Free Press Journal
  • Amit Shah

    Sarma thanks Amit Shah for giving ‘privilege’ to join BJP

    Guwahati: Dissident Congress leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, who has decided to join BJP barely a month after it accused him of being a ‘key suspect’ in the alleged 2010 water supply scam in Assam, today thanked its President Amit Shah for giving him the “privilege” to join the party.

  • Kumar Sangakkara

    Never hits you until the end: Kumar Sangakkara

    Colombo: Showered with mementos and good wishes in an elaborate farewell ceremony after the second Test match against India, an emotional Kumar Sangakkara today said when one retires from international cricket it does not strike him till the last moment.

  • Andre Moritz

    I would change my hat-trick for title: Andre Moritz

    Mumbai: Brazilian Andre Moritz today sounded pleased with the superb hat-trick he notched up in his second Indian Super League football game last year, but said he would gladly exchange it for a title win in Mumbai City FC’s colours.

  • LOC firing

    Pakistan again pounds border areas of J&K

    Jammu: After a lull of few days, Pakistani troops again pounded civilian areas as also the military positions in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir but no casualty was reported in the latest incident of ceasefire violation. Pakistani troops targeted the forward areas using 60 mm mortar bombs and automatic weapons in Balakote area for about 20 minutes last evening, a defence spokesman said today.

  • Mohamed Nasheed

    Ex-President Mohamed Nasheed sent back to jail

    Male: Mohamed Nasheed has been forcibly taken back to jail by police, a month after the former Maldivian president’s 13-year prison term was commuted to house arrest, his party claimed today, describing the move as “arbitrary and illegal”.

  • People must partake in shaping up politically stable J&K: PDP

    Srinagar: Ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti today asked people to become active stakeholders in shaping up a politically stable Jammu and Kashmir. “Peace and political stability are imperative for economic prosperity and not only the government, but people also have a critical role to play and a great responsibility to discharge to pull the state out of the morass and shape up a politically stable and economically vibrant Jammu and

  • Egypt, Blast

    2 policemen killed, 24 injured in Egypt bombing

    Cairo: Two Egyptian policemen were killed and 24 injured today when a bomb struck their vehicle north of Cairo, the latest in a series of attacks against the country’s security forces being targeted by Islamic State terror group.

  • Chopper services in Kedarnath: NGT notice to Centre, U’khand

    New Delhi: Concern over the “looming threat” to flora and fauna in the eco-sensitive Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary from helicopter operations to fly pilgrims to the religious shrine there was expressed by an environmental group today, leading the green tribunal to seek responses from the Enviroment Ministry and Uttarakhand government.

  • CBI registers 5 more cases in Saradha scam

    New Delhi: CBI has registered five more cases in connection with the chit fund scam in Assam arising out of alleged financial bunglings by West Bengal-based Saradha group of companies. The cases have been registered under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy, cheating and criminal misappropriation against five companies operating in the northeastern state for allegedly duping gullible investors of their hard earned money, agency sources said.

  • No meeting by Mithi river authority in last 5 years: RTI

    Mumbai: Mithi River Authority, which was set up after the July 26, 2005 deluge in Mumbai, under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, has not held a single meeting in the last five years, response to an RTI query has revealed. RTI activist Anil Galgali today said that he had sought information from the authority, which was set up to restore the Mithi river that was the reason behind the 2005

  • Suicide attack, Iraqi Security

    Suicide attacks against Iraqi security outpost kill 8

    Baghdad: Police and military officials say a series of suicide car bombings by the Islamic State group targeting a military outpost in Anbar province have killed eight soldiers and injured six. They say the Monday morning attack west of Anbar’s provincial capital Ramadi involved three vehicles, including two fuel trucks. The outpost was home to a joint contingent of army soldiers, policemen and allied Sunni militiamen. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized

  • onion

    Onion prices to rise further by 10% on tight supplies

    Mumbai: Onion prices, which are already ruling at around Rs 80 per kg in most parts of the country, are likely to increase further by 10 per cent on tight supplies due to unseasonal rains affecting the crops. “The situation is going to be more critical in future and we expect the price will go up by another 10 per cent in the coming days because the current crop, which is expected to

  • Accident in Anantapur

    Cong MLA among five persons killed as truck rams into train

    Anantapur (AP): A Congress MLA from Karnataka was among five persons killed when a speeding granite-laden truck rammed into Bangalore-Nanded Express train after breaking the closed gate at a level crossing in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh in the wee hours today. The truck broke the closed boom gate at Madakasira after “overlooking all safety warnings” and hit the H-1 coach of the Nanded-bound train at around 2.20 AM. Four coaches — H1,

  • MIG crash

    MiG-21 fighter crashes in Kashmir, pilot bales out

    Srinagar: A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district on Monday, with the pilot managing to eject safely.

  • M’rashtra assures action on supply of sub-standard snacks to schools

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court it will take action against officials concerned if there has been any lapse in stopping supply of sub-standard snacks to schools in tribal areas. On August 13, government, in an affidavit, accepted the ‘chikkis’ (a type of sweet snack) supplied to schools in tribal areas in four districts under a Rs 206-crore procurement scheme by the Ministry for Women and Child Development Ministry was

  • Indian Oil Corporation_IOC

    IOC stake sale full subscribed; govt bags Rs 9,300 crore

    New Delhi: The government’s 10 per cent stake sale in Indian Oil Corp today was over-subscribed despite high market turmoil even as retail investors shunned the biggest disinvestment of this fiscal by picking up less than one-fifth of the quota. The stake sale received bids for over 28.74 crore shares, representing 1.18 times the 24.28 crore shares on offer as on 1525 hours, as per NSE data.

  • Maha govt to hold cabinet meet in Marathwada

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will conduct its cabinet meeting in Marathwada next month to discuss a long-term solution for the drought situation. “We will conduct the state cabinet meeting in Marathwada in September and together we will discuss about a long-term solution for drought situation,” Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.