Free Press Journal
  • Manmohan Singh, Coal Scam

    Manmohan in coal case: Court rejects CBI closure report

    New Delhi: A special court established last year to specifically try the cases relating to the allocation of coal blocks has rejected closure reports filed by the CBI in six of cases, including one against former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

  • Pramila Nesargi

    Pramila Nesargi condemns Mangalore moral policing incident

    Bengaluru: Social activist Pramila Nesargi on Tuesday condemned the Mangalore moral policing incident where a youth from the minority community was beaten up for allegedly accompanying a Hindu girl, saying that every citizen has a fundamental right to move around with anyone irrespective of religion, region or sex. “That is too bad. Every citizen of this country has got a fundamental right to move in the society anywhere from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and

  • Vladimir Putin

    Heads of state to attend China’s V-Day celebrations

    Beijing: Thirty heads of state, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korea President Park Geun-hye, will attend China’s Victory Day celebrations on September 3, an official said on Tuesday. China will hold a grand military parade on the day to mark the 70th anniversary of their victory against Japanese aggression, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • F-22 Raptor fighter jets

    US to deploy F-22 Raptor fighter jets in Europe

    Washington: The United States soon will deploy F-22 Raptors in Europe, sending the stealth fighter jets to reassure NATO partners concerned about Russia’s actions in Ukraine, a Pentagon official has said. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James did not offer specifics about where or when the single-seat jets would be deployed, citing operational security reasons. James also would not say how many of the planes would be deployed. The deployment comes at the request of commanders

  • Both Koreas to lift military alert from Tuesday

    Seoul: South Korea and North Korea will later Tuesday lift the orders placing their militaries on the highest alert from, the defence ministry here said.

  • Parineeti Chopra

    Parineeti Chopra being considered for ‘Premam’ Telugu remake

    Chennai: Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra is in talks to star in the Telugu remake of Malayalam blockbuster “Premam”. “We are in talks with Parineeti. Since she has a project with Farah Khan, she’s finding it difficult to allocate dates. Nothing is yet to be confirmed,” film’s director Chandoo Mondeti told IANS.  Chandoo also said they’re in talks with actress Disha Patani to play one of the leads in the yet-untitled remake, which will

  • Cambodia seizes 1.5 tonnes of marijuana worth USD 7 mn

    Phnom Penh: Cambodian police today showed off a seizure of nearly 1.5 tonnes of marijuana worth more than USD 7 million packed into coffee bags, part of an ongoing drug crackdown in the country.

  • Ben Higgins

    Ben Higgins named as ABC`s next `bachelor`

    Washington D.C: Its official! Ben Higgins popularly known as actual angel has been named as the next Bachelor for the 20th season of the ABC series. According to sources, the announcement was made by Chris HarrisonBen himself during the latest episode of ‘Bachelor Paradise’, reports E! Online. Taking about his new gig, the 26-year-old software salesman said that it is incredible and he thinks that people like him do not get opportunities like this. He

  • Chinese Stock

    Chinese shares sink below 3,000 points

    Beijing: Chinese stocks fell on Tuesday, following the 8.49-percent loss on Monday. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 7 percent to below the 3,000-points mark in afternoon trading, reported Xinhua.

  • Hafiz Saeed

    JuD, Haqqani network not banned in Pakistan

    Islamabad: Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Afghanistan-based dreaded Haqqani network are not banned in Pakistan, according to an official list of 60 proscribed outfits.

  • Moody

    Rating upgrade possible if reforms implemented: Moody’s

    New Delhi: Moody’s Investors Service today said it could upgrade India’s rating if the government’s reform agenda is implemented and key macroeconomic indicators like inflation remain under control over the next year.

  • Mallikarjun Kharge

    Congress asks Government to present amended copy of GST Bill

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Tuesday asked the BJP-led NDA Government to present an amended copy of the
    Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill before it calls a special session of the Parliament. Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, made the opposition’s stand very clear ahead of the government’s plan to call a special session. “If the NDA Government calls a special session, they should send a copy of the new bill

  • Rajnath Singh

    Centre to sort out Andhra, Telangana issue soon: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Centre is working towards sorting out issues between Andhra Pradesh and Telengana under the Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act. “Whatever issues are there between Andhra Pradesh and Telengana. We are working on sorting them out under the provisions in Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act soon. The earlier this matter is sorted out, the sooner Andhra and Telangana would be able to focus on their

  • Bembla irrigation project in Vidarbha a picture of neglect

    Nagpur: Lack of adequate irrigation facilities in Vidarbha is one of the key reasons for agrarian distress in the region where a large number of projects remain incomplete despite huge spendings for several decades.

  • Pakistan should review security doctrines and shed failed policies

    New Delhi: The breakdown of the much anticipated National Security Advisor (NSA) level talks between India and Pakistan on terror and regional security has come across as a big disappointment. The strategic community of both countries that well understands the need for stability in the subcontinent to open doors of prosperity for its teeming millions, rooted energetically for the talks.

  • BJP

    BBMP elections: BJP registeres victory in 15 seats

    Bengaluru : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is leading in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) elections, has registered victory in 15 seats so far. The Congress has won in seven seats followed by the Janata Dal (Secular) which has registered victory in six seats. A total of 1,121 candidates are in the fray for the 198 wards of the BBMP. Congress, BJP, JD(S), MIM, SP, BSP, CPI, CPI (M), along with good number

  • Amarnath Yatra

    91 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

    Jammu: A fresh batch of 91 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas, amid tight security. The batch comprising 40 men, four women and 47 sadhus left in two vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp here at 4:55 AM, a police official said. Amid tight security arrangements made by CRPF, the pilgrims would reach at the twin base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal by this evening, he said. Till

  • 4 awarded life term in 2 murder cases

    Hisar: Two persons were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for murdering a taxi driver last year and fleeing with his vehicle.

  • Explosives seized from militant hideout in Ramban

    Jammu: Security forces unearthed a huge cache of ammunition and explosives from a militant hideout in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. Acting on a specific inputs, a joint team of army and police launched a search operation at Thatharka village in Gool area of Ramban district yesterday and busted a militant hideout, a defence spokesman said here today. They seized two Under Barrel Grenade Launchers (UBGLs), one RPG round, six UBGL grenades, six Chinese hand