Free Press Journal
  • efence Minister Manohar Parrikar

    OROP involves additional spending of 2.2 pc, won’t be burden: Manohar Parrikar

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ scheme will not be a “heavy” burden as it involves an additional spending of just 2.2 per cent out of his ministry’s budget. Parrikar said he would be able to collect the amount by reducing wastage, lowering cost, and eliminating middlemen in defence deals.

  • money India rupee

    EC crackdowns on illegal fund movement in poll-bound Bihar

    Patna: The Election Commission’s crackdown on illegal cash movement and funds to influence Assembly polls in Bihar today led to a seizure of 2,714 litres of illicit liquor, Rs 9.16 lakh cash and 13 firearms across the state. Nine illegal arms manufacturing units were also busted in a raids conducted throughout the day by the watchdog, an EC official said.

  • Mumbai Train blast

    2006 Mumbai train bombings: lone acquitted man comes out of jail

    Mumbai: Abdul Wahid Shaikh, the only accused to be acquitted in the July 11, 2006 train bombings case, was today freed here from high-security Arthur Road jail where he had been lodged for nine years since his arrest. “Accused no. 8 (Abdul Wahid) is found not guilty of having committed any offences with which he is charged”, special MCOCA court judge Yatin D Shinde had observed while acquitted him yesterday.

  • Rape

    Human Rights Commission orders probe into minor’s rape in Rajasthan

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Human Rights Commission today ordered a probe into the alleged gangrape of a five-year-old girl who is in a crticial condition at a hospital in Sikar. Taking cognisance of the case, Chairperson of the Commission H R Kudi ordered an enquiry into the incident and he, along with Inspector General Sunil Dutt, today visited the hospital where the girl is admitted and met her family members.

  • Louis Van Gaal

    I am not a dictator, says Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal

    Manchester: Manchester United Football Club head coach Louis van Gaal insisted he is not a dictator and revealed that he has changed his methods to adapt to the needs of his squad. Media reported that senior players, including Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick, appealed to van Gaal to change some of his methods around the training ground, but the United coach suggested that he has regular communication with players.

  • Economy

    Three Rs – rains, rupee, reforms – sustain equities rally

    Mumbai: A global relief rally fuelled by hopes of a Chinese government’s stimulus, coupled with hopes of a better monsoon performance, a strengthening rupee and push for domestic reforms buoyed Indian equity markets to gain around two percent during the week just-concluded. The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) gained by 408.31 points or 1.62 percent in the weekly trade ended September 11.

  • sanaa yemen saudi led bombing

    Saudi Arabia-led coalition pounds Yemen rebels ahead of talks

    Sanaa: Saudi-led coalition warplanes heavily bombarded rebel positions across the Yemeni capital today, ahead of expected UN-mediated peace talks, witnesses said. They targeted arms depots and military camps in the rebel-held capital’s northern districts. They also struck the rebel-held presidential residence in Sanaa’s southeast and nearby arms depots, witnesses said, adding that warplanes were still overflying the city. There were no immediate details on any casualties.

  • Cylinder blast in Jhabua Madhya Pradesh

    89 dead, over 100 injured in explosion in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh

    Jhabua (MP): At least 89 people were killed and nearly 100 injured today after a massive blast caused by mining explosives stored in a building ripped through a crowded area in Petlwad town here. The blast occurred at 8.30 AM, completely destroying at least two buildings– one in which explosive material for digging wells was stored and an adjacent restaurant, and damaging several houses, officials said.

  • Tom Cruise

    Two dead in plane crash on Tom Cruise’s film set

    Medellin (Colombia): A plane crash during the shoot of actor Tom Cruise’s upcoming film “Mena” left two people dead and one person seriously injured here, according to the country’s aviation authority and production banner Universal Pictures.
    The accident took place on Friday, reported CNN. The crew members had just wrapped up work on the new film “Mena”, Universal Pictures said in a statement.

  • Not been offered any ‘Jazbaa’ song: Surveen Chawla

    Mumbai: Actress Surveen Chawla, who has grooved to a special track in “Welcome Back”, has denied reports that she will be seen in yet another dance number in “Jazbaa”. “I have not been offered any ‘Jazbaa’ song! I wish I was. I don’t know where this is coming from, though I would be more than happy to work with (director) Sanjay Gupta if given an opportunity,” Surveen said in a statement. “I

  • Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori

    Kei Nishikori, Roger Ferrer to take part in 2016 Mexico Open

    Acapulco (Mexico): World No.4 tennis player Kei Nishikori, No.7 David Ferrer, NO.9 Marin Cilic and No.10 Milos Raonic will take part in the 2016 Mexico Open to be held here from February 22 to 27, 2016. Tournament director Raul Zurutuza on Friday said: “This is a good beginning. They are all good players. People are demanding Raonic very much and we will also have Nishikori, Cilic and Dimitrov, who are having a

  • Wrestler Bajrang

    Wrestler Bajrang loses bronze medal match at Worlds

    Las Vegas: Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia suffered a heartbreak in the men’s freestyle 61 kg bronze medal match against Vasyl Shuptar of Ukraine, losing on a judges’ verdict after the scores were tied at 6-6 at the World Championships here.

  • Indo-Canadian Lilly Singh rocks YouTube FanFest Australia

    Sydney: Popular Indo-Canadian online personality Lilly Singh, also known by her YouTube username IISuperwomanII, entertained her fans at YouTube FanFest Australia by performing on her songs “LEH” and “IVIVI” to a full house at Qantas Credit Union Arena here. “I get the honour of opening the show,” the 26-year-old YouTube sensation was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail Australia ahead of the event, held on Friday.

  • Anna Hazare

    Anna Hazare suspends October 2 hunger strike in New Delhi

    Mumbai: Social activist Anna Hazare today said he has decided to suspend his agitation scheduled on October 2 in New Delhi as the Central government allowed the Land Ordinance to lapse and implemented the One Rank One Pension (OROP) for ex servicemen. “I had decided to launch a hunger strike at Ram Lila Maidan in New Delhi on October 2, on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri to press for the demands pertaining to Land Acquisition Bill

  • bombay high court

    HC junks plea saying appeals of bigwigs were heard on priority

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has summarily dismissed a petition filed by a convict contending that appeals of celebrities are heard out of turn while those  filed by prisoners like him were pending since many years. The petition filed by wife of convict Bhagwan Gangurde had urged that her husband’s appeal in a murder case was kept pending while that of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case was being heard on an out-of-turn basis.

  • JK Group to buy Kesoram’s Haridwar tyre unit for Rs 2,200 cr

    New Delhi: JK Group will acquire BK Birla flagship firm Kesoram Industries’ tyre manufacturing plant at Haridwar for up to Rs 2,200 crore. JK Tyre and JK Asia Pacific Singapore Pte Ltd, a wholly- owned subsidiary of the company, have signed a binding term sheet with Kesoram Industries Ltd (KIL) to acquire 100 per cent equity in Cavendish Industries Ltd (CIL), JK Tyre said in a statement.

  • pulses

    Odisha to import 2,500 tonnes of pulses to stabilise market

    Bhubaneswar: With the prices of pulses soaring high, Odisha government today said it has placed orders to import 2,500 tonnes of the commodity to stabilize  the market. “Orders have been placed with the Nafed to import 2,500 tonnes of pulses. The assignment will reach here soon and we hope the situation will normalize soon,” Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma said.

  • Yuki Bhambri reaches final of Shanghai Challenger

    Shanghai: Yuki Bhambri is in line to win his second Challenger level singles title of the season as he advanced to the summit clash after his opponent withdrew due to a lower back problem, here today. Fourth seed Yuki was leading 6-3 3-0 in the semifinal when Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev decided to withdraw from the contest. It will be the fourth final of the season for Yuki, who won the Karshi Challenger and ended runner-up in Delhi