Free Press Journal
  • Nitish Kumar

    JD-U, RJD to contest 100 seats each in Bihar

    Patna: The RJD and JD-U on Wednesday announced they will contest 100 seats each in the Bihar assembly election, leaving 40 seats to the Congress and three to the NCP.

  • Inflation Down

    Twin cheer: India’s retail inflation down, factory output up 

    New Delhi: In a twin-cheer for stakeholders, India’s annual retail inflation rate fell significantly to 3.78 percent in July, even as factory output, that has bee stuttering for some months, rose slightly to 3.8 percent in June, official data showed on Wednesday. The annual retail inflation and month-on-month factory output were at 5.4 percent in June and 2.7 percent in May, respectively.

  • Badminton World Championships: Saina, Srikanth advance; Kashyap exits 

    Jakarta: India’s shuttle queen Saina Nehwal emphatically progressed while third seeded men’s star Kidambi Srikanth also showed his credentials by winning but 10th seeded Parupalli Kashyap was knocked out of the World Championships here on Wednesday.

  • Heavy rains lash Himachal, over 200 interior roads blocked

    Shimla: Heavy rains lashed parts of Himachal Pradesh including Kangra, Sirmaur, Mandi and Shimla districts, triggering landslides due to which over 200 roads were blocked. Normal life was affected as monsoons further intensified in the state. The heavy rains triggered landslides in the interiors, blocking the link roads but all major national and state highways are open.

  • Chelsea, Wallace

    Chelsea doctor faces demotion following coach Mourinho’s outburst

    London: Chelsea’s first team’s doctor Eva Carneiro faces demotion after manager Jose Mourinho criticised her for entering the field during the critical stoppage time in the team’s 2-2 draw against Swansea in an English Premier League match.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi visit: UAE’s $800 bn sovereign wealth fund likely in talks

    New Delhi: A key focus area of talks during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UAE on August 16-17 is expected to be the Gulf country’s estimated $800 billion sovereign wealth fund that India will seek to tap for infrastructure projects.

  • Independence Day Cross Border Sweets Exchange

    I-day: No exchange of traditional sweets between BSF, Rangers

    New Delhi: No ceremonial exchange of sweets and gifts will take place between BSF and Pak Rangers during the Independence day celebrations on both the sides, in the wake of recent ceasefire violations and cross-border terror bids from the Pakistan side. The Border Security Force headquarters here has communicated the decision in this regard to their formations in the western sector of the country where its troops guard the International Border (IB) with

  • Maharashtra declares ‘Dahi-handi’ an adventure sport

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to accord the status of ‘adventure sport’ to the centuries old traditional ‘Dahi-handi’ celebrations that mark Janmashthami every year, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said here on Wednesday.

  • Classical music influenced my musical aesthetics: Shankar

    Mumbai: Award-winning composer and playback singer Shankar Mahadevan says exposure to classical music has played an important part in influencing his musical aesthetics. “As a musician, I believe that my early exposure to classical (Carnatic) music and then just living in a city like Mumbai, where I was exposed to so many forms of music… have played a very important part in influencing my musical aesthetics,” Mahadevan told PTI.

  • New complaint lodged against ‘godwoman’ Radhe Maa

    Mumbai: A new complaint was today filed at the suburban Borivali police station here against ‘godwoman’ Radhe Maa alleging her involvement in promoting superstition. Advocate Ashok Rajput who filed the complaint has demanded that Radhe Maa should be booked under the stringent Anti-Superstition Law not only for spreading superstition but also for practising “indecent behaviour”.

  • Road Rage: Person assaults bus driver, drags him on car bonnet

    Navi Mumbai: A 31-year-old motorist allegedly assaulted a MSRTC bus driver after getting into a brawl here and dragged the bus operator on his car’s bonnet for 300 metres, police said today. Santosh Shilimkar (35) was driving Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation’s bus from Khandala to Thane on July 27, when a ‘Swift’ car driven by H A Ansari, moving ahead of it, rammed into the bus at Airoli node in Navi Mumbai

  • Pakistan firing in indian border

    Clashes in J&K village after youth’s death in BSF firing

    Srinagar: Padgampura, a village 35 km south of Srinagar, was tense today, a day after the killing of a young man in firing by BSF troops, with locals clashing with police, who have registered cross complaints by the border guarding force and villagers in connection with the incident. 23-year-old Bilal Ahmed Bhat was killed when BSF troops opened fire at a stone-pelting crowd at their bunker in Koel near Awantipura Indian Air Force

  • Mazumdar-Shaw slams Congress for parliament logjam

    Bengaluru: Biocon Chairperson and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw today criticised the Congress party for the Parliament logjam and said it appears the grand old party believes the “only weapon” left is to oppose important legislations as supporting the government would weaken them politically.

  • Chief fires Texas officer who killed unarmed 19-year-old

    Arlington (US): A police officer who killed an unarmed college football player during a suspected burglary at a Texas car dealership was fired for making mistakes that the city’s police chief said caused a deadly confrontation that put him and other officers in danger. Arlington officer Brad Miller, 49, could also face criminal charges once police complete their investigation, Police Chief Will Johnson said.

  • Four policemen shot dead in Karachi

    Karachi: Four policemen were today shot dead by unidentified gunmen, who also took away their official weapons, in Pakistan’s financial hub Karachi. The policemen had taken a break from the patrolling duty and were having tea at a small restaurant when the unidentified gunmen riding on motorcycles opened fire on them in Karachi’s Korangi area.

  • Lalu Prasad Yadav - Nitish Kumar

    Me and Nitish exchanged barbs during ‘baal kaal’ : Lalu

    Patna: With BJP highlighting the barbs exchanged between Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad against each other when they were rivals to dub their alliance as “unethical and opportunistic”, the RJD president today claimed that we said happened unintentionally in “Baal Kaal” (childhood phase). “We talked against each other in Baal Kaal (childhood phase) and have forgotten all those things now,” Prasad said in reply to a question triggering a peal of laughter even

  • No ED summons, neither I ever met Rahul Gandhi: Lalit Modi

    New Delhi: Former IPL chief Lalit Modi said he has not got any Enforcement Directorate summons, and also denied meeting Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi or his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

  • Bullion enjoys stunning rebound; hits 3-week top

    Mumbai: Gold prices marched ahead to hit its highest level in more than three-week high at the domestic bullion market as renewed buying interest kept up the strong bullish momentum amid firming overseas trend. Depreciating rupee value in the midst of escalating currency war in the Asian region following China’s decision to devalue the yuan and massive sell-off in global equities predominantly supported the upmove in gold prices, a bullion dealer said.