Free Press Journal
  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court asks Centre to reply on PIL challenging CVC, VC appointment

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre and recently appointed Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K V Chaudhary and Vigilance Commissioner (VC) T M Bhasin on a fresh plea challenging the appointments on the ground that the two persons do not have clean record.

  • Rajya Sabha, Monsoon season

    Monsoon Session washout, Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die

    New Delhi: A passionate plea for forging consensus on running of the House as well as on wider national policies was made by retiring members of Rajya Sabha today, as the Monsoon Session was completely washed out due to continued Opposition protests.

  • Kiwis brimming with confidence ahead of Proteas tour

    Johannesburg : New Zealand coach Mike Hesson believes that his side will be able to continue their surge as a team when they will square off against South Africa in this month’s limited over series, which includes two T20s and three ODIs.

  • Maggi

    High Court quashes ban on Maggi noodles, orders fresh test in 3 labs

    Mumbai : In a major relief to Maggi noodles manufacturer Nestle India Ltd, the Bombay High Court today quashed the orders of the Indian food regulators banning the nine variants of noodles in the country after observing that principles of natural justice were not followed.

  • India reach 227 for two at lunch on Day 2

    Galle: India reached 227 for two at lunch, leading by 44 runs against Sri Lanka on the second day of the first Test match here today.

  • Pakistan Cricket Board

    Deadlock over central contracts between PCB and players

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board and representatives of the national team players find themselves in a deadlock over the terms and conditions of the new central contracts, to be issued this month.

  • Rahul Gandhi, FTII

    Rahul Gandhi to head to President’s House with FTII students

    New Delhi : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be heading to the President’s House along with FTII students to take up the issue of the removal of Gajendra Chauhan as the head of the premiere institute.

  • RIO 2016

    IOC rules out viral testing of Rio’s Olympic waters

    Rio de Janeiro: The International Olympic Committee ruled out conducting viral tests of Rio de Janeiro’s sewage-laden waterways ahead of the 2016 games, a top official said, despite an Associated Press study showing dangerously high levels of disease-causing viruses at all aquatic venues, with experts saying athletes are almost certain to be exposed to pathogens.

  • Thiago Silva, Angel Di Maria

    Angel Di Maria to bring in confidence: Thiago Silva

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva believes that Angel Di Maria’s arrival will bring “more confidence to the team”.  “I think he will bring more confidence to the team,” said Silva. The Brazil defender highlighted the threat posed by the midfielder’s dynamic style during an interview, Xinhua reported on Thursday. Di Maria completed his 63-million-euro switch to the Ligue 1 champions on August 6 after a disappointing season at English Premier League’s

  • Security, Independence Day

    Security beefed up in Jammu-Kashmir ahead of Independence Day

    Srinagar : Authorities have beefed up security in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the August 15 Independence Day celebrations. Recent incidents of infiltration and ceasefire violations along the border have led to additional deployment of police and paramilitary forces in the state. The main focus of the security forces will be the Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar, where Independence Day parade will be held. The forces are conducting house-to-house searches, frisking pedestrians and checking every vehicle

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav

    Mulayam is our leader and every seat in Bihar belongs to him

    Patna : The Janata Dal (United) on Thursday defended its seat sharing strategy under the ‘Maha Gathabandhan’ process, and also said that ‘every seat in Bihar belongs to Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav’. “Every seat in Bihar belongs to Netaji, he is our leader, and as far as he is concerned every seat in Bihar is of Mulayam Singh,” said Sanjay Singh, a JD(U) leader. Responding to a question on Mulayam being ignored

  • Loksabha, parliament

    Parliament likely to adjourn sine die today: Sources

    New Delhi : Both Houses of Parliament are likely to be adjourned sine die today, marking the end of a stormy Monsoon Session. The whole session has so far been washed out due to protests by the opposition, led by the Congress, on the Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam.

  • Grenade blast, Shopian

    Grenade blast near mosque in Shopian, eight injured

    Srinagar : A grenade blast near a mosque today left eight people injured in Shopian district while another grenade was detected and defused near the house of a Hizbul Mujahidden militant. Police suspect that militants had “planted” the grenade outside the mosque in Trenz locality of Shopian, 52 kms from here, in the wee hours. “The grenade was kept on roadside in a steel glass after removing its pin. Someone touched it, triggering the blast at around 6

  • Amarnath Yatra

    Fresh batch of 98 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath

    Jammu: A batch of 98 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas, amid tight security. As many as 3,44,517 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave of Lord Shiva till yesterday. The batch comprising 86 men and 12 women left in four vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp here at 4.35 AM, a police official said. Amid tight security arrangements provided by CRPF, the pilgrims would reach their twin

  • Tariq Anwar

    Seat sharing issue: NCP convenes meeting with party workers

    New Delhi : The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which has threatened to pull out of the ‘maha gathbandhan’ in poll-bound Bihar after being given merely three out of the total 243 seats, has said it will consult its party workers over the further course of action. “It feels like the ‘maha gathbandhan’ doesn’t have any place for the NCP or a Muslim face. They have already decided and didn’t even feel the need

  • Dolly Bindra, Radhe Ma

    Dolly Bindra alleges threat to life, files complaint against Radhe Maa

    New Delhi : Television actor and former devotee of controversial ‘god woman’ Radhe Maa, Dolly Bindra has written to the Mumbai Police Commissioner complaining that she has received threatening calls. “I am getting life-threatening calls and I doubt on Radhe Maa, MM Gupta, and Asaram’s followers over it. I have filed a complaint and the police will investigate the matter,” Bindra told ANI. On Sunday, the Mumbai Police had issued summons to Radhe Maa

  • Gold

    Gold Q2 demand falls 12% on lower appetite in Asia: WGC

    Mumbai: Gold demand declined 12 per cent globally to a six-year low of 914.9 tonnes in the second quarter, mainly due to a decrease in demand from consumers in India and China, according to the World Gold Council.

  • Nestle

    Nestle shares dip 5% as Government files case against Maggi

    Mumbai: Shares of Nestle India fell by almost 5 per cent today after the government filed a class action suit against the company seeking about Rs 640 crore in damages for alleged unfair trade practices, false labelling and misleading advertisements. The stock dipped 4.7 per cent to Rs 6,008.20 at the BSE. On the NSE, it went down by 4.91 per cent to Rs 6,007.05. The Consumer Affairs Ministry has dragged the company to

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi trains guns on Rahul Gandhi, calls him ‘part-time leader’

    New Delhi : Describing Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as a ‘part time leader’, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said the former has increased the duration of his party’s ‘political exile’ by 20 years by disrupting the Monsoon Session of the Parliament.