Free Press Journal
  • Nitish Kumar

    Union ministers’ visits for media coverage only: Nitish

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday that the visits of union ministers to the poll-bound state had nothing to do with their official work but were rather aimed at getting increased media coverage. He said these ministers never missed a chance to address press conferences during their visits to Bihar.

  • Digambar Kamat

    Bribery case: Kamat booked for disappearance of evidence

    Panaji: Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat has now been charged with disappearance of evidence in Louis Berger bribery case in addition to various sections of Prevention of Corruption of Act and IPC already against him in the FIR by the Crime Branch which is searching crucial files in the matter. “Section 201 of IPC (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) has been added in the FIR

  • Coal Scam

    Coal scam: Koda seeks summoning of Manmohan Singh

    New Delhi: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda today moved an application before a special court seeking summoning of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and two others as accused in a coal scam case in which CBI had chargesheeted industrialist Naveen Jindal and others.

  • 50 pc turnout in Raj polls till 1.30 pm, violence reported

    Jaipu: About 50 per cent of the voters cast their votes till 1.30 PM in 129 civic bodies in the state even as an incident of violence was reported from Fatehpur where miscreants broke two EVM machines, a top official of Rajasthan State Election Commission (RSEC) said. Two EVM machines were damaged partially but its data was saved after miscreants tried to enter booth number 29 at Fatehpur in Sikar district, RSEC Ram

  • Assam minister’s security guard shoots himself dead

    Guwahati: A security guard of Assam Tourism Minister Sumitra Patir shot himself dead at the minister’s official residence here, police said on Monday. The guard, Akhil Haloi, shot himself by his service gun in the barrack attached to the minister’s quarters around 11 p.m. on Sunday night, police said. “He went to the barrack after finishing duty. However, after sometime, his colleagues heard a gunshot and rushed there only to see him

  • Mind your language, says Kerala DGP to cops

    Thiruvananthapuram: Seeking an image makeover for police personnel, the Director General of Police in Kerala has laid out a code of behaviour for the men in khaki, asking them to be courteous to the public, shun words with double meanings and not to forget to say ‘thank you’ and ‘sorry’ where needed. In a Facebook post, DGP T P Senkumar has urged the personnel to follow etiquette and mind their language while in

  • Japan economy

    Japan’s GDP shrinks by 1.6 percent in Q2

    Tokyo: Japan’s gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 1.6 percent in the second quarter of 2015, contracting for the first time in three quarters, government data said on Monday. The data said real GDP of Japan in the three month period from April to June was down 0.4 percent from the previous quarter, Xinhua cited reports by the cabinet office.

  • Narendra Modi

    Congress slams PM for targeting previous govts on foreign soil

    New Delhi: Congress today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his barb on foreign soil that he inherited “lethargy” from previous governments, saying he should have desisted from raking up domestic politics abroad. “Prime Minister should have maintained dignity of the high office he holds. There is no problem if he targets previous governments when he is in the country. But he should have refrained from doing so on foreign soil”,

  • Srinagar unrest

    Explosives found in market in Ganderbal

    Srinagar: A tragedy was averted by timely detection of explosives in a market in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. Police detected the explosive substance kept in a tin at a market in Safapora area of the district last night, a police spokesman said. He said the explosives were destroyed by bomb disposal squad in an open ground near police station Safapora. Ganderbal is about 20 kms from here.

  • manoharlal khattar

    Haryana CM woos US investors, assures full govt support

    New Jersey: Showcasing Haryana as an attractive investment destination, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has invited US companies to invest in the state in sectors like IT, auto and defence production while assuring them full government support for the ease of doing business.

  • Ex-army men orop

    OROP: Two army veterans on fast-unto-death

    New Delhi: Disappointed over the government not announcing implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme, two ex-servicemen who have been part of a two-month-long protest against the delay began a fast-unto-death here Monday.

  • 16 injured in clash in UP

    Muzaffarnagar: Sixteen persons, including six women, were injured in a clash between after a person passed a comment at a woman from another group at Bhuchcha Kheri village, police said. The incident occurred yesterday when a person allegedly passed a comment against a woman under Kairana police station here, flaring an old rivalry between the two groups, they said. The groups led by Dali and Azad, belonging to the same community, clashed over

  • Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

    Egypt’s Sisi approves controversial anti-terrorism law

    Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved a controversial new anti-terrorism law that sets up special courts, offers protection to security forces from legal consequences and proposes fine on reporters for contradicting the authorities on terror attacks. President Sisi last evening signed into law an anti-terrorism legislation, details of which were published in the official gazette.

  • zyan malik

    Zayn Malik aims at ex Perrie Edwards on Twitter

    London: Zayn Malik might have not contacted Perrie Edwards since he dumped her by a text message but that has not stopped the singer from taking aim at his former fiancee on Twitter.

  • Ceasefire

    Pak troops shell LoC hamlets with 120 mm mortar bombs

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice overnight by pounding civilian hamlets and Indian forward posts with 120 mm and 82 mm mortar bombs along the LoC in Poonch district, drawing retaliation from the Army.

  • Voting taking place in over 12 K polling centres in Sri Lanka

    Colombo: Voting in Sri Lanka is reportedly taking place at 12,314 polling centers under the supervision of district returning officers. Over 6100 candidates from a record 35 political parties and 200 independent groups are vying for 196 parliamentary seats in Monday’s general elections.

  • Narendra Modi

    Several opportunities for development in India: Modi

    Abu Dhabi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said here that there are are several opportunities of development in India. Modi, who is on a two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates, said: “I feel India is a land of many opportunities. 125 crore people of India are not a market but they are a source of great strength.”

  • Sri Lanka poll results by midnight 

    Colombo: The results of Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections, which started on Monday morning, are expected to be announced by midnight, the authorities said. Polling will conclude at 4.00 p.m., following which the ballot boxes will be taken to the counting centres, the Daily Mirror reported. The counting will begin with the postal votes.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM offers $1-trn investment opportunity to UAE

    Masdar (UAE): Inviting investors from UAE, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India has an immediate investment opportunity of USD 1 trillion and the government will take urgent steps to address concerns of the businessmen from this country and erase “deficit of 34 years”.