Free Press Journal
  • CBI conducts searches at 58 locations in Chit Fund scam

    New Delhi: CBI today carried out searches at 58 locations across the country in connection with multi-crore chit fund scam of West Bengal. The searches were conducted at 29 places in West Bengal, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, 11 in Delhi, three in Assam, two in Maharashtra and one in Jharkhand, agency sources said here today.

  • Lalu-Prasad-Yadav

    Lalu, Sharad meet Mulayam to save Bihar alliance, SP keeps mum

    New Delhi: Taken aback by the surprise exit of Samajwadi Party from Bihar’s anti-BJP coalition, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad today met Mulayam Singh Yadav to salvage the alliance but failed to get any assurance from the SP supremo. JD(U) and RJD scrambled to rescue the ‘grand alliance’ after Samajwadi Party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav’s sudden announcement in Lucknow yesterday that his party was walking out of it

  • Explosion in cracker factory

    Explosion in Odisha; 2 killed

    Berhampur (Odisha): At least two persons were killed in a blast at a house packed with explosive substances at Nalabanta area under Aska police station in Ganjam district today, the police said. While Ashok Pradhan (45) died on the way to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, Pintu Khatua (30) succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. They both belonging to Nalabanta area, famous for manufacture of fireworks.

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi’s term likely to be extended by a year at CWC

    New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee is likely to extend party president Sonia Gandhi’s term by another year when it meets here on September 8. The current term of Sonia, who has been at the helm for 18 years, is expiring in December, sources in the party said. Party sources said Rahul Gandhi, who was elevated as vice president in January 2013, was not yet ready to take charge. There was also the

  • Indian Super league_ISL

    I-League-ISL merger: AIFF decides to form working group

    Mumbai: Faced with the prospect of closure of two I-League teams, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) today held a meeting with all club officials, chief promoters of Indian Super League and decided to form a working group as a precursor to merge the two championships. “We are working towards one entity in future — the I-League clubs and the ISL. A working group will be formed, about nine members, to work out

  • Dinesh_Karthik

    Karthik hits 142 in India Cements win in Moin-ud-Dowla Cup

    Hyderabad: India discard Dinesh Karthik started his pre-season with a bang as he hit 142 in the second innings with India Cements beating ONGC by 146 runs in the Moin ud Dowla Gold Cup tournament, here today. Moin-Ud-Dowla Gold Cup, a traditional pre-season tournament, is being played on three day format with both teams needing to play two innings.

  • Rahul Dravid

    Dravid prefers Rahane to bat at no. 5 in Tests

    Mumbai: Joining the debate over Ajinkya Rahane’s batting order in Tests, former India captain Rahul Dravid said today he prefers his one-time Rajasthan Royals teammate to bat at no. 5 and not one-down, a position he was sent in the last two Tests in Sri Lanka recently. “He’s good at no. 5, or even 4, because of his ability to play with the tail-enders, the range of shots he possesses and for the

  • Blasters begin ISL preparations at Thiruvananthapuram

    Thiruvananthapuram: Indian Super League (ISL) team Kerala Blasters has begun its pre-tournament training for the second edition of the football competition here, the franchise said.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Edelweiss Group signs up Saina Nehwal as Brand Ambassador

    Bangalore: World No. 1 shuttler Saina Nehwal has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Edelweiss Financial Services in a multi-crore deal initiated by IOS Sports & Entertainment. This is a first such brand association for Edelweiss and as part of the multi-year deal, Saina will feature in communication that will be part of a 360 degree multimedia national campaign. Additionally, as Sponsor, the Edelweiss brand logo will appear on Saina’s jersey

  • Bangkok Blast

    Key suspect in Thai bombing still at large

    Bangkok: Thai police today said neither of the two men arrested over the country’s deadliest bombing at a Brahma temple here nearly three weeks ago were the main suspects in the case, indicating that the bomber is still on the run. Police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri said the test showed that the DNA of the man arrested at Sa Kaew province did not match one which was extracted from the taxi the bomber took

  • Ex-Pak FM intrigued by welcome to Musharraf despite Kargil

    Lahore: Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri has said he has always been “intrigued” by the fact that then President Pervez Musharraf received a warm reception in India on his 2001 visit despite being regarded as the architect of the Kargil conflict. Kasuri, in his new book ‘Neither A Hawk Nor A Dove’, extensively refers to Musharraf’s two visits to Delhi — once for the Agra Summit and the second time in 2005.

  • Rane slams Fadnavis’s Marathwada tour; targets overseas trips

    Mumbai: Congress leader Narayan Rane today alleged that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis did not do anything ‘substantial’ to provide succour to the drought-hit farmers of Marathwada during his tour this week. “Fadnavis just made hollow announcements during his hurriedly organised trip ahead of Japan visit which will be his sixth foreign trip in ten months,” the former Chief Minister said, speaking to reporters here.

  • Afghanistan hosts regional economic conference in Kabul

    Kabul: Afghan officials emphasised the opportunities for investment and economic growth in their country today on the second day of a regional economic conference in the capital, Kabul. The Regional Economic Cooperation Conference or RECCA, which opened yesterday, brings together officials from more than 30 nations and 40 international organisations.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Jaitley promises ease of doing biz, tax reforms

    Ankara: Promising a rational tax regime and easier business environment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today asked Turkish industry leaders to invest in India including in smart cities, textiles, food processing and renewable business sectors.

  • July air passenger traffic up by 28.1 pc; India at peak among major markets

    New Delhi: Air passenger traffic in India surged by a whopping 28.1 per cent in July, the highest among eight major international markets including China, Russia, Brazil and the US, owing to addition of new services and improvement in domestic economy, an IATA report said today.

  • Rupee closes 22 paise lower against USD

    Mumbai: Continuing to fall for the second consecutive day, the rupee declined by 22 paise to settle at 66.46 against the US dollar on persistent demand for the American currency from banks and importers amidst foreign capital outflows. Besides, a sharp fall in equity markets affected the rupee value against the dollar.

  • Essar Oil to more than triple petrol pump count to 5,000

    New Delhi: Essar Oil, India’s second largest private oil firm, plans to more than triple its petrol pumps to 5,000 by the end of next year, Chairman Prashant Ruia said. Essar currently has 1,550 petrol pumps, the highest owned by any private company, and another 1,600 are in various stages of implementation.

  • Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson shares new single ‘Unbreakable’

    Los Angeles: Singer Janet Jackson has unveiled a new single “Unbreakable” from her upcoming album. “Unbreakable” is the the second single from the album of the same name, which would be the 49-year-old singer’s first album in seven years, reported Entertainment Weekly.