policemen were injured today in a clash with members of a local truck owners association when they went to remove a blockade, put up by the truck owners, on the National Highway 41 at Bhawanipur in East Midnapore district.

  • Three high intensity IEDs recovered in Gaya district

    Gaya: The security forces today recovered three high intensity Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) from roadside in Bihar’s naxal-affected Gaya, a senior police officer said. During search operation, the CRPF jawans recovered three powerful IEDs lying on the ground in Luchitand village, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj said.

  • Witness act may cover whistle-blowers, RTI activists

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government was considering inclusion of whistle-blowers and RTI activists in the proposed Witness Protection Act, it told the Bombay High Court today. While a policy to provide police protection to witnesses in sensitive cases was already in place, a legislation would be framed soon, additional government pleader Nitin Deshpande told the division bench of justices A S Oka and Revati Mohite-Dere.

  • Nitish Kumar

    JD(U) to send DNA samples of 50 lakh Biharis to PMO

    Patna: In an unusual turn of events, the Janata Dal (United) have decided to retaliate against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s DNA jibe by collecting the hair and nail sample of 50 lakh Biharis’ and send it to the Prime Minister’s Office.

  • China builds Tibetan Buddhism academy in Chengdu    

    Beijing: China has started the construction of an academy for Tibetan Buddhism at Chengdu in southwest China at a cost of USD 18.9 million. The 116 million yuan project is funded by the Sichuan provincial government and will cover an area of 7.73 hectares, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

  • 7 authentic Goan dishes you must try

    Goa is known as the land of sun and surf and its food is well known too. But today we are going to introduce you to Goan food, which you might have not eaten before, not the typical Goan food which comes to mind. Something different, something new. Normally when one thinks of Goan food it’s all about sorpatel, vindaloo and sanna’s. Here we explore something unheard of to most people.

  • Pakistan child abuse scandal: Three more arrested

    Lahore: Pakistan police have arrested the main accused and two other suspects in the country’s biggest child abuse scandal in a village in Punjab bordering India, taking the total number of arrests in the case to nine even as victims’ families accused police of protecting the culprits.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Congress is anti-development: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Accusing the Congress of being anti-development, union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the issue of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was being used as a pretext by the opposition party to stop the passage of the GST Bill.

  • Gurbaj Singh

    ‘Indisciplined’ Gurbaj Singh suspended for 9 months

    New Delhi: Senior India hockey player Gurbaj Singh was today suspended for nine months for indulging in groupism and creating disharmony within the team, a decision which might shatter the experienced midfielder’s dream of playing in next year’s Rio Olympics.

  • smartphone

    Smartphone-driven shopping may cross USD 40 mn by 2016: Study

    Mumbai: Online purchases made through mobile phones are likely to touch USD 40 million by 2016 from the current level of USD 30 million, according to a joint study by Assocham and Grant Thornton. An additional 200 million Indians will access Internet in the next three years, with majority of them coming online through smartphones, according to the study ‘Law & Technology: Evolving challenge as a result of fraud in E-commerce sector’.

  • Dayanidhi Maran

    Maran directed to surrender before CBI within 3 days

    Chennai: In fresh trouble for former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, the Madras High Court today cancelled his interim anticipatory bail in the alleged illegal telephone exchange case and directed him to surrender before the CBI within three days. “…interim anticipatory bail is cancelled,” Justice S Vaidhyananthan said while granting Maran three days time to surrender before the CBI, which is investigating the case.

  • Joe Root

    Root says being dropped from Sydney Test spurred him to be No.1 Test batsman

    Johannesburg : England middle-order batsman Joe Root has said that his being dropped from the England squad for the Sydney Test in 2013-14, spurred him to make a telling impact in the current Ashes series in England that enabled him to be declared the world’s best Test batsman after the Trent Bridge Test. The 24-year-old was quoted by Sport24, as saying that the Sydney Test dropping was always at the back of his

  • Parupalli Kashyap

    Parupalli Kashyap, Prannoy start with wins at badminton Worlds

    Jakarta: Top Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and H.S. Prannoy got off to winning starts at the World Championships with straight game victories in men’s singles at the 9,000-seater Istora Senayan here on Monday.

  • Salman Khan

    Enhancing punishment in drunk driving cases mulled

    Mumbai: The Centre was actively considering a proposal to enhance punishment in drunk driving cases by amending IPC sections 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 279 (rash and negligent driving), the Bombay High Court was told today.

  • James Anderson

    Ashes: Anderson returns to England’s squad for fifth Test

    London : England bowler James Anderson who missed the fourth Ashes Test against Australia due a side strain, has now been named in the England’s squad for the fifth Ashes Test beginning at The Oval from August 20.

  • Ed Sheeran dating Nicole Scherzinger?

    Los Angeles: Singer Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly already found a new love interest in Ed Sheeran, after splitting from Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton.

  • Indian batsman Murali Vijay in action during the third day of the one-off Test match against Bangladesh at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Narayanganj on Friday.

    Opener Murali Vijay ruled out for first Test against Sri Lanka

    Colombo: Indian opener Murali Vijay has been ruled out for the first Test match against Sri Lanka with a mild hamstring strain. Team India Director Ravi Shastri announced this on Monday. India will play a three-Test match series against Sri Lanka. The first match begins on Aug 12 at Galle. Vijay picked up the niggle in Zimbabwe during India’s recent three-match One-Day International series and T20I series.