Free Press Journal
  • OROP rally

    Ex-servicemen to hold ‘Gaurav Rally’ today

    New Delhi : Ex-servicemen protesting for the implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme will organise a ‘Gaurav Rally’ on Saturday to decide their future course of action. Preparations for the rally are underway at Jantar Mantar. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had earlier announced that the government has decided to implement the much awaited OROP scheme and its benefit would be given to all ex-servicemen, excluding voluntary retirees, from July 1, 2014.

  • Union Budget 2016-17

    US federal budget deficit shrinks

    Washington: The US federal government budget deficit decreased in August, providing fresh confidence that the country is poised to meet its deficit cuts goal. The budget deficit stood at $64.4 billion in August, 50 percent less than the amount recorded a year ago Xinhua quoted the US Treasury Department as saying on Friday. In the first eleven months of the fiscal year 2015, which started last October and ends in September this

  • Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch and Rajouri again

    Srinagar : Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri districts late on Friday night. Defence sources said Pakistani troops started unprovoked mortar shelling and firing in Sabzian and Balakot sectors of Poonch district and in Hamirpur sector of adjoining Rajauri district. They said that the Indian Army effectively retaliated to the firing and intermittent exchange of fire lasted until midnight. However, there is no

  • Barack Obama

    US House votes against Iran nuclear deal

    Washington: The US House of Representatives voted against a resolution backing the nuclear agreement with Iran, in a symbolic vote started by congressional Republicans who object to the deal. The result of Friday’s vote, however, would not stop President Barack Obama from implementing the international agreement, reported Xinhua news agency. After hours of debate, the House voted 269 to 162 against the resolution.

  • Beef Ban

    Separtists call shutdown in Kashmir valley over beef ban

    Srinagar : A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir valley today over beef ban order by the state High Court. The shutdown call has been given by Geelani group of Hurriyat Conference and is supported by all separatist leaders. All shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and government offices are closed and public transport is off from the roads. In order to maintain peace and tranquillity, the authorities have deployed police and paramilitary jawans in

  • Nasik kumbh

    Devotees gather for second Shahi Snan at Nasik, Tryambakeshwar

    Nasik : Thousands of devotees have started gathering at Nasik and Tryambakeshwar for second Shahi Snan to be held on Sunday morning. Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure that the event passes off without any glitch. As a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission, the Maharashtra Government has decided to showcase this year’s kumbha as Swacch Kumbha. Volunteers from Nasik are working hard to achieve this Swacch Kumbh target. The

  • US drone strikes

    US drone strike kills at least 15 militants in Afghanistan

    Kabul: A U.S. drone strike has reportedly killed at least 15 militants of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in Afghanistan’s Gomal district on Wednesday. Intelligence officials confirmed Wednesday’s strike in an area bordering the South Waziristan region in Pakistan late on Friday. They confirmed that the 15 insurgents belonged to the Gandapur faction of the TTP led by Mullah Fazlullah, who claimed responsibility for the massacre of more than 130 pupils at the Army Public

  • Government keeping close watch on rupee movement : Nirmala Sitharaman

    New Delhi : Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the Centre is keeping a close watch on the rupee movement and its impact on the country’s trade. Talking to reporters in New Delhi on Friday, Sitharaman said global demand is not rising and this is impacting the country’s exports. She added that along with incentives to exporters, global demand would have to pick up in order to boost the country’s exports. Replying

  • Nuclear deal

    US House votes against Iran nuclear deal

    Washington: The US House of Representatives voted against a resolution backing the nuclear agreement with Iran, in a symbolic vote started by congressional Republicans who object to the deal. The result of Friday’s vote, however, would not stop President Barack Obama from implementing the international agreement, reported Xinhua news agency. After hours of debate, the House voted 269 to 162 against the resolution.

  • Roger Federer, Stanilas Wawrinka

    Roger Federer subdues Stanilas Wawrinka to set up US Open showdown with Djokovic

    London : World number two Roger Federer swept aside compatriot Stan Wawrinka in three sets to set up a mouth-watering US Open summit clash against top seed Novak Djokovic at Flushing Meadows. The Swiss maestro smashed 10 aces and 29 winners as he subdued Wawrinka 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 in a one-sided semi-final contest that lasted one hour and 32 minutes, the Guardian reported. Federer has not played in a final here since 2009 and

  • Rescue operation in full swing in Karnataka, says Railway PRO

    Bhopal: Railway PRO Anil Saxena on Saturday said that rescue operation is in full swing and best possible relief will be provided to the victims of the train derailment that occurred this morning in Karnataka.

  • Mumbai welcomes verdict in unison

    2006 TRAIN BLASTS: Mumbai’s former police chief applauds investigation; Political parties set aside differences to hail conviction; citizens rue delay in justice but hope for death penalty for the guilty (more…)

  • Mumbai trains’ recovery on fateful day fastest in Indian history: Ex Rly manager

    Mumbai : Nine years after seven blasts in first-class compartments ripped apart the lifeline of Mumbai, Vivek Sahai — the then Additional General Manager of Western Railway —­ reminisces on the restoration process calling it the fastest in the history of Indian Railway (IR).

  • ‘Sentencing the guilty shouldn’t take nine more years’

    Mumbai : The Mumbai train blasts case needs to be fast-tracked, demanded Jaiprakash Pashuram Sawant, father of Parag Sawant who was declared dead on 7 July 2015 after being in coma for nine  long years due to the injuries he sustained in the train blasts in 2006.

  • School principal held for sodomising student

    Mumbai : An FIR was registered against the principal of a school in Andheri (East) for allegedly sodomising a six-year-old boy of the school. The police have arrested the accused and he has been sent to police custody till September 15.

  • Shiv Sena workers at a protest during the week against the four-day meat ban in the city. PTI

    Meat ban widens Sena-BJP divide

    Mumbai : The raging controversy around the four-day ban on sale of meat has intensified the rift between coalition partners BJP and Shiv Sena. In what came as a blow to BJP which supported the four-day long ban, Shiv Sena introduced a memorandum in the BMC’s general body to reduce the number of days from four to two, which the body passed unanimously.